Your New Zealand Adventure, Your Way.

Your backyard awaits, and it's an amazing place to explore!

Has your trip abroad been postponed, leaving you with no choice but to re-think your holiday? Why not take that old New Zealand bucket-list of yours, and revisit places you love or venture into new ones? 

Using our in-depth knowledge of New Zealand backcountry and with the support of our 110 Kiwi suppliers, we crafted new itineraries, shorter and off the touristic trail, to bring you the most authentic Kiwi experience possible, while being totally inclusive.

November Special: Book one of our selected November adventures & get free return flights booked for you! 

Join us for any of our selected November departures here in New Zealand, and we'll arrange your flights AND take care of the costs. Simply book before September 30 2020 to take advantage! Plus, we've decided to bring our deposit from $500 down to $100, to make it easy to secure your spot.

T&C: Nothing major, just a few things to note! Return flights are from any major New Zealand airport (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown) and are booked by us. If you can't travel because of Covid-19 level restrictions, we'll move your trip and your flights. 

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Alps to Ocean Biking Adventure 'Whanui'

6 days | $2899 | Biking

Christchurch to Christchurch

Vast mountains, lakes, and rolling countryside characterise our route from the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain, to the roaring Pacific Ocean at Oamaru. Ready?

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Otago Rail Trail Biking Adventure 'Kaewa'

4 days | $2599 | Biking

Queenstown to Queenstown

Four beautifully simple days together. Get on your bike, ride a stunning stretch of trail, eat some lunch, ride some more, eat again, go to sleep. Repeat. 

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Nelson Lakes Backcountry Adventure 'Rotoiti'

5 days | $2599 | Hiking

Christchurch to Christchurch

Explore Nelson Lakes National Park and visit one of the most scenic backcountry hut locations you're ever likely to see - Lake Angelus.

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Siberia Valley Adventure 'Tawhai'

4 days | $2299 | Hiking

Christchurch to Queenstown

Fly, hike, and jetboat to some of New Zealand's most incredible hidden gems with the local experts.

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Northland Discovery 'Kikorangi'

5 days | $2899 | Multi-activity

Auckland to Auckland

Kikorangi, meaning deep blue sky, is a fitting name for an adventure exploring the area with the second bluest sky in the world! 

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Milford Sound Escape 'Marino'

2 days | $1399 | Multi-activity

Queenstown to Queenstown

Experience the majesty of Milford Sound, while staying at the Milford Lodge, the only accommodation in the Sound.

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Queenstown Family Adventure 'Tahi'

5 days | $2599 | Family

Queenstown to Queenstown

On the Tahi trip you'll experience the best of Queenstown, from hiking up Ben Lomond to enjoying dinner at a working sheep station. 

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Sunny Marlborough Escape 'Mahana'

5 days | $2699 | Comfort

Nelson to Nelson

Show-stopping scenery, wonderful walks, and delicious dining experiences make this trip one not to be missed if comfort and relaxation are at the top of your list.


Active Adventures Assurance

We realise plans can change at any time and even the best insurance policies don’t cover every single possibility. Plus, with travel restrictions still floating around, it can be nerve-wracking for you to lock in future travel dates.

We want you to feel confident that your money is in good hands so we've introduced Active Adventures Assurance, which includes:

  • Deposits good for life
  • Transferable deposits between trips
  • Transferable travellers
  • Refund outside of 30-days
  • For Kiwis: if you can't travel due to Covid-19 level restrictions and your trip is less than 30 days away, we will re-book you onto an alternative departure date or will offer you a future trip credit valid on any Active Adventures departure in New Zealand or overseas until 31 December 2022. 
Active Adventure Assurance

Not sure where to start?

Take our quiz to find out your adventure type and get custom advice on places you should visit in New Zealand!


Can you benefit from a guided tour in New Zealand?

We're often asked the question 'Why should I travel with Active Adventures, rather than go independently and plan it myself?' and our incredible guides are the first, and biggest reason!

They are the story when it comes to traveling with us. You'll be guided by personable, friendly, active, empathetic people, who love showing off our superb trip destinations, but more than just that, they love watching you experience it. Our guides will entertain you, they'll cook delicious meals for you, make sure every aspect of your trip is safe, enjoyable, and full of lasting memories. They have plans A, B, C and D in their back pocket for all Mother Nature's tricks. 

Imagine a cross between Bear Grylls, David Attenborough and a Four Seasons Hotel concierge and you'll get the idea of what these guys are like! 

Why travel with us


Experience adventures the way you want them

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


Crafting Award-winning
trips for decades - the Kiwi way

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.


Every detail covered, to maximise your time

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.


Make life-long friends during your adventures

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.


Explore hidden gems through our expert local guides

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.


4.54 out of 5 from 18194 reviews. That’s pretty solid.

While we could hang around all day telling you how wonderful our trips are, the best people to listen to are our travellers themselves.


Unlike anything I have ever experienced

"This trip was unlike anything I have ever experienced. I had so much fun getting to know the guides and the other members of the trip. I am taking away so many wonderful memories from this trip, thanks you so much Active!"

Scott Brown, Auckland, Kauri