Saddle Spur panorama, St James Cycle Trail.
Saddle Spur panorama

Check out the spectacular scenery of the St James Cycle Trail via 360-degree panorama photos at different points along the track. 

The 64-km cycle trail offers challenging mixed-grade riding through the St James Conservation Area, near Hanmer Springs. You need to be fit and experienced to bike the whole trail but sections as far as Lake Guyon are suitable for families. 

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The New Zealand Cycle Trail

New Zealand Cycle Trail Nga Haerenga logo.
Check out other national cycle trails

The St James Cycle Trail is one of 18 'great rides' of the New Zealand Cycle Trail/Nga Haerenga - a national network of cycle trails.

It was the first trail to be completed and was opened in November 2010. Since then two other great rides have been opened and 12 others have sections able to be ridden.

Learn more about the NZ Cycle Trail/Nga Haerenga on the NZ Cycle Trail website

Panoramic 360-degree photography

Murray Quartly sets up the panorama shot on the St James Cycle Trail.
Setting up the panorama shot
The St James Cycle Trail panoramas were taken and processed by father and son team Murray and Liam Quartly from Focus360.

They used a Nikon 16 mega pixel digital SLR camera mounted on a panoramic rotating head and tripod. Using a wide-angle lens, they took a number of images and then stitched them together using specialist software to create the 360-degree panorama.

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