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Active Adventures and Austin Adventures join forces as a global adventures company

United by a powerful belief in the ability of travel to create inspiring, life-changing moments Active Adventures (HQ in Queenstown, New Zealand) and Austin Adventures (HQ in Montana, USA) have come together to create a world of opportunities for global travellers. The partnership will enable more adventure travellers to benefit from a wider range of global destinations and experiences. Both companies specialise in small group adventure trips, off the beaten path, with a personal touch.

Hear it from Wendy, CEO of Active Adventures & Austin Adventures

PRESS RELEASE - Active Adventures and Austin Adventures unite to create a global adventure company

 

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand -- United by a powerful belief in the ability of travel to create inspiring, life-changing moments, Active Adventures (HQ in Queenstown, New Zealand) and Austin Adventures (HQ in Montana, USA) have merged to create a world of opportunities for global travellers. 

The merger will enable more adventure travellers to benefit from a wider range of global destinations and experiences. Both brands specialise in small group adventure trips, off the beaten path, with a personal touch. 

“Travel today is not just about choosing a destination. Now more than ever, it’s about how we travel,” says Wendy van Lieshout, CEO of the new merger. 

“It’s about precious time together - creating lifetime memories, being inspired and connecting with the people and environment around us. It’s about feeling you can trust the company you are on that journey with – that all the little details will be taken care of to create the best experience possible.”  

“To expand our offerings to our loyal customers, it was critical we find a like-minded brand to join forces with. Just like us, Austin Adventures was borne out of a deep passion for sharing authentic, curated and inspirational adventure experiences with their guests.” 

What does the merger mean for travellers? More choice of destinations, dates and trip styles: 

Each brand has its own specialities and experiences to create an expanded collection of adventure opportunities across the globe. Now, Austin Adventures’ tours will be available for booking on Active Adventures’ website, adding a huge range of adventures in the USA, Canada and Central America, including specific family departures.  And Active Adventures’ unique hiking, biking, and kayaking experiences in New Zealand, South America, Europe, the Himalayas, and Africa will be available via the Austin Adventures’ website.  

According to Dan Austin, founder of Austin Adventures, the homework has been done to make sure the match was a natural fit and would create new opportunities for each other’s loyal guests. “We were created in different countries, yet our companies have very similar stories. Each business is like a family – now we’ve just created one bigger family!” 

Shared features: 

The two brands have come together as one global team across New Zealand and the USA, with operational bases around the globe.  

“We share the same commitment to putting our guests at the heart of everything we do.  We look forward to sharing many more special experiences with our guests and partners,” says Ms van Lieshout. 

For more information please contact: 
  
USA: 
Courtney Iannuccilli 
VP of Global Marketing  
Courtney@activeadventures.com 
401-400-3472 
  
New Zealand:  
Wendy van Lieshout  
CEO  
Wendy@activeadventures.com  
0800 234 726 (NZ) | +64 3 450 0414 (Worldwide) 
  

About Active Adventures & Austin Adventures: 

With over 60 years of combined experience, Active Adventures and Austin Adventures set the standard for inspiring, all-inclusive small group adventures in the most breathtaking regions of the world. Teams across New Zealand, North America, Peru, Nepal and the Netherlands ensure every detail is looked after. Hand-picked guides with a wealth of experience and local knowledge lead the way as guests enjoy exclusive accommodations, top-notch dining and unique activities showcasing the best of each region.  Each of their 100+ trips is crafted to perfection, encouraging guests to not only challenge themselves physically but also to take a deep dive into the local way of life in every destination. For more information, please visit activeadventures.com & austinadventures.com. 

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Hiking in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand Hiking in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand   

 

 

 

 

Explore Austin Adventures trips

North America

Mighty Five Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.78

  • Duration 9 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore the best of Utah’s National Parks; including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. You’ll be blown away by the countless canyons, soaring pinnacles, rimson-coloured hoodoos and the many cascading waterfalls.

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

San Juan Islands Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.11

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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On this six-day, exclusive adventure around some of the San Juan’s 172-islands, hike, bike, boat and kayak before settling into your cozy accommodations and indulging in some of the finest wining and dining in the Pacific Northwest.

Trip Start: Seattle, Washington Trip End: Seattle, Washington

North America

Kenai Fjords Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.82

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife on this six-day, all-inclusive adventure through the 650,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park.

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

North America

Yellowstone Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.65

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 ADULT ONLY

From the powerful waterfall of Yellowstone River’s Upper Falls to horseback riding into the Absaroka Mountains, you’ll be left awe at the natural wonders of this incredible National Park!

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.33

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 ADULT ONLY

You’ll feel like you stepped back in time to the wild, wild west as you explore the majesty of northwestern Wyoming, hiking, biking and kayaking in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Jackson, Wyoming

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.13

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

This trip is a geologist dream! Over 6-days of exploring Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, you’ll hike through the Zion Canyon, bike under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, take a stroll around the magical Queens Garden trails and bask under the clear night skies showcasing the Milky Way.

Trip Start: St. George, Utah Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Journey through Montana's vast wilderness and geothermal wonders on our 'Bison' Big Sky & Yellowstone Adventure Tour. You'll explore Gallatin National Forest, hike to Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains and spot magnificent wildlife in Hayden Valley. 

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Grand Canyon Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Over 6 days, soak in the splendour of the Grand Canyon and its awe-inspiring landscapes via hiking, biking and rafting on our Grand Canyon Adventure Tour.

Trip Start: Phoenix, Arizona Trip End: Phoenix, Arizona

North America

Yosemite Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Yosemite is well-known for its towering granite monoliths, giant sequoias and dramatic valleys. Around every corner is a new jaw-dropping view, and on this 6-day Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour, you'll explore arguably the most awe-inspiring landscapes of North America.

Trip Start: Fresno, CA Trip End: Fresno, CA

North America

Banff & Jasper Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

The Rocky Mountains are yours to discover through off-the-beaten-track trails, unbeatable white water rafting and glacier hiking on our 6-day Jasper and Banff National Parks Hiking Adventure Tour.

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada

North America

Yellowstone in Winter

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Discover bubbling geysers, frozen landscapes, and fascinating wildlife without the crowds while staying in cozy accommodations in Yellowstone National Park.

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Joshua Tree Vacation & Death Valley

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

From Mosaic Canyon to the sand dunes of Mojave National preserve, discover other-worldly landscapes on our Death Valley and Joshua Tree vacation.

Trip Start: Palm Springs, California Trip End: Las Vegas, Nevada

North America

Glacier National Park Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Pristine turquoise lakes, forested valleys, grand green meadows and endless jaw-dropping scenery are yours to enjoy on our Glacier National Park vacation.

Trip Start: Whitefish, Montana Trip End: Whitefish, Montana

North America

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 8 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore the renowned landscapes of Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks on one grand adventure, filled with bucket list moments.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Whitefish, Montana

North America

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Utah’s finest geologic wonders and world-renowned beauty await your discovery on our Arches & Canyonlands National Parks tour. 

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: Grand Junction, Colorado

Wyoming

Jackson Hole Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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Explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks via hiking, biking, rafting, horse riding and kayaking on this incredible 5-day adventure.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Jackson, Wyoming

North America

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Helicopter deep into Canada's backcountry and immerse yourself in pristine alpine wilderness on this British Columbia Hut to Hut Hiking Adventure.

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada

North America

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 8 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Seek out epic scenery, thriving wildlife and untamed beauty on this Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park 8-day adventure. Raft the Kenai River Canyon, hike to the Exit Glacier, explore the rugged Denali Highway, and more.

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

  • Duration days
  • Activity Level Level 0 

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Trip Start: Denver Trip End: Denver

North America

Vancouver Island Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Discover Vancouver Island’s wild, rugged beauty and relaxed, welcoming charm on this 6-day adventure featuring Black Rock Resort.

Trip Start: Victoria, British Columbia Trip End: Victoria, British Columbia

North America

Mount Rushmore & Black Hills Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 ADULT ONLY

Discover South Dakota’s incredible beauty as you spend four days biking the entire Mickelson Trail, keeping watch for the abundant wildlife. On the way, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, and Crazy Horse Memorial.

Trip Start: Rapid City, South Dakota Trip End: Rapid City, South Dakota

New Zealand

New Zealand Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.69

  • Duration 13 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

Create lifelong family memories as you step into the giant playground of the South Island. From rafting near Queenstown to staying overnight in Mt Aspiring National Park and visiting Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to kayaking on the West Coast, we'll take care of every detail.

Trip Start: Christchurch Trip End: Christchurch

Central & South America

Costa Rica Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

5

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

From Arenal to Marino Ballena, swim crystal-clear bays, hike in lush cloud forests, rappel down refreshing waterfalls, surf in the Caribbean, and search for wildlife in Arenal National Park on this epic Costa Rica family adventure.

Trip Start: San Jose, Costa Rica Trip End: San Jose, Costa Rica

Europe

Croatia Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 FAMILY VACATION

Create lasting memories on this action-packed Croatia family vacation exploring the Dalmatian Coast. Bike through charming villages, hike mountainous coastlines, paddle enchanting bays, and explore the coastal waters of the Mediterranean.

Trip Start: Split, Croatia Trip End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Europe

Austria Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

Step into the pages of a storybook as you bike, hike, and raft your way through incredible scenery on an Austria adventure the whole family will love. Together, you’ll discover why Austria is the perfect playground for all adventurers.

Trip Start: Munich, Germany Trip End: Munich, Germany

Europe

Netherlands Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

Enjoy an easygoing family bicycle tour through the Netherlands pristine northern territory. Feast your eyes on emerald pastures, wildflower-strewn meadows, cobblestone villages, and working windmills on this seven-day adventure.

Trip Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands Trip End: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Europe

Switzerland Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

Bask in the glory of some of Europe’s most spectacular mountain scenery on this family-friendly Swiss adventure! Hiking to biking, chocolate tastings to train travel, your family will experience all the Swiss Alps have to offer.

Trip Start: Zurich, Switzerland Trip End: Zurich, Switzerland

North America

Banff & Jasper Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 FAMILY VACATION

Bring the family and pack your sense of adventure. With glacier hikes, river rafting, horseback riding, and backcountry biking, this Canadian Rockies adventure through Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise brings out the kid in everyone.

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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 FAMILY VACATION

Explore the iconic desert canyons and windswept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks on this family-friendly adventure. The action-packed days and star-studded nights are sure to impress every member of the family.

Trip Start: St. George, Utah Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Glacier National Park Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 FAMILY VACATION

Adventure awaits you and your family in Glacier National Park. Your expert guides will introduce you to the majesty of rugged mountains, jagged glaciers, alpine lakes, and wildflower-studded meadows on this active family vacation.

Trip Start: Whitefish, Montana Trip End: Whitefish, Montana

North America

Grand Canyon Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 FAMILY VACATION

Introduce your family to the awe-inspiring vastness of the Grand Canyon. On this six-day trip, you’ll hike, bike, kayak, and cruise by train through this incredible region to discover its dynamic history and geological wonders.

Trip Start: Phoenix, Arizona Trip End: Phoenix, Arizona

North America

Kenai Fjords Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

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 FAMILY VACATION

Spend six days exploring the Kenai Peninsula at a comfortable pace. Embark on your dream Alaska family vacation where you’ll enjoy a scenic train ride, kayak Resurrection Bay, hike Exit Glacier, cruise Kenai Fjords, and more!

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

North America

Mount Rushmore & Black Hills Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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 FAMILY VACATION

Get ready for an action-packed, family-friendly adventure discovering the many surprises of South Dakota, from rolling prairies and glacial lakes to iconic American monuments like Mount Rushmore and the jaw-dropping Crazy Horse Memorial.

Trip Start: Rapid City, South Dakota Trip End: Rapid City, South Dakota

North America

San Juan Islands Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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 FAMILY VACATION

Embark on a relaxed, fun-filled family vacation as you hike, bike, cruise, and kayak around Washington’s San Juan Islands. Search for wildlife, breathe in the fresh Pacific Northwest air, and uncover local history on this six-day adventure.

Trip Start: Seattle, Washington Trip End: Seattle, Washington

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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 FAMILY VACATION

From Old Faithful to Grand Teton – enjoy six days exploring the iconic American West. Featuring biking, hiking, rafting and more, this family-friendly adventure will reveal stunning landscapes and forge lasting memories.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Jackson, Wyoming

North America

Yellowstone Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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 FAMILY VACATION

From hiking to rafting, ziplining to horseback riding, you’ll discover the wonders of the world’s first national park on this family-friendly adventure. Enjoy the perfect balance of peace and adventure on action-packed family vacation!

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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 FAMILY VACATION

The wild west comes alive as your family explores pine-studded forests, rafts the Yellowstone River, and rides horseback across pristine meadows with real cowboys. See famous sites and hidden gems on this beloved family-friendly adventure.

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Yosemite Family Vacation

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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 FAMILY VACATION

Discover the iconic sites of one of America’s beloved national parks – from El Capitan to Half Dome. Try your hand at rock climbing, channel your inner Ansel Adams, and be humbled before Giant Sequoias on this family adventure to remember.

Trip Start: Fresno, CA Trip End: Fresno, CA

North America

Colorado Rockies Hiking Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

  • Duration 5 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Challenge Accepted

      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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Breathe in the crisp, cool air of the Colorado Rockies with daily hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Summit epic peaks, circuit placid alpine lakes, catch the scent of fresh pines and soak in 360-degree views on this 5-day hiking tour. 

Trip Start: Denver, Colorado Trip End: Denver, Colorado

Meet the new leadership team

 

Wendy van Lieshout - Chief Executive Officer

Originally from the Netherlands, Wendy immigrated to New Zealand with her family as a child and is now very much a 'kiwi'. With more than twenty years’ experience in senior management roles in leisure and corporate travel, Wendy is particularly passionate about inspiring positive culture in the workplace. She's a graduate of the University of Canterbury, a previous board member of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand, and a current board member of the Tourism Export Council NZ. 

 

Sam Morrah - Head of International Sales & Distribution

Sam hails the small town of Feilding on the north island of New Zealand. After five years working as a reporter, Sam set sail for Europe where he began his foray into the travel industry as a Tour Guide. Upon returning to New Zealand, he returned to the sales side of travel progressing from Sales Manager to General Management roles with international travel companies throughout New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia before joining Active Adventures.

 

Curtis Fox - Head of Commercial

Curtis brings more than 10 years of professional travel experience to Austin Adventures. During this time he has explored some of the world’s most distinctive and culturally rich destinations. Curtis’s professional resume includes years on the ground in Southeast Asia supervising a destination management company as well as roles in product development with several of North America’s largest young adult and adventure travel companies. 

 

Adrian Nankivell - Head of Information & Communications Technology

With a scientific background in Antarctic Geophysics and experience in tech research and development in the UK, Adrian first toured around in New Zealand in 1991, stayed for good in 2002 and has been working for Active ever since. After starting out as a New Zealand tour guide, he inevitably ended up being sucked into the office where his technical and analytical skills could be put to work in various roles over the years.

 

Courtney Iannuccilli - Head of Global Marketing

Courtney grew up in Massachusetts, USA. Upon receiving her undergrad, she focused her skills on marketing for travel brands. There she also went back to school and received her MBA. At her previous role to joining Active, she was lucky enough to ski in the Swiss Alps, hike up Machu Picchu and kayak around in the Fiji islands (just to name a few!). Being able to explore, meet different people and find the uniqueness that each part of the world has to offer is a dream! 

 

Mark Traveller - Chief Financial Officer

Originally from Wellington, Mark's accounting studies at Victoria University took him from Wellington to New York City, to Queenstown (where he joined the Active Adventures team), and eventually to Toronto, Canada, where he is now based. As a chartered accountant and Active Adventures Chief Financial Officer, Mark's background combines a mixture of technical accounting, deal advisory, and commercial experience. 

 

Dan Austin - Special Projects & Founder

Born and bred in California, Dan ignited his passion for adventure travel in 1976 as partner of a rafting company in the Pacific Northwest. His travels soon took him to Alaska, where he owned and operated a construction company. Looking for a new challenge and having experienced small group adventure travel as a guest, Dan and a partnership group bought Backcountry Tours of Bozeman, Montana in 1994. Later, he created Adventures Plus, which in 2000 officially became Austin Adventures.

 

Jon Singleton - Head of New Zealand & Global Operations

Jon grew up in Mount Maunganui, a beach paradise in the south Pacific ocean. He got into driving Trans Africa expeditions at an early age, progressing into management roles in adventure tourism based in Australia and New Zealand. Tourism has taken him to the best parts of our world- from Kisangani to El Chaltén and Oodnadatta to Vestmannaejar and a few more places in between.

 

Kasey Austin - Head of USA Operations & President USA

Kasey was born in Alaska and raised in Billings, Montana. She graduated in 2011 as a Presidential Leadership Scholar at the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Education. Growing up in the world of adventure travel, it was only natural for Kasey to jump into the family business. Kasey works full time at Austin Adventures as the President. This allows her to work closely with AA’s U.S. and European guides as well as tour operators worldwide.

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Experience adventure the way you want

You’ll be inspired and exhilarated, enjoying mind-blowing scenery on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike - all at your own pace. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

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Crafting award-winning trips for decades - the Kiwi way

We're proud of our Kiwi roots and you’ll love our professional, warm and relaxed style of hosting. Plus, we’re always here to help with planning, travel, bookings... even hiking boot recommendations!

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Every detail covered, to maximise your time

As soon as your trip starts, we've got everything covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport, superb accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

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Group travel for those who aren’t ‘group travellers’

With our small groups of typically no more than 14 (up to 18 max), 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 going at your own pace.

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Explore hidden gems through our expert local guides

All our carefully selected guides are highly experienced and have deep personal connections to nature and culture. You’ll enjoy a special experience, authentic local knowledge and an adventure like no other.

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We could hang around all day telling you how wonderful our trips are... but the best people to hear it from are our guests themselves.