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.

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

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New itineraries, crafted for you.

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Northland Discovery 'Kikorangi'

5 days | $2999 | Multi-activity

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

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 | $2699 | Family

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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Alps to Ocean Biking Adventure 'Whanui'

6 days | $2999 | Biking

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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Mahana - Marlborough Sounds

Southern Luxury Escape 'Mahana'

5 days | $2899 | Comfort

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.

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Otago Rail Trail Biking Adventure 'Kaewa'

4 days | $2699 | Biking

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 | $2799 | Hiking

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

Siberia Valley Adventure 'Tawhai'

4 days | $2399 | Hiking

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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