This is a great event each year for Okura residents, friends, family, and anyone else who wants to come along - it's a great chance to see what an amazing place we live in. YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK! (Details below).
Location: Dacre Cottage, Karepiro Bay (see below for info on how to get there)
Time: Music will start at 11am with lunch being served at midday followed by games and music till 1.30 pm
High Tide: 12.49 pm 3.3m
Cost: per person, $20 all funds go direct to supporting the protection and enhancement of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and its surrounding parks.
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Live music and a traditional Christmas three course lunch at the Historic Dacre Cottage will start of the Christmas season with a bang.
Come and celebrate the outdoors and our early settlers' history with the lovely sounds of live music and help raise funds for the protection of the Marine Reserve and its surrounding Parks and land.
There will be raffles and games to play so please bring along some gold coins to play and support this great cause.
There are many ways you can get to Dacre Cottage on the day:
1/ Walk the lovely bush walk in from Haigh Access Road of East Coast Road (allow one and a half hours for this).
2/ Walk the coastal walk from Stillwater which has lovely views of the Weiti River (allow 45 to 60 minutes)
3/ From Okura Township, a ferry service will be provided across the estuary in privately owned dinghies (a donation would be appreciated to support the cause.) from 10 am to 10.30 am and then it is a 20 minute walk around the coast. The return trip will be from 2 pm to 2.30.
4/ The Yakity Yak Kayak Club will have kayak seats for 40 people who would like to paddle from Okura and return, these will be guided by club members (a donation would be appreciated to support the cause.)
To book your kayak phone Todd 09 476 7066.
5/ By boat, kayak, SUP is a great way of arriving, (the high tide is at 1.39 pm so the plan is to have you away before the tide starts falling)
Bookings are essential -
Please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and pay by Direct Credit to Dacre Management Committee
03-0180-0167915-00 Please put your surname as a reference and contact Peter Townend on email@example.com or phone on 0274529255 during the day or after hours on 473 0797
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