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What do Weekend Getaways to New Zealand Offer?

Sometimes a short getaway to some new surroundings is all you need to recharge the batteries! Consider a short trip to New Zealand for your next break and you’ll be opening up a world of options… beach escapes, wonderful weekends at wineries, ski tours and much, much more!

Check out some of our favourite plans for a long-weekender, whether you’re planning your own itinerary or just want it all taken care of.

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Looking for a short trip that’s just perfect? Let us do the work for you! Here are some of our favourite tours, with options to suit any budget;

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Kaikoura’s Whale Watching

2-day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton tour
An action-packed weekend lets you experience the glow worms at Waitomo, Te Puia geyser at Rotorua and the Lord of the Rings movie set at Hobbiton.
3-day Kaikoura Whale Watch & Eco tour
Grab your rental car and hit the road on a stunning trip to Kaikoura, NZ’s whale watching capital. Sperm whales, fur seals and albatross are just some of the highlights you can look forward to on this eco adventure!
3-day Bay of Islands scenic cruise
Experience the magic of the Bay of Islands, where you can swim with dolphins and be immersed in the natural beauty that’s all around you.

I’m looking for a mini-adventure.

Exploring Abel Tasman

3-day Rotorua Highlights
Lay back with 2 nights’ accommodation at the Millennium hotel, and see the best Rotorua has to offer… geysers, geothermal pools and a skyline gondola ride with lunch included!
4-day Abel Tasman & Farewell Spit
One for the nature lovers, including a visit to the iconic Abel Tasman national park and Farewell Spit nature reserve where many native bird species can be seen.
4 Day Wellington & Marlborough Escape
Explore foodie capital Wellington before boarding the ferry and arriving in the mesmerising Marlborough Sounds, famous for bush walks, sailing, kayaking, and above all, relaxation!

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Cape-Kidnappers Golf Course

4-day Queenstown & Doubtful Sound
Alpine luxury meets breathtaking beauty in Queenstown, while an overnight cruise through jaw-dropping Doubtful Sound is a once in a lifetime experience.
4-day Cape Kidnappers Golf escape
A golfer’s paradise in Hawke’s Bay, what better way to spend a long weekend than by relaxing in boutique accommodation and playing the stunning course at Cape Kidnappers.
4 day Breckenridge Lodge Food & Wine Experience
Calling all foodies! Searching for degustation dinners and fine wines… you’ll find them at the Breckenridge Lodge, offering 5 course meals and some of the area’s best wines. The surrounding area is dotted with bike trails to explore, while Napier has Art Deco architecture and regular farmer’s markets.

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Beach breaks – Mt. Maunganui, Ninety Mile Beach, Piha, Cathedral Cove, Anchorage Bay
Wine tours – Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Central Otago, Waipara
Ski trips – Queenstown ski fields (The Remarkables, Coronet Peak), Wanaka ski fields (Cardrona, Treble Cone), Christchurch ski fields (Mt. Hutt)
Hiking Trips – Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Abel Tasman Track, Heaphy Track, Routeburn Track, Milford Track

See something spectacular this weekend!

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