Tours of New Zealand
Tour New Zealand for the chance to experience untouched wilderness and natural beauty. You can traverse New Zealand by bus, car, or boat to see an incredibly diverse selection of sites. Climb active volcanoes, explore alpine rainforests, crawl through tunnels of ice on huge glaciers, or encounter a variety of wildlife, from seals to dolphins to the ever-elusive kiwi.
Hiking New Zealand
Hiking New Zealand offers a range of tours all over the country. You can even travel to New Zealand's remote, rarely-visited outlying islands on an expedition cruise. Select cruises continue past the islands to visit Antarctica. If you're more interested in exploring New Zealand's main two islands, Hiking New Zealand offers a range of self-driven, hiking, and city tours. The hiking tours let you complete several of New Zealand's Great Walks in style. You can tread the beaches of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or climb the mountainous rainforests on the Routeburn Track with the knowledge you'll be able to recuperate in luxury accommodations along the way.
Kiwi Experience is the best option for the 20-something backpacker crowd or working holidaymakers. A Kiwi Experience pass lasts for a full year from the day you first hop on the bus. You'll select from over a dozen routes that take you all through the north island, south island, or both, and you're free to hop on and hop off the bus anywhere along the route, which gives you the freedom to stay in each location for as long as you'd like and get back on the next bus only when you're ready to move on. You even get unlimited travel, meaning you can circle around as many times as you'd like in the year. The catch: You can only travel in one direction, so there's no backtracking.
Active New Zealand
Active New Zealand offers a range of outdoor-activity adventure tours. You'll cruise around New Zealand on a coach bus, enjoying the scenery and listening to the tour guide. Then, at each stop, you'll have the opportunity to engage in a variety of outdoor activities. Since Active New Zealand features many different routes on both islands, the activities vary from tour to tour. Examples include sea kayaking on Milford Sound, caving in Waitomo Caves, skiing in Queenstown (winter only), swimming with dolphins, and hiking on the massive Franz Josef Glacier.