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Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours

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Address: Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2247
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Chase "n" Thyme Island Journeys - More than a tour, a journey...

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! Postcard, cappuccino/tea and muffin at our secluded Ned's Beach home included with this tour.

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Never a dull moment

From start to finish, Peter brings the Island to life, and those yummy home cooked muffins. This is a must do on Lord Howe.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ian M
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From start to finish, Peter brings the Island to life, and those yummy home cooked muffins. This is a must do on Lord Howe.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Peter was great, he covered all the necessary stuff (history, education, recreation, administration, wildlife) plus the weird and wonderful things about living on a remote island only a local would know. Yes, that rubbish tip/recycling station visit is totally worth it ! The tour was around 3 hours and we, along with the other 7 people in the minibus, were... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bus tour was a good way to explore the length of the island and also learn about the history. The tour includes a stop for a lovely home cooked morning.tea. Peter provides an amusing commentary while driving.

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny for your comments, glad you enjoyed the journey! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter picked us up from our accommodation and took us all around this magnificent Island, all 9klms of sealed road. Peter knows the island and (all the locals) could fill us in on any aspect of this place, it was Fantastic. The facts that he knew was very good for our week on the island, make sure you book this... More 

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much cassamelle, your summery has always been out aim, we want your stay benefit, instead of you wondering, searching & questioning? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Peter knows how to talk and he knows LHI. This mini-bus tour of the entire paved section of the island provides a great background to the history, nature, and day-to-day running of this fantastic location. Peter shows you everything from LHI woodhens to rubbish tips, and weather balloons to eating places -it seems no aspect of the island is left... More 

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tony E, would be letting fatherhood down if I didn’t maintain the a high level of dad humour. We are grateful for your comments, more importantly pleased you enjoyed the journey, thanks for joining us. More 

Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

With Lord Howe Island being one of the best kept secrets of Australia, it is imperative to take the Chase 'n' Thyme Tour to learn everything there is about the island.

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Hi wOOdy30, we are grateful for your comments, glad you enjoyed our giving away of some of those best kept secrets! Hope your keeping warm at this time of the year back home. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thankyou Peter and Janine for an informative and enjoyable trip around LHI. Not only was the trip informative and very interesting it was fun for adults and children alike. Peter makes it so. Peter went out of his way to include our child in the tour. Keep talking about the efforts of the LHI community to manage waste sustainably. It... More 

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much Wendy, so pleased you all enjoyed our tour, we believe the many “behind the scenes” aspects of the island are so important. We enjoy what we do, sharing this wonderful island with our guests is both a privilege and a pleasure. More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Peter introduced us to the Island in a fun filled welcoming tour. His humour entertained us and his knowledge of the island gave us a great grounding on the first day. Stunning scenery and seeing the endangered Woodhen and many of the island birds enhanced the trip and the trip to the local waste transfer facility, whilst unusual in a... More 

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Merry Christmas Mumjudy, we are grateful for your kind comments and pleased you enjoyed the journey. Saving the Woodhen from extinction, one of the great triumphs of this island. Rubbish, a problem everywhere on our planet, what we do with rubbish also a true island triumph! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Pete & Janine run a wonderful and informative tour of the island. A must do for every visitor to Lord Howe. They also provide a vital transport service to/from restaurants. They went out of their way time after time to look after us. We can't thank them enough. Oh and the muffins in Janine's new oven were great! Thanks once... More 

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

Rob and Paula, thanks for your kind words, we’re pleased the part we played made your stay enjoyable. Morning tea at home is always nice! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our tour around the island was very informative. It explained the history, culture and wildlife on the island. Really enjoyed the stop over for coffee and muffins.

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this review

We enjoy welcoming people to our home, the veranda in the trees is a nice place for a cuppa and a chat. More 

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