Woman Care Trust organised 2 x buses to Goat Island for 110 members of the organisation on 08th December 2018. Goat Island is a tiny island in New Zealand located close to the North Island coast, north of Auckland, northeast of Warkworth, and directly west of Little Barrier Island. The trip started with the religious prayers recited by the ladies in the bus which boosted the energy level, excitement and enthusiasm among the ladies for the trip. The journey was full of fun for the ladies as they were singing lots of old & new Indian songs, shared jokes and played antakshari (spoken parlor game played in India).After reaching Goat Island all ladies had their breakfast by sharing the food with each other, captured beautiful clicks of the fantastic sights and were blessed with the steady sea and shining sun allowing them to sit on the sand to watch the world go by.
Woman Care Trust had booked Glass bottom boat tour for the ladies to explore New Zealand’s first marine reserve. During this 45-minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, as well as the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island. Goat Island Marine Reserve is a tranquil escape, with dark, sandy & rocky beaches, thriving marine life and lush fauna.
There were many ladies from the group who got this opportunity to travel in a boat for the first time with their friends. All the ladies had great fun in the boat that provided a fun and educational adventure. Ladies did not missed an opportunity to move their steps on Punjabi Folk dance Gidha near the beach. They spent fruitful time on the trip, got relaxed from boredom and stress of daily life routine. All the ladies were very thankful to the Woman Care Trust in organising this trip, as they got an opportunity to navigate new place in New Zealand, sightseeing and communicate with more people .At the end of the day, all the ladies exchanged their numbers with each other and went back with the beautiful memories of the time spent in exploring New Zealand, developing social network, get rid of depression & loneliness.