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Bay of Plenty Z Weekend or daytrip 28/29 April 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Bay of Plenty Z Weekend or daytrip 28/29 April 2012
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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.


SATURDAY INFO - EVERYONE MEET AT:

Waitete Restaurant & Cafe: 31 Orchard Road, Waihi, phone: 07 863 8980.
Coffee/refreshments & cakes Saturday mid morning: http://www.waitete.co.nz/menu/hot-beverages/

For a coffee break, leg stretch. Cakes are around $5.50 each.


(We went to Waitete a few years ago after the Karangahake Gorge walk, they have the fabulous hand made ice creams).

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RAILWAY RIDE & LUNCH:

    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.

    http://www.waihirail.co.nz/timetable-fares/

    To catch the 11.45 train to Waikino station, well have lunch at the Waikino Cafe (at the train station):- http://karangahakegorge.co.nz/stationcafe/waikinostation.html

    And catch the 1pm train back

    Train will get us back into Waihi around 1.30pm.


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SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

Martha Mine Info Centre, Moresby Ave Waihi:
http://www.marthamine.co.nz/education/visitors/

&/or

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.
http://www.waihimuseum.co.nz/

(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.

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If anyone is keen to have a drive, Waihi is home to SS10 of the recent Targa Bambina Rally. Its a nice drive & runs from the middle of the gorge to the back of Waihi, about 13ks in total. The road youre 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.

http://g.co/maps/v87xe

We will have the option of taking Pukekauri Road back to the gorge, or Frankton Road back into Waihi township.


And thats Saturday during the day sorted!

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SUNDAY, BRUNCH:
Sunday morning, we will all brunch, and can cruise home, maybe taking in a few sights on the way back.

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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.

Corporate Rates All Year:

Studio-
1 Pax = $ 105
2 Pax = $ 120

One Bedroom-
1 Pax = $ 125
2 Pax = $ 140
3 Pax = $ 155
4 Pax = $ 170

Two Bedroom-
1 Pax = $ 130
2 Pax = $ 145
3 Pax = $ 160
4 Pax = $ 175
5 Pax = $ 190
6 Pax = $ 205

Large Two Bedroom-
1 Pax = $ 150
2 Pax = $ 165
3 Pax = $ 180
4 Pax = $ 195
5 Pax = $ 210
6 Pax = $ 225


School holidays over, and V8's the previous weekend, now is the chance to come and enjoy some time out in your Z's and the odd Targa road.


Hope you can join us for a weekend in the stunning Bay of Plenty/Waihi/Mt Maunganui.

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Will probably just come down to Waihi for morning tea.

We have had good coffee and home cooking at a place called Quartz Cafe, on the main street.

Their savoury muffins are yum.

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us2 wrote:
Will probably just come down to Waihi for morning tea.

We have had good coffee and home cooking at a place called Quartz Cafe, on the main street.

Their savoury muffins are yum.

Jibber has something else in mind, I think, involves a nice road to get there too. Wink

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Don't forget to book your accommodation at the hotel (details in the first post). To secure the special corporate rate, please mention you're with the Z Club!!!

The rest of the details for this weekend are being finalised.
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Full details now in the first post.
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We can only down come for the Saturday.
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Hope to join this trip. will confirm If i can. May take my 300zx .
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We can only down come for the Saturday.

Anyone is welcome to join us for the day, if they can't enjoy the whole weekend.
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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.
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Waitekauri --Golden Cross road looks a good drive up into the bush.

There are, what appears to be, some old earthworks and settling ponds in there.

Is the mine still working.

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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. Cool Quite amazing the restoration of a former mining area. [thumbs up] Cool
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Is it on public land ?
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Is it on public land ?

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. Cool Can be approached from either side.

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