Mangaoporo Valley


SpotX Offroading Spots in East Cape
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Offroading Regions


SpotX offroad (66.1)
Track Type:Ditches,Gravel,River Crossing,River gravel,Ruts.
Maps:Topo50 map BE44 - East Cape.
Time:½ day
Grade:2. Easy off road tracks, some mud, possible scratching, all terrain tyres, intermediate drivers.
Suitable:2 vehicles
Access:Mangaoporo Road is signposted to the west off SH35, about 7km north of Ruatoria, which is about 135km north of Gisborne on the East Cape.
Features:A good gravel road to start, deteriorating to single-track dirt road to the north. In places rough, improvised repairs have been made following severe washouts. You have the opportunity to drive the riverbed; however, be warned that this river section is not a solo adventure and a minimum of two vehicles are required if you enter the river.
Accommodation:Anaura Bay Campsite SH35, 85km north of Gisborne between Tolaga Bay and Tokomaru Bay; Gisborne-Whakatane DOC Area Office, (06) 869 0460.
Contacts:Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Centre, (06) 8686 139; Gisborne-Whakatane DOC Area Office, (06) 869 0460.
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