Puketoi Road

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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Puketoi Road

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  bassman 1 year, 2 months ago.

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  • #916

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

    Puketoi Road links Pori Road to Haunui Road and then Route 52. From the Pori Road end the track starts off as good gravel but it then deteriorates to a farm track which can very slippery in winter.
    The road can also sometimes be closed in winter and can have bog holes and washouts.
    [See the full post at: Puketoi Road]

    #12042

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    This road, sorry track, was what we all enjoy – remote, unmaintained (but not too rough or boggy), wild rabbits everywhere plus great views, hence I highly recommend it.
    After you turn right from Pori Road in to Puketoi Road within 500 metres you ride through a tree canopy covered stretch of road and are confronted with a two storey immaculate tudor style home which is part of a large Landcorp farm. You will want to stop and take a photo I guarantee it!
    The road then starts to climb and narrow leading to the sign which says “Road not maintained by council” and it’s here you let out an excited “you beauty” and ride on climbing – the road becoming more like a farm track.
    At the top and down most of the other side there are no signs of civilisation so ride carefully if alone (like I did) as you probably don’t want to ditch it needing help and have to wait three days for a farm vehicle to pass!
    When you finally ride past the farm house on the eastern side and pop out at the bottom of the road there is a hostel here to crash for the night instead of carrying on out to the coast – which on back roads took me at least another couple of hours.

    #12207

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Here are some Puketoi Road pics.

    #14333

    bassman
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Sadly only got half way through yesterday from Pori rd end.Track was still in good nick for the first few kays .Then it turned to muddy farm track and the mighty Xcx was up to its axles in soft mud on the original just legal bridgstone tyres so had to turn back to Pori rd and out to 52 which was a great little ride in itself.Should have fitted the knobbies back on I had used for Makairo rd ride Doh!

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