Gentle Annie run to Napier

Hi Everyone

We have been promising for some time to organise a run to Napier over the Gentle Annie Road starting at Taihape, and here it is. You may wish to stay the previous night in Taihape, and there are a couple of motels and two hotels where you can book accommodation. We have booked at Aspen Court. If enough people are coming we can all go out to one of Taihape places for dinner.

10.30 am

Meet at the toilet complex by the Taihape Railway Station. Bring a picnic lunch with you because there are no shops or cafes on the road. We will be stopping at a picnic spot which has shelter in case of rain and also a toilet. Also, bring a warm jacket because it can be cold at this time of year. We have a contact in Hawkes Bay who is organising a visit for us once we get there.

We suggest you stay at the Quality Inn Napier on Marine Parade. It has a range of accommodation with some very good prices but gets booked out quickly so we suggest you make your booking without delay.

6.00 pm

Meet in the foyer at the Quality Inn Hotel, and we will go to a suitable restaurant for dinner – this will be arranged once we know the numbers.

On Sunday we propose arranging several visits for those who want to stay, and this includes the honey centre in Havelock North, Clifton Bay for lunch, and a couple of wineries in the afternoon.

Please let us know if you are coming. Do not hit the reply button to this email, otherwise, your email will go back to Michael.

Our contact details are:

Mobile: 021 178 4253 (Winton) or 027 314 0411 (Ruth)

Landline: 04 293 3369

We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you in Taihape – the gumboot capital

of NZ.

Ruth and Winton

Last Updated April, 2021