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Okarito with Active Adventures video


We often have guests ask us about the standard of the accommodations before they travel, and it's a legitimate concern. We've made this video which features three of our guests' favourite places to stay on our trips.


Okarito with Active Adventures video

A Family Adventure

We love having families join us on our adventures. We run a family orientated itinerary here in New Zealand, but we're also always happy to discuss your family joining any of our other trips you like the look of.


Okarito with Active Adventures video

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond is 1748m (5,735ft) peak above Queenstown, and on several of our trips it's an optional extra hike, which if you choose to take will reward you with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountains, Moke Lake, and Mt Earnslaw.


Okarito with Active Adventures video


Punakaiki is a small town on the South Island's West Coast. It boasts stunning rainforest, and impressive coastal rock formations. We love including it in our trips.


Okarito with Active Adventures video

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is often the main reason our guests travel to New Zealand at all. It is absolutely stunning, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here's a video of what you can expect, if you come and see it with us.


Okarito with Active Adventures video

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park is home to New Zealand's tallest mountain, and presents some great opportunities for breath taking, manageable day hikes. Here's a video of what we get up to when we go there.


Nelson Lakes National Park with Active Adventures video

Nelson Lakes National Park

Multi-day hiking in Nelson Lakes National Park is an optional part of a 'Rimu' trip with Active Adventures. It's a stunning National Park and we love the challenges hiking there presents.


Okarito with Active Adventures video

Okarito Lagoon

Okarito is a hamlet on the West Coast of the South Island near the town of Franz Josef. Several of our trips take a kayaking trip there, and all trips go for a short walk to a view point over the wetland area.


Siberia experience with Active Adventures

Siberia Experience

On our Ultimate South Island Explorer 'Tui' trip, we'll fly into Mt Aspiring National Park, hike to a beautiful alpine lake, and take a jetboat along two rivers and back to civilisation. It's often the highlight of the 8 day trip for our guests, here's a video of the experience.


Franz Josef Glacier and township video

Franz Josef Glacier and Township

On many of our trips on New Zealand's South Island we visit Franz Josef Glacier and township. It's a unique experience of a glacier only 790ft (240m) above sea level. Here's a video of the highlights of our visit.


Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' Trip Video

Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' trip

We'll take you on an unforgettable journey exploring our mountains, rivers and coastline, on foot, by bike and with a paddle in your hands. Hear what our guests say about this award-winning trip of a lifetime! 


Patagonia Hiking Adventure Video

Patagonia Hiking Adventure 'Condor'

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world await you in Patagonia. Watch as our group spend two weeks exploring the southern tip of South America with Active Adventures.


What to pack Video

What to pack for a 2 week adventure vacation to New Zealand

Lynette, our client services rock star gives you a step by step guide to packing for a 2 week vacation to New Zealand.


Everest Base Camp Trek video

Everest Base Camp Trek

We invite you to join us for one of our most incredible journeys, and certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, to reach Everest Base Camp. Watch as we follow an Active Adventures group on their trek. This was filmed and produced by our guest and friend Jack Taylor. 


Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip Video

Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip

You’ll be amazed by the variety of adventures and stunning scenery as we share the best-kept secrets of the North Island, including arguably the best mountain day hike in the world!


Why I keep coming back video

Why I keep coming back

Ally Gaylor, who has done 6 trips with us in different parts of the world, explains why she loves traveling with Active Adventures.


New Zealand Adventure Tours Video

New Zealand Adventure Tours

We’re Kiwis, and since the mid-90’s we’ve looked after active people with legendary Kiwi hospitality in the stunning New Zealand outdoors. If you’re into trekking, paddling and biking through parks, valleys, bays and backroads, then you’ll love our adventure trips.


Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' Trip Video

'Rimu' trip highlights

Hike, bike and kayak the most beautiful, famous and little-known places in the South Island -- up close and personal -- with legendary hospitality and our unsurpassed attention to detail with Active Adventures New Zealand.


Ultimate Peru Adventure 'Jaguar' Trip Video

Ultimate Peru Adventure 'Jaguar' Trip

Hike the Inca Trail or Lares Trail, visit Machu Picchu, explore the Amazon rainforest, kayak on Lake Titicaca and stay with a local Amantani Island family.


Essence of the South Island Tui Video

Essence of the South Island 'Tui' Trip

Join us on an action-packed adventure where you’ll hike, bike, sea kayak, fly and jet boat in some of New Zealand’s most iconic and remote wilderness.


The Trek to EBC Active Adventures Video

The Trek To Everest Base Camp

Watch as Gareth Leonard from Tourist2Townie hikes to Everest Base Camp with Active Adventures. This is his story. 


EBC Video

Everest Base Camp Trek: An Amazing Adventure From Kathmandu To Lukla

Join us to cross the Everest Base Camp 'EBC' Trek off your bucket list. Start your 19-day adventure in Kathmandu with our legendary Kiwi guides, before flying to Lukla to begin hiking.


Rimu Video Active Adventures

The 'Rimu' Trip - Through The Eyes Of Our Travellers

Queenstown photographer Quentin Kenning joins a group of keen adventurers on the first 8 days of our Ultimate South Island Adventure - the 'Rimu' trip.


Galapagos Islands Active Adventures Video

Galapagos Islands Wildlife

The Galapagos Islands is an archipelago made up of 19 islands, of which 97% is National Park. When you visit the Islands you'll learn why this area has been coined a 'living museum and showcase of evolution'.


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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