White Rock Road

White Rock Road

White Rock Road is one of the wonderful gravel routes that you can take to explore the South Wairarapa and coast. From the main square in Martinborough, take Jellicoe Road and follow it out of the centre until it turns into Lake Ferry Road, at which point take a left onto White Rock Road.

Leading to the stunning beach at White Rock, as well as its namesake geological feature of calcilutite, the road takes about an hour and is half unsealed. A longer trip was required on the day these photos were taken due to the heavy logging machinery being unloaded on the narrow road, but it was certainly worth the wait. Much like the other station backroads around the Wairarapa, White Rock Road is a window into the swathes of sheep and cattle country covering the intricate landscape of Wairarapa mountains, valleys, and rivers that run out to the coast.

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