What to do in New Zealand
New Zealand is quite the adventure playground, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors as much as we do. So we've compiled a guide to some of our favourite things to do in New Zealand. If you'd like personal recommendations on where to enjoy your favourite activities while you're down here, please call and ask!
You can also find plenty of inspiration on our Active Adventures' Blog, particularly our 'Top 10 Things To Do on Vacation: New Zealand' article.
New Zealand is most definitely a hiker's paradise, with thousands of kilometres of trails, no harmful animals, few people and pristine countryside. It's hiking that really shaped Active Adventures in the early days and has remained our core activity for over 20 years now. On our trips we'll take you on our favourite hikes, some off the beaten track and others better known, such as the Milford Track and the world famous Tongariro Crossing.
Biking in New Zealand is really starting to find its mojo, with major investment in a country-wide trail network in recent years. From technical single track to gondola-assisted trails, to off-road touring, there's a trail to suit everyone and a world of exploring to do!
From our oceans to our lakes and rivers, kayaking in New Zealand is a popular sport and a regular activity on our Active Adventures. There are some places best seen from the seat of a kayak, when the waters are still. Milford Sound is one of those places - a long time ago we decided it would be far better to stay overnight in Milford Sound and explore the fjord by kayak the next morning, before the bus loads of cruise tourists arrive. We've never looked back!