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    Access to Omaru hut via Porinui

    I'd heard at the start of the year that the Maori's had closed off the poled route through the river flats, the one you follow when you leave Porinui, cross the kaipo and head for the hut. Is this true and if so how are you meant to get to the hut??

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    Te Iringa track is the other way to get there or if you can afford it get a chopper ride in.

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    Considering the leg work done to get that route open it wold be a shame to see it made inaccessible due to this.
    Te Iringa is a fucking long walk compared to the poled route.
    Might be nice to get clarification from the owners. Who is it?

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    My brother in law went into the oamaru via the poled route in the summer (he wouldn't shut up about all the deer he saw on the way in). I'm pretty sure it was in Janurary this year. I'll check with him.

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    [QUOTE=kiwijames;20248]Te Iringa is a fucking long walk compared to the poled route.QUOTE]

    Yep sure is, I went up Te Iringa a couple weeks ago and it just climbs and climbs!
    Hard on the gear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    I'd heard at the start of the year that the Maori's had closed off the poled route through the river flats, the one you follow when you leave Porinui, cross the kaipo and head for the hut. Is this true and if so how are you meant to get to the hut??
    Your in the right town to go down to the trust office and ask if its true ,if it is ask for a permit to use the access..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZHTR View Post
    Your in the right town to go down to the trust office and ask if its true ,if it is ask for a permit to use the access..
    Exactly.

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    [QUOTE=chewy69a;20273]
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Te Iringa is a fucking long walk compared to the poled route.QUOTE]

    Yep sure is, I went up Te Iringa a couple weeks ago and it just climbs and climbs!
    Yet you want to climb Umukarikari Te Iringa is a flat walk in comparison.

    Tongariro Aviation are the people to call regarding weather or not your allowed to use the existing track to Oamaru hut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy69a View Post

    Yet you want to climb Umukarikari Te Iringa is a flat walk in comparison.
    I now know why they invented helicopters after walking up the thunderbolt
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    [QUOTE=SAVAGE;20428]
    Quote Originally Posted by chewy69a View Post

    Yet you want to climb Umukarikari Te Iringa is a flat walk in comparison.
    Yeah I'm going to find out the hard way in about 18 hours haha!
    Hard on the gear...

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    [QUOTE=chewy69a;20500]
    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post

    Yeah I'm going to find out the hard way in about 18 hours haha!
    Good grief. Its a not a big climb at all. Just take your time. Its not a race. Keeping to a consistent pace is far better than the rush/stop approach.

    Take good gear. Those tops can get bitterly cold and are quite exposed.

    Have a great time.

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    DOC has a new track flagged to the Oamaru hut that doesn't pass through the Tongariro Aviation block. I was in a month ago, the new track still hasn't been cut but access across the Tongariro Aviation block was still allowed.

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    Is it clearly marked where to park? Thinking of heading into this part of the forrest for 4 days this weekend?

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    Theres a Doc car park there. Huts been done up too, enjoy

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    You have to park at the start of Porinui. We found the new DOC track on the way in, I couldn't be fucked checking it out properly was already buggered so just went down to the river and walked the poled route which is still open. I have no idea why they want to close it, it makes no sense.

 

 

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