May 01 1998

Kurow Holiday Park.

Published by under Camps

Contact: Allison Winsley. 03-436 0725

strong>Nicol Lodge: 1 bunk room 25. Own pillow cases & sleeping bags, 1 bunkroom 8.
Kitchen: pots, pans, kitchen utensils, knives, forks, microwaves
lounge: Heaters & open fires supplied.
toilets & showers under one roof. $13 pppn.
Also motels, tourist flats, cabins, powered sites, hot showers, laundry.

Day trips from Kurow:

1. Deep Stream to Fishermans Bend.
Round trip near Aviemore Dam through rocky gorges and over tussocky hills. Easy. 4 hrs approx.

2. Chinamans Hut, Dansey Pass area.
1.5-2 hrs. Walk up Otekaieke Creek from car park (1 hr from Kurow) to historic stone hut. Return via 4WD track. Option of climbing Cone (1300m). Medium to Cone. Easy round trip.

3. Mt Dryburgh. 922m. Above Nth Bank of Lake Waitaki.
Moderately easy climb with marvellous views of Waitaki Valley and lakes. Begins 20 min drive from Kurow up Haka Valley.

Mt Sutton and/or Lake Dumbell from Ohau Skifield.
1999m. Moderate to easy with great views. 1.5 hrs from Kurow.

Mt Kohurau. 2010m.
From carpark above via skifield road to Lodge (1 hr) and tors (?) (1/2 hr) then via 4WD track to ridge line (1.5 hrs) along ridge to summit (1 hr) with views of Haka Valley and Waitaki Valley and summit views of Maniototo to Remarkables, Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki. Medium.

4. Ben Lomond. 1052m. via Maerewhenua Gold Diggings.
A climb iva 4WD track and through tussock slopes in Dansey Passs area with views of Nth Otago downlands and the Kakanui Mt backdrop. Easy to Medium.

5. Dome Hills/Pisgar Downs.
Tramp the tussock hills of the Kakanui Mountains from Livingstone with option of going to tops for view of Manitoto. Med to Easy depending on duration and stamina. 1 hr drive from Kurow.

6. Mt Bitterness. 1929m. on the St Mary Range.
20 mins to Awakino Skifield car park, then 4WD track and tussock and scree. Medium.

Easy: up to 4 hrs, mainly on tracks.
Medium: up to 8 hrs. Reasonable fitness.
– John Hore.

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