Great Barrier Island-a bit of NZs Paradise 2021

Travel to Great Barrier Island (SOLD OUT) 15 clients will be joining us on this trip. Our next tour of Great Barrier Island is on Monday 27th March to Friday 31st March 2023. We stay in Auckland for one night and we car ferry by Sealink Ferries early the next morning. Staying the night prior to when we sail makes it so much easier for everyone as the Ferry travels at roughly 7:30am. 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. Three summers ago we had a great group of clients all ready to head off and then Covid struck us a day before we were to head off.  So this time we are already to head off again.  We set off early morning from Mangawhai and head to Mahurangi collecting our clients from North Auckland all the way to Orewa.  We catch the Sealink Ferry from downtown Auckland which takes four and a half hours to get to Great Barrier Island.  The time soon passes by with the gorgeous sunshine and site-seeing along the way. Our accommodation is at Sunset Lodge, right across from the beach. Contact us, Lynette 0276264427 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. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be part of the next group to tour Great Barrier Island which will be in 2024.

The Chatham Islands Tour 2024

Experience The Chatham Islands Join Peter for a tour to the Chatham Islands. Peter is taking a wonderful group of clients to The Chatham Islands in January 2023, this trip is now full. We are taking bookings for the tour leaving on Saturday January 27th 2024.  Contact us now to secure a seat. Numbers are limited to 20 guests, which means that the tour is unique, intimate and personalised, twin share or single supplement, inquire on the single supplement price. ex Auckland and return. $4995.00 p.p.  We offer transfers from your home (depending on spaces), at a very reasonable price, flying out of Auckland and staying at top accommodation-The Forget me Not Suites, we make this is a wonderful experience. Check out our Facebook page Nor East Excursions for lots of wonderful Chathams photos.  The Chatham Islands is a bucket list item for many. As New Zealand’s Eastern most 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 the last five years we have taken full groups of wonderful clients to the Chatham Islands,  it has all been fabulous. This time we are fully booked for another group of 20 for January 2023. 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 two years ago.  Please feel to phone us on 0276264427 or 0276264427 with any questions you may have.  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 Sultry South. You even get to go on a Fishing trip for those keen, all included. You also get to see 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, email at 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  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.