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Map of all unsealed roads in New Zealand

Thanks to @jonibarteam for kicking off this project and @ray_taylor, @frotz, @simon_Kerr and @Isaac_Bain for jumping in and adding their expertise.

Huge thanks to @eric_yu for picking this up and getting it working on a new service after Google discontinued the Fusion Tables service the original map was hosted on.

The map below shows all ‘metal’ roads in NZ over 5km long.

By default the map only shows metal roads longer than 5km. To see all metal roads in New Zealand click “Map & Tool” then the “Layers and Legend” option in the upper-right corner and enable the “nz_metal_roads_all” layer.

If the map is too slow loading on this page, you can access the map directly here.

This map is based off data provided by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), changes to a roads status since the LINZ data was last updated e.g roads being sealed or temporarily or permanently closed will not be reflected in the map below.

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  • #31564
    Kiwiscoot
    Participant
    • Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi Hanafi, Kiwi Bike rentals( https://www.citymotorcyclerentals.com ) Alan and Andrea will see you right with a rental or of course you can buy the Himalayan at First European Motorcycles( https://www.firsteuropean.co.nz/ ) and ride. I have no affiliation with both these businesses, however I bought my Himalayan from First European and I have bought adventure tires from Alan & Andrea. Very nice folks.

    A great ride from Chch is down over Burkes pass, take Hakataramea Pass, Danseys Pass,EAST MANUHERIKIA TRACK – LITTLE OMARAMA SADDLE, Thomson Gorge Road, Hawksburn Road, The Nevis and on the way back Skippers Canyon. This route will give you some of the best of the South Island.

    #31568
    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Town/City: Nor-West AKL
    • Bike: DRZ400E
    Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Are you talking about gravel roads or off the beaten track more technical riding 4×4 type?

    Hard to actually pick a single favorite but some good ones are,
    NI: 2wd Coromandel Town to Stony bay via Tuateawa , or Old SH38 Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana. 4×4: 42nd traverse, or Old Whangamomona Road
    SI: 2wd Acheron road/Molesworth station or Tophhouse/Rainbow Station 4×4: Nevis Road or Edwards Valley.

    #31593
    Hanafi
    Participant
    • Town/City: Auckland
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    Thanks Paul & Daniel,

    I am looking to fill 12 days in the SI with as much offroad as possible 🙂

    I reached out to Andrea also.

    Cheers

    #32070
    Roy Britten
    Participant
    • Bike: KLR650
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    This data is currently hosted and presented via a Google Fusion table. I’ve had an email from Google that Fusion tables are to be decommissioned this time next year with a new alternative product available sometime next year.

    … aaaand it’s gone. Thanks for the resource, though. I’ve played with this sort of thing in the (somewhat distant) past; I’ll have a think about what would make a good replacement.

    #32071
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Cheers Roy

    The data was actually set up in a Fusion table by one of our members under their own Google account, not under the Adventure Riding NZ one. I contacted the member about exporting the data to put somewhere else but didn’t get a reply.

    #32281
    eric_yu
    Participant
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hate to see the map gone, I give it a try to took the data from LINZ and put them into another map service, it is available here.

    by default it only shows metal roads longer than 5km, to see all metal roads, click “Map & Tool” > “Layers and Legend” option on the upper-right corner and enable the “nz_metal_roads_all” layer.

    #32298
    Andrew Thomson
    Participant
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
    Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Nice one!

    #32299
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @eric_yu said:
    Hate to see the map gone, I give it a try to took the data from LINZ and put them into another map service, it is available here.

    by default it only shows metal roads longer than 5km, to see all metal roads, click “Map & Tool” > “Layers and Legend” option on the upper-right corner and enable the “nz_metal_roads_all” layer.

    Nice work @eric_yu

    Do you know how I could embed it in this page? I’ll have a play with it.

    Eddie

    #32315
    eric_yu
    Participant
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    Look like you got it solved :), this map is not as responsive as google but I have yet to found another service that could hold 20K features for free. Google “said” they will release something else in the future, until then guess we have to make do with this one.

    #34567
    dave89
    Participant
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    That sucks it was an great tool for planing rides, did anyone take a screenshot of the original map in particular Northland. The map from the link is lacking so many gravel roads.

    #34568
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @dave89 said:
    That sucks it was an great tool for planing rides, did anyone take a screenshot of the original map in particular Northland. The map from the link is lacking so many gravel roads.

    The data is the new link is the same as the original data, but it is limited to roads longer than 5km as including all roads would mean potentially waiting minutes for the page to load, even on a fast internet connection.

    #34569
    dave89
    Participant
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    Yeah thanks Eddie, but there must of been a lot of roads around the 4 km mark then as Northland is looking very lacking in Gravel roads.
    for instance from Kaiwaka to Mungaturoto is Mountain road a great short cut ,that links to the beginning of Golden Stairs road. All missing but i guess they must each be just under 5 kms long. So if anyone took a screen shot of the old map and wants to pass it on that would be great.

    #34570
    eric_yu
    Participant
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    If you click Map & Tools on the upper right corner, then Layers & Legend, enable “nz_metal_roads_all” you will see all metal roads including the ones under 5kms.

    #34571
    eric_yu
    Participant
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    <cite> @dave89 said:</cite>
    Yeah thanks Eddie, but there must of been a lot of roads around the 4 km mark then as Northland is looking very lacking in Gravel roads.
    for instance from Kaiwaka to Mungaturoto is Mountain road a great short cut ,that links to the beginning of Golden Stairs road. All missing but i guess they must each be just under 5 kms long. So if anyone took a screen shot of the old map and wants to pass it on that would be great.

    I’ve looked at Mountain road, in total it is longer than 5kms but due to the way that LINZ records it, it was split into a couple shorter sections, I’ll find a way to fix this issue when I got some time.

    #34572
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @eric_yu said:
    I’ve looked at Mountain road, in total it is longer than 5kms but due to the way that LINZ records it, it was split into a couple shorter sections, I’ll find a way to fix this issue when I got some time.

    Ah, I’ve seen that in other places where say 100 metres outside a farm has been sealed so the map data is very literal cutting the road into multiple pieces that may be less than 5km so doesn’t show up.

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