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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #15 on: 09 January, 2012, 01:35:10 PM »
Never driven it, always thought that I should... thanks Pete :)
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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #16 on: 09 January, 2012, 03:32:30 PM »
Never driven it, always thought that I should... thanks Pete :)

Dont drive it man, ride it. heaps better :)

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #17 on: 13 January, 2012, 10:55:14 PM »
you missed the kawarua gorge..... that runs as an alternative to the crown range lol.
also an amazing drive.

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #18 on: 19 January, 2012, 09:27:17 PM »
crown range is amazing i do it fortnightly and it has some views buy being over 1km high you would expect that. juleon i wouldnt really wana do crown range in the winter is quite steep and a long way down

agree with andy summit road is mint for tarmac rally styles it sux cos its still closed >:(

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #19 on: 26 January, 2012, 09:22:27 PM »
Good write up mate. Nice read.
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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #20 on: 26 January, 2012, 09:32:20 PM »

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #21 on: 17 March, 2012, 05:08:54 PM »
I have found a road that I have put on my list of roads I have to travel in my lifetime. It's called Atlantic road, located in Norway.


The highlight being the Storseisundet Bridge which is this little gem...



Basically it's an 8km long road that twists in and around some islands located in Norway, the views are spectacular! Imagine driving that in your dream car!

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #22 on: 17 March, 2012, 11:42:14 PM »
woooooooooooohoooooooooooo go gizzayy!! i agree with our gorge, it is a epic place to really get to know your car thru and thru, fast and slow sections etc, love it, but then travelling south from here to napier is similar, love that road too! coming napier to gizzy has some really nice flowing corners and can do some fast times, did it 1 hour 45 in my evo in the rain, with a google map time of 2 hours 40!

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #23 on: 18 March, 2012, 01:15:36 AM »
I have found a road that I have put on my list of roads I have to travel in my lifetime. It's called Atlantic road, located in Norway.


The highlight being the Storseisundet Bridge which is this little gem...



Basically it's an 8km long road that twists in and around some islands located in Norway, the views are spectacular! Imagine driving that in your dream car!

Dammit James my life just became more expensive!

woooooooooooohoooooooooooo go gizzayy!! i agree with our gorge, it is a epic place to really get to know your car thru and thru, fast and slow sections etc, love it, but then travelling south from here to napier is similar, love that road too! coming napier to gizzy has some really nice flowing corners and can do some fast times, did it 1 hour 45 in my evo in the rain, with a google map time of 2 hours 40!

Does you average speed work out legal?
I havent done this road but I hear its worth of doing more than 3 times :)
old, fat & slow - not as slow as you though.

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #24 on: 18 March, 2012, 10:00:26 AM »
Does you average speed work out legal?
I havent done this road but I hear its worth of doing more than 3 times :)
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ummm yeaaa na it wasnt legal a, it was done a wee while ago, slowed down since then, at the time it was good, but you look back now and think it was a bit stupid, but then again it has been known possible to do it in a hour and a half in the dry. they have recently improved the road fitting a ne bridge over a gorge which saves a heap of time! and if you have ever been that way you'll know how narrow that gorge was as in parts if two trucks met they would touch, trucks had to call each other and basically stop to get thru, but this is the new bridge.

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #25 on: 02 January, 2017, 10:02:05 PM »
5 year bump for a lovely set of roads that you should target if you're doing a roadtrip this summer.

I've got another one to add... State Highway 60 between Riwaka and Takaka, a.k.a. the Takaka hill rd. I was fortunate to drive this in my Primera at the start of 2013 and it's a great road to exploit the inherent nimbleness of Primeras & Pulsars. It's a steep climb with seemingly endless 35 & 45km/h corners, followed by an equally steep descent, regardless of the direction of travel. Grab a bach for a few nights in Golden Bay and enjoy the area while you're at it.


What great NZ roads can you recommend?
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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #26 on: 03 January, 2017, 12:37:12 PM »
State Highway 60 between Riwaka and Takaka, a.k.a. the Takaka hill rd.

+1 on this, drove it in a diesel Santa Fe and it was still amazing! May well be on the detour hit list for the drive home from the National Meet.

Although the recent earthquake has made it into a main road and ruined it with heavy traffic, the back road between Culverden and Kaikoura is amazing. When (if) the coastal route re-opens, it will be well worth the extra half hour travel time if you're coming south down the east coast.  Plenty of 20km/h hairpin switchbacks up and down river valleys to keep your diff working hard!

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #27 on: 09 January, 2017, 03:18:36 PM »
State highway 32 and Old Taupo Road around the back of Lake Taupo. Easily the best way to drive when travelling north or south. The roads are so smooth, nice and windy and is rarely any traffic.
It still doesnt feel 'that' fast

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #28 on: 09 January, 2017, 05:23:09 PM »
Between sh30 & sh5 through Ngakuru & Waikite Valley there are some gems ...
old, fat & slow - not as slow as you though.

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Re: January 2012: My top 9 NZ roads
« Reply #29 on: 09 January, 2017, 10:57:04 PM »
The crown range is certainly good, but why stop there. Start in Invercargill and drive to nelson up the west coast. In my eyes it is without a doubt the best drive in the country, the whole trip is a gem, not just little snippets.

Maybe we need a Queenstown based national meet to give everyone an excuse to drive it!