Lake Wanaka – Goldfields Cavalcade host town 2010.

Welcome to the Winding Road to Wanaka, the finale celebrations for the 2010 Goldfields Cavalcade.

Since 1991, the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust has organised the annual Cavalcade, an event for horse-riders, wagoners and walkers to trek across the hills and lowlands of Central Otago, re-tracing the steps and trails of the gold miners who sought their fortune in inland Otago at the end of the nineteenth century.

The next Goldfields Cavalcade will be finishing in Lake Wanaka on Saturday 27th February 2010 and the Cavalcade Host Town Committee in Wanaka are organising the finale celebrations.

Cavalcaders ride into town at High Noon and parade down Ardmore Street and along the lakefront, dressed in period costume. Line the streets early to get a great viewing spot and step back in time to the 1860’s.

Join in the fun at Pembroke Park with a music extravaganza of local talent. There’ll be food, drink and market stalls to keep the family entertained throughout the afternoon, 11am to 4pm.

Are you a stallholder wanting to run a stall? Download an application form here.

Note applications need to be received by Friday 29th January and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book your tickets to the Hoedown on Saturday night and dance the night away at the Lake Wanaka Centre with Wanaka’s own Highway 89 – 8pm to late – tickets $25 from, 0220 4 TICKET or Wanaka i-SITE (plus booking fee).

Here’s a Lake Wanaka map with details for the event:

Need to contact the Host Town Committee? Do so at or PO Box 147, Wanaka

Programme of events – Saturday 27th February 2010 – Lake Wanaka

11am to 4pm: Market Day at Pembroke Park

High Noon: Parade through town and along the lakefront

8pm to late: Cavalcade Hoedown 2010 at Lake Wanaka Centre

About Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka lies at the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, a pristine environment of striking mountains and deep alpine lakes. Part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, hikers, climbers and day walkers from around the world enjoy the area’s spectacular natural beauty. Long hot summers for sun-seekers and boaties to outdoor adventures for mountain bikers and kayakers. Enjoy your stay.

Here are some special things to do and see:-

Activities and Relaxation

Southern Alps Air Wanaka/Makarora: Flightseeing to Milford Sound, Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook and local area. Special Cavalcade Group rates. 0800 345 666

Siberia Experience Fly-Walk-Jetboat: Get a group together and check this out. Fantastic 4 hour or overnight adventure!! 0800 345 666

Body Workshop: Remedial massage for aches and strains from the ride. No whale music or crystal waiving. Contact Kevin Gingell-Kent on 03 443 9722.

Skydive Lake Wanaka Ltd: Imagine freefalling from 15,000 feet above the worlds most incredible scenery. Operating 7 days a week. 0800 786 877,

Classic Flights: Vintage Tiger Moth Flights over Lake Wanaka feel the real Freedom and Romance of flight. 0508 4flying,

Deep Canyon: Waterfall abseiling, sliding & jumping into pools. Small guided groups, wild situations and big-time fun. Dave Vass: 03 443 7922,

Alpine Kayak Guides: Exciting, scenic and safe river adventures to suit all ages. Mention this ad and receive free photos! 0800 KAYAK1,

Puzzling World: Jump off the saddle and enter a world of illusion and

brain-bending fun. Open 8:30am to 6:00pm. 03 443 7489,

Aspiring Massage Wanaka: Get that back sorted! Deep Tissue – Relaxation. Provider to Academy of Sport N.Z. Trevor Bailey 0274 222 455,

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow: Easter 2, 3, 4th April 2010 Wanaka Airport. Warbirds, Military vehicles, Stalls. 03 443 8619,

Wanaka Flightseeing: We offer personalized scenic flights of discovery throughout the Mt Aspiring and Milford Sound region. 0800 105105,

Massage In Wanaka: Just what you need at the end of a long ride to recover quicker. 03 443 8448,

Wanaka loves recycling! Recycle with care while you are here – look out for the Love NZ recycling bins all around town.

Sustainable Wanaka asks all Cavalcaders to say no to plastic bags. Please take your own bags or use a cardboard box when shopping in our beautiful town.

Food and Accommodation

AmiGos Mexican Grill: Wanaka’s Home of Hot Mexican & Cool Margaritas… Since 1995! 03 443 7872,

Alpine Motel Apartments: Central, self-contained Family & Studio units – full kitchens! Mt views, Laundry, Internet, Parking. 0800 82 22 84,

Lake Outlet Holiday Park: Rest your comfy beds for weary bones. Cabins available in peaceful Holiday Park. Great Rates. 03 443 7478,

Wanaka Farmers and Gardeners Market: Wanaka Farmers and Gardeners Market, for the people, by the people. Fresh, local and sustainable. Saturday only.

Ray White Property Management: Visiting wonderful Wanaka? Let Ray White take care of all your short-term accommodation needs. Ellie Davis on 03 443 7123,

Visit Wanaka i-SITE, log cabin, lakefront, 03 443 1223

With thanks to our supporters of the Cavalcade Finale celebrations: