Monthly Archives: April 2018

Arthur’s Pass and the not so WEsT Coast


Leaving Christchurch we made for the #73 and stopped in Sheffield for their “world famous” hot pies.  5 star pie for sure. Today we must have seem several hundred bikes coming towards us over the pass and we found out why late.… Read the rest

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South Island-Molesworth and Christchurch


Today we are heading to the ferry across the Cook (as in captain) straight to the South island, but the sailing is not until 1330.

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We headed out just after 7 and made for Mike’s favorite coffee and scone spot for breakfast.… Read the rest

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Today it is cloudy and cooler as we head towards Wellington and the ferry to the south island.

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We had planned to ride out to the Gannet colony at Cape kidnapper, but after getting most of the way out there we found the access is blocked by private land and you have to go on a tour.… Read the rest

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“Where did you ride to today?” “A lake starts with a W, but can’t pronounce it.”

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Today the forecast is supposed to be good and we planned the cross road route back north west to Rotorua past Lake Waikaremoana on as the sign warns  “ Caution 105 km of curvy un-surfaced road”. You never know though as the weather changes here every few hours and the forecast is very unreliable.… Read the rest

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Coromandel Peninsula and the East Cape!

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Today we want to get out onto the Coromandel Peninsula and are hoping for clear skies to get some Milky Way shots, but it is pretty cloudy.

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Leaving Mangawhai heads we gassed up with 91 and then we took the back roads, but had to get on the Highway 1 after 30 km just before Wellsford.… Read the rest

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North to Cape Reinga and South to Mangawhai Heads

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Our plan over the next few days is to make it to the north tip of the island at Cape Reinga. Today we set off on our own and rode south west to Dargaville.

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This is Sunday and there are almost no cars on the road.… Read the rest

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