Molesworth Field Trip
17 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
Update 28th January - registrations have now closed as we have reached our maximum number
Friday 18th February
12 noon - meet at Christchurch Airport
Head north to Kaikoura visiting Jeff Elliotts Nursery at Amberley en route
Overnight in Kaikoura
Saturday 19th February
Travel from Kaikoura through the unique Molesworth Station to Hamner Springs
Sunday 20th February
Traveling from Hamner Springs finishing up at Christchurch Airport at 12 noon
Warning: the road through Molesworth to Hanmer is very windy, most likely very dusty and very limited toilet facilities enroute. If you do suffer from car sickness this may not be the trip for you!
However if you can come, you will have a good time, looking at lots of different native and exotic plants and if the weather is good, amazing vistas. We will be stopping regularly along the way to look at points of interest.
We may or may not get into Hanmer Springs for a swim that night, time depending, but bring your togs if you wish.
You will need to book your own accommodations at Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs.
You will need to book early as accommodation are tight at this time of year.
We have not held rooms, but both have a range of accommodations available at this point in time.
We have capped registrations at 18 pp
All correspondence and questions to Philip Smith
Please note - if the road through Molesworth Station is closed, an alternative program will be devised.
Please make your own bookings
In Kaikoura on Friday 18th Feb we will be staying at:
Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park
In Hanmer Springs on Saturday 19th Feb we will be staying at:
Alpine Adventure Holiday Park Hanmer Springs
If you wish to stay elsewhere, that's fine and we can drop off and pick up in both Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs.
$200 per person. This covers van hire, fuel and bottled water.
You will need to cover for all food and accomodation.
For lunch on Saturday, we will stop in the Kaikoura supermarket on Saturday morning for people to get their own lunches. They have a range of sandwiches. deli items, wine and beer too.
For Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, we will find a cafe or similar.
For meals at night we will go to a local Pub for a meal.
If you wish to dine elsewhere, that's all good too.