Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:10 pm Post subject: Bay of Plenty Z Weekend or daytrip 28/29 April 2012 From Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:00 am to Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:59 am (included) View Single Post
When: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2012
What: Bay of Plenty Z Weekend - Waihi & Mt Maunganui/Tauranga
Meet time Akld: 9am
Meet point Akld: BP Drury - Auckland's Southern Motorway (in the large carpark nearest McDonalds)
Meet time Waikato: 9am
Meet point Waikato: New World car park @ Hillcrest (probably going via 26 to Paeroa)
Saturday Night Accommodation: Calais Mount Resort, 6 Adams Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Ph (07) 575 3805, Free Phone 0800 422 524 (pricing details below) Calais Website:www.calais.co.nz What to bring: Gold coins for our club charity - St John, full tank of gas (as there aren't that many 98 octane stations in this area), friends & family.
Event organiser: Jibber
Saturday's timetable is based travel time of: about 75 – 90 minutes from Auckland & about 60 – 75 from Hillcrest to Waitete.
11.15 we drive to Waihi Vintage Railway:- Adults $18 return or $12 one way, Children 5-14 yrs $10 return or $8 one way, Children 2-4 yrs - Gold coin donation, Children under 2 yrs - FREE, Super Goldcard Holders - $12 return $10 one way, Family concession of 2 adults and 2 children: $45 return, $30 one way.
Waihi Museum:- Adults $5, Children 5-15 years $3.00, Under 5 years are free, Family group (2 adults & 3 or more children) $15.00, Discounts available for groups of 15 or more people.
(Worth noting that this is the 100th anniversary of the miners strike of 1912 that saw the start of the labour movement in NZ).
There are several places in Waihi for afternoon tea.
If anyone is keen to have a drive, Waihi is home to SS10 of the recent Targa Bambina Rally. It’s a nice drive & runs from the middle of the gorge to the back of Waihi, about 13k’s in total. The road you’re looking for is Waitekauri Road & it ambles along the bottom of the hills, good cambered bends, but bear in mind some have limited visibility as well, & you are in a rural area.
ACCOMMODATION AT MT MAUNGANUI SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2012:
Calais Mount Resort = Saturday night, room prices have been given to us at a group corporate rate, (thank you Coomzie for his contacts), so it's very important when you phone to say you're with the "Z Club", to obtain the special prices and the booked rooms they've reserved for us. It's up to you whether you stay just the Saturday night, or the Sunday too and make a long weekend of it.
Please ensure you have your credit card at the ready to secure your booking. You are responsible for payment of your room bill.
We should be there. I lived in Waihi for a while and personally loved Waitawheta Rd for blowing out the cobwebs and dust if you wound down all your windows. See wises maps. Waitekauri Rd is another great drive up to the mine and back. _________________ All Nissans are racecars.
The very last bit of Golden Cross Road is gravel, unless that's changed in the last 11 months (not come in from that side, hiked in from Coromandel side). The view from the old slurry lake is great, as long as it's clear, often quite windy. Some massive perfectly round boulders by the lake too. Is totally man made lake basically perched on the side of the hill. Quite amazing the restoration of a former mining area. [thumbs up] _________________ Next - Z Club events 2016:
As far as I'm aware it is. Around the lake bit, there are usually sheep grazing, but there are styles over most of the fences. Can be approached from either side. _________________ Next - Z Club events 2016:
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