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glitch
23-05-2018, 08:44 AM
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)





With an approximately 1100km stretch in total, this segment is broken into 2 parts of around 550-600km each, suggested travel-time is about 2 days per part, with maybe some extra time spent around the New Plymouth, Mt. Taranaki and Stratford areas. There are good supplies and all services in New Plymouth.
All western routes will include the general New Plymouth area as a break-point, so a combination of faster and slower routes.... more gravel and backroads or more asphalt....can be chosen and linked.
:thumbs:

glitch
23-05-2018, 08:46 AM
OPTION A
Part 1: Clevedon -> New Plymouth/ Stratford



CLEVEDON -> HANUA RANGES (WATERLINE RD?) -> KLONDIKE RD. -> PORT WAIKATO -> NIKAU CAVES -> TE AKAU WHARF -> RAGLAN (FUEL+SUPPLIES)->WHAANGA RD -> KAWHIA (SUPPLIES, ACCOM) -> WAIKAWAU BEACH TUNNEL -> AWAKINO -> KIWI RD-> MOKI RD -> KAKA RD -> NEW PLYMOUTH OR STRATFORD FOR FUEL, SUPPLIES, ACCOM, DAY-LOOPS, ETC


MAP: https://goo.gl/6VH7Bd


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_23.jpg



PLENTY OF THIS :-)



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_396.JPG


MONUMENT RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_384.JPG


WORTHWHILE SIDE-TRIP: HANUA RANGES PARK/ UPPER MANGATAWHIRE LAKE , SEE MAP: https://goo.gl/eJaJMV




CROSSING HWY2

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Mock_NZ14_143.JPG



TUAKAU BRIDGE



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_400.JPG



KLONDIKE RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0012.JPG



DOWN THE COAST


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0025.JPG


TE AKAU WHARF


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_008.JPG



NEAR RAGLAN

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0035.JPG



BRIDAL VEIL FALLS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0044.JPG


KAWHIA


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0054.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0057.JPG



TRAFFIC JAM IN THE WAIKAWAU TUNNEL


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0063.JPG


INTO THE 'NAKI


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0075.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Goodie_NZ12_0027.JPG

glitch
23-05-2018, 08:46 AM
OPTION A


Part 2: New Plymouth/ Stratford -> Woodville


NEW PLYMOUTH OR STRATFORD -> MT. TARANAKI NATIONAL PARK -> TE POPO -> FORGOTTEN WORLD HWY -> WAITAANGA RD -> OHURA->HIKUMUTU ->WHANGANUI RIVER RD. -> MANGAHOE RD -> SADDLE RD -> WOODVILLE


MAP: https://goo.gl/i1owMc


http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_24.jpg



MT. TARANAKI MUCK!


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Bernard_0013.JPG




SINGIN' + SWINGIN'....FORGOTTEN WORLD HWY


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0009.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Crusty_0022.JPG



WAITAANGA RD.


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Goodie_NZ12_0029.JPG


MT RUAPEHU WHITECAP


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0027.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Bernard_0022.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0026.JPG



TOWARDS PIPIRIKI


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0122.JPG



WHANGANUI RIVER RD


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Crusty_0033.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0018.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0118.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0108.JPG


RUNING EAST...


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Bernard_0024.JPG

glitch
23-05-2018, 08:46 AM
OPTION B

"CLEVEDON-> STRATFORD THE QUICK WAY"....SORT OF :D


Using more sealed roads for some faster progress, it's still 450km for the first part, including ~100km of gravel and a bucketload of magic vistas.
Adding the second leg from Stratford to Woodville is another ~400km day, incl. some worthwhile extras, but nearly exclusively on sealed roads. This could possibly be a 2-day route in total... with the Crossover of the 2 listed routes at Stratford/ New Plymouth to allow for a MIX 'N MATCH of routing-chunks.



CLEVEDON -> MERCER -> BRIEN RD -> HWY22 -> WAITETUNA VLY -> SH39/ SH3 /SH4 -> OHURA RD. -> SH43 "FORGOTTEN WORLD" TO STRATFORD


MAP 1 of 2 : https://goo.gl/4XQRWn



http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_25.jpg


THERE'S A REASON FOR CROSSING THE SH1 MAIN HIGHWAY AT MERCER...



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_399.JPG



PONGANUI RD WHICH MORPHS INTO BRIEN RD, IS A LITTLE PEARLER...WAIKATO PURE



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_410.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_407.JPG



THE HIGHWAY22 IS THE SEALED EQUIVALENT OF THIS


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_412.JPG



HEADING SOUTH


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/14/NZ_Tiddlers/Tiddlers_NZ14_413.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0078.JPG


THAT'S HOW THEY DO IT "IN THE REPUBLIC" :-)


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0086.JPG





MAP 2 of 2 : https://goo.gl/xLhgtD



http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_26.jpg


NEAR TE ROTI


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/Bernard_0014.JPG



GOOD STUFF! TAWHITI MUSEUM... http://www.tawhitimuseum.co.nz/



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0095.JPG



LONELY BENDS....THE TAITOTARA VALLEY


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0101.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0017.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0102.JPG


-> WOODVILLE.

glitch
23-05-2018, 05:06 PM
EXTRAS + OTHER OPTIONS:


To shorten either option A or B (see above), here's an alternative for a more direct, central route down -the-middle of the North Island.
Use SH4 to tie your route-segments together:




RAETIHI -> KAKATAHI -> TURAKINA VALLEY RD -> HUNTERVILLE -> SADDLE RD. -> WOODVILLE

MAP : https://goo.gl/L1YAnS



http://www.glitch-oz.com/Pics/NZBCDR/NZBCDR_NI_27.jpg



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0133.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/TimC_0031.JPG


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/12/NZ_2/NZ_Nov12_0134.JPG