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  • #37329
    bruce_carter
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    Rank: 125cc Rider

    Hi Everyone

    We are planning a trip up the coast from lake Ferry to Akitio and are looking for information on the route or any sections that people may have done. We aim to fairly well stick to the coast and do have some contacts in the farming community. Day 1 will be lake Ferry to Glenburn Stn, and day 2 will be Glenburn to Akitio via Castle point. Any little gems and recommendations greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Bruce

    #37335
    ChrisCole
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    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I tried to ride from Cape Palliser to White rock a couple of years ago and only got as far as Ngapotiki, where there is a very substantial gate. I rode in to White rock the long way but didn’t make it along the coast, the farmer let me walk around the headland to the wrecked fishing boat but didn’t suggest I rode there. If you manage to put the route along the coast together I would really like to speak to you.
    Good luck
    Chris

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    Eddieb
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    I’ve been all the way around. A ride was organised about 15 years ago and a big group went around, even back then big parts of the original track had been washed away and what remained was some fairly steep and dicey geography. There were several land owners to organise access with but I wasn’t involved with that so have no idea how it was done.

    #37371
    bruce_carter
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    Rank: 125cc Rider

    Thanks Chris
    We do have permission thru Ngapotiki and WhiteRock but have been warned that there’s a tricky bit through the DOC land. The Yamaha Tenere riders are doing a ride through late March and did a reconnaissance and had difficulty, so a bit worrying when professional riders struggle. We not too proud to get off and help each other if necessary and there is dodgey places further up the coast apparently but at least we will be expecting it. Have a lot more organising to do before mid Feb and will let you know how we get on. It will be a fantastic ride if we can pull it off, Dick, owner of Ngapotiki suggested we carry an EPIRB and I think we will definitely do that.

    Cheers
    Bruce

    #37372
    bruce_carter
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    Cheers Eddie
    Spectacular bit of the country and we going to give it a go if it all falls into place.

    Bruce

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