Karl Stefanovic left Today without as much as a goodbye on Thursday to head to the airport, according to media reports.
He was on air until around 7:40am and rushed to catch a 9.40am flight to Auckland before two further connecting flights to Bora Bora.
There he joined new girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough and a small group of friends on James Packer’s super yacht, according to News Corp.
He is expected to resume work on Thursday morning, with his duties covered by Ben Fordham.
Fordham has previously defended his colleague, saying: ”Any questioning of his work ethic is completely ridiculous because work never ends for Karl.”
On Thursday TV Tonight asked Nine Publicity if Karl had joined his girlfriend on a holiday.
A Nine spokesperson said, “Karl is on leave for the next few days. He will be back on air at the end of next week. Ben Fordham will be filling in for him.”