New Zealand pics. Let's see 'em!

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  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Nice dream though
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    Yeah...and not bloody stopping till it turns real again! :D
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  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    We are going to have plan a celebration trip when that happens
  4. tuscan

    tuscan Been here awhile

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  5. tuscan

    tuscan Been here awhile

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    Patarau River
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    Lake Otuhie Outlet
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    Coast between Patarau and Anatori
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    Anatori River
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    Whanganui Inlet
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    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Yep, & on to the road end at Turamawiwi. From there you can take to the beach if the tide is right & usually get down as far as Big river without too much drama if you can handle a bit of sand. The Big river crossing is a bit more serious. In the right conditions you can also ride the beach from Patarau to Anatori - can be a bit gnarly in places though.

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    Cheers
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  9. tuscan

    tuscan Been here awhile

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    Yep all public access.
    South of Anatori don't know as you need a low river to cross. It was running quite high yesterday and would have resulted in a drowned vehicle...
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  10. oldbeer

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    Doesn't sound very restful! We can think about it when we get there.
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  11. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    You'll be right. Easy ride down to the river. Great place!
  12. bikemoto

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    At low tide it's simple sand with a couple of shallow creeks from the Paturau to the Anatori, including (usually) the Lake Otuhie outlet which is Sandhills Creek. I've spent many Easters camped on that farm as there's a big caver's get-together. Usually the hardest part of riding the moto from there to Anatori or Paturau is getting down Sandhills Creek as it's boulders and driftwood in soft sand! There's a rocky ford at the Anatori and again at the Turimawiwi. And from there it's usually easy down the beach across the Anaweka to Big River.

    Just south of Paturau are some rock shelves which are bypassed by a sandy-bottomed rock arch, very cool and makes the trip worth doing. When the tide first blocks the passage through the arch you might be able to cross the rock shelves with care.

    A very quiet year at Paturau camp, IIRC there was a big weather bomb that stopped quite a few people travelling and this was the only sunny day!!
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    North side of Anatori looking north, the beach is like this all the way to Sandhills Creek and beyond to the rock arch area near Paturau:
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    Limestone bluffs near the Paturau River mouth, and the reason cavers love the area:
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    Magic place.
  13. Takataka

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    One thing to note with the Anaweka is that it's very salty water even when the tide is low (drains back out from the estuary). Don't drop your bike! There can be hidden holes so I advise walking it first.

    A bunch of locals at the Anatori river mouth.
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    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    if you ever visit a "spectacularly scenic english valley"

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    Great Langdale Valley, Cumbria

    you'll be underwhelmed

    as we have far too many to list
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    Watershed rd this morning taking long way back to Auckland 20201115_100123.jpg 20201115_101258.jpg
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    Maungatapu yesterday:
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