Viewing all entries for 'December 2011'
Hello Everyone .....................A quick mid-December post-flood Boathouse update. Thank you for all your concern and the good news is that Wakefield Quay is open again and The Boathouse was untouched by mud or water. With the current closure of Rocks Road it is fantastically quiet here (of people and cars !) and this is a unique time to sit on the deck and listen to the birds on the Boulder Bank.Read the full post
“The Nelson Tasman region is cleared for take-off,” says Lynda Keene, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Tourism. The communities of Nelson City and Tasman District are keen to welcome returning visitors and holiday-makers to the region over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.” All towns in the region and major visitor accommodation, activities and attractions are open for visitors including Golden Bay and all swimming spots have been re-opened. Swimming at Tahunanui beach and access to Cable Bay are due to re-open later in the week.Read the full post
“The Nelson Tasman region is most definitely open,” says Lynda Keene, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Tourism, “and industry operators and DOC teams are keen to welcome returning visitors and new visitors to the region over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.” All major visitor activities and attractions in the region are open for visitors, with the exception of road access to the Totaranui Camping Ground. However, Totaranui camping facilities are available for travellers via water taxi or boat access. A number of beaches are closed to swimmers and for gather shellfish, however we anticipate the majority of beaches will re-open within the next few days.Read the full post
Please be sure to allow plenty of time when you are booking your Christmas and New Year car rentals. We book out very quickly and at this time of the year cannot always guarantee your free upgrade - of course we will always do our very best! Also January and February are extremely busy tourist seasons so if you know when you are travelling make sure you book your car rental as soon as you possibly can to ensure availability!Read the full post
Freedom camping or free camping is ‘still’ legal in New Zealand. However, because of the thoughtless actions of many campers, including those using campervans, the dumping of human waste and garbage, often near our waterways, is becoming a national issue. Unless the proper disposal facilities are utilised, freedom camping may soon become illegal, and that would be a great pity.Read the full post
Wet weather has forced organisers to postpone the Marlborough Rowing Championships which were to be held this weekend on the Wairau River, based at the Blenheim Rowing Club.Read the full post
Last updated 11:30 17/12/2011SharePrint Text Size 0 comments Home stretch: Contending with the rain, Marlborough Boys' College sailors Kain Greenbank, left, and Oliver Clark prepare to round the last mark during MBC's second round match-up against Queen Charlotte College on the third and final day of the Top of the South Secondary Schools sailing regatta in Picton Harbour yesterday. The annual three-day regatta started on Tuesday and included sailors from all three Marlborough secondary schools, plus several schools from Nelson. Relevant offersSchool's out and a "good breeze" blowing across Picton Harbour gets a team-sailing coaching regatta off to a good start.Read the full post