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KateBrignall

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This was the highlight of our trip along the north coast of South Island and what an amazing way to see the sounds. We were met by Brian and his daughter at the quay and taken on a beautiful boat trip through outer Pelorus sound out to the reserve, stopping to see shags, penguins, gannets and seals on the way. On arrival, we had a lovely lunch with Brian and Ellen and learnt about their 20 year long project that is the nature reserve. Brian then took us on a great tour of the reserve which had beautiful bushland, birdlife and views. He shared many stories of the joys and challenges of their project. We then relaxed in 'Tui Haven' a sweet cottage with enchanting views of the sounds and warming wood burner.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Petejilly

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The whole experience from the moment we were collected from Elaine Bay to our return there twenty four hours later was splendid.We stayed in the Ecolodges and enjoyed great views`over the Sounds. We were well catered for and had a really inspiring guided tour of the reserve with Bryan and were taken out afterdark by Leoana and Liam to see the wetas and other nocturnal creatures.
All in all thoughly enjoyable and memorable experience.
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Reviewed over 7 years ago

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plyons

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful experience. We travelled with 2 friends from Canada - a mother and her 15 year old son. They proclaim it was their favourite spot in NZ. The company of Ellen, Brian and their children added to the beauty of the Tui Nature Reserve and the tranquility of our experience. Thank you.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Binnie176

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

It was SO beautiful and it was SO quiet. I had the best sleep I'd had in years! We were very impressed with the tremendous work that the family have done here to help preserve NZ's natural beauty and wildlife. Next time we would like to come for a week as volunteers and support their terrific work. Just think - a week of perfect peaceful sleeps! Ahh......

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2010

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chriswei

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed at the Tui Nature Reserve in June 2010 on the overnight tour. It was a most unique experience and one that we would highly recommend. Although nowadays I find the word 'extraordinary' a bit overused, I can't really find another word to describe this family's quest over the last 15 years or so.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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A_and_K

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Our two-night stay in one of the delightful Tui eco-cabins, and tour of the reserve with Brian exceeded all expectations. The view of the Sounds from the cabin is phenomenal! We will never forget the sights, sounds and scents of the regenerating bush. By visiting Tui we have learnt so much more about the approaches being taken to rid NZ of alien species such as possums, rats and pigs that are causing enormous damage to its unique yet fragile ecosystem. The Plaisir’s dedication to this remote peninsula, their approach to conservation, and their successes are quite remarkable. Go and visit!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2010