Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

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Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

Postby M J Rutherford » Tue 22 Jan, 2019 3:32 pm

G'day just enquiring about doing Mount Ossa via Lee's Paddock. What's the best way to do it? Should I go to Ossa via Pelion plains or via the Kia Ora hut; or perhaps do it as a loop?also is the road to Lee's Paddocks ok for a lowish 2wd? Thanks!
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Re: Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

Postby Mark F » Tue 22 Jan, 2019 4:50 pm

I believe parks require you to join the olt at Pelion and then exit at Kia Ora. They do allow in and out via Pelion as long as you don't go beyond Pelion Gap, but don't allow travel from Kia Ora to Pelion Gap or though to Pelion.
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Re: Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

Postby M J Rutherford » Wed 23 Jan, 2019 2:40 pm

Mark F wrote:I believe parks require you to join the olt at Pelion and then exit at Kia Ora. They do allow in and out via Pelion as long as you don't go beyond Pelion Gap, but don't allow travel from Kia Ora to Pelion Gap or though to Pelion.

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Re: Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

Postby Crawfinator » Thu 24 Jan, 2019 8:27 am

Some friends and i last January, started at lees paddocks car park -> lees paddocks - up wurragarra track to lake Ayr - to Ossa - to Pelion East - then to the track just past kia ora and back through lee's paddocks. We did it In a day - but could easily break it up into two nights (camp at pelion or on top of ossa night one) then (camp at Lee's paddocks night two). The walking isn't hard, other than some steepness up from lee's paddocks, depending on your fitness.

The anti clockwise loop is the way you would want to do it (no matter what parks think), as it is far easier coming down the hill from Kia Ora than it would be going up it!

Was a great trip - thoroughly recommend

The road into lee's paddocks (and all the way to the dead end) is fine in a two wheel drive, just a bit bumpy
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Re: Mount Ossa via, Lee's Paddock? Best way to do it?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 26 Jan, 2019 6:00 pm

Crawfinator wrote:The road into lee's paddocks (and all the way to the dead end) is fine in a two wheel drive, just a bit bumpy

The road to the start of the track is fine, but you definitely need something more like a trail bike or horse to get all the way to the Paddocks.
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