OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > Offroad and Touring Central > Trip Reports

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 4th April 2019, 11:36 PM
ABFoz ABFoz is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Year: 2005
Model: Forester XS
Transmission: 4EAT
Posts: 233
ABFoz is on a distinguished road
Default Kaipara Harbour Part 1: Manukapua Island

I decided to visit Manukapua in the 3rd quarter of 2018 as part of my trips to visit land surrounding Kaipara harbour and this island is 1hr 20 mins away from where I live. I frequent the north as, at the moment, I do not want to worry about going out extra early just to avoid motorway traffic heading south.

Apologies as I do not usually document my trips extremely well as I usually go alone and prioritise my enjoyment, rather than video and photo captures.



Here is the entrance to the reserve. The road toward Manukapua is just gravel from the turnoff in Tapora. The first 7km is less maintained but the next kms are very well-graded.






I aired down to just 20psi just when I started to feel extra resistance from the sand. I crossed the tidal flat at 11:38 am when the tide was as its lowest and took photos from the south side of the island.





I got up the sand without any hassles but did not use momentum, at all. The car clawed its way to the top. I felt most confident on sand with these G015s.


I was the only vehicle playing in the dunes. The 4x4 trucks were just on the shore.


After going down from the dunes, I noticed a Hilux that was stuck in the exrtremely sticky part of the sand. Oner person was waving at me and when I approached him, I asked what he was trying to say and he said, “Go back, bro, you’ll get stuck!” I didn’t, but I offered them my shovel, anyway. I was prepared to offer them my recovery board even though it was brand new that time.


I went around that sticky part and took a photo of the track that I left.


Then, I headed to the edge to relax and eat my lunch.

I left the island after around 5 hours from entry as the tide started to rush in.


On the way back, I got my first wave coming from a Legacy driver. It wasn't the two finger wave but it's still OK with me. Cheers.


Coming soon... "The black SG5 heads west to wander around the lagoon and gets playful inside the tip of Woodhill."

Last edited by ABFoz; 5th April 2019 at 12:22 AM. Reason: Photos and details.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 5th April 2019, 12:41 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,896
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ABFoz View Post
and prioritise my enjoyment, rather than video and photo captures.
Me too!

Nice trip
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
MY'97 Outback RIP
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 5th April 2019, 02:52 AM
Beachworm Beachworm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brisbane Australia
Year: 2010
Model: Forester X Luxury, sump guard, bigger AT tyres and 50mm Subieliftoz lift, breather extensions
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 480
Beachworm is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice photography.

Are the poison pellets for the Aussie possums?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 5th April 2019, 03:43 AM
ABFoz ABFoz is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Year: 2005
Model: Forester XS
Transmission: 4EAT
Posts: 233
ABFoz is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks, @Kevin and @Beachworm.

Yes, the pellets are for rodents including possums and rats. Other reserves use 1080 which is somewhat controversial. The pellets are positioned strategically so they won't interfere with the species that they are trying to protect.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 5th April 2019, 08:33 AM
jf1sf5's Avatar
jf1sf5 jf1sf5 is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Posts: 1,775
jf1sf5 is on a distinguished road
Default

Beautiful and soothing pictures of the SG on the beach.

I don't take many pictures or videos too....! Oh well !
__________________
Subversive...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 7th April 2019, 07:06 PM
ABFoz ABFoz is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Year: 2005
Model: Forester XS
Transmission: 4EAT
Posts: 233
ABFoz is on a distinguished road
Default

I usually take photos of landscapes and wild animals on my trips. It's only when I joined ORS when I decided to somewhat take photos of the SG.

If I travel with camera lovers, they get to take photos or videos of the Forester but if I am alone, I do it all by myself. Cheers.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.