North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

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North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

Postby classicdat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:06 am

As the Nationals draw nearer we need to get this organised. It is great crossing together on the Ferry and then heading south on Mass!

A decision needs made how this will work, are members wanting to cross Wed late Thursday Early to hit Christchurch and Join in from there, or Cross and plan to arrive in Hanmer area for the Track day on Saturday?

If you are looking at this post we want to know your thoughts and it would be good to have a discussion to get as many on board as possible.
As I am in the South Island I am not going to drive this and look to you to take a lead.
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Postby tsC20 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:38 pm

For me personally I will probably go down Friday and do my own thing as I won't be going to Chch, only to Hanmer. So I will meet everyone in Hanmer on Saturday and for the cruise on Sunday and either go back to Picton from there or on Monday.
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Re: North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

Postby kartboy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 am

After our meeting last night it's looking like Christchurch people will head up to Hanmer on Friday night.

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Postby tsC20 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:51 am

Thanks Hayden. I can change the days if need be.
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Postby Tony_Whenua » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:21 pm

I will be heading from Blenheim, so happy to tag in with the north island guys coming down
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Postby Tony_Whenua » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Tony_Whenua wrote:I will be heading from Blenheim, so happy to tag in with the north island guys coming down

Could suggest kaikoura inland road one way and then Nelson lakes the other. Good wee loop
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Re: North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

Postby fletch » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:28 am

My in laws are in chch, so we will be down the week before.
I imagine we will head to hamner friday day so the kids can have a decent muck around.

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Postby Otodat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm

We have booked accomodation in Hamner for fri,sat and sun nights so thinking will probably head down country Thursday and overnight at either Wellington or Picton. Waiting to see if any ferry deals come up over Easter or through here.

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Re: North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

Postby Sinfull » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:31 pm

Hi all,

I've been trying to organise the cruise down for the North island crew for the last couple.months.

I see I've missed a few folks. Look me up on Facebook. Mathew Gerrard. And I'll add you to our Facebook messenger post.

At this stage I've been in talks with bluebridge ferry and they have offered a year long discount to use their ferry service using a discount code. It'll give users a 10% off passengers and 15% off any cars.
I've also had a group offer from them which works out a bit cheaper but has cancellation issues.

As per the first post the consensus seems to be to travel Thursday to get to south island thursday night and then onto hamner by friday. Also travelling down the coast road through kaikora as most of us haven't been that way and would like to see the wildlife that sometimes can be seen and also the damage to the kaikora roads.

Anyway I'll post up exactly what I have later today so everyone can see.

Thanks all.

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Re: North Island Nationals Cruise to Hanmer Springs

Postby Otodat » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm

Facebook is the devil :evil:

What are your plans as far as crossing times and stops from Picton down etc


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