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New Zealand Adventure Tours

What are you waiting for? Get off the beaten track with the local experts!

From the rugged snow-capped Southern Alps, to the wild West Coast rainforests, the famous granite peaks of Milford Sound, the tropical beaches of the North and its rich indigenous history, New Zealand has it all. Whether you’re considering exploring the North Island, the South Island, or both you can rest assured that when you book a New Zealand vacation package with us, you’re going to experience the real NZ.

Everything Is Included!

Accommodation, transport and activities… from the moment you arrive to the moment you return home!

Expert Local Guides

We're locals, and this is our backyard. So live like a local when you visit, and explore our favourite spots, with us!

Award-Winning Tours

National Geographic Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Over 20 years running the world’s best adventure tours.

Rimu South Island 14 DAYS

Rimu - Ultimate South Island Adventure

4.53 out of 5 (from 4912 reviews)

We'll take you on an unforgettable journey exploring our mountains, coastlines and countryside, on foot, by bike and with a paddle in your hands. Experience our unique culture and wildlife along the way.

Kiwi South Island 14 DAYS

Kiwi - South Island Explorer

4.69 out of 5 (from 254 reviews)

Walk on some of our iconic New Zealand trails and take a cruise at Milford Sound. A great tour for those looking to take things at a relaxed pace.

Tui South Island 8 DAYS

Tui - Essence of the South Island

4.59 out of 5 (from 1827 reviews)

Short on time? On this adventure you’ll hike, bike, kayak, cruise and jet boat in some extraordinary parts of the South Island. You can combine this with our 5-day 'Kauri' to see both Islands in two weeks.

Kauri North Island 11 DAYS

Kauri - Ultimate North Island Adventure

4.38 out of 5 (from 1182 reviews)

Take 5 days or 11 days to hike, cycle, cruise, snorkel and kayak with us around the North Island. The ‘Kauri’ combines perfectly with any of our South Island trips.

Manuka South Island 14 DAYS

Manuka - Milford Hiking Adventure

4.43 out of 5 (from 888 reviews)

On this two week hiking adventure you’ll discover some of New Zealand’s Great Walks as well as lesser known hikes such as the Inland Pack Track on the wild West Coast.

Winter Rimu South Island 14 DAYS

Winter Rimu - New Zealand Winter Adventure

4.64 out of 5 (from 560 reviews)

Visit New Zealand from May to September to hike quiet trails under crisp blue skies. You’ll be surrounded by stunning snow-clad mountains on this multi-sport adventure.

Kea South Island 13 DAYS

Kea - New Zealand Family Adventure

4.68 out of 5 (from 242 reviews)

Join us on a family adventure that you can take year-round. Hike, kayak, raft and jet boat the South Island and visit a wildlife reserve to view kiwi, our national bird.

Weka South Island 14 DAYS

Weka - New Zealand Biking Adventure

4.48 out of 5 (from 297 reviews)

Specifically designed for biking enthusiasts, this 14 day trip explores the very best off-road cycling trails, with a few iconic hikes thrown in for good measure.

Takahe South Island 5 DAYS

Takahe - Great Walks Discovery

4.43 out of 5 (from 888 reviews)

If you're short on time and you'd like to experience some of New Zealand's Great Walks, this is the trip for you.

Award-winning Tours

  • The World's Best Adventure Trips
  • National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a lifetime 2013
  • National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a lifetime 2015
  • Outpost best trips 2016

What our clients are saying about us

4.43 out of 5 (from 888 reviews)

Whatever the dream, if its New Zealand, find a way!!

Where do I even start?!?!? NZ has been #1 on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until I realized I couldn't wait forever for that perfect time, to have X amount of money saved, to have a companion to go with me...that I decided to JUST GO ALREADY! And I suggest you do the same! Don't wait another moment. I went alone but found the most wonderful companions I could have ever hoped for! Even got a great roommate. The guides, Claire and Jess were PHENOMENAL! I started crying off and on a few days before the end of the trip because I became that attached to them and knew I would never see them again. Leaving at the airport, I couldn't even speak I was so upset and saying goodbye. So wonderful and beyond knowledgeable! I miss Jess' cooking and Claire's coffee already and I just got back yesterday!!! But seriously folks, the Manuka was beyond what expectations I could have ever dreamed. Yes it was indeed physical, so be ready for that; but there were some flatter, easier options for those that chose to not exert so much energy. There were a couple of times I wanted to just quit, but Claire and/or Jess kept me going saying it would be worth it (for the view AND the accomplishment) and MAN WERE THEY RIGHT!!!

The food, the company, the knowledge, the laughs, the comradery, the views, the EXPERIENCES....all of it was TOP NOTCH! I have my memories that will last a lifetime; best money I have EVER spent.

Don't wait! GO! I plan to go back in a couple of years to do the entire Milford Track. That's my only regret is that I didn't spend the extra to do that. But that's on me, not AA!
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– Texas, United States
Manuka, March 2017

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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