Simon has said:
"In the event of Molesworth Station being closed to cyclists due to
fire risk, riders are to proceed through the Rainbow Station and North
Jonathan rode the North Bank Road in March last year and says the Goulter River took him an hour to cross. It is not a small river. The Topo50 map shows a crossing which Jonathan says is no longer there. I've added to the map our best guess as to a good crossing point - a bit lower down.
However, Simon knows of two other people who have ridden this section in the last few months who had no problems at all.
I'm hoping the Molesworth will be open.