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Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours

Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
+61 2 6563 2247
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Very interesting introduction to the island and its history

Peter was an entertaining and informative host, and provided a well thought out and structured... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Carole T
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Sydney, Australia
Mixed bag from a story teller, but you get to see interesting parts of the Island

This tour was a real mixed bag for us. We had a rainy day on the island, so it was a good day for... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Glen Y
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Adelaide, 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Peter was an entertaining and informative host, and provided a well thought out and structured tour. Stopping off for morning tea on his and his wife’s verandah with coffee/tea and home made muffins was a great touch, and also gave a chance to learn more...More

Thank Carole T
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Carole, Janine and I are passionate and privileged to share our island home, we love sharing the island’s secrets from a different point of view and are pleased the part we played enhanced your experience.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This tour was a real mixed bag for us. We had a rainy day on the island, so it was a good day for a bus trip. As soon as we sat down, we found the bus was quite cramped: We are not wide, my...More

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

Thank you, these comments will help us improve, we are pleased you enjoyed our tour, learn’t and viewed something you wouldn’t have seen on your own! Our aim has always give a different perspective and experience, we think the island’s stories, personalities, quirks, facts and...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Had a week on Lord Howe and this affable tour was just what we needed to fill in the interest gaps about the island. Peter and his wife were cheery and welcoming.

Thank Jan A
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Pleased you enjoyed your week, Chase n Thyme is all about filling the gaps, showing off the hidden nocks and crannies and taking you beyond the obvious. Thank you Jan

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Peter is a great guide - he really knows Lord Howe Island and is very keen to tell you the history. We saw a lot on the tour and it was a very good introduction to the island. Morning tea at his home with its...More

Thank BronwenSydney
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Yes Bronwen, we are keen to share this beautiful place and are pleased our introduction enhanced your stay, Janine's loves sharing her garden.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This tour is a must when visiting Lord Howe Island. Anything you need to know about Lord Howe Island just ask John. He covers from the early settlement days right up to the present day.He took us to parts of the island we would not...More

Thank Robyn W
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you Robyn, we want our tour to be more of a journey and experience, the past to the present with everything in between, glad we filled the gaps and showed you some of the island's many secrets.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

My husband and I did this tour last week and we loved it. For a small island there is a lot to learn . The tour answered every one of my " I wonder how...." thoughts. Much more than merely history, this tour took us...More

Thank TeePodd
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi TeePodd, We always wanted our tours to be the past to the present with everything in between, your “cradle to the grave” comment is exactly that, glad you enjoyed your visit and the part we played in it!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Have done a lot of tours in a lot of places over many years and this tour is up there with the best Peter is an outstanding guide who is totally on top of Lord Howe, it’s history and how it operates today It is...More

Thank william B
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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Wow we are humbled by your kind words, will look forward to seeing you on the island when you revisit, william B we are grateful!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Chase ‘n Thyme bus tour is an excellent “must do” tour of Lord Howe Island. Peter Philips is an excellent guide, despite the occasional “dad jokes”. Our group finished at his home for morning tea.

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Bryan P, “dad jokes” are a “must do” for a father, sounds like you learnt with a laugh or two, thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Peter picked my husband and our friend up from Lorhiti right on the strike of 9.00am and after picking up other visitors from Pinetrees he drove us from one end of the island to the other and to places in-between. Along the way he spoke...More

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you dpgOwell, for a great review of your experience, lots of great things to look and learn about and thankfully the island triumphs far outweigh it’s tragedy!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were recommended to do this tour and were not disappointed. It is a must do for new arrivals on Lord Howe. Peter is a mine of knowledge and information about the island and it is great introductory tour. Also included is a morning tea...More

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ChasenThymeTour... C, Owner at Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Adelonion, thank you for your recommendation, glad you enjoyed the tour with morning tea on the veranda under the Banyan tree.

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jmh2010
11 July 2018|
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I want to book the Chase n Thyme tour. Who/where is the contact?
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Lisa C
26 March 2018|
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Response from ChasenThymeTour... C | Property representative |
Hi Lisa C, if you wish to book a tour send on when you are visiting and the number of people? regards, Chase n Thyme Tours
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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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