Mayfield Garden Weekend
Day 1 - Saturday 20 October 2018
After our meet at Haywards Bay, we will climb Macquarie Pass and take the scenic route to Marulan via Wildes Meadow, Fitzroy Falls, and Bundanoon along the Highland Way. Our morning tea stop will be at Meridian Café, Marulan.
Departing Marulan at 11:00am, we will take the back roads to Goulburn via Bungonia. Our destination is the Goulburn Water Historic Works where we will visit the ...
Steampunk Victoriana Fair
It's a chance to travel through time as it never was before. The Goulburn Historic Waterworks will host its annual Steampunk Victoriana Fair. The retro-futuristic fair will have clothing, art and music on offer, and a chance to dress up in the genre that melds the classical Victorian era with industrial progress (and all things powered by steam).
The Steampunk Victoriana Fair will see an influx of characters wandering the grounds - complementing the Goulburn Historic Waterworks architecture and aesthetic - where tours will be conducted on the building and the engines it houses.
Steampunk mixes the industrial age with futuristic imaginations or how the future might have been imagined in the past. So, come along to revel in the unique facility and its history, and envisage the old-world technology put to use in the future at the Steampunk and Victoriana Fair.
Entry: $5 at the gate
Lunch and afternoon tea will be at the fair – free time to wander the fair. Meet back at the carpark by 2:45pm for a 3:00pm departure.
Departing Goulburn at 3:00pm we will head north on the Tableland Way through Taralga to our overnight stop at Oberon, arriving at about 5:00pm.
10 rooms are reserved for “MX-5 Club” at Titania Motel, Oberon. There are five doubles @ $99 and five queens @ $125. Note that the double rooms are very small. Make your booking directly with the motel (02 6336 1377), ask for Bradley and mention the block reservation in the name of "Fiona Shedden". Rooms will be held until one month before the event. The motel is otherwise fully booked.
Dinner will be at the motel. It will be two courses for $35 per person. The menu will be settled after discussion at Illawarra Dinner Meetings.
Day 2 - Sunday 21 October 2018
Breakfast will be by own arrangements.
We will leave the motel at 9:30am for the short trip to Mayfield Garden arriving by 10:00am.
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival
During the 16 day Spring Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80 metre Cascade with Temple and much more. In Spring, row boats are available on Mayfield Lake (at no additional cost) and interactive games are scattered throughout the garden for you to enjoy.
A complimentary shuttle service will be in operation as a way to gain a better perspective of the scale of the garden. The shuttle runs the perimeter of the garden and each lap takes around 30 minutes, stopping at key sites within the garden. The bus driver will also give a talk along the way. Guests can stay on, or get on & off as they please.
Cost will be $47 for entry to the garden and a private lunch and must be paid in advance. Please hold off sending your payment until after 1st July - there's no rush yet! Direct deposit into club bank account BSB: 062401 Account: 10080286 Name: Mazda MX-5 Club of New South Wales, Reference: Mayfield member number eg. "Mayfield 2343". We will be joined on the day by members of the RPM Chapter.
Meet at 12:30pm at the designated location for a picnic lunch in a private area of the gardens. Lunch is included in the $47 cost.
- Tea & plunger coffee, Iced water
- Homemade cakes & slices
- Pesto chicken, tomato, avocado, snow pea leaves
- Honey baked ham, relish, cucumber, apple & celeriac “slaw”
- Mayfield garden salad tossed with champagne dressing
Please advise of any special dietary requirements.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore the gardens and then make your own way home at your leisure. You may choose to return via the Blue Mountains or via Taralga / Goulburn at a time that suits you.