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! 

Why Travel with Active Adventures New Zealand?

Award winning New Zealand Vacation PackagesWe've been doing this a while and we are New Zealand's most experienced and trusted adventure tour operator.

You can be rest assured that when you book a New Zealand vacation package with us, you're going to experience the real NZ. We're passionate about sharing our backyard with you!

Don't take our word for it, read some of our New Zealand trip reviews. Our emphasis is on exceeding your expectations and we never rest on our laurels. Ever.

Happy clients on a New Zealand Vacation

Trip Reviews

4.49 out of 5 (from 8251 reviews)

Outstanding Dream Trip!!

“This was my first international trip and it was the BEST! From the moment I got off the plane to the day our journey ended, it was flawless...with the exception of one small hiccup. A few days into the trip, I became ill and spent 24 hours in bed. This can be a bit uneasy... getting sick in a foreign country...but, here's the best part. Our guide, Craig, took such good care of me and I honestly feel like I had my own personal angel. On his day off, while the others went and had fun... he stayed with me, making a Dr.'s appt. for me, taking me to the clinic, waiting for me and then making sure I was ok when we returned to our cottage. He went above and beyond and I truly appreciated his care and concern. After that one day, I was well enough to continue and every aspect of the trip was beyond any expectations I could have had. Our group was very special..and I do mean special. I felt like I was on a family vacation! We all got along so well... that doesn't happen very often. The scenery, the food, the new experiences and all the laughter will never be forgotten. Sarah and Craig... words can't describe how incredible these two were. Active NZ is very lucky to have them...and so was I!”
– Idaho, United States
Kiwi, March 2015
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