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Train Journey
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When: Thursday 20th June: - Departing Cambridge i-site at 8.30am or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 8.30am.

About: Traveling to Frankton railway station to catch the train to Auckland. The Te Huia Departs Frankton station at 9.30am and takes us through to the strand. You will need to have a Bee card linked to your Gold Card to have a free train ride through to the strand.

I have decided to get off the train at Puhinui so that all of those that have a Hop Card but it isn't linked to their Bee card then we can get those all linked then we will get a train from Puhinui to Britomart. The train runs every 15 minutes from Puhinui to Britomart.

 

We will return to the Strand for our return journey home which departs the Strand at 3.20pm and arrives back in to Frankton at 5.47pm. There are no seats at the station until they open the gates so we will get back just after 3pm so that we don't have to stand around to long. We will get the green line bus back to the strand and you will use your HOP CARD

 

Don't forget your Bee Card to get the best fares! These can be purchased from the Hamilton Transport centre before our departure or from the i-site.

 

Investment: $40 includes driver, transport to and from Frankton Railway station. Te Huia will be free if you bring your Bee Card and lunch at your own cost. They do have a cafe on the train.

 

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Bread Making with Alisha
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When: Friday 21st June: - Departing Cambridge i-site at 10am or pick up from a pre-arranged location.

About: Today we will be heading to Tirau to join Alisha and her team to learn how to make bread.

-Learn the process of making Sourdough

-Feeding starter / forming a dough throughout the lesson that you will then be able to take home in your proofing bread basket with cover ( included )

- Let it set over night and then cook at home

- Both breads we are making are vegan

 

-You will also learn and make your own facaccia bread, which you will enjoy with lunch and some accompaniments

- The soup will be GF DF vegan as we are likely making a coconut pumpkin soup. 

(pre choose if you want to make a sandwich with your focaccia or have soup with your focaccia) - Please let know in advance which options you would like on the day.

-tea / coffee / bubbles available

 There is also an option for those that are Gluten Free

GF – can make labosh crackers | and a GF Loaf

Enjoyed with soup and raw treat 😊

 

 Investment: $180.00 includes all transport, driver, lunch and an amazing experience.

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Train Journey to Auckland
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When: Thursday 4th July: - Departing Cambridge i-site at 8.30am or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 8.30am.

About: Traveling to Frankton railway station to catch the train to Auckland. The Te Huia Departs Frankton station at 9.30am and takes us through to the strand. You will need to have a Bee card linked to your Gold Card to have a free train ride through to the strand.

I have decided to get off the train at Puhinui so that all of those that have a Hop Card but it isn't linked to their Bee card then we can get those all linked then we will get a train from Puhinui to Britomart. The train runs every 15 minutes from Puhinui to Britomart.

 

We will return to the Strand for our return journey home which departs the Strand at 3.20pm and arrives back in to Frankton at 5.47pm. There are no seats at the station until they open the gates so we will get back just after 3pm so that we don't have to stand around to long. We will get the green line bus back to the strand and you will use your HOP CARD

 

Don't forget your Bee Card to get the best fares! These can be purchased from the Hamilton Transport centre before our departure or from the i-site.

 

Investment: $40 includes driver, transport to and from Frankton Railway station. Te Huia will be free if you bring your Bee Card and lunch at your own cost. They do have a cafe on the train.

 

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Spa Day
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When:  Wednesday 28th August. Departing from Cambridge at 9.45am

About: Join us today for this unique farm visit.  This is a unique day trip to a Goat Farm. After our visit I've booked for us to have lunch at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

Please wear old shoes or gum boots on the day.

Investment:  $70 includes all transport and driver & farm entry. Lunch at your own cost. 

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Goat Farm Tour
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When:  Friday 30th August. Departing from Cambridge at 9.45am

About: Join us today for this unique farm visit.

This is a unique day trip to a Goat Farm. After our visit I've booked for us to have lunch at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel.  Please wear old shoes or gum boots on the day.

Investment:  $70 includes all transport and driver & farm entry. Lunch at your own cost. 

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Timberline - Siberian Huskies
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When: Wednesday 4th September: - Departing Cambridge i-site at 8.30am or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 8.30am.

 

About: Today we will travel to the Taupo region for a 2 hour tour and this is what you can expect
* Live demonstration of running 8 dog team using a quad bike on a 800m track
* Meet and cuddle dogs and photo opportunity
*The truck & how they all travel around NZ
* Equipment used for dry land & snow running
* Refreshments - complimentary drink & biscuits

After our visit we will head in to Taupo for some lunch before we head home to Cambridge. You are very welcome to bring some lunch or snacks along.

Best not to wear your best shoes on this day.

 

Investment:  $100 includes driver, transport, Refreshments & Siberian Husky experience.  Lunch not included

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Pasta Making with Alisha
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When: Friday 6th September : - Departing Cambridge i-site at 9.30am or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 9.30am.

 

 

About: With this course, Alisha will demo making pasta and everyone in groups of 2 following along making their own pasta.

Then we will cook the pasta and have a range of ingredients for the individual groups to choose from to accompany their pasta. 

Everyone will then sit around the table and enjoy with a glass of bubbles. 


Investment: $150 includes driver, transport & pasta course

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Macadamia Tour
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When: Tuesday 17th September: - Departing Cambridge i-site at 9am or pick up from a pre-arranged location before 9am.

About:

Today we will be heading north to Patetonga for a visit to a Macadamia orchard and factory.

 

You will get an informative guided walk through their orchard and factory.  

At the end of the tour you will get the opportunity to purchase delicious macadamia products and have some refreshments.  

After our visit we will enjoy lunch before we head home.


Investment: 

$80 includes driver, transport & guided walk through Macadamia orchard & factory. Not included is lunch

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Les Miserables
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When: Saturday 21st September 2024. - In Tauranga - Baycourt Addison Theatre - 1pm

About: We will be departing Cambridge i-site at 10am or pick up from a pre-arranged location.

 

Le Misérables is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of adversity, broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. 

Investment: $130 includes driver, transport & entry ticket to Les Miserables

 

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Spa Day
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When: Tuesday 24th September 2024 - departing 8.45 am from the Cambridge i-site or picking up from a pre-arranged location before 8.45 am.

About: We will be heading over to Rotorua for the day. This is a perfect day to relax and enjoy being pampered. Let's break out and rejuvenate our bodies. This is for a limited number of ladies only 6: there's a selection of treatments available and you can choose on the day from a mud wrap, massage, pedicure, manicure, or facial. There's a spa and sauna for you to relax in while you enjoy over 4 hours at the spa.

Investment: $190 per person. includes all transport and over 4 hours of pure luxury at the spa

 

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WOW - World Of Wearable Art
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When: Wednesday 25th September 2024 - departing Cambridge at 9am. I will organise to pick you all up from your homes.

About: We have shared accommodation (Please let me know if you don't wish to share) 2 nights at the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay.  Upstairs they have a restaurant which offers Breakfast, Bar meals which are substantial for an evening meal or A La Cart.

Thursday 26th September :We have a full day to explore Wellington at our leisure before the main event in the evening. There are heaps of options of what to do, Weta Workshop, Te Papa, Cable car ride or Botanic Gardens to name just a few.

In the evening we have our main event - WOW - I have booked Platinum seats for you all. The show starts at 7.30 pm at the TSB Arena, Wellington. We will be arriving at 6.30pm as it gives you time to get your program and there is entertainment while you get seated and before the show starts.

The following day we will be traveling home

Investment: $1,050.00 includes  - 2 nights shared accommodation, entry ticket to WOW (platinum seats) Driver, and transport. Meals are not included.

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WOW - World Of Wearable Art
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When: Tuesday 1st October 2024 - departing Cambridge at 9am. I will organise to pick you all up from your homes.

About: We have shared accommodation (Please let me know if you don't wish to share) 2 nights at the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay.  Upstairs they have a restaurant which offers Breakfast, Bar meals which are substantial for an evening meal or A La Cart.

Wednesday 2nd October : We have a full day to explore Wellington at our leisure before the main event in the evening. There are heaps of options of what to do, Weta Workshop, Te Papa, Cable car ride or Botanic Gardens to name just a few.

In the evening we have our main event - WOW - I have booked Platinum seats for you all. The show starts at 7.30 pm at the TSB Arena, Wellington. We will be arriving at 6.30pm as it gives you time to get your program and there is entertainment while you get seated and before the show starts.

The following day we will be traveling home

Investment: $1,050.00 includes  - 2 nights shared accommodation, entry ticket to WOW (platinum seats) Driver, and transport. Meals are not included.

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Spa Day
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When: Friday 4th October 2024 - departing 8.45 am from the Cambridge i-site or picking up from a pre-arranged location before 8.45 am.

About: We will be heading over to Rotorua for the day. This is a perfect day to relax and enjoy being pampered. Let's break out and rejuvenate our bodies. This is for a limited number of ladies only 6: there's a selection of treatments available and you can choose on the day from a mud wrap, massage, pedicure, manicure, or facial. There's a spa and sauna for you to relax in while you enjoy over 4 hours at the spa.

Investment: $190 per person. includes all transport and over 4 hours of pure luxury at the spa

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Raglan Sunset Cruise
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When: Thursday 24th October - Departing Cambridge i-site at 4pm or pick up from a pre-arranged location.​

 

About: Traveling to Raglan this afternoon for a wonderful evening cruise to see the sunset. We will enjoy an evening meal of fish and chips while cruising the Whaingaroa Harbour from 6.30pm. You can choice between Fish & chips, grilled fish & chips ( for those that are Gluten Free) and vegetarian spring rolls & chips).

Our 90 minute Sunset Cruise starts from Raglan Wharf heading off to explore the beauty of Whaingaroa Harbour conservation area. Cruise among the marine wildlife, ancient limestone formations and beautiful coastline where more than 2 million trees have been planted.  You will be guided with fascinating tales about the history and culture of this very special area.​

Investment: $140 includes driver, transport, 90 minute cruise, and fish & chips.

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Taranaki Garden Festival
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When: Friday 1st November to Wednesday 6th November   - I will pick you all up from your homes.

About: I've secured 5 shared rooms at the Devon from the 1st November and departing on the 6th November 2024. With the accommodation price increase and with us staying 5 nights the final cost has increased this year. If you require a room of your own then please let me know now so your not disappointed and there will be an extra cost.

 

Leaving Cambridge on Friday by 9am. I'll be in touch early October re pick up details

We will travel down to New Plymouth.  Along the way we will stop for refreshments and bathroom stops. Depending on the tide we will stop at the three sisters too.

Our accommodation is at the Devon Hotel for 5 nights. Arriving on the 1st November and departing on the 6th November.

With our meals we will either take our breakfast and have it in our room or there is a Restaurant at the Hotel so you are welcome to have breakfast there. We will have lunch out and in the evening we can either have a meal at the Devon or at another location.

I will get together with Jan and anyone else that is interested in putting a plan together of the gardens we visit once the new booklets come out.

At present I just require your commitment for this tour.
 

Investment: Transport, Driver and Shared Accommodation for 5 nights $1,050.00 each - for your own Room it will be an extra $250-00 a total of $1,300.00 each  - Meals and entry tickets to the Gardens Addition Cost

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Tiritiri Matangi Island & Kawau Island Cruise Tour
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When: Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th November 2024 - Departing Cambridge i-site at 9am or pick up from a pre-arranged location. More information will come out re pick up closer to the date.

About: We travel north to Orewa for two nights. We will be staying in the Waves Motel for both nights. As we travel to our final distination we will be stopping along the way for refreshments.

 

Thursday 14th November: Today we are booked to visit Tiritiri Matangi Island. It is one of New Zealand's oldest island sanctuaries, and is brimming with wildlife rarely seen on the mainland. We will catch the ferry from Gulf Harbour at 9.55am and arrive on the island at 10.20am. I have booked a guided walk so you don't miss the opportunity or knowledge about the birds and plants on the island. It is advisable to wear good walking shoes and bring a stick. The Wattle track is 1.5 hours one way but you don't need to rush. There are water troughs and sugar water feeding station along the way to spot the birdlife up close. The return ferry leaves the Island at 2.40pm and arrives at Gulf Harbour at 3.05pm.

We will head back to our accommodation to relax and then enjoy an evening meal together.

 

Friday 15th November: Today we will pack before heading north to catch the boat to Kawau Island for the Mail Run departing Sandspit at 10.30am. Enjoy the cruise of the beautiful bays and watch out for dolphins, gannets, penguins and other water activity. For lunch I have booked a traditional kiwi BBQ lunch. We will depart Mansion House at 2pm. Once we are back on the mainland we will all board the van for our journey home. 

Investment: $1,090.00 includes all transport, driver, 2 nights shared accommodation, ticket to Tiritiri Matangi Island with guided walk, ticket to Kawau Island on the mail run cruise with BBQ lunch. Not included All other meals

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Explore the Wairarapa -  Martinborough 5 nights
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When: Sunday 24th November 2024 to Friday 29th November 2024.

About: ​Flying Hamilton to Wellington return. I'll be at the Wellington airport to pick you all up. We will then head over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough.

We will be staying at  95 Dublin Street, Corner Dublin & Regent Streets, Martinborough. 

There is a number of activities in this area and it will depend on the group as to what we will be doing.

Activities

1. Walk the Putangirua Pinnacles ( A lord of the rings filming location )

2. Rapaki Walk - You can start from Martinborough Village otherwise I can drop you at Te Muna Valley and will take you about 90 minutes to walk back.

3. Visit Cape Palliser, Ngawi (seal colony) & Lake Ferry

4. Visit some Wineries - you can hire bikes to do this

5. Visit Castlepoint

6. Take the train in to Wellington for the day.​

There are many attractions in this area. Stroll through the small towns Featherston, Greytown, Carterton or visit Masterton and enjoy Queen Elizabeth Park, McJorrow Park or Henley Lake Park which are all beside one another.​

Then on Friday 29th November you will pack and I will take you all through to Wellington for your flight home. 

Investment: Transport, Driver and Shared Accommodation for 7 nights $950.00 Each - Flights out of Wellington and Meals at your own cost.

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South Island Tour - Christchurch - Mount Cook - Otematata - Timaru - Dunedin
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When:  Thursday 5th December 2024 to Friday 13th December - 8 nights - 9 days

Thursday 5th December - You will fly to Christchurch where I will be there to meet you.

We will be staying 2 nights in Christchurch at Ramada Suites by Wyndham. 264 Tuam Street, Christchurch.

Friday 6th December - We will have half a day exploring Christchurch by tram.  After lunch we will visit the  Antarctic Centre. If there is something you wish to do or visit in Christchurch please let me know so I can add it to our itinerary.

Saturday 7th December - We will pack and head to Mount Cook. We will be staying 1 night in Mount Cook Village.  It is a 4 hour drive but many interesting places to see along the way.  Places we will stop is Geraldine, Lake Tekapo, The Church of the Good Shepherd and get some photos of the lupins that grow on the side of the lake. Once we are checked in you have a free afternoon to visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Museum & Theatre. They also have a 3D theatre at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

Sunday 8th December - Today I will make a morning booking to experience New Zealand's Ultimate Ice Adventure with Glacier Explorer. Glacier Explorer tour which includes a 1.5km walk and a boat journey across the Tasman Lake where you'll get the opportunity to view the gorgeous ice face and even touch an iceberg. It is truly a one of a kind experience.  In the late afternoon we will travel to Otematata Lakeside Apartments for one night. It is a short drive of 1 & a half hours.

Monday 9th December - Today we will pack then head to the Clay cliffs, Benmore Dam, and follow the trail of Alps to Ocean. In the afternoon we will head towards Timaru as we will be staying two nights at Harbour View Motel.

Tuesday 10th December - Today we will be exploring Timaru. I have been told that there are many points of interest to see. These are just a few: Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden at Caroline Bay, Blue Penguin, Bashing Rocks walk, The Raptor Experience, Aigantighe Art Gallery - i-site do tours through rock drawings and Pleasant point with train ride and train museum which is 18km out of Timaru. 

Wednesday 11th December -  Today we pack and head to Dunedin for 2 nights. On our way you will be booked for a tour of Dots Castle Riverstone. I will be looking at a morning tour. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to visit steampunk, Oamaru's Victorian precinct and the Public Gardens. Later in the afternoon we will head to Dunedin where we  have two houses at Westgate, Dunedin. They are just across the road from one another.

Thursday 12th December - This can be a free day to do something on your wish list which you have not done before. This is a list of things that may interest you. Larnach Castle, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Baldwin Street - the steepest street, Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin Railway, Chinese Garden, Tunnel Beach to name a few.

Friday 13th December - We will pack up and head to Dunedin for your flight home. The flight leaves from Dunedin to Hamilton at 10.45 am which transfers through Wellington and arriving in Hamilton at 1.45pm. I will have someone at the airport to pick you up and transfer you back home.

Investment - $2,300.00 includes -  8 nights shared accommodation,  driver, transport, shuttle transfer to and from airport, tram ride ticket in Christchurch, Admission to Antarctic Centre,  Admission to Dots Castle, Boat cruise on Lake Tasman with Glacier Explorer -  not included Meals, Flights from Hamilton to Christchurch and returning via Dunedin.

 

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Lights Sights and Sounds Tour - Paeroa
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When:  Thursday 19th December 2024

 

Departing Cambridge i-site at 4pm or pick up from a pre-arranged location

Traveling to Paeroa on this evening to see lights sights and sounds.

   

  • I will book a table at a local restaurant and enjoy our evening meal together before the main event.

  • At 8-30pm we will travel to the Maritime Park to enjoy the main event.

  • Meander through the Enchanted Forest of trees lit up with fairy lights, explore your way through to Santa’s grotto, children playing in snow and bubbles.

Investment - $80.00 includes driver, transport and entry ticket in to the park to see the Christmas lights Not included evening meal.

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2025 Tours
Bay Of Islands Country Rock Festival - 3 Days
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When: Thursday 8th May to Tuesday 13th May 2025

About: ​We will be traveling to Whangarei and then Friday we will travel to Paihia for the start of the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival. I have booked the accommodation so all you need to do is book your ticket for the festival.

Enjoy 3 full days at the festival then Monday take in some sights around the Bay of Island or take the bus to Cape Reinga. On Tuesday we will travel home to Cambridge.

Investment: 5 nights shared Accommodation, transport, Driver  $850.00 Each - Ticket to Rock Festival & Meals not included

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