Travellers thirsty for adventure will find all they desire and more than they expected in the wild and wonderful country of New Zealand.
Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for the ultimate natural high, or a nature junkie looking to explore the most peaceful and unspoilt wildernesses on earth, New Zealand will cover it all. Take a look at these ten amazing tours, trips and packages, and take advantage of our exclusive offer of up to £500 off flights to New Zealand with Air New Zealand!
Queenstown Awesome Foursome
Queenstown is where to head if you're looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush! The Awesome Foursome package lets you bungy jump from the Kawaru bridge, take the Shotover Jet from Arthur's point, swoop through dramatic scenery in a helicopter and finally white water raft your way down the Shotover River. Save 10% on this package when you book with us!
Tongariro National Park is an other-worldly landscape surrounding the Tongariro volcano, with craters and brightly coloured lakes dotting the mountainsides. Save 10% on our day tour, providing you with a Maori guide on a challenging 19km hike, showing you around the area and explaining both the geology and legends that have shaped the land over the centuries.
Kayak Abel Tasman
With its white sand beaches and turquoise seas, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in the Caribbean, but the picturesque Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's true gems. One fantastic way to experience its beauty is by kayak, camping by the shoreline each night, and you can save 10% on our guided 3 day tour.
Milford Sound cruise
Milford Sound is an epic landscape, and a great way to drink in the soaring cliffs, waterfalls and towering mountains is from the vantage point of a boat. A cruise on the placid waters is a truly unforgettable experience.
Cycling the west coast
Taking a cycling tour is a great way to really get a feel for a country, and New Zealand offers some of the world's most stunning cycle routes. Our tour along the west coast, from Queenstown to Christchurch takes in the Haast Pass and Tasman Ocean, with rainforests fringing the roads and relaxing hotels to greet you at the end of each day's adventures.
Learn about the richness and variety of New Zealand's flora and fauna on an epic journey along the Hollyford Track in the Fiordland National Park. Our guided three-day tour begins with a hike through the Hollyford Valley and ends with a jetboat and helicopter rides to see the scenery from every possible angle!
Rail and Sail NZ
Train travel and sailing are two of the most relaxing ways to travel, and the perfect way to enjoy New Zealand's scenery at a leisurely pace. Save £350pp on our 17-night rail and sail tour, taking in the marine life of the Bay of Islands - including seals, dolphins, whales and penguins - as well as the beautiful coastal region of Otago.
Whale-watching and dolphin-diving
On the east coast of South Island, Kaikoura is a great spot for whale watching and swimming with the inquisitive local dolphins. The seafood in the region is also unmatched, and with treehouse lodges available from as little as £215pp, Kaikoura is an incredible place to get back to nature and just relax.
The town of Rotorua, near Queenstown, offers visitors a glimpse of the active geothermal pools which bubble and steam with heat from deep within the earth. A half-day Geothermal Wonderland tour starts at just £69pp, and we can also offer 4 night for the price of three between March and May at the stylish Regent Rotorua hotel.
What adventure roundup of New Zealand would be complete without a mention of the adventures of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins and friends! Walk the same paths as their hairy feet in our Epic New Zealand Tour, taking in the Hobbiton film set and other locations used as the dramatic backdrops to Peter Jackson's hit movies.
Abel Tasman image: Flickr