Our North Island trips are best described by private homes, colorful quintessential local characters and storytelling. SuperGold cardholders who have loaded a SuperGold public transportation concession on a blue AT Hop card can continue to use their cards as they do today. They are not required to do anything. Auckland Transport will contact you to discuss the possibility of exchanging your blue AT card for a gold AT card. This is free of charge. Apply and load a SuperGold public transport concession onto your gold AT HOP card online or at a customer service centre.

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It’s important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Bringing in each powdery winter since 1975, the Queenstown Winter Festival usually takes place over a weekend in June. With comedy, food, music and – would you believe it in Queenstown? It’s worth planning your South Island trip around adventure sports. The Monteith’s Dog Derby and Dog Barking Competition is something of an institution.

The accommodation in Auckland on the night before departure was a small, cramped room with a bathroom. It was okay for one night but not recommended for a stay of more than ten days. We were expecting the hire car to be a Toyota Corolla or similar but Europecar in Wellington provided a new MG HS car. Lovely and fresh and new but only 1.5L engine which found the mountainous sections of our road trip difficult. Also had a small boot which could only fit one suitcase so the second suitcase sat in the car with us.

Tours with LOTR & Hobbit fun Check out these tour ideas that will take you through movie locations include LOTR & Hobbit activities such as Hibbiton, Weta Worskshops, Safaris of the Scenes & more. Check out all tours We have lots of great tour ideas visiting all the top spots across New Zealand. We can customize your stay with different activities and accommodations, or add days to your favorite spots. We have been creating holidays in New Zealand for visitors from all over since 2004 – it’s all that we do! We are the best at creating amazing touring experiences in the North and South Islands.

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We will create a custom itinerary for New Zealand based on your preferences and accessibility needs. You can also choose from a variety of sample itineraries. Due to COVID19 some sightseeing products, accommodation properties, activities, and transport Operators are changing their open/operational times. From enlightening short breaks to our wide range of tours throughout New Zealand, Leisure Time Travel organises adventures to remember. 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.

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 international A-list celebs. Why not visit and enjoy the many delights it offers. So let us show you places off the beaten track and explore regions you may have never visited as you join us on our friendly smaller group tours.