North Range Road

North Range Road runs from the summit of the Pahiatua Track to the eastern end of the Manawatu Gorge. As it runs through the middle of a Wind Farm it gets very gusty and can be very cold.

The North and Southern ends of the track are maintained by the power generation company for service access to the windmills, however the middle section of track is unmaintained and varies from bumpy farm track to foot deep ruts and large muddy puddles of indeterminate depth. The Southern end of the track from the Pahiatua Track tends to have quite deep gravel in places and can be VERY windy.

North Range Road is single lane and can also be popular with 4×4′s so exercise appropriate caution on the tight blind corners.

Be sure to stop and check out the windmill where the track changes from maintained to unmaintained at the southern end, it’s HUGE!


Download a 50 point GPX trackfile   Download a 250 point GPX trackfile


Views over the Wind Farm from North Range Road

Views over the Wind Farm from North Range Road

Contributed by: Adventure Riding NZ

Track type: Dirt/Grass/Gravel track
Track composition: Bumpy, loose, Undulating
Slippery when wet?: Yes
Suitable for bikes <650cc? Intermediate
Suitable for bikes >650cc? Intermediate
River crossings? No

A puddle on North Range Road

A puddle on North Range Road

Bikes under the huge windmill on North Range Road

Bikes under the huge windmill on North Range Road

North Range Road

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Stephen Oatley Stephen Oatley 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1102

    Edward Brodie
    Keymaster

    North Range Road runs from the summit of the Pahiatua Track to the eastern end of the Manawatu Gorge. As it runs through the middle of a Wind Farm it gets very gusty and can be very cold.

    The North and Southern ends of the track are maintained by the power generation company for service access to the windmills, however the middle section of track is unmaintained and varies from bumpy farm track to foot deep ruts and large muddy puddles of indeterminate depth.
    [See the full post at: North Range Road]


    DR650 rider, motorcycle addict and founder of Adventure Riding NZ.

    AdventureRidingNZ@gmail.com

    #1113
    Stephen Oatley
    Stephen Oatley
    Participant

    excellent initiative Eddie – thanks for your efforts

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.