Spring is Busy Busy for Kaikoura and Surrounds……..

The Hop, Car Entusiasts & Rock & Roll

The Hop, Car Enthusiasts and Rock & Roll

So much activity…..

The Hop

Our region starts off with the Kaikoura Hop usually around the 24th September. This is great for car enthusiasts and the event attract approximately 700 car entries. The town just buzzes. Entries are from all over New Zealand and already I understand next year is partially booked. The dance is fab – “Rock ‘n’ Roll “ all night !!

Seafest

Mussels, Yum, Seafest

Mussels, Yum, Seafest

Then it is Seafest time and this event attracts a good crowd of about 5000 party goers with the big Bash (with great bands) on the Friday night followed by the food & wine the following day.

Seafest Party Goers,

The Bash, Party Goers,

Culverden Xmas Fete

A day in the sun at the Fete

A day in the sun at the Fete

Just a couple of weeks later everyone goes to the Culverden Xmas Fete which I never miss. Usually I make a B-Line for the peonies to add to my collection which graces the

Just one of the many  stalls at The Fete (photo.. The Fete.co.nz)

Just one of the many stalls at The Fete (photo.. The Fete.co.nz)

gardens surrounding the lodge and obviously I go home with a huge bunch of cut stems. They are always an excellent talking point with the guests.

and just a few days later we all find ourselves at

The Kaikoura Races

Harness Racing on the Beach (Photo Stuff.co.nz)

Harness Racing on the Beach (Photo Stuff.co.nz)

taking a punt on our favourite horse.  The temperature was 24o Sun blazing with lots of bright hats and summery cloths and a few burnt bodies was the order of the day. The sea was a beautiful turquoise back drop to the course.  You would have though every car in New Zealand was there..it was so so busy and record crowds I am told. The town just came to a stand still !!

And our own Fyffe Country Lodge Gardens

Fyffe Country Lodge Gardens

Fyffe Country Lodge Gardens

Now that we have all enjoyed such a busy start to the spring calendar it is time to put in some hard labour into the gardens. The buxus is a show piece and is always commented on.

Our orchid collection demands spring attention with dividing and re-potting.

The Hobby

The Hobby

(This is a relatively new hobby – perhaps age related – but most enjoyable)

Holidaying in Kaikoura between late September to Late October will always provide you with some great festive events to attend.

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Sails Ashore

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…. Chris & Colin ,
Fyffe Country Lodge
458 State Highway One
Kaikoura

Ph 64 3 319 6869

www.fyffecountrylodge.com
Email fyffe@xtra.co.nz