Touhy’s Way – Walking Trail

This trail is now full. Please contact the office if you would like to be put on the wait list or check if anyone has cancelled recently. 03 445 0111 terry@cavalcade.co.nz 

Trail Boss: Sandra Cain. 4 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Reasonably fit walkers and trampers welcome. Head out by 8am, typically in by late afternoon. Good days walking mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks and sheep tracks.

50 people max.

$435 Walker ($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)

When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 3pm Tuesday 26th February 2019

How hard will the days be? Between 15-20km per day, some days have some good honest climbs. You only have to carry a day pack. Your big pack and bedding it transferred for you. A reasonable level of fitness is required!

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, a very experienced and fun team of leaders, a great bunch of other like minded outdoor enthusiasts! Really  hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.

 

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What do I need to bring? 

Waterproof coat/jacket, leggings & hat
Jersey, balaclava, socks, longjohns, gloves
Hot weather gear e.g shorts & T shirt
Gaiters are a good idea to keep rubbish & rain out of boots
Towel & toilet articles
Sleeping bag & mat/stretcher
Sunscreen & insect repellent
Personal items and a roll of loo paper
Small first aid kit for yourself
Camera & torch
Your own mug, plates, cutlery & tea towel–unless stated otherwise
Water bottle
Personal medications
Money for the bar and Host Town
Baby wipes are handy when hand washing difficult
Small ground cover to put down in yards to put your gear on
Folding chair/stool.

Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday.

Where are we going?

This year we will experience some of the most stunning scenery in Central Otago with panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and towards Hawea. We will, at times, follow the mighty Clutha River the second longest river in New Zealand. Take time to soak up some sunshine and swim at Dublin Bay.

Tuesday 26th February. Gather at our Woolshed at Cardrona late afternoon. Meet and greet.

Wednesday 27th  In the morning we walk up Touhy Gully Pack Track to the Saddle and on to our nights accommodation at the Snow Farm.

Thursday 28th  we walk along the Criffel Range with its tussock grasslands and old water races that once serviced the gold diggings in this area. From the Criffel Range we will have magnificent views of the lake and mountains including Black Peak, Mt Gold and Aspiring National Park. Our nights accommodation is in the Mt Barker area.

Friday 1st  We make our way to Albert Town, Deans Bank and on to Dublin Bay. Accommodation is at Maungawea.

Saturday 2nd Walk into Hawea and meet up for the grand parade, afternoon markets and entertainment!

Our trail as always is about the country side and our walkers, it will be a fun trip through an amazing landscape with a group of wonderful people.

A high standard of tramping fitness is required, as most days involve 6-7 hours walking over varied terrain. Our backup team will transport your gear, but walkers will need to carry a daypack containing personal effects. Caterers will provide our meals and accommodation will be in woolsheds. A safe parking area is available for those wishing to leave their cars at Hawea A bus will leave Hawea on Tuesday afternoon and take you to our woolshed where our trail begins. A news letter with more detail will be sent out in late January.

This is a non smoking trail.

So! Register, get yourself fit and come and join us, we look forward to your company.

For trail specific questions contact the trail boss – Sandra Cain walkingtrail@xtra.co.nz 

For general Cavalcade questions please contact the office 03 4450111 or terry@cavalcade.co.nz

‘Hawea Gonna Get There’ – WALKING TRAIL

Click here to enter the 2019 Cavalcade to Hawea!

Trail Boss: Steve Clark. 6 Days. Self supported. Fit trampers welcome. Head out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days tramping over high country/farm 4WD tracks, sheep tracks, no tracks.

The fully self supported trail. Max 12 people. Carry all your own gear – real tramping – the way they did it back in 1862 (with possibly more comfortable boots)

$340 – ($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)

Click here for Steve’s PDF with all the details!

When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 3pm Sunday 24th February 2019

How hard will the days be? Between 20-25km per day, some days have some good honest climbs. Because you are carrying a full tramping pack this is the hardest of the foot trails.

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, two nights tenting in the mountains (depending on numbers and beds available in the huts), a great bunch of other like minded outdoor enthusiasts! Really  hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.

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What do I need to bring?   Various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/merino mid weight tops, a warm pair of gloves, warm hat and/or Buff, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat. Tent- Tent’s will be required on nights 2 and 3.  Personal first aid kit with emergency blanket…

Where are we going? Exact details still to be confirmed (its a completely new trail each year)  But basically – Meet at the finish point, Hawea Domain and park your vehicles in the safe parking paddock. Jump in the Van for the 45min drive around to Bannockburn. Sunday 24th Feb is travel, meet and greet…

Monday 25 Feb – Roaring Meg power station to Meg Hut
Tuesday 26 Feb – Meg Hut to Kirtle Burn Hut
Wednesday 27 Feb – exploring the Pisa Range and returning to the Kirtle Burn Hut
Thursday 28 Feb – Kirtle Burn Hut to Luggate
Friday 1 Mar – Luggate to Hawea Flat via river trails.

Saturday 2nd March a wander around Hawea and to the Domain by 12pm for the grand parade, markets and entertainment!

Questions? Specific to this trail? Ask the boss steveclark3177@gmail.com

Questions? In general about the Cavalcade or the registration process… contact the organiser terry@cavalcade.co.nz Or call the office 03 445 0111

The Garston Gutbusters

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Click here to enter the 2019 Cavalcade to Hawea!

Trail Boss: Roger Leslie. 5 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Trail Runners and fast hikers welcome. Head out by 7.30am, typically in by 4pm. 30-40km per day mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks, single tracks, sheep tracks…

$700 per runner ($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)

This is not a race! This is a recreational multi-day trail run/tramp.

Entries open 1st October for OGHT members and 1st November for general riff-raff.

When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 3pm Monday 25th February 2019

How hard will the days be? Between 30-50km per day, some days have climbing of 500-700m, some sections of down hill are a wee bit technical. This is more about a fun experience than an actual gut-buster but you will have some amazing and in places quite challenging running/hiking.

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, a winery and brewery tour maybe? One night tenting in the mountains, FANTASTIC FOOD, fun leaders, friendly support people and a great bunch of other like minded outdoor nutters! Really bloody hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.

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What do I need to bring?   Various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/merino mid weight tops, a warm pair of gloves, warm hat and/or Buff, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat. Tent- Tent’s will be required on nights 3 and 5. so that the back-up crew don’t need to carry too many tents we will be encouraging sharing! So if you are coming with a friend one between two or three will be fine. If you are stuck we can source an extra tent or two. One large pack per person and your sleeping matt/bag will be transferred for you each day. You will need to run with a decent day-pack that can carry 1L of water, snacks, jacket, emergency blanket…

Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday. (We have a box of dress-ups that might work for some of ya)

 

Where are we going?

Monday 25th. Meet at the finish point, Hawea Domain and park your vehicles in the safe parking paddock. Load yourself and gear on the bus for the 2.5hr drive around to the start at Garston. Monday is travel, meet and greet…

Tuesday 26th . Start with a good climb up the Nevis Valley Road to the old Ski Hut, right onto Welcome Rock trails – a fantastic single track following old water races – beautiful running, relatively flat, then meet back up with the Nevis Valley Road and a long gentle down hill all the way to Ben Nevis Station. About 50km. Only a couple of hills.

Wednesday 27th . From Ben Nevis Station a good honest gradient towards Watts Rock. Along the top and down through Carrick Town. Through the Bannockburn Sluicings, maybe a wee wine tasting? Staying at the Bannockburn Hall. Lots of great Goldmining heritage stuff to see. 40ish km

Thursday 28th . Starting with some single track around Lake Dunstan we head in to Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct before more single track then a long stead climb up Mt Michael. Camping in the mountains tonight. 35-40kmish?

Friday. Today is an absolute beauty! Some good undulations as we climb to the top of Mt Pisa before a 20km decent into Luggate for our nights camp by the river. 40k

Saturday. Check out some local river trails en route to our nights accommodation at Hawea Domain. We need to be in Hawea by 12pm for the Grand Parade! Afternoon markets, entertainment… Party! 20k

Questions?  terry@cavalcade.co.nz Or call the office 03 445 0111

 

The Carrick Town Cranksters

Click here to enter the 2019 Cavalcade to Hawea!

Trail Boss: Andy McDonald. 5 Days. Fully Catered and supported. MTB and Eco-Bikes welcome. Ride out by 8.30am, typically in by 3.30pm. Good solid days riding mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks.

 

$710 per rider ($30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.)

When do I need to be where? Hawea Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) By 2pm Monday 25th February 2019

How hard will the days be? Between 30-50km per day, some days have climbing of 500-700m, some sections of down hill are a wee bit technical. This is more about a fun experience than an actual gut-buster but you will have some amazing and in places quite challenging riding. Eco Bikes welcome. Most days will have additional options for anyone who wants to ride a bit further.

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, a winery and brewery tour maybe? One night tenting in the mountains, FANTASTIC FOOD, capable leaders, friendly support people and a great bunch of other like minded outdoor nutters! Really bloody hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.

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What do I need to bring? A bike! (We can source rentals if required), spare tubes/repair kit… Helmet, gloves – cycle gloves and a warm pair of gloves. Warm hat or Buff that can be worn under your helmet, various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/Merino mid weight tops, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat. Tent- Tent’s will be required on nights 3 and 5 at the host town so that the back-up crew don’t need to carry too many tents we will be encouraging sharing! So if you are coming with a friend one between two or three will be fine. If you are stuck we can source an extra tent or two. One large pack per person and your sleeping matt/bag will be transferred for you each day. You will need to ride with a decent day-pack that can carry 1L of water, snacks, jacket, emergency blanket…

Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday.

Where are we going?

Monday 25th. Meet at the finish point, Hawea Domain and park your vehicles in the safe parking paddock. Load bikes on the truck (individually wrapped in foam) and yourself on the bus for the 2.5hr drive around to the start at Garston. Monday is travel, meet and greet…

Tuesday 26th . First riding day. – Start with a good climb up the Nevis Valley Road to the old Ski Hut, right onto Welcome Rock trails – a fantastic single track following old water races – beautiful riding, relatively flat, then meet back up with the Nevis Valley Road and a long gentle down hill all the way to Ben Nevis Station. Longest day at about 45km. Only a couple of hills.

Wednesday 27th . From Ben Nevis Station a good honest climb towards Watts Rock. Along the top and down through Carrick Town. (A good fun downhill!) Through the Bannockburn Sluicings, maybe a wee wine tasting? Staying at the Bannockburn Hall. 40ish km

Thursday 28th . Starting with some single track around Lake Dunstan we ride in to Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct before more single track then a long stead climb up Mt Michael. Camping in the mountains tonight. 35-40kmish?

Friday. Today is an absolute beauty! Rolling climb to the top of Mt Pisa before a 20km decent into Luggate for lunch by the river. Check out some local tracks en route to our nights accommodation at Hawea Domain.

Saturday. A choice of easy or hard rides around Hawea and Wanaka. Back to Hawea for the Grand Parade! Afternoon markets, entertainment… Party!

 

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Andyinnz@gmail.com

Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser terry@cavalcade.co.nz Or call the office 03 445 0111

 

 

Special 25th Jubilee Merchandise!

25years is something pretty special! Make sure you get a momento or two to take home after the event!

See images of items below. The Shirts this year are something a bit different but quite styly! Chambray  – like a very thin denim… nice light blue colour and don’t need to iron them too much! The shirts come in mens and womens styles.

You can either select the items as you go through the registration process or go back and edit your registration if you have registered already… or you can just email terry@cavalcade.co.nz and he’ll add the stuff to your listing.

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Ingraved Beer Glass (logo will look much nicer than this!)

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Men’s and Women’s cut Chambray Shirts… 

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Oilskin Vest.

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Agust Cavalcade 2013 up-date

Make sure you’re watching country Calendar this Saturday night,  good keen Cavalcader Richard Parsons is the star of the show and it includes his first days on the Cavalcade this year.

The band Tapanui have lined up for us is Jody Direen – this girl is on her way to the Big-Time so we’re very lucky to have her. Check her out here http://jodydireen.com/ or watch a video of her http://youtu.be/PW3bCjEsXCk .

The Tapanui host town crew are all on top of things, sounds like they have a great day planned for us. They even have their own website – looks good too, check it out here http://cavalcadehosttown.wordpress.com/cavalcade-2013-is-coming-to-west-otago/

If you missed last month’s newsletter you can find it here https://cavalcade.co.nz/2012/07/25/2013-cavalcade-up-date/ . No more details on trails yet but we have another Trail Boss meeting mid October so There’ll be more details then.

Only 9 trails next year so to ensure you get the best chance of securing your trail of choice make sure you’re a member of the Goldfields Heritage Trust http://goldfieldstrust.org.nz/2009/06/12/otago-goldfields-heritage-trust-membership/

Hope your paddocks are starting to dry out!

All the best.

Terry Davis

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust

P O Box 91

Cromwell 9342

03 445 0111

021 284 6844

www.goldfieldstrust.org.nz

www.cavalcade.co.nz

2013 Cavalcade up-date

Hello good keen Cavalcaders,

A good meeting was held in Tapanui last weekend where the Trail Bosses met the host town and confirmed all is well under control for next year’s Goldfields Cavalcade.

The final day will be the 2nd March 2013, so if you’re on a 7 day riding trail you’ll be meeting up on the 23rd Feb. 5 Day riding trail will be meeting up on the 25th Feb. And the walking trails will be meeting up on the 26th Feb.

Registration forms will be available from the 1st November and as always those who are paid up members for the May 2012 – May 2013 will have priority over non members for their trail of choice. We are a couple of trails down on previous years so the nine going to West Otago may fill up!

The ‘Panning the Pomahaka’ West Otago committee are a great bunch of rural folk who have been beavering away for many months already to ensure another top notch host town celebration. They have more freedom (than Cromwell had) with their race track so the parade will be a lot closer to where the people are.

Introducing the Trail Bosses (and their potential trails) for 2013:

  • Jane Whitmore, 5 days, catered, Riding Trail Judge Creek, Gem Lake, Kawera?
  • Matthew Sole, 4 Days, catered, Walking Trail Lake Roxburgh Village via new Trail to Millers Flat, through the  gorge to Beaumont, over the Blue Mountains to Black Gully.
  • Bill Butler (Taking over from Alastair Gibson), 7 days, catered, Riding Trail Start near Oturehua via the Manorburn, Knobbies, Onslow, Beaumont, Blue Mountains
  • Stu Moore, 7 days, catered, Riding Trail –Rocklands, Waipori, Beaumont, Clutha punt,  Rankelburn, Blue Mountains,
  • Chris Bayne, 7 days, catered, Tussock Creek Light Wagons – starting from Kaka Point.
  • Sandra Cain, 4 days, catered, Walking Trail starting at Lawrence, walking the new trail up to Baumont, somehow onto and around the Blue mountains.
  • Tony Roderique, 7 days, catered, Clover-leaf riding trail First camp likely to be in the vicinity of West Otago, second camp will be at Earnslaw 1(near Tapanui).
  • Tony Cumberbeach, 7 days, self catering, Speight’s Heavy Wagons a gentle meander through West Otago…
  • Steve Clark, 5 days, self catering walking trail Mt Hope (above Roxbourgh), McKay Creek, Harry Brensell’s Hut, Crown Rock Hut, Hukarere Station, Down Pomahaka to Switzers Rd.

More info will be added to the website as details get confirmed.

So tell all your mates to start planning for it – if they don’t have a horse the walking trails are a great option and there are always a few spare seats on a heavy wagon so get them to get in touch with me and I’ll sort them out!

Hope you’re all fit and well, I look forward to hearing from you throughout the year and seeing you in West Otago.