Here’s the plan-
We will all meet at the Commercial Hotel in Roxburgh by 10am Saturday where there will be instant coffee, tea and scones for us while John Kerr tells us all about the history of his Hotel and the basics of Roxburgh.
We will then all pile back into our cars (ride sharing if people want to) and travel in convoy out to lake Onslow via Pinder’s Pond and various points around the water races and dams of the Teviot Power Scheme. David Hamilton who has done extensive research on the area will be our interpreter at the various stops. Some of these stops will include short walks to points/relics of interest around tussock and rock country over old water races or sheep tracks so bring your good walking boots and sticks. At some stage we will have a picnic lunch in the hills.
You will then have time to drop off your things and get ready for dinner at your chosen accommodation before we all drive 8mins to Lake Roxburgh Lodge for a wonderful buffet meal.
On Sunday morning breakfast will be served for everybody in the main hall of the Teviot Motels before we walk over the road and down the track to Stu Edgecombe’s mining area. There are various interesting sites, relics and stories that Stu will show us around – you will have time for a quick pan for gold if you are keen ($10 extra per person for gold panning).
Then we will be back in convoy out to Gorge Creek (20mins) to meet Ed Dwyer at 11am who’ll give us a very interesting introduction to the historic trails leading over the Old Man Range and show us a couple of historic shelters/huts (about 30mins walking).
Finally we will acquaint ourselves with the new proprietors of the Shingle Creek Tavern for soup and sandwiches before heading off to our respective homes.
$88 per person It is our intention to make this a fun couple of days where we re-discover some interesting historical places and socialise as a group over meal times…
We understand that we have lots of members local to the Roxburgh area and you may prefer to pop home for dinner or join us after breakfast on the Sunday. Therefore we have these extra options:
Dont want dinner at Lake Roxburgh Lodge? Take $30 off
Don’t need breakfast at the Teviot motels? Take $10 off
Don’t want lunch at Shingle Creek? Take $13 off
Please note: Fee includes a small ‘admin’ fee that goes towards things like paying for meals and petrol vouchers for tour guides/guest speakers.
You will need to bring your own packed lunch and snacks for Saturdays wanderings or you could purchase a packed lunch from the Commercial Hotel for $12 (please add to total).
If you are not currently a member you may wish to renew your membership with this transaction (please add $40 for a single or $65 for a family membership.)
Please include a cheque with the above form filled out and post back to us by Oct 1st. Download a registration form from here or give Terry a ring (03 4450 111) and he’ll post you one out.
PO Box 91
Due to the nature of this trip numbers will be limited to 40 people max.
The above itinerary is weather dependant and subject to change.
I understand I must pay for my accommodation separately in addition to the above fee.
Lake Roxburgh Lodge (evenings dinner provider). Are you interested in staying in a 4 Star+ rated lodge for $60 per person? If we get enough interest we can book the whole place and stay quite reasonably – if you book individually it would cost between $150-$190 per room! Please let me know before 18th September so I can get back to them.
http://www.lakeroxburghlodge.co.nz/ 03 4468220
Teviot Motels (Sunday mornings breakfast venue) Around $25 per person, motor homes welcome. http://www.teviotmotels.co.nz 03446 8364
The Commercial Hotel and Backpackers (03) 4468160 $30 per person.