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  • To get the most out of the Tours your will need a good level of fitness. Unfortunately those with moderate health disabilities will find the tours too strenuous.

  • It is recommended that you bring sturdy walking shoes as access to some of the properties is on uneven terrain.

  • If wet it is suggested that you bring waterproof footwear and a raincoat.

  • If hot remember sunscreen, a hat, or an umbrella.

  • If transport to the Island is cancelled due to the weather on Friday, the people affected will be refunded. If you are already on the Island, the tours will go ahead, rain, hail, or shine.

  • Please be at the Health Centre (adjacent to the Claris Airport) for registration well before 9:00am.

  • On the day we need you to bring your tickets with you; to confirm your booking, and to be in the lucky prize draw.

  • Please note: tickets are non-refundable – please contact Gerry for advice. If you are able to on-sell your ticket please also contact Gerry to change her records.

  • The Tours will return back to the Health Centre at around 4:30pm.

  • Please remember that while we will take all care to keep you safe and healthy, your participation in the Tour Series is at your own risk.

If you have any other queries, please contact Gerry by email or by phone at (09) 4290 890.

Weekend Itinerary
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Friday – Charity Gala Dinner

To welcome you to the island and to help us celebrate our 10th Spectacular by Nature Garden Tour, we are planning a festive dinner with special guest Ruud Kleinpaste to regale us with tales from his international gardening career.

Tickets must be pre-purchased from Gerry costing $45pp. Either email or phone at (09) 4290 890. There are limited spaces available. All proceeds again go to the Great Barrier Island Community Health Trust Equipment Fund.


The 'Spectacular by Nature' Garden Tour meets at the Health Centre in Claris before 9:00am.

For those without transport, a bus transfer service - Tryphena to and from the Health Centre - is available for $10pp each way. Please contact Sue by email or phone at (09) 4290 474 with details of your accommodation to arrange pick-up points.

Events on Great Barrier Island - Optional Extras

The Community Heritage and Art Village 'Spectacular by Nature' EXHIBITION and an 'Art Scene on the Green' weekend is also planned.

The annual Stonewall Village, ROSE SHOW on Sunday the 25th of November (10am Market Day, 11am Judging) in Tryphena.