January 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm #20734
Here is a preliminary route from Woodville to Wellington.
I don’t know this area at all so we are mostly guessing. Any input would be appreciated.
Assuming the rider started in Wanganuui, this is probably a bit of a mission to get done in one day. Suggestions for breaking this in half might work, or a stopping point outside Wellington, so that relatively quick run in to a hypothetical ferry crossing the next day could be achieved.
Any thoughts from those in the know??
CheersJanuary 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm #20736
By the way…..
I’m planning to do the Northland part Thursday Friday this week, route taken from the Labour Day Rally.
From a quick look a few of my favourite Rodney roads got bypassed so may be able to make some suggestions.
Will post up here when I have done.
CheersJanuary 25, 2018 at 7:17 am #20763
Postponed ….need to leave more time for thisJanuary 28, 2018 at 2:07 pm #20788
Hi All – have moved this discussion over to Facebook. If anyone wants to contribute but doesnt like or use facebook you can still send me a pm.
CheersJanuary 30, 2018 at 8:57 pm #20856
Here is the end result….
So, with assistance from several places including this page, here is the all new singing and dancing back roads route from Whanganui to Wellington. Including the 23 or so kms down the beach that adds up to 633kms. It’s only 193 direct by SH1 if you are late for your ferry crossing!
Whanganui to Koitiata – 30 kms, 0.5 hours
Hoof it down the beach – is there a tidal restriction here? Any permit required to ride on the beach?
Rangitaiki River to Woodville – 120kms, 2.5 hours
Woodville to Castlepoint – 236kms, 5.5 hours
Castlepoint to Welly – 247kms, 4.5 hours
https://goo.gl/maps/6EHGyBvnjRzFebruary 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm #24866
Have just ridden from Cape Reinga to Kaiwaka on the northern sections of the NZBCDR…..
Day 1 (yesterday)
Cape to Ahipara via 90 Mile Beach, through Broadwood to Kohukohu Ferry to Rawene.
Through Waiotemarama Gorge Road to SH12 then up and over the Waipoua Forest and down to camp at Trounson
Day 2 (today)
Trounson through Marlborough Road, Kaikohe Road and Waimatenui Valley to Twin Bridges. Through the back of Pakotai and Kirikopuni Valley to Tangiteroria. Round the back of Tangihua Forest to Waiotira, down the incredibly gravelicious Ararua Valley Road to Paparoa, through the back to Maungatoroto, and across Old Mountain Road to SH1.
500kms of awesomeness, more or less.
Sounded the retreat at this point and ran for cover.
Attachments:February 16, 2018 at 12:34 am #24925
Hi @eddieb, Andrew has finished all of the route for Cape Reinga to Wellington. Its in a series of GPX files – whats the best way to get those loaded onto the site in the list of tracks???
Can you get in touch with Andrew or I please??
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