Got To Get Out FREE Hike: Dunedin, Silver Peaks Tracks - ABC Cave

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Vogel St Kitchen

76 Vogel Street

Dunedin, Otago 9016

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Join us for a FREE Hike to ABC Cave!

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Kiwis have #gottogetout!

Got To Get Out arranges many FREE outdoor events, to get the communities of NZ active / outdoors / healthy and exploring nature.

For this adventure, The Got To Get Out Dunedin Adventurers invite you and your to Hike from Mountain Rd to ABC Cave via Philip J Cox Memorial Hut and possible detour to The Gap.

This ADVANCED grade hike is arranged by our volunteer community leaders with the sole purpose of getting the community outdoors, active, and connected.

We will carpool to track start so please make a post in the Facebook event if you need a ride from Vogel St Kitchen and we will sort it out!

NOTE: Our trips are currently capped at 10 people for now - so please make sure you get a ticket, and only come if you have a ticket. If you need to cancel, please do so in enough time that someone else can take your spot.

Details as follows:

Meet up outside Vogel St Kitchen 8am for a 8:15am departure carpooling to track start.

This is an advanced grade hike suitable for experienced hikers with good fitness, it will be a long intense day with a lot of uphill.

Track starts off Mountain Road and the first 1.5 hours of the track takes us across Waikouaiti River and up a steep narrow route to Philip J Cox Memorial Hut.

We will continue up Yellow Ridge and possibly detour to The Gap before reaching ABC Cave after approx 2.5-3.5hrs.

ABC cave is dry and habitable with a sleeping platform. It is named after three young Dunedin men, Al, Bruce and Colin, who often used the cave in the late 1960s.

Water is available from the creek below.

Many caves in the area provide shelter. In the late 1950s, one was used for over a year by a solitude-seeking hermit. In the 1930s Lionel Terry, serving a life sentence for murder at Seacliff Mental Hospital, escaped and spent several months up here as a cave-dweller.

After exploring the cave we head back down to the track start.

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8:00am - Meet at Vogel St Kitchen

8:15am - Carpooling to track start

9:00am - Start Hike

4:00pm - Finish Hike

Gear list - sturdy footwear, rain protection, sun protection (sunscreen, hat), spare clothes, small backpack, 2 L water, food to share, and personal first aid.

You can read more about our suggested gear lists at

Upon arrival to the event please sign-in using our werewolf check-in:

Because of the low ticket numbers, we ask that if you can't come, to please cancel your ticket using Eventbrite so the next person can join us!

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76 Vogel Street

Dunedin, Otago 9016

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