Short Tours

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

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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Friday 11 September – Tuesday 15 September 2020 ~ 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 $1,390

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 3 June 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.

COST:  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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Sunday 18 October – Thursday 22 October 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 Friday 19 June 2020 and receive a $75.00 discount per person!

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Saturday 31 October 2020 – Wednesday 4 November 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.

COST:  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 

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Friday 19 February – Monday 22 February 2021 ~ Art Deco Weekend (4 days)

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier is the Tremains Art Deco Festival in February. It includes over 250 events, hundreds of 1920s and 30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, railcar rides, great Gatsby picnics, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts to name a few. Many thousands of guests and locals alike dressed in Deco style bringing glamour to the city streets. 

COST:  From $1390 

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