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"This is our favourite holiday spot in the world. This home in Mabey Road in Okiwi. Port Fitzroy + diving + fishing on the 'inside'. Okiwi Point + Whangapoua Beach on the 'outside'. The Store for additional supplies + the Claris Texas cafe for a latte on the way home. + most importantly the company + all the memories. Our Barrier piece of paradise, we love it!!"

Simon Frew + Carolyne Gebbie, Auckland.


"This spot is a gem - so relaxing, amazing views and the best waves just minutes away. Thanks so much Dave, K & T for being so welcoming and making our stay PERFECT!

John & Fiona Rodgers, Auckland.


"We have enjoyed our stay here - great to get away from small-town Raglan & get a taste of what life was like 15 - 20 years ago there. Fairly good timing with the weather saw both adults get a surf & 3 days kitesurfing for Sean. 1st day interesting with 3M swell & 25 knots SE!! Leo has enjoyed playing with Taric and exploring beach & bush. Flying in here has been an adventure for all of us - great end to the school holidays. Thank-you D and K for your hospitality."

Bex, Sean Leo & Maisie baby


"We've so enjoyed our stay here - sleeping in till 9.30, seeking out the sun, surf and fishing spots, feeding the pet eel, seeing a huge range of sea life from dolphins to sharks to octopus and racking Dave's brain on all the local gossip and info. Thanks so much for being fantastic hosts. We've had a blast and are already planning a return trip! God bless you all richly."

THE HAWKES BAY CREW, Marcus, Anna, Steve, Jessica, Pete, Seth, Amanda, Brad, Sarah, Jo, Mike.


"Great spot, in a great spot. Great week, fishing, cruising & beaching. David, many thanks for the hospitality, info and insights into Island life!!"

Braden, Chippy, Georgia + Lachlan


"Thank-you, see you all soon? Love Sophie."

Sophie Speakman


"Thank-you so much, it's been so much fun, I'm not at all pleased to be going. I hope we come to Gt Barrier again soon. Thanks again David, K and Taric. Also I hope you liked your B'day cards Taric, love Rebekah."

Rebekah Philson


"We have had a fantastic week - exploring and walking, visiting beautiful empty beaches. Fabulous "family" times. Thank you, David, K & T for all your help and support. Rosi."

Rosi Speakman Auckland


"I have had such a great time here and David, K & T's hospitality was wonderful. The walks have been interesting, the swimming has been lovely and the food awesome!"

Katie Philson


"Thank you so much for letting us stay. We had the coolest time here the walks turned out to be fun. I really enjoyed it."

Nicole Owen


"Thank you for your hospitality. An idyllic week away!"

Janet Philson


"Excellence in so many ways, including your advice David. Thanks so much."

Nigel Speakman


"Thanks so much to R and David for this great holiday. We had such a great time and would love to come back. If you're ever in the Canadian Rockies we would love to return the hospitality."

Belinda, Mike & Clay Milne, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.


"15 girls - you coped very well! We will will return. . . . . ! ! !"

BBVG's (Breakaway Babes Veteran Group)


"A haven of peace and tranquility. Could stay 'forever!' We've had a special time - Kaikoura Is & Glenfern Sanctuary a highlight - wonderful Whangapaoua Beach - so beautiful. We appreciated your personal attention Dave, and the rare beauty of the Barrier." Cheers, Dianne."

Dianne & David Gatward, Auckland.


"Great accommodation and awesome place to chill out for a few days! We'll get the chevron's next time though!! "

NZLIZARDHUNTER, Dylan Van Winkel, Trent Bell.


"This visit here has been a bit of paradise for us. What a wonderful way to start our trip to New Zealand; it's hard to leave. David and K are so warm and friendly & truly made us feel part of the family. We'll miss Byron's smile and Taric's morning visits and daily instructions. Thank you so very much. Please come and visit us in Alaska! Thank you for the lovely hikes, beautiful beach visits & a taste of your garden and cockles."

Barbie & Pat McBride, Homer, Alaska USA.


 

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