UPCOMING - South Island Jimny Day! - March 13th 2021
Keep the weekend of March 13th 2021 free, we're going on an adventure!!
Let's spend the day cruising up the West side of Molesworth Station through to the Wairau River, exploring the DOC huts, rivers and mountains along the way.
On the Saturday we'll be leaving Hanmer Springs at 8am and will aim to be back at Hanmer Springs by about 6pm. I'll be camping at the Pines Holiday Park on the Friday and Saturday night and I encourage anyone that wants to stay there to join us for a few drinks and some Suzuki yarns.
ON THE DAY
We'll meet on Jacks Pass Road in Hanmer just before 8am on the Saturday morning and will head out at about 8am.
If you're coming from Christchurch, you'll need to leave Christchurch by about 5.30am.
We'll head up to have a look at Lake Tennyson. It's a gravel road with lots of small river crossings. The surrounding mountains are very impressive, so make sure to bring a camera! When we leave Lake Tennyson we head up, over Island Saddle (1,347m altitude) which takes us into the district of Marlborough.
We'll visit a couple of cool old DOC huts up here and will stop for lunch. If time permits, we'll head up Rainbow Road a bit further.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING
A radio/walkie talkie is recommended, a handheld one is fine. We'll use channel 10. Fill up with fuel in Hanmer Springs or at Culverdon on the way up.
There are some simple fords, but there are no really difficult offroad challenges here, this is suitable for a completely standard Jimny. There will be some fun we sections to play on if you wish.
It's recommended that you install a front Recovery Point onto your Jimny, as these are the safest way to get your car unstuck if you become stuck. There is a very low chance of getting stuck on this trip, but if you take a side track and get stuck, I won't be towing you out unless you have a recovery point. The factory tiedown points are not for towing and they are dangerous. Do not tow off these.
We'll have a radio at the front, and whoever is at the back of the group will have a radio too. If you don't have a radio, don't panic, but you'll miss out on some fun banter along the way.
This is a public road, so all vehicles will need to be road legal.
This is not a club day and it's not a race, it's a casual drive for likeminded Suzuki fans. There are no costs and I hold no responsibility if you breakdown or have issues on the day.