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Business Type: Goldfields Cavalcade

Price: $0 - $700

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Rich Old History, New Golden Adventures

Address: Donegal Streets, Cromwell, New Zealand Dunedin & Otago

Description

2013 Goldfields Cavalcade to West Otago ‘Panning the Pomahaka’. Horse trails start the 23rd of Feb. Walking trails the 26th Feb. Grand parade, markets, entertainment, dinner and Hoedown in Tapanui on the 2nd March.

O.K. folks, here you go – all the info you need to get registered for the 2013 Goldfields Cavalcade to West Otago ‘Panning the Pomahaka’. Horse trails start the 23rd of Feb. Walking trails the 26th Feb. Grand parade, markets, entertainment, dinner and Hoedown in Tapanui on the 2nd March.

Tapanui are organising a great day for us on the Saturday so plan to hang around and remember to include the dinner and hoe-down when registering.

The CAVALCADE: Key Details The Cavalcade is not “a walk in the park.”

  • A moderate to high level of fitness is required for all trails: for both horse and participant. Your level of fitness could either enhance or detract from your Cavalcade experience, hence preparation is the key.
  • Riding Trail participants will need their own fit horse.
  • All participants must be over 16 years of age.
  • Each trail is led by a volunteer Trail Boss, Wranglers and Leaders who have planned their trails and are outstanding guides to direct you on your Cavalcade trail.
  • Trail fees include all meals, accommodation, agistment and hay for horses etc. and gear transport whilst on the trail.
  • There is a separate and optional charge for the host town’s evening “hoe-down” party and dinner on Saturday night and Sunday morning’s breakfast. These tickets are cheaper to Cavalcaders if ordered at registration and will be delivered to your trail at your last night’s stop.

Participants are responsible for themselves and if applicable, their horses. Fitness for both horse and participant is very important, it is recommended that hill work play a vital role in your preparation for the Cavalcade. Stamina, rather than speed is the important consideration- long hours walking fitness. The days may be long, but the rewards are great.

Logistics
Participants are entirely responsible for getting themselves and their horses (if applicable) to the start of their trails, and for arranging pick up at the completion of their trail. However, most trails would have organised a means to transport vehicles from the start to the completion of the trail. This service, known as “vehicle ferrying” does incur an extra charge, at the participant’s expense.

Accommodationon the trail is usually quite basic, in keeping with the historical nature of the Cavalcade, some trails may sleep in woolsheds or community halls or in some cases, you may have your own tent. The host town’s accommodation is usually a tent town. Your gear could be carried in your own vehicle, or ferried to the host town in your trails back-up vehicles. These details will be outlined and clarified in this year’s registration form. If you choose to have your own vehicle and back-up driver, they must also register as a participant.

Click the trail name below for more info and to register for that trail on-line.

Walking – ’45 South (Imperial)’ with Matthew Sole

Walking – ‘Pomahaka Puddle Jumpers’ with Steve Clarke

Walking – ‘Whisky Galore’ with Sandra Cain

Riding – ‘Swanndri Big Skys to Blue Mountains’ with Bill Butler

Riding- ‘Boundary Riders’ with Tony Roderique

Riding- ‘The Gamblers Last Hand’ with Stu Moore. Sorry this trail is now full

Riding- ‘The Tussock Creek Light Wagons’ with Chris Bayne

Riding- ‘The Speight’s Heavy Wagons – Stu McLaren Memorial Trail’ with Tony Cumberbeech

More info here:
cavalcade.co.nz

For More Information about the Cavalcade:

Terry Davis – (Coordinator)

Physical address: The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust
Cnr of Erris and Donegal Streets, Cromwell, Central Otago

PO Box 91 Cromwell 9342

Phone: (03) 445-0111

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Cnr of Erris and Donegal Streets, Cromwell, Central Otago

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