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See our great selection of multi-day bus and coach tours we offer in the North Island of New Zealand for our "young at heart" seniors

For full details of any tour just click on the tour name, image or price info text.

Experience a Christmas like no other as we relax and unwind island style. Now a Hinterland tradition, our Christmas trip to Waiheke Island sells out fast, so sign up as soon as you can.

We take the hassle out of the festive period, beginning with two nights in Auckland for sights and a dinner at the top of the Sky Tower. 

Then its off for a relaxing four days on Waiheke Island, where we explore all the delights the island has to offer, and of course spend Christmas in wonderful company enjoying a lovely Christmas day feast. Plus lunches at two of the islands top wineries and 3 wine tastings.

Experience one of New Zealand's iconic festivals on our 4 day tour to the TSB Festival of Lights....This is must see event for garden lovers and should not be missed. Join our small group tour as we travel south and west through stunning rural scenery to New Plymouth

 

With visits to four of the top gardens, including guided tours - the headline act is our evening visit to view the light displays at Pukekura Park. Plenty of time to see other local sights or just relax at our city central hotel.

After the success of the 2022 and 2023 events we will be offering 2024 WoW Tours.  With 3 or 4 day trips available, plus a range of travel options, all including the best platinum grade seats, there's an option for everyone. 

Travel to Wellington via a night in Palmerston North, then a day in the Wairarapa, 2 more nights in Wellington to see the amazing WoW show plus plenty of great sights and activities, before boarding the Northern Explorer train back to Hamilton on our 4 days and 3 night tours.

 

Or for a shorter trip, our 3 day tour flies to Wellington for 2 nights, then returns by train. 

Join us on this 7 day, 6 night adventure to Northland – an interesting region full of history, culture and amazing scenery.

We explore all the way to the top of New Zealand, to Cape Reinga, travel along 90 Mile Beach. Visit Waitangi, Kerikeri, Russell, Tane Mahuta, take a cruise to the famous Hole In The Rock. See the glow worms at the Kawiti caves, have lunch at the famous Duke of Marlborough hotel.

We include a night in Whangarei so we can visit the new Hundertwasser Centre, 2 days in Paihia and 2 days in Doubtles Bay with our final stop at Omapere on the Hokianga. So plenty of time to see all the sights the Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer, a great value trip.

Fly direct to Great Barrier from Tauranga for a great short break on this amazing island. Visit stunning beaches, kauri forests, wildlife reserves, bushwalks and much more…

Just 40 minutes by plane from Tauranga, Great Barrier Island is a unique and much less visited part of New Zealand. We spend 3 nights on the island, getting to know the locals and enjoying the un-spoilt scenery, which is teeming with birdlife and covered in native bush. Our local guide will take us to all of the best spots so we can really enjoy this 'one of a kind' getaway. 

Join us and visit one of New Zealand's iconic garden festivals on our 5 day tour to the Taranaki Garden Festival in 2024.

​This world renowned event showcases stunning public and private gardens of New Plymouth and the region. We visit some fantastic gardens as part of the Taranaki Garden Festival (previously the Rhododendron Festival). This is not just a tour for those with ‘green fingers’ as we have a great program planned to see many other local highlights as well. Enjoy fantastic scenery as we travel across the country, with our first night in Whanganui, then on to visit the famous Tawhiti Museum on the way to New Plymouth for 3 nights.

Experience the relaxing travel on the iconic train journey to Wellington. Our short getaway packs a lot of wonderful sights into three days.

 

Travel the North Island Main Trunk Line from Hamilton to Wellington from the comfort of the Northern Explorer train. Plus sightseeing in Wellington, including a guided tour of the Te Papa museum, a Weta Workshop tour and the iconic Cable Car.

Our two night stay at a Wellington 4 star harbourside hotel gives us plenty of time to see the sights before we fly back home.

Join us as we visit two of New Zealand's great wine regions, the Wairarapa  and Hawkes Bay, to enjoy amazing wine and food plus many other sights....  

​Our tour includes wineries, museums, arts and crafts, a gannet colony, a wildlife centre, historic homesteads and gardens. We dine at great restaurants and stay at the best hotels. Flying direct to Wellington, we begin our tour with some city sights before heading to the Wairarapa for 2 nights at a top Martinborough hotel. We will visit Stonehenge Aotearoa, Brancepeth Estate plus a few wineries before heading north to Napier for the final 3 nights to enjoy this Art Deco City and great wine region.

This tour is currently unavaiable due to the cyclone damage suffered in the Hawkes Bay area.

Hit the Pacific Coast Highway with us and enjoy a relaxing 6 days exploring the untouched East Coast region. 

 

See stunning coastlines, rugged bush and sweeping beaches as we get to know this very unique area of the country. We will stay at 3 coastal locations offering great views, plus 2 nights in Gisborne, with plenty of time to enjoy some great local activities along the way.

Join us on this extraordinary trip around the East Cape to Gisborne.

This tour is currently unavaiable due to the cyclone damage suffered in the Hawkes Bay area.

Hit the Pacific Coast Highway with us and enjoy a shorter 3 day tour exploring the untouched East Coast region. 

See stunning coastlines, rugged bush and sweeping beaches as we get to know this very unique area of the country.

Ride the rails at Awakeri, cruise out to Whale Island, visit historic cultural sites and enjoy lovely food at local cafes along the way.

Join us on this short break to explore the eastern part of the Bay of Plenty.

Join our 6 day tour and escape to Waiheke Island, what a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Auckland - yet just a short ferry ride away. We first see some of the sights of Auckland, such as the latest shopping mall in Newmarket, or if you prefer - explore the Auckland Museum or Wintergardens. We will dine at the top of the Sky Tower on our first night.

Then unwind for 4 relaxing days on Waiheke, visiting the best wineries, gardens, arts and crafts and much more. This is a must see destination for our international A list celebs, so why not come and enjoy its many delights as well.

Come with us for a short getaway to the Central North Island, where we enjoy a relaxed exploration of some of Taupo’s best private gardens.....

 

As well as the usual Hinterland service (and plenty of inclusions), the highlight of the trip will be a chance to explore some of the 25+ town and country gardens included in this year’s Taupo Garden & Art Walk festival.

Our lakefront accommodation is just a short walk from town should you want to explore the many local shops and cafes. We do more than just visit gardens.

Travel with us to one of New Zealand's great wine regions, the Hawkes Bay, to sample some amazing wine....

​Our tour will see us taste wines at many of the region's premium and boutique wine makers. A carefully selected itinerary will include at least 6 wineries, plus other interesting destinations, such as the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market in Hastings, an Art Deco guided walking tour of Napier and a visit to take in the stunning views from Te Mata Peak. With such a diverse range of food producers in the area we will have chance to taste a few additional flavours as we travel around this very productive region.

This tour is currently unavaiable due to the cyclone damage suffered in the Hawkes Bay area.

Join our new short break tour of 3 days to see the highlights of the Coromandel Peninsula. From towering kauri forests, to the pohutukawa lined beaches, escape with us to explore the Coromandel – an area full of scenic delights and fascinating history.

On our 3 day tour we traverse the peninsula, to see some of the ‘off the beaten track’ areas. We stay in Coromandel Town, a great base for our adventures.  With plenty of stops along the way we will have lots to see and enjoy as we follow the coast around the peninsula. We ride the iconic Driving Creek Railway, take the glass bottomed boat from Whitianga, plus visit a working gold mine, we do it all.

This tour is currently unavaiable due to the cyclone damage suffered in the area.

Fancy a nice short break, then join our 2 day trip, riding the Northern Explorer train from Hamilton to National Park for an overnight stay at The Powderhorn Chateau in Ohakune.

Enjoy dinner together in this very individual sji-lodge style hotel. After a full breakfast the next day we travel to the New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru for a guided tour before travelling over the Desert Road to Taupo where we stop for lunch on the way home.

Please note that the itinerary of this tour has been changed due to closure of some destinations.

Pack your overnight bag for a weekend getaway to Taupo – in the heart of the North Island. Let us show you the highlights of this area just a 2 hour drive from Tauranga............

Set on the shores of the country’s largest lake, we will be staying at one of Taupo's best hotels with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains. We include cruises on lake Taupo to see the maori rock carvings, a river cruise along the mighty Waikato to view the stunning Huka Falls up close, plus a visit to the Timberline Racing Huskies on the way home. A great value tour.

Join us for a relaxing and fun filled 3 days on our midwinter Christmas getaway to Taupo. Our small group tours lets you get to know your travelling companions as we celebrate this festive time but in the middle of the New Zealand winter.

Set on the shores of the country’s largest lake, we will be staying at one of Taupo's best hotels with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains. A relaxing program is planned with extra activities on the agenda this year, including a Waikato River cruise, a Lake Taupo Cruise, a visit to see the Timberline Racing Husky Dogs and a great Art inspired award winning cafe for lunch.

For full details of any tour just click on the tour name, image or price info text. 

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