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glitch
10-02-2018, 03:25 PM
Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ North Island

Segment 1. CAPE REINGA / AHIPARA *** SPECIAL *** (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6430)
Segment 2. AHIPARA TO WAIPU (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6432) (3 options)
Segment 3. WAIPU TO CLEVEDON (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6435)
Segment 4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options +extras) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6502)
Segment 4B-EASTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extras) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6503)
Segment 5. WOODVILLE TO WELLINGTON (photos by April 2019)



Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ South Island...5334km

Segment 1. PICTON-TO-HANMER/CULVERDEN (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6424)
Segment 2. HANMER/ CULVERDEN TO FAIRLIE (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6425)
Segment 3. FAIRLIE TO NASEBY (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6426)
Segment 4. NASEBY TO CROMWELL (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6427)
Segment 5. CROMWELL TO MANAPOURI (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6428)
Segment 6. MANAPOURI TO THE CATLINS (SOUTH COAST) (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6429)




Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route...the WHAT, WHY, WHERE + HOW (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6392)



General NZ info and links (http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?p=72523#post72523)


AHIPARA -> WHANGAPE HARBOUR -> PAWARENGA -> RANGI POINT -> RAWENE -> MANGUNGU MISSION -> HOREKE -> WAIRERE BOULDERS/ KOUTU BOULDERS -> HOKIANGA HEADS -> WAIPOUA FORESTS -> ARANGA STATION -> TWIN BRIDGES -> WAIOTIRA -> MILLBROOK RD. -> WAIPU


MAP: https://goo.gl/kUYwid


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_02.jpg



AHIPARA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_178.JPG


-> WHANGAPE HARBOUR

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_162.JPG

-> PAWARENGA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_171.JPG



-> RANGI POINT -> RAWENE


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_161.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_150.JPG

glitch
17-02-2018, 06:37 PM
-> MANGUNGU MISSION


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_126.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_151.JPG


-> HOREKE TAVERN (http://horekehotel.nz/)


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_108.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_024.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_115.JPG


-> WAIRERE BOULDERS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_133.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_137.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_159.JPG

glitch
17-02-2018, 06:37 PM
-> KOUTU BOULDERS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_144.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_147.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_035.JPG


-> HOKIANGA HEADS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_137.JPG



-> WAIPOUA FORESTS -> ARANGA STATION


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_115.JPG

-> TWIN BRIDGES -> WAIOTIRA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_096.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_072.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_085.JPG

-> MILLBROOK RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_071.JPG



-> WAIPU


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_060.JPG

glitch
17-02-2018, 06:37 PM
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE : B


ESSENTIALS: Tide tables (http://www.tides4fishing.com/nz) (essential for beach riding)


AHIPARA -> DUNCAN RD. -> MANGATOETOE -> MANGAMUKA GORGE TWISTIES -> BROADWOOD -> RAWENE FERRY -> MATARAUA RD. -> DONNELLYS CROSSING -> KAIHU -> ARANGA BEACH -> RIPIRO BEACH

Map 1: https://goo.gl/TFpb2D

http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_08.jpg



AHIPARA -> DUNCAN RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_248.JPG


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-KXdKMjV/0/dc127303/X2/20171103_111543-X2.jpg


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_085.JPG


-> MANGATOETOE


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_219.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_222.JPG


-> MANGAMUKA GORGE TWISTIES -> BROADWOOD


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_039.JPG


-> RAWENE FERRY -> MATARAUA RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_103.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_101.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_100.JPG


-> DONNELLYS CROSSING


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_099.JPG


-> KAIHU (FUEL AND SUPPLIES ON HIGHWAY SH12)

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_097.JPG



-> ARANGA BEACH


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-VCt7hgp/0/a4866a47/X2/P1080696-X2.jpg









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glitch
17-02-2018, 06:37 PM
ESSENTIALS: Tide tables (http://www.tides4fishing.com/nz) (essential for beach riding)


-> ARANGA BEACH -> RIPIRO BEACH -> BAYLYS BEACH / GLINKS GULLY -> POUTU -> KELLYS BAY -> DARGAVILLE -> PUKEHUIA RD. -> GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RD. -> WAIOTIRA -> MILLBROOK -> WAIPU


Map 2: https://goo.gl/cBLJka



Red = Ripiro Beach
(approx 120km to Poutu Point, no fuel for approx 210km.....good exit at Baylys Beach for basic supplies and accom, fuel in Dargaville approx 13km from Baylys Beach)


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_10.jpg



-> ARANGA BEACH

The beach access track can be a bastard on a big and/ or loaded bike.
Definitely easier down than up. The sand is deep and lose with mixed-in rocks up to head-size and remnants of a former concrete/ asphalt ramp.
Add a steep 120degree bend to the mix, some deep sand berms on the bottom with a narrow strip of rocks and a trickle of a tiny spring making the rocks slippery.... and a few helping hands might be gladly appreciated to nurse the bikes down.
*** DEFINITELY walk the stretch first ***


<<<<<< Alternative to Aranga Beach access >>>>>> : Follow the SH12 Highway from the Kaihu Fuel station south towards Dargaville for ~4km and turn off to Omamari. Babylon Coast Rd/ Basin Rd. and Baylys Basin Rd. will lead into Baylys Beach for an easy access onto Ripiro Beach and on to Poutu. ONCE MORE: HEED THE TIDES!!! Map: https://goo.gl/e6GsCM




http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_09.jpg



https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-88TCMtd/0/2047bf37/X2/20171031_134759-X2.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-XF6qxrz/0/3ec3c0f3/X2/20171031_134805-X2.jpg



-> RIPIRO BEACH http://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/glubsch.gifhttp://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/glubsch.gif


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_106.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_103.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_101.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_099.JPG


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-KG3VhKJ/0/e508df7b/X2/20171031_113135-X2.jpg


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_088.JPG


-> POUTU


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_090.JPG

-> KELLYS BAY


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_084.JPG


-> DARGAVILLE -> PUKEHUIA RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_094.JPG


-> GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_087.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_085.JPG




-> WAIOTIRA



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_082.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_080.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_070a.JPG




-> MILLBROOK


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_074.JPG


-> WAIPU
Some things never change...the way I earned the funds for my first 2wheeler, too.



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_065.JPG

glitch
23-02-2018, 08:58 AM
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE : C


AHIPARA -> SH10 -> PEKERAU RD. -> PERIA -> FERN FLAT RD. -> MANGAMUKA -> OMAHUTA FOREST/ KAURI PA -> WHANGAROA -> ST. PAULS ROCK -> WAINUI LOOP -> MATAURI BAY
KAWAKAWA -> RAWHITI -> MIMIWHANGATA BAY -> OPUAWHANGA -> ABBEY CAVES/ LOOKOUT WHANGAREI -> MANGAPAI CAVES -> ORMISTON RD. -> WAIPU



MAP 1: https://goo.gl/gtixnZ


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_11.jpg


AHIPARA -> SH10 -> PEKERAU RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_246.JPG


-> PERIA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_255.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_257.JPG

-> FERN FLAT RD.

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_253.JPG

-> MANGAMUKA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_250.JPG


-> OMAHUTA FOREST/ JACKSONS RD./KAURI PA Rd. / PUPUKE MANGAPA RD./


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_249.JPG


-> WHANGAROA

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_280.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_275.JPG




-> ST. PAULS ROCK


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_259.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_262.JPG


-> WAINUI LOOP


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_269.JPG


-> MATAURI BAY


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-gXdHjgG/0/ce7b6790/X2/20171104_110457-X2.jpg


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_246.JPG



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glitch
24-02-2018, 02:10 PM
MAP 2: https://goo.gl/qYa8VT


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_12.jpg



OROMAHOE/ MCINTYRE RD. -> KAWAKAWA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_271.JPG


-> RAWHITI / BAY OF ISLANDS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_273.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_279.JPG


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-kKvHTwN/0/37dd5e65/X2/20171106_065614-X2.jpg


-> MIMIWHANGATA BAY


https://photos.smugmug.com/NZ-NOV-2017/i-XfcZXgM/0/0306e2de/X2/20171106_075009-X2.jpg


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_283.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_102.JPG


-> OPUAWHANGA -> ABBEY CAVES/ LOOKOUT WHANGAREI


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_296.JPG


-> MANGAPAI CAVES -> ORMISTON RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/17/NZ_Northland/Northland_287.JPG

-> WAIPU


http://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_beerchug_.gif