Classic Launches arrived at the Park.
Easter weekend will see a flotilla of 12 classic launches making their way from Waitematā Harbour to the Historical Maritime Park in Paeroa. The occasion will also see the opening of the old Kopu Bridge. More details are available on our Facebook page. Check out the article in the NZ Herald – search Maritime Park on the NZ Herald website
The launches are from the Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand and will berth at the park over the weekend where boating enthusiasts are invited to take a closer look.
Classic launches at the park
Maroro (roughly) 1905 * Lucille (replica of a 1912 Logan) * My Girl 1925 * Raindance 1928 * Lucinda 1930 * Rehia 1939 * Ngarimu 1945 * Kaikoura 1951 * Awariki 1967 * Cindy Jane 1975 * Summer Wine 1993 * Majeika unknown
Great news for boaties, Hauraki Rail Trail cyclists and the District in general. Stage 1 of the Historical Maritime Park’s $1.1 million project has begun. The project includes a riverboat (already purchased and currently awaiting refurbishment), a new wharf in Paeroa and new pontoons at the park.
The new wharf at Wharf Street is well underway and we hope to have it completed by September/October. The pontoons will be installed at the Park shortly.
By summer, we are expecting Stage 1 to be completed and visitors will be able to cruise into Paeroa by riverboat.
Watch this space for more information, to be sure you don’t miss the opening of the Wharf.
Stage 1 of the $1.5 million project from the Provincial Growth Fund and Hauraki District Council is nearing completion.
The wharf is completed and has become a favourite swimming spot for many.
The boardwalk is currently under construction and it’s really shaping up well. Once completed it will link the three new pontoons. Murray Pennell and his team are doing a fantastic job.
Two of the three pontoons are complete, with the third being craned into place last Saturday. This has been a longer process than we expected, but we are thrilled with the results. We are unable to have boat trips until all three pontoons are completed and the Historical Maritime Park is no longer a construction zone.
Historical Maritime Park owns two boats (Ariana and Kiteawa) and the Tamati is a paddleboat that is privately owned and based at the park. We are looking forward to taking bookings soon for boat trips between the Park and Paeroa.
An historic building, donated by Waikato Regional Council, was placed next to the museum in December. The building was part of their old office building and prior to that it was a doctor’s office. It is currently awaiting consents to be able to place it on foundations / piles. The aim is to refurbish the building and extend the museum and enable more spacious display space.
We will keep you posted with updates on development.
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