Adventure Travel to New Zealand
Experience the best of New Zealand’s magnificent South Island, one of the most beautiful and diverse ecological regions in the world, on our custom adventures. Our New Zealand adventure tours can take you through the most spectacular parts of the South Island: the renowned wine country of Marlborough, the secluded bays and turquoise waters of Abel Tasman National Park, the rugged coastline of the west coast, the natural beauty and adrenaline of Queenstown and Wanaka, the forests and glaciers of Mt. Aspiring National Park, the dolphins and waterfalls of Milford Sound.
Or maybe you’d like to escape the summer heat and head down to the Southern Alps for the ultimate New Zealand snowboarding or skiing holiday? If so, we’ll take you to explore New Zealand’s three best snowboarding regions, as well as its five best resorts.
For more information on our New Zealand adventure tours, please call (650) 492 – 4778 or email us today!
When to Visit New Zealand
Due to New Zealand’s geography, the weather can be very unpredictable – as with most islands. New Zealand experiences its summer during the traditional Northern hemisphere winter and the summer weather is best from December to March, although it is still possible to experience rain, wind, and colder weather. If snow sports are your passion, we recommend traveling in August or September for optimal conditions.
Sample Itinerary – New Zealand Adventure Tours
DAY 1: New Zealand Adventure Tour Begins – Arrive & Explore
Pick up from Nelson Airport. Settle into stylish, centrally-located apartments. Relax or explore Nelson’s many cafes, beaches and art galleries.
DAY 2: Wine Tasting
Drive to Marlborough to visit wineries. Stay in stylish, centrally-located apartments.
DAY 3: Sea Kayak in Turquoise Waters
Drive to Motueka. Kayak in stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Dinner and camping on the beach.
DAY 4: Kayak through a Marine Reserve
Kayak among an abundance of sea life, including fur seals, dolphins and penguins. Dinner and camping on the beach.
DAY 5: Coastal Hike & Drive to Punakaiki
Morning hike out of the park. Drive through Bulla Gorge to the “pancake” rocks and blowholes of Punakaiki. Stay in stylish ocean-view resort.
DAY 6: Explore Spectacular Glacier
Drive along the coastline and through rugged farmland. Guided hike of Franz Josef Glacier, including glacier walk with crampons and short helicopter rides. Short night hike to view glow-worms. Stay in relaxing lodge in Franz Josef.
DAY 7: Scenic Drive & Hike
Drive through rugged scenery. Hike around Lake Matheson (“Mirror Lake”). Overnight in Wanaka in stylish apartments.
DAY 8: Alpine Hike
Hike the spectacular Rob Roy track, named NZ’s best day hike. Overnight in Wanaka in stylish apartments.
DAY 9: Mountain Biking
Invigorating mountain biking along backcountry trails with stunning views of Lake Wanaka. Short drive to Queenstown. Stay in lake-view apartments.
DAY 10: Heli-Biking or Flight/Cruise
Heli-biking tour or a scenic flight/cruise to Milford Sound. Those who do not opt for these upgrades can go on a guided walk. Stay in Queenstown apartments.
DAY 11: Exhilarating Whitewater Rafting
Morning whitewater rafting adventure through a spectacular canyon. Afternoon free for optional activities like jet boating, paragliding, and bungee jumping. Stay in Queenstown apartments.
DAY 12: New Zealand Adventure Tour Ends
Morning shopping, then head to the airport for your departing flight.
Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during on our New Zealand adventure tours but is not set in stone. Our custom tours can be tailored to fit your travel preferences.