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 2018 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.
Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April 2019 ~ White Island (3 Days)
Just 49 kilometres off the coast of the Bay of Plenty lies White Island—arguably the world’s most accessible active marine volcano. We’ll cruise over to White Island on board a specially built luxury launch for the opportunity to see a world that only few have walked and experienced. Trained guides take us through the old mining factory, getting up close to bright yellow sulphur deposits. To top our experience off we venture right up to the main crater’s edge. After this experience, we re-board our boat for lunch before returning to Whakatane. Our tour then continues following the volcanic centre of New Zealand. First of all to the base of Mount Edgecumbe to visit the spectacular Tarawera Falls, before continuing home via Rotorua passing Lakes Rotoma, Rotoehu, Rotoiti, and Rotorua.
COST: From $1050 per person
Friday 10 May - Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Scenic East Cape & 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 bush land. 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 $1350 per person
Wednesday 12 June - Sunday 16 June 2019 ~ Northland Discovery (5 Days)
Spectacular yet diverse coastlines, marine reserves, kauri forests, and two oceans that collide make Northland an unmissable and unforgettable destination. Subtropical Northland is a land of contrasts where every area is steeped in history. Our five day Northland Discovery tour will explore the different areas of Northland including Whangarei in the south, Paihia – the hub of the Bay of Islands, the beachside resort of Taipa, the northernmost point in New Zealand, Cape Reinga, the Hokianga Harbour and everywhere in between.
COST: From $1390 per person
Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 ~ Central Plateau & Forgotten Highway (4 Days)
Celebrate winter in the heart of the Tongariro Volcanic Plateau. During this fabulous four day tour we spend two nights in the Central Plateau, staying at the iconic Chateau Tongariro. Our journey also takes us through the Forgotten World Highway. On this stretch of road, we wriggle our way over four mountain saddles, through an eerie one-lane tunnel and along a sinuous river gorge to Stratford, and our last night will be spent in New Plymouth.
COST: From $1290
Thursday 26 September - Sunday 2 September 2019 ~ Wellington Wearable Arts (4 Days)
Journey with us to Wellington and experience the World of the Wearable Arts (WOW). From humble beginnings in 1987 the World of Wearable Art Show (WOW) has become an international event attracting artist and designers from around the world. WOW is a performance extravaganza where fashion and art collide. 2019 is the 31st anniversary of the World of Wearable Arts show, so join us to this must see event!
COST: From $1320
Friday 11 October - Tuesday 15 October 2019 ~ Lake Waikaremoana & 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 enriches 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.
COST: From $1215
Friday 1 November - Monday 4 November 2019 ~ Taranaki Garden Festival (4 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.
COST: From $1190
Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November 2019 ~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 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 $1250