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Old 24-05-2018, 01:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Trans_NZ_North Island...4B-EASTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extr

OPTION B


A faster route with more sealed stretches than Option A, but still using secondary roads and some gravel....and bypassing most of the Rotorua tourist circus.
Keep checking for fuel here...Waikaremoana Rd hasn't got fuel for ~250km between Murupara in the north and Napier in the south.
Considering the ~ 90km gravel section in "the guts" of the route, the 800km total might be a bit of a rush if attempted over 2 days....maybe 3 days and overnighters at Murupara and somewhere around Napier are a good idea (try the cabins at Clive, the owners are riders and great folks! http://www.theclivemotelsandvilla.co.nz/ )




Part. 1 Clevedon -> Napier



MAP: https://goo.gl/UFq3QF









CLEVEDON -> SH27 TO MATAMATA -> PARADISE VLY RD. TO BYPASS THE WORST OF ROTORUA


Aratiatia Rapids






-> SH 5-> FUEL AT MURUPARA-> SH38 (~ 40KM GRAVEL)








-> PUTERE (~ANOTHER 40KM GRAVEL)









-> SH2 TWISTIES AND SWEEPERS INTO NAPIER


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