New Zealand Tours - Flying Kiwi


Top rated by National Geographic, Flying Kiwi adventure tours are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand. Every trip combines optional hiking, cycling and adventure activities with stunning accommodation.

Our Department of Conservation license means you stay in remote locations other tours can't access.  We get you further off the beaten track and explore New Zealand's best national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

If you love the outdoors, love adventure and want to travel "beyond the tourist trail" these tours are for you.  With small groups of like-minded travelers you will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Does this sound like you?  Check out 10 reasons travellers choose our unique tours

Unbeatable value - our tours include more meals, flexibility, hikes, adventure & time in the best places.

Flying Kiwi featured New Zealand tours

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Ultimate Explorer (28 days)


Tour Length 27 / 28 days

Starts From Auckland or Christchurch (can start loop anywhere)

Our most popular trip and the best way to see and do it all. Get off the beaten track with accommodation in spectacular locations as we cover all the best national parks, hikes, activities, bike rides and secret spots.

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Grand Traverse (15 days)


Tour Length 15 days

Starts From Auckland

Starting your tour in Auckland? This 2 week adventure experience could be the perfect way to fill your time. Try NZ's best great walks, cultural highlights and mix mountains with beaches as you head to the countries adventure capital - Queenstown.

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Hot Rocks (9 days)


Tour Length 9 or 10 days

Starts From Auckland or Wellington

This full North Island loop combines the unique thermal wonders of NZ with beautiful beaches. Experience the World's best one day walk, Maori culture, a plethora of bike rides and the wonders of Hobbiton on this highly rated tour.

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Summer Blast (16 days)


Tour Length 16, 17 or 19 days

Starts From Christchurch or Picton

The south island offers the most diverse landscapes and activities. Explore & enjoy the 4 corners of the south with numerous national parks, towering mountains, golden bays, glowworm caves and the best adrenalin experiences in the country.

I did the ultimate explorer tour with Lea and Robbie John. It was absolutely amazing, I loved every minute of it!
Really complete tour on both islands with magnificent hikes, mountainbiketracks and stunning views.
Organisation was perfect with great tourguide and driver, beautiful campsites and good food!
Perfect if you like outdoor traveling with a lot of activities, but easy to adjust to your own comfort and a good way to make a lot of friends!
I absolutely recommend it!!

Carolien, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2019

We did a TON of research before booking and picked Flying Kiwi because it was the best value. But on top of a great value, it was so much more.Honestly, this is the best way to see New Zealand. We did the 21 day Overland Explorer tour. It was hassle free and completely enjoyable. You are able to tailor your trip by picking your unique excursions in each place. You can do ANYTHING from endless hiking and biking to adrenaline fix’s like skydiving and bungie jumping! The tour is extremely organized day to day, so you get everywhere on the north and south island with enough time to enjoy it. There are more than 30 meals included (up to 3 per day) and they are well prepared in the commercial kitchen (and delicious). The bus is really comfortable and allows you to sit back and relax to enjoy the jaw dropping scenery of New Zealand. All of the camping equipment is provided and is of sound quality. We also added bikes to our tour so we were able to take advantage of the scenic bike trails in each locale (this is really a must do, so worth it). Many of the camp sites were epic and we would have never sought them out if planning on our own. I would highly recommend Flying Kiwi to anyone visiting New Zealand! We wish we could have stayed longer with the tour, we didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back!

Brendan and Molly Frawley, Overland Explorer Tour , 2019

Incredible tour of the most beautiful place on earth! We drove around South Island starting in Queenstown with hopes of getting to Franz Josef. When boulders blocked the road on our route, preventing us from proceeding, our tour guide took us to Lake Wanaka where my friend and I were able to skydive instead. Apparently this was the better option anyway, as weather in Franz Josef would have prevented us from skydiving there the next day! The tour guide was very thoughtful and wanted to make sure we experienced the best New Zealand has to offer. We definitely would book with Flying Kiwi again!

Heather Robbins, Best of the West Tour , 2019

It was an amazing time. I met so many nice people and I did nice and cool things that I would never do without the tour.

Noa, July Student Tour, 2019

It was a great experience. We saw how beautiful New Zealand is and had the time to do great activities and we met awesome people. I can really recommend this tour.

Nadja, July Student Tour, 2019

The tour was perfect for making new friends, experiencing lots of new places around the South Island and especially having so much fun!

Leander, July Student Tour, 2019

A wonderful tour, great tour guide and a wonderful group. All round excellent tour.

Jacqueline, Alpine Explorer Tour, 2019

Saturated by beauty - every minute is another photo opportunity. Great service from friendly people everywhere we went.

Brett, Alpine Explorer Tour, 2019

Just had a great time experiencing this beautiful country and meeting new friends.

Ruan, Ski & Snow Explorer Tour, 2019

Overall it was a great group of people, amazing driver/guide and we had the opportunity to try and see so many new things.

Vanessa , Alpine Explorer Tour, 2019

It's been absolutely fantastic, I've loved it and I can't really take in all the brilliant things I've seen and done. I've discovered beautiful places that I will revisit in my mind forever and hopefully will come back to see them.

Alex Balkwill, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2019

28 days is a long time to spend with strangers. I couldn't have imagined it going so well. The people, the energy, jokes and activities were unreal! The was a trip of a lifetime.

Juliya Boyko, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2019

Highly recommend, loved it! Just wish I could have stayed longer. Great people and great fun.

Sally Croker, Northern Light North Island Tour, 2019

The difference between a so-so trip versus an outstanding trip is all the little details. Flying Kiwi did an amazing job of handling all the big AND small things, so I could relax and enjoy the trip.

Justin Peckner, Hot Rocks New Zealand North Island Tour, 2019

Travelling with Flying Kiwi was so much better than expected. I've had a great time! The enthusiasm of the guides was great and very motivating to ensure we didn't miss anything. A truly action packed adventure!

Stephanie Child, Northern Wanderer North Island Tour, 2019