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Old 23-05-2018, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Trans_NZ_North Island...4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options +extras)

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





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.

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Default Trans_NZ_North Island....Segment 4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville

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


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PLENTY OF THIS :-)






MONUMENT RD.





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





CROSSING HWY2





TUAKAU BRIDGE







KLONDIKE RD.






DOWN THE COAST





TE AKAU WHARF






NEAR RAGLAN





BRIDAL VEIL FALLS





KAWHIA










TRAFFIC JAM IN THE WAIKAWAU TUNNEL





INTO THE 'NAKI






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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






MT. TARANAKI MUCK!







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










WAITAANGA RD.





MT RUAPEHU WHITECAP













TOWARDS PIPIRIKI






WHANGANUI RIVER RD














RUNING EAST...


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Default Re: Trans_NZ_North Island....4-WEST_Clevedon to Woodville

OPTION B

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


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






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







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











THE HIGHWAY22 IS THE SEALED EQUIVALENT OF THIS






HEADING SOUTH









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








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






NEAR TE ROTI






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







LONELY BENDS....THE TAITOTARA VALLEY












-> WOODVILLE.
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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

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