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Xmas Trip 2024-2025

  • 27 Dec 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 4 Jan 2025
  • Christmas Wanaka

CHRISTMAS 2024 - Advance Notice

Dates: 27 December - 4 January 2025

Flights to/from Queenstown

Base camp - Wanaka

As in recent years, there will be a Home Party (10-12 persons) who will sleep each night at the base camp and carry out day walks, and three Out Parties of about 6 each. Routes currently under consideration include:-

  • Wilkin-Young circuit; leaving from Makarora, walking along Young River, crossing Gillespie Pass, walking back along Wilkin River, with side trips to Crucible Lake and Lake Castalia
  • Motatapu Track (Arrowtown to Wanaka, 3 days)
  • West Matukituki River (French Ridge Hut)
  • Lake Ohau - Ahuriri River - Lake Hawea (part of the Te Araroa Trail)

Planning is still in progress. Registration will probably open in April - watch this space.

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