While the DOC Clarence 4WD web page (a cobweb?) is stuck in 2011, I rang the South Marlborough area office last week and motorised access is proposed to be open again in January/February 2013.
January 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
February 1-3, 8-10
Friday 1200-1700, Sat/Sun 0800 – 1700.
At this stage I am planning a long weekend excursion to have another look on the 8-10 weekend.
This place is well worth the effort:
Might try the BMW this time, now I have one that works (one with carburettors).