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 8376 reviews)

Better Than Expected

“Don't get the idea from the title of this review that we had low expectations for our first trip to New Zealand. We all had looked forward to this trip for a long time, and we expected it to be great. And it was...and then some! New Zealand is beautiful, and the Tui itinerary gave us the opportunity to explore a good variety of its offerings. Our guides, Ben and Cristina, were tremendous -- prepared, knowledgeable, and lots of fun (and both are great cooks!!) They were able to accommodate everyone on the trip, from the young and speedy hikers to those of us that have a few more miles on our legs -- even those of us that may have taken a wrong turn on a hike!! All in all, a wonderful trip that met and exceeded our expectations!”
– New Jersey, United States
Tui, July 2015
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