“The Motu Rd day trip from Whakatane eBOP NZ” is a scenic, twisty, safe motorcycle ride in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
June 6, 2010
ride visits Whakatane, Edgecumbe, Taneatua, Waimana, Opotiki.
On Road
Low traffic
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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