March 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm #11804
Rank: 1200cc Rider
- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Going for a ride in Northland? Post your plans here so other local riders can join in.
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Chris McKinnon – TopherParticipant
Rank: 125cc Rider
- Location: Hamilton
- Bike: 2010 R1200GS, 2006 F650GS Dakar, TY175 JE
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.December 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm #20432
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.
Attachments:December 11, 2017 at 11:41 am #20445
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.
MCDecember 12, 2017 at 7:47 am #20449
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.December 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm #20451
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.
MCMarch 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm #26019
The end of another Northland Road.
Attachments:March 28, 2018 at 8:50 am #26029
Rank: 250cc Rider
Nice shot, where is that? I’m Northland based.March 29, 2018 at 7:10 am #26035
Taiharuru Head, its all Maori land around the end of the road however it is a public road to the council signpost.June 17, 2018 at 8:18 pm #26982
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.
CheersJune 24, 2018 at 10:23 pm #27056
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.June 24, 2018 at 10:32 pm #27058
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