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Tiny Places -
Big Stories

Dates: 2021
  • 3 – 7 October
  • 11 – 15 November
  • 8 – 12 December


  • 6 – 10 January
  • 17 – 21 February
  • 10 – 14 March
  • 19 – 23 April
  • 9 – 13 October
  • 3 – 7 November
  • 1 – 5 December
Trip Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Start: Christchurch
Finish: Dunedin
Price: NZD 2755 per person
A deposit of  NZD 551 per person will secure a place on this trip.
all deposits are transferable to other dates or tours
Please see T&Cs.
Group size: 16-20 people
  • A place of magical beauty – Ohinetahi Garden
  • A picture postcard church and lush peaceful grounds – Onuku
  • Meet some Aussies / hand feed wallabies
  • Take a selfie with Richie McCaw / Kurow
  • Lost in a Vanished World / Duntroon
  • Jumping across Moeraki Boulders
About Trip
Tiny places
Big stories

Who on earth lived here? Evocative places with names like Middlemarch & Maniototo (red tussock) lace up your exploring boots and find out more. Glorious lakes, quaint places where giants live, or wineries where you are the only visitor. Platters of fresh produce and a glass of wine with a remote redwood forest at the doorstep. Enormous ancient landforms naturally sculptured nestled in farmland where sheep quietly graze. Personal stories of people who travelled before us create private doorways where we get to glimpse tiny places with big stories.

Akaroa scenery

Christchurch - Bank Peninsula
Small bays, fine views, pebble beach, arts and crafts

Highlights of the day

  • Scenic Lookout over Christchurch and mountains
  • Ohinetahi House & Garden
  • The Giant House Akaroa
  • Onuku, ancestral house and church
  • Birdlings Flat, pebble beach with ocean surf
  • Little River, tiny town in the heart of the Peninsula



@Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Welcome to the Akaroa Waterfront Motels accommodation (formally Driftwood and Wai-iti Motels) situated right on the water’s edge in Akaroa. Only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch the Akaroa Waterfront Motels is the ideal place for family holidays or a weekend escape.

Bank Peninsula -
Lake Coleridge/Methven
Family-owned farm tour, historic country estate, Lake Coleridge high country

Highlights of the day

  • Family-owned farm tour
  • Cotons Cottage
  • Boutique Cinema Experience
  • Country Estate Lunch and Garden Tour
  • Lake Coleridge / Rakaia River scenic route

Lake Coleridge

Lake Coleridge/Methven -
Danseys Pass
Waimate, Kurow, Duntroon, Moeraki Boulders, Danseys Pass

Highlights of the day

  • Meet some Aussies / hand feed wallabies
  • Take a selfie with Richie McCaw / Kurow
  • Lost in a Vanished World / Duntroon
  • Jumping across Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders



Danseys Pass Hotel

Welcome to Danseys Pass Hotel, a historic establishment built in 1862 that offers 19 double bedrooms across the original building and modern purpose-built lodge, as well as facilities for wedding ceremonies, conferences and other functions nestled in the heart of the beautiful Otago countryside. Modern conveniences have been carefully integrated into the traditional surroundings to provide ambiance and versatility to suit your occasion.

Danseys Pass -
Maniototo Gold mining towns
Ranfurly, Naseby, Clachanburn Gardens, St Bathans

Highlights of the day

  • Cachanburn, a rambling country garden
  • Ranfurly, the Art Deco of Otago
  • Naseby, ‘jewel of the Maniototo’
  • St Bathans, five people are a crowd! / Blue Lake


Danseys Pass - Dunedin
Macraes, Middlemarch, Larnach Castle

Highlights of the day

  • Macraes, Otago’s gold mining history
  • Middlemarch, Central Otago backcountry
  • Larnach Castle, one and only mock castle in NZ

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Trip includes / Trip exludes / Important notes

Callery’s Battery in the Golden Point Historic Reserve @OceanaGold


  • 1 night motel accommodation in Akaroa / Waterfront Motels
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Methven / Methven Resort
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Danseys Pass / Danseys Pass Hotel
  • 3 breakfast, 1 lunch, 3 dinner
  • Entry Fee of Ohinetahi Garden, The Giant House Akaroa, Warwickz Farm, Gunyah Country Estate, Waimate Museum, Wallabies at Victoria park Waimate, Vanished World Centre Duntroon, Clachanburn Gardens, Maniototo Early Settlers Museum, Larnach Castle
  • Commentaries provided by your experienced escort, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coaches with panoramic windows
  • Tax included



  • Single Supplement
  • Methven Boutique Cinema Experience

The accommodation on our tours is based on twin share. If you’d prefer to have your own room, please select the single supplement option in the online booking form. The single supplement fee is for the whole trip, not per night.

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other dates or tours
Customers funds are securely parked
on ASB trust account until the tours is
completed & customers are happy
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