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Walk softly and carry a big paddle.


New Zealand is the land for the active traveler, and Black Sheep tours specialize in taking you beyond the tour bus window in a variety of ways:

Our all-inclusive Experience Tours offer a huge range of activities to cater to your diverse interests. They are chosen to enrich your encounters with nature, to highlight the distinct regions through which you'll pass, and to expose you to new, exciting experiences.

Depending on the experience package you choose, you can explore the tranquil coastline of the Abel Tasman in a sea kayak, sail the stunning blue waters of the Bay of Islands in a tall sailing ship, fly over awe-inspiring glaciers, soak in your own natural hot pool on the beach, jet boat through narrow canyons, spend a sunny afternoon tasting New Zealand's award-winning wines, cruise in breathtaking Fiordland, swim with fur seals, drift through caves magically alight with glow worms, explore volcanic craters, and much more. Or you can just relax in your luxury accommodations while enjoying your favorite book.

While some activities are physically stimulating, none of them require more than a reasonable level of physical fitness and are lead by experienced guides to ensure your enjoyment and safety.

Our Self-drive Tours allow you to customize your trip with a huge range of optional activities, including those above. Choose from time-tested favourites, or let us know your special interest. These can be booked in advance to ensure your space, or left as optional for you to manage from the road.

Of course, on our Private Tours, you can include any activities that reflect your particular passions, be they golfing, fly fishing, birdwatching, photography, wine tasting, gliding, horse riding--whatever you fancy!