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Waitahu River is just a few km out of Reefton off Gannons Road on SH69 heading towards the Buller Gorge. It’s a one road in one road out track that runs alongside the Waitahu River.
This track will be different every time you ride it as it’s state is very dependant on recent weather conditions.
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On our NIIS trip 3/5/15 at the first difficult stream crossing, the Waitahu River has scoured out the track, & the stream is no longer crossable…
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Went there yesterday and was quite interesting.
A lot of water at the moment and the river claims more and more land back. It’s just one part after roughly 3km who make you really struggle. A side stream of the river washed the track away. So now there is a 4m deep and 5m wide interesting challenge. On the way in i had no problems but way back was funny to climb the steep up with my heavy KLR
Depends really on weather but i think for all around 450cc nice fun track with bigger and heavier bikes some pieces become nuts. Still was a nice workout
Regards the comment of box a bit – i went 8.7km on the track then i came to a big stream crossing but i seen no signs of a track going further but would be very nice camp spot