Queenstown, New Zealand (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Travel + Leisure magazine’s May 2013 issue features Active Adventures as the authority on hiking New Zealand in the “T + L Hiking Guide”. In the article by Bree Sposato, New Zealand-based adventure tour operator Active Adventures reveals their pick of five places readers should hike in New Zealand. The list includes the Tongariro Northern Circuit (also known as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing) and Waitomo Caves in the North Island as well as Abel Tasman, Westland and Fiordland National Parks in the South Island.
With 14 stunning national parks and an extensive network of trails connecting hundreds of mountain huts all well-maintained by the Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand truly is a hikers’ paradise. Remarkably, there are no snakes or dangerous animals to watch out for either while exploring the backcountry of New Zealand, at least on land, unlike its neighbour Australia.
“But it can be a bit overwhelming for visitors to choose where to go hiking in New Zealand,” says Jodi Narbey, a New Zealand destination expert at Active Adventures. “Our fully guided hiking adventures make it easy for them to experience the star attractions – as well as plenty of hidden gems – with legendary guides, home-cooked meals and small group sizes to really make the most of their time in New Zealand.”
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About Active Adventures:
Active Adventures is a New Zealand-based tour operator specializing in bucket list travel and small group adventures with unsurpassed personal service and attention to detail. In addition to New Zealand tours, they also run multi-activity tours in Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands as well as trekking tours in Nepal. Call Matthew or Jodi to discuss trips to New Zealand or to request a brochure for any of their destinations on 800.661.9073 (it’s free!).