COBB & CO HEAVY WAGON’S  (Riders welcome)

8.  COBB & CO HEAVY WAGON’S  (Riders welcome)

Papatowai – Owaka.


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Trail Boss: Tony Cumberbeach  Ph hm 03 453 4134 cell 021 2200 201 Email:

Duration: 7 days                                    Meet: Saturday 24th February                   Limit: 70


$30 Non member levy


With the help of some excellent local knowledge, we think we have a great week planned with a little something to keep everyone happy.

The HeavyWagons will be starting just out of Papatowai, 26km (35 mins towing time approx.), south of Owaka, meeting on Saturday 24th February, staying two nights at this campsite.

During the course of the week we will be travelling over nice easy rolling country, over back country roads, farm land, through native bush and also traveling along part of the old railway with some great sea views thrown in and hopefully tides willing a chance to get down onto the sand and surf.

We are hoping to average at least 20-25km a day, with only 2-3 camp shifts for the week.

For those thinking of joining us for the first time our trail caters to the speed of bigger wagons and heavier horses. As such we go at the pace best suited to these big rigs. If you like a slower pace (in the earlier stages a bit of stop starting) shorter days and a friendly atmosphere this could be the trail for you.

each Individual or group brings their own food, cooking equipment, utensils etc. Sleeping arrangement consist of your floats or tents etc. and horses are individually penned so electric fencing is required.

We will again be having two potluck dinners, the first as an ice breaker and another towards the end of the week where we have again organised an evening’s entertainment.

Any catering or horse queries can be directed to Kaye Walker 0273466898.

Passengers All Inquiries please contact Terry Davis 034450111 Passengers must book and pay for a place via the OGHT office only.

Directions to the first camp and a more detailed recommended list of gear will be sent out with your confirmation of registration early next year. Roll on Owaka Cavalcade 2018!!! Remember to book your dinner and hoedown tickets with this registration form.

Specific information on the trail of your choice will be sent out later in January.


7 thoughts on “COBB & CO HEAVY WAGON’S  (Riders welcome)”

    1. Would you like the same info in hard copy plus a registration form to fill out? We don’t have anymore info at this stage. Though you can click on the ‘pre Cavalcade info’ above for further details. Feel free to email me with questions direct.

      Thanks very much for your interest!


      1. awesome, 2 of us coming now, will put rego in asap 🙂 cant wait! just wondering how we might bring meat and keep good for 7 days please?

  1. Hi, thanks for emailing me information on heavy wagon trail ride. There was no info on where we sleep each night and what I have to bring . I will be passenger on wagon so what would final cost be for the 7 days plus meal cost for hoedown. Want to register so I do not miss out but just need total cost please.

    Regards, Jen

    1. Hi Jen – The Heavy Wagoners tend to sleep in their wagons, floats, trucks or tents. Sometimes there is a woolshed near by but not always. The Host Town diner, Hoe-Dpwn and Breakfast are optional extra’s (but we do recommend them!). You will need to $225 to the OGHT to cover the cost of setting up and managing the trail. You will need to come to an agreement yourself with a wagoner about how much they will need to be paid depending on what you want them to supply for you.

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