Short Breaks

Short Breaks are New Zealand Tours up to 5 days in duration. This year we are offering a variety of New Zealand Short Break tours visiting destinations we have not offered before and also the return of our popular favourites.

For 2019 we are offering more South Island Tours; we are still offering our full South Island Tour, but we thought long and hard of other destinations in the South Island we have not visited in detail…..and we have come up with some fantastic tours.

Our Guaranteed Twin Share price is available for those passengers willing to share with another single traveller of the same gender. If there isn’t another passenger of the same gender to share with we GUARANTEE our twin share price.

Tuesday 28 April – Saturday 2 May 2020 ~ Hawkes Bay Historic Homes (5 Days)

The Hawkes Bay is home to a wide variety of houses built during 1870-1914 and our five day tour will give you an excellent chance to experience first-hand, the story of New Zealand’s formative years by visiting beautiful houses of the period – many of which are still in the hands of the families they were built for. We also enjoy a guided art deco walking tour exploring the interior and exterior of the beautiful art deco buildings of Napier.

COST:  From $1,790

Book and pay in full by Thursday 19 December and receive a$75.00 discount per person!

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Sunday 10 May – Thursday 14 May 2020 ~ Wanaka Autumn Escape (5 Days)

Sitting on the shores of magnificent Lake Wanaka, the resort township of Wanaka draws visitors seeking adventure, spectacular scenery and a relaxed atmosphere.   This is a region of snow-capped peaks, long river valleys and lush native forest, anchored by its tranquil, far-reaching lake. Enjoy sightseeing activities including a 4WD journey through West Wanaka Station, a cruise on Lake Wanaka, visiting a local winery and local distillery,   and quirky attractions such as Puzzle World, all while soaking in the spectacular autumn colours around the region.

COST:  From $2,690

 Book and pay in full by Monday 5 Janurary 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

Full Itinerary            POSTPONED

                 

Friday 8 May – Tuesday 12 May 2020 ~ Scenic East Cape and Mahia Peninsula (5 Days)

Journey with us to the easternmost point of New Zealand, the East Cape.  On our Scenic East Cape and Mahia Peninsula tour enjoy wonderful views of beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and wild bushland. We will visit numerous historical sites and learn about our unique and interesting cultural heritage including the landing site of the Arawa Canoe, Hicks Bay, Mahia Peninsula and much more…

COST:  From $1550

 Book and pay in full by Thursday 9 Janurary 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Wednesday 10 June – Sunday 14 June 2020 ~ Bay of Islands Winter Escape (5 Days)

Journey with us this winter to the Bay of Islands, rich in culture and history and blessed with a pristine natural environment. While touring this beautiful destination we visit Rawene, Russell one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand, the Waitangi Treaty House and view Ngatokimatawhaorua, enjoy a cruise of the inland waterway of Opua & Okiato and much more…

COST:  From $1,650

 Book and pay in full by Tuesday 11 Feburary 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Monday 27 July – Thursday 30 July 2020 ~ Mid Winter Christmas Escape (4 Days)

Rather than stay at home this winter, why not travel with us to the Central Plateau for a mid-winter Christmas getaway.  During this fabulous four day tour we spend two nights in the Central Plateau, staying in the heart of Tongariro National Park at the Chateau Tongariro. We travel to National Park on board the Northern Explorer Train. We’ll also enjoy a ride on the state-of-the-art Sky Waka, to NZ’s highest eateries at the Knoll Ridge Chalet. We then continue travelling down State Highway One to Wellington to conclude our mid-winter getaway.

COST:  From $1,690

 Book and pay in full by Monday 30 March 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Thursday 24 September – Sunday 27 September 2020 ~ Wellington Wearable Arts (4 Days)

Journey with us to Wellington to experience the magic of the World of Wearable Arts show. This captivating theatrical extravaganza is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. Enjoy time out in Wellington before the show, and relax in the seaside city of Napier before returning home. 

COST:  From $1,390

 Book and pay in full by Wednesday 27 May 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 02 October 2020 – Tuesday 06 October 2020 ~ Lake Waikeremoana and Gentle Annie (5 Days)

This tour features two internal routes not often travelled by the independent traveller but extremely interesting and historical areas. South-East of Rotorua is the Kaingaroa Plain, now covered by the 162,000-hectare Kaingaroa Forest, the largest plantation forest in the Southern Hemisphere. Here the road runs through a seemingly endless avenue of pine trees. In the centre of the region is the Te Urewera National Park, which encompasses Lake Waikaremoana in the southeast and reaches towards the Bay of Plenty. The Gentle Annie Route is now a lot gentler on travellers than it used to be. Here you’ll find picturesque high-country sheep stations like Erewhon and Springvale. Erewhon – “nowhere” backwards – takes its name from Samuel Butler’s influential 1872 novel. It’s an apt name for such an isolated place.

Solo traveller logoCOST:  From $1,490

 Book and pay in full by Thursday 4 June 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Saturday 31 October 2020 – Wednesday 4 October 2020 ~ Taranaki Garden Festival (5 Days)

Awaken your senses with an impressive array of gardens. The Taranaki Garden Spectacular showcases a dynamic display of private & public gardens and we plan to visit as many as we can over the four days, including the world-renowned Pukeiti.

Solo traveller logoCOST:  From $1,690

Book and pay in full by Friday 3 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 13 November – Sunday 15 November 2020 ~ Great Barrier Island (3 Days)

Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places you will ever find; an amazing island full of native flora and fauna, some unique to this special place. Escape to tranquility – escape to Great Barrier Island! While on the island enjoy a full day touring visiting sights including Tryphena Harbour, Claris, Glenfern Sanctuary and much more …

COST:  From $1290

Book and pay in full by 16 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Tuesday 17 November – Saturday 21 November 2020 ~ Molesworth Station & Rainbow Mountain (5 Days)

Molesworth Station is New Zealand’s largest farm at over 180,000 hectares and supports the country’s biggest herd of cattle. It is divided into two sections and this tour will encompass both areas. The farm contains threatened native plants and animals and unique landforms. Our tour features Alpine lakes, mountain passes, rivers, geological faults, 100 year old homesteads, native flora and fauna plus the wildlife. A truly unbelievable tour!

COST:  From $2,550

Book and pay in full by Monday 20 July 2020 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November 2020~ Forgotten World (3 Days)

Join with us on our adventure to the Forgotten World. Travelling south on State Highway 3 we enjoy the history of two rural towns – Otorohanga & Te Kuiti. We see the Kiwiana collection and visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.  Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand – travel along the decommissioned Forgotten World Highway-rail line and enjoy a completely different perspective than travelling by road. Seated in the comfort of a specially adapted railcar, we travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot. We will experience the first ten tunnels on the Forgotten World line and take a thrilling boat ride on the majestic Whanganui River.

COST:  From $1,320

Book and pay in full by Thursday 23 July 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 11 December – Sunday 13 December 2020 ~ Great Barrier Island (3 Days)

Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places you will ever find; an amazing island full of native flora and fauna, something unique to this special place.  Escape to tranquillity – escape to Great Barrier Island!  While on the island enjoy a full day touring visiting sights including Tryphena Harbour, Claris, Glenfern Sanctuary and much more.

COST:  From $1290 

Full Itinerary            Waitlist only