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Make Rock Climbing Fun

Just 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity every day, improves concentration and soci...

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Stress-free Travel

6 Tips for stress-free travel with your friends   Have you ever had the urge to go on holiday with f...

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How to train for hiking

A multi-day hiking trip can be the adventure of a lifetime. Hiking for days on end enables you to ex...

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Top 5 Payment Options While Travelling Internationally

Easily one of the most overlooked aspects of travelling overseas is how you will pay for things.  Wh...

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Our guide to Christchurch

Staying in Christchurch for a day, for a month or even all year long and no ideas of what you can do...

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5 Clever Tricks to Take Your Camp Cooking to the Next Level

Unless you are Al Brown, chances are you are often left baffled when it comes to deciding on what fo...

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Top 15 Adventure Quotes

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. The team here a...

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Affordable beach holidays that aren’t the Gold Coast

You need a beach holiday, somewhere warm where you can relax, go snorkelling, read your book on the ...

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The best places in New Zealand for a kid-friendly family holiday

The summer holidays are over and the kids are back to school, but you know those Easter holidays rol...

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Kids Love Cycling Too

Kids Love Cycling Holidays Too!New Zealand has gone cycling mad, with cycling now the fastest growin...

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Top 5 Treks in Peru

Peru is not only a country offering some of the best sites and activities for travellers of all kind...

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6 amazing creatures that you can find in New Zealand

Thanks to the late arrival of humans, the wildlife of New Zealand had a lot of time to flourish. Thi...

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14 amazing birds that you can find in New Zealand

New Zealand is a wonderful country that boasts many natural wonders and an array of breathtaking sce...

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Huayhuash Trek listed Unordinary Trip of the Month!

Fellow travellers! We are excited to announce that our​ ​Huayhuash​ ​Trek​ has been declared an​ ​Un...

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How to Get the Most Out Of Your trip to New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the most breathtaking scenery. If there’s any truth to the saying that your ...

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Top 10 Outdoor Activities in New Zealand

 New Zealand might seem like a small country, but its rich bounty of natural reserves and idyllic sc...

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New Zealand Coffees

Long black or Americano? As travelers we know that coffees have different names in different countri...

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Trail Running Safety Tips

Do you enjoy trail running? Here are five simple tips to think about before and during your run in t...

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Trekking in the Andes

Every wilderness adventure is different, every hiking route has its own character, and every camping...

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Environmental Care Code

Whilst hiking and travelling around New Zealand's it is important to follow a few simple steps to he...

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Outdoor Safety Code

Preparation is as important as the experience when you are going on a hike. Here are a few simple st...

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Taking care of your feet when hiking

About to go on a hike? Taking care of your feet when hiking is an essential part of being a hiker. W...

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Surviving a long-haul flight

Surviving a Long Haul Flight (for example to New Zealand) Unless you’re coming from Australia or the...

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Beginners Guide to Hiking

 There is a great difference between hiking and walking.  This should be clearly understood as prepa...

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New App for Exploring the Outdoors

If you like staying ahead of the pack and discovering new apps before your mates then check out one ...

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Machu Picchu

Dan, our Operations Manager (and my husband), has just returned from hosting our Huayhuash Trek in P...

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Camping at Great Salt Lake

We are currently working on an exciting multi-day mountain biking trip throughout Colorado and with ...

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What to look for when buying a GPS

A GPS unit gives you essential information about where you are, where you have been and ultimately w...

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The New Zealand Cycle Trail

Cycling around the world is growing rapidly in popularity. It is no longer an activity only for lycr...

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A closer look at our team

Have you ever wondered what we actually look like and what we do when we are not in the office? Watc...

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Packing list for long mountain bike rides

There is nothing worse than organising a ride into the backcountry and you experience a mechanical o...

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Mountaineering in Mt Cook National Park

I summited Kaitiaki Peak (2222m)  I am now a “mountaineer”.Finding myself kitted out with crampons, ...

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Preparing for The Pioneer Race

The Pioneer is a mountain bike stage race that is brutal – stunning scenery but brutal none the less...

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A guide to help you prepare for your trek overseas

Here are a few important tips to help you prepare for international travel and joining a trek overse...

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Musings on Australia's Wilderness

Active Earth Adventures Director Malcolm spends a month living in Taree (rural New South Wales) a co...

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Top swimming spots in New Zealand

Our top swimming spots for New Zealand... (In no particular order) Taupiri Bay, NorthlandThe magical...

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Classic quotes we rather like...

Be inspired by these classic quotes "It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good imp...

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9 weeks immersed in Alaska wilderness

Alaska's wildernessRemote wilderness, towering mountains, never-ending glaciers and the feeling that...

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Eyeballs, Mare's Milk & Bear Poo

Dinner time, I gently prised the eyeball from its socket with my fork, but it comes out surprisingly...

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Our Guide to Auckland

Active Earth Adventures put together a detailed list of 'things to do' in Auckland. Now you will def...

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New Zealand's Natural World

New Zealand bridges a very active piece of the earth. New Zealand's natural world is governed by pro...

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Where To Stay in New Zealand

Want to know where to stay in New Zealand?Do you need to book? Guides can book hostel (single/twin/d...

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Travel Tools

The links listed below are the travel tools that we actually use when we travel New Zealand plus a c...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read on to discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers.Do...

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Staying Healthy

Here is some great advise for staying healthy on Active Earth Adventures' tours.Where’s the shower?O...

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General New Zealand Information

How big is New Zealand?New Zealand stretches 1600 kilometres (1000 miles) from north to south. It co...

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Your Tour Guides

Meet Your Tour Guides.It is fair to say that a tour guide can make or break a trip, which is why we ...

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A ghost has awoken - Old Ghost Road

Biking the Old Ghost Road on their 10 year anniversary.There has to be some reward for ten years! My...

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Why Greenland?!

What is the world's largest island? Greenland!It is also the country with the lowest population dens...

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Top 6 free Apps for Mountain Bikers

There is an app for everything and mountain biking is no different.We gave you our Top 10 Travel App...

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Hiking into New Zealand's folklore

Explore New Zealand’s National ParksDiscover more than just rivers, wilderness and high mountains ta...

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Biking – Whizzing Weka style

"Of all the roads you choose in life, make sure some of them are dirt" - Anon. It’s a drive I know w...

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Best Films and Books From New Zealand

What New Zealand films are out there? New Zealand has featured in several big budget movie productio...