- Bike: Yam XT250, Bonny 900, MG-V7
Rode this 12/1/21 from SH43 through to Tarata road and eventually to SH3.
Very scenic with windy saddles to cross. Appears to be suffering from heavy truck traffic. Surface was mostly sandy, varying from loose to hard packed into double wheel ruts (pic), making it rather hard work for someone of limited skills (i.e, like me) particularly in the hairpins. Surface improved markedly between Mangaoapa Road and Tarata Road. Tarata Road is mainly tarseal but this and Otaraoa Raod are a really nice ride out to the coast.