Russell Backroad

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.5
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road4.0

Info
Route Added By : kiwibob
Date : January 25, 2012
Length : 60 kms / 37.3 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
April 14, 2013 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

You can LOOP this by using the FERRY!! A ferry goes from Russel to Opua, and you can continue from there back to Whangarei or elsewhere. Road is really fun now that its not gravel!


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  • Wheke
  • 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XP
  • score: 43
January 25, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

As always in rural NZ the surface is a constant surprise. This route is only recently tar sealed and (on this occasion) still lots of gravel patches but they should clear quickly.

Outside of the holiday season I'd expect little traffic except locals so you'd need to be on the lookout. There was also a stock drover with a small mob of cattle.


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  • kiwibob
  • BMW F650GS (twin)
  • score: 78