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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

Mamaku South – South Road

Mamaku South – South Road
Passing through a large private forestry block, Mamaku South Road runs from East of Tokoroa via Mossop Road through to the village of Mamaku, 20km out of Rotorua. There may be access via other roads at the Tokoroa end but many of the roads in this area are private forestry access only so more exploring...

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Mangahao Road Dams

Mangahao Road Dams
Mangahao Road takes you 20km into the Tararua Ranges behind Shannon in the Manawatu past the Mangahao hydro power station and up to 3 reservoirs used to power the station. The road ends at the uppermost reservoir and is mainly used for maintenance of the reservoirs and by hunters so traffic is normally very light,...

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Random South Island Tracks

Cobb Dam Road

Cobb Dam Road
The road up to the Cobb Reservoir is a twisty sealed road that winds it's way up a river valley to the Cob Dam, then is unsealed as it makes it's way alongside the Cob Reservoir to the track end at the Trilobite Doc hut in the middle of Kahurangi National Park. Cob Dam road...

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Borland Road

Borland Road
Borland Road is a publicly accessible maintenance road for the power pylon that feed the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter from Manapouri power station, it's a 40km gravel road that winds deep into Fiordland. The road climbs high up and crosses the Borland Saddle at about 1km elevation, providing spectacular views of the Grebe Valley and surrounding...

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