Porika Road

This article documents Porika Road

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The below photos take you from the start of Porika Road at the Howard Velley Road intersection over to Lake Rotoroa camping ground

Track maintenance

The track does not get highly prioritized in the case of slips etc damaging the track and can take a while before repairs are done. The slip in the photos below (still passable on bike) stayed like this for quite some time

Route Overview

Route Overview
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Access Information

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Terrain Information

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Bike Requirements

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GPX Information

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Additional Information

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Cautions and Safety

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Updates

RMOTO
Update by RMOTO (27/10/2014)
As of the 26/10/2014  the current condition on the north side is great, coming down the south side it is in average condition, quite churned up with a lot of loose rock about.
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Reviews

TeHopo
Review by TeHopo (1/7/2016)
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A staple route for me on any ride over to the other coast with some stunning views, sections of it quickly become dangerously slippery with some rain.
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Eleanor
Review by Eleanor (1/12/2014)
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Rode west to east on 17/11/12. A must do track for the view and the ride up through the beech forest. The descent to the lake is rougher at the top than it was at the same time last year. It looks like 4WDs have been churning up the rocks.
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Asterix
Review by Asterix (14/11/2014)
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Rode West to East across this route in March 2014 on a G650 and a XT660 with hard panniers as part of a 5 day trip around central and Northern South Island. Great views and forest but from the crest of the hill down towards the lake there is an approx 500m stretch that is...
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Photos

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Photoset by RMOTO (27/10/2014)
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larryp
Photoset by larryp (28/4/2015)
I had a go at the Porika Rd leaving from Lake Rotoroa up the steep switch back. I also had my partner, top box and panniers. It didn't take long before my front wheel was starting to lift off the ground and my partner had to start walking. She only had to walk 2 or 3...
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