The Shire of Darton invites you to attend May Crown in Darton - Again! Enjoy a weekend of festivities centred around our finest fighters competing for their consorts to be the next Crown of Lochac.
Relax in our tavern on Friday night, watch the pageantry and chivalry of a crown tournament followed by a fabulous feast on the Saturday, and then on Sunday enjoy the spectacle of a rapier tourney.
Come and experience the hospitality that Darton is renowned for. Contact the event steward for more information or book online.
Accommodation is in bunk rooms. Each room is built from cinder blocks and has its own timed heater. Bunkrooms sleep between 4 and 11 people. There is plenty of room for people to tent instead if they so wish. Off site accommodation will be available at the Parklands Motel, which is situated just before the turn off to Moores Road, a 5 minute drive away. The Parklands hotel has 8 units, some of which sleep 2, and some of which sleep 4. Continental and cooked breakfasts are available. Their website is www.parklandsmotel.co.nz
Brookfields is a 30 to 40 minute drive (depending on time of day) from the centre of Wellington. We will be providing a shuttle service to and from site.
Getting to Wellington
Wellington has an international airport just 15 minutes from the city centre with direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Wellington is also a domestic flight hub, with frequent flights to all main New Zealand centres.
There will be a dedicated meet and greet service at the airport. A small team will meet you as you disembark from your flight. After collecting your luggage you will be escorted to a seating area where you will be provided with a drink and a bite to eat until the next shuttle service arrives. You’ll be able to complete site check in procedures at the airport.
Brookfields Scout Camp, Moores Road, Wainuiomata, Wellington
Brookfields is located in expansive grounds at the end of Moores Valley in Wainuiomata, a 30 minute drive from central Wellington. The site has its own accommodation facilities, 2 halls, a dining room, 2 commercial kitchens, and a lodge.
In May, Wainuiomata is relatively cool with temperatures in the low teens. Warmer garb would be recommended.
Shire of Darton (Wellington, New Zealand)