Great Barrier Island
From $1320.00 per person
Day 2 – Friday 13 April 2018 GREAT BARRIER ISLAND TOURING (BLD) After breakfast this morning we tour up the island to Whangaparapara where we board ‘Sundancer’ for our spectacular coastal cruise. We take a look at the old Kauri Sawmill and Whaling Station sites before heading up the west coast and through the spectacular Broken Isles. Once through the Man O’War Passage we enjoy a scrumptious onboard lunch in the sheltered waters of the beautiful Port FitzRoy Harbour. After lunch we disembark Sundancer at the Glenfern Sanctuary – FitzRoy House, where tour guides Emma & Scott give us an informative presentation explaining what they’re doing at the sanctuary regarding pest control and native plant and bird reintroduction. Fitzroy House sits on the waters edge and is home for Kaka Parrots, Wood Pigeons and Banded Rail etc. After the presentation talk the group will be transferred 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 a cuppa-and-cake at Awana where we enjoy an optional walk along this spectacular east coast surf beach.
Day 3 – Saturday 14 April 2018 GREAT BARRIER ISLAND — HOME CITIES (BL) Steve collects us this morning and we head off to the Hot Springs Track for a 10 minute bush-walk to explore a stunning ‘Gt Barrier Island Nikau Palm’ grove. We call into Okupu Beach to check out the ancient Pohutukawa trees and then tour around to the ‘Forgotten Wharf’ at Blind Bay – a very scenic route with lovely old stone bridges and deep gullied streams. We enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of a privately owned beach before making our way back to ‘civilization’. For the adventurous, we enjoy a ‘wind in the hair’ joy ride on ‘Crazyhorse’ Steve’s Harley style 3 wheeled motorbike. We visit the Pigeon Post for gifts/souvenirs and tea/coffee etc at Claris Texas Café before checking in at Claris Airport for our flight back to Auckland .
OUR ACCOMMODATION Sunset Waterfront Lodge is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Enjoy the benefits of being right on the water’ edge, as well as being surrounded by native bush and the bird life that comes with it. Accommodation options include Beach Villas or Beachfront studios, both with kitchenettes, private decks and the beach just across the lawn.
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