the Outpost is approx 3½ hrs drive from Nelson and 1-1½ hrs from Takaka.
From Motueka, Takaka is 55kms over a the Takaka Hill, sometimes referred to as Marble Mountain.
Motueka, Takaka & Collingwood are your last stops for substantial supplies.
You will need enough petrol for the return Journey so Pakawau Beach Camp is the final pump but there is also a is a pump in Collingwood.
From Collingwood you have just 42kms to go. Head along the main road until you come to the first intersection. Turn right (at Joan Whiting rest home) and cross the small one-lane bridge heading towards Pakawau.
Turn left at the at Pakawau memorial hall. The road sign is marked Westhaven / Whanganui Inlet & Mangarakau. The road becomes a well maintained shingle road.