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Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours

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Address: Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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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 

Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very apprenhensive about mini bus tours - but not with chase n thyme. chase n thyme is a must do tour of Lord Howe Island, Peter and Janine must be congratulated, well done. This tour really gave us a great understanding of this beautiful island, its history, culture and scenery was fantastic. The tour also gave us a great insight... More 

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

Thank you Richard and Janis, we have always wanted this to be more than just another ho hum bus tour. We are grateful for your comments and pleased you enjoyed the journey, vehicle is merely the method the island secrets are the journey! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The tour is excellent and gives a wonderful overview of everything about the island , what Peter doesn't know is not worth knowing!!! He even stops at his house where Mrs Peter puts on a lovely morning tea.... I also bought his book "The Flying Boat Days" he researched and wrote, even signed it for us. We got great shots... More 

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

Thank you, glad you enjoyed our tour and hope you enjoy the book, just one of the many pages in the story of Lord Howe Island which we love telling. Peter & Janine. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Peter has a great personality, and has a passion for all things Lord Howe, including waste disposal. Picked up from our accommodation, you can be dropped into 'town' or taken back to your accommodation after the tour.Peter covers every aspect of island life, history and wildlife. A lovely morning tea included. We contacted Peter by email before our visit to... More 

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

Thank you Janinet, we feel privileged to show people our island home, as you are now aware there is a lot more to the island than meets the eye which we enjoy sharing. More 

Mount Annan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This tour is a must for all who want to know how Lord Howe Island works. From the weather balloons to Waste management, other resorts and shops. Great morning tea in a home on the island. Sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty that is LHI. Book before you go to save missing out. You are picked up from... More 

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

Hi Margaret, we like to get you beyond the obvious, there are some behind the scenes aspects of the island that make it great. We are glad you enjoyed our tour and thank you for your comments. More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Peter was very cooperative and friendly and has a great sense of humour. We had to change our booking and he tried very hard to meet our needs. You travel in a small bus. He picks you up from and returns you to your accommodation or where ever you would like to finish your tour. The tour goes from one... More 

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

Hi Chris, thank you for your comments we work hard a meeting our guests requests, happy you enjoyed your experience. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I know this tour is deeply popular & regret we took our travel agent advice that everything is to be booked once we arrive on the island. How wrong! We tried to book on Sunday & was told nothing available until Wed morning. Try to book as advance as possible.

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

We are grateful for your feed back, we are sure you can appreciate it is hard for us to control the information travel agents give you? If you could forward the agents details we will do our best to correct the situation. You can of course book our tours direct via trip advisor. We are pleased, despite the delay, you... More 

Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great way to get an overview of the island and to learn about its history and culture. You get picked up from your accommodation and brought back or dropped in the "town".

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great bus tour with Peter on Chase'n'time who knows just about everything about this lovely island. He provided interesting history, facts and information around the island and gave us great muffins for morning tea. Peter gave an unbelievable commentary and answered every question possible. We esbpecially enjoyed seeing the launch of the weather ballon and meeting the weather dog! Reccomended. ... More 

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