New Zealand solo tours

No one to discover New Zealand’s natural beauty with? No problem

Forget wandering on your own. Embark on a New Zealand solo tour and meet a bunch of ready-made friends all itching to explore this country’s incredible landscapes just as much as you. Bond over conquering the Tongariro crossing, take selfies in front of the majestic Mt Cook, get ready for a night out in Wellington, or jump into epic adventures in Queenstown (did someone say tandem swing?). You'll leave New Zealand not only with unforgettable memories, but also life-long connections. 

Our New Zealand solo tours

Highlights

Couple standing on a sailboat with Mitre Peak in the background on a bight sunny day, Milford Sound
Go on a Milford Sound cruise

Milford Sound is one of those extraordinary places you wish you could spend more time in the second you catch a glimpse of its towering peaks and mirror-like waters. Sleep on a purpose-built vessel and bask in its beauty at your leisure. Stare in awe at the scenery all around before swapping stories with your fellow travellers over a delicious three-course dinner. 

New Zealand South Island Adventure
Franz Josef Glacier,  New Zealand
Hike the Franz Josef glacier

Embark on a self-guided walk to one of the steepest glaciers in New Zealand. Whether you opt for the add-on activities of kayaking or heli-hiking or simply want to spend time in this icy wonderland, this is one natural wonder you’ll want to write home about. 

New Zealand South Island Express
Punahou Geyser,  New Zealand
Marvel at epic geothermal wonders

From wandering around Rotorua’s Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley in search of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest geyser to dipping your feet in mud pools and hot springs while sniffing at the unmistakable scent of sulphur in the air, New Zealand is a geothermal wonderland waiting to be explored. And the best thing about joining a small group tour? You don’t have to do it alone. 

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Whaganui River,  New Zealand
Canoe down the Whanganui River

Jump into your North Island adventure feet-first by canoeing down the Whanganui River. While no one’s making you paddle the full 290km, you can relax knowing you can set your own leisurely pace and take in the breathtaking natural sights as they unfold around you in peace and quiet.

Tips for solo travellers

Embrace local

It pays to learn a little bit of the local language wherever you go and you should always consider the country’s dress code when picking out what to wear. In many places, you maybe be expected to dress modestly and cover up exposed skin so consider packing a sarong or light scarf to cover exposed shoulders, along with a long skirt or trousers. Whether you agree with it or not, it’s respectful (and smart) to follow the local style.

Plan ahead

When you’re out and about being all adventure-y, just keep an eye on the sunset. Try to avoid catching public transport after dark when you’re on your own, especially if you’re carrying your suitcase/backpack/fancy camera/map (it kind of screams ‘tourist’). Travelling with a group is a smart move for any traveller; it’s always good to have people around who’ve got your back.

#staysafe

Social media may be the doom of mankind and rational thought as we know it, but it can be useful, even as a safety tool. Your friends and family are now privy to a minute-by-minute update of your whereabouts, regardless of where you are in the world. Before you leave home, give your friends/family a social media heads-up: ‘If I don’t post a sunset selfie for five days straight, get in touch and see if I’m okay.’

Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 224 reviews submitted.
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Walk New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track

Michael · Traveled April 2024
Stunning, beautiful 3 day hike through the Marlborough Sound. Accommodation is warm and cosy, boat transfers easily conducted and you leave with a greater appreciation of the utter sereneness that is New Zealand. Also, so many birds to see!
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

Alan · Traveled April 2024
Intrepid-Trips & Tramps "Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park" A wonderful way to taste the NZ Great Walks and the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand's Fiordland. Each day a different aspect of the region followed by a comfortable night in the lovely township of Te Anau. Great comradeship of a small group along with the fun of the Glow Worm cave, eBikes and a Jet boat. Many thanks to Rohann Mackrell of Trips & Tramps as a wonderful guide and for expertly show casing the region.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

New Zealand South Island Adventure

Stephen · Traveled April 2024
Great itinerary subject to weather conditions but terrific none the less.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Queenstown Southern Loop

Rosemary · Traveled March 2024
Excellent well paced introduction to the highlights of the South Island
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

Premium New Zealand North Island

Jenny · Traveled March 2024
This tour is a great mix of natural wonders, breathtaking scenery and culture. Island life, caves, hobbiton, catamaran cruising, volcanic landscapes, the trip has a lovely mix. It was well organised with the right mix of activities. Grant our tour leader was excellent. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and added so much more with his stories and humour. A great trip with a great bunch of people. Highly recommend visiting NZ.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

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