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    Asbestos Cottage, Kahurangi National Park.

    Anyone been out that way lately ?
    Down Nelson late June, and thought I'd do a couple of the Cobb Valley walks.
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    We drove past it the other day, there were no cars parked at the start of the Asbestos track.
    There are a few walks and access closed around the district due to the recent storm damage. It's made everything else busy for the school holiday period. We couldn't do our planned overnight due to another hut already being full, had to settle for bit of a walk instead with the wee kiddies.
    I'd say it'll be much quieter in June.
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    Cheers for that info. Any idea what the track to the cottage is like ? My wifes tagging along and she ain't going to be happy if the goings to tough !

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    Sorry I've not walked in into the Asbestos myself. It does look quite gorgy from the air. I would give DOC Motueka/Golden Bay a call, they'd be able to give you some pointers. Otherwise we've found tracks are often reviewed online by various people.
    The Cobb itself is a flat river Valley and the track up to the Sylvester Hut & lakes is a relatively easy grade from memory.
    The only access up onto the Tablelands at the moment is from the Cobb Valley.

    Some one had scratched in 4 hours return into the sign for the Asbestos track. I think the DOC time above that may have been 1.5 hours one way. Asbestos Cottage | Huts | New Zealand Tramper: hiking and walking community information

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    Many thanks mate

 

 

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