Where do we need to be when? Meet up on Saturday 27th February 2021. Burkes Pass.
What’s the cost? $270
This trail is suited to those that like the more laid back approach to trekking. This wagon trail was specifically set up to cater for the heavier and slower type of horse drawn wagon, though with saying that, we have in the last two years welcomed several enthusiastic Shetland Pony drivers to our trail and the pure grit of these little horses have really impressed everyone who has participated.
On average, we hope to travel 20km per day. You will be emailed more detailed travel directions closer to the start of the Cavalcade.
This trail is the only trail on the Cavalcade that fully self-caters, meaning that each individual or group are responsible for their own meals for the week. Another thing particular to our trail is that our horses are individually penned at the end of the day so you need to supply your own electric fencing and feed requirements. We also shift our own back up vehicles, which for this particular Cavalcade will only be twice. Unfortunately, this will be a full shift meaning that we will be floating our horses also on these shifts.
Where are we going?
Saturday 27th Feb
Everyone gathers at Burkes Pass. For those that are travelling some distance the land owners are happy for you to start arriving on Friday 26th,( from mid-afternoon on please). We will have pre-dinner drinks and nibbles as a meet and greet from 5pm on Saturday. Please note there is NO cell phone coverage in this area.
Sunday 28th / Monday 1st / Tuesday 2nd The riders over these days have the option of leaving the wagons and riding up to take advantage of some spectacular views or staying with the wagons and carts for the day. Tuesday is a half day ride/drive before the first of our full shifts.
Wednesday 3rd / Thursday 4th Over these two days we will again be travelling over some terrific country and we are camped next to Lake Tekapo! Thursday night we will be holding our Pot Luck Dinner and fancy dress, a ‘Witches & Warlocks’ theme, sounds fun!! Casey Evans (our very own singer/song writer) will again be entertaining us and judging the fancy dress.
Friday 5th Today is our Lay Day and second of our full shifts into our final camp at Twizel.
Saturday 6th Grand Parade
Unfortunately, at this stage all wagons are full and there are no seats available for any more passengers.
Any catering or horse queries can be directed to Kaye Walker on the phone number below. A more detailed recommended list of gear and directions to camp will be sent out with your confirmation of registration early next year.
We look forward to seeing everyone in February.
Trail Boss – Tony Cumberbeach firstname.lastname@example.org 0212 200 201
Wrangler – Kaye Walker email@example.com 0273 466 898
Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser firstname.lastname@example.org Or call the office 03 445 0111