kiwibob

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  • Member Since : September 8, 2009
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  • Region : North Island, New Zealand
  • Motorcycle : BMW F650GS (twin)
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New Zealand
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Gentle Annie : Omahu - Taihape

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
February 18, 2013 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The Gentle Annie Hill in the middle is narrow with very poor surface and steep but the rest of it is in good order and all tar seal (thats only recent in places so there are still quite a few loose stone chips)

No real worries about the police but youll be hard pressed to break the speed limit as this is a real twister.

Virtually no traffic on the Monday in February 2013 when we went but quite a few road works going on and we gather there are normally a lot of heavy trucks to be wary of.

We loved it.


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Gentle Annie : Gisborne - Wairoa

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
February 18, 2013 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

No real worries about the police but youll be hard pressed to break the speed limit as this is a real twister.

Virtually no traffic on the Friday in February when we went.


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Paparoa - Dargaville

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
January 25, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A quiet road (highway 12) with a mix of hill country and flats. Good fun.


Russell Backroad

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
January 25, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

As always in rural NZ the surface is a constant surprise. This route is only recently tar sealed and (on this occasion) still lots of gravel patches but they should clear quickly.

Outside of the holiday season I'd expect little traffic except locals so you'd need to be on the lookout. There was also a stock drover with a small mob of cattle.


Tangowahini - Kaikohe

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
January 25, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

As always in rural NZ the surface is a constant surprise. This makes a very nice alternative to the coastal route but only if you've already done that one.


Panguru - Aripara

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
January 25, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

As always in rural NZ the surface is a constant surprise. This was a spectacular ride and hardly any traffic.


1 : Kartaia - Cape Reinga

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

The last few kilometers were tar sealed earlier this year (2010) making this one of the must do roads in the country. Its quiet, apart from tourist traffic so pick your time, and offers spectacular views


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39 / Hamilton Bypass : Otorobanga - Hamilton

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

This route has been well signposted in recent years and is much busier than it used to be. It still makes an excellent alternative to transiting Hamilton and will certainly save time as well as being much more interesting.


Taupo Western Route

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

The western route makes a great alternative to the main north-south route through the North Island. The roads are in generally good condition with wide sweeping bends. The main hazards are the logging trucks which can move surprisingly fast and consequent overtakers.


Coromandel Circuit (NZ_TTC 3)

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Probably one of the best days out you can find in the North Island. Weekends are best avoided due to the volume of traffic.


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Hunua Circuit

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

An interesting mix of rural back roads with good lunch stops at Cleveden


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Manukau Heads - Waiuku

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Another nice circuit and Waiuku is pretty good for lunch spots. Make sure to stop at the top and walk up to the lighthouse (theres a clean public loo there too)


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Highway 22

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

One of the local favorites, coupled with a great selection of places for lunch in Raglan


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Highway 54 : Hunterville - Palmerston North

North Island > New Zealand > Oceania
December 18, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.7

Make sure to stop at the Stormy Point Lookout for fantastic views of the Rangateki Valley


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