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FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Beach Hop 2022 Tour

What is Beach Hop?


The Beach Hop is New Zealand’s number 1 nostalgia festival that celebrates the best of the ‘50s & ‘60s. It is not a “Hip Hop” festival!




What are the dates for Beach Hop 2022?


Wednesday, March 23, to Sunday, March 27, 2022




Where is Beach Hop?


The Beach Hop is held in the beautiful seaside resort of Whangamata on the Paradise Coast, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand




What does it cost to come to Beach Hop?


Entry to the festival is FREE for the general public although they are strongly encouraged to purchase a festival program for just $5.




Can I apply to bring my car to Beach Hop?


Yes – any car made BEFORE 1972 can apply to come to Repco Beach Hop 21. Later model USA cars MAY apply to register, however entry is at at organisers’ discretion. For 2023 and beyond Ticket2Ride will be transporting cars and motorbikes from Australia to NZ to attend Beach Hop and allow visiting Aussies to make the most of their NZ adventure!




What expertise does T2R have in the group tour business?


We have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience in planning, coordinating and hosting group tours to automotive and motorcycle events around the world and a host of satisfied clients. We have run small tours to various events, with our largest being almost 500 Harley enthusiasts – and their bikes – to Harley-Davidson’s 100th birthday party in Milwaukee!




What tours are T2R running for 2022?


We are concentrating on our introductory Beach Hop package for 2022, with more exciting tours to NZ planned to be announced in the near future.




What does the Beach Hop 2022 Tour include?


  • Airport transfers and quality campervan hire
  • Experienced tour guide available to answer questions and help with event access etc
  • Special tour welcome reception, including special ‘mystery host’ and one night’s accommodation in Auckland
  • Great touring and sightseeing opportunities in one of the world’s most scenic and spectacular destinations
  • Other features to be announced, subject to confirmed tour numbers




How flexible is the tour package?


As far as possible we try to cater for special individual requirements, but in order to keep costs to a minimum we encourage tour members to adhere to published tour itineraries and locations, which have been planned to provide the best possible experiences.




What happens in the event of a COVID-enforced cancellation of the tour?


All tour deposits and payments will be refunded, subject to Tour Terms and Conditions.




What is the policy at Beach Hop with regard public consumption of liquor?


Yes. If you drink alcohol in ANY PUBLIC PLACE from 9am Wednesday 24th March 2021 until 9am Monday 29th March 2021 you may be arrested. BE WARNED! However we will be providing restricted alcohol areas in the Main Street and some Reserves - please respect this priviledge. If you drink alcohol in ANY PUBLIC PLACE from 9am Wednesday 23 March until 9am Monday 28 March 2022 you may be arrested. BE WARNED! However, restricted there will be restricted alcohol areas in the Main Street and some Reserves.




Will there be a Police presence at Beach Hop 2022?


You bet! There will be over 100 Police on duty during the weekend. Plus security guards. Organisers work very closely with the Police to ensure it is a safe family event.




Is there any accommodation left in Whangamata?


All motels, hotels, apartments and motor camps are fully booked. This is why Ticket2Ride and Beach Hop organisers have come up with the Campervan format for the 2022 tour. A special area has been designated for Campervans specifically to offer extra accommodation for 2022.




How much does the tour cost?


Preliminary costs (based on minimum tour numbers and including 12 days campervan hire, all hotel and transfer costs, first night reception and return airfares at current rates) from: $2591. (With fully equipped motorhome, including shower and toilet) from: $4197. Please note: rates may change depending on van/motorhome availability and other variables.




When will deposits and firm bookings be required?


At this stage we will seeking firm expressions of interest by September 1 at the latest. If you complete our Registration Form you will be automatically contacted well in advance to give you notice of all tour details and our absolute closing date for bookings.




Where is the Campervan area?


Beachhop RV/Campervan parking is at the local Whangamata School and is a very short 300m walk to all the clubs, bars, restaurants and the main street where all the Beach Hop action occurs.




Is there a risk of having too much fun on the Ticket2Ride Repco Beach Hop 2022 Tour?


Hell yeah! It wouldn’t be a Ticket2Ride tour unless we were certain that all tour members would come home with incredible memories of the fantastic time they had on the tour!