of New Zealand Inc

Northward Morgan Adventure 2017

Date(s) - 25/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
All Day

A note from Gail

Nev and Ann Hay have been working hard to organise another trip for us, in March 2017. I have attached an outline of the proposed programme and once again, for those of you who wish to participate, early bookings are suggested. Omapere is a popular venue for weddings so let’s be in early! I have given this trip a title: ‘Northward Morgan Adventure 2017’

Below, I have added some additional information that Ann has sent me. These details of costs and contact people will make your bookings easier. Please let Ann and me know your booking arrangements as we will need to know how many people are participating. Please also include a contact phone number in your correspondence to us. Ann’s email address is:


25-29 March 2017

Saturday 25 March 2017

Drive Auckland to Dargaville via Tinopai Beach on Northern Kaipara Harbour for lunch

(take own food). Can explore more of Kaipara Harbour. Go to Glinks Gully (wild) and

Bayley’s Beach as the mood takes us.

Dinner that night at a local restaurant (to be selected) in Dargaville and stay at Hobson’s

Choice Motel in Dargaville. Ten harbour view rooms have been reserved for us. The group

rate is $140.00 which could reduce to $135.00 for a larger group.

Sunday 26 March 2017

Drive from Dargaville to Omapere. Take own food and drink for morning tea at Kai Iwi

Lakes. (Hence, a Thermos needs to be packed.) Then drive on through Waipoua Forest with

an optional side route to Trounson Park and Donnelly’s Crossing.

Lunch at Morrell’s Café at Waimamaku then on to Copthorne Hotel at Omapere.

Dinner at Copthorne Hotel.

Monday 27 March 2017

Stay at Omapere. Some activities for today include:

Launch trip, within the harbour, which leaves from the wharf at the hotel.

Rawene is 1/2 hour drive away.

Wairere Boulders are near Horeke, a little further north.

Walks, drives, swimming or lazing about.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Drive from Omapere to Russell, Bay of Islands.

Lunch at the home of Rob and Jane Douglas (Morgan owners in Russell)

Stay the night in Russell, most likely at Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Drive home from Russell.



Hobson’s Choice Motel:

  1. Contact is Shirley. Identify yourself as part of Morgan group…..e-mail is Ph 09 439 8551 and bookings can be made either way. 
  2. Extra rooms reserved for us have to be 1 x 1 bedroom unit $175. 2x 2 bedroom units $200. (just realised I didn’t ask how many 1 bedroom units they have so maybe folks who don’t want to share may be able to have 1 bedder. Sorry )
  3. The studio rooms are $140. And All rates are discounted to corporate rate.
  4. There are no harbour views from the motel.

The Copthorne Omapere:

  1. Contact is Marina Stewart- Phone 09 405 8737 ext 3
  2. Room rate is $170.00 for studios

The Duke of Marlborough in Russell:

Patrick at the Duke of Marlborough is the man to talk to. 09 403 7829 Quote Morgan Tour for a 10% discount. $189/night is the discounted price.

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