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Old 23-05-2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Trans_NZ_North Island....4-WEST_Clevedon to Woodville

OPTION B

"CLEVEDON-> STRATFORD THE QUICK WAY"....SORT OF


Using more sealed roads for some faster progress, it's still 450km for the first part, including ~100km of gravel and a bucketload of magic vistas.
Adding the second leg from Stratford to Woodville is another ~400km day, incl. some worthwhile extras, but nearly exclusively on sealed roads. This could possibly be a 2-day route in total... with the Crossover of the 2 listed routes at Stratford/ New Plymouth to allow for a MIX 'N MATCH of routing-chunks.



CLEVEDON -> MERCER -> BRIEN RD -> HWY22 -> WAITETUNA VLY -> SH39/ SH3 /SH4 -> OHURA RD. -> SH43 "FORGOTTEN WORLD" TO STRATFORD


MAP 1 of 2 : https://goo.gl/4XQRWn






THERE'S A REASON FOR CROSSING THE SH1 MAIN HIGHWAY AT MERCER...







PONGANUI RD WHICH MORPHS INTO BRIEN RD, IS A LITTLE PEARLER...WAIKATO PURE











THE HIGHWAY22 IS THE SEALED EQUIVALENT OF THIS






HEADING SOUTH









THAT'S HOW THEY DO IT "IN THE REPUBLIC" :-)








MAP 2 of 2 : https://goo.gl/xLhgtD






NEAR TE ROTI






GOOD STUFF! TAWHITI MUSEUM... http://www.tawhitimuseum.co.nz/







LONELY BENDS....THE TAITOTARA VALLEY












-> WOODVILLE.
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