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Founded from a deep passion for the kiwi outdoors, and an intense desire to share it with others.

Akaroa walk

The Akaroa Walk is an icon among New Zealand walking tours and was Tuataras first ever trip. It remains a … Read more

Why people visit and revisit New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and offers a wide range of attractions and activities … Read more

How To… Train Pre Tour

It Is Not a Race! The whole idea about our tours is to experience nature, take in the sights and … Read more

New Zealand… Guided or Unguided Tours?

Going Guided Well appointed comfortable accommodation Comfortable beds Hot showers Meals provided Travel provided Small day-packs Knowledgable guides Safety is … Read more

New Zealand… History

New Zealand’s Tangata Whenua (People of the Land) New Zealand’s indigenous people came from tropical Polynesia more than 1000 years … Read more

New Zealand… Driving Distances

Driving Distances South Island North Island

New Zealand… Environmental Matters

New Zealand Environmental Care Code Toitu Te Whenua (Leave the land undisturbed) A growing number of people are enjoying outdoor … Read more

New Zealand… Health Considerations

Vaccinations No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.   Safety Precautions There are absolutely no dangerous or poisonous animals … Read more

New Zealand… Time Zones

At 12 noon (Standard Time) Wellington Note:- In the summer New Zealand uses Daylight Savings, and clocks are put forward one … Read more

New Zealand… Facts

Population: 5 Million Capital City: Wellington Largest City: Auckland (1.1million) Area: 270,534 sq km   New Zealand People People: 74% … Read more