‘WAITIRI WANDERERS’ – Riding Trail.
Arrowtown to Lowburn
Trail Boss: Jane Whitmore Phone: 03 4157776 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration 5 days Meet: Monday 20th February Limit: 70
Monday 20th February: Meet between 2pm and 7pm at 902 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown
Tuesday 21st: A loop ride up to Macetown and back. Expected time of 7hrs. Historical points of interest on the way and the location itself relating to the Gold rush era.
Wednesday 22nd: Heading to Waitiri Station. Expected time of 7hrs. A ride around the back of Arrowtown, a small climb up to Eastbourne Station, a look across onto Gibbston Valley vineyards as we make our way to Waitiri Station.
Thursday 23rd: A loop ride from Waitiri Station up onto the Crown Range and back. Expected time of 7hrs.
Friday 24th: Heading to Donald Youngs property. Expected time of 8hrs. A climb up and down to cross the Roaring Meg, join onto the Roaring Meg Pack Track, drop down onto Burn Cottage Road.
Saturday 25th: Ride around the lake front, assembling with other trails before crossing SH6 onto the Cromwell Racecourse for parade and end of Cavalcade. The caterers are from Middlemarch and are fundraising for their local school. They will be running a mini bar – please support.
This trail is possibly the easiest going of all the riding trails. However a reasonable amount of fitness is still required by the rider and horses are to be fit and shod (or boots) as the surface is stony. There are two stopovers where we spent two nights at each. If people wish to shift floats etc its up to them to organise.