Trans_NZ_North Island...4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (2 options +extras)

Status
Not open for further replies.

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
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 (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





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.

:thumbs:
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
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


MAP: https://goo.gl/6VH7Bd


NZBCDR_NI_23.jpg




PLENTY OF THIS :)



Tiddlers_NZ14_396.JPG



MONUMENT RD.


Tiddlers_NZ14_384.JPG



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





CROSSING HWY2

Mock_NZ14_143.JPG




TUAKAU BRIDGE



Tiddlers_NZ14_400.JPG




KLONDIKE RD.


NZ_Nov12_0012.JPG




DOWN THE COAST


NZ_Nov12_0025.JPG



TE AKAU WHARF


Tiddlers_NZ14_008.JPG




NEAR RAGLAN

NZ_Nov12_0035.JPG




BRIDAL VEIL FALLS


NZ_Nov12_0044.JPG



KAWHIA


NZ_Nov12_0054.JPG




NZ_Nov12_0057.JPG




TRAFFIC JAM IN THE WAIKAWAU TUNNEL


NZ_Nov12_0063.JPG



INTO THE 'NAKI


NZ_Nov12_0075.JPG




Goodie_NZ12_0027.JPG
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
Re: Trans_NZ_North Island....4-WEST_Clevedon to Woodville

OPTION A


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


NZBCDR_NI_24.jpg




MT. TARANAKI MUCK!


Bernard_0013.JPG





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


TimC_0009.JPG




Crusty_0022.JPG




WAITAANGA RD.


Goodie_NZ12_0029.JPG



MT RUAPEHU WHITECAP


TimC_0027.JPG




Bernard_0022.JPG



TimC_0026.JPG




TOWARDS PIPIRIKI


NZ_Nov12_0122.JPG




WHANGANUI RIVER RD


Crusty_0033.JPG



TimC_0018.JPG



NZ_Nov12_0118.JPG



NZ_Nov12_0108.JPG



RUNING EAST...


Bernard_0024.JPG
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
Re: Trans_NZ_North Island....4-WEST_Clevedon to Woodville

OPTION B

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


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



NZBCDR_NI_25.jpg



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



Tiddlers_NZ14_399.JPG




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



Tiddlers_NZ14_410.JPG




Tiddlers_NZ14_407.JPG




THE HIGHWAY22 IS THE SEALED EQUIVALENT OF THIS


Tiddlers_NZ14_412.JPG




HEADING SOUTH


Tiddlers_NZ14_413.JPG




NZ_Nov12_0078.JPG



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


NZ_Nov12_0086.JPG






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



NZBCDR_NI_26.jpg



NEAR TE ROTI


Bernard_0014.JPG




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



NZ_Nov12_0095.JPG




LONELY BENDS....THE TAITOTARA VALLEY


NZ_Nov12_0101.JPG




TimC_0017.JPG



NZ_Nov12_0102.JPG



-> WOODVILLE.
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
Re: Trans_NZ_North Island...4A-WESTERN routes_Clevedon to Woodville (under constructi

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

MAP : https://goo.gl/L1YAnS



NZBCDR_NI_27.jpg




NZ_Nov12_0133.JPG




TimC_0031.JPG



NZ_Nov12_0134.JPG
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom