New Zealand’s best guided adventure tours
Our trips make it simple, fun and safe for international visitors to walk, paddle, cycle and hike in New Zealand’s astonishing outdoors - Alps to ocean by day and first-class hospitality by night.
Our all-inclusive multi-day tours have been carefully designed by New Zealand’s most seasoned operators, and it shows. Tick off the big names like Milford Sound and Mount Cook, while also enjoying exclusive access to stunning locations like the secluded Beach House at Okarito Lagoon.
Your comfort is our priority: comfortable lodgings after a fun day of activities, quality wines with dinner, from hot springs to hot tubs – you name it, if it’s there, we’ve found it. We provide only the best for our guests. With us, you’ll explore all the wonderful things you've heard about New Zealand, with local Kiwi guides by your side every step of the way.
Choose from our 5 Fully-Guided Trips
World Heritage Walking Tour
The finest way to enjoy New Zealand
13 Days | South Island | Activity Level = Easy | Laid-Back Luxury
Our most popular itinerary will see you ending each adventurous day in style, enjoying fine dining, excellent wines and laying your head to rest in luxury 4-star accommodation each night. The finest adventure trip there is.READ ABOUT THE WORLD HERITAGE
Experience it all and find the heart of New Zealand
14 Days | South Island | Activity Level = Moderate | Comfortable Lodging
This original itinerary is designed for those who’d like to take their time, get involved and experience the New Zealand pace of life. Replenish your mind and body as you immerse yourself in nature, devour healthy meals and discover new things.READ ABOUT THE MASTERPIECE
An action-packed hiking adventure
14 Days | South Island | Activity Level = Challenging | Comfortable Lodging
A classic itinerary that offers you every opportunity to physically challenge yourself and reap the rewards of taking the not-so-easy-route. Each stunning vista will have you pushing yourself harder the next day and enjoying your down-time even more at night.READ ABOUT THE KIWI CLASSIC
Short on time? No worries.
8 Days | South Island | Activity Level = Challenging | Comfortable Lodging
A shorter but action-packed trip designed to give you the best week possible if that’s what your time will allow. You’ll hike, swim, kayak, jet-boat and fly your way through 8 days of outdoor adventures.READ ABOUT THE SHORT SOUTH
The North Island – complete your adventure
5 Days | North Island | Activity Level = Moderate | Comfortable Lodging
Our North Island tour stands confidently on its own or makes for an exceptional add-on to any of our South Island guided tours. Experience more of New Zealand’s people and culture, thermal wonderlands and completely unique geology and scenery.READ ABOUT THE SWEET NORTH
Or Combine Two Trips for the Ultimate New Zealand Adventure
NORTH 'N' SOUTH
Blend the best of both islands for the complete journey
13-19 Days | Both Islands | Activity Level = Moderate | Comfortable Lodging
Explore both the North and South Islands of New Zealand by combining two New Zealand Trails trips for an extraordinary vacation. Breathe deeply, immerse yourself and don’t miss a moment.READ ABOUT NORTH 'N' SOUTH
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Read what our guests say
Jack and Maureen Larmour California
“This is truly a unique trip with amazing scenery, first class accommodations and food, combined with diversity of fun physical activities (hiking, boating, kayaking, helicopters, and cave tubing. Wow!). Our guides were fantastic and made this already amazing trip extra special. Thank you Emily and Kate!”Photos of Jack and Maureen's trip
Laura Salvay USA
The personal attention and ease of traveling will never be matched. My 20 year old daughter and I felt like we were on a private trip. Josh thought of ways to challenge her on the trip so she had the opportunity to push herself physically. Josh was such a great guide that I may never be able to go on another tour!See Laura's trip here
Unique accommodations and activities
Tom & Sarah Francis USA
Everyone on the trip remarked that New Zealand Trails did an excellent job behind the scenes in finding unique accommodations and activities. We were amazed at how much of New Zealand we were able to see!See Tom & Sarah's trip
The best we’ve ever encountered!
Mary and Kurt Boyd Michigan, USA
Courtney and Andrew were a truly excellent team. We’ve travelled all over the world and they were the best we’ve ever encountered. They were both very attentive to our needs at all times. We were always prepped ahead of time and well prepared for each and every day. Courtney is a very gifted guide and knows so much about all of New Zealand, including all flora and fauna and the islands history. Thank you for hiring such fabulous guides. Andrew and Courtney truly made the trip for us. It was fabulous.Check out Mary’s trip here…
We absolutely loved the Sweet North itinerary
Kathy and Geoff Randall UK
We absolutely loved the Sweet North itinerary, we fully appreciated the incredible attention to detail, the work that went on behind the scenes and the guiding was superb. Coupled with a great group of fellow travellers made it all such good fun. We could never have put together such a fabulous trip on our own!
Cherish wonderful memories
Mark and Jane Brossart MN, USA
We were extremely happy with our tour! We made some wonderful new friends (including our fantastic guides!) whom we hope to see again someday, and we thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the amazing beauty of New Zealand in an active and “close-up” manner! We will cherish wonderful memories of this adventure for many years to come! Thank you for everything!See Mark and Jane’s trip here
Active but not overwhelming
Michael & Karen Adam California, USA
We truly loved this trip. The agenda was perfect – it covered all the highlights of the South Island. It was active but not overwhelming. The guides are very helpful and attentive. Traveling in a small group is so much better than a large bus experience.Check out photos from Michael & Karen’s trip
The worst part about it was having to leave!
Michael and Tracy Kennedy USA
NZ Trails did a great job bringing us closer to an amazing country. We are so incredibly thankful to have had Hayley her as our guide, driver, chef and therapist. Trails did a great job of tailoring our tour to our personalities and fitness levels to the daily activities. The worst part about it was having to leave!See Michael and Tracy's trip