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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 Kiwi 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

4.52 out of 5 (from 4879 reviews)

This is our signature adventure! We’ve been fine-tuning this since 1996. It’s simply an awesome trip! You’ll explore the most beautiful, famous and little-known places in the South Island.
Kiwi South Island 14 DAYS

Kiwi - South Island Explorer

4.69 out of 5 (from 254 reviews)

New to adventure vacations or not quite ready to hang up your hiking boots just yet? On this South Island walking tour you'll experience beautiful, famous and little-known places.
Tui South Island 8 DAYS

Tui - Essence of the South Island

4.59 out of 5 (from 1827 reviews)

This is an action-packed adventure where you’ll hike, bike, kayak, fly and jet boat in some of New Zealand’s most iconic and remote wilderness.
Kauri North Island 11 DAYS

Kauri - Ultimate North Island Adventure

4.37 out of 5 (from 1176 reviews)

Explore the sub-tropical North, a marine reserve, white sandy beaches, geothermal areas, Maori culture, an underground cave system and arguably the best mountain day-hike in NZ.
Manuka South Island 14 DAYS

Manuka - Milford Hiking Adventure

4.43 out of 5 (from 888 reviews)

If you wish to concentrate on hiking the iconic tracks of New Zealand and like your creature comforts, we’ve crafted this trip just for you.
Winter Rimu South Island 14 DAYS

Winter Rimu - New Zealand Winter Adventure

4.64 out of 5 (from 556 reviews)

May to September is one of the best times to explore New Zealand. We adapted our signature Rimu trip by adding skiing and snowboarding options, along with some of the South Island’s best hikes.
Kea South Island 13 DAYS

Kea - New Zealand Family Adventure

4.68 out of 5 (from 242 reviews)

The perfect opportunity for everyone in the family to try some new activities together while our guides encourage, entertain, and serve up delicious meals.
Weka South Island 14 DAYS

Weka - New Zealand Biking Adventure

4.48 out of 5 (from 297 reviews)

The very best of New Zealand’s cycling and hiking trails into an action-packed two weeks adventure. We wanted to create the ‘dream itinerary’ for fellow biking enthusiasts!
Takahe South Island 5 DAYS

Takahe - Great Walks Discovery

4.43 out of 5 (from 888 reviews)

Over five days you'll hike on three of New Zealand's nine 'Great Walks', all located in the Fiordland National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage area with mystical coves and dense temperate rainforest.

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 556 reviews)

Thank You Active Adventures

Active Adventures' Winter Rimu trip allowed me to experience many things for the first time. Coming from an island of Guam, I was able to see something so different than what I normally see in my backyard. It was my first time to climb up to 1,100 meters. The climb was at Sealy Tarns which overlooked a lake, Mt. Cook village and most especially a fantastic view of Mt. Cook. It was my first time doing an overnight hike as well. We trekked through the scenic landscape towards Mt. Aspiring hut and was rewarded at night with an unspoilt sky of the Southern Hemisphere. It was so clear that we were able to see the Milky Way (another first). We also did a hike up Alex Knobb to get a good view of Franz Glacier and on the way up, we experienced so much elements in one day. We experienced hail and snow (both for the first time) and enjoyed some picturesque views the more higher we climbed.

From the beginning of the trip, Lynette and Miriam were wonderful at helping to book my trip with Active Adventures. During the trip, Mel and Gary were so hospitable and helped make the trip memorable. Mel and Gary understood that we haven't hiked at this capacity or weren't seasoned hikers, yet they remained with us at the back and encouraged us every step of the way. They helped to show the true essence of New Zealand's natural beauty as well as the friendliness and hospitality of Kiwis. This trip has been amazing and thanks to Active Adventures, New Zealand has become my favorite place in the world.

Thank you for the memories and for these experiences. <3
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– GUAM, Guam
Winter Rimu, July 2016

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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