Waikato Area 2018 Program

Waikato Area Spring and East Coast Safaris

These two events are planned for October 2018 starting at Hamilton and visiting Raglan, Kawhia, Maropoka, Waitomo, Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau, Waitara, New Plymouth for 2 nights, around Mount Taranaki to Hawera,Tawhiti Museum, Stratford then up to the Forgotten Highway to Whangamomonoa ( the famous  Independent State) before travelling Taumarunui. The jet boat ride to the bridge to nowhere is a feature of the district. 

To cater for our Australian friends who are not able to attend our National Rally in February/March period the East Coast Safari then takes over with a night in Taupo for a boat trip to the famous rock carvings before departing for Napier for two nights - sightseeing around the Art Deco capital of the world. We then travel to Gisborne via Wairoa - from there we go through Tologa Bay , Te Puia, Ruatoria to Hicks Bay, around the East Coast to Waihau Bay, Te Kaha and on to Ohope Beach. The safari then moves to Tauranga. Whitianga is the next stop before travelling to Coromandel and visiting Driving Creek Railway. The last day sees the group having a farewell lunch at Thames before heading for Auckland via ths scenic Miranda/Kaiaua highway.

Overnight stays - 16 nights in total.  You can join or depart at any stage.

Expressions of interest and for further information contact  Norman Pointon, norman.pointon@gmail.com