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 […]

Active Adventures Roadshow

2015 Roadshow update – Boulder!

Well, that’s it! Done and dusted. Our roadshow of the American West Coast has come to an end, and our final stop was Boulder, in Colorado. After dropping our friend Dave at LAX early in the evening (the lucky guy was leaving to go on a surf trip to El Salvador!) we spent our final […]


2015 Roadshow update – even sunnier SoCal!

It seems like ages ago since our last update, but it was only a week. A lot has happened since we left the elephant seal colony at San Simeon. It seems appropriate to continue our story with more wildlife tales. Every good road trip needs a ‘shark sighting’… Some of you may have heard of […]

'Rimu' Trip Active Adventures

Miri joins our ‘Rimu’ trip for 8 days

I already knew our guides were great, but I was blown away by their amazing knowledge of our quirky New Zealand history, native birds and the vast New Zealand bush. The phrase that sticks in my mind the most from the trip is the guides (Dan and Celia) saying they “made it” or “made it […]