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Manapouri South arm – Fiordland

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  • #31464
    Kiwiscoot
    Participant
    • Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Anybody done this. It is on my bucket list but with my limited skills and the remoteness of it I’d like to do it with company.
    https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/campsites/south-arm-campsite-lake-manapouri/?region=fiordland&activity=camping

    #31495
    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Yep, it was an Adv checkpoint on the 2018 TT2000. We only had to go in as far as the lookout in the piccys below but people went in on Goldwings and scooters…One Ducati went off track a bit in a rutted bit. Road was ok although a little rough and steep in places. Any Adv bike should be able to get in as far as we went. Fantastic views at the lookout.


    #31496
    Kiwiscoot
    Participant
    • Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    So how far in was that. Guess it wasn’t in right to the camp site at the lake edge?

    #31516
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    And do you have a GPS track for it?

    #31541
    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Possibly…not sure how far in we went either. Will have to have a dig around and see what I can find…

    #31543
    Kiwiscoot
    Participant
    • Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    would make a great adventure. Bike to Queenstown, bikes over with the Earnsleugh, then over Walter peak station to Mavoura lakes and down to Manapouri South arm. January 2020 any takers??

    #31561
    bigkuri
    Participant
    • Bike: XR650R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Way way back you could still ride the old access road where the power lines go into the damn. It was a brilliant adventure track. I’m guessing that is no-more?

    #31565
    kevin schultz
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    i have been to the lake edge and only about another 20km or so from the lookout , road is similar all the way through, done it on a wr250r, even in the snow

    #31687
    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Nice. Need to bring my WR down eh?

    Found my track: Track

    We still had a wee ways to go to the lake: Googlemap

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