A place to park? Yeah really!
Those exploring SH2 by motorhome or campervan now have a new site to refill water and access a dump station.
Tui Brewery, located in the Tararua township of Mangatainoka, has recently opened a new dump station to motorhomes and campervans either visiting the brewery or staying across the road at the Mangatainoka Reserve.
Open during brewery hours, the dump station and water refilling station will provide an alternative for those travelling north or south along SH2 — a popular touring route linking Hawke’s Bay with Wairarapa and Wellington.
The dump station is an extension of the Plants and Pints initiative Tui implemented in 2017 where staff gifted a native tree for visitors staying at the Reserve to plant.
Since then more than 1000 natives have been planted along the banks of the river and within the reserve.
Tui Brewery’s onsite nursery has been a hive of activity with staff planting more seedlings to keep up with demand.
The Tui Brewery team has also made improvements to the picnic tables, pathways and driveway in the Reserve with funds raised at their various events.
“The Mangatainoka Reserve is located on the banks of the Mangatainoka River, the main water source for the brewery to use in making its beers,” says Rosie Rogers from Tui Brewery.
“We’re encouraging all visitors staying here to leave the environment in better shape than they found it and now, they can also enjoy our new onsite facilities that will make their travel experience more enjoyable.”
Rosie also encourages those staying at the Mangatainoka Reserve to pop across the road to the brewery and enjoy lunch outside in the garden bar and do a brewery tour, which traces Tui’s 129 year history and includes a visit to the state of the art brewery.
Rosie Rogers takes time out at Tui Brewery’s nursery, where staff having been growing seedlings and then giving them to visitors to plant across at the road at the Mangatainoka Reserve as part of the Plants and Pints initiative.
Below: Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka now offers motorhomes or campervans a new place to refill water and access a dump station.