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Ohau Mountain Access Road

Ohau Mountain Access Road is a 9.3km good metal access road located in the Ohau Range in the Mackenzie High Country, not far from the Mt Cook region on the South Island of New Zealand. The road is extremely steep, with a gradient average of 10.1%.

Summit Road

Summit Road is a very challenging drive in the Port Hills, a mountain range of hills in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Waipu Gorge Road

Waipu Gorge Road is a windy but fairly smooth metalled road located in the Northland Region of New Zealand.

Tapotupotu Road

Tapotupotu Road is a short gravel road located the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand.

Otaki Gorge Road

Otaki Gorge Road is a very scenic drive located in Otaki Totara Forest in the Manuwatu Region, in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand.

Lake Ohau Road

Lake Ohau Road is a very scenic drive located in the Ohau Range in the Mackenzie High Country, not far from the Mt Cook region on the South Island of New Zealand. The road includes gravel and asphalt sections.

Henderson Bay Road

Henderson Bay Road is a short metal road connecting Henderson Bay to the State Highway 1. This very quiet little road is 6km long and is located north of Kaitaia, the northern most city in New Zealand.

Whatipu Road

Whatipu Road is a short gravel road located on the west coast of the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand.

Karamea Highway

The Karamea Highway is a very scenic drive at the most northern end of the South Island's West Coast of New Zealand. In some ways, this road is special because it's a "road to nowhere", ending spectacularly as the southern access point to the Heaphy Track.

Pomarangai Road

Pomarangai Road is a very scenic drive running through the Whareorino Forest, in the western King Country of New Zealand.

Top coastal road trips in the South Island of New Zealand

The South Island, also known as Te Waipounamu, offers some of the New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal drives. The island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. There are lots of places to stop, little hidden bays and places to take in the scenery. From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature's best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes.

Harington Point Road

Harington Point Road is a very scenic coastal drive located at the northeastern end of Otago Peninsula, in New Zealand.

French Pass Road

French Pass Road is an amazing journey to the north end of the South Island of New Zealand. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! Overseas visitors rate it the most scenic drive in the country surpassing Milford and Queenstown.

Lake Road

Lake Road is an amazing unsealed road located in the North Island of New Zealand. The road leads to the Lake Waikaremoana, in the heart of Tuhoe country.




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