Auckland Cycle Touring Association
Taranaki Tunnel Tour
New Plymouth to Urenui
Morning tea on Okoki Road not long after leaving SH3.
Traffic jam on Okoki Road.
Okoki Rd follows the twists and turns of the Urenui River.
We are being watched.
Delightful Kaka Road.
Kaka Road climbs
(it seems to go on and on) to the
watershed between the Urenui River and the Mangamaio Stream.
Waiting at what seemed like the top of the world.
Taking a well deserved break before the impressive descent down Kaka Road.
Junction of Kaka Rd and Uruti Rd.
Then we have the climb to the Uruti Rd Tunnel.
Can't imagine much foot traffic out here.
Nice coast down through the tunnel
Lunch stop at the north end of the tunnel.
There was a glorious ride on seal after we left the tunnel.
At Waitoetoe we
came across NZ's smallest organic brewery
the White Cliffs Brewing Company.
We had to sample the product.
Sharon is happy - we bought some of her fine brew.
Click here to check it out.
Photos : John McK unless otherwise credited.