16 March 2014 CANTERBURY HISTORY BUS TOUR ALPINE PACIFIC TRIANGLE TO WAIAU AND KAIKOURA
Once again we are off to explore the local and regional history of North Canterbury. There are many places within the Alpine Pacific Triangle that could be the focus of a one-day bus tour, and because of time constraints rather than lack of interest, choices have to be made. This tour is following the scenic Inland Kaikoura Road - the original wheeled-vehicle land route through to Kaikoura from Waiau. Our two main places for exploration are Waiau and Kaikoura, although there will be a number of brief interest (and comfort) stops along the route. In the past, we have explored Cheviot, Glenmark, Gore Bay, Waikari, Hurunui and Hawarden, and these may be revisited in depth in the future. On this trip, however, they will get a mention in the handout and in passing, as the loop of the inland and coastal routes to Kaikoura takes precedence. The coach hire is the largest expense and the fee has been budgeted on a group of 30-35. To provide more flexibility of time and cost, a packed lunch is suggested. A number of participants will be members of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and this will give them free access to Fyffe House in Kaikoura; for non-members there will be a discounted group entrance charge of $7 including the guided tour. This bus tour will also be advertised to members of the Canterbury History Foundation so early enrolment is strongly recommended.
lunch, refreshments and Fyffe House fee not included