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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

Castlerock Road

Castlerock Road
Castlerock Road is supposed to run from near the West end of The 309 Road right next to the Waterworks fun park up to Te Rerenga on SH25 via a public access easement through the private Whangapoua Forest forestry block, however the easement is currently closed due to 'Hazardous Road Conditions' and looks like it...

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Zanders Road

Zanders Road
Zanders road can be used as a detour from Ararimu Valley Road that skirts the western side of the Riverhead Forest. The paper road section not too long ago took up ½ total length of the road. Now due to subdivisions this has been halved and been turned into formed gravel. Nevertheless it is still...

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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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St Leonards – Kaiwara Road

St Leonards – Kaiwara Road
St Leonards / Kaiwara Rd is a gravel road that runs from Culverden & links onto Random Spur Rd. Together, the 2 roads give an interesting dry weather alternate route between Culverden & Cheviot. St Leonards starts sealed but quickly becomes a standard Gravel Rd. After the intersection with Lowry Peaks Road the road devolves...

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