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Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours

Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2247
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5 STAR

Unexpected but previous reviews should have prepared us. Just a delightful, informative tour with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wolfsbite
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Hobart, Australia
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An unexpected gem

We were a bit suss about the idea of a bus tour of Lord Howe Island but we are so glad that we did... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue S
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
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“morning tea” (33 reviews)
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Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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+61 2 6563 2247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpected but previous reviews should have prepared us. Just a delightful, informative tour with great photo stops and morning tea thrown in. Other tour operators in Australia could learn something here. Highly Recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a bit suss about the idea of a bus tour of Lord Howe Island but we are so glad that we did it. Peter is definitely one of the island's most knowledgeable and entertaining characters and took us to every part of the...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Peter is a wealth of knowledge about the island and takes you to all corners of the island so you know your way about. An absolute must to do’s as soon as you arrive on Lord Howe Island. Lots of fun and very educational and...More

Thank Darryl R
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We agree, your stay will benefit gaining a get up at go look around on arrival, the rest of your stay benefits from the knowledge you gain! We are grateful for your comments Darryl R.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Peter's tour of Lord Howe Island was excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate. He is full of information and delivers his knowledge in and interesting and fun way. Morning or afternoon tea is included at his home with his wife Janine and her...More

Thank Moonah25
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the part we played. Our aim has always to make this trip more of a journey through the island rather than just another tour. Knowledge with passion along with a couple of laughs along...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The island is not large but in the three hours we spent with Peter we see it all. A great way to get to know the Island and to give you leads to further explore this tranquil Island. The weather balloon launch a must. Lots...More

Thank Hugh H
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Hugh H, small place with lots to do, we love sharing the more than meets the eye aspects, glad you came along, learned and then enjoyed all Lord Howe Island has to offer!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

A great way to start your holiday to get your bearings, history and interesting facts.Janine and Peter are great hosts with a lovely morning tea at their home.Highly recommend this tour. Peter also has a taxi service and took our group to the golf club...More

Thank cherylathol
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour and the transport service, more people are starting to use our earlier transport to the Golfie for that spectacular sunset over the lagoon! We are also providing transport to or from the more isolated southern walks, thank you for your...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Peter our host provided a non stop commentary for 3 hours with lots of interesting information on the islands history and how it is managed today. The waste management is very efficiently done, there appears to be no rubbish littered about. 25 km speed limit...More

Thank Gerry H
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Gerry, interesting how you have picked up on some the important behind the scenes aspects of the island, as we said above there are many things make Lord Howe Island what it is.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Peters tour is a must do for first timers to the island. He gives you an informative 3 hour tour on all aspects of the island.

Thank Trish S
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thanks Trish, we have also had people who have visited multiple times learn things they didn't know, there are many pages to the book that is Lord Howe island.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

All you ever wanted , or needed, to know about LHI in one short lesson, illustrated by a round the island bus tour and kept light by some of Peter 's groanful jokes. We came away, after one morning, with an understanding of what makes...More

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

Thanks Tonbou, reading you review reminds me of many of the great things happening on the island that we feel fortunate showing and sharing with our guests.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour.. lots of fun and great photo opportunities... we really enjoyed learning about the island... thankyou

1  Thank Ann M
ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you Ann, Photos, fun and knowledge are what we are all about.

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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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