Explore Great Barrier Island with visits to the famous ‘Milk, Honey & Grain Museum’ and the Community Arts Village. Enjoy a coastal cruise aboard
‘Sundancer’ the Kauri Sawmill and the Whaling station sites, Broken Isles and the Man O War Passage. Discover Tryphena and Okupu Harbour along
with Pigeon Post.
3 DAY ITINERARY
Tour commences and concludes at Claris Airfield, Gt Barrier Island.
Day 1 Friday 16 October 2020 Make your way to to Auckland Airport to fly to Great Barrier Island. On arrival at Claris where we are met by Steve our driver-guide and head off
to explore the southern end of the island. We visit the famous ‘Milk, Honey & Grain Museum & the Community Arts Village’ and have lunch at
my Fat Puku, the new café at Claris. We take a stroll along Medlands Beach and explore the Tryphena area before checking in to our accommodation in
park like grounds beside beautiful Whangaparapara Harbour. Take time to settle in and explore the lodge before joining your fellow travellers for our
included dinner at the restaurant and bar. Accom 2n: Great Barrier Lodge, Great Barrier Island. L,D
Day 2 Saturday 17 October 2020 After breakfast we board ‘Sundancer’ for our spectacular coastal cruise. We look at the old Kauri Sawmill and Whaling Station sites before heading
up the west coast & through the spectacular Broken Isles. Once through the Man O’War Passage enjoy an on-board lunch in the sheltered waters of
the beautiful Port FitzRoy Harbour. After lunch, we disembark at the Glenfern Sanctuary - FitzRoy House for an informative presentation including what
is being done at the sanctuary regarding pest control, native plant and bird reintroduction. Fitzroy House is on the waters edge and home for kaka
parrots, wood pigeons and banded rail etc. After the presentation talk we transfer to Sunset Rock for an amazing panoramic view of Port Fitzroy Harbour
and beyond. Steve meets us here and we travel back down the east coast by bus enjoying great views of Rakitu Island, The Windy Canyon and Pacific Ocean
Panoramas. We stop for afternoon tea at Awana where we enjoy an optional walk along this spectacular east coast surf beach. B,L,D
Day 3 Sunday 18 October 2020 This morning and we head to the Hot Springs Track for a short bush-walk to a stunning ‘Gt Barrier Island Nikau Palm’ grove. We call into Okupu Beach
to check out the ancient Pohutukawa trees and then to the ‘forgotten wharf’ at Blind Bay... a very scenic route with lovely old stone bridges and deep
gullied streams. We enjoy our lodge supplied picnic lunch on the shores of a privately-owned beach before making our way back to ‘civilization’. For
the adventurous, we enjoy an optional ‘wind in the hair’ joy ride on ‘Crazyhorse’ Steve’s Harley style 3 wheeled motorbike. We visit the Pigeon Post
for gifts/souvenirs and optional tea/coffee etc at My Fat Puku Café before checking in for our flights home. B,L
Includes: Included meals as per final itinerary: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinners
Transfers on the island.
Twin share accommodation.
Cruise and Mini coach transportation with driver guide.
Items not specifically shown as included in the final itinerary.