• Torres Del Paine, Active Adventures
    Torres Del Paine, South America, Rosey Jagnjic, 'Condor', November 2014
New Zealand Family Adventure 'Kea'

Why Joining a Small Group Tour is the Bee's Knees

I better start by explaining the term 'Bee's knees'... I've been doing a bit of reading (and getting a bit distracted!) and apparently in the 1920's it was fashionable to use nonsense terms to describe something that was all-round awesome, think 'the snake's hips', 'the kipper's knickers', 'the cat's whiskers', 'the monkey's eyebrows' and so on. Of these, […]

Sitting inside the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach

The 6 Most Beautiful Beaches in New Zealand

If you have ever graced the shores of Aotearoa, New Zealand before, you'll (hopefully!) agree that we have some of the best, most beautiful beaches in the world. From the alluring, pristine, golden sandy dunes to the black volcanic sand, with an impulsive coastline and boisterous surf, when it comes to beaches we’re a bit […]

One Day Hike Tongariro Crossing

Top 4 One Day Hikes in New Zealand

As a small island nation, New Zealand is an absolute haven for one day hikes! Dramatic changes in scenery are not a rarity down under, so a typical one day hike can take you from lush sub-tropical rainforest to alpine tussock and tarns. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Active Adventures can cater for […]

The view from Braemar Station to Aoraki Mount Cook

Top 10 Views in New Zealand

With the help of our fans and with some healthy debate here at Active HQ, we've come up with our Top 10 Views in New Zealand. Have we hit the nail on the head? Thank you to our amazing Active Adventures New Zealand guests who have shared these photos with us. The Top 10, […]


The Mustang Trek: A guide's account

In September we ran our first ever Active Adventures Mustang Trek, an 18-day expedition-style trip that follows an ancient salt trading route between Tibet and India. After exploring the bustling capital of Kathmandu, our team of hikers (largely past Active guests), and Kiwi guides flew to Pokhara and onto Jomsom to meet our local team […]