Neslon and Tasman Bay

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Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby frederic26 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:02 pm

Hi everyone,

Planning to spend 2 days with our little princess in Nelson and was wondering how easy we can go soft off road to discover that region.

Will appreciate any advice/help.

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby Smurf » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:15 pm

Clarence reserve,
Molesworth, more dirt road than 4wding.
Rainbow Valley Another dirt road but gives you access to the Edwards valley and Maling Pass for a nice bit of off road driving. Also good camping spot at Lake Tennyson nearby.
Porika track near Saint Arnaud, Leatham Valley also near Saint Arnaud, Rainbow Road also exits near Saint Arnaud.
Glenroy Valley behind Murchison, ,private property but access is relatively easy to arrange, Maruia Saddle road is a good dirt road to drive too.
Mackley River to Denniston is well worth the trip too.
There are more areas further afield towards Takaka and Golden Bay.
Feel free to get in touch if you would like more info.

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby derk » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:22 pm

take plenty of sandfly protection :D

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby Smurf » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:24 pm

derk wrote:take plenty of sandfly protection :D


Nah. Don't, it will keep the sandflies away from me.

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby frederic26 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:54 pm

Smurf wrote:Clarence reserve,
Molesworth, more dirt road than 4wding.
Rainbow Valley Another dirt road but gives you access to the Edwards valley and Maling Pass for a nice bit of off road driving. Also good camping spot at Lake Tennyson nearby.
Porika track near Saint Arnaud, Leatham Valley also near Saint Arnaud, Rainbow Road also exits near Saint Arnaud.
Glenroy Valley behind Murchison, ,private property but access is relatively easy to arrange, Maruia Saddle road is a good dirt road to drive too.
Mackley River to Denniston is well worth the trip too.
There are more areas further afield towards Takaka and Golden Bay.
Feel free to get in touch if you would like more info.


Thanks a million, I will investigate each location and work on a roadbook.. then just have to wait the sunny weather and be lucky that there are still places in the big boat :)

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby frederic26 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:55 pm

derk wrote:take plenty of sandfly protection :D


I had to google that... again.. after the bed bugs, sand bugs.. I though we will be spared here after living in APAC.. but it seems not at all :)

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby Smurf » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:46 pm

Sand flies aren't too bad here, there are a few spots were they carry away small children but generally you don't notice them

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby frederic26 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:43 pm

Smurf wrote:.....there are a few spots were they carry away small children ...

I knew it makes all sense to put the winch around the car seat. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Neslon and Tasman Bay

Postby wjw » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:56 am

Smurf wrote:Sand flies aren't too bad here, there are a few spots were they carry away small children but generally you don't notice them


lol, depends if you're my wife..... they seem to luuuurve her.
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