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Other Rural Marlborough
Prices from $160 to $220
1 hour south of Blenheim in the Awatere Valley
Phone: 03 575 7361
Address: Glen Orkney 1085 Medway Valley Road Blenheim
Contact Person: Lynda Harvey
Directions: 1 hours drive south of Blenheim at the head of the Medway Valley Road which runs off the Awatere Valley Road (Molesworth Road). If coming from the south turn inland up the Awatere Valley Rd 5mins drive North of Seddon
The Awatere Tussock Track is a 3 day unguided walk through the back country of Glen Orkney, the Harvey family farm in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough.The walk takes you through rolling tussock covered hills, along bush clad creeks and out into the rugged high country where the mountain views are spectacular.
Along the way you walk through reserves of protected, regenerating native plants and through grazing merino sheep. These sheep provide wool for the famous Icebreaker brand of clothing.
The welcoming and clean accommodation at the cottage and purpose built back country hut provides walkers with tramping luxuries such as a comfortable bed, hot shower, flush toilet and fridge.
On a clear night the sky from the hut is breathtaking.
The track requires walkers to have a good level of fitness and agility and is not suitable for young children.
The Awatere Tussock Track
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