The Odlins Road thread

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The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:59 pm

Hey guys. I thought id start a thread where anyone can post latest info about Oflins Road in the Akatarawa forest near Wellington. Hopefully this will stop people starting new threads every time they want to query track conditions! Pics and stories won't go amiss either!

So if you go up there, feel free to report in here before/after your trip.

Anyone been up there lately? What kind of truck setup is required?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:16 pm

Anyone been in here recently?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Mattman » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:28 am

Going to have a nosy on saturday

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:22 am

Mattman wrote:Going to have a nosy on saturday


Cool as, let us know how it goes.

Does anyone know how the two surfs got to be there? Whats the story behind them?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Crash bandicoot » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:18 am

Stolen dumped, written off, never recovered.
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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Mattman » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:44 am

There was an Audi sedan up there a month ago

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:50 pm

Mattman wrote:There was an Audi sedan up there a month ago


This one?
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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Mattman » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:51 am

Could well be!

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Thu May 14, 2015 2:43 pm

I've heard rumours that someone put some steel spikes on Odlins last week for some reason. I saw on Facebook that someone found a whole lot of them after they slashed some of their tyres on them :evil: Keep an eye out if you're heading up there.

I wonder how the track has fared after all this rain. Anyone planning on heading up soon?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby downunderxj » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:36 pm

I went in today, first time in almost 6 years, is definitely cutting up, some big washout bits. A work colleague in a stock Isuzu on road tyres came along and tho' we had to pull him up one bit we got to the turn around area before the tank traps. Had to have several goes at some areas, picking the right line as very easy to get cross axled - but definitely still do-able and a fun morning trip.

Might have some video of the first half of the track up in the next day or two.
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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:41 am

Cheers for the update. It obviously survived the rain we've been having recently? I'm keen to see the footage you got - post it up when you have it sorted :)

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby downunderxj » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:31 pm

Have a look at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xZ5Z ... pNIfUi0zag, I have uploaded 3 small clips so far, will upload some more over the next week as time permits. My son has about 40 minutes from his GoPro which was stuck to the bonnet of the jeep, once that is uploaded I will include a link to that as well.
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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:45 am

I have heard that Odlins is closed due to a slip about halfway to the hut. The road has washed away and is impassable.

This is only what I have heard. Does anyone have a firm word? Or better yet, has anyone got any pics? Is there any word of a plan to get it open again?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Gyxx » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:33 am

Have a look on the ARAC website.

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Crash bandicoot » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:32 pm

yep she's a walking track only at the mo once ya get to the carpark, whole hillsides gone taking most of the track with it.

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Gyxx » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:44 pm

Buggeration...

When you say carpark do you mean the area up at Maymorn junction before the track heads down to the hut?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Sausager » Tue May 23, 2017 11:54 am

Does anyone know anything about the track shown here heading west (left) from the summit of the Akatarawa Road (can see Odlin's heading out east/right)? It looks like it's a marked track on Google, and you can also make out a physical track too.
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It is currently blocked by a wall of dirt (pic from 2013, but it's relatively unchanged).
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A quick look at a GIS viewer shows what looks like a paper road through there - well actually 2 roads that join up. If it is a paper road, then surely there's legal access through there?
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Going back in time to 2008 on Google streetview shows that it's an open track
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Does anyone know what the story is with this? Why is it blocked off? Is there legal access through there? What is stopping anyone from opening the wall of dirt and going for a drive?

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Re: The Odlins Road thread

Postby Crash bandicoot » Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm

It goes into the greater Wellington regional council recreation area I believe and requires permission and entry is gained from a different location. Yes access for 4x4's is allowed but you'd need to ask some one like mattman as to the details
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