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    4wd to Forbes Hut - Clarence River

    Gidday there team.

    Has anyone driven the 4wd track to forbes hut by the Clarence River?

    Any tips and/or tricks much appreciated.

    Elliott

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    Is that the one off the inland road? Of so yes, got permission from the station there ($50 iirc) drove in to quail flat and down to the clearance for a look around.

    Hairpins are pretty steep and I wouldn't want to to do it in the wet but low range and good tyres you should be OK. Depends on how it has been maintained
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Is that the one off the inland road? Of so yes, got permission from the station there ($50 iirc) drove in to quail flat and down to the clearance for a look around.

    Hairpins are pretty steep and I wouldn't want to to do it in the wet but low range and good tyres you should be OK. Depends on how it has been maintained
    Yep that's the one - cheers for the info. Fee is now $100 per vehicle.

    I've got a pretty good 4wd vehicle with good tyres. Fingers crossed it stays dry for us.

    Do you remember roughly how long it took you to get to Quail Flat from the inland road?
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    2-3hrs... Don't really remember, was planning on staying the night at the doc hut near the top of the saddle but it started raining and I had had a good look round so came home early.

    Goats seen at the saddle on way in and in the clearance riverbed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    2-3hrs... Don't really remember, was planning on staying the night at the doc hut near the top of the saddle but it started raining and I had had a good look round so came home early.

    Goats seen at the saddle on way in and in the clearance riverbed
    Thanks mate - we'll be heading over the Clarence into one of the Molesworth blocks for the roar.

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    Wonder if they realise by charging ppl for the track they are liable if someone comes un stuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padox View Post
    Wonder if they realise by charging ppl for the track they are liable if someone comes un stuck
    Is that true even if they make you sign a liability form?

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    Push comes to shove form ain't worth paper it printed on bloke down this way had argument with it and lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edunn View Post
    Thanks mate - we'll be heading over the Clarence into one of the Molesworth blocks for the roar.
    Not the Tweed is it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Not the Tweed is it??
    No, we're heading up Elliott Stream. Never been in there before so should be pretty interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padox View Post
    Push comes to shove form ain't worth paper it printed on bloke down this way had argument with it and lost
    I feel like acting on that (as the person paying for access) is a sure fire way to never be granted access again?

    I'm happy to pay my money as I have plenty of mates who are farmers and I know how much they spend on track maintenance. I also understand how disruptive it must be when people do get into trouble using those tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padox View Post
    Wonder if they realise by charging ppl for the track they are liable if someone comes un stuck
    Explain the legal position chap... this will be fascinating...
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    The second u pay to use a track the farm then becomes liable for it as it is like hiring the use of the track I would have to look into how it was worded but it happened down these ways last year
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    As soon as $ change hands it's been a business deal so work safe get involved but if you don't pay it's recreational so work safe don't get involved
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    Exactly my point

 

 

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