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‘WAKATIPU TRAIL’ – riding trail.
Kinloch to Bannockburn
Trail Boss: Murray MacMillan Phone 03 4451223 Email email@example.com
Trail Boss: Edgar Parcell Meet on: Saturday 18th February Limit: 25
Saturday 18th February: Meet at Kinloch on the west side of Lake Wakatipu past Glenorchy. We have a 9km afternoon ride to Greenstone Station. As the road is very narrow and windy no vehicles are to be driven past Kinloch for reasons of safety.
Sunday 19th: The ride from Greenstone to Mt Nicholas Station along the lake shore is a nice and easy day of approx 20km
Monday 20th: Today we ride to Cecil Peak Station which will be long day of approx 47km. It takes us up over the Afton saddle which is on Walter Peak, into remote and beautiful inaccessible country and ride down the Lochie river to Cecil Peak.
Tuesday 21st: We cross over the lake Wakatipu by barge to Staircase Creek and then ride through Loch Linnie Station country to Lorne Peak Station. (If we have been held up a day prior to this due to bad weather or something then we will do a bigger day this day, take a more direct route and go straight on to the musterers hut at Whittens Creek.)
Wednesday 22nd: The ride today takes us up the Lorne Peak Station pack track and over the top into the Upper Nevis Valley then onto the Loch Linnie musterers hut at Whittens Creek.
Thursday 23rd: This morning we ride down the road to Commissioners Creek and cross over the Nevis onto Carrick country and then onto Craig Rog Station.
Friday 24th: Ride up through Craig Roy to the Duffers Saddle and then down the chow spur on Happy Valley Station to Pisa View Farm
Saturday 25th: Ride down through Pisa View into Carrick Station then along the Renshaw ridge to Bannockburn inlet then onto the end of the trail at the racecourse.
This ride is NOT for novices, but experienced riders only. Numbers are strictly limited to 25 so please include an alternative trail on the registration form.
NO rider backups on this trail. There will only be two official back-up vehicles to carry everything so no room for horse feed etc… just the barest of bedding and riders gear.