“The Motu Rd day trip from Whakatane eBOP NZ” is a scenic, twisty, safe motorcycle ride in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
AndrewCWhk
AndrewCWhk
June 6, 2010
This
363km
ride visits Whakatane, Edgecumbe, Taneatua, Waimana, Opotiki.
On Road
Scenic
Twisty
Rural
Low traffic
Safe
Low-enforcement
Poor surface
Good surface
  • Edgecumbe

    at 0km
  • Pekatahi bridge

    at 24km
  • Ex-rail / road bridge of one lane. Good surface

  • Taneatua

    at 29km
  • Good pies for sale on the corner

  • Waimana

    at 41km
  • Waiotahi picnics

    at 62km
  • swim, shell fish, toilets,

  • Waiotahi Beach

    at 66km
  • Toilets. Spot the unusual driftwood sculpture.

  • Opotiki

    at 72km
  • Opotiki

    at 153km
  • Nice cafes especially 2 fish and upstairs on the corner.

  • Tirohanga

    at 163km
  • Petrol and camp ground.

  • Motu Rd Start

    at 167km
  • Mostly unsealed and can be slippery in the wet. BIG views. 2 hours to Matawai easy.

  • Motu

    at 221km
  • School and a few houses. Side road to the falls worth a look.

  • Matawai

    at 234km
  • Hard rock cafe is very hospitable and you can get fuel as well. Pub usually closed.

  • Wioeka Gorge Rd

    at 265km
  • Follow the river back to Opotiki (picnic, trout in the river) Investigate the old Tauranga Bridge. Then on to Ohope and Whakatane.

  • Ohiwa Harbour.

    at 339km
  • Great fish n Chips right by the road just before Ohope beach township. Ohiwa Oyster Farm.

  • Whakatane

    at 350km
  • Coastlands diversion if time.

    at 352km
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