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Oreti Beach

A quick jaunt down to Riverton on a sunny Sunday morning along Oreti Beach. The Waimatukui River was little high due to rain over the few days previously. Whitebaiters out in force for opening weekend as well. Continued on around to Howells Point Riverton. Fantastic morning
Photo 1 of Oreti Beach Ride
Sign at the main beach entrance at the end of Dunns Road
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Perfect conditions for a ride on the beach
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The beach made famous by Burt Munro
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Always some thing to see on this ride
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Oreti beach in the background as viewed from the Riverton end
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Howells Point Riverton
Oreti Beach was a key location for the film 'The World's Fastest Indian', which tells the story of Southland motorcycling hero Burt Munro. At around 26KM in length, the beach provided Munro with a testing and racing site for his modified Indian motorcycle. In February 1957 Munro set a New Zealand Open Beach record of 131.38 mph at Oreti Beach; in 1975 he raised this to 136 mph.
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