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Thread: driving on 90 mile beach

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    Member Dan-N's Avatar
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    driving on 90 mile beach

    Hi all,

    I am going to 90 mile beach over Christmas for a week of fishing. I havent been there before at all.i have a 4x4 and was wondering if you can drive along the beach at any time or if it would have to be at low tide? Just trying to get abit of an idea of what to expect. Any info would be great.


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    The far north is pretty much where I was born and raised.spent many hours fishing the ninety. The beach is pretty much ok to drive most of the time unless there a strong westerly blowing or a large swell running. At low tide or half tide is the best time to drive as the sand is wet and hard. If you stay just above the waterline u will be fine,just watch out for the odd rouge wave. High tide I would not recommend, unless u are a local. When driving slow down for the creeks because sometimes there could be the odd washout they are hard to spot until u are almost on top of them. Places to watch out for is the ramp on at waipapkauri coming off the beach very soft sand at times. The bluff two thirds of the way up, can be soft sand coming around at high tide. Low tide it is fine. Don't stop and park in any of the steams u will sink no matter how fat your tyres are. Access points are ahi para, waipapkauri, hukatere, the bluff, and te paki stream. Most of it is common sence really.
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    Ok thanks, so if I was to stop and walk the streams (before crossing) and keep momentum while crossing , keep an eye on the tides, and watch the axcess points it shuld be pretty simple

    and the fish shuld bite


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    Google it to see if your still able to drive parts of it, for some reason I think they banned driving on it it party of it recently

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    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.



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