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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS South Island tracks map Mavora Lakes – The Von Road

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  • #2376
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Mavora Lakes Road starts almost halfway between Te Anau & Mossburn on SH94 and heads 35km north east before tee’ing off to the North-West and head
    [See the full post at: Mavora Lakes – The Von Road]

    #16450
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    There are/were a number of tracks worth exploring North of the Mavora lakes sidetrack however as of this week these have been closed due to 4wd’s creating significant damage in the area.

    Have a look at this post on the Christchurch 4wd Club on Facebook for some pictures: https://www.facebook.com/christchurch.4wd.club/posts/1582275911788512

    #31563
    Hanafi
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    from: Real Journeys Contact Centre <[email protected]>
    date: 23 Sep 2019, 10:28
    subject: RE: Enquiry: Walters Peak to Queenstown – 2pax + 2 x motorcycles

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your email.

    I am afraid we will no longer be offering motorbike transfers as of 1st October 2019.

    If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards

    Bethan

    #31874
    andylangford
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    As noted you can no longer take your bike on The Earnslaw however Southern Discoveries will take bike on their Catamaran which goes to mt Nicholas Station. $80 for bike & rider & roughly 45 minutes. I did this on Saturday & they were really helpful.

    Enjoy

    #31877
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Thanks @hanafiz and @andylangford I’ve updated the page info above.

    Did either of you happen to get any pics of the Catamaran or a GPS track of gthe section from Mt Nicholson station over to Walter Peak station that I could update things with?

    #35515
    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Did this trip to Walter Peak and back on 25 Nov 2020. 1200GS and DRZ250.

    After the 35kms of gravel to the Lakes turn off its another 50kms to the end of the road at Walter Peak Station. There were 2 fords both about up to the hubs or more. Not very wide. We rode through a couple of times for fun. There are also a couple of fords beside narrow bridges which you can do too. It took us 3 hours from the Lakes turn off to get there and back including a leg stretch and quick bite at the Lake and mucking about in the fords

    Theres a pretty steep section with some epic drop offs just before Mt Nicholas Station which you pass through to get to Wakter Peak Statipn. Sorry Eddie i didnt gps it.

    We didnt take the boat so it was a long day from Bannockburn at around 550 kms. Te Anau would be a better base so this would be a natural trip to add to a ride to Milford Sound. If youre coming in from Mossburn end you take Centre Hill Rd which joins up with Mavora Lakes Rd a few kms in.

    The Von and Mavora Lakes roads are both excellent and well worth riding in and out. The views are stunning and for a day on gravel its up there with Molesworth i think. No power lines to spoil the view here.

    Very very dusty though.

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