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Young Australian, Otago

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Young AustralianBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Info Info

Trail Information

14.80km

897m

897m

 

Otago

Cromwell

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Mountainous

Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

2:40 (Slow)
1:50 (Moderate)
1:20 (Fast)

-11.5%

+11.5%

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Description

Heads off from the bottom of the hill at the end of Quartzville Rd. The track follows a 4WD farm track all the way up the hill past Carricktown. Just after crossing into the Young Australian Historic Reserve you can see the large water wheel, there is a small bit of single track down and around the historical remains. Then it is back up to the main track and off down the hill to where you began.


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Features of interest

Carricktown - abandoned gold mining era town
Young Australian water wheel
Great views of Cromwell and surrounding areas


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 5%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 95%


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  • Access

    Parking lot at the end of Quartzville Rd, signpost is on the gate.

    Plenty of parking at the start of the track.

    10 km

    12 minutes

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    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

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    Follows 4WD track

    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There is a water race at about 1100m asl, but I would only drink out of that if desperate.

    During the winter and possibly either side there will be snow up the top. It is a very changeable area, so make sure you are prepared for cold weather to blow in.

  • Post run indulgence

    Bannockburn Hotel
    Bannockburn Rd, Bannockburn
    http://bannockburnhotel.com/
    Closest place for a beer once you are done!

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