short-breaks

  • Interesting and different getaways, holidays and retreats
  • Self-discovery, new experiences and learning
  • Easy drive from Auckland
  • Guided or self-drive
  • Beautiful accommodation

The Waikato Artisan Foodie Tour

The Waikato boasts fertile land, natural beauty…and a rich foodie culture. Join us for a exquisite taste of what the region has to offer – sample delectable artisan foods, meet the entrepreneurs behind the brands, savour a fine high tea at a sumptuous estate, learn how to serve the perfect barista coffee, and experience ‘earth to plate’ dining with locally-sourced and home-grown ingredients. Relax in an air-conditioned minibus while you enjoy the rolling countryside.

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Camping wild

Never camped in the wild before? Get away from it all and experience the beauty of nature. Don’t have the equipment or experience needed and feel unsure? No problem: we provide it all and the guide teaches you how to use it. Arrive late in the day, take a short hike to the location and leave by noon the following day.

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Adventure thrills tour

Get away, leave it all behind and feel alive. Got to work on that bucket list! Hit it for six with 3 A-list activities on each day.

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Health & wellbeing break

Escape for a few days to dreamy rural surroundings, space and peace.

Just a short drive from Auckland with lots of free and low-cost things to do

at the property and nearby.

Self-drive. Flexible dates.

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Family Getaway

At a short drive from Auckland, but far enough away to be different, be surprised by the wealth of fresh experiences to be enjoyed by the whole family. The best experiences are usually the smaller intimate ones that are not swamped by tourists. As locals, we can help set your agenda for the real gems of the area, many of which are free or cost little.

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Other short-breaks coming

Dates and pricing are to be arranged. Vote for your preferred tour and dates.

House and gardens tour

A guided tour of some of the Waikato’s finest private houses and gardens + Hamilton gardens. Delightful meal and refreshment stops. Stay at one of the properties.

Bus pickup and return to Auckland or self-drive to accommodation.

Bus around the tour locations. Meals included.

Walking tours

Some fantastic, easy and moderate short walks that few know about. For example, a coastal secluded bays and cliffs walk. Or, a walk fording streams to reach a magnificant giant kauri. End the day with a soothing spa and, optionally, at own cost a massage or beauty treatment.

Bus pickup and return to Auckland or self-drive to accommodation.

Bus around the tour locations. Meals included.

Animal and nature encounter tour

Start by feeding alpacas. Harvest eggs.

Take a farm tour for milking cows.

Have a face-to-face encounter with a lemur or a gibbon.

Take a guided tour around a predator-free natural bush.

Visit a famous horse stud. Bus pickup and return to

Auckland or self-drive to accommodation.

Bus around the tour locations. Meals included.

Easy cycling tour

Warm up with a short ride along the Waikato river trails stopping at a café, Hamilton

gardens and several points of interest.

On the second day, take a train with the bikes on-board, ride an historic old gold-mining trail, through a gorge, through tunnels and stopping at a couple of cafés.

Bus pickup and return to Auckland or self-drive to accommodation.

Bus around the tour locations. Meals included.

 

Vote for which new tours you are interested in:

Adventure thrills tourFood and drinks tourHouse and gardens tourAnimal and nature encounter tourWalking toursEasy cycling tourOther

Please specify. Let us know what you want.
If you suggest a tour that gets bookings (other than yours) and runs,
you get the tour for free.




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