SpotX offroad (66.1) Track Type:Ditches,Gravel,River Crossing,River gravel,Ruts. Maps:Topo50 map BE44 - East Cape. Distance:11.9km. 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.