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Why Active Adventures New Zealand?

Our Guides

Our guides are the story when it comes to travelling with us. You'll be guided by personable, friendly, active, empathetic people, who love showing off the great New Zealand outdoors, but more than just that, they love watching other people experience it. Our guides will entertain you, they'll cook delicious meals for you, make sure every aspect of your trip is safe, enjoyable, and full of lasting memories. We're often asked the question 'Why should I travel with Active Adventures, rather than go independently and plan it myself?' and our incredible guides are the first, and biggest reason! Here's an idea of what you can expect with our guides, compared to going independently:

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There's no hidden expenses

Another reason to travel with us, as opposed to planning and taking your own trip, is cost. We believe our trips represent good value, and once you've considered all of the expenses involved in running all-inclusive trips, we think you will too. We've detailed a few reasons why travelling with Active Adventures is a great, cost-effective way to see New Zealand:

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Never worry about what, when, or where to eat!

Food is such an important part of any vacation - and getting the right fuel on an active holiday is crucial. When you travel with us your guides will prepare the food around half the time, the other half we'll be eating out in restaurants. But what's great about it, wherever we're eating, is that there's no worries for you at all.

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You're in safe hands

Safety is always a priority when you're exploring in the wilderness, and we have an impeccable record. Our guides are trained extensively, plus there's always a support team available here at HQ. Another reason to travel with the experts:

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We never miss out on the best accommodation

Accommodation in New Zealand can be very hard to come by once the busy seasons really take off. By travelling with us you know that we've booked space for all of our trips years in advance, so there's never the disappointment of not being able to stay at that perfect place!

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Trip Reviews

  4.53 out of 5 (from 4912 reviews)

Best trip I have ever taken

There are many layers to this trip
1. The Group - It was really fun being in a group, and our group was really fun! Sometimes I hung out with people in my family, sometimes I hung out with someone else in the group. This variety and freedom was very enjoyable.
2. The Guides - Koru and Ash were sooo great. Koru is a polished, learned and experienced leader. Ash is a fabulous cook, so much fun, and cared about each of us on the trip.
3. The Country - Stunning! We covered so much of the South Island that we were able to see many sides of it's weather and terrain. Really great route.
4. Activities - It was great sharing a physical activity with others, something I know brings people together. Hiking was great. At the end of a long hike was a fabulous surprise, like a glacial lake with ice burgs, or a beautiful high-mountain vista, or a glo-worm tunnel. Biking was super fun, and I wish there had been one more day of it. In hind site I personally would have selected the biking 3day excursion. The kayaking was great. Heavy chop or glassy lakes, we kayaked in it.
5. Accommodations - These were just great. As nice as it can be being out in the countryside. I loved how we all ate together every meal.
5. Pace - I thought the trip was very well planned. Just when we needed a break in the beginning from jet lag, and our trip activities, a two day respite was there in Queenstown where we could recharge. I recharged and my family bungy jumped! Also, activities were structured so that the not so keen could bail out at a stopping point.
Ginny Nayden Review Image
– Maryland, United States
Rimu, January 2017
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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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