Do you read house and garden magazines? Do you love looking at houses? Are you looking for a fun and easy way to support a special charity? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this is the event for you!
Having raised over $150,000 since 2009 through this biennial event, the 6th House Tour promises to deliver! The tour's run by The Girls' Club to raise funds for North Haven Hospice. Generous owners of beautiful and creative Whangarei homes open their doors for two full days in November to ticket holders to explore. Ticket holders will receive instructions of how to get the itinerary so they can plan their weekend route. The weekend is renowned for being interesting, well organized and a tonne of fun!
You can pre-purchase a tasty lunch when ordering your tickets, to allow you to enjoy a full day on the tour. All proceeds from ticket and lunch purchases go directly to North Haven Hospice. Bring your partner, best friend, or gather a group of like minded souls and enjoy a day of fun and inspiration! This year the tour is focused on the Bream Bay to Lang's Beach area with houses starting just 20 minutes from Whangarei. The 2019 Hospice House Tour promises something for everyone from villas, new builds, and cottages to big and tiny houses.
Please read below for FAQ's or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We look forward to your company.
Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased online and at the Forum North Eventfinda. Click the button below to be taken to the Eventfinda website. Please note that if you purchase online, you will need to be able to print your tickets off - if you have trouble please contact us as we could possibly help!
Dates: 9 and 10 November 2019 Tour times: 9:30am-4pm Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019 Locations: Houses are all located within the Bream Bay/Waipu/Langs Beach area and we provide a map in the itinerary so you will be able to plan your route. Rainy day plan: The event will go ahead regardless! Lunches: When you purchase your ticket, you will have an option to also purchase at the same time, a gorgeous pre-paid lunch for $20.00 per head. They are freshly made by our caterers each morning ready for pick up from one of the houses on the day you choose to do your tour. Here are the details: 1. Ploughman's Lunch with Ham off the Bone, Freshly Baked Bread, Selection of Cheese, Pickles. 2. Honey Roasted Kumara with Kransky Salad, Creamy Garlic Dressing and Parmesan (GF) 3. Tumeric Roasted Cauli and Chic Pea with Green Apple, Almond and Citrus Pickled Onion (GF,DF) All lunches come with slice or cake and other goodies (*salads can be made Gluten Free on request) (*Ploughman's and Salads may contain nuts & seeds)
Lunches can be collected from house 2, between 9.30am - 3.00pm, Saturday & Sunday - please bring ticket to redeem lunch - The Coffee Time van will also be there at house 2. Eftpos available and they will also be selling a few spare lunches.
Teaser images for 2019's tour
How does the tour work?
The first step is to purchase your ticket! Then a couple of days before the event, we will email out to you an itinerary which will include a map of the house locations and decriptions of the houses. You will have both days to travel around in your own vehicles to view the houses once, in any order that you wish. (you can do the tour in one day or two).
When I have purchased my ticket, when and how will I get my itinerary?
Approximately one week before the event we will send you instructions of how to access the itinerary. You can print it off or use the digital copy to help you navigate your journey. You will need to take your printed copy of the itinerary with you to every house. Once your ticket has been scanned, the hostess will stamp this to validate it and from then on, you only need to show the other hostesses your validated itinerary to gain entry to the houses. They will mark off the house numbers with vivid. You can only view each house once.
What do I do with my ticket?
You will need to take a copy of your Eventfinda Tour ticket to your first house only. This can be printed OR it can be shown on your smartphone. Show this to the hostess at your first house and they will scan it then issue you with an entry card for the remaining houses. At each house the hostess will mark your attendance on your entry card.
Can I return to a house for another visit?
Entry to each house is once only and your entry card will be checked off upon entry to each house
Can I take photos in the houses?
No photography is permitted (including with devices). Some tour visitors bring a notebook and pen to note down the details of those great ideas they spot.
Is the tour suitable for someone with reduced mobility?
Unfortunately not. These are private homes that have steps and stairs. Some have uneven ground or gravel paths. We advise taking care, and entry is at each ticket holders own risk.
How will I know about any updates or cancellations leading up to the tour?
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what happens to the money raised by The Girls' Club from the tour?
ALL proceeds go to North Haven Hospice. In 2009 the proceeds paid off the van used to deliver medical equipment to patients homes. The 2011 tour proceeds purchased a car for community nursing staff. The Rose garden was revamped into a peaceful retreat for patients and their families with the proceeds of the 2013 tour. 2015 tour proceeds replaced furnishings and the awnings providing shade to patients rooms. The 2017 House Tour proceeds went towards replacement of the carpet at North Haven Hospice.
Can I bring my children, even if they are on their best behaviour?
Unfortunatley we have to have a blanket 'no kiddies' rule. There are many reasons; the most important one to us is to ensure the homes of the generous home owners are as safe as can be.
A HUGE thank you from The Girls' Club and on behalf of North Haven Hospice for the generous and kind support from our sponsors and supporters. This event and its outcomes would not be possible without this.