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Old 24-05-2018, 12:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: Trans_NZ_North Island...4B-EASTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options + Extr

EXTRAS...EASTERN CAPE


Bays, Beaches, Hot Springs, Capes, Gorges and breathtaking coastal vistas...there's a loop of gems around the Eastern Cape, yeah!
From the Historic Tauranga Bridge south of Opotiki on the SH2 to the East Cape itself, Cape Runaway to fishing villages, the little white church in the middle of no-where, Waipiro Bay and Captain Cook's Landing Place, yesteryear's Hot Springs resort at Te Puia....it's a heady ~450k's around the Eastern Cape from Opotiki to Gisborne.
Oh...and there's a million bends....most of them sealed!


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Just past Waioeka Gorge, south of Opotiki










Cruizin the Cape
















The "Bath-House" behind the old Te Puia Springs Hotel
It ain't flash...but it's got The Springs! :-)





"Gizzy"....(Gisborne)



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Old 24-05-2018, 12:14 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



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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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Old 26-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #8
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Part 2 Napier -> Woodville

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NAPIER-> GENTLE ANNIE -> MOAWHANGO VALLEY RD./ TAIHAPE BYPASS-> RIDGE RD. -> SADDLE RD / APITI WIND FARM -> WOODVILLE
(fuel reqd. ~300km...if short, duck into Taihape)






NAPIER-> GENTLE ANNIE


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-> MOAWHANGO VALLEY RD./ TAIHAPE BYPASS-> RIDGE RD. -> SADDLE RD / APITI WIND FARM -> WOODVILLE
(fuel reqd. ~300km...if short, duck into Taihape)











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12185km total + segment 5 North Island.... plus extras
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