Mazda MX-5 NATMEET 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia

On Arrival

Update - 20 Feb 18
When you arrive:

Please check in first at the reception desk then proceed to the NatMeet registration desk in the lobby opposite reception. One of our members will be there to welcome you. You will receive your registration kit and a welcome pack for each vehicle. The registration desk will be manned from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

There will be ample time to relax and socialise with new and old friends before the welcome BBQ commences that evening at 6.00pm

Important Information:

In your registration kit you will find a coloured sticker with your car number on it. Please place this sticker on the top left hand side of your windscreen on the day of arrival. This will ensure a smooth start early the next morning for your first run. This sticker should remain on your vehicle for the entire event. There are six groups each with their own colour. Two groups will depart on each of the run days to one of three destinations i.e. the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Hills and the Clare Valley. There will be a group leader and a tail-end-charlie for each group.

Full directions and instructions are published in the NatMeet Run book also to be found in your registration pack. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with your group’s program and run destinations and also your group leader.

Photo Competition

Don’t forget that there will be photo competition titled “Me and My Car” and all attendees are encouraged to bring along their favourite snap to be posted on a board. Everyone will have the chance to vote for the winning entrant and points and prizes are up for grabs.

Car Radios

f you have a two way radio, please bring it along as each group will be allocated a separate radio channel. Please refer to your run book for your channel number. Don’t forget to pack the charger too.


Free Wi-Fi is available at the Novotel to loyalty members of Accor Hotels. Membership with Accor Hotels is free and you can become a member upon arrival at the resort. However, it would be more convenient to register on-line for this service before arriving.  

Theme Night

As you know the Barossa Valley is all about German heritage and accordingly we are hosting an evening of German entertainment on the Wednesday at the Vine Inn at Nuriootpa. Competition points will be awarded for best dressed male and female based on the German costume theme.

The Program

Dates and Outline
Sunday 8th April 2018
Day 1
(Amended) Hill Climb at Collingrove
Sunday 8th April 2018
Day 1
Registration at the Novotel followed by Welcome gourmet PM BBQ and drinks
Monday 9th April
Day 2
Day: Travel through the Barossa Valley to the Clare Valley through Auburn and on to a light lunch at O’Leary Walker Winery with spectacular views over the valley.

Note: Runs today, Wednesday and Thursday will be a third of the total participants to each destination each day

Evening: Freshen up and board the bus for Seppeltsfield where you will be given a tour of the winery and their port barrel rooms, followed by welcoming drinks and nibbles before dinner in the renowned Seppeltsfield Winery 'Barrel Hall' .
* Sufficient time will be available to clean cars for the next day before boarding the bus.
Tuesday 10th April 2018
Day 3
Day: Today starts with a grand parade through Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa ending at the Tanunda oval for a Concours d' Elegance where participants can choose to have their cars judged. This will be a picnic atmosphere including morning tea and lunch provided by local community volunteers.

The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the wineries, craft and food establishments at your own pace.
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Day 4
Day: Today’s run will explore the Barossa Valley including visits to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, Wolf Blass winery and Barossa Valley Cheese Company and includes lunch at the SA Company Store famous for its local produce. Driving through the towns of Nuriootpa, Greenock, Angaston, Tanunda, Bethany and Seppeltsfield you will experience the many vineyards in their autumn colours.

After lunch options are choices to return to Wolf Blass Winery to blend your own wine (not included in the registration cost), a visit to the Jaguar collection in Tanunda, a visit to Steiny’s traditional mettwurst producers or simply roam the Barossa Valley.

Evening: After returning to the Novotel there will be ample time before boarding the bus to Nuriootpa for dinner and drinks at the Vine Inn. This will be a German theme night so be ready to dress for the occasion!
Thursday 12th April 2018
Day 5
Day: This morning we will enjoy some great roads through the Adelaide Hills before stopping for morning coffee at Oakbank famous for the annual steeplechase races. Some more challenging roads through the hills will see us arrive at Hahndorf to explore the famous village established by the early German settlers. Time to explore the shops and choose your own lunch option from the many food outlets in the main street.

Evening: Back to the Novotel Resort before the presentation night dinner and drinks.
Friday 13th April 2018
Day 6
Morning: 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
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