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Active New Zealand Holidays

Fully supported, guided adventures


Whether it's cycle trails, road cycling, mountain biking or hiking, one thing all our trips have in common is quality. With over 40 guided holidays across New Zealand and abroad, we're constantly creating new active adventures with the best possible inclusions at the best value.

The beauty of a fully supported trip is that you can forget about the planning and all the other hard bits, and focus on the adventure ahead.

We aim to include as much as possible into our trips so that all you need to think about is being in the moment. We include all accommodation, most meals, a support vehicle, private transport and guides.


Guides making sure our bikes are ready to ride the trails |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i> LachlanGardiner_AdventureSouth_OTAGO_DAY_01-HIGHRES-4113 |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i> Dunstan House | Accommodation |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

Our Travel Style - What You Can Expect

    A Support Vehicle

    We don't expect everyone to move at the same pace. All of our trips include a late model support vehicles that are well-maintained and safe. Cyclists can ride as far or as little as they feel comfortable knowing that the support vehicle is never far away, while hikers will enjoy the freedom of not having to carry a full pack every day. Our support vehicles will have limited trail access in some areas, but our guides will let you know how far it is until the next stop. We also store and transfer luggage in our purpose built trailers.


    Experienced Guides

    Our dedicated team of guides are passionate about showing you the natural areas of New Zealand and introducing you to the limitless adventure opportunities. Our guides play a huge part in the overall experience of our trips, which is why we provide two experienced guides on any trip with over 7 people.


    Meals and Snacks

    You won't go hungry on one of our trips, that's for sure. Our support vehicle is always loaded with healthy snacks and treats, a coffee or picnic stop is never far around the corner, and our lunch and dinner locations have been carefully selected. Our trips include all breakfasts, and most other meals which are listed on your trips inclusions.

    Comfortable Accommodation

There's nothing better than arriving to your accommodation after a day on the bike, knowing you can relax in comfort. Typically our tours include a mix of 3-4 star motel, hotel, farm-stay, lodge and heritage accommodation. We aim to select locally run accommodation where possible to add to your experience. Most of our rooms are ensuited, but please check our trip page for a more detailed description of accommodation as some of our back-country and heritage accommodation have shared bathroom facilities.


    Small Groups

    We think small is good. Travelling in a group between 4 and 14 people limits the environmental impact, allows you to make life-long friendships, and ensures your travels are fully immersive. Travel like a local, at a relaxed pace and away from the crowds. We couldn't think of a better way to see NZ.

     

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