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New Zealand Custom & Special Interest Trips

We're Kiwi owned and operated and based right in the heart of Queenstown, so that makes crafting and running special trips easy! Bespoke. Custom. Hand-crafted. Unique. One-off... Whatever you call it, it's pretty cool to get a trip designed just for you. Having our boots on the ground, so to speak, means we get involved in every last detail - we're not piecing together an itinerary using a website engine or anything like that - we're hand-crafting an itinerary using our combined years of experience, in collaboration with you and our legendary Kiwi guides. We're extremely picky when it comes to hiring people who work for us, and with 20 years experience running all types of trips - there's not much we haven't done, or can't do.

Over the years we've run private, group or custom trips (or a combination of all three) for hiking clubs, ski councils, singles groups and extended families. Often, we can tailor one of our published trips, such as the 14-day 'Rimu' to suit a special interest group. We love a challenge and we enjoy coming up with unique and personalised solutions - knowing our backyard better than anyone goes a long way! Have a read through the trip options in this section that interest you and fill out our quote form, send us an email or give us a call - Phil is one of our Directors and our custom trips expert and he's looking forward to hearing from you!

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“The Rimu is a fabulous way to sample the diversity of experiences and scenery that make up the South Island. We were on a custom trip for two couples with one guide, Dan. Dan was terrific. He helped us carry extra weight when we faltered on the Cascade Track, was so attentive that when I mentioned I liked licorice he had some for snacks the next day, quickly learned how much we love fruit and kept the fruit basket filled, drove well and safely, and was unfailingly cheerful and flexible. Really loved the Angelus Circuit and the hike to Sealy Tarns and beyond to get spectacular views of Aoraki. I highly recommend this trip.”
– Minnesota, United States
Custom Rimu, April 2013
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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

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.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

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.

Everything is Included

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.

A Sense of Achievement

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.

Small Groups

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.

Diverse Experiences

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.

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