All the planning had been done, and the participants had registered for this July school holiday club trip to explore the beautiful West Coast.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
The Mapiu School Family Fun Safari was a two-day event run by the King Country 4WD Club for the children attending Mapiu School.
The convoy headed out to Mamaku Forest off SH5 for a drive-thru the areas’ main attraction — the old bush tramway tunnels.
The 42 Traverse which is located in the Tongariro Forest in the central plateau of the North Island, and a lot effort that has gone into this track.
The 2009 Mata School Fundraiser was an amazing trip; every time we rounded a corner or topped a climb, there was another uphill section of track.