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    Springs Junction 4WD, Camp, Bonfire trip

    Weekend of 22/23/24 May
    In the Maruia/Springs Junction area.

    Who would be keen on a little road trip and a 4WD jaunt up a river to a private hut and a lil bit of land, Heaps of firewood and a decent campfire spot.
    Room to set up some targets. plinking range for the kids, longer range for the bigger kids.
    A hop step and a jump to Lake Daniells to flick a line for a trout. (Just over an hour and a quarter brisk walk from the hut)
    Plenty of areas to go for a stalk, no guarantees on animals although pigs and a few deer have been seen in the riverbeds lately.

    The hut has roof/tank water, two bunk rooms that sleep 4 bodies each, pot belly fireplace. plenty of room for tents although it isn't the flattest.
    No cooking facilities so B.Y.O cookers etc.

    The track in starts off as a forestry track that then enters the river bed for around 4km and then a km of track through the bush to get to Thompsons flat and the hut.

    The river is mostly small rocks/gravel with a couple of rougher spots, the water generally isn't an issue depth wise but this can change depending on rainfall obviously. We have taken in families in bog standard Isuzu MU's and Suzuki Vitara's etc without any issues, although scratches and panel damage are always a potential risk.
    Once ensconced at the hut, there is the option for anyone suitably equipped to go drive some harder/muddier tracks if the desire hits them.
    Drag some dead trees out of the forest, chainsaw up some fire wood and set up for a great camping weekend away.

    I'll post a couple of pictures soon to give you an idea of the place.
    Thoughts, Questions, Expressions of Interest, fire away.

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    Keen.....havent got a 4wd but may be able to get one.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Keen.....havent got a 4wd but may be able to get one.
    Lol told ya it would happen!

    Keen and could potentially have seats / space from christchurch
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    veitnamcam and 40mm like this.

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    Off the front of the hut.
    Lake Daniells is on the other side of the far ridge.
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    veitnamcam, falconhell and 40mm like this.

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    I will have a couple of spare seats and space for anyone interested

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    That last one give you a new crease in the drivers seat? Open diffs and good all terrains?

    Doc areas nearby... online hunting permits? Rimfire on private land or need to get a special one?

    Looks like winter sleeping bag and down jacket country

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    That last one give you a new crease in the drivers seat? Open diffs and good all terrains? No creases but my wife used a new name for me, 5 metres back from the photo we leaned over enough to damage the sides of the roof rack.

    Doc areas nearby... online hunting permits? Rimfire on private land or need to get a special one? Surrounded by DOC open permit area, no permit required for rimfire on the private land.
    Looks like winter sleeping bag and down jacket country If tenting yes, in the hut it isn't bad if the pot belly is going
    Good ATs and open diffs will get you to the hut piece of cake,

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    Sounds awesome

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    Adventure bike friendly if could come?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenere77 View Post
    Adventure bike friendly if could come?
    Peace of cake, lots of water crossings but not deep and not generally any big goolies in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenere77 View Post
    Adventure bike friendly if could come?
    Yep, I have taken quad bikes in with minimal dramas.

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    There is a set of rules for those who visit Thompsons flat , max tyre size and number of vehicles plus alot more. They just want the place looked after round the hut etc. Make sure someone has a chainsaw as trees come down all the time. Fun place to visit and there are lots of sandflys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localman View Post
    There is a set of rules for those who visit Thompsons flat , max tyre size and number of vehicles plus alot more. They just want the place looked after round the hut etc. Make sure someone has a chainsaw as trees come down all the time. Fun place to visit and there are lots of sandflys.
    Yep, It is quite a special place to us. We put quite a bit of effort into looking after the place.

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    In Station Creek? My first ever tramp, going back a year or two, was Station Creek, Lake Daniels, Marble Point as an 11 year old.
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