Hi, Is this still the same or worst/better? A post from 2003 all what I could find. (See below) "THOMPSONS TRACK. 20kms west of the city of Tauranga on SH2 turn left, its signposted. Runs across the Kaimai ranges, 20kms long to Shafts bury Road sth of Te Aroha on the Waikato side. I did this one from Waikato side. Track is fine to top and then ya go down about 3kms and track turns into a big muddy bog with drop offs and ruts. had the back wheel under water at one stage and the cylinder heads on me PD. Took four hours with the help op a couple of chook chaser riders. I had three days off work cause I was so sore after this from all the pulling and yanking. not even 2 wheel drive 4 wheelers make it thru sometimes."