Young AustralianBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by Kieran Philip
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Open farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
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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.
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%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
Parking lot at the end of Quartzville Rd, signpost is on the gate.
Plenty of parking at the start of the track.
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .
Follows 4WD track
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 Rd, Bannockburn
Closest place for a beer once you are done!
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See other runs nearby:
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Cromwell to Clyde
Kawarau River Track
Mt Horn Loop
Mt Horn via Sheepcamp and Bikewheel
Northburn Pylon Track
Aurora and Kanuka Loops
Pisa Moorings Meander
Roaring Meg Pack Track
Cairnmuir to Clyde
Mt Apiti via Castle Rock
Mt Pisa via Tinwald Burn Ridge
Cromwell Gorge and Cairnmuir Loop
Locharburn to Lake McKay
Lowburn to Deep Creek
Grandview Ridge Track
Potters Creek Loop
Mt Difficulty Loop
Upper Pipeclay Track
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