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.

beautiful large cream and brick chateau with snowy mountain in the background

Central Plateau & Forgotten Highway
4 Days

Departs 2 Aug 2021
Celebrate winter in the heart of the Tongariro Volcanic Plateau, stay at the iconic Chateau Tongariro and ...

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Port Fitzroy Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island
3 Days

Departs 17 Sep 2021
Journey with us to one of the most unspoiled places; Great Barrier Island, with native flora and ...

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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound Explorer
5 Days

Departs 18 Sep 2021
Explore the beauty and tranquility of Doubtful Sound on a 2-night cruise in the heart of Fiordland, ...

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Neon costume in Wellington World of Wearable Arts Show

World of WearableArt® Awards Show
4 Days

Departs 30 Sep 2021
Tour with us this Spring to Wellington and experience the magic of the internationally renowned design competition, ...

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Neon costume in Wellington World of Wearable Arts Show

World of WearableArt® Awards Show – Group 2
4 Days

Departs 30 Sep 2021
Tour with us this Spring to Wellington and experience the magic of the internationally renowned design competition, ...

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Queenstown Ladies Luxurious Getaway
4 Days

Departs 7 Oct 2021
Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway staying at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort & Spa. Take a helicopter flight ...

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Hauraki Gulf Island Hopper
6 Days

Departs 14 Oct 2021
Stay five nights in Auckland as we spend each day cruising the islands of the Hauraki Gulf ...

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Milford Mariner

Focus on Fiordland Tour
6 Days

Departs 21 Oct 2021
Explore the magnificent Fiordland on this 6-day tour, which features a journey to Doubtful Sound and an ...

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Mahia Peninsula Beach

Scenic East Cape
5 Days

Departs 22 Oct 2021
Journey with us to the easternmost point of New Zealand, the East Cape.  We will visit numerous ...

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Pukeiti Garden Taranaki

Taranaki Garden Festival
5 Days

Departs 30 Oct 2021
The Taranaki Garden Festival tour visits a stunning array of private and public gardens, including Paloma Gardens ...

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Leisure Time Tours Short Break Tour to Forgotten World Adventures

Forgotten World Discovery
3 Days

Departs 5 Nov 2021
Discover the forgotten world as we journey through historic rural towns of NZ. Travel on heritage railways ...

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Waikato Showcase
5 Days

Departs 11 Nov 2021
Discover the best sights of the Waikato region on a tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, Raglan, Waitomo ...

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Deck overlooking the bay at Great Barrier Lodge

Great Barrier Island – 12 November
3 Days

Departs 12 Nov 2021
Escape to tranquility as we tour the unspoiled beauty of Great Barrier Island. Visit Tryphena Harbour, Claris, ...

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Whanganui

Whanganui Historic Homes
4 Days

Departs 17 Nov 2021
Discover historic homes around Whanganui, on this tour guided by a local historian to showcase private properties ...

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Molesworth Station Tour

Molesworth High Country Station
5 Days

Departs 18 Nov 2021
Tour Molesworth Station, New Zealand's largest high country station. See old homesteads, wildlife, alpine lakes and Rainbow ...

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Port Fitzroy Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island – 19 November
3 Days

Departs 19 Nov 2021
Join us on this 3 day trip, as we escape via a scenic flight to one of ...

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Molesworth High Country Station – Group 2
5 Days

Departs 22 Nov 2021
Tour Molesworth Station, New Zealand's largest high country station. See old homesteads, wildlife, alpine lakes and Rainbow ...

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Mission Estate winery

Hawkes Bay Historic Homes
5 Days

Departs 7 Dec 2021
Experience the story of NZ’s formative years by visiting beautiful homes built between 1870-1914, around the Hawkes ...

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river with trees and bush on either side covered in lights

New Plymouth Festival of Lights
4 Days

Departs 20 Jan 2022
The TSB Festival of Lights transforms the beautiful botanic setting of Pukekura Park into a magical illuminated ...

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Leisure Time Tours Short Break trip to Lake Waikaremoana

Lake Waikaremoana & Gentle Annie
5 Days

Departs 9 Feb 2022
Travel with us on the Gentle Annie route through historically rich areas. See Te Urewera National Park, ...

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Classic Car taking part in Art Deco Weekend Napier

Art Deco Festival Weekend
4 Days

Departs 18 Feb 2022
Visit Napier's Art Deco Festival to soak up all things from the 20's and 30's including fashion, ...

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Christchurch Food Fiesta
4 Days

Departs 18 Feb 2022
Get ready for a long, food filled, weekend of fun around Christchurch. In Akaroa we meet local ...

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Molesworth High Country Station
5 Days

Departs 22 Feb 2022
Tour Molesworth Station, New Zealand's largest high country station. See old homesteads, wildlife, alpine lakes and Rainbow ...

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Americarna Auto Festival
4 Days

Departs 23 Feb 2022
Don’t miss Taranaki’s iconic celebration of American cars and motorbikes! The Americarna festival includes hundreds of vehicles; ...

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Great Tastes of Auckland
4 Days

Departs 1 Mar 2022
A food lover’s paradise – Auckland is home to world-class chefs, food producers and winemakers. ...

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Hokitika Wild Food Festival
4 Days

Departs 10 Mar 2022
Join other like minded people on this tour to Hokitika, experience this over 30 year old food ...

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Balloons over Waikato

Balloons over Waikato
4 Days

Departs 17 Mar 2022
Visit the Waikato during the annual hot air balloon festival, an iconic must-do event that has run ...

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Kapiti Island

Kapiti Coast & Island Explorer
4 Days

Departs 18 Mar 2022
Enjoy a cruise from Paraparaumu to Kapiti Island for a guided history & nature walk. We also ...

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Port Fitzroy Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island – March
3 Days

Departs 25 Mar 2022
Join us on this 3 day trip, as we escape via a scenic flight to one of ...

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Fiordland Jet on Lake Manapouri

Focus on Fiordland Tour
6 Days

Departs 27 Mar 2022
Explore the magnificent Fiordland on this 6-day tour, which features a journey to Doubtful Sound and an ...

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Hahei Coromandel

Coromandel Sights & Beaches
5 Days

Departs 9 Apr 2022
Our Coromandel Tour includes some of the best sights; Matarangi, Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water ...

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New Plymouth Coastal Foreshore with Mountain in Background

Easter Escape to Taranaki
5 Days

Departs 14 Apr 2022
Highlights include the world-renowned Govett-Brewster Art Gallery; Tupare House and Gardens; Taranaki Pioneer Village; the wonderful Puke ...

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

Warbirds over Wanaka
5 Days

Departs 15 Apr 2022
Experience the world-class airshow, Warbirds over Wanaka. Featuring 80+ aircrafts including WWII warbirds, jets, aerobatic displays & ...

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Forgotten World Discovery – April
3 Days

Departs 28 Apr 2022
Discover the forgotten world as we journey through historic rural towns of NZ. Travel on heritage railways ...

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King Country Nature Encounter
4 Days

Departs 2 May 2022
Visit scenic natural and wildlife spots of the King Country including Otorohanga Kiwi House, Marokopa Falls, and ...

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Interislander ferry sailing between North and South Island New Zealand

Top of the South Value Tour
5 Days

Departs 6 May 2022
Enjoy a well-priced short South Island tour which gives you the freedom to select your own dining ...

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Great Barrier Island – May
3 Days

Departs 6 May 2022
Join us on this 3 day trip, as we escape via a scenic flight to one of ...

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Scenic East Cape
5 Days

Departs 13 May 2022
Journey with us to the easternmost point of New Zealand, the East Cape.  We will visit numerous ...

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Bluff Oyster Festival

Bluff Oyster Festival
4 Days

Departs 20 May 2022
This weekend head to the bottom of the south for the popular Bluff Oyster and Food Festival. ...

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