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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map Takaputahi Road – Otipi Track

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

    Running off The Motu Road, Takaputahi Rd is a well groomed gravel road with several small fords towards it’s end. Takaputahi Road is a dead end road b
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    #28623
    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Town/City: Nor-West
    • Bike: DRZ400E
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Stayed at the free Doc camp ground, nice and secluded with two fire pits and a river by your feet to enjoy. Just remember to bring loo paper as was none in the long drop. Near the end of Takaputahi Rd well past the campground is a water crossing that could be good for practice. I didn’t cross the river to Otipi track as was by myself and there was certainly some current and depth to it.
    Water crossing near end of Takaputahi Rd

    End of public access on Takaputahi Rd

    Water crossing to Otipi Track

    Whitikau Campsite

    #28628
    Shredda
    Participant
    • Bike: Yamaha XT660R
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    A group of 3 of us on Wednesday 2 January did what must have been the Otipi Track.
    Crossed the river to the right of the bridge. Reasonably technical in spots, a couple of slips across the track.
    Lunch in the long grass beside the Motu River.
    Great ride though !

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