SAMOA 2013 – AGGIE GREYS LAGOON BEACH RESORT & SPA
Being School Holidays the flight over on Virgin Airlines was very full, however, the staff were extremely accommodating and looked after us beautifully the whole way. On arrival in Samoa you need to take a relaxation pill which generally takes affect after 24 hours. However, ours worked almost immediately on arrival at AGGIE GRAYS LAGOON BEACH RESORT AND SPA.
We were quick to head for the bar for a compulsory cocktail round and light meal, as we allowed the tropical balmy heat to absorb into our winter worn bodies.
Most units have a beachside outlook with outdoor seating areas on each to enjoy the ocean breeze and outlook. The rooms are very roomy. We had a great wheelchair access room with a bathroom well set up for all Graeme's needs; a fold down seat in the shower, bars and grip railings all round, and even the bed work; a not too soft bed at wheelchair height!. Getting around the resort was easy with pathways to most areas and few steep grades.
The staff are always quick to give you a hand if needed.
Our children, and their friends turned into fish while we were at Aggies. Hours upon hours of pool frivolity over the entire week was clocked up by them in the pool. The pool is a good size and set out in a lush tropical plant jungle. There was always a lounger and umbrella to relax under, and when it all got too hot, into the pool to cool in the poolside bar enjoying one of the daily cocktail specials on offer... now that's "happy hour".
The kids also enjoyed the other activities available at the resort including the kids' club. Here they learned new dances and beautifully dressed Island style - they delighted us all with a fabulous stage performance.
With 5 restaurants to choose from there is always something to suit the appetite. Our favourite was the exquisite Japanese Restaurant set at the entrance to the resort. A balmy evening retreat, where the food is freshly prepared in an open restaurant setting, see it - eat it - love it! Kids loved the Italian restaurant where the pizzas and non alco mocktails were a hit.
Aggie Greys also do weddings and we were lucky to enjoy seeing one such celebration take place there. What a spectacular memory this happy couple will have.
NOW THE FISHING! ...leaving late afternoon it was not long before dusk, while trawling the inner reefs, when things got fast and furious fighting tropical barracuda and dog tooth tuna was great fun. The best day out took place at a FAD (fish aggregating device).
We had trawled lures around this area the day before, and not managed to hook up on anything, which was unusual. However, it is now rare to catch Yellow Fin Tuna.
Samoa does not dissappoint with fishing variety, however, insurance on a great experience is going with Skipper "Jonathan Barlow" of EXTREME MEASURES FISHING AND DIVE CHARTERS. Having lived in Samoa for a few years now, he has accumulated great local knowlege on best fishing spots, and will work around your fishing expectations. He also does overnight trips.His boat is well set up and allows a comfortable day out on the waters whatever the conditions.
To Book or Enquire: Divefishsnow.co.nz/fishing/samoa
Extreme Measures Fish & Dive Charters
Phone: Samoa: +68 5 722 2190 New Zealand: +64 9 439 7612 New Zealand Mobile: +64 27 437 3566
TARANAKI KAYAK FISHING CLASSIC COMPETITION
It's great to have opportunities! and we are blessed by how many wonderful ones have come our way during the course of the Gone Fishin show.
Recently we embarked on a weekend away filming the Taranaki Kayak Fishing Competition, which is an annual event.
Taranaki Tourism eagerly got in behind this opportunity by supporting us in filming the region while we were there. And the almighty must've thought that was a good idea too, as the weather turned it all on for us!
Saturday morning found us at Precision Helicopters pad ready for a little flit about the region... which turned out to be absolutely spectacular, and much more of a look about than originally anticipated!
I could write endless lines about the trip, however, I think that "Matt Newton" our Pilot best sums up the day, so for his story.
click on the link http://www.phl.co.nz
We highly recommend a look over the region through Precision Helicopters as a must do opportunity.
450 Kaipikari Road Upper, RD 45, Urenui 4375, Taranaki
Contact: Free phone: 0800 246 359 Tel: +64 (0)6 752 3291 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After a wonderful day out and about by helicopter, we had worked up a healthy appetite. Tourism Taranaki booked us into dinner at Okurukuru Vineyard & Restaurant with head Chef "Danger" looking after us. Thankfully, he was gentle and the food was delicious, not to mention the magic of being parked at a table overlooking the vineyard stretching down to the ocean fringe just as the sun began to set. The Pinotage was a hit!. An ideal venue for a corporate event, wedding, or a more seductive evening for two. Address: 738 Surf Highway 45, RD 4, New Plymouth 4374
Contact: (06) 7510787 http://www.okurukuru.co.nz
Sunday looked like a wash with rain pouring heavily outside our cosy hotel unit. However, we decided to embark on a game Fishing expedition regardless! and made our way a little later than hoped, to meet Steve and Mike who volunteered to host us on their boat for a half day on the briny.
The ocean was a gentle rolling wash and anticipated the right scene for the big billed fish. Firstly, we warmed up on a few chunky albacore tuna stashed quickly away, and lines out ready for the lure smashing we were hoping for. Not to be though, as all too quick the morning slipped away and we were headed for shore. It was dissappointing to be leaving for our next activity at a time when many a boat around us was hooking up to the target species.
Then off to join the main event being the TARANAKI KAYAK FISHING CLASSIC, which is in its 6th year and is the biggest kayak fishing competition in New Zealand.
The event is becoming increasingly popular, attracting attendance from the best in kayak fishing including Rob Fort and Steve Tapp. Registrations had taken place the day before on Friday and were in the vicinity of 210 participants. Butlers Reef, Main Rd, Oakura, supported with the venue, and their facilities were excellent.
Fishing commenced Saturday, with prize giving on Sunday followed by a fish auction at 5pm where people can bid for fish, and watch the professionals from Egmont Seafood’s fillet the catch for taking away or have Sushi Ninja turn it into sushi. $3,450.00 was raised for LEGASEA and COASTGUARD from the fish Auction.
Prize giving results were:
KINGFISH Shannon McMillan 8.260
SNAPPER James Leslie 10.937
JOHN DORY Andre Greyvenstein 2.135
TREVALLY Alan Blair 2.850
GURNARD Fraser Carr 0.910
BLUE COD Adrian Clarke 1.685
KAHAWAI Peter Stevens 3.530
TUNA Grant Montaque 7.600
Prizes included; rods, reels, carbon fibre paddles, various other fishing items from sponsors including Viking Kayaks, Fin Nor, Hunting & fishing, Bite, Repco, ..the list of wonderful sponsors goes on..http://www.kayakfishingclassic.co.nz In total approx. $30,000 worth of prizes.
The early Bird Draw of a $2000.00 flight centre voucher won by Bianca Gous; The Major in all Draw was a fully Fitted out Viking Kayak won by Kevin Pilcher; The manufacturers cup won by VIKING no1 team; Top team was GURNARD HUNTERS. $3,450.00 was raised for LEGASEA and COASTGUARD from the fish Auction.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taranaki-Kayak-Fishing-Classic/136922319734106?ref=stream. With Thanks to Garry and the Committee for inviting us down, and all their efforts in creating a remarkable event.
Accommodation: Plymouth International Quality Hotel
Contact: Toll free 0800 800 597 Tel: 06 75 99128 http://www.plymouth.co.nz/
Comfortable, stress-free with excellent facilities, restaurant and conveniently located close to the CBD. Great wheelchair Accessible bedroom and bathroom faciltities.
Cafés in the local area:
• Chaos – 36 Brougham Street, NP
• Elixer – 117 Devon Street East, NP
• Govett-Brewster Gallery cafe– cnr King and Queen Streets, NP
• Ozone Coffee Roasters - 47A King Street, NP
or for something different try an afternoon at Mikes Organic brewery - NZ’s oldest organic brewery. Enjoy homemade pizzas and great beer.
Other points of interest:
Taranaki Mineral Pools: These superb mineral pools, originally named the Tarawhata Historic Mineral Pools, were built in the early 1900s, and rebuilt in 2000. The mineral water flows through artesian pressure from a 3004ft well (1km) below Mt Taranaki, and has been tested and aged at approximately 29,000 years old. It has wonderful qualities for relaxation and stress-related ailments, and is precious health water for drinking purposes. Wheelchair accessible. Call to make a booking.
8 Bonithon Ave, New Plymouth Ph: 06 759 1666
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway: The Coastal Walkway is an 11km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching almost the entire length of New Plymouth. Popular for those on foot and by wheel – you can enjoy the view of the dramatic west coast, the walkway connects many popular recreational areas and the central business district to the sea.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Venture Taranaki if you require any further information on the Taranaki region.: email@example.com or http://www.taranaki.info/visit
NORFOLK ISLAND FISHING ADVENTURE
NORFOLK ISLAND FISHING ADVENTURE 2012
Flying Air New Zealand to Norfolk Island...
What a great break away! so relaxed and such variety in restaurants and cafes to try out. Fishing was a blast! Hire a car to get about, although most things are not far. You will be competing on the roads with cows swaggering along the edgings, and pot hole dodging is a fun pastime. The fooooood! You will go home with excess luggage – be it the restaurants and cafes or the duty free shopping extravaganza.
Governors Lodge Island Resort
Our third time here – and always well looked after. They have all you need here from great accommodation, fabulous food, and relaxing by the pool. Roomy separate bedroom units allow for a comfortable stay over, and private space. There is microwave cooking facilities etc.. and fridge in the unit for food storage. The resort is well established and carefully maintained tropical gardens create peaceful ambiance throughout the resort. Getting around is easy with concrete pathways to all facilities.
Governors is the only fully accessible accommodation on the island. Ramped access made entry onto the deck and into the unit easy. Nice to be in a unit with a separate bedroom off the lounge. There was a foldaway couch bed for our daughter. The accessible bathroom is a good set-up with hand grips and rails, fold down shower seat.
You need not go too far for food. In the morning breakfast is served in the roomy cafe. We ate mainly off the menu with goodies like eggs Benedict, pancakes etc... – all superb! Also available is a simple continental set-up with stewed fruits, cereals, and toast with condiments, coffee and tea.
Lunch and dinner is served at the in-house restaurant and you will enjoy great fresh food here. This is not open every night which gives the opportunity to venture further afield and try one of the many popular restaurants.
For consistent hearty food, we visited the very popular RSA. Although very roomy it is very popular so pays to book a table or arrive early for dinner.
Norfolk Blue is a must. The restaurant is a wee drive out of town but so worth it. On arrival you will be impressed by the beautiful Morton Bay Fig Trees that tower overhead with long outstretched limbs, and a wave of roots to climb over make for great photos.
The cottage setting could not be more relaxing. Great service and the food is simply devine. They beef is sourced directly from the property with the namesake “Blue” cows. Make sure you leave room for the wonderful desserts. www.norfolkblue.com
For something different and the best tasting platter to wash down their own label wine or port, try Two Chimney Winery. www.twochimneywines.nlk.nf
Things to Do:
As a family destination Norfolk is the ideal place to get away. The short flight is already a plus. Quit the bustle and crowds, put the technology babysitter to one side and enjoy some quality time together. There is a free “walk in the wild” forest experience for the kids, play giant chess, capped by some mini-golf etc.. The shopping is condensed and they have a great toy store packed to the rafters with goodies for kids. The shopping is in AUS$$ and duty free.
Emily Bay is a popular local spot to take a picnic or BBQ so in weekends is reasonably busy. The golden sands beach is enclosed within a reef barrier, so ensures a safe swimming area for kids. There is a great swim platform located out from the beach for the kids to dive off. There is great visibility so snorkelling is a delight amongst the coral where the coloured tropical fish, starfish, and various anemones lurk. A glass bottom boat does half hour trips out in the bay for those who don’t want to get their feet wet. The kids on our trip marvelled at the baby stingray burrowing in the sand for food.
Other opportunities include site-seeing historical buildings and a history visit to the museum. There’s a great photo library to take you through the foundations of the Norfolk community, whaling days, colonial experiences and more...
There is all sorts of activities that can be organised through local tour operators. Or you may choose a few quiet rounds of golf or a bit of horse-riding. One evening you must join the Fish Fry on the cliff top as the sun sets! great local food with a bit of entertainment to enjoy while you are there.
The island has a host of fabulous forest and coastal walks ranging in time, and walking abilities. The beauty and peaceful nature of Cooks lookout will blow you away and is a favourite spot for me. The island will inspire photographers.
Great abundance! The local fish trumpeter puts up a good fight similar to a snapper, and great to eat! Kingfish, Trevally, etc.. You will be well looked after, whoever you choose to charter from the local
listings. Fishing Norfolk is a real experience with the boats being crane lifted in and out of the tide directly from two wharf locations. You will not be disappointed in a day or two out and about.
We recommend Darren Bates of Advance Fishing Charters
Phone: +672323363 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to book a holiday break for you, or your family to share, you will not be disappointed in what Norfolk has to offer you.
For more information or assistance in organising your travel arrangements and please contact:
NORFOLK ISLAND TOURISM
Sales Manager - Hogan & Associates
Ph (09) 4897844
Mob 0210460606 Fax 09 4897845
NORTHERN TERRITORY – AUSTRALIA
From Darwin we embarked on an early morning fishing adventure at Corroboree billabong. An early start will allow you to capture the beauty of the place before the heat sets in. Teaming with native wildlife and waterbirds amongst a colourscope of waterlilies and exotic foliage, the fish were the icing on the cake. Then we were bundled into a small private aircraft for the flight to Maningrida and Barramundi Nature Lodge. This place gave us a truly unique experience. Set high on an enscarpment we would start the day eating a hearty breakfast beneath the Kookaburra trees. Fishing was extensive, and interesting. Exploring the labrinth of waterways in search of the giant Barra was fishing on safari. Crocodiles slides every few metres with many lounging on the muddy river banks; stingers in the water; and a huge 1 metre Barramundi prize for Sandee.
Very comfortable with great disabled access
CORNUCOPIA CAFÉ (At the Museum)
DARWIN CRUISES & CHARTERS (Sunset Dinner Cruise)
DARWIN BARRA AND BASE
Billabong style fishing – accommodation available
CULLEN BAY DIVE AND FISHING CHARTERS
CRAB CLAW FISHERMANS VILLAGE
Cabin Style/Seaside Units
Disabled Access limited both in room and around resort
Maningrida – Arnhemland
Fly with Vincent Aviation – 08 8928 1366
Air North Regional Airlines – 08 8920 4001
ARNHEMLAND BARRAMUNDI NATURE LODGE
08 8983 1544
Safari Style Luxury Camping
Good accessible room, with bathroom *** rating. Require assistance to get around lodge.
HOT SPOT FISHING TOURS
08 898 32167
SUNSHINE COAST TRIP
From Brisbane we drove an hour North into the Sunshine Coast region. This area provides a great family holiday destination without the pace of the Gold Coast. Our first fishing day was on Lake Baroon targeting Bass, Golden Perch, Mary River Cod and anything else that would take a fly. Although unlucky with the fishing, we had some amusement when an excited water dragon burst out of hiding. In full flight it chased Graeme's misguided fly accidentally hooked up on a shrub near the water's edge. The lush enchanting scenery was worth the trip alone, alongside a variety of birdlife and their songs.
Very Nice Accommodation. Disabled Access/bathroom – excellent
Scuba World - Shark Dive Experience
GAVIN PLATZ of TIE ‘N’ FLY
0061 7 5444 0611
SUNCOAST BARRA FISHING PARK
NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS
Excellent family accommodation. Disabled Studios only available.
Bathroom ***** rating. Several Restaurants
Lilly’s Restaurant at Twin Waters
Red Claw Farm
Fresh Water Lobster Farm with Farm Style Lobster Lunch.
NOOSA BLUE APARTMENTS
Luxury spa apartments. Easy Disabled Access. Bathroom ***** rating.
In house breakfast restaurant by pool.
Eating: RIVER HOUSE RESTAURANT
KAYAK NOOSA (Kayak Fishing)
NOOSA BLUE WATER CHARTERS – 0061 7 5449 9355
NOOSA SURF FISHING TOURS – 0061 7 5449 9993
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TRIP
Combo fly/drive. From Auckland direct to Adelaide on Qantas Airlines transferring onto Regional Express domestic flight into Port Lincoln. Here we collected a hired vehicle and began our exciting adventure. The trip took us 8 days and covered some spectacular scenery along the Eyre Peninsular. Accommodation was mainly in seaside holiday parks with cabins which were more than comfortable and provided good disabled access. An agreeable highlight, aside from the fishing, was a dip with the wild sea lions at Baird Bay. Fishing Target: TUNA, WHITING, SALMON, SNAPPER among many other species.
PORT LINCOLN TOURIST PARK
Roomy Units with kitchenette, balcony seaside view
Disabled Access: Good
Bathroom: *** rating
DEL GIORNO’S CAFÉ
TRIPLE BAY BOAT CHARTER
0061 8 8682 4119
CALYPSO STAR CHARTER
Salmon Fishing Self Drive:
Venus Bay via Coffin Harbour & Elliston
Locks Well (283 step staircase – no disabled access)
Talia & Mt. Camel Beach
VENUS BAY CARAVAN PARK - 0061 8 8625 5073
Ramp access, comfortable/roomy cabin
Disabled bathroom: **** rating
Baird Bay (Swimming with Sea Lions)
BAIRD BAY OCEAN ECO EXPERIENCE
STREAKY BAY HOTEL MOTEL
Disabled facility: Good Access to all amenities including restaurant
Bathroom **** rating
Evans Oyster Shed Tour
Abalone Farm 0061 8 8626 7033
SHELLY BEACH CARAVAN PARK
Basic cabin style Accomm. Kitchenette unit
Disabled Access. Bathroom *** rating
CEDUNA BOAT CHARTERS
0061 8 8625 2654 Will Perry
WESTLAND HOTEL MOTEL - 0061 8 86450 066
Comfortable. Disabled Access
Bathroom **** rating
Restaurant facility on site
K & R Charters
0061 8 8645 4887
Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn
MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL
Luxury Comfort Hotel. Disabled suite and bathroom – Excellent
Great Central Location
Disabled Suite *** rating
CHEFS MARKET TOURS
Web site Mark Gleeson
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2010
Wow, this part of Australia is well worth travelling the extra miles for. There is such a variety of activities and experiences on offer, so ensure you leave enough time in your planning to encompass them all.
Taking advantage of Air New Zealand’s direct flights from Auckland, we arrived in Perth and transferred to the roomy KIA Carnival for our site seeing. There is plenty to do in and around Perth city. Kings Park is an ideal way to look-out over the city and enjoy Western Australia’s flora and fauna. We then took a short drive to Fremantle, visiting the Maritime Museum. We did not linger long in Perth as we excitedly anticipated our incredible adventure further North.
Skywest Airlines flew us throughout the areas of Monkey Mia/Exmouth and Broome. Friendly staff offering great service, and ground assistance.
Skywest Airlines www.skywest.com.au
Mecure Hotel – Accor Hotels www.accorhotels.com
10 Irwin Street, Perth, WA 6000
Comfortable set-up. Bathroom has good grip rails all round. Bath & Shower (pokey access into shower)
Convenient to city, restaurant, cafe/bar heated rooftop swimming pool, spa/sauna/gym
Kailis Seafood Market , 46 Mews Road, Fremantle
An iconic and popular fish market and restaurant. Also selling fresh seafood, available to take-away or cooked for you on the premises. Here we enjoyed a tasty lunch of battered Dew Fish and bowls of garlic prawns.
You can easily spend a day exploring Western Australia’s fascinating Marine history at the Fremantle Maritime Museum, both old and new sites. Western Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Rd, Fremantle www.museum.wa.gov.au/maritime
Monkey Mia offers an ideal family seaside holiday, with daily dolphin feeding on offer. Being a heritage area the sea life is prolific and interactive. Snapper fishing was great sport as they leapt out of the water to take baits like a frenzy of piranha!
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort – Aspen Resorts www.monkeymia.com.au
Cruise with “Aristocat” email@example.com
Monkey Mia Yacht Charters Pty Ltdwww.sharkbaysnorkel.com.au
Swim with Manta Rays / Snorkel or siteseeing
Mac Attack Sportfishing & sightseeing Safaris www.sportfish.co.au
From Monkey Mia we drove the 700kms north to Exmouth. The favourite all round experience for this area was swimming with the wild whale sharks... the worlds largest shark and non-man eating! We also took our cameras on a dive to look at the spectacular abundance of sea life existing under the Navy Pier. This is a must do place.
Ocean Eco Adventures www.oceanecoadventures.com.au
Diving with the Whale sharks, Manta Ray/Humpback tours, snorkelling/diving reef adventures.
Novotel Ningaloo Resort – Accor Hotels www.novotelningaloo.com.au
Rooms range from 3 Bdrm Beachside Apartments to Studios.
Accessible: Excellent Disabled bathroom. Easy access to all main resort areas. In-house restaurant/bar with accessible toilet.
Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat www.ecobeach.com.au
Eco Beach is a breathtaking time-out spot just an hour out of Broome. Overlooking the ocean you can enjoy a superb meal at the restaurant, a quiet drink at the bar, or a dip in the lap pool. It is an ideal retreat, assuring peace and comfort in a self-sustaining environment.
Luxury Tents & Villas – sea views available
Accessibility: Huge bathroom with shower. Limited grip rails by fold down seat. Resort access has undulating terrain but assistance is available to transport to main restaurant/bar area.
Kurt – Barradict firstname.lastname@example.org
Estuarine fishing is always exciting, with an abundance of different species lurking beneath the brackish waters, or a chance to head out in the open and chase a tuna or two.
Accommodation within Broome:
Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort www.pintadacablebeach.com.au
Pinctada is located in the hotel hub not far from Cable Bay where you can enjoy the famous sunset camel parade. Gateway to “The Kimberleys”, Broome flourishes in tourist activity. Here, you will not be in a hurry to leave shopping off your list with great local market activity, and a variety of outlets to purchase exquisite Broome Pearls. For historical insight we visited the local museum, Pearl luggers Museum and Japanese Cemetery. The fishing was superb!... and no hesitation in encouraging “Real Teaser” for an outstanding fishing experience.
Accessible: Large well set up Bathroom. Access ramped through main areas of resort.
Real Teaser email@example.com
Superb sport fishing, offering day trips and longer stays in luxury.
For full Itinerary preparation including flights and highlights, please contact an operator through:
Tourism Western Australia www.westernaustralia.com
NORTHERN TERRITORY & WESTERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN AIR ADVENTURE
AUSTRALIAN TOP END AIR ADVENTURE 2012
NORTHERN TERRITORY/ WESTERN AUSTRALIA
There is so much more to this trip than we are able to depict in a few sentences of words.. you will have to experience this one to know what I mean.
Our wonderful adventure began with Qantas delivering us into Darwin, where we settled into some local activities until our Air Aventure trip began. Our first exploration found us at the Tiwi Island enjoying the great efforts of local people in bringing us a real cultural delight, from food, art, singing and dancing. After a sleepover back in Darwin we were off again .. this time we headed further afield on our way to Arhnemland. This flight followed the coast unfolding an array of birdlife and changeable scenery to feast the eyes on. Landing on our first dusty airstrip we were met by Max from Mt Borradaile Camp which was far more luxurious than the name suggests. Our time here encompassed daily excursions on flat fishing boats. We weaved our way through the waterswollen tropical rainforests out into the rivers to chase the big Barramundi, finding many different species along the way. A day was spent enjoying some great fishing at a waterfall where the catch was cooked on a traditional style wood fire and billy tea washed it all down. Back at the lodge each night was a cooling swim in the pool and watching the kites swoop on the spoils while Max gutted our fish.
The flight to Faraway Bay was truly an unfolding of scenery. Changing colours of the terrain below as we flew out of the Northern Territory into the Western area. The highlights were the waterfalls! Snapping pictures and catching our breath as we revelled in the rollercoaster ride. Our expert pilot rounded and swooped the plane so closely toward the waterfall scene ensuring we all had the best view. A few fuel stops later we ascended on Faraway Bay which was truly as its name suggests!
NOVOTEL ATRIUM (Accor Group)
Newly Refurbished, very comfortable with great disabled access bathroom and easy access around hotel
RIDGES DARWIN AIRPORT RESORT
0061 8 8920 3333
Comfortable, functional disabled access bathroom
Great in-house restaurant
Explore: CROCOSAURUS COVE DARWIN
SPECTACULAR JUMPING CROCODILE TOURS (Adelaide River)
AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
Air Adventure Top End Tour in conjunction with Hogans & Mondo Travel:
MT BORRADAILE, ARNHEMLAND
Max Davidson's Mt. Borradaile Camp
Luxury cabin with ensuite style accommodation
No wheelchair accessible bathroom facility available
Safari Style River Fishing - Barramundi, mangrove jack etc..
FARAWAY BAY W.A.
Faraway Bay Camp
Seaside Cabin Style accommodation with basic ensuites
No disabled bathroom facilties, assistance required to get around facilities
Sea Fishing; Spanish Mackerel, fingermark, mangrove jack, queenfish etc..
Comfortable Stylish Accommodation
Good Accessible Bathroom
Enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Air Adventure Top End Adventure Tour
SAMOA 2012 – EXTREME FISHING AT SINALEI REEF & SPA RESORT
EXTREME FISHING with SINALEI REEF RESORT & SPA
Based on the South Coast Upolu
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa www.sinalei.com
Luxury individual units ensure privacy and comfort. The resort is well kept with beautiful established tropical gardens all round, and most units have a look to ocean. Each unit has a lovely deck to relax or sunbathe in privacy from. Getting around the resort was easy along paved trails to most of the units and main facilities.
Although the unit we stayed in was not set up formerly as a disability unit, it was ramped for easy access from path to deck. The bathroom was large, with good shower facility, however, there were no bars, hand grips, support rails or seat available in the toilet or wet area. The owners were made aware of these issues, and encouraged that they are upgrading some of the units in the near future to this standard.
Food & Entertainment:
If it's variety you like, than this is well covered at the Sinalei with a colourful and extensive menu. The Island night is a must do. The food on this occasion is styled from local favourites like seared octopus in coconut cream, baked taro, coal roasted suckling pig. This buffet is a great introduction to the unique blend of island flavours and local produce. The show that takes place around this feast is not to be missed; fabulous entertainment - The fire dancing will blow you away!!
On a daily basis you will be hard pushed to leave the seaside ambience of the waterside restaurant. Here, we were able to have our catch of the day prepared for us. Our favourite dish was seared wahoo served with fresh island salad, wasabi, and ginger – sashimi style with a twist! Being so fresh this was unmistakably our favourite way to eat!.
Alongside the fishing, take advantage of the oppportunity to unwind in the idyllic spa room with a massage or treatment. For a simpler day, just relax and enjoy a good book in the tropical ambience of the pool area, or on a beachside lounger.
If you are able to hire a car, you will easily fill your day with much to do. My favourites included visiting the produce and fish market; Agi Greys house; turtle feeding; and it is a real must to take a swim at the ....waterhole!
Reef Fishing, Deep Sea & Game Fishing, Diving, Spearfishing
Extreme Measures Fish & Dive Charters
Phone: Samoa: +68 5 722 2190 New Zealand: +64 9 439 7612 New Zealand Mobile: +64 27 437 3566
The boat is moored directly off the end of the pier at the Sinalei for access and convenience to the resort facilities. Jonathan is an experienced and confident skipper, and utilises local deck hands who will go out of their way to ensure you achieve your catch of the day. The fishing is plentiful and varied; Mahi Mahi (Masi Masi), Wahoo, Dog Tooth Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, are among some of the likely fish you may catch, or you may choose to chase a Marlin.. which again are plentiful around.... time of the year. You will likely see dolphin and various whales including humpback as you cruise the fishing grounds. The fishing area includes a FAD where you may choose to go overboard for a dive, or Jonathan has a few great spots plentiful in crayfish etc.. that he can put you on for a great day's spearfishing! Cruising in for some reef fishing you will struck by the beauty of the shoreline; Lush green forests meet ocean. Rock cliffs rise up from the sea, moulded by the pounding wave, which crash constant and merciless in a methodical surge for the shore. There is a huge reef break fringing most of the coastal area where the Dog Tooth Tuna and Wahoo lurk. As the boat manoeuvres around these reef beds you will be thrilled by the spectacular swells of water rising up into powerful waves. Great surfing opportunities for the brave.
For more information or to book your fishing/holiday package with Sinalei please contact Markus at Dive Fish Snow Travel now on:
web: divefishsnow.co.nz/fishing/samoa divefishsnow.com.au/fishing/samoa
Or call: 0064 9 918 5518
Tollfree NZ: 050508 348 334 Freephone AU: 1800 042 195