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Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours

Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2247
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Great informative tour

I went on this tour on Monday 12 June, the last tour before the break for winter. This is a "must... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ausvie
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
A must do

Book this tour for the day you arrive on Lord Howe - what Peter doesn't know isn't worth knowing! I... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
PipMid
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
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Chase "n" Thyme Island Journeys - More than a tour, a journey through the island from early settlement to the present day and all the wonderful things in between. Come with your hosts Janine and Peter Phillipps on an entertaining and informal tour of Lord Howe Island's more interesting nooks and crannies! Janine can trace her origins through five generations to Nathan Chase Thompson who settled on the island in the 1850's. Peter was the island's postmaster for nearly ten years, he has had a number of the photos published in various articles as well as writing a book and producing two DVDs on Lord Howe Island's history. Think you know the island? After our tour you will know Lord Howe Island! You will learn more in a morning with us than you would if you spent a week searching things out for yourself. We get you "under the skin" of the Island, the "nuts and Bolts". There is more to this small island out in the South Pacific than first meets the eye, and you will have a way better holiday for the knowledge you gain! All Corners of the Island Tour! every day by demand pick up 9.10am (3.15 hours). A great introduction on what, where and how to do Lord Howe! What are the best walks? Where do you get the best photos? Includes visits to the local school, Government House the hospital and the Catalina monument! We point out many of the island's ever changing sea and land birds. The island's rare bird the endemic Woodhen and Kentia Palm.Learn all about the island's social history, early settlement, predators and pests, flora and fauna, ships, flying boats and the airstrip, island tales and even buried treasure! Cappuccino/tea and muffin at our secluded Ned's Beach home included with this tour.
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“morning tea” (28 reviews)
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Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2247
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on this tour on Monday 12 June, the last tour before the break for winter. This is a "must do" tour if it's your first time on the island. Peter's knowledge of the island is like a living encyclopaedia. Morning tea at Janine...More

Thank ausvie
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Book this tour for the day you arrive on Lord Howe - what Peter doesn't know isn't worth knowing! I thought it would be too long but it was so interesting as Peter gives a complete overview of the island with very interesting commentary and...More

Thank PipMid
Reviewed 5 May 2017

What a great way to start the week on Lord Howe. Peter was both informative and amusing during our 2 hour tour of the island. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Sion989
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Yes I had read the reviews and was prepared for the rubbish and daggy dad jokes. Peter did not disappoint. Peter is very passionate about the environmental issues that the Island is challenged with and is managing quite well. He gives a good overview on...More

Thank HJD52
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you HJD52, we love what we do and having our guests home, we have a lovely location which is nice to share. Daggy dad jokes and rubbish won’t be going away, sorry they are part of the show!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Lord Howe Island is a unique island and Chase 'n' Thyme is a unique tour. Not many holiday destinations are located on a small island which is also a world heritage area. The balance between catering for human population and protecting the environment is a...More

Thank Robyn S
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Robyn S, thank you, what you have said is exactly what we want Chase n Thyme to achieve. After a visit it is obvious why Lord Howe was one of the first islands to be put on Unescos World Heritage list. Our role is to...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Peter has an amazing knowledge of Lord Howe and its history. The tour covered the length and breadth of the island and embraced all aspects, including wildlife, vegetation, walking trails , beaches, transportation, schooling, environmental innovations, accommodation and service facilities etc.. We also visited Peter's...More

Thank John G
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your comments John G, the many roles we have performed over the number of years we have lived here have helped us learn and understand the island and it’s broad and varied facts, quirks, secrets and treasures, we are happy we played...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We did this tour around the island on our 3rd day. Book early, as it is usually heavily booked. We were interested to learn how the Island functioned. It gave us all the information needed. We even visited the tip. Interestingly a very important part....More

Thank Lynne M
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Lynne M, the behind the scenes aspects of the island are some of the most important issues we have. The isolation can create difficulties, generally we are doing a pretty good job looking after the island.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Wow, I learnt so much from this tour it was great. I would recommend going on this tour especially early on so you know what you should be seeing and why. My only criticism is the tour was supposed to include morning tea and a...More

Thank Hellj2014
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you Hellj2014, sorry for the miss understanding, our aim is to answer all those questions and have your stay benefit as a result. Many of our guests agree with you, your holiday will be much more if you do our tour early in your...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This tour with Peter is a must for all visitors. He knows everything there is to know about the history and every day life of the island and drives to every accessible part of the island and you are sure to see a great number...More

Thank Elizabeth G
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Many thanks ElizabethG, the woodhen story is one of our favorites, bringing this bird back from the brink of extinction is truly one of the island’s great triumphs a very special story within the island’s many stories.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were left in the lurch on the first day after a mix up with our booking, but when we went on the tour it was great, Very informative and friendly hosts.

Thank David B
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Hi David, we appreciate your comments and pleased you enjoyed the tour, anyone can make a mistake this one was beyond our control as the guesthouse owners gave us the wrong room number.

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SydneyFamily0fFIve
8 November 2016|
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Response from ChasenThymeTour... C | Property representative |
Hi Kate, Thank you for your enquiry, we have seats on Tuesday 27/12/16 pick up 9am from Somerset apartments, will confirm with you on the evening of the 26/12/16 at your accommodation. All the best, Peter & Janine Chase n... More
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Anabella S
1 October 2016|
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Response from ChasenThymeTour... C | Property representative |
Hi Anabella, school age is $44.00, we only offer private tours for families with children under 5 years $250.00 for up to 6 people. We get the in and out of the bus more often which works well for young children. Thank... More
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ElisaSyd
20 May 2016|
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Response from ChasenThymeTour... C | Property representative |
Hi ElisaSyd, Thank you for your enquiry, our tours are $49.00pp and we have eftpos cash or card is fine. All the best, P & J Phillipps Chase n Thyme Tours
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