Enquiries about Southern
Branch and Activities
Idlewood, the new headquarters of the
Southern Branch, is in the
McLeans Island Recreational Reserve near Christchurch.
The grounds are open between 10am and midday Sat and on most Wed
771A McLeans Island Road,
50 metres west of the McLeans Island Caravan & Camping Club entrance.
These are the 'fixed Annual events with date and time, meeting place
of the next event.
22 April to 25 April
The premier event on the Jowett calendar.
The national rallies began 50 years ago so next
year to mark the 50th
rally we will be returning to Taupo where the first rallies were held.
Dates are Friday April 21 through to Monday 24 and with Anzac day on
the Tuesday 25 you can stay on or have a leisurely return home.
Taupo has a lot of attractions and is of course just an hour through
Registration and Ferry Discounts
Excellent high quality accommodation has been negotiated in units
across the road from the lake.
Quality studio units can sleep single, double/twin or 3 people. All
units have a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
So we have negotiated that all breakfasts will be complimentary so you
can stroll down to the restaurant on site and choose from a
all you can eat buffet, or just toast and cereal at no charge.
Facilities include tennis court, outdoor pool and there is a bar on
Club prices and per night
Double or twin: $135
For full details of these units and
what they have enquire or see
You must book directly with the Lakeland Resort and mention you
are from the Jowett Car Club
Our block bookings reserved until full or end of March.
The Lakeland Resort, Taupo: Phone 0800 378 389 or 07 3783893 Email:
InterIslander Ferry discount is available
Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct
Either online at
Putting FA5213 into the group discount box
Phone Group Desk, 0800
878-898,, Monday Friday 0830-1700.
To access these rates members must quote group reference FA5213
Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be
paid in full by that date
Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request
90% refundable once payment received
Membership card to be shown at check in or retail fares will be
Fares valid for travel from 14 April through to 30 April 2017
What you need to do once you decide to join us:
Book your accommodation direct with the Lakeland Resort
Book the ferry if from the South
with the Club with registration fee of $25 see separate form
McLeans Island Swap Meet:
Oct to 8th Oct 2017
details to be advised
Canterbury Branch VCC at Mcleans Island
Annual South Island Branch Rally:
Date and details to
Branch Rally over 3 days...like most events open to members of other
This three day programme will the Concours, Gymkhana
and competitive events for the South
Island Jowett trophies.
Social events will be the presentation dinner, district rally tour
and farewell breakfast.
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