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    Oamaru hut from Clements Road

    This is another 'how long is a piece of string' question, had my curiosity tweaked about hiking in to this hut on the Te Iringa track, DOC gives the hike time as 6-8 hours......

    who has done it and approx what weight were you carrying in?

    I consider myself 'bush fit' for a 57 year old (yeah right) but dont want to waste two days of a trip just getting there and back, is it well marked for a sparrows fart early start with a headlight?
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    I can do Clements to swingbridge in under 3 hours. Add another couple through to the hut. If you want to hunt Oamaru the poled route through Poronui is easier and shorter. Either way the track us easy as, could walk it blindfolded.
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    Cheers Nick, sweet as, thats what i wanted to hear......park up, sleep in truck, up at sparrows and carry in sleeping bag, hut clothes, food and hunt gear.....easy peasy........should get a decent amount of time for an arvo hunt and recce!!!!!!
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    Go via poronui, will take between 3 and 4 hours probably. If I boost and don't take breaks I can do it in under 3. Its all flat too so it doesn't take much longer if you have a pack full of veni. If you do walk in from Te iringa all the way to oamaru hut you will have walked past a lot of deer on the way! PS @Nick.m be nice to scouser, he's twice your age, add a little on to your track times to make him feel better haha swing bridge in under 3 is very quick.
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    Yeah nah bro

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    Cheers for looking after 'the fossil' Phil.....will give that route a good look over too....its all good, can stop, drop the pack and head into the wind a couple of times on the way!!!!!!!!

    So Poronui from Tarahua Rd end you reckon........makes sense, need some energy left to find the bastards!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Cheers Nick, sweet as, thats what i wanted to hear......park up, sleep in truck, up at sparrows and carry in sleeping bag, hut clothes, food and hunt gear.....easy peasy........should get a decent amount of time for an arvo hunt and recce!!!!!!
    It's well marked so you can easily walk it at night with a headlamp on. That way you have a full day to hunt. Up early, shoot something, pack it out and back home in time to do the lawns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXXDMCXXX View Post
    It's well marked so you can easily walk it at night with a headlamp on. That way you have a full day to hunt. Up early, shoot something, pack it out and back home in time to do the lawns!
    "back home in time to do the lawns!"....now thats an incentive!!!!!!
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    Definitely go through poronui last time I did it it took 3hrs 40 mins from hut back to wagon the walk in was shorter time only because the good bugger from helisika gave us a ride on the back of his wagon to where the poled route heads off towards the mohaka.
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    How long are you heading in for? Its a long way to walk for just one night..

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    Would be a long w'end jobbie, drive down from jafaville thursday after work and back sunday arvo......

    or if i can get my mate to agree, wednesday night, 3 full days on the hills......sweet
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    Sweet mate, that will be worth it then allows you to get a couple of decent hunts in.
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    Nah just walk Clements road. Shoot it drive to it out by lunch. Rember tho always Identify your target beyond doubt and consider your fiiring zone......but we all know this... Don't we.
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    I've seen fairly young people (late 20's) do that walk from Clements to Oamaru hut and they weren't too happy at the end of it. Think that was the same guy you walked out with @Nick.m in March who lead the way in to retrieve the car from clements and park up at poronui to wait for the others to turn up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusky View Post
    I've seen fairly young people (late 20's) do that walk from Clements to Oamaru hut and they weren't too happy at the end of it. Think that was the same guy you walked out with @Nick.m in March who lead the way in to retrieve the car from clements and park up at poronui to wait for the others to turn up.
    Yeap thats right. We actually got a ride saving me and the other bloke about an hour, while his mates who struggled on the walk in were about 30mins behind and ended up having to walk the whole way out. Sometimes lifes cruel
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    A real gentlemen would have ditched his gear back at the car park and gone back and carried the ladies gear for her!

 

 

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