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.
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.
What do I need to bring?
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? Exact details still to be confirmed (its a fresh new trail every year!) but it’s likely to go along the lines of:
Tuesday 26th – Meet at Hawea, bus up near Cardrona
Wednesday – Walk up to the Snow Farm via Tuohys Saddle
Thursday – To Mt Barker via the Criffel Range
Friday – to Maungawera via Dublin Bay
Saturday – to the Host town celebrations at the Hawea Domain!