TUSSOCK CREEK LIGHT WAGON AND HORSE TRAIL

8.   TUSSOCK CREEK LIGHT WAGON AND HORSE TRAIL

(This is a limited back-up trail) Mataura – Owaka

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Trail Boss: Chris Bayne       Phone:  03 489 4921 (evenings)      Email:  chrisbayne@xtra.co.nz                 

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

 

  CODE COST   CODE COST
RIDER BAR $728 DRIVER BAD $728
PASSENGER BAP $688

$30 Non member levy

BACKUP BAB $688
Vehicle Ferrying   $50      

Our trail is named after Tussock Creek Moleskins based on the Taieri Plains in Mosgiel.

Saturday 24th February we will meet at Ferndale inland from Mataura. There will be a horse and gear check from 3pm onwards (all horses must be freshly shod) and dinner will be at 7pm followed by a welcome talk.

Sunday 25th Climbing up tussock country, mainly broken in and looking down at Kuriwoa and over towards the blue maoutains, Waikaka, Wendon and coming through Waipahi. Lovely country.

Monday 26th Today we ride through the Lochindorb Valley with Rocky Dome high above us. We follow down the pole track where the drovers moved the cattle to Finegand Freezing works. We pass the Glenoamaru stream and climb up to our nights stay with amazing sea views.

Tuesday 27th Up we climb over paddocks and to the views of the sea maybe with a ship passing by. We will see amazing native bush with plenty of birds calling out as we pass. Then we climb right above the sea looking at Molynuex Bay. We pass Glenoamaru where in the old days a sawmill used to mill the native timber.

Wednesday 28th Once again great views of Kaitangata and Puerua and we go down the valley to Kaka Point for lunch. Then we have a good climb to look over the Nugget Light House and wide costal views.

Thursday 1st We leave our nights stay going down towards Cannibal Bay and follow a fresh water creek where they got fresh water for sailing ships. We come to Pounawea and have lunch then cross the bridge at Catlins lake.

Friday 2nd Picnic swimming and a BBQ day we will go across farmland to Jacks Bay for lunch. A great relaxing last day.

This is a limited back-ups trail. We have a great team who can transport your gear for you. Just keep it to a minimum weight in a maximum of two bags (or a swag and a bag…)

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4 thoughts on “ TUSSOCK CREEK LIGHT WAGON AND HORSE TRAIL”

  1. Hi there. Just registered for 2017 as a rider and my adult nephew Chris will shortly do the same. Sounds a great trail thanks, and we are really looking forward to it. We will bring our own float but if anyone has room for another horse to and from my place near Lincoln, Christchurch, I possibly have a keen rider who would love to use my (or your) spare horse. Thanks Frances Tennent-Brown tb.frances@gmail.com

  2. A limited back up – does that mean there are no back ups allowed at all – I was hoping my husband and my Dad could attend in a campervan – my husband would be keen to help out where ever needed … would that be possible?
    Gill

  3. I would love to join the light wagon cavalcade this year – something on my bucket list that I would finally like to realize! I am just wondering if there is a) still room as a rider on this trail, and b) would this be suitable for a horse and rider new to cavalcading but who have maintained a moderate level of fitness riding out over the summer? Are there any other horse-rider pairs for whom this would be a new experience? Lastly, if there is still space available, is there a recommended training schedule to follow for the remaining month leading up to the trek? Any further information you are able to provide would be helpful and much appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

    Jana

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