To see some of the ‘off-the-beaten track’ areas, you can traverse the peninsula. With plenty of stops along the way we will have lots to see and enjoy as we follow the coast around the peninsula. We take the Driving Creek Railway, the glass bottomed boat from Whitianga, and visit a working goldmine. You can also enjoy lunch at two of the island’s top wineries, and 3 wine tastings. Our tour includes wineries, museums, arts and crafts, a gannet colony, a wildlife centre, historic homesteads and gardens. We fly direct to Wellington and begin our tour by seeing the city. Then we travel to the Wairarapa to spend 2 nights in a top Martinborough hotel.

  • The Monteith’s Dog Derby and Dog Barking Competition is something of an institution.
  • While we wait for borders to re-open experience New Zealand with Kiwi Travel Club .
  • We’ll show you the best of the Land of the Long White Cloud while shouldering in a few unexpected gems along the way.
  • 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.
  • We will then talk with you about the type of tour that would suit you and we will create a Tailor-Made New Zealand tour plan for you to review.

This event is world-famous and showcases the stunning public and private gardens of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region. As part of the Taranaki Garden Festival, we visit some amazing gardens. This isn’t just for people with green fingers. We have a great program to take you to other local highlights.

In 2021 we launched Australian touring on our sister site Pure Journeys. At Pure Journeys, we have a team of Australian specialists ready to help tailor-make the perfect Australian road trip, coach tour, or beachside vacations. We’re a family owned business and we’ve been running unforgettable small group tours of New Zealand since 1971.

organised many thousands of successful tours for seniors since our company was established in 1987. Enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable 3 day midwinter Christmas getaway in Taupo. You can get to know your travel companions on our small group tours. We celebrate this festive time in the middle of New Zealand’s winter. 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. This 7-day, 6-night adventure to Northland is for you. It’s a fascinating region filled with history, culture, and breathtaking scenery.

If there were any issues due to the weather, alternative transportation was available and our cruise was not cancelled. The staff anticipated problems and let us know great service. New Zealand is a must-see country and having an experienced tour company made the trip stress free. We specialise in fully escorted, guided and bespoke coach tours for senior and mature travellers.

The ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ – it’s a classic Kiwi understatement if there ever was one. Stay for the bubbling geysers and the friendly people of the southern hemisphere. All South Island tours include return Auckland/Auckland airfares. Flights can also be arranged for travelers coming from other regions. We offer a wide range of escorted all inclusive tours, specialised small group tours, and our famous daily departure, custom-made independent touring itineraries. We offer a 3-day tour.

The North Island is, however, more volcanic and has three times as many people as the south. You will find bubbling lakes, mud pools, and geysers which erupt frequently. The North Island is great for a hike or zip-line through native forest, with large national parks and reserves preserving the nation’s heritage bushland and the iconic Kiwi bird. Maori culture is rooted in Polynesia, so some aspects of Maori culture, customs, and traditions are very similar to those of neighboring islands. With strong traditional values based on respect for the family, ancestors and the land, Maori culture is hierarchical and steeped in centuries of tradition.