Vegan Camp will be held at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Forest Camp has a range of accommodation options that should suit all budgets. As in 2013, families will be staying in the cabins unless they are camping. We will be using the Big Kitchen for meals and social activities. Bring your:
towel/toiletries; vegan chocolate/baking/or a packet of biscuits to share at supper times; crockery and cutlery; and bedding – pillows are provided but you will need a sleeping bag/duvet, sheets and pillow slips. (There is a limited number of linen sets available for $8 to hire, so it is first in first served. The linen set consists of pillowcases, duvets and sheets, with blankets available in cold weather. To hire a linen set, please request this on your registration form.)
Accommodation options including rooms for singles, couples and families or groups of friends with shared bathrooms (or private bathrooms at no extra cost for Kiwiable card holders). There are also two motel unit type of studio flats available. Tents and Campervans can also be accommodated; however the sites are not powered. The shared bathrooms are modern and very clean.
Kiwiable card holders are able to use the more private disabled toilets for no extra cost (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Costs will vary depending on the type of accommodation you require. For those who don’t wish to share a room, private rooms can be booked (for one or two people) when you register for Vegan Weekend for an additional cost ($15 per person or $30 per couple in 2013).
There are a limited number of double beds available which are available on a first come basis. Please indicate on your registration form if you want a double bed. If you are not allocated one, it is because they were booked out before we received your registration. Please DO NOT book via or contact Hanmer Springs Forest Camp with your inquiries, email us instead.
We have reserved cabins in the Ensor Lodge. Ensor Lodge: is a modern block of cabins, with heating, which can accommodate between 3-6 people. They contain single bunk beds with a small number offering double beds also.
There are two self contained motel-type units attached to Abilities Lodge for anyone wanting a private bathroom and own kitchenette. These units have a queen bed and one has an additional bed settee. These are available on a first come basis and cost an additional $105 for the weekend for two adults in 2013. Please note that Vegan Weekend is not using the Abilities Lodge this weekend and if another group is booked in it, motel users may hear sounds from the other users. However, the entrances are separate. It is possible to bring your own tent or camper van. Forest Camp offers 24 non powered spacious sites. Please note that Vegan Weekend is being held in Autumn in the mountains and it could be cold if camping.
The Hanmer Springs Forest Camp has been designed with people with disabilities in mind. If you are a wheelchair user, please book an Ensor Lodge Cabin or a self contained unit. There is more information for wheelchair users below. Also go to the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp accessibility information page http://www.hanmerforestWeekend.co.nz/accessibility.html
For other disabilities, please let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of so that we can make it easier for you to attend. All of the family-style cabins in Ensor Lodge are well-suited for anyone using a wheelchair as they are an open-plan with a double bed and either one or two sets of bunks.
Accessing the Ensor Lodge is easy for people of all abilities as wide walkways and ramps lead up to the cabins. Four of the Mountain Beech Cabins open up right in front, allowing you to park right outside the door to the cabin. Attached to both the Mountain Beech Wing and Sequoia Wing is an accessible toilet/shower facility that is available to use for anyone that has a disability FREE of charge. Within the toilet/shower facilities there is a shower wheelchair in each facility available for use. The Big Kitchen where we will be having meals and activities is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know at registration if you use a wheelchair so that we can ensure you are allocated a suitable room and have free access to the accessible toilets and showers.
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