Short Breaks

Explore our extensive range of Short Breaks across all areas of New Zealand.
Short Breaks are tours of up to five days in duration generally escorted by one of our experienced tour leaders.

Take your pick from an array of destinations with some classic favourites alongside some off-the-beaten track locations and more unusual inclusions.

Thursday 26 February – Monday 1 March 2021 ~ Wings over Wairarapa (5 days)

Join us on a journey to Masterton, where we experience the thrills and excitement of Wings Over Wairarapa 2021, featuring some of the world’s rarest vintage aircraft from the last century including original WWI aircraft alongside some of the classics from WWII.

COST:  From $2015 per person

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 28 October 2020 and receive a $75 discount per person

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WingsOverWairarapa WW1 Vintage Aviator

Friday 05 March – Monday 08 March 2021 ~ Kapiti Island (4 days)

Kapiti is one of New Zealand’s most valuable nature reserves and it is the only large island sanctuary for birds between the Hauraki Gulf in the north and New Zealand’s southern outlying islands. Kapiti is one of a few relatively accessible island nature reserves. It provides an opportunity for people to observe birds that are either very rare or absent from the mainland, and to see the recovery of vegetation after intensive modification during last century. Most people never get an opportunity to visit nature reserves because access to them is so difficult. On our Kapiti Island Tour we enjoy a cruise from Paraparaumu to Kapiti Island, and guided history & nature walk. We also visit Southwards Car Museum and Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour.

COST:  From $1410 per person

 Book and pay in full by Thursday 05 November 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Tuesday 13 April – Saturday 17 April 2021 ~ Coromandel Sights & Beaches (5 days)

The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. It is an area of beautiful golden sand beaches and magnificent native forests. Our five day Coromandel Tour incorporates some of the best sights and beaches of the area, including Rapaura Water Gardens, Driving Creek Railway, Matarangi, Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, and Whangamata, all while travelling at a leisurely and relaxed pace.

COST:  From $1715 per person

 Book and pay in full by Monday 14 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Saturday 17 April – Wednesday 21 April 2021  ~ 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 $1515 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 18 December 2020 and receive a $75 discount per person

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Friday 30 April – Sunday 2 May 2021 ~ 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 $1,335 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 31 December 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 14 May – Sunday 16 May 2021 ~ 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 $1365 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 14 January 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Tuesday 18 May– Saturday 22 May 2021~ 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 $1,975 per person

Book and pay in full by Monday 18 January 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Monday 2 August – Thursday 5 2021~ Central Plateau & Forgotten Highway (4 Days)

Celebrate winter in the heart of the Tongariro Volcanic Plateau, including two nights 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 along a sinuous river gorge to Stratford, and our last night will be spent in New Plymouth.

COST:  From $1,710 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 4 April 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Chateau Tongariro in the winter snow

Friday 17 September – Sunday 19 September 2021 ~ 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 $1365 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 20 May 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Thursday 30 September – Sunday 3 October 2021 ~ 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 $1470 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 19 August 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Saturday 30 October 2021 – Wednesday 3 November 2021 ~ 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 while in the region, including the world renowned Pukeiti. We also travel further south to Wellington stopping at the outstanding Paloma Gardens in Whanganui and concluding with a visit to Wellington Botanic Gardens.

COST:  From $1,815 per person

Book and pay in full by Friday 2 July 2021 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Friday 15 April – Tuesday 19 April 2022 ~ Warbirds over Wanaka (5 Days)

Warbirds over Wanaka is unlike any other aviation event – the mountain scenery and amphitheatre provide a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of action over Easter weekend. During the show you will see over 80 aircraft including warbirds, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays and much more! One of the top four Warbirds Airshows in the world, the airshow showcases a stunning array of WWII aircraft along with some exciting modern jets. You will be so close to the aircraft you feel as though you can touch them. See static displays of aircraft for sale and Warhorse military vehicles, vintage machinery, tractors and cars and a special display of sport craft.

COST:  From $2375 per person

Book and pay in full by Thursday 16 December 2021 and receive a $100.00 discount per person!

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Lavochkin La-9 flying over the mountain tops at Warbirds Over Wanaka