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Kaituna Ridges Ramble

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  • Adult: $34.05 each ($30.00 + $4.05 fees)
  • Child: $10.25 each ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
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  • Sat 23 Mar 2024, 8:00am–1:00pm


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A spectacular 12km Walk / Run / Ride around the ridgeline of the Kaituna Ridges Farm at the base of the Pelorus Sound. The challenging track will take you through large areas of native bush, and along steep hillsides clothed in pasture which offer extensive views of both the Pelorus & Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Kaituna Ridges Farm is an outstanding property just out of Havelock, reaching up from the edges of the Pelorus Sound estuary to the rock outcrops of the steep hillsides above Kaituna Valley.

This is no ordinary farm, having featured on Country Calander in 2016, and is a past winner of the Marlborough Environmental Awards. The 800 hectares of rolling green pasture is set amongst large areas of native bush. Wetlands are being restored and the bush is protected. Looking down from the ridges you can see the peaceful Kaituna River winding its way towards the Pelorus Sound, the Richmond Ranges to the south, and the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to the north - every turn on the track will give you a different view.

This is not a race but a personal challenge. Register then set off at your own pace.
The Ramble is a challenging 12km loop course. The event will begin in the paddock past the woolshed on Kaituna Ridges Farm. The route is a steady uphill climb, mainly on a 4WD track, to the first saddle, with a decent drop before returning to the ridgeline and winding through the beautiful beech forest. Another saddle is mastered before heading into thicker native bush, following an old gold miners' trail to come out onto a ridge to begin the final descent.

​For Who?
Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a testing but rewarding trek which requires a medium level of fitness for walkers and runners. There are some challenging sections on a bike - some steep climbs and rooty parts. Depending on your ability, walkers are expected to take between 3 to 4 hours, runners 2 to 3 hours, and bikers 2 to 3 hours.
Please Note: Children 13yr and under must be accompanied by an adult around the course.

​What to Bring:
Good footwear
Water and snacks
Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
Camera to capture the stunning views
The track will be clearly signposted with markers. Course Marshalls will be positioned with water and have contact directly with St John Volunteers for your safety. Please keep to track as marked with pink fluro tags, and close all gates behind you.
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Registration and Entry Fee:
Pre-purchased tickets $30
On-the-day $35 cash only
On event day please come to the registration desk between 8:00am to 9:00am to sign in. You may start as soon as you are ready.

Please note Event Registration (including preregistration sign in) will close shortly after 9:00am.
Runners or MTB are welcome to do a second loop of the track for extra personal achievement at no extra charge, please advise the Registration Desk volunteer of your intention before heading off and make sure you are signed back in before event closure around 2pm.

​Food Stall & Coffee Cart:
Pelorus Community Preschool will be selling a range of delicious food and drink.
Cash Only Please

​Getting There:
The physical address for the event is 76 Readers Rd, Havelock, Marlborough. There will be markers directing you in from SH6.

No dogs, please. This is a smoke-free event.
Postponements will be notified via our website and Facebook page the day prior to the event at Landowner's discretion.
The Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a fundraising event for Pelorus Community Preschool.

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