Hydro Valley Road

Name

Hydro Valley Road

Location

Akatarawa Forest, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Gravel road through a pleasant valley and then up to meet Campbell's Mill and Titi.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

From the intersection with Norm's Crossing, this road immediately crosses the Whakatikei River via a concrete ford. Heading north, the road crosses the Whakatikei River a couple more times – each time the river is noticeably smaller as you head up the valley towards the river's head waters.

The road itself is a typical back-country gravel road. It wanders along the floor of a deep valley, surrounded by electricity transmission towers and high hills. Towards the northern end, the road climbs up a moderate gradient to the Whakatiki Forest, where it meets several other roads.

Getting there

Southern end is at a sign-posted intersection with the northwestern end of Norm's Crossing and the northern end of Hydro Road. The intersection is also marked with a sign that says "Hydro Valley".

Northern end is at an intersection with Campbell's Mill and Titi.

Length

4.21km

Conditions

Gravel road

Last modified

21 Jan 2012 by ledzep

Created by

Ian

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