Tramping in the South Island. Credit: Active Adventures

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Keep Dreaming of Hidden Gems of the South

3rd August 2020

The South Island. Te Wai Pounamu. 

A veritable hub of adventuring delights and active opportunities to explore. This week we’ve teamed up with Active Adventures to bring you the best of the best in exploration and discovery in New Zealand! Beautiful hikes, luxurious lodges and hidden gems await you in these guided tours with local experts to show you the way. Enjoy all-inclusive experiences whilst on your guided journey including 2 experienced guides per group, all land vehicle transport, all activities, all meals AND all accommodation!

Find your own slice of luxury in the untouched and natural wilderness of Aotearoa.


Before you start - your Activity Level Guide




Tramping in Nelson. Credit: Active Adventures

Nelson Lakes Backcountry Adventure

Activity Level 4

The Rotoiti adventure from Christchurch return! Hike along the untamed shores of Rotoiti, the lake whose name means “Little Water”. Explore the stunning Nelson Lakes National Park and visit one of the most scenic backcountry hut locations you’ll likely ever see - Lake Angelus. Journey through Blenheim to Lakehead Hut, via various circuits depending on weather and down along to Maruia Springs before returning to Christchurch. Take in exceptional sights, wide vistas and the beauty that New Zealand has to offer. This is how to truly holiday like a kiwi in a truly authentic and experiential way!



Loving the outdoors. Credit: Active Adventures

Siberia Valley Adventure

Activity Level 4

Tawhai is the Maori word for the Silver Beech Tree, you and you’ll find them in abundance in the beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park. As the focus of this journey, you’ll fly, hike and jet boat through some of New Zealand’s most incredible hidden gems with experts who know the best way to see them! The Siberia Valley is one of the most pristine and spectacular wilderness experiences in all of Aotearoa and you’ll access it in true backcountry style in total harmony with the natural world around you. 



Big country. Credit: Active Adventures

Otago Rail Trail Biking Adventure

Activity Level 3

Four simple days, beautifully woven together. Hop aboard your bike, ride stunning stretches of coastal and in-land New Zealand, scattered with breaks for photos and food. Enjoy the simplicity of a clean, relaxing cycling holiday and take in everything Aotearoa has to offer! Ride along the exceptional and historic Central Otago Rail Track and explore it with experts who know the way and who will worry about all the logistical details - you just focus on cruising along and taking in the natural New Zealand landscape.




South Island, New Zealand. Credit: Active Adventures


Sunny Marlborough Escape

Activity Level 1

On this 5-day escape you'll experience two of the South Island's Great Walks, as well as kayaking in Marlborough Sounds and experiencing some of our favourite, beautiful accommodations; we've hand-picked them for their uniqueness, hospitality, and comfort. Along the way we'll sample some delicious food and wine, and visit a winery in pinot gris and reisling country. If the combination of those ingredients sounds like something you could enjoy, then let us take care of the details whilst you maximise your holiday time.