You, Me & Friends

Small Group Hosted Tours

We host seamless trips to wonderful experiences and amazing destinations. 



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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You, Me & Friends – Travel Club Meeting & Dinner

Join David & Karen and your Travel Friends from previous trips away for a casual evening get-together then dinner

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The Forgotten Highway Tour

This 8 Day / 7 nights away explores the Forgotten Highway and some of the coolest things to do in Taranaki!

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“Week in the Chathams” Tour

This 8 Day / 7 nights away will give you a comprehensive look at one of New Zealand’s remote Islands

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Chateau, Kapiti, & Somes Island Tour

This 7 Day / 6 nights away combines a little bit of luxury with a little bit of adventure! Stay in lovely hotels at night, and experience some fantastic NZ nature during the day.

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Great Barrier Getaway

Join us on this 4 Day / 3 Night Great Barrier Island Getaway. It may be only 250kms from home – but it will seem like you have arrived into a different time zone!

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Melbourne Weekender at the Novotel on Collins – 4 days / 3 nights

Pop across the ditch to visit the cultural capital of Australia!  Melbourne has it all. Shopping, Shows, Wineries, and wonderful, wonderful food!

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Our Trip Designers each have over 25 years of experience in designing perfect trips. During every one of those years we construct between 250-300 trips to destinations spanning every continent on earth. That’s over 6000 trips each that we painstakingly researched, prepared & booked.

We listen to what you want, then combine our own experiences with research and recommendations to come up with something uniquely designed– just for you.

Let us create the perfect blend of relaxation, wonder, and adventure on your next trip away.



You, Me & Northland “Favourite Art”  *** Soju Shots ***

…and suddenly – I have a new favorite artist! I have always been a big fantasy art fan. Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Chris Archilleos – …

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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places”  *** The Catlins***

Arriving at the Catlins, we based ourselves at the Whistling Frog Lodge, a sprawling eco-resort located deep in the heart of the Catlins National Park. …

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You, Me & Northland “Favourite Tastes” *** Ake Ake by Sovrano ***

When we think wineries and fine NZ wine, our thoughts stray immediately to The Hawkes Bay & Marlborough. Few Kiwi’s know that the birthplace of …

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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places”  *** Kiwi spotting on Stewart Island ***

Situated at the very bottom of the world, Stewart Island Rakiura still feels like a frontier land. The early inhabitants were hard men and women …

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You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places” *** Ulva Island ***

A short flight from Invercargill across the turbulent skies of Foveaux Straight lies New Zealand’s third largest island – Rakiura Stewart Island. The town centre …

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You, Me & Northland “Favourite Tastes”  *** Opo Beach Takeaways, Opononi ***

It’s not often that you write a blog about a takeaway bar, but I felt compelled to mention this one. Opononi Beach Takeaways (or “Opo …

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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!