Abel Tasman Coachlines

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LEISURE TRAVEL - trips & tours for seniors


Leisure Travel runs day trips and tours for seniors around the region and the country. It's a great way to socialise with new friends and old. Please give us a call if you'd like any further information.


Day Trips

Please note: meals are not included in any of the day-trip prices, unless specifically stated. Times of pick-up/ departure will be between 8am and 10am and will be announced according to pick-up schedule. The final details on the trips may vary from that shown below due to time constraints or unforseen circumstances. If a trip fills up we will look into running a second trip subject to minimum numbers. All trips and tours are subject to minimum numbers. Future trips..? If you would like to visit somewhere in particular, please let me know and I will happily look into it.


Wed 8th April – Golden Bay & Anatoki - $25
Try your luck catching salmon at the revamped fresh-water salmon farm before heading into Takaka for lunch and some local sights. We’ll tiki-tour around the Takaka area so let us know of any specific stops you’d like to make.  

Wed 13th May  – Kereru Gallery and Motueka Area - $25
Once a woolshed and situated atop the estuary just before Motueka this contemporary and earthy gallery featured hand-picked pieces of art and jewellery. Beyond this we’ll visit other local sights and have a lunch stop along the way.

Wed 10th June – Mid-Winter Lunch and Motueka Valley - $45 (includes lunch)
We love heading up the Motueka Valley so we’re taking another trip via a morning tea stop, over the Spooners Range and back to the Tapawera Hotel for a mid-winter lunch including hot ham and lamb. We’ll then continue up the valley and head back to Nelson via Lower Moutere.   

Wed 8th July – Mapua Area and Mapua Estuary Ferry Tour - $35 (includes ferry tour)
Today’s trip is close to home but interesting and unique, just like us Nelsonians. Lunch is a get your own at one of the many eateries in Mapua before you head out on a short flat-bottom ferry tour of the Mapua Estuary. The skipper will tell you about the rich history in the area as well as hopefully pointing out the native birds such as spoonbills.

Wed 12th Aug – Local Touring and lunch at Hotel Motueka - $40 (includes lunch)
We head back to Motueka today for some waterfront tiki-touring and other local sights. Lunch is at Hotel Motueka. Again feel free to have a think about anywhere you’d like to visit in the greater Motueka area and we’ll endeavour to get there on the day.




Please note: all tour prices are per person and are based on twin share accommodation. Single supplements are available on request. All tours are subject to minimum numbers.


Coast to Coast Tour. 22nd – 24th April 2015


$750pp twin share. Single supplement available. 


Includes all coach and train transport, accommodation, three-course dinners, cooked breakfasts.

Wed 22nd Nelson to Christchurch
After picking you up from your door along with me, your tour escort Christine, we’ll leave for Blenheim where we’ll have a lunch break before taking the Coastal Pacific KiwiRail train. We’ll immerse ourselves in the rugged coastal architecture of New Zealand between Blenheim and Christchurch before checking in at the Pavilion Hotel in Christchurch.

Thu 23rd Christchurch to Greymouth
We’ll board the TranzAlpine train - one of the world’s great train journeys – and enjoy thrilling vistas of Canterbury plains and deep gorges before disembarking and taking a trip to Lake Brunner. After lunch and other sights we’ll check into the Ashley Hotel.

Fri 24th Greymouth to Nelson
Today we’ll head to Reefton, a place steeped in history where we’ll visit Blacks Point Museum, a piece of history in its own right, constructed of pit-sawn timber and dating back to 1876. From here we will continue home to drop you at your door.


Additional upcoming tours


More info on additional upcoming tours to be advised

For bookings, full itineraries or more information please call Tom or Christine – 539 0834




SI Tour 2013. Kingston Flier, Otago. Photo by Jill & Don Curtis.
SI Tour 2013. Taieri Gorge Railway, Otago. Photo by Jill & Don Curtis.
SI Tour 2013. South Sea Hotel, Oban, Stewart Island. Photo by Jill & Don Curtis.
SI Tour 2013. View flying into Oban, Stewart Island. Photo by Jill & Don Curtis
SI Tour 2013. Photo by Jill & Don Curtis
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