New Zealand Holidays: A South Island Bike Tour and Walking Trip, and a North Island Multisport Adventure

Choose from three stellar New Zealand holidays. Our South Island bike tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown, following the western shore through dramatically diverse environments. From rain forest to alpine peaks, sheep pastures to glaciers—you'll find each day's scenery is astonishingly better than the last. It's an unforgettable bike tour, New Zealand style! Or explore the South Island on our New Zealand hiking trip, "tramping" through similarly varied landscapes. Meanwhile, our North Island multisport trip offers biking, hiking, kayaking and more, from the Coromandel Peninsula to the famed Hawke's Bay wine region.

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New Zealand Biking Trip
New Zealand Biking Trip

The South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown

Biking doesn't get any more epic than New Zealand. Or more beautiful. It's where glaciers meet rain forests meet crashing ocean coastline. This is biking at its best in one of the world's greatest outdoor playgrounds.

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New Zealand Walking Trip
New Zealand Walking Trip

Walking & Hiking in New Zealand's South Island Paradise

The natural diversity of New Zealand's South Island rewards you with an ever-changing display of scenic beauty. Hike to mountain summits, forest-fringed lakes, lush river valleys and unique tumbling glaciers.

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Guest Testimonial

"The natural beauty of the island was spectacular but the knowledge, energy level and service of our leaders combined with the terrific group of fellow Backroads travelers, made for the best vacation we have ever had. All I have been doing for the last week is telling people how truly spectacular our New Zealand trip was..."

—Jeanette Ventura
Chicago, IL