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 8441 reviews)

The RIMU Extravaganza!

“If anyone had told us that we would be hiking with packs on our back for 3 days up and down a mountain, I would have laughed out loud! However, this actually happened in the most beautiful place in the world. With the help of our two guides, Jasmine and Kim, who encouraged, pushed and offered hot drinks (or beer) at the end of a long day, we made it.
We were constantly amazed at the level of professionalism and organization our guides and AA put into the RIMU trip.
From beautiful views of the Pacific in a bungalow on the side of a forested mountain, swimming with the seals, kayaking in Milford Sound with a hundred waterfalls coming down the mountains, seeing a glacier for the first time, mountain biking in the rain...everything was amazing with flawless execution.
The food on this trip was exceptional...the guides cooked tasty fare on the top of a mountain in a hut, making all the other hikers jealous:} The restaurants were all very good and the desserts even better. Jasmine and Kim both had specialty treats they liked to make and they were great.
The off day in Queenstown was not slow! We took a 2 hour perilous bus ride to Skippers Canyon and jet boated, had exceptional Italian food and rode the gondola. We even snuck in a Fly Fishing trip early.
Overall, if you are in good shape and willing to get up and go everyday...then this is a great trip for you.”
– Alabama, United States
Rimu, January 2016
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