The food of a country - like its language - gives the traveller a unique insight into the heart of its culture. What typifies Kiwi cuisine is the simple treatment of fresh, local ingredients, preferably shared with friends outdoors.
A big part of Active trips is the food. In fact, some would say it is a HUGE part of our trips! Actually, some people have enjoyed our New Zealand food so much they have been known to go home with a slightly larger midriff than when they arrived, despite the daily exercise! Active guides have been churning out great meals, on and off the road, since the mid 90's and they take the job of keeping you well fed and energized very seriously.
We don’t really have a distinctive local cuisine or style of cooking in New Zealand, except to say New Zealand cuisine draws on styles from around the world and is typically an unfussy treatment of fresh and often unique local ingredients.
Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.
We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.
As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.
Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.
With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.
It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.