Special features of New Zealand native plants around Whangaroa, Northern New Zealand
Tony Foster provides a guided walk from Totara North through the bush to Lane Cove in the outer reaches of the Whangaroa harbour. The western arm of Whangaroa Harbour is an isolated hotspot of bio-diversity which has helped to create an area rich in rare, native plants. There's also a return boat trip where you can view the volcanic outcrops which characterise the region.
A Week of Sailing between Auckland & the Bay Islands
Chris Bone & Julia Alabaster comprise the crew of the 51 foot (15m) German-Frers-designed, performance cruising yacht Irresistible . Here they are proposing a week of sailing and activities. Activities include short hikes, visits to lighthouses, beach walking, wildlife viewing, diving, fishing, swimming, kayaking and more. Good-quality meals are provided, using mainly organic ingredients.
Cottage & Tours at Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island
Mal & Tony Bouzaid live near Glenfern Sanctuary, an 80 ha piece of native bush on Great Barrier Island, which is being intensively protected to provide a secure habitat for endangered and endemic species of birds and lizards. Three of the four Category-A, critically endangered species in NZ live on the property, plus black petrel, brown teal, chevron skink, as well as several others that are now very uncommon on the mainland. The Bouzaids offer guided tours of the Sanctuary, provide accomodation for up to 6 people and run combined 4WD, tramping and boat trips to other nature areas on the island.