Day Trips

Leisure Time Tours offer a diverse range of day tours throughout the Central North Island catering to a wide range of interests.

​The friendly nature of our day trips will make you feel at ease and a welcome member of the group – what better way to make new friends!

When you travel with us we provide professional, knowledgeable staff; a personalised service, roadside morning teas and modern air conditioned coaches. Leisure Time Tours is Qualmark Quality Assured and 100% NZ family owned & operated.

Saturday 8 February 2020 - Paeroa Military Tattoo

This is the 27th Military Tattoo for Paeroa and one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one in New Zealand to hold an Evening Tattoo. We leave Hamilton to arrive in Paeroa by 5:00pm allowing you to see the street parade before the Evening Tattoo.  Performers include Highland Dancers, Celtic singers, Mace flourishing, Pipe Band displays and Ode to the Haggis. The Tattoo closes with the “Lone Piper” playing, and the singing of “Old Lang Syne”. This two-and-a-half-hour evening variety spectacular, complete with the Paeroa Castle, is based on the famous Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland. Bring your folding chair, picnic tea and perhaps a rug to keep off any chilly breezes and enjoy the evening.

Leaving yard at 3.00pm

COST: Travel Club Members $70.00, Non-members $75.00 per person. Includes coach, afternoon tea and admission.

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Tuesday 11 February 2020 - Scenic Drive

Today we will board the coach and just drive and enjoy the scenery as we go. There is nothing better than just hopping in the coach and going for a drive on a summer’s day. We are not restricted to time so it is a full day of leisure exploring. We will stop somewhere along the way for you to purchase your lunch.

Leaving yard at 8.30am

COST: Travel Club Members $65.00, Non-members $70.00 per person. Includes coach and morning tea.

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Friday 21 February 2020 – Rotorua Garden Art Gallery

Our journey today will take us to Rotorua to visit the Garden Art Gallery. Step into a world of sweetly scented flowers, where inviting pathways lead through native trees, palms, cycads and rhododendrons. A stroll through this delightful garden will surely prove to be an unforgettable experience. Set amongst this award-winning garden, are two magnificent art galleries, displaying original wildlife and landscape paintings, limited edition prints, cards and crafts, by internationally renowned artist Jeanette Blackburn.

Leaving yard at 8.00am

COST: Travel Club Members $85.00, Non-Members $90.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea and admission.

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Wednesday 26 February 2020  - Fountain Gardens

Travelling over the Kaimai Ranges today, we make our way to Fountain Gardens. With over 30 unique water features, fountains and other garden art; plus a variety of ponds, streams and bridges – there’s plenty to see and explore at Fountain Gardens. The gardens are linked together by a series of paths that wind their way through the beautiful native gully, around the pond and through the rose garden area. The native gully is a sight to behold with huge ponga and trees towering above, and native flora and fauna enclosing this area to create almost cave like effect that takes you worlds away from reality. A picnic lunch is included in today’s trip to enjoy in the stunning surroundings of the gardens (please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking).

Leaving yard at 8.00am

COST: Travel Club Members $95.00, Non-members $100.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea, admission and picnic lunch.

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