WATOC Rally of the Year 2019
Publicerat: 2016-06-20

Här kommer lite information från Ken Spall om “WATOC Rally of the year” 2019 som kommer att hållas i Nya Zeeland. Mer information bland annat om om skeppning av MC kommer löpande.

Hi all,
I’m happy to confirm that the venue for the WATOC Rally of the Year 2019 has been selected by our rally committee. The rally will be held in the New Zealand South Island alpine resort of Hanmer Springs over the weekend 7-10 February 2019. Accommodation will be in the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp located a short distance from the township. Further information is available on their website: www.hanmerforestcamp.co.nz
Hanmer Springs is located about northwest of Christchurch. The town lies on a minor road a few kilometres off the northern route between Christchurch and the South Island West Coast via the Lewis Pass.
The town is built around a popular hot spring which was discovered in the late 19th century. The hot springs were produced by the fractured rock bed along the Hanmer fault. This hot spring has been developed into an extensive pool complex including a freshwater pool as well as hot pools of varying temperatures.
Hanmer Springs is also a popular tourist destination, with Bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking and bush walking activities available. A Visitor Information Centre next to the hot springs provides information about the area and booking facilities for transport.
For motorcyclists the area has a number of excellent rides, in particular the road through to the West Coast via the Lewis Pass. During summer months, gravel roads through the Rainbow Valley to St Arnaud and the Nelson Lakes National Park, and through the Molesworth Station to Blenheim, Picton, and the Marlborough region are worth riding if you want to get off the tarseal.
Costs and a rally application forms will be made available in due course and we will be in touch as further information becomes available. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with me.
Ken Spall
WATOC ILO for New Zealand