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Top rated by National Geographic our 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 Tour


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 Tour


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 Tour


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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Southern Light Tour


Tour Length 9 or 10 days

Starts From Picton or Christchurch

Perfect if you don’t have time to for the full South Island but love stunning scenery, remote camps and awesome activities. Experience brilliant bike rides, dramatic hikes and scenery ranging from NZs highest peaks to remote beaches and bays.

What a wonderful time with a great organisation.Great value and brilliant hosts in Frankie and Robbie-John. It was our first long haul trip and the Ultimate Explorer met all expectations. Great value and quite happy with the camping a basic accomodatiion, all part of the adventure. At 60+ we fitted in well and had a great time. Thoroughly recomend the whole experience. Thanks a million.

Dave & Sue Richardson , Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2019

It was awesome. Thank you so much Frankie and Robbie John for making me so comfortable and at home for this trip.

Imelda Tan, Grand Traverse tour - Auckland to Queenstown tour, 2019

This trip has been amazing - I have seen so many amazing places and learnt that I really can do anything I set my mind to. Fantastic trip.

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

It was amazing! Perfectly planned tour with great optional opportunities. Great, guides, very helpful all the time.

Carina Weinhandl, Northern Light North Island Tour, 2019

Myself and my wife could not have asked for a better honeymoon. We have had experiences we will cherish for a life time.

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

The trip was awesome and far more full on than I expected - which was great! The bus journey was broken up perfectly with coffee and toilet stops. Frankie was insane, never stopped working, a lovely person who is always approachable! Best tour guide ever!!!

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

Best trip of my life!!

Alec Walton, Grand Traverse tour - Auckland to Queenstown tour, 2019

We had the most incredible honeymoon, met fantastic people from all walks of life, participated in amazing activities and once in a lifetime experiences all to the beautiful backdrop of New Zealand. NZ will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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

This was my first ever outdoors/camping activity trip. I got to do lots of activities like Biking, hiking, kayaking, whale/dolphin watching, river rafting, skydiving, paragliding, Tongariro crossing, Routeburn Track hiking etc. In short it was an amazing experience, I’m glad I joined Flying Kiwi for this fabulous journey!!!
I would like to thanks Craig and Anna, they are awesome and were very helpful throughout the journey.

Chandra, Grand Traverse tour - Auckland to Queenstown tour, 2019

Had an amazing time with Frankie and Robbie-John. Was a fantastic tour packing so many activities in. The guides were brilliant and organised everything so smoothly and cooking some delicious meals!

Chris West, Southern Light South Island Tour, 2019

Overall I thought the tour was an amazing experience and I had a wonderful time seeing what New Zealand had to offer. Frankie and Robbie John made the tour feel comfortable and were welcoming. Taking photos running through the field in fiordland was one of the most surreal moments in my life - thank you Frankie! I would recommend getting a bike as escaping the bus for a while was great, and the cycles were a beautiful way to exercise and also see the scenery. The fiordland campsite had a lot of sand flies and we were not told about this until they started biting - maybe stay in Te Anau for two nights? Or let people know sooner. Everything was closed on the public holiday in Wellington which could have been planned better, and there was in my opinion, not enough time in Christchurch (1.5 hours) to say we even stopped there and had a chance to tour the city. The dinners were amazing!! Very impressed by the healthy options and variety. Some people did not know they signed up to be on a camping trip and the guides could have been a bit more understanding when people wanted to upgrade - some people have never been camping before and this is a very new experience for them. I love camping and have been many times but also enjoyed an upgrade here and there. I would recommend this tour to anyone!!

Olivia Giovannetti, Grand Traverse tour - Auckland to Queenstown tour, 2019

Good food, tour guide, sights and organisation

Jodie May, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2018

Healthy and varied meals on tour. i feel like I have experienced and learnt so much in just 2 weeks. Great good and friendly stuff

Joseph McDonagh, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2018

The hole tour was well structured but we still had time for ourselves. The knowledge of both tour guides is very rich and they did an amazing job.

Celine Probst, Hot Rocks New Zealand North Island Tour, 2018

Visiting many locations efficiently, safe driving, fun atmosphere and excellent dinners

Katalin Vauhan, Ultimate Explorer - NZ's Top Rated Adventure Tour, 2018