1000 Acre Plateau

Ferry booking mix-ups and more than an hour’s delay to board meant it was well after 10pm when we arrived at the Matiri Valley West Bank road end. The hydro scheme construction works mean the walk in to Lake Matiri hut is now only 50min mostly on construction road, which during working hours you need … Read more

Searching for a Needle in a Haystack

Camping by a tarn on the 1000 Acre Plateau

The Matiri Range and 1000 Acre Plateau Searching for a Needle in a Haystack Tony assured me that I would be able to find The Needle in The Haystack easily. Well, he wasn’t wrong but the bush bash to get to The Haystack was legendary. Any trip with Tony, regardless of where you go, is … Read more

1000 Acre Plateau

On Friday night our party of 11 stayed at Owen River Tavern campsite. The next morning, we drove 30 minutes over an unsealed road to the trailhead at 442828 and started our tramp at 8:40 after the obligatory group picture. There hadn’t been any rain for days, so the river crossing in the first bit was quite … Read more