Location Feature: Kaiwi Lakes

Last weekend just 30 minutes north of Dargaville we visited the Kai Iwi lakes. The drive down to the lakes from the main road over looks the crystal clear water, tents, kayaks and boats all using sharing the lakes formed 1.8 million years ago. After a long weekend of off-roading, this was the perfect way to relax in the late afternoon with the adults and kids all jumping in for a swim. While the west coast beaches in the area are amazing, there is just something special about swimming in…

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Thompsons track, very very dry

Track condition from last weekend is very very dry need a winch really for only an isolated area unless you’ve got a good truck but rest is ok on the TA side. Very very rocky though.  Solo (not recommended) is possible as long as solid working winch and recovery gear are available. 7/10 rating –  10 being perfect condition and 1 being “call the panel beater and your parts supplier after this trip”. Condition and photos – Karl Goodall and Mike Dobbs    

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