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Category: Active Adventures New Zealand

Stargazing in New Zealand

The astronomer Bart Bok once said: “The Southern Hemisphere holds all the good stuff” and we whole heartedly agree. We boast some of the most captivating stargazing in the world and the best part is, you can enjoy it in countless locations with nothing more than your own two eyes.

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The Top 10 Things To Do On Vacation: New Zealand

10 not-so-typical things to do on vacation in New Zealand. Yes, Milford Sound makes this list... But so does walking on Mars, joining a tribal gathering and capturing a whale... through a lens. Enjoy! 

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Why Joining a Small Group Tour is the Bee's Knees

Of course, it’s natural for us to tell you why joining a small group tour is such a great idea, it’s what we do for a living! But I want to give you a personal perspective and share with you a quote from our travellers.

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Top 10 Views in New Zealand

With the help of our Facebook fans and with some healthy debate here at Active HQ, we’ve come up with our Top 10 Views in New Zealand. Have we hit the nail on the head? Thank you to our amazing Active Adventures New Zealand guests who have shared these photos with us. The Top 10, in no particular order.

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Why you shouldn't visit Starbucks when you come to Queenstown

It's a real shame that Starbucks was allowed to set up shop in Queenstown. If that isn't a hint as to the bias of this article, I'll make it even clearer...

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Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand's Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided

Angelus Hut on the edge of Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park

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Welcome Flat Hot Pools, Copland Track

If you're ready to start putting together your dream New Zealand vacation, and you reckon winter is the season for you, then check out our Winter Tours below!

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Top 4 One Day Hikes in New Zealand

From the unique wilderness, glacier-carved valleys, dense sub-tropical rainforests, limestone cliffs, right through to the indigenous fauna, New Zealand will provide you with a variety of experiences on your one...

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Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often touted as the 'Best Day Hike in the World', and in our opinion it's certainly New Zealand's best one day hike; it's a spectacular...

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Best time to go to New Zealand?

Autumn colours in Arrowtown - possibly one of New Zealand's best Fall season locations

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10 Interesting Facts That You Didn't Know About New Zealand

We do things a little differently here in New Zealand, only a small fraction of the creatures living here are human! Maybe it’s our animal instincts that make us so...

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

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.

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