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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Going for a ride in Northland? Post your plans here so other local riders can join in.

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    #13025

    Chris McKinnon – Topher
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: 2010 R1200GS, 2006 F650GS Dakar, TY175 JE
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Riding north from hams next Wednesday morning – Mangawai or thereabouts Wednesday night, Ohaewai Thursday, Kaitaia Friday and perhaps Saturday, Dargaville or Kaukapakapa the next night then home. Rding coast roads and coasts.

    #20432

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Thought Id post this here…
    Went away for a couple of days and explored the area around Parua Bay, Whangarei Heads, Pataua North. Great roads (all sealed) Mount Tiger Road, Pataua North Road, Oakleigh Paparaoa Road and SH16 back home.

    #20445

    marcro
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    • Location: Northland
    • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    You would have ridden past my place, lots of good gravel to the north and inland. I am currently trying to join up a few gravel roads using the inevitable paper road extensions around the Whangarei area.Proving to be an interesting challenge.

    MC

    #20449

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    yes a beautiful part of NZ and especially this time of year. We used to go to Oakura for holidays when the kids were little. The road round the coast was gravel then but I think it’s all sealed now. Next place to check out is Whananaki, never been there.

    #20451

    marcro
    Participant
    • Location: Northland
    • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    North and south are separated by an estuary (watch out for Winston P he’s on the south side). Easy to to both one after the other. Great camping ground on the coast 1/2 km north of the northern side of the estuary Motutara Farm. There is also a DOC camp right on the beach just north at Otamuri Bay. If you run inland from Whananaki North there is an awesome stretch of gravel that runs up to the DOC farm park at Mimiwhangata…..another great spot.

    MC

    #26019

    marcro
    Participant
    • Location: Northland
    • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    The end of another Northland Road.

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    James Gibbings
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    Nice shot, where is that? I’m Northland based.

    #26035

    marcro
    Participant
    • Location: Northland
    • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Taiharuru Head, its all Maori land around the end of the road however it is a public road to the council signpost.

    #26982

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Hi all you Northlanders, I’m thinking of heading up to do some gravel bashing in and around Puketi/Mangonui/Peria area when I get a clear (weather) weekend. Would be great to catch up for a coffee or a beer if anyone is free. I’ll post here as plans firm up.
    Cheers

    #27056

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Didn’t hear from anyone on here but had a great time between SH10 and SH1. Some very nice roads in there. There was lots of water about but the roads were mostly OK. Definitely (another) place I need to go back to and spend more time exploring.

    #27058

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider
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