"You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
Embark on an epic adventure in the incredible country of New Zealand!
In legend, demi-god Maui roamed the seas in his canoe (the South Island) snaring the sun and taming fire. He fished up the North Island up from the sea with his magic hook and created the stunning country of New Zealand. The country is the product of tectonic collision between the mighty Pacific and Australasian plates which forced a ridge of rugged mountains from the depths of the ocean. Volcanic plateaus, glaciers, fjords, subtropical forests, rolling hills, vasts plains and 15,000 miles of beautiful coastline formed around the mountains to complete the scenery of this stunning country.
This was an exciting new home for settlers who arrived from Polynesia in the 13th century and founded the Maori peoples and culture. Europeans landed later after having sailed half the globe. Both cultural groups were explorers and formed a unique cultural mix and made this a place of gritty determination and survival.
The strength of spirit lives on as travellers to this awesome country can test their wits and skills against a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty. From sail to ski and from sky to sea, you’ll join small groups of like-minded adventurers unlocking vast possibilities in this beautifully uncrowded country. On our New Zealand tours, you’ll be able to visit amazing places such as the City of Sails, the Cook Strait and Mount Ngaruhoe (Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings) amongst many other incredible sights.
To give you an idea of how easy or hard you may find our activities we have an easy-to-read “Activity Meter”. This is by no means definitive as what might be challenging to one person may be easy to another. If you have any doubts please ask one of our team.