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Old 10-02-2018, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Trans_NZ_North Island....2. Ahipara to Waipu

Touring The Trans-NZ ADV Route _ North Island

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 (photos by April 2019)



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


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






AHIPARA





-> WHANGAPE HARBOUR



-> PAWARENGA






-> RANGI POINT -> RAWENE





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-> MANGUNGU MISSION








-> HOREKE TAVERN











-> WAIRERE BOULDERS








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-> KOUTU BOULDERS











-> HOKIANGA HEADS






-> WAIPOUA FORESTS -> ARANGA STATION




-> TWIN BRIDGES -> WAIOTIRA












-> MILLBROOK RD.






-> WAIPU


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ALTERNATIVE ROUTE : B


ESSENTIALS: Tide tables (essential for beach riding)


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

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AHIPARA -> DUNCAN RD.











-> MANGATOETOE








-> MANGAMUKA GORGE TWISTIES -> BROADWOOD





-> RAWENE FERRY -> MATARAUA RD.











-> DONNELLYS CROSSING





-> KAIHU (FUEL AND SUPPLIES ON HIGHWAY SH12)





-> ARANGA BEACH












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ESSENTIALS: Tide tables (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)







-> 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















-> RIPIRO BEACH




















-> POUTU




-> KELLYS BAY





-> DARGAVILLE -> PUKEHUIA RD.





-> GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RD.











-> WAIOTIRA
















-> MILLBROOK





-> WAIPU
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