Mazda MX-5 NATMEET 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia

In Short

What's Happening
Our Club will be hosting the 2018 National Meeting (NatMeet)

NatMeet is a biennial meeting of MX-5 club members from all over Australia to share pleasurable social and sporting interests based on the common enjoyment of owning and driving an MX-5.

The venue for the 2018 event will be the Barossa Valley based at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort from 8th to 13th April. A range of activities including motor sport; a Concours d’Elegance; runs through the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, and Clare Valley; and a host of food and wine experiences are planned for this week of fun in your MX-5. We have chosen these dates to make the most of the comfortable weather while avoiding Easter and the School holidays but still capturing the splendour of the season at this time of the year – particularly in the Barossa.

The popularity of NatMeet seems to be on the increase in recent years, as it offers and ideal opportunity to expand individual social horizons by meeting other like-minded MX-5 enthusiasts from all over Australia. The NatMeet held in Tasmania in Feb 2016 attracted 184 members and was a huge success.  We have already exceeded this figure  


We planned initially for 180 attendees and were overwhelmed by a rapid spate of registrations in early November 2016 that exceeded this number by about 30%.   We revisited this limit and revised the figure upwards to 200.   This is a physical limit on our venues.    We have published a standby list but we ultimately expect to accommodate everyone on the list.  

Please read this open letter from our NatMeet Chairman fully explaining the situation.

The Program

Dates and Outline


Sunday 8th April 2018 Supersprint Track day (location to be confirmed)
Sunday 8th April 2018Registration and Welcome BBQ Dinner at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Monday 9th April 2018Day: Scenic Drive Adelaide Hills region

Evening: Dinner at the renowned Seppeltsfield Winery 'Barrel Hall'
Tuesday 10th April 2018Day: Concours d'Elegance at the Tanunda Oval
Afternoon and evening: Free time
Wednesday 11th April 2018Day: Scenic Drive Barossa Valley
Evening: Dinner at the Vine Inn, Nuriootpa
Thursday 12th April 2018Day: Scenic Drive Clare Valley region
Evening: Presentation Dinner at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Friday 13th April 2018Morning: Farewell Breakfast


What do I get?

The cost per person for the event is $500.  (Independent of accommodation, which is detailed on the Registration page.) 

We are planning to host a high quality event that covers most of your costs while you enjoy the world class venues here in the famous Barossa Valley and experience both the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills.   This cost includes:

  • Registration kits and welcome packs
  • The welcome night BBQ and complimentary drink at the 5-star Novotel Resort, Sunday evening
  • Dinner and drinks package in the renowned Seppeltsfield winery ‘Barrel Room’, on Monday evening
  • Dinner and welcome drink at the ‘Vine Inn’, Nuriootpa, Wednesday evening
  • Coach transport to and from the restaurants Monday and Wednesday nights for your comfort and safety
  • Presentation Night and the farewell at the Novotel Resort, Thursday evening
  • Morning tea on the Barossa Valley run
  • Lunch on the Clare run
  • Lunch and morning tea at the Concours d’Elegance
  • Farewell breakfast at the Novotel, Friday morning before departure
  • Entertainment and prizes throughout the event

We have put considerable effort in to balancing cost and quality while ensuring every guest will have the opportunity to experience the best the Barossa has to offer in the way of hospitality, entertainment and features.


How do I pay?

To enable timely payment of deposits, the committee determined two options for payment to secure your registration:
Option 1 (two instalments):

Payment 1 Monday 3rd July 2017 $300/attendee
Payment 2 Friday 29th December 2017 $200/attendee
Total $500/attendee

Option 2 (single payment):

One payment on Monday 3rd July 2017 $500/attendee


Payments to be made to:

Bank Wespac
Account Name: Mazda MX-5 Club of South Australia Inc
BSB Number: 035-055
Account Number: 359950

As the bank account is a dedicated to Natmeet 2018, you do not need to use Natmeet 2018 in your transaction description.  Instead please use your Surname together with the payment number.  For example, SMITH PAY1, SMITH PAY 2, or just SMITH PAY if you are making full payment.

Some financial institutions restrict the number or characters that can be inserted in the ‘reference/description’ boxes, so the key is to ensure sufficient characters of your surname to readily identify you the payee.   Some institutions have the facility to send an email of the payment to a selected addressee.  If you can address this email to our Natmeet Treasurer – Dianne Robertson – this should eliminate any potential uncertainty.   Any doubts, please contact the Treasurer on 0437 771 112.

The NATMEET Committee

The Real Workers
Hans Oldenhove Hans OldenhoveChairman, Operations Manager & Co-Run organiser
Kari-SKari SoutterSecretary & Registrations
Poppy HawkinsPoppy HawkinsHospitality & Social Manager
TreasurerDianne RobertsonEvent Treasurer
Chris-SChris SoutterCommunications Manager
AllenAllen WeberMotor Sport Manager & Co-Concours Manager
David LowDavid LowCo-Concours Manager; Co-Run Manager with Hans Oldenhove and Dianne Low
Jane Gascoigne Sponsorship Manager
Dianne Weber
Dianne Low
Welcome Pack Coordinators
Des-LDes LongWebmaster and Asst Sponsorship Manager