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Reply #75 - Jun 16th, 2013 at 4:43pm
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That's great info thanks. If you were choosing a hut around the Glory blocks/Abraham area which one would be most suited to someone in the party who can't walk far and just needs to potter about near the hut enjoying the birds and scenery etc? Can you walk along the beachfront from Little Glory or is it all rocky?
  
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Reply #76 - Jul 1st, 2013 at 6:00pm
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Any tips on where to head for deer in South Pegasus we have it the middle of march next year for 2 weeks I see that Belltopper Falls is in the North hunting block
  
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Reply #77 - Nov 15th, 2013 at 2:07pm
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Whats the deal with staying in the doc huts?
I know they say to take a tent and camp beside it but does anyone actually do this?
  
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Reply #78 - Nov 15th, 2013 at 3:50pm
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Stuckatwork wrote on Nov 15th, 2013 at 2:07pm:
Whats the deal with staying in the doc huts?
I know they say to take a tent and camp beside it but does anyone actually do this?


The DOC huts are for the trampers etc. nothing to stop you staying/sleeping/using them if there is no trampers wanting to use them, BUT you can't expect to have rights to them for 10 days or even less  for hunting purposes, so I think that's why the instruction to be self sufficient and  have your own tentage. So you don't want trampers going back and telling DOC they couldn't stay in a DOC hut because a group of hunters had comondered them...... gives us a bad name, and your likelihood of being able to get a block in the future could be reduced. DOC down Stewart island are very obliging and great to deal with (believe it or not)
  
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Reply #79 - Nov 15th, 2013 at 4:24pm
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Everyone, including the trampers should be self sufficient. If you have paid to stay in the hut, stay in the hut. Doesnt matter if it's 10 days or not.
On the other side of the coin, as 12 Pointer said, it is worth being accommodating and working with the trampers. Especially keeping the place clean and being welcoming.
  

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Reply #80 - Jun 22nd, 2014 at 10:08am
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Can anyone tell me where to find some long range tide times for the island?
I have googled it and only found one site, would really like to cross reference it with another to make sure its accurate...
  
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Reply #81 - Jun 22nd, 2014 at 12:18pm
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Reply #82 - Jun 22nd, 2014 at 1:07pm
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Reply #83 - May 17th, 2015 at 5:42pm
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hi guys i have booked freds camp later this year. awesome info on this thread just wondering if anyone can recommend a good water taxi to get there and whats the best way to get bulk gear over there as the ferry i found has limited baggage (or am i wrong?). cheers in advance
  
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Reply #84 - May 18th, 2015 at 1:26pm
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So youll be going from Bluff by the ferry service so you can pretty much take what you like. Pays to book first and talk to them about space requirements.
Are you taking a dinghy/motor etc?
Theres limited space on the water taxis so take that into consideration.

These are two good operators that will see you right.

Ian Wilson, water taxi.   032191394

Rakiura Charters,        032191487
  

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Reply #85 - May 19th, 2015 at 6:37pm
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yea rung the ferry today they said pretty much get there as early as possible to get all my gear on first. hoping to take an inflatable with a 2.5 hp aux i think. cheers will contact water taxis tomorrow
  
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Reply #86 - May 19th, 2015 at 6:49pm
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Ive always found the ferry team great to deal with. The tubs they use hold a heap of gear.
  

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Reply #87 - May 26th, 2015 at 6:49pm
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Hi guys,

Just chasing a bit of info in regards to boat mooring at Kellys Block?

We're heading down there in a few weeks and are towing a boat over if there's a decent mooring for it off the beach.

Can't wait to get down there and get into it.

Thanks in advance for any info coming my way.

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Reply #88 - May 27th, 2015 at 8:38pm
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Stuckatwork wrote on Nov 15th, 2013 at 2:07pm:
Whats the deal with staying in the doc huts?
I know they say to take a tent and camp beside it but does anyone actually do this?


I always do this.  Who wants to spend a night in a hut full of smelly trampers?  Talking to the trampers is always an enjoyable part of the experience and I cook in the hut but it's nice to have your own space.
  

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Reply #89 - May 27th, 2015 at 8:39pm
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boowacker wrote on Nov 15th, 2013 at 4:24pm:
Everyone, including the trampers should be self sufficient. If you have paid to stay in the hut, stay in the hut. Doesnt matter if it's 10 days or not.
On the other side of the coin, as 12 Pointer said, it is worth being accommodating and working with the trampers. Especially keeping the place clean and being welcoming.


On the practical aspect hunters fly or boat in so take more gear.  Trampers carry everything on their back on one of NZ's longer tramps so they don't tend to take tents.
  

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