New Zealand Adventure Tours
New Zealand, our home, and where we draw our quest for adventure. Renowned for breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, it stands as THE destination for unparalleled adventure.
Nestled in the heart of the Pacific, our island nation boasts an array of natural wonders, from the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the pristine beaches that adorn our northern coastline. Explore the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, where geysers and hot springs paint an otherworldly landscape or immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the South Island’s West Coast.
Whether you seek adventure, natural beauty, or culture, New Zealand has it all. It’s no wonder that our island nation consistently ranks as one of the world’s top travel destinations, making it an ideal place to explore and create unforgettable memories.
12 Day South Island Adventure
Discover our Signature trip here in New Zealand. Delve into the Southern Alps, marvel at ancient rainforests, and explore the dramatic coastline. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of mirror-like lakes, venture to pristine beaches, and hike through untouched beech forests. Encounter the adventure hub of Queenstown, witness the grandeur of Milford Sound, and explore the picturesque village of Glenorchy.
12 Days – Activity Level: Moderate
7 Day South Island Adventure
Embark on a 7-day odyssey through New Zealand’s South Island, where each day unfolds a new chapter of natural wonders and thrilling escapades. From the majestic Arthur’s Pass to the serene Okarito Sea, glacier hiking adventures to scenic flights over Milford Sound, this journey promises an unparalleled experience of New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes.
7 Days – Activity Level: Moderate
7 Day North Island Adventure
Discover the cultural heart of New Zealand on a captivating journey through the North Island. In just 7 days, traverse from the geothermal marvels of Rotorua to the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, weaving through ancient forests and cultural landmarks. Dive into the Maori legends, explore vibrant cities, and witness the diverse beauty that defines the North Island’s charm.
7 Days – Activity Level: Moderate
Embark on a thrilling journey through New Zealand’s South Island, exploring the majesty of Arthur’s Pass and the enchanting Devils Punchbowl. Glide through the serene waters of Okarito with an unforgettable sea kayaking experience. Conquer the glaciers with a hiking adventure and savor breathtaking views on a scenic flight to Milford Sound. Cruise through Fiordland National Park’s awe-inspiring landscapes and find adrenaline-packed activities at the Queenstown Adventure Hub.
Christchurch City Exploration
Begin your adventure in Christchurch, a city reborn from adversity. Immerse yourself in its modern vibrancy, dotted with exciting eateries, galleries, and squares, providing a perfect start to your Kiwi experience.
Boulder Wonderland - Castle Hill
Marvel at the surreal boulder formations of Castle Hill. Massive limestone structures, shaped by erosion, create a unique landscape, offering a glimpse into the forces that shape the South Island’s geography.
Coastal Rainforest Hike - Punakaiki
Embark on a mesmerizing hike through the Pororari River Gorge, winding between dramatic limestone cliffs and ancient rainforest. Discover the famous Pancake Rocks and explore the pristine coastal beauty of Punakaiki.
Kayaking and Hiking - Okarito Lagoon
Navigate the tranquil waters of Okarito Lagoon in sea kayaks, surrounded by the Southern Alps. Hike to the Okarito Trig for panoramic views, including the native white heron colony, creating memories amidst untouched nature.
Mirror Lake Magic - Lake Matheson
Take a reflective journey around Lake Matheson, nestled in native forest. Encounter stunning mountain reflections, providing an enchanting backdrop to this scenic trail.
Hidden Gem - Blue Valley Hike
Venture into the secluded Blue Valley, a lesser-known gem. Traverse beech forests, cross swing bridges, and revel in an alpine basin framed by snow-capped peaks, a pristine wilderness away from the crowds.
Adventure Capital - Queenstown
Enjoy a free day in Queenstown, the adventure capital. Options abound, from adrenaline-pumping activities to leisurely explorations. Your guides will share their favorite spots, ensuring an unforgettable day.
Milford Sound Aerial Adventure
Opt for a scenic flight and cruise in Milford Sound, witnessing the grandeur of Fiordland National Park. Soar over mountains and fjords, cruise the length of Milford Sound, and return with a breathtaking aerial view of the Southern Alps.
Glenorchy Exploration - Glacier Burn Hike
Experience the tranquility of Glenorchy and embark on a steep hike through native beech forest to the Glacier Basin. Enjoy lunch amidst stunning views of the Humboldt Mountains, creating a picturesque end to the hike.
Mount Crichton Loop Trail - Lindis Pass Drive
Choose to hike the Mount Crichton Loop Trail, delving into New Zealand’s gold rush history. Drive over the iconic Lindis Pass, taking in the Southern Alps views as you journey towards Lake Ohau.
Temple Valley Serenity
Discover the Temple Valley, a lesser-known trail. Wander through ancient beech forests, unveil an alpine amphitheater, and savor a well-deserved drink at Ohau Lodge, surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.
Aoraki National Park Majesty
Conclude your adventure in Aoraki National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest peaks. Hike to Hooker Lake, witnessing icebergs and the towering Aoraki. Celebrate your journey with a final dinner in the charming town of Fairlie.
Uncover the cultural heart of New Zealand in Rotorua and set out on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for unparalleled views. Hike through historic trails like the Old Coach Road, marvel at Taranaki Falls, and explore the tranquil Lake Rotopounamu. Immerse yourself in the ancient Puerora Forest and conquer the summit of Mount Titiraupenga. Enjoy a free day for personalized adventures in Rotorua, with options like rafting, zip-lining, or a Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Conclude this remarkable journey with a farewell dinner in the vibrant city center.
Rotorua Cultural Experience
Begin your journey in Rotorua, the cultural heart of New Zealand, and immerse yourself in its rich heritage.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Embark on one of the world’s greatest one-day hikes, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, through diverse landscapes.
Old Coach Road Hike
Discover New Zealand’s rail heritage on the iconic Old Coach Road hike, featuring viaducts, tunnels, and picturesque landscapes.
Taranaki Falls Exploration
Hike to the stunning Taranaki Falls, a 20-meter cascade over an old lava flow, surrounded by alpine meadows and beech forest.
Lake Rotopounamu Discovery
Experience the unique ecosystem around Lake Rotopounamu, nestled in an old volcanic mountain, surrounded by lush forest.
Puerora Forest Adventure
Trek through the ancient Puerora Forest, revealing towering podocarp trees and culminating at the summit of Mount Titiraupenga.
Rotorua Free Day
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, indulging in a myriad of adventure or leisure activities, from rafting to exploring the Hobbiton movie set.
Meet Our Guides
At The Conqueror Adventures, our journey is led by the passionate and experienced individuals who have an unwavering love for the great outdoors. These are the adventurers who guide you through rugged landscapes, lead you to hidden gems, and share their profound knowledge of the destinations we explore.
In this section, we invite you to meet our guides, the heartbeat of our hiking tours. These individuals are more than just experts; they are passionate storytellers, nature enthusiasts, and cultural interpreters. They bring the landscapes to life, adding a layer of depth to your adventure that can’t be found in guidebooks.
Their stories, insights, and profound love for the destinations they explore are integral to the exceptional experiences we provide. Get to know the adventurers who will be your companions on the trail, leading you through extraordinary journeys filled with discovery, camaraderie, and the joy of exploration.
Founder, Guide & CEO
Founder and boss, Phil is at his best when he’s leading a group. He has spent his entire working life, leading and designing adventures in almost every continent in the world. It’s just in his blood and he’ll never give it up. You’ll still find Phil leading trips in Italy, Nepal, and New Zealand which is his home. Phil loves whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing and mountain biking in his free time.
“I’ve done a tonne of guided trips in my time, and traveling with Phil was by far, THE best and most fulfilling experience I’ve had – he was genuine, attentive and clearly loves what he does.”
Ed Stone, USA – June 2016
Dylan is an enthusiastic young hiking addict who takes a particular interest in the North Island. His side hustle is landscape, outdoor and travel photography. To say he’s handy with a lens or two is an understatement.
Check out his considerable talent here – https://www.dylanarthur.com/
“Dylan was a wealth of information on the flora and fauna. More than that, he was our can-do leader, inspiring us at every step of the trail and every day on our trip!”
Katharine Chiu, USA – November 2022
Mike is 2 time former Olympian and world renowned adventurer, having embarked on expeditions to the far reaches of the globe, including Angola, Pakistan and recently a ski expedition to the South Pole. New Zealand is his first love though, and he’s right at home guiding in the South Island where he first developed his love of the outdoors. There’s nothing he can’t handle!
Brad is a hiking veteran with over 21 years experience in the New Zealand’s outdoors. Originally trained as a whitewater rafting guide, Brad made the switch to trail adventures early and has never looked back. He’s quick with an interesting story about our native New Zealand flora and fauna and loves his 80’s pop culture and vintage Star Wars memorabilia.
Hamish comes from the same breed that almost all our guides come from. Originally a river guide and expedition kayaker, Hamish has been a guide and adventurer his whole working life and knows our wilderness areas like the back of his hand. He has SO many stories of great adventures he’s led and been a team member of. You’re in THE best hands with Hamish!
I loved this trip! The guides and the pre-trip service made the experience even more memorable. I’m already on getting on the next adventure with them. Excellent all around!!
If you crave activity and adventure, views you have to earn and a little education along the way – book now! You won’t regret it. All the guesswork taken care of. No need to stress over how you’ll get around, where you should stay, etc. I truly had the time of my life on this trip. Comfortable accommodations, spectacular food, an incredible guide, and fellow conquerors. I look forward to future adventures with this incredible organization!
This is a once in a lifetime experience. I will remember it forever. I think the team does a fantastic job of organising, encouraging and inspiring you to keep going. I can’t wait to do another trip with Conqueror Adventures. I’ve come out of it inspired, motivated and yearning for more. I also made two wonderful friends I will cherish forever.
Why Travel With The Conqueror Adventures
When it comes to embarking on extraordinary journeys, you have a choice. So why choose The Conqueror Adventures? Our unwavering commitment to redefining adventure travel sets us apart. We don’t just offer hiking tours; we offer experiences that challenge limits, ignite curiosity, and foster meaningful connections.
Our meticulously crafted adventures are designed to leave a profound and lasting impact, pushing you to step boldly into the uncharted. Discover why adventurers around the world choose to explore with us, and join our global community of explorers, wanderers, and adventure enthusiasts. Your extraordinary journey starts here.