My husband and I have Silver Packages, but have lodging a little ways out of the city - at a place called the AK West motel in Henderson. Will we be able to get around ok with the provided transportation package, or will we require a rental car?
OR are there other orienteers staying in that area who might want to provide rides or share a rental car?
Hello - you're across the road from a train station.
About 1hr trip to the two Sprint races (in a car the same trips would be 20-30min traffic depending).
About 5min trip to Swanson Station where the Silver/Gold buses will shuttle you to the Long events.
Silver package includes an AT HOP card (public transport) and buses to the forest so you won't *need* a rental car to access the World Masters Games events.
The same is not true for Oceania Champs. The Sprint is easily accessible by public transport but the other 3 events require vehicles transport. Car pooling is a great idea because the entry numbers are high and there will be alot of cars!
Thanks, Nick! Unfortunately, we will not be attending the Oceania Champs, just the WMG. So it looks like we can manage without the car.
You're welcome - we're looking forward to hosting you here.
Check out these guys for a very good price and car
We have rented through them 3 or 4 times and always been well serviced,
@NickHarris Hi Nick. How far will you have to walk to the event centre from where the shuttle drops you off? We're staying in Whangaparaoa so it would take us a long time to get to Swanson. We didn't get a Silver card. However, it seems that it's a 2.5 km walk from the event car parks to the event centre so maybe getting a card might be worth it. Does the AT HOP card come "filled", i.e. you don't have to load more $$ on it for the entire WMG?