September 05, 2014

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New Zealand Cycling Touring Route from Waipukurau to Masterton

Note - I have not yet done this ride but intend to include it in a future ride.

This a ride of 200 kilometres on highway 52 from Waipukurau to Masterton which is a good way of riding South not on the main road.

You travel along a very quiet road on highway 52 on Porangahau road for 45 kilometres to Porangahau which is a small village with a pub and a local store. You then head to Wimbedon Tavern which is 21kilometres away. The next village is Pongaroa which is 112kms from Waipukurau. It has a tavern and a cafe. Then about 9km South is Glenross Lodge backpackers which is a good place to stay overnight. it is then 88ks to Masterton going though Alfredton.

This ride avoids the main roads but is remote so you need to take adequate food and bike tools as there is no back up until you get into Masterton. You will get to see the hill with one of the longest place names in the world. Just do not ask me to spell it!


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