Great Barrier Island-a bit of NZs Paradise 2021

Travel to Great Barrier Island Our next tour of Great Barrier Island is on Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March 2021. (sold out) next tour 2022, bookings now being taken. We stay in Auckland for one night and we car ferry by Sealink Ferries early the next morning. Great Barrier Island is a perfect get away place to visit, if you love nature and the sea and knowing about the history and being with like minded people then come join us. Last summer we took a wonderful group on a three night tour of Great Barrier Island. We set off early morning from Mahurangi collecting our clients from North Auckland all the way to Orewa.  We caught the Sealink Ferry from downtown Auckland which takes four and a half hours to get to Great Barrier Island.  The time soon passed by with the gorgeous sunshine and site-seeing along the way. There were twelve on us on The Great Barrier Island tour. We stayed at Sunset Waterfront Lodge in cosy Beachfront Studios and Villas, and were warmly welcomed by the Management. This time we are staying at Gt Barrier Lodge in shared accomodation. We experienced so much at Great Barrier Island While there, we took a wonderful boat trip on the launch,  ‘Hooked on Barrier’. We had a wonderful day with a fabulous guide, Lyndsay.  We stopped off at Swens, who is a local on the Island who makes beautiful products for well being and skincare from the bees. I must say the majority off the group brought something back home with them While on the Boat trip one of our lovely ladies, Jo, lost her Sketcher shoe, I actually think Pete knocked it off the boat while he was happily cleaning all the shoes that were covered in mud from visiting Swens. Galantly Peter hoped into a near by Dinghy and chased the shoe. Peter saved the day and the shoe. We do go the extra mile and there were lots of laughs and we all looked on in ore as the shoe slowly started heading out around the bay. We found the Great Barrier Island to be a relaxing, laid back fabulous place to stay.  We visited craft shops, galleries, beaches, ate out at some nice eateries. and some of the group even went for a hike. There is so much to do, from relaxing with a book, walking the beautiful bays, hiking, bush walks, camping, sitting at the local having a beer or wine, and basically just having a great time away from it all at Great Barrier Island. Next trip in March 2021.(just one seat left) In March 202 we will do this tour again. A great time was had by all with a lot of our group wishing to go back again. We all could have stayed longer. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be part of the next group to tour Great Barrier Island  March 2021 with Nor East Excursions. (sold out) next tour is in 2022).

The Chatham Islands Tours 2021

Experience The Chatham Islands This year’s Chatham Islands trip 1-8 April is already full.  However, we are already taking bookings for next year January 27 – February 3.  Chatham Islands trips are very popular.  So contact us now to secure a seat for next year.  Numbers are limited to 22 guests, which means that the tour is unique, intimate and personalised. By offering transfers from your home, flying out of Auckland and staying at top accommodation, we make this is a wonderful experience The Chatham Islands is a bucket list item for many.   As New Zealand’s easternmost outpost, with the dateline stretching around the islands,  The Chathams is first permanently inhabited place in the world to welcome the new day.  So you can be the first to see the sun. The isolation of the Chatham Islands has created a unique Island lifestyle and society with many locals descending from Moriori genealogy.  So you can discover the rich Moriori history and culture during your stay on the Chatham Islands. The remote location of the Chathams means there is endemic flora and fauna, found nowhere else in the world. Travel to The Chatham Islands In March 2018 and then April 2019 we have taken groups of 26 and then 16 to the Chatham Islands,  it has all been fabulous. In April 2021 we have another trip (which is full) and everyone is looking so forward to this trip. Your guide from NZ is Peter Foster, owner of Nor East Excursions with myself, Lynette Clothier. We are based in Mangawhai now after moving from Warkworth several months ago. During the one week stay we will visit the four corners of the Chatham Islands.  The Enigmatic East, The Nuggety North East, The Wild West, The Natural North and The Sulty South. The beautiful bits in between, Blind Jims and Nikau reserve, Admiral Gardens-stunning sheltered gardens established for the birds, bees and butterflies by Val and Lois Croon, a large attractive planting of the Chatham Island Lilies (the Forget Me Not’s). You will discover dramatic scenery, a unique culture and learn about the history of this amazing place. This is a foodies paradise, with all the Blue Cod, Crayfish and seafood and amazing food cooked by Tai and Toni. The Rib Eye Beef was superb. You are served continental breakfasts daily and packed picnic lunches, three course dinners every night. To be honest we need to go home and go on a diet. The whole adventure has been superb. The history amazing and it makes you want to investigate more and more of it. Please feel free to take a look at our Facebook page for pics of The Chathams. Dont forgt to like our FB page, that way you will be able to see all our trips and excursions we post. If you would like to receive our monthly Newsletter drop us a line or inquire thru our website. Phone Lynette on, 0276264427. Or 09 4313358. What Your Tour Includes Flights on Air Chathams Convair 580 aircraft (comfortable, safe and with plenty of leg room) Chatham Island accommodation single twin share or double (inquire about a single supplement in a twin or double room). This trip is staying in the Executive Suites at the Hotel/Forget Me Not Suites, all owned by the lovely Toni Croon. All delicious meals included Tours to the four corners and bits in between Optional extras: (All flights and fishing charters are subject to weather conditions). Pitt Island Day Tour (optional extra and a must do) Scenic Flight (Air Chathams-optional extra) Fishing Charter (optional) fishing like it used to be. Our last group caught 80 Blue Cod in the 3 hour trip from start to finish. Bookings Peter has a family connection with the Chathams and has spent several wonderful holidays here. We have already had significant interest in this wonderful trip. Numbers are limited so email now for more information. Send us an email for more info or inquire thru our website.