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Active Adventures Launches Four New Trans-Tasman Winter Trips

Active Adventures is celebrating the launch of the trans-Tasman bubble next week with four shiny New Zealand winter itineraries for Aussie to get excited about this winter.

Active Adventures is celebrating the launch of the trans-Tasman bubble next week with four shiny New Zealand winter itineraries for Aussie to get excited about this winter.

Kiwi-operated Active Adventures has today announced the launch of four
new winter trips – including its first-ever ski adventure package.

The news comes just following the announcement of the Trans-Tasman bubble reopening from 19th April, with Aussies dusting off their passports for that first long-awaited trip back to New Zealand.

“We are excited to announce the launch of our four new winter itineraries, especially at a time when Australians can actually make solid plans to travel to New Zealand,”

Wendy Van Lieshout, Active Adventures CEO

Titled Powder Days, Totara, Ponga, and Gecko, the new itineraries include ski field adventures, hikes through the national parks of the South Island, lush green rainforest in Fiordland, west coast explorations – all with creature comforts intact.

Let’s take a look at the new trips in more detail:

Powder Days – New Zealand Ski Adventure

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Skiing at Mt Hutt

What better way to experience New Zealand in the winter months, than with a ski trip with the best ski fields on the South Island!

From the wide-open terrain of Mount Hutt, to the valley views of the Southern Alps from the Ohau ski field, and all the way down to NZ’s ultimate winter playground at Cardrona, this 5-day adventure packs in plenty of time on the snow as well as the opportunity to hike near the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, Aoraki Mount Cook.

  • Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Length of trip: 5 days
  • Activity level: 3
  • Activity: Skiing
  • Cost: $3499pp

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Totara – South Island National Parks Explorer

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Visit the South Island during New Zealand’s winter months to hike quiet trails under crisp blue skies. You’ll be surrounded by stunning snow-clad mountains on this hiking adventure, and the maritime climate offers relatively mild winters.

Listen to the rumbling of avalanches in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, try to spot the birdlife on the Kepler Track, and be mesmerised by Milford Sound’s countless waterfalls.

  • Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Length of trip: 8 days
  • Activity level: 3-4
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Cost: $6299pp

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Ponga – Great Walks of Fiordland

This is a bucket list hiking trip where you need not forego any creature comforts.

From the lush forest of the Milford Track to standing at the top of the Great Divide, separating east and west flowing rivers on the Routeburn Track, and the ancient Beech forest on the Kepler Track, you’ll sample the best of the Great Walks, along with cruising both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

All of these walks are located in the Fiordland National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage area with mystical coves and dense temperate rainforest.

  • Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Length of trip: 4 days
  • Activity level: 2-3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Cost: $3999pp

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Gecko – West Coast Adventure

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This trip will see you exploring the most beautiful, famous and little-known places on the West Coast of the South Island – from temperate rainforest to tidal lagoons.

So take your time to explore along the way and soak it all in. Snow-capped peaks, panoramic ocean views, beaches, towering waterfalls, interesting rock formations… mmmm yes, please!

  • Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Length of trip: 5 days
  • Activity level: 2-3
  • Activity: Comfort focused
  • Cost: $3799pp

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Peace of mind when booking

Active Adventures

Aussies can book an Active Adventures trip in the comfort of there being additional assurance. This includes flexible conditions such as re-booking of trips or future trip credit provided if, within 30 days of departure, the government imposes COVID-19 restrictions.

Credit will be valid on any Active Adventures departure in New Zealand, Australia or overseas until 31 December 2022.

Also, Aussie travellers booking any Active Adventures trips from now until December 31 2023, can purchase $250 worth of Active Adventures travel vouchers, and will receive double the amount ($500) in value.

A reminder for travel agents – when you sell Active Adventure tours, you will receive a streamlined, end-to-end experience, competitive commission rates, a direct in-house point of contact, a robust health and safety plan plus a ‘Your Client for Life’ motto so in the event that a client books a future trip direct via Active Adventures, the original travel booking agent will secure the commission.

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