Karamea to Haast - 2017

My father, who normally resides at the top end of Australia as a tour guide, is over here in New Zealand for a few months. I've decked out my backup DRZ400 with 17 inch wheels and a lowering link for his little hobbit legs and we’ve already sunk our teeth into a couple of great trips over the last couple of months. 

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The trip we've just returned from was another goodie, it was planned around riding and camping down the beautiful South Island’s West Coast from Karamea to Haast.

With New Zealand’s summer so far dumping record levels of rain, we were crossing fingers that Mother Nature would stop being so difficult and serve up some nice weather. Thankfully, she did just that. Before the trip began however, I needed to get from Christchurch to the starting point at Karamea. It was a fairly tame tarmac trip, but very enjoyable as I rode and set some new Mototokens along the way. 

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Reference Link : Lake Grasmere
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Reference Link : Mount White Bridge
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Reference Link : Hawdon Valley
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Reference Link : Bealey Bridge
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Reference Link : Otira Viaduct
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Reference Link : Stanley Gooseman Bridge
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Reference Link : Stanley Gooseman Bridge
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Reference Link : Lake Poerua
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Reference Link : Lake Poerua
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Reference Link : Ten Mile Creek
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Let the ride begin!

One of the main focuses of the trip was to set new Mototokens down the coast and GPS log some new tracks. Most of the places I have previously ridden and simply needed to get some good photos while there were a few spots I hadn’t yet ridden that I was very much looking forward to. With the weather being kind and kicking the day off with blue skies, we were off. 

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Reference Link : Happy Valley Saddle
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Reference Link : Tiphead Road Lookout
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Reference Link : Cape Foulwind Lookout
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Reference Link : Beach Road
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Reference Link : Wall Island
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Reference Link : Okari Lagoon
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Reference Link : Beach Road Cove
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Reference Link : Okari Lagoon
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Reference Link : Constant Bay Lookout
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Reference Link : Four Mile Road Dam
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Reference Link : Old Fox River Bridge
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Reference Link : Tipperary Creek
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Reference Link : Big Rock
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Reference Link : Taramakau Estuary
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Reference Link : Totara Valley Road
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Reference Link : Ross Reservoir
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Reference Link : Roddy Nugget Cafe and Bar
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Reference Link : Waikoriri Stream Bridge
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Reference Link : Bold Head
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Reference Link : Waitaha River Bridge
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Reference Link : Greens Beach
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Reference Link : Lord Range Lookout
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Reference Link : Sandy Beach
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Reference Link : Waita River Mouth
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Reference Link : Jackson Bay Wharf
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Reference Link : Landsborough River
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Reference Link : Pleasant Flat Bridge
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Reference Link : Camp Creek Lookout
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Reference Link : The Neck
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Reference Link : Hawea Township Lookout
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Reference Link : Lindis Pass Hotel Ruins
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Reference Link : Lindis Pass Hotel Ruins
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