New Zealand Guided Family Adventures

Explore New Zealand with your family, hassle-free!

We've been running carefully crafted family adventures for over a decade now. Our New Zealand family trips are packed with activities like jet boating, hiking, rafting and kayaking, keeping everyone well entertained from day one. You won't have to worry about where to stay, what to eat, navigating the mountain roads or deciding what to do each day - we'll take care of it all for you.

The accommodation we use is perfect for families and the meals are designed for all ages to enjoy. Our guides are great with kids and love making sure young people and the rest of the family all have an incredible experience - they'll sweat the small stuff, so you can focus on family time without the headaches! 

Check out our New Zealand family adventures, crafted for you.

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Queenstown Family Adventure 'Tahi'

Queenstown to Queenstown | 5 days | NZ$2599 pp (NZ$2099 15 & under)

This 5-day trip based in Queenstown has it all! You'll not only hike on some of our most breath-taking trails of the region, like the Routeburn track and Ben Lomond track, you'll also bike alongside stunning wineries, take an exciting jetboat on Lake Wakatipu and even enjoy a cruise on a 100 year old steamship. Plus, as it has been hand-crafted with Kiwi families in mind, there's plenty of flexibly to keep everyone entertained and happy (perks of having 2 guides!)!

The premium accommodation on the Tahi trip offers incredible views of Lake Wakatipu, and caters well to family needs - need to do laundry? No worries!

*Minimum 1 adult per child, the value of the flight will be discounted from the trip fare. Offer valid until September 1.
**Discount is based on average Air New Zealand fare and is set at NZ$400 value.

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New Zealand Family Adventure 'Kea'

Christchurch to Christchurch | 13 days | NZ$6199 pp (NZ$5199 15 & under)

Let us take care of every detail so that you and your family can enjoy exploring New Zealand’s iconic places on a fun outdoorsy adventure.

This 13-day trip is the perfect way to explore the South Island with your family, with various activities and sights to keep everyone well-entertained. From exciting jet boat rides and stargazing to wildlife reserves, deserted beaches and some of the most amazing hikes in the country. You'll even have the opportunity to stay overnight in a backcountry hut if you and your family are keen! Looking for a shorter option? Just let us know and we'll sort something out for you!

*Minimum 1 adult per child, the value of the flight will be discounted from the trip fare. Offer valid until September 1.
**Discount is based on average Air New Zealand fare and is set at NZ$400 value.


Active Adventure 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
Active Adventure Assurance

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