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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.


Passenger on Focus on Fiordland Easter Tour 2021

Just back from Focus on Fiordland tour. Fantastic. Highly recommend. Our Tour Driver/Commentator/Camp Mother, Alan, was terrific. Thanks.


Passenger on Focus on Fiordland Easter Tour 2021

I would like to compliment you on your driver, Clem, who last week took a party of us on a ‘Northland adventure’.
His driving was exemplary and I felt safe at all times, his commentary perfect and his responsible approach to his job was a credit to you and him.


Passenger on a private tour

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 😃.


Passenger on Hokitika Wild Food Festival Tour - March 2021

The trip was absolutely fabulous, a great time was had by all.
Thank you so much for your help organizing the trip.
I will be recommending you to as many people as I can.


Private tour

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

Thank you so much for organising our fantastic trip down South. We had an amazing time and feel so privileged to be living in such a beautiful country.  Accommodation and food was outstanding and Rob, my husband who is celiac, was catered for extremely well. 

Frances & Rob

Passengers on a private tour - 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.


Passenger on private tour - Feb 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

Passengers on private tour - Feb 2021

We really enjoyed the trip NZ Railway Adventure. The group were lovely and easy to get along with. We saw some lovely scenery along the way.
Our driver/ team leader Dennis was very helpful at all times.  We enjoyed the commentary as we drove along which going with a group is a plus. The food was delightful at all Hotels.  We would recommend Leisure Time Tours to anyone who enjoys group trips.

Passenger on NZ Railway Adventure Tour

Thank you Les for taking a group of lovely people from UK and showing us how beautiful NZ is with commentary to complete the experience. Certainly was a holiday of a lifetime. Wonderful memories to treasure forever.

We have just completed an 18 day journey with Brian. Everybody enjoyed the trip and thanks to Brian for the great commentary. Thanks Leisure Time Tours.

Very friendly people. I enjoyed my time with them.

Kia Ora,
We just had to write to tell you what a wonderful New Zealand tour we have had with Clem your driver and Paul the tour guide. We have seen so many places and experienced the cultural and scenic diversity of both islands.
Clem and Paul had a fantastic knowledge of New Zealand history, which they imparted with enthusiasm.
Their friendly and professional approach ensured we had a good and safe holiday.
Even with a few hiccups they remained calm and organised to enable us to continue with our enjoyable holiday.
Their concern for their passengers was always paramount.
We would just like to thank them and to let you know because of their care we had a really unforgettable experience of New Zealand, wonderful ambassadors for your company and Country.
Juliet and John

I must write to let you know that I am very impressed with your business. The correspondence before the bus trip by letter or phone was very reassuring that everything was going well.
On the 5 day bus trip “Gisborne Say Put”, I loved every day with our experienced Tour host and driver, Les. He could talk about anything and included some humour.
The people on the tour were a nice bunch; the scenery was fantastic, the hotel accommodation and food was excellent and even the weather was good.
A great little holiday I would recommend to anyone who wants to take a trip with Leisure Time.

We would like to express our gratitude and thanks for a most excellent trip on the recently hosted Warbirds over Wanaka tour with Ashleigh.

We found Ashleigh to be most helpful, gracious and very organised.  She was extremely pleasant to deal with and nothing was too much trouble; we enjoyed her company and hosting and found the entire tour to be enjoyable, very good value and a worthwhile experience.

We would be more than happy to attend any future tours that are of interest to us and would be very pleased to have Ashleigh as our Tour Leader again at any time.

Teina and Paul

The bus trip for the Waikato Korean Association on Saturday, 5 May, went really well thank you.

Special thanks to driver John Andrew, who turned up in plenty of time, backed the bus expertly into the car park at the Link and was unfailingly good-humoured, patient and obliging throughout the whole day.

It was a great day for everyone who took part.  I’d recommend Leisure Time Tours to anyone.


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