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Directions to 149 Crawford Road, RD1, Tauranga
We are easier to find than many city addresses and the drive here
is a short excursion, just outside Tauranga city limits, on the northern
outskirts of Tauranga, 5km from Bethlehem township. Allow 12 minutes
travel time from Cameron Road/ 15th Ave. intersection via the expressway,
in off peak traffic, about 20 minutes at peak times.
Turn into Wairoa Road which runs by true left bank of the Wairoa river
- by leaving SH2, on the northern side of Bethlehem. If traveling north
from Bethlehem in the direction of Katikati/Waihi/Auckland, turn left
immediately after crossing the Wairoa River bridge. Turn right if traveling
towards Tauranga from Katikati (it is safer to turn left about 50m
before the bridge, to swing under the bridge and thereby avoid the
right turn into on-coming traffic.
149 Crawford Road is 3.8km from the Wairoa river bridge. After
2.3km on Wairoa road, Crawford road is sign posted as a natural extension
of Wairoa road and winds up the hill (do not descend Wairoa road toward
the river). The house is a distinctive, century old, modified, white
NZ villa - visible from about 0.5km away, to the left of your approach,
atop a hillock.
is clearly marked by the name “Wynona”,
the number 149 and my name, at the bottom of a steep concrete drive.
Do not be put off by the drive – engage low gear and come on
up, steadily. Proceed to the top of the drive where the car parking
and turning are ample.
the brick path to enter the house by the front door - facing the
drive, up three small steps. If you need
aids to walk please phone to discuss access - there is no wheel
chair access (in these circumstances, a home visit or the neurology
at Tauranga hospital may be more suitable).
If travelling from Hamilton over the Kaimai ranges, turn left off
St Hwy 29 at PoriPori road at the bottom of a hill, before the river/hydro
station (with river on your right as you turn left into PoriPori road.
Your destination is 10km from St Hwy 29. Poripori road leads into Crawford
road (no junctions). When you see the sea, at the top of a rise you
are about 1km away, the drive entrance is on the right, whilst descending
Google map or Google Earth for a photo of the property
entrance (use the arrows to drive,
virtually, down Crawford Road).