57 Marine Parade
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Carters Beach is located 5km’s southwest of Westport. The beach is 9km long and at low tide there
can be up to 150 metres of hard sailing surface between the water and high tide mark. Additionally,
the beach has a slight crescent shape that gives race officials to set non reaching (follow the leader)
courses. The predominant wind in October is from the southwest which means that by heading
towards the north, windward/leeward course can be set.
Westport and Carters Beach offer many accommodation options.
BAI and the Canterbury Blokart Club encourage participants to book and stay at the Top 10 Holiday Park. The owners of the Top 10 Holiday Park, Carl & Chrissy Alfeld, are generously allowing us to utilize their facilities in the
running of the event and the best vehicular access to the beach is directly opposite the holiday park.
A BYO BBQ Saturday and Sunday’s prizegiving will be held at the Top 10 Holiday Park.
For those that would like to make a holiday off it and undertake other activities. Around Westport
Denniston Plato with bike & walking tracks steeped in history from the coal mining area
Kawatiri Coastal Trail which is a bike/walking track that runs from Westport to Cape
Foulwind via Carters Beach
Karama (A long dive) to visit the Fenian Caves and start of the Heaphy Track
Leading up to the SIO or for the three days between the SIO and The NZ, there are two routes
people can utilize, between Christchurch and Carters Beach which both offer attractions and points
The Lewis Pass (Approx 4.5 hours) offers:
Reefton, an old coal mining with plenty of history and cafes to check.
Mauruia Springs with the Japanese Hot Baths, motel & camping sites.
Hanmer Springs with its hot pools, walking, bike tracks, and offering a great selection of
restaurants & accommodation.
Greymouth and Arthurs Pass (5.5 hours) offers:
Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks)
For the New Zealand Open, the part of town motels with a vast range of restaurants and shops close
by is Bush Inn in the Upper Riccarton area. The closest holiday park for campers/caravans is Alpine
View Holiday Park 4.7 km from the Air Force Museum.
Meals will not be available at the event, but there are many choices at The Hub Hornby, a bakery a
the Sockburn roundabout, Bush Inn, and the Air Force Museum have a café as well.
Carters Beach, Westport
Photo Credit to www.holidayhouses.co.nz