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.

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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.

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From $795
per person
Location
North Island
Wilderness Camping
Departing from
Rotorua
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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Price on Application
Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping
Departing from
Queenstown

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.

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From $1899
per person
Location
North Island
Premium Accommodation
Departing from
National Park

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.

A Premium Hiking Experience 

Location
North Island
Great Walk DOC Huts
Departing from
National Park
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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From $995
per person
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Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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Price on Application
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Location
North Island
3 to 3.5 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
31 Oct 2019

An action packed North Island Adventure Tour that includes the North Islands unique volcanic terrain and geothermal areas. Discover our iconic locations and best-kept secrets and be amazed by the diverse landscape.

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Was $3150
Now from $2835
per person twin share
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Location
North Island
3 Star Hotels & Motels
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
29 Oct 2019

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. 

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From $4139
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
4 Star Hotel
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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7 Day New Zealand Best of North Island Adventure Tour Map Small
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Location
North Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
26 Oct 2019

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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Was $951
Now from $903
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
27 Oct 2019

Enjoy many highlights of the South Island on this 7 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.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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From $1649
per person twin share
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Location
North Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
13 Nov 2019

Enjoy many highlights of the North Island on this 7 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.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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From $1650
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch

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.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced 

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From $1799
per person
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Location
North Island
A Range of Accommodation see Itinerary
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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From $3125
per person twin share
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8 Day North Island multisport Map
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Location
North Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
14 Nov 2019

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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Was $1839
Now from $1747
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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. 

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From $1899
per person Two Adults + 2 kids under 14yrs
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Location
North Island
Huts/Camping/Lodges
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
30 Oct 2019

Discover the best of New Zealand’s North Island in just 8 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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Was $2500
Now from $2250
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
05 Nov 2019

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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Was $4950
Now from $4455
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
A Mixture
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
27 Oct 2019

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. 

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From $6439
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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From $2486
per person twin share
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small Map 10 Day Tour
Provider
Location
North Island
Multishare Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
30 Oct 2019

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...

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $1399
Now from $1329
per person twin share
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Location
North Island
Travellers Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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!

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From $2685
per person
Provider
Location
North Island
3 & 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
29 Dec 2019

From vibrant Auckland to charming Wellington, a whole host of North Island gems await you. Enjoying cinematic landscapes, spectacular coastal walks and geothermal wonders along the way. Created for travellers in their thirties and upwards, this 10 day North Island journey will give you a great insight into New Zealand life and culture, with 3-4 star accommodation throughout.

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

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From $3199
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3 & 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Next Departure
22 Dec 2019

This 10-day South Island small group tour takes you on a circuit of spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls and rainforests. You'll visit Christchurch, Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, the Mackenzie Country, and Franz Josef, plus you’ll get to take one of the world’s greatest train rides!

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

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From $3499
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3.5 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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.

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From $3735
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
30 Oct 2019

Pure Adrenaline is waiting for you during this 11 Day Trip on the South Island.  A Pounamu pendant carving experience or a paddling a waka (Maori Canoe) is included in this tour. Other optional activities like a Scenic Flight, Bungy Jumping, Paragliding, Skydiving, Canyoning, biking, Glacier Heli hiking, Kayaking or underground Rafting will make this journey to an unforgettable experience!

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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From $2924
per person twin share
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Location
North Island
3.5 Star Hotels with 1 Dive Lodge
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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! 

Some Wreck Diving - Need Advanced OW Cert.

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From $3200
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

We are often asked to create walking itineraries that cover the diverse spectrum of New Zealand's unique and natural environments, within a manageable time frame. Experience the magical Hollyford Valley and the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound – Both considered 'A'-list New Zealand hiking experiences.

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From $5200
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 12 day New Zealand relaxed adventure itinerary will provide you with unspoilt landscapes both at the unique properties chosen and the locations experienced. We purposely keep you away from the tourist traps, allowing you to savour the peace and tranquility that New Zealand is famed for.

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From $2685
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 12 Day North Island New Zealand adventure tour gets you into some remote and amazing places – from the highest commercially rafted waterfall to Waitomo’s deepest cave, 3 days sailing the beautiful Bay of Islands – something for everyone.

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From $3089
per person twin share