Paparoa Track and infrastructure updates
This week while visiting Blackball, the excitement is obviously growing as new infrastructure starts to become apparent. Invites to the opening on November 30th are now circulating and the planned public toilets are under construction. Word is that the track construction progress has sped up and by opening it will be connected – albeit a few spot spots will still be worked on.
The road is looking more problematic, and opening day access may be limited to 2-3 set times. Care will be urged and as there are some narrow and step one-way sections involved. Construction is likely to continue through December. Campervan access up this road is likely to be problematic. At the Smoko-ho car carpark, there will be limited capacity and definitely no overnight camping.