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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS South Island tracks map The Rainbow Road

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  • #975
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    The Rainbow Road is one of the must-do’s of the Upper South Island for adventure riders. The road is a private road that was constructed to allow maintenance access to the power lines that the road follows. The land’s leaseholder allows public access from Boxing Day 26 December to 5pm on Easter Monday
    [See the full post at: The Rainbow Road]

    #982
    barrie wallington
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    A great ride, one of my favourites, last time I went through was last November and it had a few slips so be careful if travelling alone

    #7290
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    One of our FB members recently rode through the Rainbow and recorded some video.

    #10986
    mig172
    Participant
    • Bike: xl500s
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    one of the best rides in nz,old enduro rider.

    #10987
    mig172
    Participant
    • Bike: xl500s
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    molesworth nother good one

    #11611
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    As of 18/02/2016 the Rainbow Road will be closed for a few days due to recent weather.

    #15855
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Following the recent Kaikoura earthquakes the Rainbow Road is closed due to a slip.

    You can find updates on this page on the doc website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/issues/kaikoura-earthquake/

    The Rainbow Road through the station is also closed until further notice due to a large slip.

    #16127
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    A group of riders were granted access on December 5th and headed in from St Arnaud. 45km or so in there was a large impassable slip so it’s likely to be closed for a while.

    #16249
    Budvar
    Participant
    • Bike: KLR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    <cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
    A group of riders were granted access on December 5th and headed in from St Arnaud. 45km or so in there was a large impassable slip so it’s likely to be closed for a while.

    Just spoke with the Farm Manager Road is open and he said the slip isn’t anymore. I gonna have a look on Friday we will see

    #16502
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    The rainbow was open but it closed again due to floods and related damage.

    http://rainbowstation.co.nz/rainbow-access/

    #16514
    ChrisCole
    Participant
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Thank you for the update Eddie, I will phone the farm manager to see if its likely to be open this week, looks a bit like we will have to miss it out on our way down to Bannockburn

    #16595
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Summer? what summer.

    These pics were taken at the Lake Tennyson campsite on Jan 4th 2017

    https://www.facebook.com/Dwightsoutdoors/posts/1189452067774807

    #19650
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Another update to the Rainbow Road

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/st-james-conservation-area/motor-vehicle-access/
    Alert – 29 September 2017: Major damage to Tophouse Road. Recent flooding of the Clarence River has severely eroded large sections of Tophouse Road from St James Homestead to Maling Pass. Access is restricted until further notice.

    #19660
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
    #19910
    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Town/City: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R80 G/S, R100GS & M72 Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hurunui District Council Facebook page 27/10/17 @6.21pm ‘Tophouse Road is now open.
    The road is still rough, however 2wd can get through if the drive is taken gently.’

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