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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

Whanganui Forest Loop

Whanganui Forest Loop
Head North on Somme Parade out of Whanganui following the river (on the opposite side of the Whanganui River Rd). It's a (very) twisty road with small loose pebbles on it. Most of the corners are blind so keep to the left to ensure you don't a truck / ute the might be cutting the...

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Lawrence Road

Lawrence Road
48 km from Hastings, Fernhill turn off brings you to Lawrence Road and the Blowhard Bush Reserve. The 63-hectare reserve is rich in natural and social history. It is founded on a bed of Waitotarian limestone that has been repeatedly covered in pumice ash from central North Island eruptions and is covered in a distinctive...

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Random South Island Tracks

Maruia Saddle

Maruia Saddle
Starting from the center of Murchison by the pub, Fairfax street is the only street that heads South out of town. As you follow Fairfax Street and pass the last houses leaving Murchison the road changes it's name to Matakitaki Road, so named due to the Matakitaki river the road runs beside. At 10 km's from...

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Braemar Road – Hayman Road

Braemar Road – Hayman Road
From the North end, Braemar Road takes you from SH8 just West of Lake Tekapo directly West towards Lake Pukaki. As you reach Lake Pukaki the road turns left 90 degrees and the road name changes to Hayman Road to run South along the eastern side of Lake Pukaki. From the South end, Haymans Road...

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