The trips start at Totara Peak Family Camping Ground on Totara Peak Station at
11am, weather permitting, with introductions and a briefing
on the day’s trip. From there we will ascend to the HeliPad, then on to Wally’s
Bay, arriving at approximately 1pm for a one hour lunch break. For those keen
enough there is the opportunity for a swim. If the weather is not pleasant we
may go on to the Peak Valley Woolshed for lunch. After lunch we will travel
onto Peak Valley Station and turn around at the Top Pylon on Bog Roy Block at
around 3.30pm. From there we will travel back along the lake front to the Camp
Ground, arriving back around 5pm.
should bring their own packed lunch and refreshments for the trip. In the
evening there will be a barbeque and debriefing at the Totara Peak Woolshed. Food will be provided, but people should bring their own drinks.
Peak Station is about 3 ½ hours drive from Christchurch and 1 ¾ hours from
Timaru. The 11am start means it is possible to do the return trip in a day.
Alternatively, there is accommodation at the motor camp Friday and/or Saturday nights
(bring your own caravan or tent). The motor camp has flush toilets and hot
showers. There are no powered sites. It is not necessary to pre-book at the
motor camp, payment can be made by cheque via the kiosk at the camp on the day.
Or people can stay at one of the many places in Twizel which offer
accommoation. One option could be to pack your tent with a view to camping at
the camp, but keeping the option of moving to Twizel for Saturday evening if
the weather turns cold.
trip will be on formed tracks, with some slightly more challenging terrain.
Only suitable 4 wheel drives with adequate tyres and ground clearance will be
drivers will be required to sign a liability disclaimer on the day before
leaving on the trip. All drivers are to have a current drivers license and every
vehicle must have a current WOF and must be of a WOF standard. It is the driver’s
responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is up to standard. No irresponsible
driving will be tolerated. No dogs or firearms are allowed, and there is to be
no alcohol consumed until the trip is completed. This environment is worth
preserving – please retain all rubbish.
need to bring:
- A full tank of fuel
- Food and drink for lunch
and evening meal
- Suitable clothing for the
- Adequate first aid kit
- Swimming costume if you
are feeling brave
register your interest and reserve your spot, please email us using the Contact Us page.