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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 4941 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

4.70 out of 5 (from 262 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

4.60 out of 5 (from 1860 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 1195 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 894 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 565 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 243 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 298 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 891 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

4.64 out of 5 (from 565 reviews)

I wasn't ready for the trip to end!

I don't even know where to begin...so let's start at the beginning. I spent the last year dreaming about going to New Zealand, trying to talk just one friend into going with me, and finally, with some encouragement from family, booking this trip as a first time solo traveler. And let me be clear- that was the best decision I could have made! I enjoyed every single minute of my trip and wouldn't change the experience of traveling solo for anything. From the moment I met Gary and Mel, I knew that I had made the right decision. They were welcoming, to all, from the moment they met us. Right away I knew I had nothing to worry about, and worry I did prior to the start of the trip. I could not have asked for a better group of travel mates; it was as if you had hand-picked who should be on the trip together. They were amazing! The experiences on the trip would not have been nearly as amazing if it wasn't for these awesome people with whom I had the good fortune to travel.
Gary and Mel were kind, patient, and so easy to be around. They answered every question a novice like myself asked, without ever making me feel like an idiot. Gary was witty, kept us going, and a super safe driver! ( I am not a big fan of mountain roads with cliffs on the edge that lead to instant death and not once did I fear for my life.) Mel's cooking...holy smokes was it good; so much so that the pounds I was so sure I would lose on the trip didn't happen. She has even inspired me to try to cook a couple of her dishes this winter. She made it look so easy, even with the varied diets of the group. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I had chatting with both Gary and Mel wherever we were: on the bus, hiking, eating or playing cards. They brought us all together.
Now, for the adventures! Every day was different from the day prior. I saw and experienced so many new things that I can't stop talking about it. I loved the really challenging hikes (Sealy Tarns and Alex Knob) and the slower paced treks through the rain forest and valleys. The night sky at Mt. Aspiring Hut is indescribable! While we were unable to go on the second overnight hike due to weather, Gary and Mel didn't miss a beat. We were so busy and had so much fun, even in the rain, that you would never have known that we were doing almost 3 days of alternate activities. Major kudos to them for this! I could keep going on how much I enjoyed every aspect of my trip. This was the first vacation I have been on where I didn't want it to end and it truly was the trip of a lifetime. I can't wait to book my next trip with Active Adventures!
Melissa Munno Review Image
– California, United States
Winter Rimu, August 2016

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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