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 12397 reviews)

Better than any of my expectations

“My Winter Rimu trip was beyond incredible. It surpassed all my expectations and was definitely a trip of a lifetime (so much so that I cannot wait to experience it again). The itinerary was perfect, the scenery was spectacular, and the hikes were brilliant. But ever better than that, our guides were amazing. Mel is an absolute legend who not only knows the area, can hike better than anyone, but she can also cook like nobody I have ever met (I’m talking making a cheesecake in the middle of nowhere with little, to no supplies or equipment). Aaron may not always work for Active but he should. He was a wonderful driver and his knowledge of New Zealand and Maori history in particular added substance and depth to my New Zealand experience. I cannot recommend Active Adventures highly enough. If you are hesitating about joining one of their trips—don’t. Book it now you won’t regret it.”
– Queensland, Australia
Winter Rimu, October 2015
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