The Best Adventure Tours in New Zealand

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If you're headed to New Zealand and are looking for the best options for adventure tours, then you've come to the right place. We have done an extensive analysis of all available options in New Zealand based on price, guest ratings, service, amenities, activities, and value. We've done the groundwork for you, meticulously analyzing everything based on these key criteria in order to find the absolute best adventure tours. Whether you're dreaming of a vacation filled with relaxation, adventure, or a perfect blend of both, we've found the ideal journeys to make your holiday to New Zealand unforgettable. We have lots of details below on what these multi-day tours and trips are like, where they visit, how much you can expect to pay, and more. So, let's dig in.


The Top 3:

  • 9 Days, $999.00

  • 9 Days, $1049.00

  • 9 Days, $999.00

What are adventure tours like in New Zealand?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 97 trip options analyzed
  • $302 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 21 days in length
  • 4.65 of 5 average rating
  • 26 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of adventure tours in New Zealand, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.65 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 26 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 10 days, with tours ranging from 2 to 21 days long. Regarding physical activity, the tours are categorized as easy, moderate, serious, and relaxing, with the majority being easy. As for transportation options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as coach / bus and self drive, with the most being coach / bus. With our thorough analysis of 97 adventure tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that New Zealand has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Adventure Tours in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by INTRO Travel



9 Days Start/End in Auckland 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 9-day journey is ideal for guests age 18 to 35. And priced at only $111 per day, it's a great value, too. This trip takes you on an adventure to 5 destinations, including Waitomo, Matamata, and Rotorua. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Auckland. It's offered by INTRO Travel, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

$999
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by INTRO Travel



9 Days Start/End in Queenstown 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $117 per day, this terrific 9-day journey is ideal for guests age 18 to 35. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Milford Sound, Wanaka, and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, and more. Queenstown will be both the start and end of your journey. Organized by the reputable INTRO Travel, this is one of the best tours on this list.

$1,049
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by INTRO Travel



9 Days Start/End in Queenstown 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 9 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 18 people, and is good for guests age 18 to 35. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Milford Sound, Wanaka, and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Your adventure starts and ends in Queenstown. This fantastic option, organized by INTRO Travel, presents an unbeatable value at just $111 per day.

$999
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by INTRO Travel



9 Days Start/End in Auckland 4 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 9 days, this trip has a maximum size of 18 individuals. Welcoming guests age 18 to 35, it is organized by INTRO Travel, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Waitomo and Rotorua, among others. Auckland will be the beginning and end of your trip. Available at an unbeatable price of only $117 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

$1,049
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 30% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by G Adventures



16 Days Start/End in Wellington 11 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey that has garnered a 4.6 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 16 days, this jouney will have 20 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests age 18 to 39. Expertly organized by G Adventures, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $118 per day. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.

$2,699 $1,889
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 30% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by G Adventures



7 Days Auckland to Wellington 5 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This memorable voyage is offered by G Adventures which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $120 per day. Uncover the beauty of 5 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Raglan, Rotorua, and Tongariro National Park. Your journey will begin in Auckland and end in Wellington. The maximum group size is 20 people, welcoming guests age 18 to 39. Don't miss out on this limited-time sale.

  • In-depth Cultural
$1,199 $839
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 25% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



21 Days Auckland to Wellington 12 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.8 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 21 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 20 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests age 18 to 39. Traverse through 12 enchanting destinations, with Franz Josef, Queenstown, Te Anau, and Christchurch among the must-see stops along the route. Begin your trip in Auckland and complete it with a memorable finale in Wellington. Brought to you by G Adventures, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $136 per day. It's also on sale right now!

$3,799 $2,849
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 14% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Wild Kiwi



7 Days Start/End in Christchurch 5 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 7 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 18 participants at most. This trip visits 5 destinations, including Punakaiki, Abel Tasman National Park, and Blenheim along the way. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Christchurch. Wild Kiwi, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests age 18 to 39. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $146 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
$1,011 $869
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 14% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Wild Kiwi



7 Days Start/End in Auckland 6 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. Experience a trip that takes you to 6 remarkable destinations, including Hahei, Rotorua, Taupo, and Waitomo. Auckland will be both the start and end of your journey. Lasting 7 days, the maximum group size is 18 people, and it's good for guests age 18 to 39. Organized by Wild Kiwi, this is a great deal because it's only $146 per day.

  • Sightseeing
$1,011 $869
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by INTRO Travel



17 Days Auckland to Queenstown 10 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. Explore 10 incredible locations on this trip, including Milford Sound, Wanaka, Mount Cook, and Waitomo. Begin your trip in Auckland and complete it with a memorable finale in Queenstown. Spanning across 17 days, the journey accommodates 18 individuals, and is suitable for guests age 18 to 35. Offered by INTRO Travel, this remarkable journey is priced at just $147 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

$2,499
TourRadar

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How much do Adventure Tours in New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Adventure Tours
$302

Travelers to New Zealand will have a large number of terrific options for adventure tours at a variety of great prices. The price of adventure tours here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 97 adventure tours, their average daily price is a very reasonable $302 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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