Telling you where to go since 2006!

Charmaine Hawke is travel broker and problem solver for anyone wanting to do some travel in and around New Zealand or any location around the World.   She specialises in turning people's dreams in flights, accommodation and event experiences.  Sometimes she has to admit that the crazier the journey the better the overall experience both for Charmaine and the traveller.


Charmaine is on call for all corporate travelling and is at the end of a phone to sort out any last minute travel changes.  Charmaine has had over 15 years experience in the travel industry.  With her team at  Hop Abroad she  prides itself on thinking differently about how to best provide travel without issues. It is always good to know that there is an expert on hand and responses happening  24 hour, seven days a week.


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Wellington Beer Tours

Your tipple tour awaits you!

Taste some of Wellington City, NZ finest craft beers. Let our experienced team take you out and about around Wellington for beer and pizza. Discover for yourself why Wellington has proclaimed itself to be the beer capital of NZ.

Canadian Beer Tours

SEATTLE to CALGARY Craft Beer Tour

For lovers of wine, food, craft beers and trains join us on a trip of a lifetime with Rocky Mountaineer. Experience the North Pacific coastline, Vancouvedr Island, the Spectacular Canadian Rockies, Iconic Lake Louise, Banff and then onto Calgary.

USA - New England

Atlantic coastal, historic USA trip of a lifetime!

Drive yourself and visit Portsmouth, Boston, Bar Harbour - Maine Coast, Vermont + more. Sample local foods, wines and craft beers. Experience the region through site, taste and touch! Hop Abroad discover stunning coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean, visit the region the Pilgrims first settled in 1620 and experience early American History.

USA - Oregon Golf Tour

Hop Abroad the trip of a lifetime!

Rise to the challenge of the Oregon golf courses. Revitalise yourself with the refreshing change of wild and dramatic scenery. Reward your employees for outstanding performance with one of our customised Golf Retreats. Relax and explore the vineyards, craft breweries, national parks and stunning attractions of the state of Oregon.

USA - Brew Oregon Tour

Vibrant city + wild dramatic scenery!

A 8 day (7 night) tour experiencing Breweries throughout Oregon sampling local flavours. Highlights - Portland City tour, International Rose Garden, Pittock Mansion and Chinese Gardens, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, world renowned Crater Lake National Park, Redwoods and the Oregon Coast. Discover the wild pines, sweeping mountains, cascading falls and bustling city in this stunning US State.

USA - Oregon's Coast

SEATTLE to PORTLAND - 10 days

Experience some of Oregon’s most impressive scenery during this tour while sampling some of the region’s best craft beers. If you’re interested in seeing amazing scenery, exploring vibrant cities and sampling some of the country’s best craft beers, then this holiday is for you!

USA - Southern and Midwest

MEMPHIS to ATLANTA - 10 day tour

This Southern US tour is a must for music buffs, as it explores some of the locations that played a critical role in the evolution of American music. Your vacation includes two nights each in three of Tennessee’s great cities: Memphis, dubbed the "birthplace of rock ’n’ roll;" Nashville, famous for country music; and Gatlinburg, a mountain resort destination. You’ll also overnight in Asheville, North Carolina, and two of Kentucky’s famous cities—Louisville and Lexington.

Australia

It has been over 30 years since I last visited Perth, far too long between drinks I now realise. Needless to say the skyline of the city has changed in that time quite considerably and the resources boom is quite evident with many of the mining companies having the tallest buildings in the city. That said the skyline is not as dominated by tall buildings as many comparably sized cities worldwide.

"We have just had the trip of a life time to Europe thanks to Charmaine our travel agent from Hop Abroad"

Trevor and Lis Grigg

We feel she did an outstanding job. Charmaine made planning for the trip easy with her experience and expertise. Our apartments exceeded our expectations and were in really good locations. The tours she recommended were all fantastic and included Granville Island Market tour in Vancouver, Cinque Terre tour in Florence and Vatican, Sistine and Raphael’s tour in Rome. We really appreciated all the personal time and effort Charmaine gave us answering any questions or concerns we had about our trip. We highly recommend Charmaine and we can’t wait to book another trip with her.

"Thanks Charmaine you’re an absolute star - we’re not sure how we would cope without you"

Adam, Susan and Penny, Wellington

As soon as we start thinking about overseas holidays we engage Charmaine Hawke, we tell her what sort of a holiday we're thinking about and sometimes we’ll even tell her where we’re thinking about going. The great thing is, she knows us pretty well by now so she already knows our likes and dislikes. Charmaine does all the hard work, she figures out the best airfares, the best cruises, the best hotels, itineraries, travel insurance and add on’s like day excursions. By engaging Charmaine we have taken the guess work out of our travel plans and everything runs smoothly from the time we catch our taxi to the airport to the time that we arrive back home.

"Charmaine is a well organised travel broker who thinks of everything"

Margot Young, Wellington

She made my overseas trip really easy to plan because she did it all for me including finding the best prices. I absolutely recommend her.

Broom

2018

Founded over 100 years ago Broome is a 2 ½ hour flight from Perth but don’t let this put you off visiting as this town is one of the jewels of Western Australia and the gateway to the awe inspiring Kimberley region.

Perth

2018

It has been over 30 years since I last visited Perth, far too long between drinks I now realise. Needless to say the skyline of the city has changed in that time quite considerably and the resources boom is quite evident with many of the mining companies having the tallest buildings in the city.

Honolulu Beerworks

2015/08/31

The craft beer scene in Hawaii has changed dramatically in the past two years since I was there last. On a recent trip we had discovered it was a desert for craft beer lovers no more!

Kauai Island Brewery

2015/08/31

If you want to experience ‘the last beer before tomorrow’ then Kauai Island Brewery is the place to go. They are located in Port Allen, about a 30 minute drive from Lihue and it’s the closest brewery to the international date line - so you couldn’t get truer than that!

Ballast Point Tasting Room - Little Italy

2015/11/18

Busy place on a Saturday with a great vibe. Large list of beers on tap and good food menu. Kids catered for with a good food menu.

Bolt brewery

2015/11/18

Low key garage feel in little Italy. 20 taps and create your own flight.

Bottle Logic Brewing Anaheim

2015/11/18

Located in an industrial area in Anaheim is a little gem. This brewery makes a range of good beers. 12 on tap and a variety that will mean every taste is catered for. To say they experiment is an understatement, these guys are The Garage Project of Anaheim.

Yellow Dog Brewing Co, Canada (Reviewed by Kyle Cameron)

2016/01/13

Play Dead IPA, ABV: 6.8%, IBU: 75

Granville Island Brewery Review, Canada (Reviewed by Kyle Cameron)

2016/01/13

Over the false river from downtown Vancouver, Granville Island brewery is a tasting room come eatery with a store attached to the side of it. It has a cool local market atmosphere and I would recommend anyone staying in Van to go check out Granville Island in general, it really is a cool little place full of markets, little restaurants, liquor store, several shops to wander around and all in a tight little area. All just 5 mins bus from downtown.

Ballast Point - Grapefruit Sculpin (Reviewed by Kyle Cameron)

2016/01/21

Grapefruit Sculpin (IPA with Natural Grapefruit Flavours), ABV: 7%, IBU: 70

One Fat Bird - Karori

2016/01/26

This is the first Blog in my 'Places to Drink in Wellington' series I am going to be doing... let me know if there is somewhere you think I should check out!

Moon Under Water Brewery (Reviewed by Kyle Cameron)

2016/02/08

Part one of a beer review series of Moon Under Water Brewery based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada culminating in a review of a trip to the brewery itself.

Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival

2016/03/06

The Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival was held on the Wellington waterfront, 19th - 20th February 2016 at Waitangi Park.

Wet your whistle in Welly

2016/04/03

Friday March 18th saw the Hop Abroad Wellington team take on the “Wet your whistle in Welly” tour, you may ask why we had not done this before and there is no good reason as to why so we set out to rectify this situation.

Brewfest Out West 2016 (By Jules Gerrard)

2016/03/07

The inaugural Brew Fest in Auckland started in 2014 and with much sadness we said goodbye to this much loved festival as the grounds have just been sold. This small intimate brew fest is perfect for getting together with other like-minded craft beer drinkers. Big enough to have some great variety yet small enough not to have the masses there getting drunk.

Customer Testimonials

"We have just had the trip of a life time to Europe thanks to Charmaine our travel agent from Hop Abroad"

Trevor and Lis Grigg

We feel she did an outstanding job. Charmaine made planning for the trip easy with her experience and expertise. Our apartments exceeded our expectations and were in really good locations. The tours she recommended were all fantastic and included Granville Island Market tour in Vancouver, Cinque Terre tour in Florence and Vatican, Sistine and Raphael’s tour in Rome. We really appreciated all the personal time and effort Charmaine gave us answering any questions or concerns we had about our trip. We highly recommend Charmaine and we can’t wait to book another trip with her.

"Thanks Charmaine you’re an absolute star - we’re not sure how we would cope without you"

Adam, Susan and Penny, Wellington

As soon as we start thinking about overseas holidays we engage Charmaine Hawke, we tell her what sort of a holiday we're thinking about and sometimes we’ll even tell her where we’re thinking about going. The great thing is, she knows us pretty well by now so she already knows our likes and dislikes. Charmaine does all the hard work, she figures out the best airfares, the best cruises, the best hotels, itineraries, travel insurance and add on’s like day excursions. By engaging Charmaine we have taken the guess work out of our travel plans and everything runs smoothly from the time we catch our taxi to the airport to the time that we arrive back home.

"Charmaine is a well organised travel broker who thinks of everything"

Margot Young, Wellington

She made my overseas trip really easy to plan because she did it all for me including finding the best prices. I absolutely recommend her.

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Contact: Charmaine Hawke, Karori, Wellington
Phone: +64 4 476 6460
Mobile: +64 27 549 0932
Email: charmaine@hopabroad.co.nz

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