Just did this one a couple of days ago.
Not much has changed from previous condition reports, great ride and nice starting point as we are reasonably new to adventure riding.
Added an overnight into the mix out at The Hideout Cottage, which was about 15 minutes from Te Arai Point and it was awesome, highly recommend the place!!!!!
Random dude on a red vespa, jandals, t-shirt and shorts…. no helmet… Huge grin… blasting along the gravel road just after the Pakiri turn off was quite the entertaining addition.