Wanting to get out into the great outdoors? Our selection of New Zealand adventure tours and holidays involve exploring some of our most beautiful wilderness areas. So whether you are a keen walker or an adrenalin junky we have both "hard" and "soft" adventures. You can select between a self drive itinerary or a small group adventure tour. Both styles let you explore the New Zealand wilderness, interact with Kiwi culture and get "stuck in" to your choice of physical activity.
Finally there is a dedicated live-aboard vessel for diving the Poor Knights and beyond. The Poorknights live-aboard is 24m (78 feet) kauri built launch with comfortable accommodation, spacious saloon, and well equipped galley. Her covered back deck offers a high level of diving convenience and has been designed to suit the needs of divers and photographers.
The upper Mohaka expedition allows you to discover beautiful New Zealand native forest, clear water, and natural thermal hot springs surrounded by New Zealand’s unique geography. Unwind in a natural thermal bath. Raft, float, swim, fish, go for a tramp or sit back and relax down the river on this 3 day trip.
This 3 day action-packed rafting experience takes you into one of the most remote areas of New Zealand for one of the world’s greatest wilderness river runs. Traverse some of New Zealand's most remote and untouched alpine scenery, then raft down the Landsborough River as it flows from Mt Cook National Park to the Haast River in South Westland.
Dramatic is the term used to describe the alpine and volcanic landscapes of the World Heritage Area that is Tongariro National Park. During this small group hiking adventure you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide as you hike the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake. A fascinating cultural history combined with volcanic wastelands, wild rivers, breath-taking lunar like landscapes, native forest and alpine meadows.
Just imagine a holiday away from it all, no cell phones, no television, no shops, no traffic. This Whanganui River adventure is a unique experience as the environment is almost inaccessible from land. Paddling in a canoe has never been more relaxing since the river does not have a strong current which makes it the perfect trip for everyone. Words cannot describe this magical journey.
From the middle of June to the end of September there is no better place in the South Pacific to soak up the winter vibe than the 'Adventure Capital of the World''. Ski or board 3 different world-class mountains – The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona, there's ample time to get your adrenalin rush.
Want the best of elements of North Island mountain-biking and skiing or snow boarding, packing it into 5 days? Two days riding New Zealand's best mountain-bike trails and two days skiing / riding and a day of optional adventure activities in Taupo – this will get your blood pumping. You also have the chance to either ride Craters of the Moon, walk the Tongariro Crossing or skydive/bungy in Taupo.
A true 5-day back country experience combining rafting, hiking and camping. Our fully-guided trip takes you into spectacular alpine landscapes crossing the main divide on foot, then rafting down the remote Landsborough River. Traverse some of New Zealand's most remote and untouched alpine scenery.
An action packed North Island Adventure Tour that includes the North Islands unique volcanic terrain, the white sandy beaches and geothermal areas. Discover our iconic locations and best-kept secrets and be amazed by the diverse landscape.
The famous Tongariro Crossing, Blackwater Rafting, Sea Kayaking, Geothermal activities are only a few of the highlights on this 5 Day North Island Trip. Experience the Maori Culture and many unforgettable adventures you might have on your bucket list in only 5 days.
Picturesque views, endless snow-capped mountains and world-class resorts – a skier’s paradise! Let your hair down in New Zealand's adventure capital. Cruise Milford Sound, take a gondola ride for panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and get your adrenaline pumping on a jet boat ride, all with spectacular scenic backdrops.
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.
Welcome to New Zealand's ultimate guided ski and snowboard tour – hit 6 different mountains over 7 days with expert guides to show you the best runs and powder-stashes. Includes: Accommodation, Minivan, Lift Passes, Mountain Transport, Expert Guide & Breakfasts.
Get amongst some of the finest mountain biking that New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. From the white-knuckle downhills of Rotorua and perfectly flowing single-tracks of Taupo, to the most scenic of backcountry epics near Ohakune, this tour will leave you breathless in more ways than one.
The South Island is renowned for its outstanding beauty and adventures. Plant your feet on your pedals as you take a spin on some of the most thrilling and perfectly crafted trails the mighty South Island has to offer. From exhilarating private tracks in Ohau and impressive full-day adventure rides in Arrowtown, to world famous downhill runs and shuttles on a web of tracks in Christchurch and Queenstown, the South Island has it all.
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.
For those looking to taste some of the best New Zealand scuba diving without driving for hours to get from dive site to dive site then this New Zealand Dive Tour is perfect. The Northland Dive Adventure visits all the great dive locations on the upper North Island like the Poor Knights marine reserve, the fantastic Cape Brett and various sites in the Bay of Islands.
Enjoy many highlights of the South Island on this 8 Day Trip. This journey is action-packed and includes various epic optional activities. Experience a Scenic Flight, go Bungy Jumping, Paragliding, Skydiving, biking, Horse Trekking or Canyoning. Cruise the Milford Sound or kayak in the Glacier Country. These are only a few of the many adventurous Add-Ons waiting for you.
Enjoy many highlights of the North Island on this 8 Day trip. Experience the Maori culture, enjoy stunning views in Coromandel, see the Geothermal bubbling pools in Rotorua and visit the biggest Lake in New Zealand - The Great Lake Taupo. Personalise your trip by choosing from various activities. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Skydive or do a bungy jump in Taupo. Go rafting or experience a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. These are only a few of the adventurous activities you can experience.
The New Zealand Winter Family Holiday is designed for family fun, with an interesting array of activities and experiences to keep your kids engaged, while also keeping it enjoyable for parents. Family adventures both off and on the snow that have been tried and tested for years by own children.
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.
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.
We’ve picked all of the best bits around the South Island and cleverly squeezed them into eight unforgettable days, packing as much fun as possible into this Adventure Tour. Experience the best hikes, paddles and bike rides during this 8 day South Island of New Zealand. Activities like kayaking, wilderness Jet Boating, swimming with dolphins and many other highlights for you - An unforgettable journey.
Routeburn and Milford Tracks, Glaciers & More. The South Island of New Zealand is a haven for walkers and hikers. This self-drive New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary.
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...
Who says that the North Island isn't suited to the adventurous? With this off the beaten track action packed 10 day adventure, we aim to set the record straight. Soaring through thin air, abseiling into a subterranean wilderness, cresting volcanic mountain tops, ocean waves & rapids - we get it - you want to be challenged! And when you're finished come back and see the South Island!
This is a moderate to easy 9-day walking and/or kayaking adventure (you have option) with the best accommodation available in these remote regions. Enjoy spectacular scenery & wildlife and the well groomed coastal tracks of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park and the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound.
This 11 day New Zealand self drive dive tour focuses on the top diving locations in New Zealand's North Island - and they are spectacular! How do we know ... well First Light Travel started and has owned Global Dive in Auckland in 2003 and we know our dive sites. So rest assured our advice will be spot on!