French Island

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Mugglechops
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French Island

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Has anyone done any touring around French Island.

Will only be an overnighter maybe two nights.
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Re: French Island

Postby Eug1 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm

I haven't taken a bike but have walked in to the Nat. Parks campsite. You can take a bike on the ferry but might might pay to check if you need to provide notice. From memory roads were pretty sandy. Also be aware of fire risk in summer. And tides if you plan on swimming. Low tide = mud flats. Hope this helps

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Re: French Island

Postby chriso_29er » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:01 pm

Haven't done it since a kid 20 years ago.
Took the bike over on the boat from stony point and camped. I just remember most of the inland tracks had 1 - 2 foot of tea-tree tinted water all over them. Was awesome fun as a kid, not so good for the bike!
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Re: French Island

Postby Mike Ayling » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 am

Take plenty of mosquito repellant!

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Re: French Island

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:24 am

Thanks for the replies. I will be going sometime in November so the Mozzies will be bad.
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Re: French Island

Postby 1Rowdy1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:13 pm

Mozzies and snakes, be careful.

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Re: French Island

Postby Scintilla » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:31 pm

Great riding on most of the main roads in winter, and spring. Firm roads.

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Can be prone to dampness on Red Bill Rd and Clump Rd.

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The roads around Mt Wellington and up to The Pinnacles tend to be sandy, as does the road out to the McLeod EcoFarm.

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I have toured there several times and done overnight camps staying at Fairhaven on the west coast. Best to avoid late summer as the roads dry out and sand gets very soft.

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Re: French Island

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:37 am

I will be on a plus bike or I could take my Fatbike so sandy roads won't be an issue.

Depending on what bikes I take with me I will either camp or stay somewhere on the island.
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Re: French Island

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:03 pm

My plans have been changed and now I won't be heading down this far. Will be in East Sale instead.
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