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  • #6997
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Muriwai Beach is one of Auckland’s premier beaches, it is a popular weekend destination. There are several ways to enter and exit Muriwai Beach, 2 of
    [See the full post at: Muriwai Beach]

    #9484
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Muriwai Beach access, Wilson Rd

    Goood to now, there is far up north a third access to the beach at muriwai. Short, but pretty cool to drive. Sand, Mud and after rain deep water puddle. Easy to do it. Just the last hill up to the dune could be tricky for heavy bikes.

    #17566
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Heres a clip of Wilson road, before you turn off onto the sand. Its a nice gravel road with an epic view at the end. Down the hill is a lake, all very scenic, even if you don’t go onto the beach.

    #17567
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    that didnt work… wrong video…..try again

    #17675
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    <cite> @OldBeer said:</cite>
    that didnt work… wrong video…..try again

    Very good. I see my old Orange KTM a few pictures earlier too

    #18579
    ErnieL
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    First time to Muriwai on ROAD TYRES. super fun slidding around. I actually learned not control the bike better

    #18602
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    @ErnieL said:
    First time to Muriwai on ROAD TYRES. super fun slidding around. I actually learned not control the bike better

    Yer its real fun out there and defanately better on the beach fun wise with a less aggressive tire

    #18900
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Police to use covert cameras on Muriwai Beach

    You can read the full article on AStuff.co.nz: https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/95162823/police-to-use-covert-cameras-on-muriwai-beach

    Increasing complaints about dangerous driving on a deadly Auckland beach have prompted police to install hidden cameras.

    Police will also step-up patrols on west coast Muriwai Beach in an effort to stamp-out dangerous and unauthorised driving.

    The Auckland Council owned cameras will help police corroborate complaints piling-up from members of the public about unsafe beach drivers.

    #19814
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    For anyone thinking about sneaking up into the Muriwai bombing range, they are watching you.

    NZDF to use Drones to Patrol Kaipara Weapons Range

    Drone technology will be used by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to improve security at the Kaipara Air Weapons Range (KAWR). Public access to the range is banned at all times.
    Despite this, persistent incursions from the public still occur and NZDF protection patrols will now use drones to take images to help identify unauthorised people and vehicles within the zone.

    Specialist infra-red cameras are also deployed at strategic locations around the NZDF zone to capture vehicle movements.
    The range is at the north-west end of South Head on Kaipara Harbour. It extends down the west coast as far as the “26 Mile” warning sign and includes part of the south coast of the Kaipara Harbour entrance.

    It’s in an area of sand dunes, beach front, wetland and tussocks and is used for weapons testing and NZDF training activities.
    The peak pressure on range security is in late spring and summer, especially on weekends and holidays, as more people access the beach.
    These include people in four-wheel-drive vehicles, on motorcycles, and who go surfcasting along the coast.

    While there is a reasonable level of public awareness among local residents and users, many beach users are from the wider Auckland region and are unaware that access to the range is banned all year – at all times. Breaches of access to the range are frequent by those unaware of the danger.
    The range is clearly defined on the seven NZDF warning signs located at strategic points in the South Head area, and these signs also outline the ban on access at all times.

    Banning notices are issued by NZDF patrols and the New Zealand Police can prosecute repeat offenders identified during sting operations on the range.

    The range is managed from RNZAF Base Auckland in consultation with Ngati Whatua o Kaipara (via Ng? Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Ngahere Ltd), Hancocks Forestry, the police, and the Department of Conservation.

    From: http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/news/media-releases/2017/20171018-nzdf-to-use-drones-to-patrol-kaipara-weapons-range.htm

    #19826
    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hope they aren’t the US style armed drones. Mark might not return from one of his Saturday jurnts…

    #19828
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Breaking news, Military Drone destroyed by mysterious sand roost 🙂

    Other option I dig in

    #24897
    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Town/City: Nor-West
    • Bike: DRZ400E
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    After all this rain lately the Paper road from the beach to Wilson Rd was in really good shape, nice and firm. Get in there!


    @daniel_fisher
    Eddie edited this, you don’t need the Youtube embed code just copy and paste the videos youtube url

    #27607
    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Town/City: Nor-West
    • Bike: DRZ400E
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Muriwai turned up the wow factor yesterday evening.

    Looking towards Muriwai on Wilson Road
    Watching the sunset at Muriwai

    #27611
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Very Cool Daniel been there a couple of times recently ourselves lately. I think we posted here but in Auckland rides, forgot about this page
    BTW my old KTM and I feature in the first pic on this thread from many moons ago.

    #28977
    ADV77
    Participant
    • Bike: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure R
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Good Sunday Ride. Wilsons Road Murwai Beach.

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