Outstanding, all-inclusive small group adventure vacations

Welcome to Active Adventures - we’re delighted to have you here! Getting you into the most beautiful locations on Earth, under your own steam, is what our adventures are all about and at the heart of everything we do.

Based in New Zealand, we're Kiwi owned and operated, and for over 20 years we’ve been hand-crafting trips of a lifetime for people just like you. People who love hiking and the outdoors, have a passion for travel and a bucket list of exciting adventure vacations as long as their arm.

You'll experience exceptional hospitality and personal attention to detail with our passionate and professional guides, dedicated to sharing the best parts of the planet with you: New Zealand, Nepal, Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Our award winning, small group trips offer a mix of adventure activities ranging from hiking, biking and kayaking to snorkelling, reverse canyoning and caving. Each trip is designed to be flexible based on your needs, so if you're a little short on time or you'd prefer to skip an activity, we can alter the itinerary to suit. 

Whether you’ve taken many adventure trips, or you’re tying up your laces for the first time, we’ve got just the adventure waiting for you.


Trip Reviews

4.48 out of 5 (from 12461 reviews)

“This trip exceeded expectations in every way. Being from Montana, I was not expecting to be in awe over the views, but I quickly learned that this is a place like no other.
The guides were attentive to the group. James was always sharing his knowledge of the sites, fauna, history, and got us to our destinations, while Kirsten made amazing meals and showed us the true Kiwi spirit on a personal level.
I felt I experienced the whole of New Zealand's South Island with rainforests, fjords, mountains, glaciers, farms, and dry lands by boot, bike, kayak and bus.
The only time the trip rated three to four stars was for the backpack part of the trip. It rained and the higher hut was not available so we were not able to hike the planned route and did an out and back instead.”
– Montana, United States
Rimu, November 2015
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