Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Planning on heading up for a day trip one day next weekend for a look, Option to stick to the main track or head off to the pylon tracks for a play.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:23 pm 
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Smurf wrote:
Planning on heading up for a day trip one day next weekend for a look, Option to stick to the main track or head off to the pylon tracks for a play.

Not sure but the last time i was there the track near the top had completely slipped away,that was a while ago though


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:45 pm 
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furnace wrote:
Smurf wrote:
Planning on heading up for a day trip one day next weekend for a look, Option to stick to the main track or head off to the pylon tracks for a play.

Not sure but the last time i was there the track near the top had completely slipped away,that was a while ago though



Will be calling tomorrow to check if it is open


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:48 am 
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Last I heard it was repaired by transpower back in October last year


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:58 am 
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I received an email back today from Visitors centre saying it was open.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:43 pm 
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thats shit hot to hear,like that little track


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Good news!!!!!!

Will be doing that track in April as a little detour to break up the drive :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Would have liked to come along, just got bit much happening at moment.
Have fun up there!
Any pics to post up?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:42 pm 
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I'll be in Motueka next week from Tuesday...... Where abouts to do I find this track or other play areas??


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:10 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:12 am 
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Thanks for that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:17 am 
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Blair_ wrote:
I'll be in Motueka next week from Tuesday...... Where abouts to do I find this track or other play areas??


We are planning/hoping to go up the Glenroy valley in Murchison the following long weekend (4-6 Feb), Just a couple of trucks/families if you were interested


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:12 am 
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I'll be heading over to Takaka and then on down to the Anatori river that weekend, then back to Mot on the Monday.

Next time Im up tho.......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Not really a trip worthy of a write up but thought a few may be interested to know the state of the track.

Well we ended up heading away for the day by ourselves so it became a quiet family trip. We left late and headed up to the Gowan turnoff and headed into Lake Rotoroa for an early lunch and the kids had a quick swim in the lake.
Just as we were about to start up the Porika a middle aged Dutch couple in a rental Hyundai pulled up and asked if we knew the Porika track and if their rental was suitable to take over, they were a bit disappointed when we explained their car wasn't up to it.
By the looks of things there had been three reasonable slips on the Rotoroa side of the hill.

furnace wrote:
Smurf wrote:
Planning on heading up for a day trip one day next weekend for a look, Option to stick to the main track or head off to the pylon tracks for a play.

Not sure but the last time i was there the track near the top had completely slipped away,that was a while ago though
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Drove to the top of the pylon track for a look around and then headed out to the Howard Valley, stopping off at Sabines Memorial, where the kids reckoned we should go back and camp for the night. (Why not).
Then out to St. Arnaud for compulsory icecreams, then home.
A nice day out with the family.
Was my boys (15mth) first trip offroad and he laughed all the way, the bigger the bumps the better. Awesome.

Heading up
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Another repaired slip
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View from the top of the pylon track
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:18 am 
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I'm planning on heading up here this saturday (19th may). Anyone know status of track (open/closed)? Or who best to contact to find out?
Anyone else keen to come?


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