New Zealand Adventure Tours

We challenge you to find a country that packs more untouched, dramatic and diverse scenery into a smaller space than New Zealand. The light here is different somehow, making the fiords, glaciers, rainforest, volcanoes, beech forests and rugged coastlines crisper, brighter and a bit more intense than you'd ever expect.

You'll find yourself surrounded by some of the best scenery on the planet with few signs of civilisation and no one else around. As an independent nation that lies across the Tasman Sea from Australia, New Zealand is home to only four and a half million people. About a third of them reside in Auckland city and the rest are spread out around two main islands, which together are about half the size of California, leaving vast tracts nearly uninhabited. It's no wonder a lot of visitors find it hard to leave!

Kiwis are warm, resourceful and as friendly as they come. They'll charm you with their accent, wave as you pass by on a country road and often stop for a chat. With no snakes, land predators like big cats or bears, or any other nasty critters to bite you on the trail, New Zealand is a haven for hikers. We have, however, got plenty of lambs frolicking in the paddocks, Tui birds calling in the forests and fur seals lazing in the sun on the rocky shores.

With a very extensive network of hiking and biking trails and almost 1000 backcountry huts, the options for exploring our wilderness can be overwhelming. Luckily, we've spent years 'tramping' (the Kiwi term for hiking) in the mountains, biking the trails and paddling the calm waters to hand pick the best. Some spots, such as the Milford Track, are deservedly world renowned, while other amazing locations are virtually undiscovered. Off the trail, our towns are charming and unique and since Kiwis love their creature comforts, you'll never be too far from a beautifully made cup of coffee. Sweet as! 

Trip Reviews

4.49 out of 5 (from 8247 reviews)

Fantastic Guides, Amazing Food & Mind Blowing Scenery!

“I'm a well travelled Kiwi, both overseas and in my own country of New Zealand. Having spent alot of time in the South Island, I thought I had already seen the best of New Zealand, but Active took us to the absolute cream of NZ. We visited places that were just awe inspiring and so stunningly beautiful! Our guides DK and Nick were heaps of fun but also very professional. They paid great attention to everyones needs, (they made sure that even a guest who had arrived with a sprained ankle didn't miss out on any of the experiences to be had). They told us lots of fascinating stories and facts about New Zealand and I have to say - know how to produce yummy food, everything from gourmet sandwiches to roast Lamb! And Nick - you cook a mighty good venison steak too! Can't say enough about how special this trip was, Active you really do know how to treat visitors to the best of stunning scenery and a top class travel experience!”
– Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Tui, March 2015
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