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 15 November 2018 – Waikato Gardens Day Out

Today we will travel around the Waikato visiting a couple of gardens and nurseries. Our first stop will be Clara Vaile in Newstead, a country haven, composed of fragrant roses, lavender and other aromatic plants, 15 areas to sit and contemplate, numerous orchards and an old English potager. Take time to enjoy this garden which has been created and used as a place of retreat. We then travel into Cambridge to purchase some lunch. We will visit two nurseries in Cambridge (Amber Garden Centre and Oderings Garden Centre), with the opportunity to purchase some plants for your summer garden. After visiting these nurseries, we travel to our last garden for the day. Moondance Manor Gardens are extensively planted with abundant flower beds, expansive lawn areas, a wealth of native and exotic trees, a large ornamental pond and island and substantial formal hedging – all set on over a hectare bordering the Waikato River.

Leaving yard at 9.00am

COST: Members $60.00, Non-Members $65.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea, and admissions.

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Sunday 18 November 2018 – Nikau Walk Pirongia

Today’s outing will take us to Pirongia Forest Park where we’ll enjoy the Nikau Walk. This walk passes through beautiful native forest, then follows along the stream to a loop walk, lush with nikau palms and tree ferns. Bring your lunch with you to enjoy along the way. This walk will take approximately 2 and a half hours, and is a 7km return walk. Remember to bring plenty of water with you and your walking shoes.

Leaving yard at 9.30am

COST: Members $30.00, Non-Members $35.00 per person. Includes coach and morning tea.

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Tuesday 20 November 2018 – A Day Out 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 lunch at our mystery location. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a day at the beach.

Leaving yard at 8.30am

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

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Thursday 29 November 2018 - New Zealand Flower & Garden Show

Green-thumbs, flower enthusiasts, fun lovers and home and garden renovators - the wait is over! Auckland will play host to the second North Island based international flower and garden show following the hugely successful inaugural event in Spring 2017. The New Zealand Flower and Garden Show will be a celebration of modern horticulture and design and will provide visitors of all ages an array of things to do and see. We will travel to the Trusts Arena in Auckland for a day at the show.

Leaving yard at 8.00am

COST: Members $95.00, Non-Members $100.00 per person. Includes coach, morning tea, and admissions.

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