A Selection of Small Group New Zealand Adventure Tours

Wanting to get out into the great outdoors? Our selection of adventure tours involve exploring some of New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness areas. So whether you are a keen walker or an adrenalin junky we have both "hard" and "soft" small group adventure tours that let you explore the New Zealand wilderness with the best local guides, interacting with Kiwi culture and undertaking a physical activity of some kind.

24 Days | Whole of New Zealand
This comprehensive 24-day New Zealand adventure delivers the most immersive experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring volcanoes, national parks, sustainable farms, explore the sea in kayak and by surfing (lessons) 24 days? You’ll wish it were longer.
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22 Days | Whole of New Zealand
National Geographic Journey’s support sustainable tourism and promote culture, heritage and conservation. By immersing yourself in this 22 day Australasian guided tour you will forge connections with the environment and the people through authentic life-changing experiences. Capture the sunrise at sacred Uluru/Ayers Rock, explore ancient rainforests, ice-age glaciers and be enthralled with the many Aboriginal and Maori myths, legends and cultural traditions that genealogically link the past with the present.
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22 Days | Whole of New Zealand
On this Ultimate New Zealand Adventure Tour you’ll be visiting the absolute must-see places in New Zealand! In the North Island, get a chance to hike two of New Zealand’s Great Walks, breathtaking Lake Waikaremoana and also the volcanic wonders of Tongariro National Park. Kayak in the pristine Abel Tasman National Park, walk on the ice at Fox Glacier.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Across 3 action-packed weeks on two islands - you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture. These small group New Zealand tours are just the ticket for those adventurous folk wanting to maximize their New Zealand experience.
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21 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Biking to old gold mining sites, kayaking remote coves or hiking some of the most breathtaking routes in the whole world, New Zealand has a lot to offer. This trip combines the best of the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary.
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16 Days | South Island
This adventure trip incorporates hiking, kayaking, cycling and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes including rainforests, glaciers and gorgeous coastline. Exciting even when you’re not moving, accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest. Unique? You bet.
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15 Days | South Island
New Zealand's South Island is the perfect place for an adventure holiday.  Covering ground (or water) by kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's probably time to start packing. This adventure suits anyone with the right attitude but generally speaking those that join are between 18 to 35 years old.
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15 Days | Whole of New Zealand
For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this 15-day trip includes all the must-sees of both islands such as Coromandel's gorgeous beaches, a traditional Maori village, Kaikoura Peninsula where you can see native wildlife unique to New Zealand as well as a visit to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown.
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14 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Beneath southern skies, a world of pure magic awaits. Soaring, snow-capped mountains stretch as far as the eye can see; fading into a mist of purple and pinks come sunset. Mirror-like lakes reflect wide open skies. Mist hovers above rivers and emerald-coloured moss clings to rocky banks. Welcome to New Zealand - the real Middle-earth.
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13 Days | South Island
This tour incorporates the great outdoors whilst enjoying the beauty of nature with fun friendly people just like you. You`ll experience New Zealand's best hikes and activities in the stunning Southwest World Heritage New Zealand area, comfortably staying in premium accommodation and enjoying excellent food and wine.
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13 Days | Whole of New Zealand
Let us guide you through some wonderfully remote wilderness area’s while traveling with an intimate small group. Comfort is key so you choose if you want a stroll along the beach or strenuous alpine hike – the choice is yours. And at the end of the day you get to enjoy all the comforts of home in our quality lodges and accommodation.
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11 Days | South Island
Welcome to Middle-earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and these Lord of the Rings tours can take you into the dream and it will become reality. Walk in the footsteps of Frodo and Sam from the lush green Shirelands into forests, across rivers and even to the twisted lava and ash fields of the Black Land itself.
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11 Days | Whole of New Zealand
National Geographic Journeys are built on meaningful encounters with people and places, interactions with knowledgeable local guides, and the freedom to roam. This unique itinerary blends fun and hands-on exploration with opportunities to forge human connections with people we meet. Usually limited to 16 or fewer travellers, this immersive trip are accessibly priced and offer more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
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10 Days | North Island
The North Island thoroughly engages the spirit and the body, often at the same time. Snorkel marine reserves while you cruise Northlands beautiful Bay of Islands, surf world famous Raglan, learn about the Maori culture, visit a sustainable farm, conquer New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and more...
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8 Days | North Island
With spectacular scenery ranging from bubbling mud pools to forest lined rivers. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing. Enjoy modern cuisine alongside a Maori Hangi dinner and some hot tub soaking and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.
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8 Days | South Island
The hikes on this 8 day tour range up to 4 hours per day, taking in diverse scenery from coastal rainforests to alpine terrain. At the end of your day you will appreciate the handpicked accommodation all with ensuite. Most meals are also included.
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7 Days | North Island
Discover the best of New Zealand’s North Island in just 7 days. Get impressed by thermal wonders, stunning lakes and the incredible Tongariro National Parck and spend your nights in lodges located in serene locations - Hiking, Camping, Thermal Hot Pools and Volcanoes. Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro National Park and Te Urewera National Park.
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7 Days | North Island
This trip across the North Island jams as many thrills as possible into seven electrifying, activity-packed days. Sea kayak, learn to surf New Zealand's world-famous waves, experience Maori culture directly from the Maori themselves, and much more.
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