Backcountry horse trek to West Wanaka

​​​​​​​Pictured: Wanaka, Dec 2017. Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

Central Otago Hunt is welcoming experienced horse riders to join a three-day Waitangi Weekend trek across Central Otago’s backcountry.

The trek will start at Mount Albert Station, Makarora, on Friday, February 2, head up through Wilkin Valley, around the back of Lake Wanaka to Minaret Station, ending at West Wanaka Station on Monday, February 5.

Organiser Ted Ottrey said that the event would be an opportunity to trek some amazing country not usually accessible to the public.

The trek is catered with meals, hot drinks, paddocking and water for horses, with trekkers required to bring their own sleeping gear and eating utensils.

Entertainment will be provided for trekkers on Sunday night at Minaret Station.

Proceeds from the trek will go to Central Otago Hunt.

For more information and registration details, Ted can be contacted on 027 536 5822 or

Pictured: Wanaka, Dec 2017.  Photo: Nikki Heath/Wanaka Sun

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