International Fellowship Of Flying Rotarians New Zealand
Timaru Tentative Program (Deferred from 2020)
26 March 2020 – 29 March 2021
The New Zealand section of the IFFR invite you to join us in Timaru between the 26 March 2020 to 30 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.
As this event is 12 months delayed, we will book rooms once again at the Panorama Motor Lodge in Timaru closer to this date
All units are self contained.
Phone: +64-3-688 0097
Click Here to go to the Hotel Website
If you would like a ground floor unit please request on application.
FRIDAY 26th MARCH
Travel to Timaru – own arrangements. If flying into Timaru by own plane park near the South Canterbury Aero 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 BBQ at the Timaru airport and enjoy the South Island’s finest steaks (cost included) but BYO for drinks. Bus from Motel.
SATURDAY 27th MARCH
- Visit to Graeme Brown’s “Ammunition Factory”
- Bus to Geraldine for lunch at Barkers new shop and a walk around this lovely country village (own cost).
- 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
- Guest speaker is Les Vincent a well known local Aviator.
- The evening will be a celebration as it is our 25th Birthday.
SUNDAY 28th MARCH
IFFR AGM and then at;
10-00am Travel by bus to Ashburton to visit the Ashburton Aviation Museum https://www.aviationmuseum.co.nz where we will have
a 3 course meal (included) at the hangar with the locals. There is a lot happening at the Museum, and the President is Owen Moore, one of our IFFR members.
Return by bus to Timaru.
Sunday evening meal at your cost, plenty of restaurant’s nearby
MONDAY 29th MARCH
Depart at your leisure . Fly or drive safely, we will see you again somewhere in the World or New Zealand at another IFFR adventure.
We will endeavour to keep the cost to $200 per person, this will be confirmed closer to the date
Any queries please contact Keith Mitchell <email@example.com> phone +64-27-682 8979 or +64-3-359 1233