Xmas Lunch, Dacre Cottage


Sunday 28th November 2021

A three-course meal in the coastal gardens of the beautiful Dacre Cottage. It is just the way to start the Christmas season off with friends and family and support the ongoing protection and management of such a lovely place.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm

Getting There

  • The easiest way is on foot, just walk in from the carpark at Ara Weiti Road off East Coast Road.  A pretty bush walk that takes ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Kayaking or boating in is a fun way.  Just anchor off the beach and with the incoming tide it makes it easy leaving after the lunch, we recommend wheels or an anchor for kayaks as you will be arriving around mid-tide and the high tide is at 2.34pm.  Please stay out of the roped off areas as we have some very rare sea birds nesting there.

Cost:  $20 per person, (primary school children $10, under-fives are free)  The event is proudly supported by Canoe & Kayak who donates $1000 towards the ingredients for the lunch.  All funds go to help the Dacre Cottage Committee upkeep the cottage, buildings, and grounds along with supporting the growing new Karepiro Beach Forest. 

The committee also supports the ongoing protection of the area and the waters of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and its catchments.

Bookings are limited and there will be no bookings accepted after Wednesday the 24th November, so please book early to avoid missing out. A booking is not confirmed until payment is received in full.

To book your lunch, please go to the form here...  where it asks what trip you are registering for, scroll down to <1228 - Xmas Lunch at Dacre Cottage>.  Please pay by Direct Credit to Dacre Management Committee 03-0180-0167915-00   

Please put your surname as a reference.

Contact Peter Townend on 0274 529255 for further info or offers of help.


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