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[[Image:Elsthorpe road map.jpg|thumb|250px|A road map showing Elsthorpe's two streets conveniently located on the side of the road]]
 
[[Image:Elsthorpe road map.jpg|thumb|250px|A road map showing Elsthorpe's two streets conveniently located on the side of the road]]
  
Elsthorpe is small enough to walk around in a few minutes, or you can drive.
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Elsthorpe is small enough to walk around in a few minutes.
 
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Alternatively you can stand in one spot and be everywhere (un)important at once. Excellent for the lazy, or relaxed person in all of us
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==Do==
 
==Do==
 
[[Image:Elsthorpes CBD.jpg|thumb|250px|This is the bustling central business district of Elsthorpe]]
 
[[Image:Elsthorpes CBD.jpg|thumb|250px|This is the bustling central business district of Elsthorpe]]
  
'''Kairakau Beach''' - About 5-10 km from Elsthorpe. This is a magnificent beach with stunning views of the ocean and surrounding cliffs. There are a small number of baches and a camping ground if you want to stay.
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'''Kairakau Beach''' - About 5-10 km from Elsthorpe. The beach has views of the ocean and surrounding cliffs. There are some baches and a camping ground.
  
 
'''Elsthorpe Scenic Reserve''' - There is a beautiful scenic reserve on the outskirts of the main village centre. The 35ha reserve is one of the best remnants of podocarp forest remaining in the district. The larger trees are mainly kahikatea, rimu, matai, and totara and the second tier is made up of tawa, titoki and mahoe. This awe-inspiring trek has been keeping locals, and tourists alike, mystified and entertained since 1896.
 
'''Elsthorpe Scenic Reserve''' - There is a beautiful scenic reserve on the outskirts of the main village centre. The 35ha reserve is one of the best remnants of podocarp forest remaining in the district. The larger trees are mainly kahikatea, rimu, matai, and totara and the second tier is made up of tawa, titoki and mahoe. This awe-inspiring trek has been keeping locals, and tourists alike, mystified and entertained since 1896.
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
* Pack a picnic and make a day of it
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* Pack a picnic.
* Catch your own. -As the slogan says: "if you can catch it you can eat it..."
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
* In your car
 
 
* Under the stars
 
  
 
* A clearly sign posted area is available at the end of the beach road for overnight stops for fully self contained motorhomes only.
 
* A clearly sign posted area is available at the end of the beach road for overnight stops for fully self contained motorhomes only.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
* By car at either end of the town.
 
* Out and in aren't especially hard to find. You can stand anywhere between the two and see both.
 
* Why would you want to leave? You could settle down and raise a family.
 
  
  
 
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Revision as of 04:53, 9 March 2013

Elsthorpe is a locality in southern Hawke's Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It has a population of roughly 200.

This is the picturesque northern entrance to Elsthorpe

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Understand

Get in

Due to the secluded nature of Elsthorpe, the only way to reach it is by car.

Directions: Drive south from Hastings and Havelock North. Head down Waimarama Road. Go straight ahead at the second intersection where the road to Waimarama splits to the left (after bridge). You should then be on Kahuranaki Road. Stick to the main road and you can't miss it after about 30km (20 min drive).

Get around

A road map showing Elsthorpe's two streets conveniently located on the side of the road

Elsthorpe is small enough to walk around in a few minutes.

Do

This is the bustling central business district of Elsthorpe

Kairakau Beach - About 5-10 km from Elsthorpe. The beach has views of the ocean and surrounding cliffs. There are some baches and a camping ground.

Elsthorpe Scenic Reserve - There is a beautiful scenic reserve on the outskirts of the main village centre. The 35ha reserve is one of the best remnants of podocarp forest remaining in the district. The larger trees are mainly kahikatea, rimu, matai, and totara and the second tier is made up of tawa, titoki and mahoe. This awe-inspiring trek has been keeping locals, and tourists alike, mystified and entertained since 1896.

Eat

  • Pack a picnic.

Sleep

  • A clearly sign posted area is available at the end of the beach road for overnight stops for fully self contained motorhomes only.

Get out


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