Supporters of Tuapeka Mouth Ferry

Contact Info

Heritage Hub: Skinner Road
Tuapeka Mouth,
Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Secretary: colinchild4@gmail.com

Tuapeka Ferry: Ferry Road
Tuapeka Mouth,
Otago, NEW ZEALAND

LOCAL NEWS

Keep up-to-date:     Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/HeritageHub/ 

 

 MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2021

"PICNIC AT THE PUNT"  celebrating 125 years of the Tuapeka Mouth Ferry

YES A SUCCESSFUL DAY

SEE THE FACEBOOK PHOTOS    February 8 2021   https://www.facebook.com/HeritageHub

 

AND THE OTAGO DAILY TIMES ARTICLE AND VIDEO  https://www.odt.co.nz/.../anecdotes-flow-punt-anniversary 

This Waitangi Monday we are celebrating 125 years since a punt crossing was opened at this location.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2021 AT 10 AM– 2 PM
Picnic at the Punt for Waitangi Monday
Punters from near and far will be in Tuapeka Mouth for an informal gathering, which will include celebratory photos at 11am, Noon and 1pm, and Vicki and The Morris Coffee Co will be there with coffee, cake, and cold drinks. Bring your own picnic, or register with The Morris Coffee Co on Facebook to pre-order one. NB. BYO table and chairs, as there's only the 6 seater picnic table there, and we expect to be busy! https://www.facebook.com/HeritageHub
Hopefully weather and river conditions will be good for this occasion. Some 25 punts used to operate on the Clutha River, but the Tuapeka Mouth Ferry is the only one remaining in service. In fact, it is the last remaining river powered ferry in the Southern Hemisphere. It's FREE and extremely enjoyable, and it's recently gained nationwide attention in the past few months, thanks to the increased number of Kiwi travellers, and recent social media exposure, and they come from as far afield as Thames, Kapiti Coast, Whakatane, Kaitaia and Nelson, and we've even had some from Auckland...
It will also be a chance to visit other spots at Tuapeka Mouth: the Heritage Hub for its historical details and a caravan park over property, the restored Catholic Church St Augustine’s, the old primary school, the cricket ground the ‘wasp’s nest’ home to the Clutha Valley Stingers, who are due to play a T20 game, starting at 1pm, and the Tuapeka River Dam walk to the 100 year old concrete dam and other remnants of the goldmining era.
You can find out more about the history of the Tuapeka Mouth Ferry, and a list of the operators over the last 125 years. Check out http://www.tuapekamouthferry.co.nz/Tuapeka-Mouth-Ferry/
And updates on the ferry here (recommended to Like and Follow) as you'll get daily updates, and in case of cancellation or for further details:
https://www.facebook.com/TuapekaMouthFerry 

 

 

see also  FROM HOME PAGE   1.5 LATEST NEWS     1.6  NEWSLETTERS