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Historical bike tour of Martinborough

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To help celebrate 140-year anniversary of the founding of Martinborough, Green Jersey Explorer Tours is hosting another historical bike tour around the town, on the morning of Sunday 21st March. This time based on the history of the Martinborough township. 

Town Historian Mate Higginson, will take us on a historical excursion, starting from the Green Jersey Shed at 16 Kitchener Street at 10.30 am, visiting and discussing sites of significance over the next two hours, culminating with lunch at the Village Café about 1pm.

Green Jersey will provide bikes, and their multi seat equipment, so that anyone who can’t ride a bike can still come on the tour. The discounted price per person is $20 for the bike hire. People over the age of 70 are free of charge. You can bring your own bike or travel by car if you wish.

Register your interest at tours@greenjersey.co.nz to be kept informed, or just turn up on 10.30 am on Sunday 21st March.

Did you know:

Sections in Martinborough were first auctioned in November 1879.

Early settlements in the Martinborough area were also called “Bairdstown” and “Wharekaka”. The name “Waihinga”, a Maori village on the banks of the Ruamahanga to the south of Martinborough, was also used.

An advertisement for Martinborough sections was widely circulated in Australasia papers in November 1879 by the self-made businessman, John Martin.

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