Kawhia to Raglan

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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Kawhia to Raglan

This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  OldBeer 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #885

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    This ride actually starts just out of the sleepy village of Kawhia on the aptly named ‘Raglan Road’ and winds it’s way North following the coast as much as possible to the surf mecca of Raglan. As you head North from Kawhia the road initially takes you inland before briefly skirting the edge of a large estuary and then heading inland into the rolling hills
    [See the full post at: Kawhia to Raglan]

    #4074

    awa355
    Participant
    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I did this ride on my scooter last November. The Kawhia end was fairly rough with only 10″ rims. But then the entire ride was to be a challenge. It was a lot of fun.

    Kawhia road.

    #4075

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Looks like you are getting around on that scooter, well done.

    #6982

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I rode the northern section of this route over the weekend fgrom Raglan to Swann Access Road/Ruapuke Beach. This section is very windy and narrow and at the moment the corners are very corrogated and rough.

    Given the amount of tight blind corners and the amount of corrogations on them in this section I have raised the recommended rider skill level for both under and over 650cc bikes on this route to Intermediate.

    #9820

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Waikato District Council advised today: The Raglan-Kawhia Road is almost impassable and at the moment access is limited. The road may be closed at times while work is done to repair this. Please avoid this route if possible.

    #10979

    Gremlin
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Re road closures, Kawhia Rd was closed (and signs are up at both ends – just after B.V. Falls in north, and intersection in south) but it’s certainly open and passable as of New Years Eve.

    #19924

    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    I rode this with a friend on Friday last week. There is a section about 10 kms south of raglan where some of the 4WD boys have been having some fun, and have covered the road with 50mm of mud for about 30metres. If not treated with sufficient respect a rider could potentially lose their back wheel sideways and have a little lie down…..

    The rest of it was very nice.

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