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4x4 National Park 2010

Post by Peter Vahry on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:12 pm

Another great 4x4 weekend is being planned for National Park and you should move quickly to secure accommodation and register with The Park Travellers Lodge, who are the supporters of this event to raise funds for the local playcentre.

Trip routes are still being finalised, but one venue will be down the road towards Whakapapa and the other is likely to be a little further from town, at Whakahoro by the Whanganui River.

The trip fee per vehicle per day has been adjusted to $30 for 2010 (and because of the good cause).
The Park Travellers Lodge has an array of accommodation options, right down to backpackers and camper-van hook-ups.

Saturday evening will feature a special event buffet dinner which will be $25 per person, inclusive of barbecue buffet dinner including dessert and a complimentary beer or glass of house wine from the Spiral Bar.

Don't forget to mention that you are NZFWDA members when making bookings with The Park, to get their 20% discount offer. Of course you will let them know too, that you are coming for the 4x4 event!

They can be found at www.the-park.co.nz or email bookings@the-park.co.nz or 0508 CROSSING

If you do not wish to stay at The Park, then that's fine, just email access@nzfwda.org.nz to record your intention to take part in the 4x4 activities.

You will need to move quickly now to be ensured a place, as there is just a month to go.
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Re: 4x4 National Park 2010

Post by Peter Vahry on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:20 pm

After a weekend down at National Park checking route options, we have decided that the proposed run to Whakahoro on the Whanganui River will not be part of the weekend's four wheeling.

The team down at the Blue Duck Lodge have been great and we enjoyed the exploring that we did, but the 'papa' type country is too unpredictable to safely run the type of four wheeling that will be expected. Wet weather would close many of the options.

This does not mean that we are stuck without local alternatives and it will mean that all four wheeling will be very much closer to National Park.

Don't forget that time is ticking away and there are excellent accommodation options at The Park Travellers Lodge. They have 'backpacker' type rooms and a do-it-yourself kitchen if that's your style.
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4x4 National Park 2010 update

Post by Peter Vahry on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:39 pm

Here's another update on the event planning and it can be downloaded as a pdf.
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Re: 4x4 National Park 2010

Post by Peter Vahry on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:42 pm

With just a week to go there are still some opportunities to join us at National Park. DOC have just confirmed permission to use some old roads in a remote corner of the Tongariro Forest that will add some extra interest to the planned routes. Book your accommodation with the Park Travellers Lodge and as a NZFWDA member, remember to mention the 20% discount. If you are staying elsewhere then email access@nzfwda.org.nz
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