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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Become immersed in a remarkable walking journey throughout New Zealand. Walk through 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 West Coast canyons and its treasure of ice-age glaciers.
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.
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.
Enjoy many highlights of the North & South Island during this 17 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. If you want to sit back and enjoy the landscape, go for a Hot Air Balloon. These are only a few of the optional adrenaline loaded experiences waiting for you!
The best of the North and the Best of the South joined together to create the pinnacle of mountain biking in New Zealand! Experience the lush forests and epic, adventurous trails of the North Island, and complement them with the high country tracks and purpose built parks of the South Island.
Sample the Best of New Zealand's Mountain Bike Trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the best spots of the North and South Island on this fantastic small group 22 day adventure tour. Spend time on the amazing sandy beaches in the North, experience geothermal activities and the Maori culture in Rotorua. Enjoy stunning views in the Abel Tasman National Park. Visit the Franz Josef Glacier and Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and many other impressive places.
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.
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.
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 go Skydiving in Taupo or Queenstown. Experience the capital Wellington , Auckland New Zealand biggest city and many more places. This tour offers unforgettable highlights for everyone.
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.