4WD safari fundraiser

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The Mt Somers Walkway Society has a fundraising four-wheel drive safari lined up next month.

The proposed safari on February 20 will take place on Mt Winterslaw Station near Alford Forest and will take in the splendor of the Mid Canterbury high country.

Numbers are limited to 100 and vehicles need to have good clearance and all terrain tyres fitted. There are strictly no dogs allowed.

It will cost $100 per vehicle to join the drive and funds raised will be used by the walkway society to advance plans to develop a new track into popular Sharplin Falls.

Charles Ross from the Mt Somers Walkway Society said driving on Mt Winterslaw Station would be “challenging”, but the views and scenery would be breathtaking.

A four-wheel drive safari held last year attracted 80 vehicles and and raised $7000 for the walkway project. It was co-ordinated by the Mid Canterbury 4WD Club and went through Mt Arrowsmith Station to the origins of the south Ashburton River.

Pre registration is essential for the safari and registration details will be out soon. Covid regulations also apply.

For more information contact John Milne (027 241 2024) or Robert Schikker (021 186 6107).