NZ4Wheeling with the Cozzie4x4 Club in Pureroa

Join us for another nz4wheeling adventure, this time into Pureroa Forest situated in the center of the North Island of New Zealand. Pureora Forest Park is 53 km southeast of Te Kuiti along Highway 30 via Benneydale. It offers walking, mountain biking, 4x4ing and camping options with a few nearby lodges supplying accommodation alternatives. NZ4wheeling can be contacted via: https://www.facebook.com/Nz4wheeling/ All NZ4wd club contact details can be found here (incl the Cozzie4x4 Club http://www.nzfwda.org.nz/clubs/  

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Our version of ‘Go Bush’ with the Manukau 4×4 Club

Club Trip – Our version of ‘Go Bush’ – Saturday 9th Dec Note from the Trip leader was: Due to the winter rains and flooding a year ago, there is new access to the property, so don’t be a smart arse thinking you can catch up if you are late. You won’t. If anyone has a chainsaw, bring it, please. This mention of chainsaws required was foreboding, and if we hadn’t brought them we’d still be in there! We at least brought two chainsaws, two machetes, two spades and one pickaxe…

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2 days at Gum Diggers with the Shore4wheelers

Members of the Shore4wheelers, the 4wd club based on Auckland’s North Shore had a great 2 days of exploration and adventure. The trip was a Grade 3.5 (Shiny with scratches with possibilities of dents) The Shore4wheelers managed to cover the Gum Diggers fire break twice over the long labour weekend break. Saturday round 1 – 0400 Saturday start (long trip up north!)for some from Auckland and first stop Kerikeri Markets! 1100 Made our way to Ahipara for our meeting point. 1200 Hitting Gumfields Gum diggers firebreak track with 6 trucks,…

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Taming the Serpentine

On almost everyone’s to do list is the rough ridge mountains Serpentine 25km track off the Old Dunstan Road. This track leads into a well preserved historical mining area, deep in central Otago. This track is not maintained by the Central Otago District council and is currently in poor condition. The CODC advises extreme caution. You require good 4wd conditions to access this track and it pays to check local information and weather conditions first before attempting it. It features several water crossings and some challenging sections, best to travel…

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4x4ing the North Island in Tectpark

Tect Park is a 1,650 hectares of pine forest and native bush in the Western Bay of Plenty region. The 4×4 section of the park has been developed by the Bay of Plenty Four Wheel Drive Club under the umbrella group of Te Maitai Motosport Incorporated and features are wide variary of track grades ranging from grade 1’s all the way through to grade 5. A team from the 4x4ing the North Island Group went through on the weekend and reported back the condition and fun they had, and it…

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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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