|8. TUSSOCK CREEK LIGHT WAGON AND HORSE TRAIL
(This is a limited back-up trail) Mataura – Owaka
Trail Boss: Chris Bayne Phone: 03 489 4921 (evenings) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 7 days Meet on: Saturday 24th February Limit: 70
$30 Non member levy
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 full day.
Saturday 3rd. Ride to the rendezvous point just outside Owaka and meet up with all the other trails for the Grande Parade!
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…)