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New Zealand Active Expedition

New Zealand Luxury Active Tours

  • Type


    The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


    Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


    Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

  • Support
    24/7 Guided


    Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

    Daytime Guided

    Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

    24/7 Guided

    Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

  • Hotels


    We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


    These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

  • Level


    “I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


    “I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


    “I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


    “I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


    “I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

    Click here for full details on each activity level »

The ultimate South Island experience

Any trip that culminates in a place called “the Adventure Capital of the World” has a lot to live up to; fortunately, New Zealand’s South Island delivers in spades. Journey from resurgent Christchurch to the alabaster Southern Alps—taking in some authentic New Zealand farming experiences along the way—and on to the painting-like panoramas of Lake Tekapo, Mt. Cook and Wanaka. Then finish in Queenstown and find out for yourself why it lives up to its name.

Trip designed by Travel Expert Rob Grieve

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Prices vary based on departure season. 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Scheduled Dates Go Bespoke

Go with the right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Guaranteed Departure Limited Space / Waitlist

Limited Space / Waitlist

This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.


New Zealand Active Expedition


Your private New Zealand Active Expedition trip

At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!

* Trip elements may be adjusted on smaller group sizes.

Request Your Private Date

Have a custom trip designed exactly to your interests. Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.

Our Bespoke trip designers are a talented bunch who can craft unforgettable experiences for your specific group—and working within your needs and budget.

Get in touch with a Trip Designer to begin planning your perfect vacation.

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Activity Level What’s Included Gear Extend Your Trip


The daily bike rides will range from 19-30 km (12-19 mi.) on good quality, paved roads with shorter options available for each ride. Hikes range between 3-6 km (2-4 mi.).

The Traveller

“I am an active person and don’t mind a little sweat. I like to walk or bike once a week at home.”

The Terrain

Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Use of an Avanti road bike with either flat or curved handlebars
  • Services of B&R guide(s), support vehicles and local guides.
  • All special events and private tours
  • All baggage transportation
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All gratuities for local guides, baggage, porters and hotel service
The Bikes

You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.

Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.

Call us to help you create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—if you desire, we can also arrange for a local guide.

Stay in Queenstown

Your trip ends in Queenstown—the beautiful lakeside town known as ‘the Adventure Capital of the World’—and for very good reason! With a winery, bike ride, jet boat, bungee jump, mountain hike, artisan shop, designer gallery and superb lakeside hideaway for any kind of traveller, this is the perfect spot from which to extend your stay. With Fiordland right on your doorstep too, the options are limitless.

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