Each tour you'll find on this website has a list of 'What To Bring' items noted in the left hand column of the tour page.

There will be different requirements of what to take on tour depending on the time of year you are travelling New Zealand. Here is a little guide of the top 5 things to bring with you on every trip.


1. HAT

When you go on a tour you'll probably spend as much time outside as inside. Being outside in New Zealand in the summer means hot days, with a harsh sun and high ultra violet (UV) conditions. A hat will give you the most protection. If you are travelling New Zealand in the winter then you will need a wooly hat to keep you warm. 


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In New Zealand during the summer and winter the suns rays can be strong. with so much time spent outdoors on our trips we recommend you wear sunscreen everyday.

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All of the tours have achievable walks for all travellers with good levels of fitness. You don't need big solid hiking boots, just something with good grip and support. Hybrid-style running shoes with a higher ankle support are usually fine. While the walks might involve steps and steep climbs, they are usually not sustained efforts.


Its important to keep hydrated while travelling and doing lots of walks. Take e water bottle with you in your day bag and fill it up as often as you can.

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No point travelling somewhere and then just trying to remember afterward everywhere you went and everything you did. Keep the memories alive with photos. Camera phones are getting so much better but a dedicated camera will give you more options, especially when the light is poor or the landscape vast. And if your camera is power hungry consider carrying rechargeable or spare batteries. You'll often be a long way from a specialist camera shop or where batteries can be purchased cheaply.

Tours to get you there

Bike rides along amazing landscapes

9 Day Southern Light Christchurch to Queenstown Tour

Explore the lesser known spots that other tour groups don't visit. Whether it's a secret glow-worm walk at night, a lush rainforest-fringed pool for a dip, a bike ride along deserted roads hugging the coast or a local cafe that serves quite possibly the best muffins in New Zealand.

Explore more of NZ’s best National Parks

27 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour

Quite possibly the best thing you can do in New Zealand. Grab life with both hands on this in depth, all-points covered action and adventure wilderness experience. This trip guarantees to show you the best of the North and South Island and the experience of a lifetime. .