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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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
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3 to 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
29 Dec 2019

A great overview of New Zealand’s scenic wonders. Visit beautiful Coromandel & Raglan beaches; thermal Rotorua and Taupo; Tongariro National Park and vibrant Wellington before crossing the Cook Strait to the South Island wine region of Marlborough. Continue to the whale-watching mecca of Kaikoura before ending in Christchurch.

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

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From $4279
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3 & 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
06 Jan 2020

Spend 12 glorious days in New Zealand's South Island on a small group tour with an expert local guide. Leaving from Wellington, you'll cross the Cook Strait to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, then venture into the majestic Southern Alps and the adventure playground of Queenstown.

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

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From $4849
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping/Huts
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Embark on a journey into some of New Zealand's finest scenic destinations, secluded in the great wilderness areas of the West Coast and mighty Southern Alps of the South Island. This is a camping and adventure tour for intrepid lovers of nature as well as those seeking a unique snapshot of our great outdoors.

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From $4267
per person twin share
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Nat Geo Small Map
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
17 Nov 2019

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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Was $4878
Now from $4634
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
09 Jan 2020

Welcome to Middle-earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and these Lord of the Rings tours takes the dream and makes it a reality. This Lord of the Rings tour will take you from the capital Wellington to New Zealand’s adventure capital Queenstown. On the way, you will discover captivating scenery, visit unique filming locations, meet characters involved in the making of the films, and experience a whirlwind adventure through Middle-earth.

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From $4900
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Premium Hiking Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This is a world-class scenic landscape and a treasure trove of awesome geology, rare flora and fauna. Walk, fully guided, the Milford Track. Then explore the Wild West Coast experiencing its glaciers, forests and wildlife.

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From $5410
per person (quad share Milford Track)
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Location
All New Zealand
3.5 to 4 Star Hotels & Lodges
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
28 Nov 2019

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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From $7950
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
19 Nov 2019

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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From $11039
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
18 Nov 2019

Enjoy an action-packed hiking adventure on the South Island. Hike the Routeburn Track, the Kaikoura Peninsula, the Paparoa National Park or the Fox Glacier. Many hiking highlights combined with unforgettable experiences like kayaking, biking or a Milford Overnight Cruise are waiting for you on this two week journey!

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From $9084
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
A Mixture - See Itinerary
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
18 Nov 2019

Experience all the highlights of the South Island during this 2 week trip. Enjoy 14 days of adventure at a comfortable pace. A huge variety of outdoor activities like a historic bike trail, swimming with dolphins or kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Sound are waiting for you!

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From $9889
per person twin share
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Small Map
Provider
Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
21 Nov 2019

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, cruise along the waters of Milford Sound, and take two wheels through the trails around Mt Cook. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.

SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $3311
Now from $3145
per person twin share
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15 Day Highlights
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Multishare Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
17 Nov 2019

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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Was $3471
Now from $3297
per person twin share
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Location
South Island
Hikers Huts / Camping
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
28 Nov 2019

Become immersed in a remarkable walking journey throughout New Zealand. Walkthrough the pristine golden beaches and along the gentle waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Travel south into the lush rainforests to explore New Zealand’s canyons and its treasure of ice-age glaciers.

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From $4400
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.

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From $4162
per person (based on family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
02 Dec 2019

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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From $6000
per person twin share
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Small 16 Day Map
Provider
Location
South Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
18 Nov 2019

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.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $2043
Now from $1941
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
16 Nov 2019

Enjoy many highlights of the North & South Island during this 16 Day trip. Experience the Maori culture, enjoy stunning views and take part in one of the many optional activities. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, experience a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour or swim with dolphins or whales. If you are more into adrenaline, go skydiving or bungy jumping. 

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $3699
Now from $3499
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

An Easygoing New Zealand Self Drive Adventure. Enjoy a touch of hiking, cycling and glacier walking. Get the best views from trains, boats and automobiles - we will make sure you have time to enjoy a drop of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the way.

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From $4270
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
18 Nov 2019

This small-group guided New Zealand tour visits secluded beaches, glacier-fed lakes, Māori villages, glow-worm caves, mountain ranges, lush rainforests and more! Be amazed by the contrasts of New Zealand's North and South Islands.

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Was $4949
Now from $4173
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3 to 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
29 Dec 2019

Discover New Zealand’s unmissable highlights in just under three weeks: geothermal wonders, other-worldly glaciers, sublime beaches, lush forests, lofty mountains, secluded swimming spots, UNESCO World Heritage Areas, flora, fauna, heritage and culture.

Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation

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From $7499
per person twin share
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21 Day New Zealand Adventure Tour Map Small
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
16 Nov 2019

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.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $3071
Now from $2917
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3 to 3.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Using client feedback we have combined 21 days of what we have been told are the most exhilarating or rewarding activities to do while in New Zealand. Designed with the outdoor lover in mind, this is the sort of trip that you'll tell your friends about for years to come.

New Zealand's Best Adventures! - We Can Customize to Suit.

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From $5825
per person
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22 Day NZ Multisport Small Map
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
28 Nov 2019

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.

SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $5247
Now from $4984
per person twin share
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Nat Geo Small Map
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3.5 to 4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Premium Tours
Small Group Tours
Departing from
Sydney
Next Departure
20 Nov 2019

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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Was $10879
Now from $10335
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Travellers Lodge
Tour Type
Small Group Tours
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
29 Nov 2019

Explore the best spots of the North and South Island on this 23-day tour. Visit amazing sand beaches in the North, experience geothermal activities and the Maori culture in Rotorua. Do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hike in the National Park of Able Tasman or if you like to go Skydiving in Taupo or Queenstown. Experience the capital Wellington, Auckland New Zealand's biggest city and many more places. This tour offers unforgettable highlights for everyone.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $5549
Now from $5327
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Huts & Camping
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
20 Nov 2019

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, Experience Rob Roy Glacier.

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From $6800
per person twin share
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Small Map of the small group New Zealand adventure tour
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Multishare Lodge
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
20 Nov 2019

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 a kayak and surfing (lessons) 24 days? You’ll wish it were longer.

18 to 39 y/o SMALL GROUP FUN ADVENTURES

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Was $3759
Now from $3571
per person twin share