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International Fellowship Of Flying Rotarians New Zealand

25th Anniversary Fly-In Timaru

27 March 2020 – 30 March 2020

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The New Zealand section of the IFFR invite you to join us in Timaru between the 27 March 2020 to 29 March 2020 to help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We have organised our programme  with a variety of visits.  If you are flying in by private aircraft, Timaru Airport is located just twelve kilometres north of the Timaru CBD.  We will provide a shuttle service for you to get to and from your aircraft to your accommodation.


Is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres (98 mi) southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres (122 mi) northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. The Timaru urban area is home to 29,100 people, and is the largest urban area in South Canterbury, and the second largest in the Canterbury Region overall, after Christchurch.  The city is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined has a total population of 47,700.

Caroline Bay beach is a popular recreational area located close to Timaru’s city centre, just to the north of the substantial port facilities. Beyond Caroline Bay, the industrial suburb of Washdyke is at a major junction with State Highway 8, the main route into the Mackenzie Country. This provides a road link to Pleasant Point, Fairlie, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki / Mount Cook and Queenstown.

Timaru has been built on rolling hills created from the lava flows of the extinct Mt Horrible volcano, which last erupted many thousands of years ago. The result is that most of the main streets are undulating, a clear contrast with the flat landscape of the Canterbury Plains to the north. This volcanic rock is used for the construction of local “bluestone” buildings.


We have 20 rooms booked at Panorama Motor Lodge in Timaru;   5 are two bedroom units  – sleep 4; 16 are one bedroom units  –  sleep 2  iffr nz 2020 flyin

All units are self contained.

Phone:              +64-3-688 0097

Email:                 lets-stay@panorama.net.nz

Web:                  www.panorama.net.nz

Click Here to go to the Hotel Website

Rooms are booked under –  Keith, Rotary IFFR  27/30 March 2020.

No deposit is required, just your credit card details to secure your room.  Charges will be made when you leave.

If you would like a ground floor unit please request on application.


Please note information is preliminary, we are making this information available early in order to gain an understanding of your  interest in this event.  Costs and finalisation of program will be published early 2020


Travel to Timaru – own arrangements.   If flying into Timaru by own plane park near the South Canterbury iffr 2020 fly inAero Club , contact Keith Mitchell +64-27-682 8979 (mobile) or +64-3-359 1233 (landline) for transport from the airport to the Hotel.

18-00  Meal at the Fusion Restaurant a 2 minute walk from the motel.


  • Visit to Graeme Brown’s “Ammunition Factory”
  • Bus to Geraldine for lunch at Barkers new shop and a walk around this lovely country village. iffr 2020 fly in
  • Bus to Mt Peel Station to visit their Church which has been rebuilt after the ‘quakes’ and a tour of the homestead and gardens.
  • Travel back to Timaru and prepare for the evening function with the Timaru North Rotary Club at Seven Oaks Reception Centre.
  • Guest speaker is Les Vincent a well known local Aviator.
  • The evening will be a celebration as it is our 25th Birthday.



Travel by bus (car) to Ashburton to visit the Ashburton Aviation Museum https://www.aviationmuseum.co.nz where we will have lunch at the hangar with the locals.  There is a lot happening at the Museum, and the  iffr 2020 fly inPresident is Owen Moore, one of our IFFR members.

Return by bus to Timaru.


Depart at your leisure .  Fly or drive  safely, we will see you again somewhere in the World or New Zealand at another IFFR adventure.


Please register your preliminary interest via the Fly In Interest On-Line Registration  CLICK HERE.

Any queries please contact Keith Mitchell  kmitch@xnet.co.nz  phone +64-27-682 8979 or +64-3-359 1233

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