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On the eastern banks of Lake Benmore lies Black Forest Station, an 8,000ha sheep station. With very little rainfall, Black Forest Station is high and dry.  The track through Black Forest Station runs from the station homestead at Haldon Road right through to the Benmore Hydro Power Station. It's about a 3 hour trip at a leisurely pace with a few stops for photos. To get access to the track, you need to let the stations owners know that you're coming through, they'll give you the code to get through the gate. You also need to pay $20 per vehicle...

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Oteake Conservation Reserve - what a cool spot!  With not much more than a BBQ, some meat and a swag, I headed into the Oteake Conservation Reserve for a couple of days.  Open only over the summer months, the Oteake Conservation Reserve is an adventure land for 4wders and trailbike riders. There are lots of DOC huts scattered through the park and hundreds of kilometers of tracks - from mild to wild. One of the coolest things about the Oteake Conservation Reserve is the DOC huts, these places have so much history. I bet over the years this wee hut has been a great...

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