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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Active Adventures New Zealand

7 trips with 15 reviews

All Active Adventures New Zealand tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.9 for all Active Adventures New Zealand trips.

Active Adventures New Zealand

7 trips with 15 reviews

All Active Adventures New Zealand tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.9 for all Active Adventures New Zealand trips.

 
South Island Explorer
14 days

South Island Explorer

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits:
New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park, Queenstown, Tasman National Park
$ 5,799
$ 414per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy Hike Routeburn Track
  • Visit the famous Pancake Rock
  • Hike Abel Tasman National Park
  • Enjoy Franz Josef Glacier
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Ultimate North Island Adventure
11 days

Ultimate North Island Adventure

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Local Immersion & Homestays, High Adventure
Visits:
New Zealand, Auckland, Tongariro National Park
$ 4,899
$ 445per day
Highlights
  • Hike Cape Brett
  • Visit Ruapekapeka Pã site
  • Cruise Poor Knights Islands
  • Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing, soak in hot pools
  • Hike Rainbow Mountain, hike to Huka Falls
  • Hike Northland coastline
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New Zealand Winter Adventure
14 days

New Zealand Winter Adventure

Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits:
New Zealand, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Queenstown
$ 4,599
$ 329per day
Highlights
  • Hike the fabulous Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park
  • Copland Valley, Westland National Park
  • West Coast beaches and rainforest
  • Fox Glacier
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park or ski/snowboard Ohau Ski Area
  • Cycle Wanaka
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Ultimate South Island Adventure
14 days

Ultimate South Island Adventure

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, High Adventure, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits:
New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown
$ 5,499
$ 393per day
Highlights
  • Routeburn Track
  • Kepler Track
  • Punakaiki
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • West Coast beaches and rainforests
  • Franz Josef Glacier (with heli-hike option)
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Essence of the South Island
14 days

Essence of the South Island

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, High Adventure
Visits:
New Zealand, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, Queenstown
$ 3,999
$ 286per day
Highlights
  • Hike Routeburn Track
  • Cruise Milford Sound, hike Kepler Track
  • Visit Cromwell Old Town, journey over Lindis Pass
  • Experience the hike Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
  • Awesome hike Cape Foulwind and Punakaiki rainforest
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Ultimate South Island Adventure
14 days

Ultimate South Island Adventure

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, High Adventure
Visits:
New Zealand, Christchurch, Milford Sound, Queenstown
$ 5,499
$ 393per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy the fascinating Hikes
  • Experience hike part of the Routeburn Track for unsurpassed views of the Hollyford Valley
  • Hike on the famous Kepler Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks - we follow the track through mountain beech forest Punakaiki
  • Explore Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • West Coast beaches and rainforests
  • Franz Josef Glacier (with heli-hike option)
  • To a fur seal colony in Kaikoura
  • Visit Cromwell Old Town, journey over Lindis Pass
  • Hike Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
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New Zealand Family Adventure tour
13 days

New Zealand Family Adventure

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Hiking & Walking, Culinary & Wine, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Birding, Trekking & Expeditions, Local Immersion & Homestays, Climbing & Mountaineering, High Adventure, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Transformative
Visits:
New Zealand, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
$ 3,999
$ 308per day
Highlights
  • Hike Franz Josef Glacier
  • Hike South Westland World Heritage Area
  • Hike Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Hike Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Hike Beaches and rainforests of the West Coast
  • Kayak Lake Mapourika
  • Family rafting trip near Queenstown
  • Wildlife reserve and kiwi viewing
  • Jet boat the Rakaia Gorge
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