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Day trips Where to go & what to see Sorted

Slide Day trips Five things day trips answers
  • Short on time and want to explore the region.
  • Change of scenery in a short period of time.
  • Take a break from the usual routines.
  • Get out into the countryside, be active.
  • A central location avoids changing locations every night.

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Erika

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Melisa

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Barnabas

AUCKLAND including COROMANDAL

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DAY TRIP TO DEVONPORT

A classic seaside town

A waterfront boardwalk, a beach reserve and a pleasant place to indulge in shopping therapy…

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MIRANDA BIRDING EXPERIENCE

Auckland day trip

A great place for everyone to support New Zealand as birds are our top wildlife species…

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DAY TRIP INSPIRATION

Five Heritage Regional Parks near Auckland

There are several Auckland Regional Parks that are gifts to all of us…

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MURIWAI GANNET COLONY

Day trip from Auckland

Muriwai Beach and the cliff top gannet colony day exploration.

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DAY TRIP TO TE AROHA

An underrated gem, an Edwardian spa town

It is New Zealand’s intact original spa resort nestled at the base of Mount Te Aroha. A touch of indulgence, soak in warm natural mineral waters.

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Taranaki includes Manawatū-Whanganui

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WHANGANUI RIVER

A road day trip

Visitors are invited to explore Aotearoa, its timeless landscapes and human connections…

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Hawkes Bay including Gisborne

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DAY TRIP FROM NAPIER

To Havelock North

There are no big barn anchor stores situated in monochrome concrete malls, rather a range of shops, cafes and food providers…

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NAPIER WINE CYCLING TOUR

A day trip

Idllyic farmland, quiet country towns with world class cafes nestled among the vineyards…

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FROM NAPIER TO TARADALE

A suburb with a colourful past

Trip has art deco gems worth exploring together with a fascinating intact pre-European pa site…

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LOWER NORTH ISLAND includes Wellington, Wairarapa

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MATIU / SOMES ISLAND

Day trip from Wellington — what to do

You are in an arena where nature is in charge and life is governed by the weather, the sea…

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A DAY IN PETONE

Lower Hutt — travel guide, what to see

Petone is a must do destination for your Wellington holiday. Simply catch the train and enjoy

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A DAY IN GREYTOWN

A shopping destination

Wellington shopping precinct has moved to Greytown, without a large shopping mall…

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Nelson

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DAY TRIP TO MAPUA

Ten reasons for a day trip from Nelson

Relax and rejuvenate with a day at Mapua. The wharf is the hub of a vibrant visitor experience…

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A DAY IN MOTUEKA

Ten great ideas for a day trip

Motueka is a bustling regional centre for Nelson and a popular gateway to the Abel Tasman…

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West Coast

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WESTPORT TO KARAMEA

Kahurangi National Park: what to see

You do not drive through Karamea, rather Karamea is the place you drive to and stop…

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Canterbury includes Christchurch

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DAY TRIP DUNTROON

Natural history and wildlife

A day of history delving into a fossil past and finishing with the Little Blue penguins.…

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Southland

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DAY TRIP TO ST BATHANS

Central Otago

Take time to absorb the landscape, wander through heritage cemeteries, walk around…

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OUR ITINERARIES ARE WORTH IT …

Packed with details

Lots of facts where, when, how and what is required for every destination.  Weather forecasts, route maps, links to websites, advice on best time to go, it is suitable for children, are there toilets and cafes, is the walk easy and how long, where can I stay and where to book for a guided tour, is the place easy to access, do I need a car or can I use public transport, what other things are there to do other than my planned tour experience, is it expensive …

Facts that matter

Not simply a description of an activity, booking details, when the place is open, reminders to check seasonal opening schedule, a location map, recommended duration for visit, are dogs allowed, is it suitable for children, hidden drawbacks of getting to a place are described in detail so that you can make an informed decision.

Choices

A reason why we have picked a destination / activity is always given to assist you decide whether that’s what you want to do.  And then we add extras like choices, detours, choices just in case you want to decide to do something different.  Different things for different people, garden visits versus white water rafting we give you a choice that does not cost you anything extra.  It’s part of the deal.

Mobile friendly & offline mapping

Our subscribers are given travel pack information and reading material as background facts to ensure you have everything at your fingertips.  The information is always mobile friendly.  Have Wifi then it is your information 24/7.  Information is the power to decide, to be spontaneous while on holiday, to have a great experience, to have fun and enjoy the holiday.  That’s what it is about with our itineraries.

Travel virtually first

You need to travel on a virtual journey, visually you can check out a place with our growing library of youtube clips about a place.  Plus factual photos of the steps, the path to the place and how the place looks in real life. Reality plus a bit of glamour gives you confidence we know what we are talking about is the real deal.