Round the Mountain. Shuttle options Waitonga Falls Cark Park

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Round the Mountain. Shuttle options Waitonga Falls Cark Park

Postby wildwanderer » Thu 03 Oct, 2019 10:15 am

Considering doing most of the round the mountain (clockwise) in a few months.

Due to limited time I planning to finish at Waitonga Falls Cark Park on the Ohakune Mountain Road and then hopefully take a morning shuttle to Ohakune. (then bus to Auckland from there)

Having a tough time finding shuttle companies that service this route out of the ski season.

Anyone know of any?

If I can’t do that any suggestions for early exit points that have convenient transport links to either National Parks or Ohakune? Im trying to limit the walk to 3-4 days.
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Re: Round the Mountain. Shuttle options Waitonga Falls Cark

Postby Aardvark » Fri 04 Oct, 2019 6:39 pm

I've never been aware of any shuttles between Ohakune and Turoa. There is always some traffic though and when i haven't had a hire car, i've hitched.
I have however, utilised a service in Ohakune which takes you up to Turoa to ride a bike for the seventeen kilometres back to town.
Look them up, they might be talked into some arrangement. Probably not an option if you're tight on money.
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Re: Round the Mountain. Shuttle options Waitonga Falls Cark

Postby wildwanderer » Sat 12 Oct, 2019 9:46 am

Thanks Aardvark,

I spoke to the local Ohakune isite and they organised a pickup for a very reasonable fee.
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Re: Round the Mountain. Shuttle options Waitonga Falls Cark

Postby Aardvark » Sat 12 Oct, 2019 1:54 pm

Well done. That's good for future reference.
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