Offlimits Tussock Adventure 2017
January 6, 2018 All Day
TUSSOCK ADVENTURE Saturday 6 January 2018
is a one day guided adventure bike ride that travels through the 63,000 ha Waiouru Military Training Area. This is a unique opportunity to spend a full day riding where few ever get the opportunity in their life-times to go.
Multiple riding groups are available:
Big bike and pillion rider friendly- these will travel only on gravel roads
Smaller bikes with knobbly/adventure tyres- these will travel a mixture of gravel and smooth flowing tank tracks.
Saturday 6 January 2018
Date has deliberately been chosen to coincide with those returning to work on Monday
This is a full day within the military training area.
0800hr: Meet at the National Army Museum at Waiouru
0815hr: Depart museum and enter the military secure zone; If you are not at the 0800hr meeting point then there is absolutely no way of getting into the military camp. Once inside the gate, we will have a comprehensive safety brief before splitting into groups and commencing the ride.
1800hr: We undertake to have you out of the training area and safely back onto SH1 no later than this. We will aim for 1700hr but depending upon the number of photos taken and places visited, it could be 1800hr
The route will vary depending upon the group you choose to ride in.
Anticipated distance will be a maximum of 200km. You will visit within the training area the military airfield, urban fighting village, Lake Moawhango including the dam and power station, the Kaimanawa horse herds, multiple military installations and shooting ranges, Moawhango River, military huts and much more.
Regardless of the group you choose, the scenery is unique. You will travel from lush green grasslands (many Kaimanawa wild horses are here) through thousands of hectares of tussock to bare rocky slopes at approximately 1300m.
There are fantastic photographic opportunities along the way and you are able to stop and take photos. However, you will be in an active military training area so some things cannot be photographed. You will be advised of these.
How to register Go to https://offlimits.co.nz/event/tussock-adventure/
Entry fee is only $60. Follow the instructions to register. The number of entries will be restricted to 150 Bikes. Early registration will avoid disappointment.