3. ‘Over Mountains to Omakau’- WALKING TRAIL with Steve Clark

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Glenfoyle Station (Across the river from Luggate) – Omakau

Trail Boss: Steve Clark      Phone: 03 445 0920   

Email: steveclark3177@gmail.com Duration: 6 days

Meet: Sunday 26th  February              Limit: 12

  CODE COST  
WALKER CLW $290

Meeting between 3:00pm and 3:30pm on the 26 Feb 2017 at Omakau Racecourse, Race Course Road, Omakau.

Extra directions will be provided along with gear list etc in early February 2017.

Monday: Staring from Glenfoyle Station and heading  to Goodger Flat. Expected time of 8hrs. Spectacular panorama from the summit of Lindis Peak.  Visiting site of the first gold rush in Otago.

Tuesday: Heading  to Shirlmar Station woolshed, expected time of 6hrs. Visit the ruins of the Lindis Hotel and Wattie Thompson’s hut.  Views of the Lindis Valley and St Bathans Mountains.

Wednesday: Heading  to Richmond Valley, expected time of 6hrs. Views of the Chain Hills & Dunstan Mountains.

Thursday:  Heading  to Cambrians, expected time of  8 hrs. Panoramic views from the Dunstan Mountains and visits to old gold workings at Sailors Creek and Cambrians.

Friday: Heading  to Ophir expected time of 7hrs. Viaducts and tunnels on the Otago Central Rail Trail between Auripo and Omakau.

Saturday: Heading  to Omakau Racecourse, expected time of 2hrs. The Grand Parade at the Omakau Racecourse

This trail is for fit, experienced trampers who must be capable of carrying up to 16 – 18 kg for up to 20 km per day over rough farm tracks with some steep ascents and descents. Accommodation will be in village halls and high country station woolsheds. The trail is independent with all personal gear, food and shared gear carried by the walkers. There will be no back-up vehicle. It is self catering with walkers sharing in cooking the evening meal for the party. The evening meal on the final night will be catered.

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