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Tuesday, 5 April 2022 - Sunday, 10 April 2022

Update 1/12/21: Registrations are full but please still email Graeme if you would like to be on the waitlist for cancellations.

The Southern team has organised a 6 day/5 night Autumn Tour from Christchurch, across to the West Coast to explore the region and its attractions, then back to Christchurch, in April 2022.   The plan is to depart for Lake Brunner on Tuesday 5 April, returning to Christchurch on Sunday 10 April.  We’ll have 200 – 350km driving per day leaving plenty of time for other activities.

Subject to Covid and the weather, the tentative itinerary (accommodation all booked, several activities still in discussion) is: (Drive distances and times based on AA calculator.)

Date Route Kms Time

Restaurant/Accommodation

5 Apr

Christchurch

West Melton - Arthurs Pass

Arthurs Pass - Moana, Lake Brunner

 

115

76

 

1:24

1:01

 

Crafty Moa Eatery

Hotel Lake Brunner 03 738 0083

6 Apr

Lake Brunner - Blackball

Blackball - Franz Joseph

36

197

0:29

2:30

Blackball Hilton

Bella Vista Motel 03 752 0008

7 Apr

Franz Joseph - Ruatapu

Ruatapu - Kokatahi School

Kokatahi - Coal Creek

Coal Creek - Punakaiki

122

23

61

37

1:30

0:17

0:47

0:29

Tree Top Walk

Lunch

On Yer Bike Adventures

Punakaiki Resort 03 731 1168

8 Apr

Punakaiki - Karamea

Karamea - Westport

Denniston Mining Museum

Seal Colony, Westport

151

95

2:15

1:25

Vinnies Cafe

Carters by the Sea 03 789 8169

Westport Spa Motel

03 789 5273

9 Apr

Westport - Murchison

Murchison - Maruia Springs

Maruia Springs - Hanmer

97

97

78

1:20

1:08

1:00

Coffee

Lunch

Alpine Lodge Motel 03 315 7311

10 Ap Hanmer Springs - Christchurch 133 1:45  

Average daily drive 237km.  Average day drive time 3:07, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the town in the morning, the journey and/or destination town in the afternoon.  Group dinner each evening.

We have pencilled in rooms at each venue.  You will need to make your own phone calls to secure the rooms I have booked.  Advise the motel that you want one of the Porsche Club rooms.  We have 23 cars and 39 members registered so far, so if all our rooms are taken at a venue, they have additional rooms or an overflow arrangement with a nearby provider.

This is an official PCNZ Southern event but does not involve the club arranging finances.  You will pay for your accommodation, activities, food and beverages as you go.

Please advise me at grnl49@gmail.com if you’d like to join the group.

Regards

Graeme Lindsay

Regional Co-ordinator, Christchurch Region

Porsche Club of New Zealand Inc.

Ph:  (03) 347.4103  (021) 897.283

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