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Old 08-09-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Which is New Zealand's South Island best motorcycling ride?

Which is the best ride in New Zealand's South Island? SH6 down the West Coast past the Glaciers or SH 94 the Te Anau to Milford Sound Road, or even the SH73 the Arthurs Pass road linking Greymouth with Christchurch?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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Which is the best ride in New Zealand's South Island? SH6 down the West Coast past the Glaciers or SH 94 the Te Anau to Milford Sound Road, or even the SH73 the Arthurs Pass road linking Greymouth with Christchurch?
yer tthat would be as good as any...nice winedy roads with sea views..
The best south island roads arn't sealed...
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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It's a hard call but out of those I'd pick Hwy 6. The west coast on a good day is hard to beat.

Like Pete says though, some of the best stuff is gravel. Some of my most memorable days riding in the South Is have been a mix of tar & gravel, eg over Haast Pass, then the Crown Range, then a burn up the 4x4 track to Macetown to cap it off. Adv bikes rock

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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What are these SH thingys?
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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The best south island roads arn't sealed...
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What are these SH thingys?
for the german adventure bike tourists.....short for Stay Hoff
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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Which is the best ride in New Zealand's South Island?
New Zealand's South Island IS the best ride, period.

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New Zealand's South Island IS the best ride, period.

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
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for the german adventure bike tourists.....short for Stay Hoff
SH = State Highway, to index all the major roads in NZ.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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It's a hard call but out of those I'd pick Hwy 6. The west coast on a good day is hard to beat.

Like Pete says though, some of the best stuff is gravel. Some of my most memorable days riding in the South Is have been a mix of tar & gravel, eg over Haast Pass, then the Crown Range, then a burn up the 4x4 track to Macetown to cap it off. Adv bikes rock

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Have to agree with you as SH 6 is pretty near unbeatable from start to finish -Top of the South Island to Southland.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #10
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From my brief experience, the overwhelming majority of the south isle. But most twisty fun is Queen Charlotte, Crown Range just outside of Arrow Junction, Portobello Road outside of Dunedin, 6 from Punakaiki to Murchison, 6 from Hokitika to Makarora. And Milford of course. Don't forget to stop for brief hikes.


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Old 08-13-2012, 11:10 PM   #11
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What are these SH thingys?
I think your tongue-in-cheek humour was a bit subtle for some of your fellow adventurers that should be trying to stay off sealed roads.
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From my brief experience, the overwhelming majority of the south isle. But most twisty fun is Queen Charlotte, Crown Range just outside of Arrow Junction, Portobello Road outside of Dunedin, 6 from Punakaiki to Murchison, 6 from Hokitika to Makarora. And Milford of course. Don't forget to stop for brief hikes.


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Gravel next time ?
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #13
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Only if you ride with us and buy me dinner.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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I think your tongue-in-cheek humour was a bit subtle for some of your fellow adventurers that should be trying to stay off sealed roads.
Yeah, was thinking the "EEP" may have fallen off.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:54 AM   #15
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New Zealand's South Island IS the best ride, period.
Yup... maybe leave SH1 off that, but otherwise... hell yeah
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