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Videos

Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' Trip Video

Highlights of our Ultimate Dolomites Adventure

Follow travel blogger Gareth from Tourist2Townie on his Ultimate Dolomites Adventure 'Dolomiti' trip. He travelled with us in 2017 and put together this awesome video of highlights from his trip.

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Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' Trip Video

Our guest Kilo's February 2018 'Rimu' trip

Follow our guest, Kilo on his 14-day epic journey around the South Island of New Zealand. Kilo and Kristy joined our Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' trip in February 2018 and have since created this awesome highlights video. Enjoy! 

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Elegant South Highlights Video

Elegant South highlights

Our Elegant South trip is part of our New Zealand Walking Tours portfolio. Join us on this walking tour of the South Island, where you'll stay in secluded, luxury lodges. Discover some of New Zealand's most stunning vistas by day and enjoy delicious, local produce by night. 

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Tour du Mont Blanc trip video

An Introduction to Active Adventures and New Zealand Walking Tours

If you're not sure what we're all about here at Active Adventures, or you'd like to see a bit more of what happens on our trips, then check out this awesome video including all of our destinations!

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Tour du Mont Blanc trip video

Mont Blanc Circuit 'Tour du Mont Blanc' Trip

Dreaming of hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc trail? Well here's an idea of what it's like when you do it with Active Adventures.

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Patagonia Hiking Adventure Video

Patagonia Hiking Adventure 'Condor' (a quick look)

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world await you in Patagonia. Watch as our group spend two weeks exploring the southern tip of South America with Active Adventures.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and almost all of our trips will visit at some stage on the adventure. Hiking in the national park, and kayaking/cruising on Milford Sound are stunning activities; here's a video of what you can expect, if you come and see it with us.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Accommodations

We often have guests ask us about the standard of the accommodations before they travel, and it's a legitimate concern. We've made this video which features three of our guests' favourite places to stay on our trips.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

A Family Adventure

We love having families join us on our adventures. We run a family orientated itinerary here in New Zealand, but we're also always happy to discuss your family joining any of our other trips you like the look of.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond is 1748m (5,735ft) peak above Queenstown, and on several of our trips it's an optional extra hike, which if you choose to take will reward you with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountains, Moke Lake, and Mt Earnslaw.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Punakaiki

Punakaiki is a small town on the South Island's West Coast. It boasts stunning rainforest, and impressive coastal rock formations. We love including it in our trips.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is often the main reason our guests travel to New Zealand at all. It is absolutely stunning, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here's a video of what you can expect, if you come and see it with us.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park is home to New Zealand's tallest mountain, and presents some great opportunities for breath taking, manageable day hikes. Here's a video of what we get up to when we go there.

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Nelson Lakes National Park with Active Adventures video

Nelson Lakes National Park

Multi-day hiking in Nelson Lakes National Park is an optional part of a 'Rimu' trip with Active Adventures. It's a stunning National Park and we love the challenges hiking there presents.

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Okarito with Active Adventures video

Okarito Lagoon

Okarito is a hamlet on the West Coast of the South Island near the town of Franz Josef. Several of our trips take a kayaking trip there, and all trips go for a short walk to a view point over the wetland area.

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Siberia experience with Active Adventures

Siberia Experience

On our Ultimate South Island Explorer 'Tui' trip, we'll fly into Mt Aspiring National Park, hike to a beautiful alpine lake, and take a jetboat along two rivers and back to civilisation. It's often the highlight of the 8 day trip for our guests, here's a video of the experience.

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Franz Josef Glacier and township video

Franz Josef Glacier and Township

On many of our trips on New Zealand's South Island we visit Franz Josef Glacier and township. It's a unique experience of a glacier only 790ft (240m) above sea level. Here's a video of the highlights of our visit.

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Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' Trip Video

Ultimate South Island Adventure 'Rimu' trip

We'll take you on an unforgettable journey exploring our mountains, rivers and coastline, on foot, by bike and with a paddle in your hands. Hear what our guests say about this award-winning trip of a lifetime! 

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Patagonia Hiking Adventure Video

Patagonia Hiking Adventure 'Condor'

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world await you in Patagonia. Watch as our group spend two weeks exploring the southern tip of South America with Active Adventures.

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What to pack Video

What to pack for a 2 week adventure vacation to New Zealand

Lynette, our client services rock star gives you a step by step guide to packing for a 2 week vacation to New Zealand.

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Everest Base Camp Trek video

Everest Base Camp Trek

We invite you to join us for one of our most incredible journeys, and certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, to reach Everest Base Camp. Watch as we follow an Active Adventures group on their trek. This was filmed and produced by our guest and friend Jack Taylor. 

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Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip Video

Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip

You’ll be amazed by the variety of adventures and stunning scenery as we share the best-kept secrets of the North Island, including arguably the best mountain day hike in the world!

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Why I keep coming back video

Why I keep coming back

Ally Gaylor, who has done 6 trips with us in different parts of the world, explains why she loves traveling with Active Adventures.

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New Zealand Adventure Tours Video

New Zealand Adventure Tours

We’re Kiwis, and since the mid-90’s we’ve looked after active people with legendary Kiwi hospitality in the stunning New Zealand outdoors. If you’re into trekking, paddling and biking through parks, valleys, bays and backroads, then you’ll love our adventure trips.

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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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