Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

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Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:28 am

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby furnace » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:23 am

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:45 am

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Suza » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:48 pm

Last I heard it was repaired by transpower back in October last year
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:58 pm

I received an email back today from Visitors centre saying it was open.
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby furnace » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:43 am

thats shit hot to hear,like that little track
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby DieselBoy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:21 am

Good news!!!!!!

Will be doing that track in April as a little detour to break up the drive :D
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby slide » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:39 pm

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby hippy_ » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:42 pm

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby hippy_ » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks for that.
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:17 pm

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby hippy_ » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:12 pm

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:56 pm

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.

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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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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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby slide » Tue May 15, 2012 10:18 pm

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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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Tue May 15, 2012 10:49 pm

Email the visitors centre to confirm if its open.
nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz

I don't imagine it'll be shut, hasn't been wet enough to do any damage.
We may be keen to tag along, what is your plan?
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Suza » Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 am

Its just down the road from me, I am sure its all open at the moment. I would have been keen to tag along but I have a group booked for work
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Cammy8 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:09 pm

id be keen to tag along.
Where is the start of the track.
I live just out of rotorua so where would be good to meet up ?
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Smurf » Wed May 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Sorry dude, wrong island, wrong lake too.
This track is between Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa, In the Nelson Lakes area.
But you welcome to head on down for a trip out. :-)
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby Cammy8 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Ha my bad i was looking at this on my phone lol might pay for me to double read things :(
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Re: Nelson, Porika track 28-29th

Postby slide » Wed May 16, 2012 8:56 pm

Smurf wrote:We may be keen to tag along, what is your plan?


Plan on meeting in brightwater at midday, then head away just after then.
Bit of late start, but have to wait for a mate to finish work first
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