After twenty years of operating guided hiking trips in New Zealand our universe expanded and we launched Active Earth Adventures.

Active Earth Adventures is the place for you to choose active adventures beyond our New Zealand shores, and also other adventures here in our backyard where you can leave your hiking boots at home.

Our Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team have a real passion for active travel, wild places and their conservation. As avid hikers, mountain bikers, canoeists and “give everything a go” people we are able to use our own personal knowledge and experience to provide guidance on which adventures will ensure your travel expectations are exceeded whether they are here in New Zealand or as far away as Antarctica, Peru or Mongolia.


Active Earth Adventures - the global arm of Hiking New Zealand

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Huayhuash Trek, Peru

Days: 20 days
Start/Finish: Lima, Peru
Price: USD $2,900.00
Accommodation: Camping

Join Dan Murphy, co-owner and guide for Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures on this challenging trek that finds its rewards in the majestic views of mountains of Himalayan proportions.

Mountain Bike, Peru

Days: 7 days
Start/Finish: Cusco, Peru 1pm
Price: US $1,975.00
Accommodation: Camping

There’s no better way to see the area between Cusco and Machu Picchu than by bike, and this trip brings awesome, varied riding, incredible scenery, and adventure in the outdoors into everyone’s reach.

Alps to Ocean Cycle, NZ

Days: 6 days
Price: NZD $1,995.00
Accommodation: Lodges


Cycle the Alps to Ocean trail from Tekapo village, via Aoraki/Mount Cook, to the historic harbour town of Oamaru on the shores of the South Pacific Ocean.

Sub Antarctic Islands Cruise

Days: 8 days
Start/Finish: Invercargill
Price: USD $6,600.00
Accommodation: Cabins


An insightful journey to some of the 'forgotten islands' of the South Pacific.

Arctic Circle Cruise

Days: 15 days
Start/Finish: Anadyr
Price: USD $11,200.00
Accommodation: Cabins

Discover the north eastern part of Eurasia (Chukotka) in a way that has never been possible before.

Larapinta Trail, Australia

Days: 6 days
Start/Finish: Alice Springs
Price: AUD $2,295.00
Accommodation: Camping


The Classic Larapinta Trek is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world on many trekking writers walking lists.

Rail Trail Cycling, NZ

Days: 5 days
Start/Finish: Christchurch/ Queenstown start. Christchurch/ Dunedin finish
Price: NZD $1,695.00
Accommodation: Lodges


Step back in time to New Zealand's rugged settler past as you cycle this historic rail trail through the Central Otago goldfields.

Tasmanian Overland Hike, Australia

Days: 6 days
Start/Finish: Launceston 7am
Price: AUD $2,195.00
Accommodation: Cabins, Camping


Experience close encounters with wildlife unique to Tasmania in their wild habitats as you trek through relic Gondwanan forests. Enjoy fabulous views over Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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