Trail Boss: Steve Clark. 6 Days. Self supported. Fit trampers welcome. Head out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days tramping over high country/farm 4WD tracks, sheep tracks, no tracks.
The fully self supported trail. Max 12 people. Carry all your own gear – real tramping – the way they did it back in 1862 (with possibly more comfortable boots)
When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 3pm Sunday 24th February 2019
How hard will the days be? Between 20-25km per day, some days have some good honest climbs. Because you are carrying a full tramping pack this is the hardest of the foot trails.
What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, two nights tenting in the mountains (depending on numbers and beds available in the huts), 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? Various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/merino mid weight tops, a warm pair of gloves, warm hat and/or Buff, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat. Tent- Tent’s will be required on nights 2 and 3. Personal first aid kit with emergency blanket…
Where are we going? Exact details still to be confirmed (its a completely new trail each year) But basically – Meet at the finish point, Hawea Domain and park your vehicles in the safe parking paddock. Jump in the Van for the 45min drive around to Bannockburn. Sunday 24th Feb is travel, meet and greet…
Monday 25 Feb – Roaring Meg power station to Meg Hut
Tuesday 26 Feb – Meg Hut to Kirtle Burn Hut
Wednesday 27 Feb – exploring the Pisa Range and returning to the Kirtle Burn Hut
Thursday 28 Feb – Kirtle Burn Hut to Luggate
Friday 1 Mar – Luggate to Hawea Flat via river trails.
Saturday 2nd March a wander around Hawea and to the Domain by 12pm for the grand parade, markets and entertainment!
Questions? Specific to this trail? Ask the boss email@example.com
Questions? In general about the Cavalcade or the registration process… contact the organiser firstname.lastname@example.org Or call the office 03 445 0111