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The RemoteMoto New Zealand South Island route map contains 861 individual adventure routes PLUS all the best motorbike access campsites, huts, points of interest and fuel stations. Each route has been personally ridden, GPS logged, photographed, graded from Tarmac to Grade 5 and is available with comprehensive information and a GPX file to download. If you prefer to build your own adventure routes then the RemoteMoto route map offers you the LARGEST resource for planning your next EPIC South Island adventure ride!

If you want to avoid the task of building your own route then the Exploration Routes will be perfect for you. These offer you the BEST single day to multi-day routes and are ready to load to your GPS and GO! They have a printable booklet that includes detailed photos, route descriptions, downloadable GPX files PLUS all the important information such as fuel stops, food supplies, dining options, camping options, hotel/motel accommodation, seasonal access information and route cautions. Click here for: Exploration Routes

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Route Overview

General Overview
This is cracking ride out in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island with stunning beach and hill top views.
Start/Finish Point
It can be started anywhere along the route but the natural place to start is either the Black Dog Pub Makotuku (near Ormondville) or Havelock North.
Terrain includes
Mainly gravel roads some tar seal, beach riding, flat rock terrain, 300m section of clay track.
Distance
Leg 1 = 179kms from The Black Dog in Makotuku To Havelock North via Porangahau.
Leg 2 =103kms from Havelock North to the Black Dog via Norsewood for fuel, 282kms for the return loop.
Max Fuel Leg
Norsewood to Havelock North (via Porangahau) 190kms. At the time of publishing this fuel is not available at the Porangahau Garage ring for further info on 06 855 5247.
Ride Time
8 hours with lunch and rest stops for both legs as a loop.
Accommodation
Black Dog Pub, free DOC camping at Porangahau, or Havelock North has accommodation from budget motels to five star luxury with underground parking.
Access Permission
None required all public roads.
Access Limitations
As this is a beach ride going around the point it is tide dependent ideally one to two hours either side of low tide is best.
Preparation and Safety
Narrow winding gravel roads, particularly the beach rock section and clay based track can be slippery when wet.

Legs in this Exploration Route

Overview
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Leg 1 <span>(25 photos)</span>
Leg 1 (25 photos)
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Leg 2 <span>(10 photos)</span>
Leg 2 (10 photos)
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