Adventure awaits: Active experiences across Australia and New Zealand with A&K

Adventure awaits: Active experiences across Australia and New Zealand with A&K
September 2020

Over the last few months we've all put in a Herculean effort, playing our part to keep our communities safe by doing the one thing hardest for intrepid travellers. Staying still. 

Like you, we are ready to escape, to set out on explorations of expansive wilderness, physically challenge ourselves and get the heart pumping. Life on hold has fuelled a renewed vigour and appreciation for the epic landscapes that we are blessed with here in Australia and across the Tasman in New Zealand. This means abundant opportunity for truly invigorating adventure.   

Traipse through the forested wilds of New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing admiring the rich native landscape. Swim with the gentle giants of Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef. Pedal your way through New Zealand’s spectacular Nelson Tasman region. These are just some of the local adventures calling you back. Prepare to be enchanted all over again.   

It's almost time to explore. Be inspired by some of our active domestic adventures below, and start planning so you are travel ready when the time is right. 

Explore Nelson on a heli-cycle adventure  

Admire the wonders of Nelson’s Tasman Bay with a thrilling heli-tour, including the sacred Blue Lake, its waters known for being the clearest in the world. Follow with a bike ride to soak up the picturesque beauty on terra firma. An exhilarating mountaintop landing at 1525 metres above sea level is sure to get your heart racing, and cycling your way back to ground level will immerse you in the spectacular landscapes.

Queenstown Tesla Tour

Take a full day to explore the legendary landscapes of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, where you’ll enjoy short walks and a thrilling jetboat ride deep into the Mount Aspiring National Park offering an exciting immersion into the natural wonders. Make your way to this wanderer’s playground in style, privately escorted in a luxurious Tesla Model X.  

Indigenous Art Gallery Tour in Queensland

Fly over the magnificent rivers and vast landscapes of outback Queensland, landing on ancient sandstone escarpments and discovering some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Australia. Admire the ancient works in an outdoor gallery in the company of local icon and knowledgeable Kuku-Yalanji guide Johnny, who shares his local insights on a revelatory art immersion.

Northern Territory's Valley of the Winds Walk

Take an informative and invigorating wander through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park’s Valley of the Winds whose spiritual domes dot the rugged landscape. Led by a local guide, hike through this sacred area, where you will see a diverse range of flora, and learn about the history of this ancient region.

Swim with Whale Sharks, Western Australia 

The pristine Ningaloo Reef offers the chance to snorkel or scuba dive with the dazzling marine life of Australia’s western coast. From April to July, you may even get to swim alongside whale sharks, one of the largest known species of fish. Between August and October, spy humpback whales on their migration south to Antarctica. 

Tramp the Tongariro Alpine Crossing 

For some of the most dramatic landscapes you will ever see, lace up your walking shoes for a privately guided hike on The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park. This walk is renowned for its beautiful 'moon like' volcanic landscape, unusual geological features, and panoramic views. 

Looking for more adventure inspiration? A&K's 2021-22 Australia and New Zealand brochure is overflowing with adventurous experiences spanning each country coast to coast. Dive into the brochure on our website to start exploring.