You, Me & Friends

Small Group Hosted Tours & Designer Trips

We host seamless trips to wonderful experiences and amazing destinations. 

Small Group Hosted Tours

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Designer Trips

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Welcome to "You, Me & Friends" - Small Group Hosted Tours.

Our name may be new, but we (David & Karen) have each been working in the Whangarei Travel industry for over 30 years!

Between us, we have taken tours away to: The Rugby World Cup, The Australian Tennis Open, Asia, USA & Canada, UK & Europe, Australia, The Pacific, and in the last year and a bit…literally all over New Zealand!

Our tours are all “Small Groups” (6-16 people), and our tour “Hosts” look after you from start to finish. We like to make travelling easy, so on overnight tours or longer we pick you up from your central Whangarei or Waipu homes.

Our tours are always changing. We are always looking for new and exciting things to do.

Our tours are about having a bit of fun, new  experiences, spending time with good friends, and making great memories!

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If you yearn to explore the world, but find the prospect daunting, difficult, or lonely – then our “You, Me & Friends – Small Group Hosted Tours” are right for you. We host seamless trips to amazing destinations with wonderful experiences. You will travel with a small group of 4-16 likeminded travellers, led by a fun and experienced Travel host. 

These small group tours make travel easy, safe & fun.

Don’t hold back on your dreams. Let us help you fulfil them!

What our Customers say about our tours…..

It's always great to hear how much people enjoy our trips. Here's a few of their comments....
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The Red Centre & Top End

An unforgettable adventure through the Red Centre & Top End of Australia.
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Travel Club-Meeting & Lunch

Next meeting: Wed 7th Aug24   Join your Travel Friends from previous trips away for a casual morning get-together. 11.00am-11.30am.  Arrive & mix & mingle. 11.30am-11.45am.  ...
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“Hidden Treasures”-Day Tour

We’ll take any excuse for a shopping spree, but especially when it involves revamping our wardrobes with thrift shop threads.
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Tongan Discovery Cruise

This 10-night cruise is an easy break from the New Zealand Winter. Sail from Auckland to Tonga & Fiji with 4 port stops!
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Easy paced Discover Italy with Easy paced Discover Spain & Easy paced Discover Portugal add-on

This easy-paced tour takes you through the highlights of three jewels of Europe.
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Don’t dream your life… live your dream!

The Trip Designers at You, Me & Friends specialise in turning travel dreams into wonderful reality.

As experienced traveller’s ourselves, we know just what it takes to make a great trip. Advising the best time of year to go, sorting through the myriad of flight options, picking the right hotel in the right location, and suggesting the most memorable experiences. We can turn your dream into a trip of a lifetime.

Looking for Inspiration?

Fiji “Week at The Warwick”

Getaway from Whangarei this winter to the sunny coral coast of Fiji, staying in the 4 Star luxury of the Warwick Fiji
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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Tastes” ***National Distillery Company-Napier***

One of our favourite activities on Day 4 of our Art Deco24 tour was a Gin Tasting experience at the heritage-listed “National Distillery Company” building, ...
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You, Me & Friends “Amazing Activities” **3D Trick-art Gallery***

After checking out of our Rotorua accommodation on Day 3 of our Art Deco24 tour, we headed to the north side of the city to ...
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You, Me & Friends “Amazing Places” ***Redwood Forest-Rotorua***

After indulging in a late lunch on Day 2 of our Art Deco24 tour, we made our way back to the outskirts of Rotorua, eager ...
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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places” ***Kelenanap Oxbow Lake***

Jun24: Whist staying at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge on our Borneo Wildlife Adventure, we will embark on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to ...
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You, Me & Friends “Amazing Activities” ***Gomantong Caves***

Jun24: Whist we are staying at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge on our Borneo Wildlife Adventure, you will have the opportunity for an optional visit to ...
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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places” ***Sukau Rainforest Lodge***

Jun24: On our Borneo Wildlife Adventure, we will be staying at Sukau Rainforest Lodge for 3 nights, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, ...
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Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!