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Slide Short breaks Five things short break answers
  • You’ve run out of ideas what to do on your weekend.
  • You think about what if the weather packs up, what’s the best time to go.
  • You wonder if you will miss out on places, closed or didn’t know about it.
  • You really like a good coffee, where are the decent cafes.
  • You’ve got a budget and need to find some free things to do.
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NORTHLAND

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HOKIANGA

A bespoke experience with Len of Hokianga

You will hear stories about the first post office, nineteenth century scandals and jet ski the harbour where Kupe landed…

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SHORT BREAK IN WHANGAREI

Gardens, parks and natural places

Let’s get your bearings with a stroll on the Hatea walkway and dinner at the marina precinct. If you have time pop into…

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KERIKERI

Short break at Wharepuke Sculpture Garden & Studio

Kerikeri is a year round destination where winter is banished. The choice of what you do ranges from heritage exploration…

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CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND

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FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY

Two days road tour

Podocarp waterfalls, landscapes, bird life and off the beaten track. Regional New Zealand in a forested green wrap, complete with tourism on rails…

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NEW PLYMOUTH

Walking short break

The mountain, the rolling hills, coastline and innovative architectural styles make this small town a favourite place for art and craft buffs to visit.

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LOWER NORTH ISLAND

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WELLINGTON

Ten great things to do rain or shine

An awesome adventure for the school holidays. There is not enough time to fit some great ideas…

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SHORT BREAK IN MARTINBOROUGH

Indulgence, a wine trail and glorious food

Indulge in a heady mixture of wine, craft beer, confectionary and glorious food.

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UPPER SOUTH ISLAND

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WESTPORT

Heritage, mining and scenery

Westport is where wild meets west. Mountains bracket the coast, the Tasman Sea four metre swells create an isolated splendor…

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CYCLING / RPAD TRIP

Extended short break in Nelson

This is an easy cycling trail with a gentle incline (excluding Kaiteriteri) passing farmland, orchards, vineyards, breweries, farm gates…

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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.