‘TUSSOCK CREEK LIGHT WAGON TRAIL’ (Riders welcome)
Lumsden to Bannockburn
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Trail Boss: Chris Bayne Phone: 03 489 4921 (evenings) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 7 days Meet on: Saturday 18th February Limit: 70
|FIRST AID||BAX||VEHICLE FERRY||$70|
Our Trail is named after Tussock Creek Moleskins made in Mosgiel on the Taieri Plains. Our sponsor is Graeme Petrie.
Saturday 18th February. We will meet at Kotahi Farm approx 8kms North of Lumsden.A horse check from 3pm onwards. Dinner at 7pm followed by a welcome talk. Fill up with petrol in Lumsden last petrol stop (open to 6pm) and also buy your lunch.
Sunday 19th: Today we climb up looking at the Whitehall wind farm and will see the way to Te Anau. We will have lunch in a quiet valley then climb up looking at Mid Dome with great views of Lumsden then over rolling country and head down to our next night stop.
Monday 20th: With the Sun on our backs we climb up high above the woolshed looking down on the 5 rivers and drop down to Eyre Creek and will wander along the river cross farmland and onto Glenquoich Station for the night.
Tuesday 21st: Leaving the peaceful setting of Glenquoich we head up the hills and over valleys and drop down to the Mataura River and onto the Kingston Flyer then onto the bottom of the Nevis for our nights stay.
Wednesday 22nd: Huge climb up the Nevis with the Eyre Mountains and the Garvie Mountain each side. We look down on Athol and Garston and all over Southland. We climb to 3000ft and cross the Nevis River 26 times. A big day and a welcome stop at the Ben Nevis Station for 2 nights.
Thursday 23rd: A day to sleep in have a picnic day with a BBQ and a swim time to relax.
Friday 24th: On to Kawarau Station and a big climb out of the Nevis. At the top what a view of Bannockburn, Cromwell, Cairnmuir Mountains and the Carrick Range and looking down at Lake Dunstan and all the vineyards.
Saturday 25th: Down the roads into Cromwell to where it all finished 20 years ago for our night celebrations.
(Limited personal back up drivers allowed on this trail)