Information Centre

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  1. Caroline De Angelis says:

    Some info please:
    What is your current tel. no. as i can’t seem to get through
    Do you hire e-perbs/locator beacons
    Do you sell DOC hut tickets
    and whats the track the hump ridge track like, is it OK for 2-wheel drive?
    Thanks very much
    Caroline

  2. Christine says:

    Is there an entrance fee to the bushman museum

  3. John Gellatly says:

    Info on the old Orawira Cement Works please. Any Buildings still standing ? Plan to visit the area in Feb 2020. Father in law worked ther till 1960.

    • myles says:

      Hi John, Sorry I don’t know anything about the old Cement Works. The location of what is left is at the following google maps link:

      https://goo.gl/maps/aL8tdhdQEWULpM41A

      The spelling is Orawia Cement Works – a google search turns up a little information. Someone else may provide some more detail.

      Myles.

  4. Jacqueline Dickison says:

    Hi we planning to visit the area April 2020 looking for early settlers info on Norman family, does the Info Centre or Bushmans Museum have anything on early settlers?
    Also what days & times are the Info Centre & Museum open please. Regards Jacqueline

    • myles says:

      Hi Jacqueline,
      The Information Center/Bushmans Museum is part of the Humpridge Track office which is typically open every day from 7:30am to 5:30pm during Summer. There is a collection of old photos and bits and pieces available in the Museum that may contain relevant information. There are “Norman’s” living in the area, not sure if they are related (listed in the Whitepages). A book, “The Hole in the Bush”, is available for purchase at the Information Center, covers the history of Tuatapere schools and district, could be helpful. The local library has some old books etc. that may be useful – the library is only open for a few hours on Friday (just down the road from the Information Centre).
      Hope that helps, Myles.

  5. Hi, could you please update me with the hours you are open each day, we couldn’t get down in April because of Covid but unable to find anything on your website about opening hours for October/Spring. Regards

    • myles says:

      Hi Jacqueline,
      The Information Centre will open officially when the Hump Ridge Track opens on Labour Day weekend (26th October). It will open from 8.30am until around 5pm seven days a week through to the end of the tramping season in April.

  6. Thanks Myles – does that mean the Bushmans Museum doesn’t open until 26 Oct either??” We are coming down that next week 13 Oct

    • myles says:

      Hi Jacqueline,
      If someone is at the Hump Ridge Track office getting organised for the coming season, they will likely let you into the Bushmans Museum. However, if they aren’t, there is a telephone number on the door that you can ring and someone will happily come and let you in.

  7. Gregor Campbell says:

    Hi there, we visited the “big totara” recently and I’m intrigued by the vehicle tracks which lead off from the road to it. I wondered if they were perhaps (selective?) logging tracks but online references I’ve found state that the area was never logged. Are you able to shed some light on this?

    • myles says:

      Hi Greg,
      Unfortunately I don’t have an answer for you. I don’t believe the area has ever been logged. I can only guess that the tracks are for access for hunting (the area has a significant history of deer culling) or possibly access to the trees themselves. DOC would likely be the holders of historic details that may help, as the area is a Conservation Area. I’ll ask around to see if I can find any specific details.

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