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.
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
Now looks like
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.
Another repaired slip
View from the top of the pylon track