Get a FREE Active Adventures Brochure

Includes info on all of our trips and a tour itinerary booklet.

Litia Watson

New Zealand Guide

Tia is a bit of a kiwi nomad, having travelled our country all her life. In fact, the longest she's lived in one town or city is 3 years! So if you ask her "where she's from", don't be surprised if she gives you a long winded answer. 

Tia is excited to share her experience and help others to have some of the amazing experiences she's had in her 21 years of travelling -

"I live to travel it's in my blood. Being in the outdoors under the sun and rain, living a little rough. And I guess for the most part besides the places it's the people. Everywhere you go, there's something to learn from the locals and the people of the land."

Tia's hobbies:

  • Horse riding most of all, long treks in the country or rounding up the sheep for shearing
  • Hiking and bike riding whenever she gets the chance
  • Kayaking and taking the yacht out on a sunny day is 'primo'!
  • To enjoy the quiet of our native forests or to lie close to the waves on the beach

Testimonials

  • “Tia was excellent and worked her socks off, good humoured and very capable”
    Andras Palotai (London, United Kingdom), November 2016

Trip Reviews

4.50 out of 5 (from 13792 reviews)

Best trip I have ever taken

“There are many layers to this trip
1. The Group - It was really fun being in a group, and our group was really fun! Sometimes I hung out with people in my family, sometimes I hung out with someone else in the group. This variety and freedom was very enjoyable.
2. The Guides - Koru and Ash were sooo great. Koru is a polished, learned and experienced leader. Ash is a fabulous cook, so much fun, and cared about each of us on the trip.
3. The Country - Stunning! We covered so much of the South Island that we were able to see many sides of it's weather and terrain. Really great route.
4. Activities - It was great sharing a physical activity with others, something I know brings people together. Hiking was great. At the end of a long hike was a fabulous surprise, like a glacial lake with ice burgs, or a beautiful high-mountain vista, or a glo-worm tunnel. Biking was super fun, and I wish there had been one more day of it. In hind site I personally would have selected the biking 3day excursion. The kayaking was great. Heavy chop or glassy lakes, we kayaked in it.
5. Accommodations - These were just great. As nice as it can be being out in the countryside. I loved how we all ate together every meal.
5. Pace - I thought the trip was very well planned. Just when we needed a break in the beginning from jet lag, and our trip activities, a two day respite was there in Queenstown where we could recharge. I recharged and my family bungy jumped! Also, activities were structured so that the not so keen could bail out at a stopping point.”
Ginny Nayden's Review Image
– Maryland, United States
Rimu, January 2017
Read Reviews

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

Active Adventures Brochure

Wait!

Get a Free Active Adventures Brochure sent to your inbox now!

Privacy is important to us too. We won't share your details.