2016 Fruitlands and Little Valley field trip

1st and 2nd December.

Finally we have another Field Trip organised. Various options have been thwarted but we now have a great couple of days available for those keen for one last gathering and adventure in the hills before the year is out.

Thursday 1st Dec.

10:30am meet up at Speargrass Inn, Fruitlands. Tour by locals around some old stone buildings and mining areas on the flat. (Easy walking.)

12pm – 4WD up Symes Road and onto the property of Obelisk Creek. BYO picnic in the hills followed by Looking at more old huts and tailings (Depending on weather we may get up to Obelisk Rock, we will car-pool into the 4WD vehicles)

6pm –  Early Christmas Season dinner at Monteith’s Bar, Alexandra.

Friday 2nd Dec.

9am leaving from Alexandra Holiday Park. Water races and old dams off Little Valley Road (behind Alexandra). Good (2WD) access dirt road then a 2hr walk around water races and associated dams. Lead by Don Morrison. BYO morning tea for another picnic in the hills. (Terry will be bringing a large pack and can carry your thermos!)

Potential to lunch at the Shaky Bridge Cafe

Email terry@cavalcade.co.nz if you plan on coming. Book your own accommodation in Alex – the Holiday park have a complete range of studio and motel options http://www.ahp.nz/  Ph 03 448 8297 – if enough stay there we can do a combined breakfast.


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