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Discover the native forests, majestic mountains and stunning scenery as depicted in Lord of the Rings. Our active explorations of New Zealand’s North and South Islands will take you from the wild Pacific Coast to high alpine peaks and all the glaciers, fjords, rainforests, deserted beaches, active volcanoes, hot springs and geysers hidden in between. Working directly with specialized regional guides and outfitters, we designed our New Zealand program to reveal the region’s unique nature and charismatic culture. Active pursuits abound in New Zealand, with plenty of hiking opportunities including the 25-mile Routeburn Track climb or go sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park.
Accommodations on our New Zealand adventure are picked for their authenticity, unique personalities of their hosts, comfort charm and cuisine and may include family B&Bs, boutique hotels and comfortable mountain lodges. And as we travel, we’ll eat locally prepared meals at our accommodations, in restaurants and on the trail as prepared by our guides. We’ll become engaged in an authentic natural and cultural experience markedly distinguished from large bus tours. Our New Zealand vacations are perfect for active travelers, either solo or in small groups: join one of our small group or family treks, or ask us to design an individual, custom itinerary just for you.