After a very successful droving trip in 2016, the Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive will take to the local stock routes from the 8th-14th April, 2018. This event will rekindle the history of Martin Snelling, who in 1926 lit campfires for hundreds of miles along the stock routes to Eidsvold. Cattle from ‘Camboon Station’ had done this track to Eidsvold Saleyards, many years ago. This modern cattle drive journey will take in most of this track – through open ironbark country to the ridges of spotted gum, with the beautiful early morning light and the setting sun.
For the entire week riders will be accompanied by two “Boss Drovers” who are well known in the Burnett area – Ned Neuman and Ron Bligh. These two men are the true bushmen and cattlemen of yesteryear. On average riders will cover 15-20 kms a day in the saddle and at night camping under our glorious stars. Enjoy our delicious billy tea and camp oven meals. On some nights we will have a bush poet and characters telling yarns around campfires.
The week-long drive will end with two spectacular culminating activities – “Dinner Under the Stars” and the “Cattle Drive Finale” at the Eidsvold Show Grounds with a display of local bush talent, food and retail stalls and an evening bull ride program.