October 15, 2013 at 6:36 am #1145
The Ruapehu Motorcycle club have announced that a new location has been secured for Cold Kiwi 2014
Cold Kiwi has found a new home for COLD KIWI 2014 . The club is moving to a new location on the western side of Mt Ruapehu . Keep in touch with us on Facebook and start counting the days to September 2014 which will now be the 39th Cold Kiwi.October 15, 2013 at 6:43 am #1146
We’ll be there, who else is planning on going?June 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm #3931Magnus HuberParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
Keen to head up there this year.June 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm #3932
We have an event listing for the Cold KiwiAugust 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm #4212
So who is heading down to the Cold Kiwi on Friday 5th September?
I am heading down from Hamilton on Friday, leaving in the AM and I’m putting together a route that will take in some gravel on the way. Does anyone want to join me?
My plan is that I’ll be riding my sidecar so it won’t be a fast ride but the intention is to arrive at the Cold Kiwi site as soon after midday as possible to check out the new site and pick out a camping location.August 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm #4215
I’ve got a route together
I’ll be taking SH3 to Te Awamutu, from there back roads to Otorohangs and back roads again to Te Kuiti. From Te Kuiti there’s about 25km of SH30 before it’s onto the backroads again to Taumaranui, Some of this section like Ongarue Back Road may be gravel but Google Earth isn’t clear enough to tell.
At Taumaranui it’s onto Hikumutu Road then gravel to Fishers Track.
Fishers Track ends at National Park village which is only a short run to Horopito and the Cold Kiwi rally site.
Here’s a link to a Google map down to Taumaranui, if I embed it the section just north of Taumaranui doesn’t show up right.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hamilton,+New+Zealand/-37.9986612,175.3272293/-38.117797,175.2335459/-38.238438,175.2064037/-38.588003,175.3118561/Taumarunui,+New+Zealand/@-37.8054615,175.3300511,12z/am=t/data=!4m33!4m32!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6d227487a63621:0x500ef6143a29903!2m2!1d175.279253!2d-37.7870012!1m0!1m0!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d175.1856998!2d-38.299638!3s0x6d6cbbfc24800e49:0x1300ef61069ba1a1!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d175.2698677!2d-38.7228116!3s0x6d6b67ff849caf29:0xcb435d0bfca09d7b!3m4!1m2!1d175.2268541!2d-38.8212715!3s0x6d6b419fdea35579:0x1300ef61069e57f1!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6b46ddb5a7240b:0x500ef6143a309c0!2m2!1d175.260712!2d-38.8832463!3e0?hl=enAugust 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm #4221
This should be the final route. YHou need to zoom in quite a bit on some parts to see that they don’t follow the state highway.August 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm #4232
Hi. I wanna go to cold kiwi as well this year. And it would be cool, if we can drive down together. I am off on friday, so its no problem for me.
DanielAugust 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm #4234
Where are you based? I haven’t decided what time I will leave yet but probably something like 8am from Hamilton.
It looks like Google Maps has broken the map overlay of the route above, if you click on the ‘View larger map’ link it comes up.August 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm #4239
I am from Auckland. I can start in Auckland about 06am. Should no problem to be in Hamilton at 08am.August 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm #4352
Cool. the more the merrier.August 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm #4356
Yes, so true.
Not sure what i can expect for cold kiwi. But i think it is a kind of “Elefantentreffen” like in germany.
Is it true, strictly no BYO Alcohol??? But i can buy some beer there, or not?August 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm #4360
It’s a bit of an unknown this year as the rally is at a new site on a different side of the mountain. Where the new site is is generally more exposed to the elements than where the old site was, and the old site used to get down to -8c overnight, but was quite warm during the day, and it didn’t snow there very often.
It’s not like the Elefantentreffen though.
For alcohol, not allowing BYO is a requirement of their liquor license so they have to do that, but they don’t search bikes as you are going in. If you do take some, don’t take any glass.August 25, 2014 at 8:36 am #4401Paul CampbellParticipantRank: 250cc Rider
How about going out Raglan then down to Kawhai and on through to Waitomo, haven’t done that loop in years. Then onto the rest of your route ?
I’m in Auckland but could leave at 6am to be in the tron by 8amAugust 25, 2014 at 9:43 am #4402
For me this is my first decent ride in over 8 months so I’m not bike fit, will hopefully taking my sidecar on it’s maiden run, and I’m meeting other people at the site very early afternoon so I’m taking a fairly direct route this year. Usually I’d take a more out of the way route with more gravel though.
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