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King Country Exploration Route - Leg 2

Leg 2 - Details

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Photo 1 of King Country Explorer #1
Awakino Heads
Photo 2 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 3 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 4 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 5 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 6 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 7 of King Country Explorer #1
Taumatamaire Road.
Photo 8 of King Country Explorer #1
Takiri Road
Photo 9 of King Country Explorer #1
Takiri Road
Photo 10 of King Country Explorer #1
Takiri Road
Photo 11 of King Country Explorer #1
Takiri Road

Leg 2 - Overview

Leg Overview
After leaving Mokau and filling up at Waitomo petrol station, it's onto Taumatamaire Road, a gravel back road offering some great views from the ridge line. There can be free-roaming sheep. Toward the end of Taumatamaire Road there are a number of rock outcrops that look like miniature versions of the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. From there it's through Aria, the picturesque Takiri Road, Ongarue-Waimiha Road to Taumarunui.
Terrain Overview
The terrain is Grade 1 gravel roads mixed with tarmac.
Leg Distance
127 km.
Ride Time
Conservative seat time is around 2 hours and 30 minutes however this will vary depending on your riding style.
Route Cautions
General tarmac cautions exist such as tourist traffic and blind corners. General gravel road cautions exist such as off-camber corners, rain ruts, uneven gravel, blind corners and the presence of loose stock.

Leg 2 - Start Point

Fuel Stations
None.
Food Supplies
None.
Cafes / Restaurants
None.

Leg 2 - Enroute

Fuel Stations
6 km into Leg 2 you can fuel up at Waitomo Fuel Station in Awakino. This fuel station is a 24/7 self service station. Ph 0800 922 123
Food Supplies
None.
Cafes / Restaurants
None.

Leg 2 - End Point

Fuel Stations
Taumarunui BP.
4 Hakiaha St,
Ph 07-895 7863.
Food Supplies
Taumarunui has a number of food and drink supply options from bakeries to supermarkets.
Cafes / Restaurants
Taumarunui has a number of cafe dining options,mostly in the main street.
Accommodation
Taumarunui has a Campground and a number of motels.
Forgotten World Motel.
9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui.
Ph 07-895 7181
We can recommend this motel. Excellent location.

KELLY'S RIVERSIDE MOTEL.
10 River Road, Taumarunui.
0800 554 000.

Alexander Spa Motel.
6 Marae St, Taumarunui.
Ph 07-895 8501

Taumarunui Holiday Park.
487 Totara St, Manunui, Taumarunui.
Ph 07-895 9345.

Airbnb.
Humble Abode.
6 Reu Street, Taumarunui.
Taumarunui.
We can recommend this accommodation.
www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/24481140?adults=1&toddlers=0&guests=1

Legs in this Exploration Route

Overview
Overview
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Leg 1 <span>(23 photos)</span>
Leg 1 (23 photos)
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Leg 2 <span>(11 photos)</span>
Leg 2 (11 photos)
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