recommend places to go south island.

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recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:26 pm

I'm starting to think about a south island trip Feb or March next year for 7-10days maybe more
I've done it few times before but never really did my homework on places to go.
There's 2 trucks so far and it's more a getting out there camping by lakes scenic views etc.not winch challenge mud bogs.
So after some local knowledge on places to go or if you want to meet up and show us northerners what were missing out on!
Advice much appreciated.

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Smurf » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:23 pm

How far south are you planning on heading?
There are lots of cruisey tracks down here.
Mackley Iron Bridge to Denniston, On the Denniston Plateau there is enough 4wding and sight seeing to fill in a day. Mt Frederick is a good drive.
Rainbow road then head into Maling Pass, Edwards Valley,
Napoleons hill below Reefton
Cock Eye Creek and No Name road near Greymouth

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:57 am

I want to get over to Stewart island so pretty much heading all the way down.
I'll add those places to my list
Think I've done napoleons hill.
Cheers for that sort of info I'm after :D

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby antsarooney » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:57 pm

Serpentine church track is really good and you can camp at Lake Onslow, the whole area is pretty cool. Then its pretty easy to head up the old man range to.

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Smurf » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:54 pm

antsarooney wrote:Serpentine church track is really good and you can camp at Lake Onslow, the whole area is pretty cool. Then its pretty easy to head up the old man range to.


second that, did all this over new years

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:00 pm

Smurf wrote:
antsarooney wrote:Serpentine church track is really good and you can camp at Lake Onslow, the whole area is pretty cool. Then its pretty easy to head up the old man range to.


second that, did all this over new years


Sounds like a place I want to visit
Cheers guys

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Smurf » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:33 pm

Lchundy wrote:
Smurf wrote:
antsarooney wrote:Serpentine church track is really good and you can camp at Lake Onslow, the whole area is pretty cool. Then its pretty easy to head up the old man range to.


second that, did all this over new years


Sounds like a place I want to visit
Cheers guys


It isn't really 4wd worthy but worth it for the drive and views.

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby wjw » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:56 am

Easy drives but you should do Skippers Canyon, Macetown and Nevis Valley from Bannockburn if your down that way
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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:59 pm

Added to list
Thanks 8)

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby drive it ... » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:58 pm

Macauley hut in from Tekapo - along with a day trip up the Godley Valley on your way in or out. Open access.

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:31 pm

Cool
Yeah open access is a must don't really want to piss off private land owners

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby gary_in_nz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:40 pm

did you make through on these tracks? conditions ok? was thinking of doing similar thing early 2018
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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Lchundy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:28 am

Havnt made it yet :(
Still going to do it !

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Re: recommend places to go south island.

Postby Colinl » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:55 pm

One question guys I'm planning a similar trip with wife & dog December.
Got Nevis Road & Molesworth station (Only interested in transit 4WD track)

Is Old Man Range road a traverse to piano flat ok with a solo? looks like a pretty long drive & a bit of a bad track record...

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Winch,33" Dynapro Mts, 2" Lift.
(Thinking of traction boards too)

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