Our story

Kia Ora!

Adventure South has been operating active holidays throughout New Zealand since 1992 and we are able to say with the utmost confidence that we can offer the best cycling, trekking and adventure itineraries available in New Zealand.


There's simply no other collection of New Zealand itineraries that can match the geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of our adventures.


For many years travellers to New Zealand have come to walk the classic trails like the Milford or Routeburn Tracks or cycle the West Coast roads.  These trails and routes offer a great insight into some awesome regions, but we're here to show you that there are many, many more trails and cycling routes in our great country that are the new frontiers in adventure tourism - beautiful, scenic, and without the crowds. 


At Adventure South we are proud of our many guides who have passed through the company.  They bring their humour, compassion and caring and ensure that you have a great vacation and right degree of personal challenge.  Behind our guides exists another band of office staff, dedicated to providing the infrastructure and safety net to your holiday, ensuring that the details are complete and correct. 


Geoff Gabites

Let Adventure South introduce you to the natural wonder that is New Zealand, join one of our small group, environmentally responsible, value packed adventures!


Geoff Gabites, 

Founder - Adventure South

“Small groups, Great Guides, Superb Holidays” 


This comment encapsulates Adventure South. It didn’t come from a long and tortuous strategic planning process, but rather it came from a client review form summarising their vacation experience. Somehow I don’t think we could have done better!

“Caring, Professional, Passionate” 


We do care - about our clients, their welfare, happiness, and enjoyment. We care about our environment, our small communities and the values they hold in being a Kiwi. We care about our relationships and our reputation. We care. 


Professional is a broad term. For us it means that we will do whatever we agree to do – to a standard that meets your expectation. We will try to get it right – first time! Passion is what we look for in our guides over anything else. Passion to provide the best customer service, to share the best our country has to offer, and a passion to show our company in the best possible light.