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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS South Island tracks map Porika Road

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  • #1670
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Porika Road runs just South of SH6 between St Arnaud and Murchison and along with the Braeburn Track makes a much more adventurous, though slower, alt
    [See the full post at: Porika Road]

    #10055
    Ian Reed
    Participant
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    Track’s in pretty good nic today (24th October 2015). Wet and slippy as usual on the way up from the East but down to the lake isn’t any more rutty after the long hard winter than normal, none are criss-crossing the track so no need to hop ruts! Took my 800GS across just fine. Beautiful morning for it.

    #11002
    mig172
    Participant
    • Bike: xl500s
    Rank: 50cc Rider

    what about going in reverse

    #11015
    Ian Reed
    Participant
    Rank: 250cc Rider

    I wouldn’t have taken the 800 up from the Western side on my own, just in case, but I would if I hadn’t have been. No idea what the trail’s looking like now but it surely can’t have degraded significantly since October.

    #16965
    Juno
    Participant
    • Bike: 2012 BMW F800GS
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi All,

    Went over the Porika track on Fri 17th Feb 2017. Track was in good condition with very few ruts. Someone has graded sections of it in particular the steeper sections on the Western end. Worth doing while the weather is dry. I think someone has put an unauthorized ‘Road Closed’ sign at the Eastern end, because the track is Open from the other end and there are no obstructions through the whole track.

    #16969
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Thanks Juno. That sign has been there for a few years now.

    #28753
    Travers Gibson
    Participant
    • Town/City: Christchurch
    • Bike: R1200GS Adventure
    Rank: 125cc Rider

    Have just completed the track 26th January 2019. Fully loaded R1200GS Adventure from east to west. Good track going up and a little loose on the way down. Take you time and picking lines makes for a nice challenging ride.

    #29397
    Travers Gibson
    Participant
    • Town/City: Christchurch
    • Bike: R1200GS Adventure
    Rank: 125cc Rider

    The road is nice and clean at the moment, rode through on the 6-04-19 from the west to the east. Same bike as previous post.

    #35434
    bassman
    Participant
    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx\' DR650
    Rank: 650cc Rider

    Rode through early last week track open and easy all the way through.The downhill and the end to the lake was very grippy and posed no dramas.

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