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    Kawaka access from the North

    Looking at heading into northern kawekas at some point. If coming down from Taupo on SH5, is there access without having to drive almost into Napier ?
    I see there are lots of roads that are supposedly public access, but which seem to go into forestry blocks, which in my limited expereince usually means locked gates.
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    No is the short answer. Unless you want to walk through poronui via Boyds and the Harkness valley

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    Yep. Stop at helisika and jump in a chopper. You'll be in the kawekas in 5 mins.
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    Bit too far to walk going via Boyds, and i am a lowly paiter of houses so jumping in a chopper to get to somewhere I can drive to is not on my list of options at the moment, unfortunately .
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    Turn off SH5 onto Glengarry road (signposted to the nudist club). That's the quickest way I know of.

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    Thanks Shearer. I am sure that Glengarry has been mentioned to me as access for somewhere else too, but cant remember where. But then soemone suggested that there may be a locked gate so I dismissed it as a no go, as I dont want to drive all that way to find I cant get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Thanks Shearer. I am sure that Glengarry has been mentioned to me as access for somewhere else too, but cant remember where. But then soemone suggested that there may be a locked gate so I dismissed it as a no go, as I dont want to drive all that way to find I cant get in.
    Pengy

    Turn right into Glengarry Road off SH5 follow to the end and turn right again then follow your nose.

    Potter road is closer but runs through Crohaine station and is a private road likely to have locked gates on it.

    Where are you going in the Kaweka?

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    I am looking at Makahu saddle and surrounds for a first tops type hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I am looking at Makahu saddle and surrounds for a first tops type hunt.
    Nice spot.
    Watched a hind in a creek bed for about 20 minutes last time I was up there. Got this long distance photo.

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    Spot the deer....
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    Very nice Shearer, but you forgot to put the grid-ref.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Very nice Shearer, but you forgot to put the grid-ref.
    It's a bit of a walk from Makahu. The creek to the south of Dicks spur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    It's a bit of a walk from Makahu. The creek to the south of Dicks spur.
    Know it well.

    Deer centre of photo about a third the way up.

    I believe I seen a deer there back in the 80's

    Loved camping at Kaweka flats although 4 to the box was a bit of a squeeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Spot the deer....
    Other than the one standing out like dogs balls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Other than the one standing out like dogs balls?
    Haha. You are obviously not red/green colour blind. I have real trouble seeing deer in their summer coat against a green background. They don't stand out at all to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Haha. You are obviously not red/green colour blind. I have real trouble seeing deer in their summer coat against a green background. They don't stand out at all to me.
    Ill spot em, you shoot em!
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