New Plymouth Tour : New Plymouth - Piopio - Matiere - Stratford (NZ_TTC 8)

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Info
Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 13, 2017
Length : 315 kms / 195.7 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous
January 13, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Starting just outside Stratford (south of New Plymouth) we take the famous State Highway 43 (known locally as the ‘Forgotten World Highway’). This road climbs through some rugged, beautiful countryside. About half way up the road is Hobbit’s Hole (a local name for the Moki Tunnel). After the tunnel, there is a light gravel section so care should be taken. Later the route joins up with State Highway 4 and then down on to the the amazing Highway 3 towards New Plymouth. Spectacular scenery, loads of twisties and some fast straight sections make this an awesome ride. Sweeping corners mostly with some tighter ones over Mount Messenger and Tongaporutu Gorge.


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  • rabbit
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