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Old 21-04-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Trans_NZ_North Island...5. Woodville to Wellington (3 options plus extras)

Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ North Island....9236km

Segment 1. CAPE REINGA / AHIPARA *** SPECIAL ***
Segment 2. AHIPARA TO WAIPU (3 options)
Segment 3. WAIPU TO CLEVEDON
Segment 4A-WESTERN Routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extras)
Segment 4B-EASTERN Routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extras)
Segment 5. WOODVILLE TO WELLINGTON (3 options plus south-eastern gems!)



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

Segment 1. PICTON-TO-HANMER/CULVERDEN
Segment 2. HANMER/ CULVERDEN TO FAIRLIE
Segment 3. FAIRLIE TO NASEBY
Segment 4. NASEBY TO CROMWELL
Segment 5. CROMWELL TO MANAPOURI
Segment 6. MANAPOURI TO THE CATLINS (SOUTH COAST)




Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route...the WHAT, WHY, WHERE + HOW



General NZ info and links


A trifecta of stunning routes from Woodville to Wellington plus a whole bag of extras and true back-country gems, this area offers a bucketload of outstanding riding, ridges, beaches, half-hidden tracks and places way off the tourist routes.

Waterfalls, headlands, a how-much-green-is-too-much? scrunched up and folded landscape, huge wave-rocks and sentinel-like mountain ranges towering above the rolling farmland, this is a thrill-a-minute stuff.

Add the lack of tourist-plastic and general infrastructure being decidedly rural and here's a fabulous part of the North Island to get lost in....for weeks, if you like.

It also offers the choice of a quick, sealed Route52 for a semi-loop skim....or a myriad of highly scenic gravel/ dirt roads to make this connecting link to the South Island ferries in Wellington as long, delicious and expansive as you want.

The following are just a few ideas...there is plenty more aside from that.

As always, there's a flip-side to all that, which particularly concerns those on rental-bikes or Enduro-style bikes with small-ish factory tanks. One of the maps below will show the locations of available fuel outlets, most of them either along the major highway SH2, or card-only automated pumps in small coastal/ interior towns or settlements.

A fuel-range of only 200km will require some accurate prior planning, especially when riding day-loops within the area.

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