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Thread: Heaphy Track

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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith View Post
    The sandflies are ferocious - take a pair of light trousers and a jacket to wear when you're around camp. Tights aren't much good, as the little buggers go through them to your skin.

    Last time I went through the Heaphy I took "tropical" strength (whatever that means) insect repellent, which seemed to help a little - but the main defence is just not having any bare skin.
    Thanks for the tip. Mixing insect repellant with sun tan lotion seems to be a good idea as I'll likely burn within minutes if I'm not covered up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavika View Post
    If you spend any time at the top of the Sth Island, get in touch (I'm in Blenheim). Might be able to organise a couple of rides in area that are worth doing, but best done in a small group so you can shuttle.
    Thanks Kavika, I will be in touch, it'll probably be the tail end of summer 2014 when I've settled in a bit, but I'm definitely heading over that way. cheers

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    Note that the Heaphy is a winter only track for biking. No biking in summer in the trial period.

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    Dates are in the link, in the first post.....

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    The best way to do the Heaphy is to bike south and get the plane back.

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