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“A lovely scenic route..”
Review of Motu Road

Motu Road
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A lovely scenic route..”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

In some places 4WD is very reassuring.. still ok with normal car, motorhome could be interesting.... lots of nice places to rest up..!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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“A KIWI ROAD EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed October 1, 2011

Head south Highway 2 from Opotiki. At Matawai turn left, the Motu Road is sign posted. Have a beer at the pub, if it's open. When we were there it didn't open until 3pm - how un-kiwi !! Make sure the vehicle has plenty of petrol and off you go on the "olde coach road", which can best be described as a farm road. Single lane, gravel, plenty of slips to make your teeth chatter going past (looking down on the tops of trees hundreds of metres below), couple of fords to cross and then the stopping to clear the rocks and tree debris here and there....BUT THE VIEWS ARE GREAT, the admiration you feel for the folks that passed this way in the early 1900's by coach is immense and the sense of history knowing that Te Kooti (a fierce opponent of peace with the colonisers) used this when it was a mere track in the forest to escape the Brits, all adds up to the kiwi experience.

Visited September 2011
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