Congratulations to all those that participated in the 2017 Great NZ Trek, Stage 12…you helped us raise another $35,000 to be donated to the Malaghan Institute of Medicine to help them with research into Multiple Sclerosis. This brings the total raised since 2006 to a grand $348,915….Great effort!
We are also pleased to announce that The Great NZ Trek will run for another two years following the same concept of previous years. The last stage will be held in 2019.
Dates for the stage 13 have been set….3rd to 11th March 2018. Planning of the route is still in progress but we can tell you that the start campsite is in Ophir. From here we will follow the foothills of Raggedy Range through Olrig Station to Galloway camping at Galloway station. From here we trek to Little Valley camping at Matangi Station, then the next day we trek to Roxburgh for our rest day. From Roxburgh we travel above Millers flat area, then onto Beaumont and finishing at the Rodeo grounds in Lawrence. The days will vary from 22 kms to 36 kms. The terrain is mainly grassed farm tracks with some metal roads. There is some awesome country with fantastic views…you will love it!
If you havn’t participate in the Great NZ Trek before click on How it Works for more information.
Horse Transport to and from trek…
Jan Ferguson is organising a truck again, please contact her direct for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Flights – book your flights to and from Dunedin airport. Please arrive before 1.30pm on Saturday the 3rd March and depart after 10.00am on Sunday the 11th March. The cost of airport transfer will be $80 return.
We are pleased to beable to keep the entry fee’s the same as last few years!
Mt Biker $1575
Horse Rider $1675
Support person $ 900
Volunteers No Charge, we just expect about 6 hours work each day from you. In return we supply all meals, showers, toilets etc.
$100 of each entry fee is a donation to Multiple Sclerosis and tax deductible. This really is luxury trekking at its best!
We will also be posting photos to our Facebook Page, so please like this page to keep in touch with The Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust.
Images from 2018 route exploration