New Zealand Short Break

More ideas for short breaks in New Zealand

Need to get away for a few days? Spend quality time with a group of friends and love ones? Take time out from everyday life to meet a new challenge? Here's some great New Zealand short break ideas to get you thinking. Take advantage of the low airfares, add a couple of nights accommodation and you are all set for a great break!

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Abel Tasman National Park
Wilsons Abel Tasman 2, 3 & 5 day sea kayaking
National Park
2, 3 & 5 day Abel Tasman overnight trips. Walking and Guided sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park with Wilson's, whose family has been operating in this region for 30 years, gives you the benefit of their vast experience.
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Abel Tasman National Park
Wilsons Abel Tasman Track 2, 3 & 5 day guided walks
National Park
Wilson's guided walks in Abel Tasman National Park offer freedom and flexibility in this gentle, paradise where lush native forests give way to golden sands and azure water. The highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand with sea breezes in summer and calm, crisp days in winter makes walking a pleasure, year-round.
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Clyde
Trail Journeys Otago Rail Trail

This cycle/biking adventure explores the historic gold mining remote picturesque landscape of the Central Otago. You will cycle on the rail trail where there are no vehicles and no real hills, making this safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and experience. This adventure is a “true” New Zealand experience. Each day you’ll be riding through heart of the Maniototo, the locals name for the area, past historic sites and quaint old towns.
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Coromandel Peninsula
Walking Legends Coromandel Peninsula Guided Hiking Tours
National Park
The Coromandel Explorer Walk is a fabulous combination of the best Coromandel hikes. Jagged mountain peaks, stunning coastal views, waterfalls, abandoned gold mines and glistening white sand beaches make this a uniquely Kiwi walking holiday.
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Lake Waikaremoana
Walking Legends Lake Waikaremoana Guided Hiking Tours
National Park
Explore the best of Lake Waikaremoana, Whirinaki Forest and Te Urewera National Park on this New Zealand walking holiday. Journey into the North Island's most remote and untouched wilderness area, where the mountains are cloaked in mist, mysticism and primordial forest.
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Marlborough Sounds
Wilderness Guides Queen Charlotte Track Guided 1 - 5 day walks
National Park
Wilderness Guides offer the best guided walking and independent hiking packages to experience the Queen Charlotte Track
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Real Journeys Milford Sound overnight cruise
National Park
Overnighting in the long southern twilight of spectacular Milford Sound, is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. Overnight cruises offers visitors the chance to relax and explore the magnificent scenery and wildlife of this world-renowned fiord. Choose from two overnight cruise options at Milford Sound..
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Real Journeys Doubtful Sound overnight cruise
National Park
Immerse yourself in Doubtful Sound’s breathtaking beauty, towering peaks and bush clad islands with an overnight cruise.Following a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip on the remote sub-alpine route over Wilmot Pass you will board the Fiordland Navigator at Deep Cove.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Hollyford Track guided 3 day walk

The Hollyford 3 Day Wilderness Journey is an all-inclusive spectacular walk from the mountains to the sea that is suitable for a wide range of fitness levels. Unlike any other walk, the scenery is geologically spectacular and ever changing - snow capped mountains, glaciers, rainforests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, reefs, sand dunes and surf.
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Te Anau
Fiordland Guided Great Walks and Cruise

This 5 day Fiordland Hiking Holiday is designed to give visitors a broader experience in the stunning Fiordland National Park. It has all the highlights whilst staying overnight in B&B or Hotel accommodations with ensuite bathrooms, also included is a car for self sufficiency and the convenience of being able to add this holiday into your extended New Zealand holiday itinerary.
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Tongariro National Park
Walking Legends Tongariro National Park Hiking Tours
National Park
Experience the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes of World Heritage Area Tongariro National Park, with a small group and experienced local guide. Hike the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake. Significant cultural heritage combined with arid badlands, crater lakes, sparkling rivers, breath-taking lunar landscapes, native beech forest and alpine meadows - this New Zealand hiking tour is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!
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