Home Cooked Dessert

Kiwi Home Cooked Meals

Get ready for a metaphor… It takes all the right ingredients to bake a cake. Is this a really bad metaphor? I think so. But sometimes a cliché is a cliché for a good reason (is that cliché?). Thing is, I couldn’t think of a better way to sum up the role that food plays […]

Kayaking Milford Sound

Guest Review… About another company!

We really wanted to share this email (100% un-edited). We love all feedback and to be honest, this particular email made our day! And for the record… YES we are hoping to give you all a new Active Adventures destination by 2016! Hi, I am an Active Alum (Tortuga 2010, Jaguar 2012, Annapurna 2013, Tui/Kauri 2014) […]

Active Adventures South America

Travelling solo

I’ve always been an outdoors kind of guy. It’ll never change. I know in my bones that I’ll be hiking, biking and kayaking until I can no longer move. I’ll wear that as a badge of honour. The way I’ve gone about it over the years has certainly changed though.  When I was 20, I […]

Everest Base Camp, Active Adventures

5 Reasons to Take up Adventure Travel in Your 40’s

You mean you haven’t already done it yet? That’s OK. Don’t panic! It’s certainly not too late. Luckily there are a few very good arguments in favour of leaving it until you’ve turned 40. If you’re anything like me, you have no idea how the world actually works until you’re 30. Then for many, this decade […]

Galapagos Islands, Active Adventures

Best Destinations for Adventure Travel

Wow. Where do you start? Clearly, we’re a bit biased when it comes to the question of where the best destination is for adventure travel, so let’s step back for a minute and define this term ‘adventure travel’, because it can mean different things to different people. At the extreme end of the spectrum, it […]


Miri & Lee hike the Hump Ridge Track

A while back Miri, one of our New Zealand travel specialists and Lee, our Operations wizz, made the most of a long weekend and headed out to explore the Hump Ridge Track in Southland. Here’s Lee’s story – Well I must say it was great to get out of the office and back into the wilderness. It’s always […]

Legendary Kiwi hospitality

Why Travel with Active Adventures?

If you’ve found your way here through the internet maze, you’re either genuinely considering your options for an adventure trip, you’re horribly lost, or you’re simply curious. Either way, welcome. To be honest, it’s a strange question to attempt to answer – why travel with us? I mean, let’s face it, we know what we […]

Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri'

Ange and Claire from Active HQ join our 5-day ‘Kauri’ trip!

Ange and I were very excited to be heading up to the Far North on our ‘Kauri’ adventure! Having enjoyed an early taste of winter here in Queenstown with an unexpected snowfall in mid-April, we were more than ready to head north for some sunshine and warm weather, and we weren’t disappointed – it was […]