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No place for a road

The proposed road would run right past Helicopter Flat Hut on the Karma River. Photo: Shaun Barnett
Distance
55km
Total Ascent
3206m
Time
4-6 days
Grade
Moderate
Access
Wangapeka River Rd via Tapawera (62km from Nelson) or from Wangapeka Road, 16km south of Karamea
Map
BQ22, BQ23, BQ24
Ray Salisbury walks the Wangapeka Track on a quest to find out whether the latest road-through-a-national park proposal will fly In the late 1970s, a road linking Golden Bay with...

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