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    Northland hunter heading to Canterbury

    I'm heading to Christchurch for work in July and thought it a good reason to take a few days off and go for an armed tramp and a look up a Canterbury river and see what I can find.

    I've looked on the DoC website and narrowed down my options. Ive called the DoC office and got no help from them. All they go by is the number of permits issue in an area.

    Would a kind local be able to point out a reasonably safe area to do a little armed tramp for someone that hasnt seen the Canterbury high country before?

    Thanks in advance and if someone they are coming up to Northland I'm happy to help with a days fishing in return.

    Stan

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    with 4wd the options are endless...without,Mt Hutt springs to mind. or Lewis pass area.
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    Do you have a 4wd ?
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    Yep 4WD would be good if thinking of heading this way, but Molesworth isn't a go anyway.

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    tahr come down lower in winter to feed -
    July = winter
    its going to be rather cold so pick a hut to stay in

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    kowhai river track in kaikoura

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    If you can't beat them, beat them.
    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

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    I will have a 4wd vehicle with me but it will be a rental and I believe the insurance doesnt pay off road.
    Also first time in Canterbury and going alone is a recipe for desaster driving up a riverbed

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    @micky_Duck i have looked around that area and have thought about going in to Manuka Hut on the other side. It looks to have easier access and like others say. A hut is always good to have in winter. I'll be bringing a shelter with me aso as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    kowhai river track in kaikoura
    Good choice, thank you but I've been in there when I was based in Marlborough in the late 90s and would like to see some Canterbury company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    tahr come down lower in winter to feed -
    July = winter
    its going to be rather cold so pick a hut to stay in
    I totally agree. I hope there are still a few around?
    They will have to be lower because I won't be going up into the bluffs for them on a solo trip.

 

 

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