8.30 -11.30 on the first Sunday of each month

A call to everyone who is interested in the welfare and maintenance of Dacre Cottage and the surrounding area, to join the Dacre Cottage Management Committee from 8.30 -11.30 on the first Sunday of each month for an hour or so of contribution followed by a mandatory cuppa and a yarn.

 Folk are invited to rendezvous at the carpark on Ara Weti Rd (just before the gates to the Weiti subdivision) for the 500m walk to the Cottage.

 With thanks from the DCMC

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Christmas 2024 date to be advised

 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.

How to get there:

The easiest way is on foot, just walk in from the carpark at Ara Weiti Road off East Coast Road.

A pretty but rough bush walk that takes fifteen to 20 minutes.

Kayaking or boating in is a fun way.  Just anchor off the beach, the high tide is at 12.26pm.  If you’re pulling your kayak onto the beach please stay as far away from 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.

Please book by emailing and 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.

Our aim is to preserve this wonderful building and surrounding area for generations to come.

Dacre Cottage and its grounds are available for use as not just a picnic spot, but for overnight camping.  The cost is $25 per night for a group, maximum number of twelve. Facilities include use of cottage, tent sites, water, long drop loos, and BBQ.

Phone Pete Townend on 0274 529 255 and arrange to pick up a key.

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