New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation blessed with a rare diversity of landforms. Pacific island beaches, rolling farmlands and volcanic plateau characterise the North Island while rugged wind-lashed coastlines, soaring snow peaked mountains, vineyards and tranquil fiords are synonymous with the South Island.

For over twenty years, Adventure South’s unrivalled range of active holidays across the North and South Islands has helped travellers to journey to the very heart of these wild and mysterious landscapes.

Our unique range of guided small group active holiday’s travel well beyond the standard popular trails to help you discover the true essence of New Zealand’s famous wilderness.

Thank you for choosing to explore New Zealand’s landscapes with us.


 

More guided Cycle Trails than anyone else

Adventure South NZ offer more supported trips along more of the Nga Haerenga Cycle Trails than anyone else. Travelling along a dedicated Cycle Trail is a great introduction to cycle touring with shorter, less demanding and very affordable options.

Unrivalled experience

We offered our first cycling trips in 1992. As a result, our knowledge of the routes and secret NZ wilderness spots are second to none.

Exceptional local knowledge

Our experienced team in Christchurch takes care of all of the logistics, ensuring you enjoy a seamless adventure in New Zealand.

Walks you won't find in any guidebook

While some of our hiking itineraries include the best sections of the more famous walking tracks, we thrive on creating engaging hikes in spectacular surroundings that provide travellers with the excitement that only real off the beaten track opportunities provide.

An activity for everyone

Our tours range from introductory walks and cycles to multi-activity trips and even the toughest guided walk in New Zealand.

Road cycling specialists

Keen cyclists need look no further; our road touring trips are ideal for those who relish greater distances and don't mind occasionally sharing the road with traffic and tackling a hill or two.

Widest range of active NZ holidays

No one offers a more comprehensive range of quintessential Kiwi destinations than we do. From the magic of the mountains and vineyards of the South to the volcanoes, geothermal regions and Maori culture of the North; we explore both islands and everything in between.


 

Minimal environmental impact

We reduce the environmental impact of our travel by restricting group size, using fuel efficent vehicles, minimsing the use of aircraft, recyling, composting, avoiding consumerism, using minimal impact huts and bulk buying food supplies.

Support of local economies

We employ local New Zealand guides and crew who provide authentic and expert support and leadership.

Local charity donations

Our annual donations made to the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust is used to fund the continual upgrade of the Rail Trail.


Hotels/motels

Hotels offer twin share accommodation with either en-suite or shared facilities. They are well located and have been chosen for their reflection of local character.

Farm stays

Stay with a Kiwi families in idyllic remote farm locations and learn more about the local lifestyles and landscapes while being spoiled by sumptuous homemade meals.

Eco-lodges

Some trips stay in environmentally sensitive lodges or semi-permanent structures that extend sustainable creature comforts thanks to the sun and the rain. Meals are prepared from quality local produce and enjoyed with excellent local wines.

Huts

The style of private hut accommodation varies by destination, offering twin or multi-share rooms with shared ablutions.

Boats

Spend your nights at sea in well-equipped, twin share cabins. Depending on the vessel, ablutions are either shared or en-suite.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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