Join us for some fresh, reconfigured, retooled and recosted Mad Midlife exploring here in our own backyard.

Travel’s a wonderful tonic. And hassle-free GROUP travel is doubly wonderful! You often do stuff, go places, meet people, and try things you mightn’t try if you were travelling on your own. Plus you’ve got a great bunch of Kiwi companions to share it all with.

This Mad Midlife Escape in the South Island is sure to put a spring in your step and a sparkle in your eye. And your HOSTS – John & Robyn Cooney – promise the same fun and friendship that they’ve brought to all their Midlife Madness Tours over the past 20 years.

If you’re in your middle years or retired … healthy, mobile, able to keep up … and you’re keen to join in and have the time of your life – then you’ll fit in just fine! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?



Departing March 16, 2021









From star-filled skies to take-your-breath-away landscapes … snow-capped mountains to vine smothered hills … misty fjords to mirror lakes … olde-worlde history to charming bustling towns.

We’re committed to choosing the very best sightseeing options for our group.
In the meantime, highlights like these should whet your appetite …

  • arrive in Christchurch: the South Island’s largest city and gateway to the Canterbury Region
  • visit Oamaru’s Steampunk Headquarters and  Grainstore Gallery 
  • witness the mysterious Moeraki Boulders, eroded weirdly by wave-action, en route to Dunedin
  • explore Dunedin: its eye-catching railway station, Speight’s Brewery, and Larnach Castle
  •  take in the picturesque Otago Peninsula, and visit the world-famous Royal Albatross Centre
  • drive through the magnificent Caitlins for natural beauty
  • share a meal in Bluff, overlooking its much-photographed signpost and the end of the Mainland
  • spend a night in Invercargill, NZ’s southernmost city and home of the World’s Fastest Indian
  • visit Te Anau, in the heart of Fjordland, go cruising in Milford Sound, and gaze on Mitre Peak
  • kick back in Queenstown, spectacular tourist playground, and enjoy a cruise on the Earnslaw
  • stroll through charming, historic Arrowtown, and hear tales of its 19th century gold-rush
  • drink in the views of Wanaka, popular alpine lake and town, with the Southern Alps nearby
  • relax in Tekapo, with its turquoise-blue waters, iconic stone church, and night-time stargazing
  • grab a once-in-a-lifetime scenic flight (optional) over Aoraki Mount Cook, NZ’s highest peak
  • (The itinerary for this small-group tour is subject to change … and minimum numbers are required.)

    12 Nights


    Dunedin x 2


      Te Anau x 2

    Queenstown x 2





    email or phone Glen Armstrong

    0800 323 333







    Budget From $5499.00 per person twin share 

    Single supplements available $1000


    • 12-day small-group tour from Christchurch to Christchurch
    • quality 4-star accommodation
    • all breakfasts and lunches, and most dinners
    • sightseeing and entrance fees as per the final itinerary
    • an experienced driver-guide and 20 seater bus
    • tour escorts – John and Robyn Cooney

    Contact us for exclusions, health and mobility questions and any other queries.

    Subject to minimum numbers, unexpected increases & currency fluctuations and Terms and Conditions


    The African safari was beyond our expectations in every way. Full on, but so well organised. We would recommend Midlife Madness to anyone who enjoys wildlife – we certainly got our fill of them and came home well satisfied. Great, great trip.
    Norma & Trevor

    I am still on a high! The trip was fantastic – so well organised and run. Such great memories and a wonderful tour group. I still marvel at all the up-close-and-personal wildlife we saw. My appreciation to you both.

    Thanks for your companionship and friendship on the safari. It was certainly an amazing experience. As a lone traveller, there’s always some uncertainty as how to fit in with a group, but I found this went fine, and I am especially grateful to you both.

    Africa was absolutely fantastic! Hopefully we will catch up again …
    Dawn & Brian

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