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About Adventure Junkies
Adventure Junkies deliver 1-10 day guided adventure and adrenalin tours on the South Island of New Zealand. Our small group tour products cater to both extreme sports enthusiasts and families looking for softer adventure experiences. Experience safe, fun and professional tours with the adventure specialists since 2005.
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10 Day Adrenalin Tour. Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Climbing, Heli MTB & more.

This tour has been the #1 bucket list New Zealand adventure tour since 2005 and includes skydiving, bungy jumping, heli biking, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price! Also included are 10 nights of comfortable dbl/twin share ensuite accommodation in modern, centrally located 4* studio apartments, plus breakfast and lunch daily.

We deliver seamless, professional and fun once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ and our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous.

Our guides are experienced and 100% dedicated to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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10 Day Adventure Tour. Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Jet Boating & more.

This itinerary has been one of our signature adventure tours since 2005 and includes white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price!

We also include breakfast and lunch daily, plus 10 nights of modern, comfortable 4* ensuite apartments and motels throughout with prices based on twin/dbl sharing.

This amazing trip also includes free time in world-famous Queenstown and Wanaka for you to perfectly tailor your level of adventure and adrenalin.

Adventure Junkies deliver fun, seamless and professional once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ. Our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous.

Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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10 Day Explorer tour: Ziplines, Hikes, Canyoning, Kayaking, Rafting & Glaciers.

This tour has been the #1 bucket list New Zealand adventure tour since 2005 and includes skydiving, bungy jumping, heli biking, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price! Also included are 10 nights of comfortable dbl/twin share ensuite accommodation in modern, centrally located 4* studio apartments, plus breakfast and lunch daily.

We deliver seamless, professional and fun once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ and our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous.

Our guides are experienced and 100% dedicated to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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StephyBethy wrote a review Aug 2020
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Russ was such an awesome tour guide, very friendly and knowledgable of the area. Would highly recommend his tours. Thank you Russ, one of our highlights of our trip for sure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Responded Aug 11, 2020
Thanks so much for the great review, it was absolutely our pleasure and a lot of fun! Thank you for choosing Adventure Junkies and supporting local Queenstown businesses.
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AmyLynn1981 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Looking to partake in adventure activities with other rad people in the most spectacular of settings? Sign up for a tour with Adventure Junkies. The South Island is full of endless stunning lakes and mountains. With these as your backdrop, you can zip line, raft (class 5 rapids), hike, kayak, skydive, bungee jump, rock climb, jet boat and bike to your hearts content. The tour provides for a sufficient amount of free time to add on additional activities (which for me was mostly consuming massive amounts of the local wine, but also some small hikes). If you are from a big city like me, you’ll appreciate the stars, the fresh air, and the quiet. Russ, your stellar guide, is professional, accommodating and organized. His joyous attitude is infectious. He was always on time (if not early) and made sure that I was taken care of. As a solo female traveler, I felt safe at all times. All accommodations were clean and comfortable. Many have laundry available and one even had an outdoor hot tub. Russ brought us to charming spots for delicious breakfasts and lunches and always had recommendations for great places to grab post activity beers or dinner. On the drives between towns Russ will play some great tunes and teach you some fun facts about New Zealand. He will also play interpreter for any Kiwi terms/slang that you don’t know. I was heartbroken to say goodbye to NZ and will definitely be returning for another Adventure Junkies tour, regardless of the fact that it is completely across the world from my home.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TravelBug921 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California15 contributions
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I went on the 10 Day Explorer Trip and had a blast! I have been wanting to go to New Zealand for many years and take advantage of the amazing adventure and nature that New Zealand has to offer. How I came to choosing this trip over others: - I wanted to take a break from planning trips myself - enjoy someone else's expert knowledge of what the best things to do are, while also enjoy the carefree experience of not needing to worry about doing all the research/ making all the arrangements/renting a car and driving myself/ making adjustments for weather. - Being a solo traveler, I was also interested in joining a group tour where everyone in the group would be doing the same activities each day (vs. an a la carte-type trip where people have different levels of interest and split up and do separate activities each day). - This tour had the perfect level of adventure and activities for me - I am adventurous but not extreme... and if I felt like trying something more extreme, I had the option to add it. This trip perfectly had all the activities I love doing, plus a few extras that only New Zealand could offer for me to try. - I wanted a trip that had comfortable, nice hotels and dining options included - backpacking and camping were not something I wanted this time around. - This trip really did check off all my boxes and I'm so extremely happy I chose this tour over others. My tour was designed and lead by Russ, the owner and an avid world traveler himself. He clearly loves his job - he's passionate about New Zealand and creating an amazing experience for the group. I believe that he designed a perfectly balanced trip (between adventure activities, road tripping, relaxing, eating, time with the group, and down time for yourself) probably because he has done so much traveling himself. Each day was always full of fun, excitement and socializing, but also enough time to unwind or get some shopping or laundry done too. He really has thought about what travelers need every step of the way and tailors any specific needs or desires to each individual trip. The warnings about temperamental weather are true - we did experience two weather-preventing days, but Russ had several back up plan options for us to choose from when we were rained out of the original plan... and they were also fun, adventurous and fantastic. He is an excellent tour guide - keeping the energy fun and excited but also chill and relaxed. He was reliable, punctual, knowledgeable, and calm and reassuring when we had to use a back up plan - keeping my trip stress free and fun. I can't say enough about my trip to New Zealand. I had the time of my life and I can't wait to do more. The entire South Island looks like a continuous National Park - the nature and incredible scenery is something you just have to see for yourself - breathtaking at every turn. And instead of just seeing it, get out there and engage and enjoy it with adventurous activities! This trip really jump started my life and my love for being active and traveling the world. I would come back and do another one of the Adventure Junkies trips in a heartbeat and hope you do too! Believe me, you’ll have a blast!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Jan 23, 2020
WOW!! Thank you for such an incredible review of your 10 day NZ Explorer tour with us. We just love that you loved this trip so much and really appreciate that you have taken the time to share your thoughts in detail with the TripAdvisor community. We are very proud of our tour itineraries and simply love sharing New Zealand with adventure hungry travellers like yourself. It is an incredible back yard that we have and you're so right when you say that the entire South Island is like a continuous National Park, that is a great way of putting it! A great deal of time and consideration is taken when our trips are conceived and crafted as we are not only striving to produce tours that are full of adventure, fun and hassle free for our clients, but also comfortable and relaxing at the same time. Tours in New Zealand don't come much more adventurous than ours and so we believe that including good food, good rest and managing travel times are also a big part of striking that perfect balance. It's therefore always great to know that we've hit the mark with our itinerary so thank you once again for taking the time to pass your thoughts on and giving us such a glowing review. It was certainly our pleasure to spend 10 days showing you some of the best South Island locations from Queenstown all the way up to Abel Tasman National park and beyond, what an incredibly fun trip with so many amazing activities and laughs along the way. Thanks for being a big part of such a memorable tour, we'd love to host you again and show you more awesome locations and adventures here in NZ!
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elmirz wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our Adventure Junkies 10 day tour of the South Island was amazing despite some rare not so amazing weather conditions. Our guide, Russ, made sure the weather didn’t stop us from seeing the breath taking views of the South Island. He handled everything so my travel partner and I didn’t need to worry about a thing. All breakfasts and lunches were delicious, clean and could meet any dietary restrictions. All lodging accommodations were comfortable, central and clean. Transportation was always prompt, clean and safe, equipped with a great Spotify playlist. During the days there was never a dull moment, our itinerary was packed with premium and immersive activities including hikes on trails that weren’t crowded with amazing views. Russ is a phenomenal guide, his love of NZ shows in his passion for sharing sights, experiences and laughs. He really made this a trip of a lifetime. Although I was traveling with a friend, Adventure Junkies would be an amazing solo travel, couples and even family trip. I highly recommend an Adventure Junkies trip to anyone looking to explore New Zealand. I’m trying to get myself out there again in the future for another tour 🤙🏽
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from AdventureJunkies, Owner at Adventure Junkies
Responded Dec 27, 2019
Thank you for the amazing review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your 10 Day NZ Explorer tour and the brand new South Island route that we created to work in with the crazy weather disruptions! This was a really great 10 day trip and an absolute pleasure to guide with so many incredible adventures and laughs shared. We would absolutely love to see you back here and share more amazing times with you in New Zealand. Thank you very much for choosing Adventure Junkies :)
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RobETravel wrote a review Nov 2019
San Clemente, California102 contributions26 helpful votes
I would not hesitate to book this trip. Russ our guide was wonderful. He arrived on time and everything was timed perfectly. The helicopter tour, jet boats, great lunch in Town ( and my Vegan was happy) . Transport was perfect with a lot of room. Thank you so much for a great day,
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Response from AdventureJunkies, Owner at Adventure Junkies
Responded Dec 3, 2019
You're very welcome Rob, thank you for the great review it's much appreciated. It was definitely our pleasure to show you guys some of the highlights of this amazing Queenstown area that we call home, what an amazing day we had too! Thanks for the company and once again for your review.
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