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An extra tick for our Tour Driver who was amazing with his commmentary and knowledge. Great group of people and saw Car Collections I have been wanting to see for years.


Classic cars of the South | May 2023

Beautiful homes with very pleasant hosts. Tour driver was a great leader, friendly, capable and organised. Will definitely recommend.


Whanganui Historic Homes | May 2023

Especially impressed with door to door service a big point of difference and having tea & coffee when we arrived. Looking forward to travelling again with the company in 2024.


Forgotten World | April 2023

Tour driver was exceptional a great asset to your company. I was very impressed with your pick ups and drop off service that you used for me. ‘Very high standard’ I was most impressed.


Canterbury High Country Stations | March 2023

Tour drivers were all careful, guides were knowledgeable and ensured we had the best experience. Itinerary was well balanced mix of walks, sightseeing and free time. The other members of our group were fun to be with and we had a good time together. We thoroughly enjoyed each days experiences. Our meal at Redcliff cafe was superb. Overall, a fabulous trip.


Fiordlands Great Walks | March 2023

Good communicating on morning of departure. Touring attractions were beyond expectations. We all enjoyed having a different tour guide for each activity. This brought a fresh approach to each day.


Fordland's Great Walks | March 2023

It fulfilled my bucket list, while I have been to the South many times before it was different doing it by bus and not having to drive.


Southland & Stewart Island | February 2023

I have just returned from the central Plateau tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. I appreciate the planning and organisation entailed in that trip. Julie Knight was a fantastic tour leader and an exceptionally goof driver. She engendered a great friendliness among our group with much fun and laughter! Also I want to thank Steve and Dave who chauffeured my friend and I from Auckland Hamilton and return. It was the icing on the cake. Hope to be able to join another trip soon


Central Plateau Tour | August 2022

Thank you for the experience, well organised and run. Ken Miller ran a great show. and everything went off like clockwork( I know we don’t mention clocks on Great Barrier). Our hosts at the Sunset Waterfront Lodge turned on great service in welcoming and comfortable accommodation. Leigh was a most informative guide and competent driver.. Willie as skipper of Sundancer gave us a great insight in many hidden features of the Island. Over-all a pleasant and informative experience.

Robert & Christina

Great Barrier Island Escape |May 2022

I would like to convey my thanks to the whole team at Leisure Time for the wonderful trip to Great Barrier Island this weekend. The arrangements, organisation and the people involved were absolutely fantastic. I travelled with a disability and received great assistance at all times. Ken our travel guide was superb. I look forward to future travel with Leisure Time tours


Great Barrier Island Escape | May 2022

We have just come back from the Northland tour and found it really enjoyable, well worth waiting for. Our Driver/guide Clem was excellent in every way – interesting, well informed, superbly organised and always going out of his way to ensure everyone was comfortable and happy. The guides on our tours to Tane Mahuta, the Treaty House at Waitangi and the minibus tour of Russell were all as good as, or better than, any we have experienced anywhere in the world… We have enjoyed all the tours with your company and hope to do many more.
Allen & Judy

Northland Art, Gardens & History Tour | Mar 2022

Thank you for giving us a very special holiday. We have now done two tours with your company and both have been awesome. Most of the reason behind the success of these tours has been Clem who is very professional and goes beyond to make these tours so memorable. He has remarkable knowledge of the areas we visit (I am sure he must stay up all night studying) but it is more than that, he can tell us stories, some personal, and he is happy for the travellers to add their experiences of the area. Thank you. We will definitely recommend your company to others, although we would like to keep Clem our secret. Don’t want him overworked 🙂
Rob & Frances

Private Tour | February 2022

We’d like you to know how much we enjoyed the recent walking trip to the South Island. The trip was brilliant. It was very organised and the walks very well selected, taking us into geographically interesting and spectacular country. Ken Miller was a gem. His detailed knowledge about the places we passed through meant we learned a huge amount. He was a congenial companion and looked after us very well. He is a real asset to the company – and a top class driver.

Allen & Judy

Central South Island Wanderer | February 2022

I cannot fault anything about it. It was absolutely brilliant. Allan our coach driver was so good. He was such a nice guy and did so much work behind the scenes. An example being one morning our breakfast was not presented very well. The next morning it could not have been better. He asked James, Jill and myself if we would like to do the Earnslaw trip after helicopter ride. James and I said that would be great so he made arrangements for us to buy our tickets. So glad I went as it was wonderful. Our driver for the extension was just as good. He went above and beyond. The itinerary was great and had a fabulous and memorable experience. Thank you so so much

Private Tour | November 2021

It was great! Jenny a number of laughs, weather was absolutely perfect , accommodation was good, but what we came to expect was showers over baths – more common down there than in the north but one managed, and got better as time went on getting out of bath. Our driver Ian (replacement) was extremely informative in his narrations and very knowledgeable- I enjoyed him and he assisted me every single time getting off the last step with my replacement knee. The replaced bus was the ideal size for 17 people allowing to have a single seat on one’s own or sharing – that went on more so in the first four seats on both sides.


Private Tour | November 2021

The trip was great thanks. A really good variety and number of experiences without being too exhausting. We were also fortunate that we got to enjoy Fiordland without vast numbers of tourists. Our fellow travellers were also a good bunch and we’ve made some new friends.


Focus on Fiordland Easter Tour | April 2021

We had the best journey, great experience, heaps of fun, laughs, such a great time. Clem was a great guide, sharing history of different areas throughout our journey, places to go and visit which we did and loved. So many beautiful spots, but not enough time to see everything which means we will be planning another journey. Wayne our driver to and from Auckland airport was a great comedian, and very helpful. The only negative was it wasn’t long enough, meaning our next holiday will have to be longer 😃.


Hokitika Wild Food Festival Tour | March 2021

We arrived at the perfect time with the perfect amount of expert commentary. John is an excellent and safe considerate driver who treated all my clients like VIP’s. All the people in our group have travelled all over the world and experienced the services of coaches over many countries and commented on John’s presentation and local knowledge, which was superb, and his care and consideration on everything he did to make it all easy for me and all my group.


Organiser of private tour and coach charter | March 2021

Many thanks for the great organizing you did with the bus. It was an absolutely awesome tour in a wonderful big, comfy bus with a great driver. Clem was a very safe, competent driver who provided a wonderful informative commentary. We felt really fortunate to have him as our driver as he really added to the depth of the trip. Plus he was a nice man who was one of us while still maintaining his professional standards. Many thanks again for your part in arranging this wonderful trip. I would certainly recommend your company to others.


Private Tour | February 2021

I just wanted to say how much Peter and I enjoyed our trip with you and Les. We had a great time with a most congenial group of fellow travellers and leaders. The organisation was flawless and we saw and heard about so much more than we could have on our own. Even the odd blip – rain at a crucial time and covid –  did nothing to detract from our enjoyment as you and Les seamlessly, for us, arranged alternatives. Les seemed to know the story behind almost every building and blade of grass. He imparted so much information as he drove along and wanting to learn as much as possible about the towns and countryside his commentary was much appreciated.

Sue & Peter

Private Tour | February 2021

Focus on Fiordland group tour group April 2021
NZ tours and short breaks with Leisure Time Travel
Hokitika Wild Food Festival
Small Group Tours with Leisure Time Travel
Leisure Time Tours coach stopped for awesome views of Aoraki Mount Cook
Cape Reinga lighthouse with a pink sky in the background
Boy overlooking clear flowing waters of Hamurana Springs
Leisure Time Tours passengers looking out over Lake Tekapo
Aerial view of Stanmore Bay Beach from the sea
Lavochkin La-9 flying over the mountain tops at Warbirds Over Wanaka
Coastal town of Gisborne from above
Milford Sound boat cruise
Coach on road
Day trips with Leisure Time