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.

Thursday 24 October 2019 – Clevedon Foodies Day

Our travels today take us to Clevedon, a town with genuine country charm to enjoy some of their local produce. Our first visit is Cammell’s Honey. They have being supplying quality bee products from New Zealand since 1974. Today we will pay a visit to their factory and shop for you to browse their wide variety of products. Our next stop is John Hill Estate Winery. John Hill Estate is a boutique family owned and run vineyard restaurant and cellar door. Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking their immaculate vineyard. We then commence our travel back to Hamilton through the country roads skirting past the Hunua Ranges Regional Park.

Leaving yard at 8.00am.

COST: Travel Club Members $90.00, Non Members $95.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea and lunch.

 

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Wednesday 30 October 2019 – Mystery Trip

Well, our mystery trips have continued to be popular, so we will put on another one this newsletter.  Come out and about with us for an interesting day, a scrumptious lunch and of course great company. 

Leaving yard at 8.30am

COST: Travel Club Members $80.00, Non Members $85.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea and lunch.

 

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Tuesday 5 November 2019 – Giapo Ice Cream

Today we travel to Auckland to Giapo Ice Cream for a unique food experience. On a mission to bring the world to Auckland for ice cream, the gelato creations found at Giapo go beyond traditional forms. Pushing the boundaries of what gelato can be, the haute ice cream trend has begun at Giapo. While here we will experience first-hand what happens in the kitchen with a behind the scenes tour. During the tour we get an insight into their unique creative process and learn the story of how innovation and ice cream come together, and of course sample plenty of ice creams from their menu. After our tour, you will have time to purchase lunch in Auckland CBD before we travel home.

Please note there are 15 steps to climb on this tour.

Leaving yard at 8.00am

COST: Travel Club Members $120.00, Non Members $125.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea and admission.

 

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Tuesday 12 November 2019 – Burr-wood Country Garden

We commence our travels today by driving through Karangahake Gorge and onto Waihi where we’ll enjoy a roadside morning tea. Departing Waihi we travel to Burr-wood Garden, located just out of Katikati. Burr-wood is set on 2 and a half acres, with developed gardens surrounded by the native bush of the lower Kaimai Ranges. They overlook a panorama of land, sea, harbour and islands, from top of Waihi Beach out to East Cape.  After our visit we travel into Bethlehem for you to purchase your lunch before commencing our journey home. Please note this trip is not suitable for those with walkers.

Leaving yard at 8.00am

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

 

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Saturday 16 November 2019 – Awhitu Regional Park Walk

Today we travel to Awhitu Regional Park. There are two walking options here. The first option is the Brook Homestead Walk (45 minutes, 1.5km loop walk). You will walk along the foreshore of the Manukau Harbour, past the historic Brook jetty and up onto the headland where the Brook Homestead sits amid a glade of trees, before making your way back to the starting point through bush and parkland. For those wanting to explore more of the park, the Settlers Valley Walk (1 hour 30 minutes, 3km loop walk) is a good choice as it incorporates the Brook Homestead Walk, walking along the wetlands, two white sandy beaches and climbs up to the viewpoint to take in the stunning views of the Manukau Harbour. Bring your lunch today to enjoy in the park.

Leaving yard at 8.30am

COST: Travel Club Members $75.00, Non Members $80.00 per person. Includes coach and morning tea.

 

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Wednesday 20 November 2019 – A Day At The Beach

With summer just around the corner, it only seems appropriate to spend a day at the beach. The exact beach we will visit will be revealed on the day. Of course we will treat you to a lovely fish n’ chip lunch at our mystery location. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a day at the beach.

Leaving yard at 8.30am

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

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Thursday 28 November 2019 – Matamata - Piako History Day

Our first visit of the day is the Firth Tower in Matamata. The Firth Tower was built in 1882 by Josiah Clifton Firth to provide a lookout over the countryside. The tower stands on rising ground commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country. There are 13 buildings on site with museum displays to view. While here we will also enjoy a morning tea amongst the tranquil atmosphere of their gardens. We then travel to Te Aroha where you will have time to purchase some lunch. In the afternoon we visit Cadman Bath House, also known as the Te Aroha Museum.  Opened in 1898, the museum is home to a diverse collection of local artefacts. Films and archives on gold mining, farming and the spa history, show what life was like for those brave and hardy pioneers and the generations who have followed.  Our last stop for the day is Morrinsville Museum, where we explore the exhibits about the local history of Morrinsville.

Leaving yard at 8.30am

COST: Travel Club Members $80.00, Non Members $85.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea and admissions.

 

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