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Welcome to Adventure Riding NZ

 

Adventure Riding NZ is New Zealand’s free Adventure Riding and Dual Sport community.

Check out our forums to ask a question, organise a ride, share pictures of your bike or a ride you’ve done, or if you just want to discuss Adventure Riding.
You can be posting in minutes by clicking on the button at the top of the page to Register/Login.

If you are new to Adventure Riding, Getting started provides some things to consider when choosing an adventure bike, accessorising your adventure bike and looking after your bike and yourself. Plus there’s also a huge Adventure Motorcycle Specs table to help you research what bike may be right for you.

We have a large collection of North and South Island tracks documented with free GPS track downloads for each track, plus there’s a community built map of every gravel road in New Zealand and a New Zealand T2B(Top 2 Bottom) route is under development which you can contribute to or download, plus there’s lots of info in our forums.
You need to be registered to access and download the track information but it’s all free.

 

Random North Island Tracks

Thompsons Track

Thompsons Track
Thompsons Track runs from near Te Aroha in the Waikato over the Kaimai Ranges to Katikati in the Bay of Plenty, however only the West side from Te Aroha to the summit is really rideable by adventure bikes as the East side passes through huge peat bogs and the track contains holes that would swallow...

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Dunkirk Road

Dunkirk Road
Dunkirk Road is your typical country road meandering gently through the hills to provide access to local farms. At the time we rode Dunkirk Road the surface was excellent for all riders and bikes with very little gravel over a smooth base and it meandered gently through the hills. It also makes a more interesting...

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Random South Island Tracks

Dansey’s Pass

Dansey’s Pass
Dansey's Pass runs from Kurow on SH83 through to Naseby, near Ranfurly on SH85. The road winds over an alpine pass almost reaching 1000m in altitude. Road surface is usually firm and is pretty good condition, though it is quite windy. As some parts of the road are very exposed wind can be a factor...

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Mt Patriarch

Mt Patriarch
This track starts from SHW 6 north of the Wairau River Bridge. It follows Northbank Road which is tarseal for about 30km, turns right onto the gravel Top Valley road then winds its way up through pine forest passing Lake Chalice carpark. The surface is a good 4wd track but nearer the top is a...

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