1st April to 5th April 2019
Open to all members

Ian Moore (Canterbury branch) warmly invites you to register for the pre-tour “origins raid” to the 2019 National Rally.


Day 1 Monday

Start with meet and greet at Southwards Car Museum, where you can visit the museum or have a coffee from 9 AM.  We will depart carpark at 10am – Travel north to Hawera (approx 230km)
Visit Stuart Craigs car collection in Manaia

Accommodation – Hawera Holiday Park, 70 Waihi Road, Hawera.
Ph: 06 278 0572,

Day 2 Tuesday

Hawera to National Park via the “Forgotten Highway” (approx 200km)

Accommodation – The Crossing Backpackers, Cnr Erua Rd East & SH4, National Park
Ph: 07 892 2894,

Night meal and breakfast provided if wanted (please indicate below)

Day 3 Wednesday

National Park to Napier via “Gentle Annie” (approx 220km).

Accommodation – Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels, 10 Gill Road, Bay View, Napier.  ‘Kiwi Card’ 5% discount
Ph: 06 836 7084,

Day 4 Thursday

Napier to Rotorua via “Te Urewera” (approx 330km).

Accommodation – All Seasons Holiday Park, 50-58 Lee Road, Hannahs Bay, Rotorua.  Family Park Card 10% discount
Ph: 07 345 6240.

Day 5 Friday

Rotorua to Cambridge via Forest roads (approx 130km).

Accommodation – Participants to make own arrangements

Additional Information:

  • Participants can join the raid at Wellington, Hawera, National Park or Napier (please indicate below what day you are joining the raid)
  • We will be stopping for picnic lunches and tea breaks along the routes, please bring chairs
  • Night meals will be at own discretion, except on day 2 National Park, when we will have a BBQ tea. BYO food and drink to the BBQ, this can be purchased in Taumaranui beforehand.
  • Rally Booklet will be provided prior to or when you join the raid.  There will be a small charge for stationary.