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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS South Island tracks map Black Forest Station

This topic contains 8 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  BrownieTimaru 9 months ago.

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  • #927

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Black Forest Station is a private access road that runs over the sheep station of the same name. Access is requested by phoning the station where they will advise if the road is currently open and if so they will give you a security code for the locked gate at the southern end,
    [See the full post at: Black Forest Station]

    #6831

    viferpilot
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Caroline Innes advised this evening that the fee in March 2015 will be $20 per bike. Apparently the route now shared/used by two stations.

    #6833

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @viferpilot said:
    Caroline Innes advised this evening that the fee in March 2015 will be $20 per bike. Apparently the route now shared/used by two stations.

    Thanks Viferpilot, I’ve updated the page to reflect that.

    #11401

    BikeMad98
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Is it a one day ride or can you camp in there?

    #11402

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    You’d need to ring them to be sure but I believe it’s a day ride only.

    #11951

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @michael_j_breen has just been thorugh Black Forest Station and recorded some video of the track.

    #12018

    Michael J Breen
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    The week before last when we were riding over the top, a bloody wallaby bounced onto the road in front of me and, with another two hops, had leaped off the lip into the void. This was no weenie arsed wallaby, this was one big as mother farking Joey! If I’d hit it going abit fast it could have been curtains for me and nobody would have found my body a thousand metres below (OK, I’m exaggerating a bit). Anyway, ride with care; you never know what might happen that’s out of your control (the wallaby bit was true BTW)

    #12019

    Michael J Breen
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Ben and Caroline are really nice folk. Great to have people like you facilitating our fun.

    The honesty box can be a little hard to see unless you stop and get off your bike at the signpost. I’ve ridden this track on road tyres (Ducati Multistrada) and it was bloody scary hard on the down side into Benmore. The gravel is loose and the falls are enormous!
    On the light weigh enduro bike with proper tyres; it was a doddle but as Eddie suggests, deserves the Advanced rating because of the falls and possible rock falls etc

    #16511

    BrownieTimaru
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    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    If you look on the Wams web site for unmarked legal roads/ paper roads most of this track is covered under legal access to every body with no charge, the track starts at black forrest station homestead end & ends up coming out at Waitagi Station by the Waitagi camping ground on lake aviemore.

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