New Zealand Adventure Tours

There’s beautiful... and then there’s New Zealand beautiful. On Backroads’ New Zealand biking, hiking and adventure tours, discover the best of the best. The South Island’s scenery is simply massive, with the dramatic Tasman Sea, stunning national parks, the towering Southern Alps and the most active glaciers anywhere on the planet.  The North Island welcomes you with heavenly white-sand beaches, dense forests, geysers and hot springs. But don’t just take our word for it—join us on an adventure tour in New Zealand and discover the wonders of this one-of-a-kind country for yourself. 

We’ve been traveling here for a long time, and our active New Zealand tours are the best way to discover these two unforgettable islands. Whether you’re multi-adventuring from Auckland to Hawke’s Bay on the North Island or hiking off-the-beaten-path tracks on the South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown, these New Zealand trips are the perfect way to explore the islands: actively and at your own pace. With easygoing options for travelers who want to take it slow, but still enjoy the magic of active travel, it’s never been easier to discover the landscapes and culture on a New Zealand tour with Backroads. 

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Wide shot of cloud covered valley during sunset, sloping cliffs rising from it.
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

New Zealand North Island Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Auckland to Hawke's Bay
3 Men Talking and Drinking Wine in New Zealand
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

New Zealand South Island Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - Mountains & Rugged Coast from Christchurch to Queenstown
River flowing through a valley in New Zealand
Multi-Adventure

New Zealand South Island Multi-Adventure Tour

Mountains & Rugged Coast from Christchurch to Queenstown