On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight, rejuvenate with a complimentary blissful soak at Glacier Hot Pools. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
Discover one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand's spectacular South Island on this full day Milford Sound hiking tour with cruise. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise through the fjord and out to the Tasman Sea, and gaze over soaring clifftops and plummeting waterfalls. Afterward, choose from a series of guided walks in the area or take an unguided hike on the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
Trek across stark volcanic terrain on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. This independent day hike takes you past Mt Tongariro with an optional side trip to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe, located within the World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. You’re provided with a round-trip transfer, map and information sheet to prepare you for the 6- to 10-hour trek. Early morning shuttle service is available from your accommodation in Taupo or Turangi, or from the Base Camp or Ketetahi parking lots.
Experience a personal adventure; sea kayaking + camping in a remote environment that epitomises what Fiordland is all about – tranquil beauty, sounds of silence, towering cliffs, waterfalls + lush rain forest. Penguins, seals + dolphins are also sometimes encountered. On arrival to Doubtful Sound, travellers change into paddling gear, pack their kayaks and are given a full safety briefing from their experienced guide. The group will spend five hours kayaking in Doubtful Sound alongside the massive glacial landscape and mountainsides. On arrival at the camp site, tents are set up by travellers and as evening falls the group enjoys the company of fellow paddlers as they prepare their meal and enjoy their surroundings before a nights sleep in the pristine native rainforest. On day 2, travellers kayak out of Hall Arm and then to Malaspina Reach and Elizabeth Island before returning early afternoon to Deep Cov. The final leg is the journey back across Wilmot Pass and Lake Manapouri.
The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and waterfalls of the Mount Aspiring National Park lie along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This action-packed tour lets you explore the park by plane, boat, and on foot. Soar overhead on a scenic flight, hike along the banks of the Siberia River, then hop aboard for a thrilling jet boat ride along the Wilkin River.
See the top sights of the Lake Taupo area on a full-day tour that's ideal for those with limited time. With a guide, you'll visit Huka Falls, see geothermal attractions, take a cruise on the lake to the Maori rock carvings, and enjoy lunch and snacks.
If you’re planning to hike in the Marlborough Sounds, this local boat service ensures easy round-trip transport from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from three self-guided walks of varying length and challenge. Hop on the boat in the morning to the start of your route at Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay, then be picked up at the other end of your hike in the late afternoon. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea on board as you take in the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Discover the idyllic landscapes of the Mount Aspiring National Park, where filming for the Lord of the Rings took place, on this action-packed half-day tour from Wanaka. Zip along the Matukituki River on a jet boat, admire spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, then hike past forests and waterfalls to see the Avalanche Glacier.
Our climbs utilise a via ferrata system to ensure safety and to make the activity achievable for most people.
Via Ferrata means “iron road” in Italian. It’s the name given to a series of iron steps fixed into a rock face. With the use of a safety cable this allows anyone with a decent level of fitness to scale heights normally accessible only to experienced rock climbers.
The Queenstown via ferrata was the first to be established in the Southern Hemisphere and takes advantage of Queenstown’s stunning alpine scenery, providing 12 challenging climbing routes of varying length and difficulty for you to conquer.
A short drive out of Dunedin is the hilly Otago Peninsula, home to stunning ocean views and a range of threatened native animals. This full day walking tour around the Peninsula offers the unique opportunity to get close to these critters in conservation areas that are otherwise difficult to access. See New Zealand sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, royal albatross and more from specially-designed observation points and other hard-to-find locations, and learn more about the work being done to preserve these species from your guide.
This will be the best day hiking of your whole New Zealand itinerary!
Mount Alfred offers amazing 360 degrees views over Lake Wakatipu with Pigeon Island, the Dart & Rees Valley, Humboldt Ranges and the snowcapped Glaciers. This is a private mountain, so you will not come across any other people. Your guide has tremendous knowledge about the area and will share facts about the first settlers, geography, flora & fauna, and about overall New Zealand life on the South Island.
This tour is private (min 2 persons) so you can hike at your pace.
Step into a powerful Fiordland Jet boat and cruise down the mighty Waiau River on this roughly two-hour adventure into the heart of Fiordland National Park. With no windows and no ceilings on the jet boat, you’ll hear the wind rush past you as you head down river to Lake Manapouri. Disembark and explore the Park’s ancient forest, then return in your jet boat, doing stunts along the way that you could never do in a car or tour bus.
Go all out in New Zealand’s biggest city. This tour offers the rush of a bungee jump, the tranquility of a walk up a volcano clad in native bush, and the precipitous drop and expansive views from an iconic landmark. From Rangitoto to the Sky Tower, get the feel of Auckland as a city of endless possibility.
Head out to the Auckland landmark of Rangitoto Island on this evening kayaking tour. After crossing the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto, embark on a leisurely walk to the summit to catch the sunset over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges. You’ll then paddle back in the dark with the help of your guide, taking in the city lights along the way.
Break away from the press of the crowds in Queenstown and spend a day immersed in one of New Zealand’s iconic national parks. Spend the day hiking a slice of the Routeburn Track, cutting through the Fiordland National Park and up to the alpine glade at Flats Hut. Tackle this scenic walk with a private guide by your side, keeping you safe on the track and teaching you all about the native birds and bush living in this protected area.
Start the day with a complimentary pickup and scenic drive through Queenstown to the trail. Our back country hike is no more than a 20-minute drive from town and your entire adventure will take around 4-5 hours from pickup to drop off.
Grab your camera, breathe in the fresh air and prepare to embark on an epic journey through nature with little or no one in sight. Hike at a pace comfortable for you with plenty of breaks to take in the views and snap some great pictures. Your local friendly guide will highlight significant local history, flora, fauna, and landscape unique to the area. Be wowed by magnificent views throughout your adventure ensuring any picture is Instagram worthy.
All that walking and exploring can make you hungry, so enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and breathtaking views during your hike. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to Queenstown.
Experience the must-see geothermal wonders of Rotorua at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. This convenient tour is fully customizable, and you can add on a number of other interesting natural and cultural attractions, such as other geothermal sites, the Hobbiton movie set, a Maori cultural village, or waterfalls. Make the most of your time in the Rotorua area by mixing and matching the best options for you.
Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
Rotorua’s volcanic history has created a landscape of lakes. See some of the most spectacular ones on this half day tour, traveling in a small group with a knowledgeable guide. Exercise your legs with a bushwalk, watch springs bubble, and learn about the natural processes which have shaped this land of fire and water.
Experience a mystical journey through the sacred forests of New Zealand’s Maori people during this 4-hour evening forest walk in Waipoua with an indigenous guide. Walk beneath the giant Kauri trees of this forest sanctuary, including the majestic ‘Te Matua Ngahere’ tree, absorbing the site’s spiritual energy as you learn about the site’s significance to Maori beliefs.
If you like to experience raw New Zealand but want some action with it – this is the tour for you!
Learn to shoot the longbow and get to explore a native New Zealand forest that has been left alone by humans since the begin of time - classified as one of the most diverse nature areas on the top of the South Island: Nelson’s cleanest stream, giant towering trees, some of the largest silver ferns in NZ and an active bird life await you.
Archery challenges will keep you entertained throughout the tour: Shoot realistic looking Dragons and other targets uphill, downhill over streams, between ferns and under trees. This is archery in a whole new format and unique in New Zealand!
Your guide has 18 years of archery experience, is a certified archery coach, holds a NZ silver medal and a national archery record. You will get initial in-depth archery coaching and help to master the challenges in the forest archery course.
Free photos and highlights of special nature features are included.
Get up close to nature and explore one of the top spots on New Zealand's South Island on this half-day Milford Track guided walk. Take a boat ride across Milford Sound to Sandfly Point with your guide and admire soaring cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Hike along the banks of the Arthur River and Lake Ada, and enjoy panoramic views over the pristine countryside. Admire the mighty Giant's Gate Waterfall from the swing-bridge over the river and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of New Zealand’s finest hikes, a 12-mile (19.4 kilometer) trail past eccentric volcanic terrain, electric green lakes, steam vents, and springs. More than 100,000 people make the trek annually, but not all of them travel with the convenience of shuttle transport. This round-trip shuttle from National Park Village takes you to the trailhead and picks you up when you’ve finished the hike—so you can savor the moment and relax on the return journey.
Hike a section of the Routeburn Track, one of the New Zealand Great Walks, on a guided day trip from Queenstown. This premier tramping trail is located in Mt. Aspiring National Park, part of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Te Wahipounamu. You’ll trek at a moderate pace up a gradual incline toward the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, learning about the regional flora from your informative guide. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, which includes snacks, lunch and round-trip hotel transport by mini-coach.