Active Adventures South America

15 Bucket List Activities to do in South America

We've been running trips in South America for nearly a decade now and this has given us plenty of time to come up with the ultimate South America bucket list – made up of adventures in the places we know and love the most; Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Our South America adventure […]


The Active team being active!

Working for an adventure travel company really does have its perks. You get to hang out with a bunch of incredibly inspiring people all drawn together with a common passion for the outdoors. Here at Active HQ, a Monday morning is typically filled with storytelling; who biked the new trail? who entered that race? who's […]

West Coast Wilderness Trail

New Zealand Trails

Here we'd like to tell you about some of our favourite New Zealand trails. Nearly 30% of New Zealand's land mass is in public ownership with some level of environmental protection, including 12 National Parks covering more than 30,000 square kilometres. Criss crossing these protected areas are wonderful single and multi-day hiking trails catering to all ability […]

Dan Keys and Porters

We’re building a new school library in Nepal!

It’s been over three years now since we started running trekking expeditions in the Himalayas. Back in 2011 our director Phil and one of our Kiwi guides DK (Dan Keys) headed over to Nepal to run our first trip to Everest Base Camp. For those of you that have travelled with us before, you’ll know […]

Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock

Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' - Photo Diary

Pictures speak a thousand words and we've got plenty of inspiring photos courtesy of our guests who travel with us and our guides who live and breath life on the road; under the blue skies and amongst New Zealand's pristine nature. Our Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' trip is 11 days (but if you're really short on […]