Rivers Goldfields (2 Day Weekend Tag-A-Long Tour)
Due to bushfire damaged this tour is currently under review and a new tour should be up on the website soon
are per vehicle
This tour is semif-catered and includes all fees and permits.
Also included is an evening meal
at better than 50%
Camping gear, camera and a great sence of adventure.
All camp fees & permits
An evening BBQ dinner
else do you get?
facilities during the bush camps including hot shower &
a fire at night.
A safety net provided by professional convoy management,
Direct deposit or EFT.
Payment secures your place on this tour.
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the mid eighteen hundreds Australia saw many gold strikes, some
that turned to rushes and most of these are well documented and
the stories associated with them are well known, places as wide
spread as The western Australian fields, Ballarat, the central mountain
region of NSW to the Palmer river in north QLD. There is however
one area that experienced a major influx of Miners around 1858 that
remains to this day virtually forgotten even though gold was mined
here for fifty years. The northern region of NSW from Armidale to
the QLD border was the setting for many fortunes won and lost. This
tour covers in just two days a major slice of this region. Come
with us and explore an area that once boasted at least five town
ships. The population of these places now defunct was in the thousands.
Marvel at the tenacity and ingenuity of those early diggers and
the people who kept them supplied and provided for their every need.
You will wonder at the engineering that went into building and then
maintaining the infamous mailman's track. See how a town built an
elaborate water supply and visit an area seldom seen by others that
represent an example of cathedral shaft diggings, something that
was rare even for the period. We will receive expert guidance from
two local residents with exceptional knowledge of this area and
a willingness to share their passion with others. The over night
camp site will be in the centre of an old mining town with plenty
of time to explore at your leisure.
To access these areas we will take you via trails that provide
magnificent views. On a clear day you can see north to Mt. Warning.
Areas of sub tropical rainforest are traversed as we penetrate well
into the rugged gorge country at the headwaters of the Timbarra
and mighty Clarence rivers. This area is remote and a journey such
as this should not be attempted alone. It is unusual to see another
vehicle on these seldom used forest trails, so enjoy the security
of being in a group with expert assistance on hand to negotiate
those more difficult obstacles and provide all the essential back
up. Much planning and reconnaissance has taken place to ensure your
tour will take you through areas of great beauty as well as historical
significance. Of course a 4WD trip would not be complete without
a challenge or two and we guarantee not to disappoint!
Costs: $230 per vehicle (includes 2 persons). $50
per adult and $25
per child (under 14 yrs). This
tour is semi-catered and includes all fees and permits.
Minimum numbers apply.
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