Chances are that you'll get to a small town just after closing time at some stage in your ride. If you are in tour mode (riding well within your limits) you might have the energy necessary to push on to the next town. But if you plan to ride into the small hours, you'll want to have a sleeping bag and spare rations tucked away.
Please let us know if there are services en route that are missing from the list.
If you want the contact details for these businesses a google search, or call to the local info centre or 018 directory should do the trick.
Note that most towns also have a service station.
I'm not sure how cutting and pasting an Excel file is going to work - it looks great before I press post (which makes me very nervous). If it's crap, email me and I'll send you the file.
|Stoke||all, ex hospital|
|Richmond||all, ex hospital|
|233||St Arnaud||food, accom|
|297||Murchison||food, accom, hospital|
|373||Springs Junction||cafe, accom|
|588||Arthurs Pass||food, accom|
|Flock Hill station||food, accom|
|859||Hanmer Springs||all, ex hospital|