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“Great Motu Cycle Trail and Toatoa Farmstay”
Review of Motu Road

Motu Road
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Great bike ride with amazing views. We are not the most experienced mountain bikers ever and decided to bike the full 78 km in two days. We left our car in Opotiki (secure car parking) from where our host Maxine drove us to Matawai. Although there is less climbing involved compared to starting at Opotiki don't expect it to be easy peasy. If you have time go see the Motu Falls as well. We stayed in Toatoa for the night - Maxine and Bob are wonderful hosts and served a lovely dinner in the garden. We very much enjoyed staying with them, it was the best home stay ever! The next day we biked to Opotiki where we enjoyed our packed lunch at the seaside and finished our trip doing the Dunes Trail which has breathtaking views. Check out www.themotutrails.co.nz and www.toatoaaccomodation.co.nz if you want to do this fantastic bike ride and experience the wonderful hospitality of Toatoa's Maxine and Bob.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Beautiful historic New Zealand Magic - stunning bush, stunning views - the only pace possible is slow - be prepared for unforgettable breathtaking magic -

Thank 67arda
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This road is one to remember. A bit of an adventure from go to whou. At times it pays for the passenger to have a lot of faith.

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

If you are into biking, this is the ride for you, great ride to Matawai, then back through the Waioeka Gorge Road. Or better still there is now the new cycle track through to Motu Road then down Pakihi track, back to Opotiki.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

A superb drive through back country. A slow road, not for the faint hearted!

Thank ROBERT C
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