Otaki Forks access road closed at Blue Bluff
Owing to a large the slip and the danger of a landslide, the Otaki Forks Rd. has been closed, possibly for the rest of the summer. For more information see the links below.
Starting at Shields Flat Historic Reserve carpark, follow the directional signs and walk across the paddocks along the fenceline. Once over the fence in the corner follow a mixture of orange triangles and directional signage up through a plantation of pine on a bulldozer track.
Along the cleared track a sign will direct you down a ridge through native forest which has the steepest section on this track. At the bottom of the ridge the track pops out onto a private vehicle track that can be followed all the way down to the Otaki Gorge Road. Follow the road to Otaki Forks.
Access on this track has been provided by two private landholders and will be removed when vehicle transport is restored to Otaki Forks.
For more information see the links below.
Wild Kakabeak sightings wanted
DoC want to know if you see Kakabeak while you aare in the back country.
Wanted: Old Topo maps
Hi there. I make cards illustrating the 'wilderness/tramping' theme. I've finished using up my old maps of the Tararuas (shock, horror, probe) and need more old maps to use. It‘s the green bit I like.
Would you have any old maps you want to get rid of? I would be very glad to get them — either email me Ellen Donnelly -> mailto:ellenbysea [snail] hotmail [period] com?subject=Maps%20from%20TTC%20website or ring me (04) 9722-148 (022 194 5430) or drop them into me at Lyall Bay. I can come to club night to pick them up too. (I don't own a car, so I don't want to traipse all over the city to pick them up!)
2 free cards for you for your trouble! Thanks, Ellen Donnelly
Conservation email group
Join the new TTC conservation email group.
Cards For Sale
These feature historic photos of our club huts Kime, Field, Cone and Waerenga and are plain inside.
They are on sale in packets of 8 cards for $10 incl GST (plus postage). The packs are available on club nights at the front table or by mail from
Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made out to Tararua Tramping Club) or direct to the club’s bank account 02-0500-0022732-00, reference last name cards
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