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NORTHERN WINTER ESCAPE
HIBISCUS COAST, BAY OF ISLANDS & NORTHLAND
1 August 2021
Escape the chill this winter and join our fun filled tour to the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, Bay of Islands and Northland regions, rich in culture, tradition and blessed with breath-taking coastal views, stunning landscapes, and rolling countryside. Discovering everything from coastal spots of interest to our historic past, as we explore from the west coast to the east coast with fascinating stops along the way.
NELSON & GOLDEN BAY INCLUDING ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK & FAREWELL SPIT
13 September 2021
Join us as we discover this vibrant region where art and business thrive together amongst stunning natural landscapes. With such diverse geography the Tasman & Golden Bay regions capture everything from bustling markets, long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. Come along with us and rest, relax or explore – the choice is all yours.
HURUNUI & MARLBOROUGH GARDEN TOUR
INCLUDING HURUNUI GARDEN FESTIVAL & MARLBOROUGH BLOOM IN THE BOOM
29 October 2021
Travel south to Hanmer Springs taking part in the fabulous Hurunui Garden Festival over 2 enjoyable days before heading north to the Nelson region for a spot of relaxation, sunshine and perhaps just a little shopping at one of those delightful artisan craft shops. All this before we experience one of New Zealand’s premier garden events “Bloom in the Boom” Marlborough Garden Festival, dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. This delightful tour is designed for garden lovers and is sure to be one not to be missed.
FORGOTTEN WORLD ADVENTURE & BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
LOOKING FOR A LADY TWIN SHARE
9 November 2021
This journey takes us to two of New Zealand’s most stunning “forgotten” destinations. Ruapehu’s largest town, Taumarunui, is where we experience the sights of the Forgotten World as we head by rail cart through 10 unique tunnels deep in a region where both civilisation and glory have long faded. Continuing on, we travel upstream by jetboat into the middle reaches of the Whanganui River and walk to the Bridge to Nowhere, with time spent taking in that feeling of time standing still.
SOUTH ISLAND WITH STEWART ISLAND
INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND, FIORDLAND & WEST COAST
Spend 16 days discovering New Zealand’s third and southernmost island, Stewart Island in this delightfully special tour as we discover all things South. Each day will bring something new – drive over the rugged Kaikoura Ranges, see the White Stone City in Oamaru and the gigantic Moeraki Boulders, view the famous Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki, enjoy wildlife encounters, a guided tour through the Whitestone Cheese Factory and much more. Travel up the wild West Coast to experience their famous hospitality taking in the dramatic landscapes, impressive wilderness and nature before arriving in Westport, ahead of our onwards journey to sunny Nelson.
COROMANDEL WINTER ESCAPE
24 August 2021
Our 8-day Coromandel Winter Escape incorporates some of the best sights and beaches of the area, including the historic Gold Mining town of Waihi, Whangamata, Cooks Beach & Hahei Beach & Village, Driving Creek Railway, Cathedral Cove, Mercury Bay, Hot Water Beach, and Whitianga, while travelling at a relaxed and leisurely pace. Of course not forgetting our time indulging in the hot springs at the Polynesian Thermal Spa or the delights at the famous “Herd of Cows?”, before travelling on to explore tranquil Sanctuary Mountain and movie magic at Hobbiton, all just part of the fun on this lovely tour. This is a perfect tour for those wanting to enjoy everything the Coromandel and beyond has to offer, at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.
WEST COAST ADVENTURE
20 September 2021
Journey with us this winter down to the wild West Coast, isolated from the rest of the country by the Southern Alps, with its untamed natural wilderness of rivers and rainforests, glaciers, and geological treasures is sure to delight. From surreal scenery and hair-raising history to the thrilling Haast river jetboat safari and exhilarating Treetop Walks, our tour showcases everything the West Coast has to offer and so much more.
MOLESWORTH / ABEL TASMAN & FAREWELL SPIT
7 November 2021
Showcasing and exploring three of the New Zealand’s “must do” activities. From the stunning landscapes of the historic South Island high country, Molesworth Station, to cruising the around the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, before travelling over the majestic Takaka Hill to Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. We are sure you won’t be disappointed when joining us on this “must do” adventure over 10 wonderful days.
TOP OF THE SOUTH
27 November 2021
Showcasing some of the best of everything found in the area, we explore the spectacular scenery, whist taking time to enjoy the fascinating cities and countryside. We explore the nooks and crannies of the Queen Charlotte Sound, view whales in Kaikoura, visit hidden gardens along with way and indulge in therapeutic Hanmer Springs. We sample the joys of the famous Nelson Saturday Market and relax as we cruise and discover all things Abel Tasman before returning to Marlborough to explore more of this fabulous region.
EAST CAPE EXPLORER
LOOKING FOR A LADY TWIN SHARE
6 September 2021
Spend fun filled days discovering the nature, wild coastlines, wineries including the Hawkes Bay farmers market, along with plenty of East Cape culture and history. The dramatic coastal drive from Napier, through Gisborne to Hicks Bay is a journey of beauty as we discover the East Cape. On our journey back south, via the Wairarapa, we head off the beaten track to Palliser Ridge for a special experience and free time to take in the colonial charm of Martinborough.
21 September 2021
Our leisurely country roads tour is sure to delight those who love the countryside. Leaving the main highways behind as we tour through the scenic Manawatu & Rangitikei countryside. Enjoying picturesque bushwalks, beautiful gardens, farmers markets, stockyard sales, river cruising and guided farm walks. Our wonderfully off the beaten track tour lets you experience all of this and more as we journey through these often underappreciated yet beautiful regions.
OTAGO & CATLINS
OPTIONAL NON HOSTED EXTENSION TO STEWART ISLAND AVAILABLE
8 November 2021
Join us over 10 days exploring everything Central Otago with a little bit of McKenzie Country & Mt Cook thrown in for good measure, before travelling further south to discover the unspoilt Catlins. From Oamaru to Omarama, from Cromwell to Dunedin with a touch of everything in between, from remote sites and fascinating history to incredible scenery and from rocky outcrops, Otago is sure to delight, before venturing onwards discovering the penguins, fur seals, dramatic waterfalls, lush rain forests and pristine beaches in the truly remarkable Catlins.
INCLUDING STEWART ISLAND, FIORDLAND & ABEL TASMAN
From Whale Watching in Kaikoura, Church of the Good Shepard in Tekapo and the Blue Penguins and White Stone City of Oamaru, gigantic Moeraki Boulders, Catlins Forest Park and Burt Munroes famous “Indian”. Explore Stewart Island, cruise through Paterson Inlet and the renowned Ulva Island. We journey through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, onto Glenorchy & Queenstown. We head to Franz Josef to explore, before joining the Tranz Alpine Train through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Heading north to Nelson & Tasman regions to enjoy our private charter cruise of Abel Tasman National Park