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Dusky Track - Christmas Trip


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You are not booked on a trip until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the trip

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Thursday 27 December 2018

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Duration: Thursday 27 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019 (10 days)
The Dusky Track is a classic, accessible, Fiordland tramp with stunningly beautiful lakes, alpine areas, and valleys.
There are two options :
1. Medium Fit - from Lake Hauroko to Loch Maree, then Supper Cove on Dusky Sound before returning via Loch Maree through to Lake Manapouri. Hut nights at Halfway, Lake Roe, Loch Maree, Supper Cove, Loch Maree, Kintail, Upper Spey. Back at Te Anau on Friday January 4th. To Queenstown on January 5th
2. Medium - from Lake Hauroko to Loch Maree, with extra time along the way in the alpine playground around Lake Roe Hut, but no Supper Cove diversion on the walk out to Lake Manapouri. Hut nights at Halfway, Lake Roe (2), Loch Maree, Kintail, Upper Spey. Back at Te Anau on Thursday January 3rd. January 4th will provide a relaxing day in Te Anau before returning to Queenstown on January 5th
Note: The follow on 5 Passes trip is scheduled immediately following these trips - commencing January 5th
IMPORTANT: Because of the time of year we have prebooked and prepaid key accommodation and transport. You must contact a leader quickly to ensure there is a space for you on the trip.
Leader: Medium Fit - Robin Houston, Ph 027 431 0010 / 09 817 7849. E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Medium - Tony Walton Phone 027 478 5223 / 09 630 2591 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Details: Contact Robin or Tony for a detailed itinerary / for other questions
Flights: Arrive Queenstown before 10.30 am on Thursday 27th December
Will you also do the 5 Passes Trip ?
          If YES, depart Queenstown January 11th
          If NO, depart Queenstown January 5th from midday
Transport: Tracknet to / from Te Anau and Queenstown
Trips & Tramps to / from Dusky Track and Te Anau
Accom: Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park - Steamers Backpackers, ATC only rooms
Party Size: Working for now on a total of 10 over the 2 groups
If more than that book soon enough, we will try to accommodate you
Cost: All per person. Some costs vary dependent on actual party size
Shuttles to / from Te Anau $94 return
Shuttles / boats Te Anau - Lake Hauroko - Lake Manapouri - Te Anau $209
Accomodation Te Anau Dec 27, Jan 3 (Medium only), Jan 4 $36 per night
DOC Huts - Standard - blue tickets or annual hut pass
Medium party - options for Te Anau activities Jan 4th
Gas - TBA
Booking: Contact your leader - Robin or Tony - then book online
Note 2: Tony is away for significant periods during Sept, Oct, November, so contact him before then for bookings and further details. From mid September, also include Robin in all correspondence.
Bookings Close: September 30th
Payment: To Tony - payment to be made following booking. (To secure these bookings, most transport and accommodation costs have already been paid)



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