Touhy’s Way – Walking Trail

This trail is now full. Please contact the office if you would like to be put on the wait list or check if anyone has cancelled recently. 03 445 0111 

Trail Boss: Sandra Cain. 4 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Reasonably fit walkers and trampers welcome. Head out by 8am, typically in by late afternoon. Good days walking mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks and sheep tracks.

50 people max.

$435 Walker ($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)

When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 3pm Tuesday 26th February 2019

How hard will the days be? Between 15-20km per day, some days have some good honest climbs. You only have to carry a day pack. Your big pack and bedding it transferred for you. A reasonable level of fitness is required!

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, a very experienced and fun team of leaders, a great bunch of other like minded outdoor enthusiasts! Really  hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.


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What do I need to bring? 

Waterproof coat/jacket, leggings & hat
Jersey, balaclava, socks, longjohns, gloves
Hot weather gear e.g shorts & T shirt
Gaiters are a good idea to keep rubbish & rain out of boots
Towel & toilet articles
Sleeping bag & mat/stretcher
Sunscreen & insect repellent
Personal items and a roll of loo paper
Small first aid kit for yourself
Camera & torch
Your own mug, plates, cutlery & tea towel–unless stated otherwise
Water bottle
Personal medications
Money for the bar and Host Town
Baby wipes are handy when hand washing difficult
Small ground cover to put down in yards to put your gear on
Folding chair/stool.

Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday.

Where are we going?

This year we will experience some of the most stunning scenery in Central Otago with panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and towards Hawea. We will, at times, follow the mighty Clutha River the second longest river in New Zealand. Take time to soak up some sunshine and swim at Dublin Bay.

Tuesday 26th February. Gather at our Woolshed at Cardrona late afternoon. Meet and greet.

Wednesday 27th  In the morning we walk up Touhy Gully Pack Track to the Saddle and on to our nights accommodation at the Snow Farm.

Thursday 28th  we walk along the Criffel Range with its tussock grasslands and old water races that once serviced the gold diggings in this area. From the Criffel Range we will have magnificent views of the lake and mountains including Black Peak, Mt Gold and Aspiring National Park. Our nights accommodation is in the Mt Barker area.

Friday 1st  We make our way to Albert Town, Deans Bank and on to Dublin Bay. Accommodation is at Maungawea.

Saturday 2nd Walk into Hawea and meet up for the grand parade, afternoon markets and entertainment!

Our trail as always is about the country side and our walkers, it will be a fun trip through an amazing landscape with a group of wonderful people.

A high standard of tramping fitness is required, as most days involve 6-7 hours walking over varied terrain. Our backup team will transport your gear, but walkers will need to carry a daypack containing personal effects. Caterers will provide our meals and accommodation will be in woolsheds. A safe parking area is available for those wishing to leave their cars at Hawea A bus will leave Hawea on Tuesday afternoon and take you to our woolshed where our trail begins. A news letter with more detail will be sent out in late January.

This is a non smoking trail.

So! Register, get yourself fit and come and join us, we look forward to your company.

For trail specific questions contact the trail boss – Sandra Cain 

For general Cavalcade questions please contact the office 03 4450111 or