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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS South Island tracks map Black Forest Station

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  • #927
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • 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
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 250cc 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
    • 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
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

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

    #11402
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Participant
    • 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
    Participant
    • 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.

    #26069
    bassman
    Participant
    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx\' DR650
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Rode through on the weekend end track is in great nick.Had a little tiki tour around the lakefront

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    #28406
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Adventure Riders are close to losing access to Black Forest Station due to riders abusing the access.

    Over the last few years a significant number of riders crossing Black Forest Station have been causing issues for the farm owners by tearing up the track and riding recklessly, often resulting in an accident and expecting the station staff to retrieve their bikes from whatever predicament the rider has left in it, usually down a steep bank considering the Black Forest Station geography.

    It has been noted by the owners that the riders causing issues are more often than not riding ‘orange bikes’.

    Where ever you are riding, whether it’s Black Forest Station or elsewhere have some respect for where you are riding, don’t be a dick and spoil it for everyone else.

    #28410
    andrew_wright
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Bloody morons you can have a great time at 70% & still enjoy the views at stops..but going at 100%, & that must be the case to crash or beyond your limits at 110% over there will one day only result in serious injury or worse a fatality, & that in turn will result in closure.

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