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New Zealand Tours for Seniors

Explore New Zealand with other Seniors. These 90 tours include popular destinations like Queenstown and Auckland.

90 trips for 'over 50s' in New Zealand with 177 reviews

Highlights of New Zealand Tour

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Highlights of New Zealand

I had an amazing trip! The tour exceeded all my expectations. Absolutely no complaints. Dan, our guide and driver was wonderful. He was knowledgeable and made sure we got the most out of trip. He is perfect for his job, in that he kept us safe and got us everywhere we needed to go in a timely fashion. There was always something of interest for our group to do everyday. The Maori Village was a fantastic experience. Amazing to see Christchurch and their innovativeness since the earthquake. Modes of transportation were perfect, bus, train, and ferry. Accommodation was very good, as well. I definitely recommend this trip. New Zealand is absolutely, stunning beautiful. Thank you Dan for everything. You are one of the most genuinely kind people I’ve ever met.

Premium New Zealand North Island (8 destinations) Tour

Premium New Zealand North Island (8 destinations)

Summer did an excellent job guiding us around and telling us all about her home country.

New Zealand South Island Express Tour

New Zealand South Island Express

Callum was a fantastic tour guide he made our trip memorable beside the hickups he had to fix.

New Zealand\'s North Island Adventure (Southbound) Tour

New Zealand's North Island Adventure (Southbound)

Snowy, our guide was the best that could be. Safe in his hands. Real dincum n. Zealander. Beautiful country. Wish i lived there.

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  • Hiking & Trekking

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New Zealand – North Island Multisport Tour

New Zealand – North Island Multisport

all the points of the program could not be realized because of the bad weather and the unplanned change of the guide.

Southern Spectacular (10 Days) Tour

  • Coach / Bus

Southern Spectacular (10 Days)

Great itinerary and guide. Hotels and food excellent.
  • €100 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

New Zealand Journey National Geographic Journeys Tour

New Zealand Journey National Geographic Journeys

The beauty of the the country and the tour organization made it fantastic.

Southern Spotlight (9 Days) Tour

Southern Spotlight (9 Days)

Isobel was an outstanding tour guide, full of amazing and interesting information, funny, down to earth, a wonderful story teller, competent, organised, nice to everyone. We've done two other Trafalgar bus tours and she has been our favourite tour guide. Darrell was a superb bus driver, always calm, navigating different terrains and weather with ease. We felt 100% safe in his competent hands. I liked that so much of the good stuff was included in the tour, e.g. the cruise on Milford Sound, and the wonderful ferry ride and dinner on the farm in Queenstown. It was fast paced, but we did cover an incredible amount in 8 days.

New Zealand Panorama (7 Days) Tour

New Zealand Panorama (7 Days)

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The Endless Shores (8 Days) Tour

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The Endless Shores (8 Days)

Walking in New Zealand Tour

Walking in New Zealand

I had a great time in NZ. It was the kind of trip I would have designed on my own. I prefer traveling alone. Just getting on the road doing quick stops. Doing one or two night stands. No time to be bored. The walks and hikes were all unique and engaging. It was what I signed up for. Our guide Vaughan did a great job. Some felt we drove too much. I don’t agree. The road trip is the best way to see the country. We were brought to all the tourist spots, but I’m ok with that. Wish that the van could have been miked better so I could hear in the back when I sat there. Also regret not getting to Roy’s Peak in Wānaka, but that’s on me. A great memory. Highly recommended
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

The Southern Drift (12 Days) Tour

  • Food & Culinary

The Southern Drift (12 Days)

New Zealand Explorer Tour

New Zealand Explorer

Very good programme well balanced between visiting cities, coast outings, boat trips, and forests and lakes walk

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The tour guide was exceptional! The accommodations could have been better.
Great tour! We got to see so many places in such a short amount of time, and I had a great time. Made some friends during the whole time! Will be heading to see the North Island next year! I’m already looking forward to exploring! ??

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The 6 Best New Zealand Tours for Seniors (Over 40s, 50s & 60s)

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It’s time to reward yourself with that trip you’ve always dreamed of! What’s more, you don’t have to be young to enjoy New Zealand thanks to the array of New Zealand tours for seniors. Whether you prefer a luxury coach tour staying in indulgent accommodation or enjoy a more humble small-group tour with like-minded people, you’ll find a tour to suit in New Zealand. From tours for active seniors to relaxing yet enriching experiences, we’ll go through some of our favourite tours in this guide to the best New Zealand tours for over 50s and 60s.

While you’re here, you might also want to delve into The Best National Coach Tours in New Zealand . Plus, find out more about exploring by bus in Travel by Bus in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide .

5 Tips for Taking an Escorted Tour in New Zealand for Seniors

  • Allow a day or two before and after your tour for your travel time to New Zealand, as well as to get over the jet lag and rest before hitting the road
  • Pack light , but remember the necessities! Not only do you not want to be the person that everyone has to make room for, but you’ll especially want to remember to pack medication or any extra medication you might need – see 15 Essentials to Pack for New Zealand for tips
  • Take it easy – the great thing about New Zealand tours for seniors is that they are slow-paced and allow for free time, but don’t try to fill up every second. Take the time to rest and recuperate when you can
  • Use websites like TourRadar  to compare tour companies that specialise in tours for seniors
  • Be sure to budget for the meals that are not included in your tour – see How Much Does a Trip to New Zealand Cost?

MoaTrek – Kakapo 21 Day Tour

Showing visitors beautiful New Zealand since 1971, MoaTrek has matured from backpacker trips to running one of the best New Zealand tours for seniors . They still go to the same breathtaking locations and local highlights, being local themselves, but have swapped the tents and tins of beans for ultimate comfort at fabulous four-star hotels. MoaTrek’s most comprehensive tour is the 21-day Kakapo Tour, incorporating both the North and South Islands, as well as both the highlights you’ve heard about and hidden gems that hardly any other tours get to enjoy. If you don’t have time for their 21-day trip, MoaTrek also has 9-day and 17-day tours that are well worth investigating.

Tour Highlights

Tour Length: 21 days Age Range : 50+ year-olds Maximum Group Size : 18 Accommodation : Four-star hotels Meals : All breakfasts and four lunches


  • Hokianga Harbour
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Franz Josef
  • Christchurch

Find out more about this tour on the MoaTrek website .

AAT Kings – Northern Spotlight

Explore the best of the North Island with AAT Kings . The escorted Northern Spotlight tour for seniors starts in Auckland and ends in Wellington  taking you to highlights like a traditional Maori dinner and performance in Rotorua , a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves , and passing through the glorious scenery of the Tongariro National Park . AAT Kings makes your trip to the North Island easy with the airport transfers, some meals and comfortable coach transport included.

Tour Length: 8 days Age Range : 5-99-year-olds Maximum Group Size : 50 Accommodation : Hotels Meals : Seven breakfasts and four dinners

Find out more about this tour by comparing AAT Kings on Tourradar . For more week-long tours on the North Island, see The Best 7-Day North Island Tours .

Trafalgar – Contrasts of New Zealand

Get a taste of both the North Island and the South Island on the Contrasts of New Zealand tour with Trafalgar . The nine-day tour gets you to see the highlights of New Zealand at an easy pace, with experiences including a train journey through the Southern Alp s, a tour through the Waitomo Caves , a Maori cultural experience and a Kiwi farm experience. Along the way, you’ll be staying in four to five-star hotels and indulging in a variety of included meals. Note that there is a domestic flight on the itinerary between Rotorua and Queenstown.

Tour Length: 10 days Age Range : 5-99-year-olds Maximum Group Size : 50 Accommodation : Hotels Meals : Nine breakfasts, one lunch and six dinners

  • Milford Sound
  • Lake Tekapo

Find out more about this tour by comparing Trafalgar on Tourradar . Plus, see how this tour compares to other 10-day tours in   The 10 Best 10-12-Day Tours of New Zealand .

Intrepid Travel – New Zealand Northern Trail

A tour for the more active senior, the New Zealand Northern Trail takes you through the North Island. Intrepid Travel offers more affordable small-group tours of New Zealand with accommodation on a twin-share basis included, as well as some breakfasts and limited meals. All of the highlights are included, from volcanic landscapes to the Maori culture and everything in between all squeezed in. Plus, with not a huge passenger count yet plenty of opportunities to meet new and interesting travellers and locals, this bus tour offers the “just right” experience.

Tour Length: 10 days Age Range : 15-99-year-olds Maximum Group Size : 16 Accommodation : Hotels, motels and lodges Meals : Nine breakfasts and two dinners

Find out more about this tour and prices by comparing  Intrepid Travel on Tourradar . Plus, check out more tours from Auckland in  The 5 Best New Zealand Tours Starting from Auckland .

Luxury Gold – The Endless Shores

Providing an alternative way to explore the North Island of New Zealand, The Endless Shores tour with Luxury Gold starts in Wellington and ends in Auckland . Stay in luxury hotels with most meals and a glass of wine included on this 8-day tour, which takes you to the Hawke’s Bay wineries and to see a cultural performance in Rotorua . See more tours from Wellington in  The 6 Best New Zealand Tours Starting from Wellington .

Tour Length: 8 days Age Range : 5-99-year-olds Maximum Group Size : 40 Accommodation : Hotels Meals : Seven breakfasts and five dinners

  • Napier (Hawke’s Bay)

Find out more about this tour by comparing Luxury Gold on Tourradar . Plus, find more ways to travel in style in  The Luxury Travel Guide to New Zealand .

Inspiring Journeys – Inspiring New Zealand

Finally, to combine some sightseeing of the North Island with exploring the south of the South Island, consider the Inspiring New Zealand tour with Inspiring Journeys . The 10-day tour starts in Auckland , taking travellers of all ages on a small-group tour to experience the geothermal and Maori hub of Rotorua , then onto New Zealand’s capital, Wellington . You’ll then catch a flight to Queenstown (not included) where you’ll have the east of an airport transfer and the opportunity to cruise Doubtful Sound and explore Queenstown your own way. Tours also include luxury hotel accommodation, most meals and more.

Tour Length: 10 days Age Range : 12-99-year-olds Maximum Group Size : 20 Accommodation : Hotels Meals : Eight breakfasts, two lunches and six dinners

  • Doubtful Sound

Find out more about this tour by comparing Inspiring Journeys on Tourradar . See more tours on the South Island in The Best 10-12-Day Tours of the South Island .

More About Bus and Coach Tours of New Zealand for Seniors

That’s it for the best bus and coach tours of New Zealand for seniors. For more tours to compare them to, check out the following:

  • The Best National Bus Tours in New Zealand
  • The Best 20+ Days Tours of New Zealand
  • The Best National Coach Tours in New Zealand

Finally, compare all of your bus travel options in our complete guide, How to Travel by Bus in New Zealand .

The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

  • Tourism New Zealand (General travel advice - Updated [2024])
  • Immigration New Zealand (Visa and immigration advice - Updated [2024])
  • New Zealand Customs Service (Customs and Biosecurity - Updated [2024])
  • New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD online platform - Updated [2024])
  • Tiaki Promise (Care for people place and culture - Updated [2024])
  • Safe Travel (NZ travel advisories - Updated [2024])
  • Stats NZ (Statistics and travel data - Updated [2024])
  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Road and transport tips - Updated [2024])
  • DriveSafe (Road safety - Updated [2024])
  • Council websites and freedom camping maps (Local travel advice region by region - Updated [2024])
  • AdventureSmart (Know before you go - Update [2024])

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This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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New Zealand for Seniors

Roy Orbison wasn’t thinking about New Zealand seniors’ tours when he wrote “You Got It” but he could just as well have been because New Zealand really does have everything.

The relatively compact size of the country, ease of getting around, variety of landscapes and experiences, and laid-back approach to life make New Zealand an extremely popular choice for seniors.

Whether you’re in to food, wine, golf, beaches, horticulture, bird-watching, walking, railways, cruises, culture or history, with more variety than almost any other country, you’ll find what you’re looking for in New Zealand. In fact, “anything you want, anything at all, you got it!”

Whether you’re making a trip to celebrate a retirement, a 60 th or 70 th birthday, or simply because you’ve always wanted to, New Zealand is an incredible destination.

Here at Silver Fern Holidays we have some wonderful options for senior travel in New Zealand in the form of escorted tours. Of course, we mean ‘senior’ in the most modern sense; us older generations are younger than ever and just because we’re no longer in our youth, it doesn’t mean we don’t still yearn to travel and see the world. So let us explain how we can make your dream come true.

New Zealand Seniors Tours

Our unique Small Group Tours offer the ideal New Zealand vacation for seniors.

With a smaller group of fellow travellers, it’s easier to get to know everyone, and we do all we can to ensure you’re on board with like-minded people who will likely become good friends by the end of the trip. This is group travel at its most comfortable and welcoming. This enables us to cater for all interests, whether they are skiing down mountains or drinking fantastic new wines on the scenic South island, or exploring the glittering bays and coves of the North island– no two New Zealand tours for seniors are ever the same!

Our friendly driver-guides and local guides are there to show you the best of New Zealand and make sure you have the best time doing it. Taking a more informal approach than your typical ‘coach tours’, you’ll find they are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about their country and have the highest standards of safety and professionalism. And they’ll share plenty of laughs along the way too.

A smaller cohort means you still get to visit all of the sights, but in a more personal, tailored, fashion and we keep the itinerary flexible, so you have much more of an input into your trip. A unique blend of tour and tailor-made itinerary with a superb selection of accommodation along the way, our Small Group Tours are the most versatile coach tours for seniors New Zealand has to offer.

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Senior Travel in New Zealand with Our Tailormade Holidays

If you’d like more control over your trip, then take a look at our Tailormade Holidays . With this option you can select the destinations that interest you most, and together, we create your very own bespoke trip. You make the decisions and we arrange your coach, rail, boat, even self-drive travel, as well as pre-booking all accommodation and activities too.

With a tailormade holiday, New Zealand tours for active seniors couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is turn up!

Allow us to help you make your trip of a lifetime as fascinating, as fun and as stress-free as possible. Contact us today to start planning your dream 2021/2022 New Zealand holiday . Half the world away could be nearer than you think!

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You are never too old to travel New Zealand. Unleash your inner traveller with our amazing New Zealand tours for seniors.

We’ll depart Queenstown early to drive over the Lindis Pass and through the Mackenzie Country, past the vivid blue waters of Lake Pukaki on the way to our amazing stop at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. We’ve made this drive sound great but honestly - we reckon it’s one of the most stunning days you’ll have in the whole of NZ. We arrive in the early afternoon with time to do an optional experience like a boat tour on a glacial lake surrounded by snow capped alps (sounds epic? It is.) Alternatively we can check out the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre or do one of the many great short walks in the park. We would be remiss if we didn’t recommend the Hooker Valley track (weather dependent) which in our opinion is in the top 3 day walks in NZ. If it’s a clear night, head outside to experience one of the best stargazing spots in the country.

New Zealand is a beautiful country with plenty of sights to see and experiences to enjoy, and we know you want to enjoy it any every age. So for seniors looking for the best New Zealand tours for their needs we have the info for you. As we grow older, we often start to appreciate the beauty of the world around us more deeply. Traveling to new destinations, exploring different cultures, and experiencing new adventures can be incredibly fulfilling, regardless of age. New Zealand, with its breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and endless opportunities for adventure, is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. In this article, we’ll explore the best New Zealand tours for seniors.

New Zealand Tours for Over 50s:

Real Kiwi Adventures offers a range of New Zealand tours for over 50s that cater to different interests and travel styles. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed coach tour or an adventure-packed itinerary, there’s a tour that will suit your needs. Our small group tours are designed to provide an authentic Kiwi experience, with opportunities to meet locals, sample delicious food and wine, and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations.

We have many trips that are open age and specific trips that we recommend especially for those over 50. 

We specialize in fully guided coach tours for seniors in New Zealand.

These trips are perfect for you if your backpacking days are long over, we show you the best tours for seniors in New Zealand in this post.

We will look at North Island and South Island tours for seniors, N ew Zealand tours for over 50s,  Luxury coach tours for seniors, and also of course more adventure tours from Auckland to Christchurch for seniors. 

We want everywhere in NZ to be accessible for every age!

For those over 50, this stunning country offers the perfect combination of adventure, comfort, and relaxation, making it an ideal destination for a memorable holiday. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, there is something for everyone in New Zealand.

We will take a look at the best New Zealand tours for over 50s. Whether you’re looking for an active adventure or a leisurely trip, there is a tour package that will suit your interests and abilities. So, let’s dive in and start exploring the beauty of New Zealand.

“ We specialize in fully guided coach tours for seniors in New Zealand. “ Real Adventure Group

Couple walking in the forest. Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Reasons to visit New Zealand as a mature traveler.

Quality accommodation.

New Zealand is full of unique places to stay with amazing central locations to the beauty. On our tours we know you need to rest at the end of the day of adventure, so offer quality accommodation.

Comfortable transport

On our guided tours for those of all ages, we travel in a luxury coach. New Zealand is perfect for seniors as you can take a guided tour in a comfortable vehicle but still with an element of adventure. Hiking and exploring in New Zealand don’t have to be boring. We have hikes of all lengths and for all abilities on tour.

The New Zealand weather.

Who wants to be hiking and exploring in the full hot sun all day? The lovely thing about New Zealand is the cooler milder climate. We still have wonderful sunny days and opportunities to swim in the sea. But mostly the climate is more temperate. Perfect for those who get overheated when walking.

Incredible food and wine.

As mature travellers, we like the finer things in life! New Zealand is full of local fresh produce. And some of the best wines in the world.

A safe destination.

English is spoken throughout New Zealand and the country is very safe to travel in. Perfect for any age, but especially great for those over 50

Best New Zealand Tours for Seniors

We have small group tours for over 50s in New Zealand but they are still full of adventure, hiking, and activity.

If you’re a senior traveler, we believe you’re a fun-loving adventurer with experience. We have a trip for you, no matter who you are or why you’re visiting New Zealand. Whether you’re a baby boomer looking to explore your own country, a teacher from Europe on a summer break, or a couple in your 50s on an around-the-world trip, we want you to have an adventure!

We know that you don’t want a group tour with an uncomfortable bus, 18-30s on board with loud music and lots of partying. However, you still want to get off the beaten track and see the heart of New Zealand.

We offer an extra level of knowledge and education from our experienced tour guides to you as we know how keen you are to learn about where you are visiting.

Many seniors can often do more challenging hikes and walks than those in their 20s, so we want to make sure that our tours offer enough time for this activity!

New Zealand Coach Tours Seniors:

If you prefer a more relaxed pace and the comfort of a coach, our New Zealand coach tours for seniors are a great option. You’ll travel in comfort and style, with a knowledgeable local guide to show you the best of New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, cultural landmarks, and hidden gems. Our coach tours are fully escorted, with all accommodation, meals, and activities included, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

So, which are the best New Zealand tours for seniors? 

It really depends on your interests and travel style. If you love the great outdoors, our Milford Sound and Fiordland Explorer tour is a must-do. You’ll experience the beauty of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise, hike through ancient rainforests, and explore the stunning fiordland landscape.

If you’re more interested in New Zealand’s cultural heritage, our Maori Culture and Heritage tour is an excellent choice. You’ll visit historic Maori sites, learn about traditional Maori customs and beliefs, and enjoy a traditional hangi feast.

For those who want to combine adventure with relaxation, our North Island Adventure tour is a great option. You’ll experience the thrill of white water rafting and jet boating, hike through volcanic landscapes, and unwind in natural hot springs.

Tongariro Apline Crossing Ruapehu, New Zealand, Paul Abbitt

New Zealand tours for over 50s

Here at Real Kiwi Adventures we have a range of coach tours that are suitable for those over 50. We have put these together so you can get the most out of your trip to New Zealand. But don’t worry- they are still pretty adventurous! 

These tours have plenty of hiking and exploring on them day by day. As you traverse this stunning country you will have comfort at night staying in premium rooms in specially selected, quality hotels and boutique accommodations.

If you’re an active traveler over 50 and enjoy outdoor activities, New Zealand has plenty to offer. From majestic mountains to rolling hills and pristine lakes, there are endless opportunities for hiking, trekking, and adventure.

If you’re over 50 and looking for a more leisurely experience, New Zealand has plenty of options for you as well. From scenic drives and cultural tours to spa treatments and gourmet dining, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind.

Our professional, coach driver will chauffeur you through the magnificence of New Zealand’s countryside while in the company of a small group of people.

We have dedicated the time to researching the best options for our over 50’s travelers to ensure they get a great mix of cultural, historical, and natural scenery on all of our tours.

Our most popular tour for seniors wanting to explore as much of New Zealand as possible is our 16-Day Ultimate New Zealand Tour .

This adventure includes the must-see highlights in New Zealand. Travel both the North and South Island on our premium coach. Visiting Rotorua, Napier, Abel Tasman, Queenstown and more.

If you are shorter on time take a North Island adventure.

7 Day North Island Explorer Tour.

If the South Island is on your bucket list, our 9 day South Island is full of must-see destinations.

All these tours are the perfect New Zealand coach tours for over 50s. These tours offer a range of experiences, from scenic drives through picturesque landscapes to cultural encounters and gourmet dining experiences. You’ll also have the chance to stay in comfortable accommodations, from boutique hotels to luxury lodges, and enjoy a variety of activities and experiences that are designed for those over 50.

Popular New Zealand Tours For You

The smaller size of the country, how easy it is to get around, the stunning landscapes and variety of experiences, plus the laid-back lifestyle makes New Zealand the most popular choice for seniors.

Our best small group tours for seniors and over 50s are below.

Best North Island Tours

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  • Some of our tours do not include meals. Plus they have optional activities you can add on. Make sure to budget for them on your trip to New Zealand. 
  • Pack light. On our tours, you will have to carry your luggage on and off the bus. Plus from the coach to the hotel each night. So make sure you are not bringing a huge heavy suitcase, We recommend a soft backpack or suitcase on wheels. 
  • Take it slow. On our tours, we try to offer you some free time to relax at the hotel in the evening. Or time to wander around the town as we arrive. We do not want to rush you on your trip in New Zealand. 
  • We always recommend a day or two before you start touring and after. This gives you time to explore the city you have arrived in. Plus after touring you have a couple of days to relax and explore heading home or to your next destination

When it comes to choosing the best tours of New Zealand for seniors, it’s important to consider factors such as group size, travel style, and level of activity. Real Kiwi Adventures offers a range of tours that cater to different needs, from small group tours to coach tours, and from adventure-packed itineraries to more relaxed options.

Whatever your interests and travel style, there’s a New Zealand tour that’s perfect for you. With Real Kiwi Adventures, you’ll experience the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure activities, all while traveling in comfort and style with a knowledgeable local guide. So why wait? Start planning your New Zealand adventure today!Whether you’re an active adventurer or a leisure traveler over 50, New Zealand has something for everyone. With its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and endless outdoor activities, it’s the perfect destination for a memorable holiday.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both, there is a New Zealand tour package that will suit your interests and abilities.

So, why wait? Book your dream New Zealand tour today and start exploring this amazing country!

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  • You are never too old to come and explore the wonders of New Zealand. We have a tour suitable for every age and level of fitness. 

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From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. You'll have an unforgettable uplifting experience on one of our North Island trips. Private homes, colourful quintessential local characters, storytelling and surprise natural wonders off the tourist trail best describes our North Island trips.

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Well what can you say….hosting the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature's best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes. We love snow capped mountains, we love the rail journeys and of course we love the country women and gnarly mountain men you will meet along this selection of South Island Trips.

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Join No.8 Tours New Zealand’s Senior Travel Club for small group day trips, tours and shows. Visiting all regions throughout New Zealand and occasional visits to Australia. Providing day trips and multiday tours designed specifically for Senior Citizens.

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New Zealand Tours and Trips for Senior Citizens 2024/2025

The best tours and trips for seniors in New Zealand. Are you a senior traveller looking for a great trip? Choose from 117 senior tours to New Zealand. Our tours for senior citizens have received 60 customer reviews. If you are looking for something special, you can also design and customize your own senior tour to New Zealand , where a travel expert will help build the trip of your dreams.

118 senior tours in New Zealand

Highlights Of New Zealand Tour

  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Photography tours & Chill out Photography tours , Chill out & Explorer 'data-more-tripid='5111'>+1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle, Helicopter & Flight
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
  • Brochure Price: US$ 4,199
  • Special Deal (20%): - US$ 840
  • Total Price from: US$ 3,359

Self-guided Grand Tour (Customizable)

Self-guided Grand Tour (Customizable)

  • Trip customizable
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Road trips & Sightseeing Tours Road trips , Sightseeing Tours , Natural landmarks sightseeing , National parks , Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local culture 'data-more-tripid='32649'>+4 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel & Resort
  • Age Range 15-90 yrs
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Trails Of New Zealand

Trails of New Zealand

  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle, Ferry, Coach & Taxi
  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
  • Oct 25 Only 8 seats left
  • Nov 30 Only 4 seats left

Coasts & Culture Tour

  • Ends Wellington, New Zealand

Coasts & Culture Tour

  • Activities Explorer & Geysers Explorer , Geysers , Local culture & Active and outdoor 'data-more-tripid='36572'>+2 more
  • Accommodation Lodge & Hostel
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 1,203
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 120
  • Total Price from: US$ 1,083
  • May 31 Only 10 seats left
  • Jul 05 Only 8 seats left

Amplified NZ Tour

  • Starts Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Ends Franz Josef, New Zealand

Amplified NZ Tour

  • Activities Explorer & Active and outdoor Explorer , Active and outdoor & Adventure 'data-more-tripid='36581'>+1 more
  • Transport Bus, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Boat, Train & Private Vehicle
  • Brochure Price: US$ 2,587
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 259
  • Total Price from: US$ 2,328
  • Jun 26 Only 6 seats left

New Zealand Journey Tour

  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand Journey

  • Activities Active and outdoor & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Train, Private Vehicle, Flight, Bus & Ferry
  • Brochure Price: US$ 5,149
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 515
  • Total Price from: US$ 4,634

Spirit Of New Zealand Tour

  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Auckland, New Zealand

Spirit of New Zealand

  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing & Local culture Natural landmarks sightseeing , Local culture & National parks 'data-more-tripid='22609'>+1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Coach, Boat & Flight
  • Age Range 1-95 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 7,495
  • Special Deal (10%): - US$ 749
  • Total Price from: US$ 6,746

New Zealand South Island Express Tour

New Zealand South Island Express

  • Activities Beach & Natural landmarks sightseeing Beach , Natural landmarks sightseeing & Active and outdoor 'data-more-tripid='37542'>+1 more
  • Accommodation Hostel
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Train, Helicopter & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Jun 09 Only 6 seats left
  • Jun 26 Only 3 seats left

Legendary New Zealand Tour

Legendary New Zealand

  • Activities Active and outdoor & City sightseeing Active and outdoor , City sightseeing & Natural landmarks sightseeing 'data-more-tripid='37704'>+1 more
  • Accommodation Hostel & Lodge
  • Transport Ferry, Private Vehicle, Train, Boat, Helicopter & 4WD Jeep
  • Jul 05 Only 4 seats left
  • Aug 02 Only 2 seats left

Walking In New Zealand Tour

Walking in New Zealand

  • Activities Adventure & Active and outdoor Adventure , Active and outdoor , Walking tours , Cultural, religious and historic sites , Wildlife & Safari 'data-more-tripid='22637'>+4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hut
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, Bus & Taxi
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Nov 04 Only 7 seats left
  • Nov 25 10+ seats left

14 Day Lord Of The Rings - We Can Customise Just For You Tour

14 Day Lord of the Rings - we can customise just for you

  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites City sightseeing , Cultural, religious and historic sites , National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing 'data-more-tripid='32218'>+2 more
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Helicopter, Ferry, Boat & Coach
  • Age Range 15-79 yrs

New Zealand Amplified (Southbound) Tour

New Zealand Amplified (Southbound)

  • Activities Active and outdoor & Adventure
  • Transport Ferry, Private Vehicle, Train, Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • May 31 Only 4 seats left

New Zealand Panorama Tour

  • Starts Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand Panorama

  • Activities Explorer & Adventure
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Boat & Yacht
  • Jul 05 10+ seats left
  • Oct 18 Only 7 seats left

Contrasts Of New Zealand Tour

Contrasts Of New Zealand

  • Activities Chill out & Active and outdoor
  • Transport Coach & Flight
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Brochure Price: US$ 5,629
  • Special Deal (14%): - US$ 810
  • Total Price from: US$ 4,819

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New Zealand Escorted Coach Tours for Seniors

The perfect experience for over 50's, 60's & 70's.

Senior travel in New Zealand presents an extraordinary adventure, offering the ideal blend of comfort and excitement. Discover the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, knowing that every detail of your trip, from organisation to transportation, is taken care of. Experience the utmost comfort of well-appointed coaches as knowledgeable hosts accompany you on an immersive journey. Travel with like-minded individuals who share your passion for exploration and discovery. Escorted Coach Tours provide the perfect environment for fostering new friendships and creating unforgettable memories together! Thoughtfully designed for over 50s, 60s, and 70s, you can be assured that all of your needs will be met.

South Island Escorted Tours Nationwide Escorted Coach Tours Small Group Escorted Tours Our Best Price Guarantee Text basic 4 AAT Kings Guided Holidays Grand Pacific Tours Signature Range Trafalgar Tours Scenic Journeys Great Journeys NZ Train Journeys New Zealand Escorted Coach Tours will typically include: Coaches are modern, air-conditioned vehicles with onboard bathrooms. A seat rotation policy is a norm, allowing everyone to experience different viewing perspectives (and allowing you to make new friends). Luggage handled for you at each hotel - porterage costs included. On touring sections, frequent comfort stops are made along with stops at different points of interest, some you may not have heard of - an advantage of an escorted tour. Accommodations are chosen based on location, service and value. Group check-ins saving you time and hassle. Your driver/guide, coach captain or host offers excellent insightful commentary from a knowledgeable locals point of view. Most guests describe the drivers and hosts as a high-point of their tour. Travel with the same group of people for the duration of your tour - meet like-minded travellers and make new friends. Proven itineraries designed to make the most of your time, including must-see destinations experiences. All breakfasts and most dinners. Occasionally some nights are left open for you to explore the local offerings. Lunches are at your expense (unless otherwise stated). The coach usually has preferred stops where a range of tastes can be catered to. Escorted Touring Facts Most visitors usually arrive a few days early or stay a few days after the tour. We can make all your pre and post tour arrangements for you, just talk to us about your options. Escorted tours have a specific departure date calendar - you will need to travel on scheduled tour dates. Not all tours are guaranteed departures - check the dates and prices page on the tours to see which tours have guaranteed departures, or contact us to get the best advice. Start and finish points are usually Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Longer tours may start in Auckland and finish Christchurch or vice versa. We can help with your plans to connect back to your departure point. Tours range in length from 3 to 24 days long - the most popular country-wide tours are between 14 and 18 days. A south island tour would typically be 9 or 10 days long. Coaches typically seat around 48 passengers (when full). Extra costs - you will need to budget for lunches, drinks with dinner, and any additional purchases you wish to make. Porterage and tipping etc. are not necessary. Who are the leading Escorted Coach Tour Operators? We represent only the top companies. Between them, they have over 150 years of experience in New Zealand touring: Grand Pacific Tours - All 'GP' tours are guaranteed to depart on the scheduled date. Their tours range from 8 to 19 days. GP also has a small group (maximum 20 guests) range of tours on their 'business-class coaches'. Check out their Ultimate range here . AAT Kings Tours - AAT Kings have the largest range of escorted touring options. A mixture of guaranteed and scheduled departures (scheduled departures often become guaranteed once minimum numbers reached). They offer a Best Buys range focusing on superb value, First Choice tours boast more inclusions along with the next level of accommodations. AAT Kings also offers small group tours with their Inspiring Journeys range. Trafalgar - Travelling with an experienced driver and tour director these tours are "guided touring" at its best.  It's easy to see why they are such a popular global brand. Intrepid Travel - Have operated tours in New Zealand for over 30 years. In recent years the company strategy has changed focus they are now fully committed to unique experiences that immerse you in local culture, explore natural wonderlands and leave next to no imprint on the places you visit. Call us now on +64 3 443 0812 Tour departure search bar Search klaviyo_newsletter_signup if (typeof klaviyo !== 'undefined') { document.getElementById("klaviyo_form_placeholder").innerHTML = ' '; } ` Site footer About us

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14 Best New Zealand Escorted Tours for Seniors

Are you travelling to New Zealand and looking for a relaxing holiday?

For many seniors, this is the perfect country for a getaway.

New Zealand is easily one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.

From the rich culture of the North Island to the dramatic landscapes of the South Island, you’ll love exploring the incredible landscape.

However, with so many places to visit, it can be difficult to navigate, especially if this is your first time going to New Zealand.

Luckily, there are many escorted tours that make for a completely hassle-free vacation.

We’ve done the research and found the 14 best New Zealand escorted tours for seniors.

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Lord of the Rings Tours

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1. Best Escorted LOTR Tours in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for many things, and one of them is being the filming location of the famous Lord of the Rings series.

If you’re a huge fan of LOTR, then a tour of the sites featured in the films are a must!

There are Lord of the Rings tours of all different lengths, ranging from 7 to 21 days.

All tours include a private guide/driver and a comfortable vehicle.

Stops vary but combine popular tourist attractions with LOTR sites, such as Hobbiton in Matamata, Milford Sound, and Queenstown.

And rest assured, even if you’re not a fan of the series, you will love visiting many of the country’s best cultural and natural sites.

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2. waitomo caves, hobbiton and rotorua.

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Auckland is a great starting point for seniors looking for a fully escorted tour.

One of the most popular guided tours from Auckland is the Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Set, and Rotorua tour.

This 2 day, round trip experience will first take you to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Here, you’ll enter an underground labyrinth of caves to admire a host of stalactites and stalagmites.

Next, you’ll make your way to Rotorua, where you’ll have time to check into your hotel for the night before setting off on an amphibious “duck” tour.

The second and final day of this tour will include stops at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome, and the Hobbiton Movie Set, before you make your way back to the Sky City Bus Terminal in Auckland.

  • Departure Point: InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Departure Time: 7:30am
  • Duration: 2 days

3. Bay of Islands

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For a relaxing, 3-day adventure in paradise, look no further than this Bay of Islands Tour from Auckland.

The Bay of Island is a stunning spot to visit year-round.

This tour is ideal for seniors who want to experience New Zealand’s natural beauty in all its glory.

Located on the North Island, this water playground is filled with traditional Maori culture and breathtaking coastline.

The tour includes stops at multiple islands, including Paihia, Motukokako Island, and Russell.

There is even an excursion on the second day of this trip that takes you to the tip of the North Island known as Cape Reinga (where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea).

  • Departure Point: Hotel pickup offered in Auckland CBD
  • Departure Time: 7:10am
  • Duration: 3 days

4. Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

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For seniors looking to explore some of the best sites on the North Island in one tour, this is the one for you!

This 5 day New Zealand tour will take you north of Auckland to the Bay of Islands and then south of Auckland to Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton.

Your first stop will be the scenic town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands.

Here, you will tour the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds before boarding a boat for an ocean cruise.

Heading even further north, you’ll visit Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.

Then it’s time to head back down south, where you will explore Rotorua, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and Hobbiton, before returning to Auckland.

  • Duration: 5 days

NZ Tours from Wellington

5. wine, food and wairarapa coast.

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The capital of New Zealand, located on the southern tip of the North Island is none other than Wellington.

Like Auckland, Wellington is also a wonderful starting point for exploring the country.

This 2-day tour will have you venturing the wild Wairarapa Coast.

If you like wine, food, and nature, this is the tour for you!

Your drive will take you through the Hutt Valley to the Stuart Macaskill Lakes and Kaitoke Regional Park, as well as over the Remutaka Ranges to the shores of Lake Onoke.

There will be many lunch stops along the way, all of which take place at scenic spots.

Other attractions include an easy trek to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse, dinner at the historic Martinborough Hotel, tasting of treats from a range of local wineries, a chocolate maker, and a cheesemaker on your way back to Wellington.

  • Departure Point: 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Departure Time: 9:30am

6. Wellington to Auckland

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Don’t have enough time to visit Auckland during your trip, New Zealand’s largest city?

Then why not take a tour there?

This 3 day Wellington to Auckland tour will allow you to explore two beautiful cities, and everything in between!

The first day will have you travelling to Rotorua via the Kapiti Coast.

You will stay in a 4-star hotel in Rotorua and the next day, will be given tours of the Agrodome, Rainbow Springs and Te Puia.

After exploring Rotorua on day 2, day 3 will consist of your trip from Rotorua to Auckland.

There will be a stop at the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves on this final leg of the trip.

  • Departure Point: Hotel pickup offered in Wellington CBD
  • Departure Time: 7:40am

7. North Island Adventure Tour

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The North Island is definitely New Zealand’s most underrated island.

Not exploring it properly would be a mistake as it has so much to offer that is vastly different from its southern counterpart.

This 7.5 day tour will take from the top to the bottom of the North Island.

This guided tour starts in the capital of Wellington and ends in the largest NZ city, Auckland.

Your guide will take your across the island at a leisurely pace, ensuring ample time to stop at some of the best attractions en route.

Notable stops include Lake Taupo, Rotorua, and Coromandel Forest Park.

  • Departure Point: 292 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Return Point: Haka Hotel Newmarket, 9 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Duration: 7.5 days

Tours from Christchurch

8. kaikoura whale and dolphins.

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If your New Zealand adventure begins in the South Island city of Christchurch, then it’s a great idea to take one of the amazing day tours offered from here.

This Kaikoura Whale and Dolphins tour is one such example.

The 2-day tour provides round trip transportation from Christchurch to the gorgeous coastal town of Kaikoura.

Your escort guide will show you the best whale watching spots, and then take you to some friendly dolphins where you can swim beside them.

So if you’re someone who loves seeing wildlife up close, this is perfect for you.

The cruise tour also includes a seal colony viewing and snorkelling equipment.

  • Departure Point: Pickup from selected Christchurch hotels

9. Christchurch and Akaroa with Harbour Cruise

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To see everything that Christchurch and the surrounding area have to offer, this 3-day Christchurch and Akaroa tour is fantastic.

Of course, the escorted tour is completely hassle-free, with everything taken care of in advance.

It starts with you being picked up directly from the Christchurch Airport before being taken to your luxury hotel in the city.

The next day, you will be driven to the Banks Peninsula to the township of Akaroa.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant, board a cruise on the water, and enjoy a tasting at a local cheese factory.

The last day of your tour will have you back in Christchurch by midday.

  • Departure Point: You’ll be picked up from Christchurch Airport and driven to your selected hotel.
  • Departure Time: 8am

10. Great Southern Island Circle

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For seniors looking to marvel at New Zealand’s natural beauty, this Great Southern Island Circle tour is just the ticket.

Over the course of 4 days, you will see everything from glaciers and fjords to picturesque mountains.

Transportation is included and all tours begin in Christchurch.

Stops include Queenstown, Greymouth, the Franz Josef Glacier, and Milford Sound.

As you drive around the South Island, you will pass by some of the most glorious natural sites like Arthur’s Pass.

Three nights’ accommodation, a Milford Sound Cruise, hotel pick up and drop off, and live commentary on board are all included.

  • Departure Point: Pick up from central Christchurch hotels
  • Departure Time: 7:15am
  • Duration: 4 days

11. South Island Tour

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This South Island Tour is the most comprehensive fully escorted tour in the region.

Spanning over 5 fun filled days, you will see all of the South Island’s main highlights.

The tour begins in Christchurch, where you will be picked up directly from your hotel.

First you will explore the Canterbury Region with stops at Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo.

You’ll eventually reach Queenstown, where you will stay for the next two nights.

The next day you’ll enjoy a Milford Sound excursion, leaving you with day 3 to explore the adrenaline capital of New Zealand (Queenstown).

Day 4 will take you to the famous Franz Josef Glacier, with your final day consisting of a visit to Greymouth, a drive through Arthur’s Pass, and your arrival back in Christchurch.

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12. doubtful sound overnight cruise.

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The alpine region of Queenstown is one of the most scenic in New Zealand.

That is why a day tour into the surrounding area is highly recommended for seniors.

The Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise is one of the area’s most popular trips.

Doubtful Sound is the less visited but equally beautiful sister to Milford Sound.

This 2 day tour will transport you from Queenstown to Doubtful Sound on Day 1, with stops at many stunning lakes along the way.

The second and final day of your tour will have you embarking on a Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes you to Deep Cove, before your ultimate return to Queenstown.

  • Departure Point: 1: 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand 2: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island 3: Pearl Harbour Manapouri Boat ramp, 60 Waiau Street, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand

13. Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

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This Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The 2 day tour is completely hassle free, which makes it ideal for seniors visiting the country.

On day 1, you will board a luxury coach in Queenstown that takes you Milford Sound.

Stops along the way include Lake Wakatipu, Mitre Peak, and Fiordland National Park.

That evening, you will stay in your own private cabin near Milford Sound.

On day 2, it’s time to hit the water, where you will enjoy breakfast on board the ship before departure.

  • Departure Point: 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Departure Time: 9am

14. Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour

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Nature, history, and culture rolled into one – this South Island tour that leaves from Queenstown has it all.

Over the course of three days, you will visit the pristine Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge, and Dunedin.

In Milford Sound, you’ll board a leisurely cruise and explore Fjordland.

At Lake Te Anau, you will get to enjoy yet another scenic boat cruise.

As you make your way to Dunedin, you’ll get to drive through Fiordland National Park.

Next, you’ll spend the night in the historic city of Dunedin, with its many coffee shops and museums.

Finally, the final day of this tour will have you boarding the iconic Taieri Gorge Train back to Queenstown.

  • Departure Point:  Real Journeys Visitor Center, Real Journeys Visitor Centre Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Departure Time: 7:20am

In case there was ever any doubt, it’s very clear that New Zealand has plenty of escorted tours suitable for seniors.

From visiting the scenic Bay of Islands on the North Island to taking a cruise on Milford Sound on the South Island, it isn’t hard to find a great tour in New Zealand.

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Spectacular, spectacular and oh, did we say spectacular?  For one of the most majestic and pure natural landscapes you’ll ever be blessed to see, the South Island delivers a ‘wow’ factor.  

We offer tours from the land, sea and air to ensure you do not miss one speck of this island - from the slap of a whale’s tail to the top of the snow capped peaks to the deeply indented fiords, you’ll be treated to the world famous Southern hospitality at every turn.

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of accommodation do we stay in.

Having a good night's rest after a day out touring is very important so we personally choose all of our accommodation. Generally, four star accommodation when available - with all the comforts you need for a relaxed night.

I have some dietary requirements?

Please just let us know in advance and we will sort everything for you. Chefs are used to all sorts now when it comes to diet so as long as we know - we’ll have you covered.

How about travel insurance?

We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you book your trip. It just puts your mind at ease. Remember to make sure you are covered for and loss of personal possessions, sickness, accidents or travel delays. Feel free to ask us for any tips to make this quick and easy for you.

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Yes, it would be our pleasure. We can arrange for you to be picked up and returned to your front door at the conclusion of any tour.

What types of transport do we use?

Our buses are quality touring coaches that are very comfortable and fully air conditioned. They range in size from 19-28 seats ensuring that we can easily access all those secret spots off the beaten track. All vehicles are regularly serviced as your safety is our priority.

Coaches and luggage trailers are always locked and secure but we recommended you take any valuables with you when staying overnight.

What happens if I have to cancel?

Cancellation charges do apply so again we recommend travel insurance. Our cancellation policy is clearly outlined for each tour so make sure you cast your eye over it and please feel free to ask any questions.

How active are your tours?

We are called Take it Easy for a reason as we like to do just that. Do as much or as little as you like - after all it's your holiday! However, there is walking and various activities on each tour that require various levels of fitness. Please check with us if you are unsure about anything and relax knowing that there's always another option for you if you would rather miss out on any activity. We always have a back up plan.

Can I earn Air New Zealanad airpoints on my flights?

Yes, you can earn airpoints with Take It Easy Tours when we are using Air New Zealand flights. All you need to do is get in contact with us and let us know your airpoints number for each time you wish to earn points.

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Best New Zealand Tours for Over 50s

Discover the enchanting wonders of New Zealand through tailored travel tours designed with the over 50s in mind. From the awe-inspiring landscapes of the North Island to the breathtaking fjords of the South Island, New Zealand offers a kaleidoscope of experiences waiting to be savored by mature travelers.

Whether you seek scenic journeys, cultural immersion, or thrilling adventures, these specially curated tours cater to a blend of preferences and pace.

  • Highlights of New Zealand – Embark on a 15-day G Adventures tour from Auckland to Christchurch, exploring New Zealand’s diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and natural wonders.
  • New Zealand South Island Express – Intrepid Travel’s 8-day New Zealand South Island Express tour showcases the stunning landscapes and diverse experiences of South Island, starting and ending in Christchurch.
  • New Zealand Journey – This 12-day New Zealand Journey tour from National Geographic Expeditions takes you through spectacular landscapes, from Auckland to Queenstown, exploring Māori culture, scenic wonders, and vibrant cities along the way.
  • 21-Day New Zealand Tour – Kakapo – Join the Kakapo tour for a 3-week New Zealand ‘Trip of a Lifetime’, where you’ll see the best of the country’s landscapes, unique wildlife, and warm hospitality, creating unforgettable memories and making new friends along the way.
  • The Endless Shores – Uncover geothermal hotspots, experience vibrant cities, and immerse in Māori heritage while embracing the profound connection between Māori hosts and the unspoiled beauty of this ancient land, witnessing nature’s wonders like glowworms and redwood giants.
  • New Zealand Uncovered – Explore the striking contrasts and diverse beauty of New Zealand on a captivating 17-day trip, from impressive gorges and glaciers to rich Māori heritage and award-winning wines.

Embrace the warmth of Māori hospitality, savor world-class wines, and forge lifelong connections with like-minded travelers as you venture on a voyage that blends discovery and a deeper appreciation for the beauty that New Zealand beholds.

How to Choose a New Zealand Tour

Choosing a travel tour requires careful consideration to ensure that it aligns with your interests, preferences, and physical capabilities.

Research Tour Operators

Start by researching reputable tour operators that specialize in tours for mature travelers. Look for companies with a track record of positive reviews, responsible travel practices, and experienced local guides.

Tour Itinerary

Review the tour itinerary in detail. Ensure it covers the destinations and experiences you are interested in, whether it’s cultural immersion, scenic beauty, wildlife encounters, or a combination of activities.

Consider the group size. Smaller groups often provide a more personalized experience and allow for meaningful interactions with fellow travelers and guides.

Physical Demands

Assess the physical demands of the tour. Some tours may involve extensive walking or more adventurous activities, so choose one that matches your fitness level and preferences.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Check what is included in the tour package, such as accommodations, meals, activities, and transportation. Compare the value offered by different tour companies.


Look for tours that offer a balance between structured activities and free time, allowing you to explore on your own or take a break when needed.

Travel Style

Identify the travel style that suits you best. It could be a leisurely-paced tour, an adventure-focused one, or a blend of both.

Travel Insurance

Ensure that you have appropriate travel insurance that covers your age and the activities included in the tour.

Reviews and Recommendations

Read reviews and testimonials from other travelers who have taken the tour to get a better understanding of their experiences and satisfaction levels.

How to Prepare for a New Zealand Tour

Obtain necessary documents.

Ensure you have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from your planned departure date. Depending on your nationality, you may also need to apply for a visa before traveling to New Zealand.

Check Health and Vaccination Requirements

Consult your doctor or a travel health clinic to ensure you are up-to-date with vaccinations and to get advice on any specific health precautions for New Zealand.

Pack Appropriately

Pack comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing, including layers for varying temperatures. Don’t forget essentials like a hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes, and any specialized gear required for specific activities.

Learn about the Culture

Familiarize yourself with New Zealand’s customs, traditions, and etiquette to show respect for the local culture.

Plan for Free Time

If your tour includes free time, research activities or places of interest you’d like to explore during those periods.

New Zealand Tours for Over 50s

Here are a few of the top-rated New Zealand tours that are accessible for those of us over 50.

Highlights of New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

  • From Auckland to Christchurch
  • Tour Operator: G Adventures

Go on an unforgettable 15-day Highlights of New Zealand tour, led by G Adventures, taking you from Auckland to Christchurch. See the best of New Zealand’s diverse landscapes, cultures, and natural wonders. Begin in Auckland, exploring its vibrant cityscape and beautiful harbors.

Travel to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, where bubbling mud pools and geysers await. Discover the sensational landscapes of Tongariro National Park and marvel at the ethereal beauty of Fiordland National Park’s fjords.

Adventure seekers will be thrilled in Queenstown, while nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the tranquility of Milford Sound. Visit picturesque towns, discover Māori culture, and embrace the magic of New Zealand’s awe-inspiring beauty on this adventure of a lifetime.

New Zealand South Island Express

New Zealand South Island Express

  • Start and end in Christchurch
  • Tour Operator: Intrepid Travel

The New Zealand South Island Express tour by Intrepid Travel offers an action-packed 8-day trip, starting and ending in Christchurch.

This tour takes you to the best of South Island’s breathtaking landscapes, from majestic fjords in Milford Sound to the adventure hub of Queenstown, exploring national parks, picturesque glaciers, and encountering the unique wildlife and culture that make New Zealand an extraordinary destination.

Led by knowledgeable local guides, this tour ensures an immersive and enriching experience for travelers seeking a taste of South Island’s natural wonders and outdoor adventures.

New Zealand Journey

New Zealand Journey

  • From Auckland to Queenstown
  • Tour Operator: National Geographic Expeditions in collaboration with G Adventures

Embark on an exceptional 12-day National Geographic Expedition tour through the captivating landscapes of New Zealand, from Auckland to Queenstown.

Meet a Māori elder in Rotorua and enjoy a mesmerizing performance of Māori folklore, followed by a traditional hangi feast. Journey through South Island’s stunning scenery on a scenic train ride, and explore the surroundings of Franz Josef Glacier.

Delight your palate with award-winning local wines in multicultural Auckland, and spend a full day immersing yourself in the wonders of Queenstown. Cruise through Fiordland National Park with naturalist guides, observing dolphins, seals, and penguins in their natural habitat.

This extraordinary voyage is a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and natural beauty, providing a unique experience of “The Land of the Long White Cloud.”

21-Day New Zealand Tour – Kakapo

21-Day New Zealand Tour – Kakapo

  • Tour Operator: MoaTrek

Venture out on an incredible 3-week Kakapo tour, specially crafted for small groups seeking the ultimate New Zealand ‘Trip of a Lifetime’.

Experience the magic of meeting real kiwis and listening to their stories, while being mesmerized by breathtaking views, encountering their unique wildlife, and indulging in delicious fresh food and wine.

From thrilling water and air adventures to cozy moments of relaxation, this tour captures the essence of New Zealand’s beauty and hospitality, ensuring a great time with new friends.

The Endless Shores

The Endless Shores

  • From Wellington to Auckland
  • Tour Operator: Inspiring Journeys

Discover geothermal hotspots, explore vibrant cities, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Māori heritage, as you embrace the Hongi touch of your Māori hosts who share a profound connection with this ancient land.

Witness the marvels of nature, from the luminescent glowworms of Footwhistle Cave to the towering redwood giants in native forests, and step into the magical realm of “The Lord of the Rings’ ‘Shire,” making this an unforgettable encounter with New Zealand’s captivating wonders.

New Zealand Uncovered

New Zealand Uncovered

  • Tour Operator: AATKings

Embark on a captivating 17-day trip through the diverse beauty of New Zealand, from north to south and east to west. This extraordinary adventure showcases the country’s striking contrasts, from drifting through the stunning gorges of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi to scaling ice on a Franz Josef Glacier/Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere tour.

Savor the rich Māori heritage with a traditional hangi feast, and delight in award-winning wines amidst picturesque vineyards. Get to feel the vibrant energy of cities like Auckland and Wellington, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside.

Throughout the trip, you’ll encounter warm and welcoming locals and create lasting memories in this enchanting land. This 17-day expedition promises to be an exceptional experience that will leave a lasting impression on your heart, as you uncover the captivating beauty and cultural richness of New Zealand.



Let’s Have a Conversation:

Have you been to New Zealand? Are you planning a trip to New Zealand? Which cities or areas would you like to visit and why? Tell us about it in the comments below.


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Cindy Griswold

I very much enjoyed the shout out to New Zealand, it’s been on my list for some time. However, I would have appreciated it even more if you could mention the tours that have no single supplement. I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles to find group tours that are affordable as a newly single woman.


I live in Australia and have visited NZ several times. It’s a beautiful place and well worth seeing. Another way of traveling is on a cruise and there are several cruise companies that sail from Sydney or you can join one in Auckland. My husband and I traveled with Princess Cruises on a Christmas cruise a few years ago. It’s a perfect way to see both islands as they usually travel around the circumference calling in at most of the cities, where you can disembark and go on excursions to the mountains, lakes and wineries. The Maori culture is very interesting and the people are very welcoming. Of course the scenery is spectacular and the wineries and Te Papa museum in Wellington well worth a visit. Just do it…you won’t be disappointed.

Janne Perry

Thank you for promoting our lovely little country 😊 I’m in New Zealand and all of the tours above look fabulous! We’re a pretty friendly bunch and it’s a safe place for travellers. Lovely place for foodies to visit too! The weather can be very much ‘four seasons in one day’ so packing for layering is a good suggestion. Bring the swimsuit regardless of season as there are hot springs in many places and a LOT of coastline! Come on over…

Liz Robertson

I live in New Zealand too. I agree with Janne, please come and visit. It might be a long way for many, but you won’t be disappointed in any way. I have travelled the world and now I’m older I’m seeing more of my own beautiful country and just amazed at our diverse and gorgeous scenery. There’s something for everyone here, the pace is slower than many places and even our biggest cities are smaller than most large cities in the world. Febuary/March will give you the best summer and July/August will give you a mild winter in most place, except for our winter wonderland Skiing areas.

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Welcome to MoaTrek

New zealand small group tours, the best of new zealand in a small friendly group.

Hi, we’re MoaTrek and since the 1970s, we’ve been sharing our favourite holiday spots with visitors to New Zealand on our small group tours.

We grew up here and have been exploring the country since we were kids – and now we’ve bottled a lifetime of Kiwi holiday memories into our tours.

From North to South, you won’t miss a thing – Milford Sound, Queenstown, the Bay of Islands, Abel Tasman, Rotorua, Tongariro, the West Coast Glaciers and Aoraki/Mt Cook – plus a few of our secret spots you may not know so well, but many of our guests tell us were their absolute favourites.

MoaTrek is a family owned company, started in 1971 and run with a few more “extended” family around these days including of course our great “Kiwi Guides”. We’ll look after you every step of the way.

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Auckland > Christchurch | 12 included activities

The best of both islands, all the spots we loved to visit as kids. From Rotorua and Tongariro National Park in the North and Abel Tasman, Milford Sound and Mt Cook in the South. All the comforts of home and unforgettable experiences every day.

9 Day South Island Tour

Christchurch > Christchurch | 3 included activities

Enjoy our amazing South Island highlights. Discover Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, stay in Queenstown, cruise and fly Milford Sound, visit Haast’s lush rain forests, experience Franz Josef Glacier, and Punakaiki’s rugged coastline.

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When you travel on one of our small group tours, your MoaTrek Kiwi Guide will be your best friend in New Zealand. From morning till night, this is the person who is at your side helping make your trip one that you will remember for a very long time.

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Bringing generations together, one Intrepid traveller at a time 

Whether you’re a retiree looking for your next big adventure or just think it’s time to see more of the world now that you’ve been around the block a few times, travelling with us means getting under the skin of a destination with expert local leaders who know it best. Join a small group of like-minded people from all walks of life as you check out hidden noodle bars, fascinating galleries, and real-life experiences you won’t find on any search engine. With a good range of styles (from Premium to Basix) and the best balance of social activities and ‘you’ time, our trips are for every single curious and adventure-hungry traveller – no seriously, as far as we’re concerned, age is just a number.  

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Premium trips feature our best accommodation, most comfortable transport and exclusive experiences led by our most experienced leaders. Learn more about Premium trips .

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The classic Intrepid style. These trips include some activities and stay at more hotels than Basix trips—an ideal choice for those who want a taste of everything. Learn more about Original trips .

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Take a discovery tour of Wyoming’s highlights, with plenty of wildlife-spotting and...

Rajasthan Experience

15 days from 3492.

See the best of Rajasthan on this 15-day tour. Behold the delights of Agra, Jaipur,...

Classic Cambodia

6 days from 1347.

Unearth the essence of Cambodia on a leisurely journey that spends time seeing the...

Best of Antarctica: Wildlife Explorer (Ocean Endeavour)

11 days from 11744.

Experience the magic of the Antarctic Peninsula and its islands aboard the Ocean...

Classic Japan

11 days from 7835.

Journey from Kyoto to Tokyo with Intrepid and explore temples, post towns and lush...

Western Balkans Uncovered

12 days from 3172.

Combine the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of North...

Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans

7 days from 4766.

Walk in famous footsteps on a 7-day musical journey from Nashville to Memphis and New...

Classic Egypt

8 days from 3281.

Travel Egypt on this adventure that visits Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. See pyramids, visit...

Iceland's Golden Circle in Depth

5 days from 2944.

Set off on a five-day circuit from Reykjavik, visit thundering waterfalls, steamy...

Classic Nepal

11 days from 3130.

Journey around Nepal from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Bandipur, meet the creatures of...

Morocco Family Holiday Comfort

10 days from 1785.

Take your family on a Moroccan adventure through Casablanca, Fes, Midelt, Merzouga, Ait...

Majestic Peru

15 days from 4992.

Tour through Lima, Puno, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and...

Best of Antarctica In Depth (Ocean Endeavour)

14 days from 15048.

Experience the rare opportunity to explore both the eastern and western sides of the...

Botswana Adventure

10 days from 5903.

Visit Africa and travel through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe on a tour from Windhoek...

Hiking in Sedona and the Grand Canyon

4 days from 4340.

Discover the very best of Northern Arizona on this 4-day hiking adventure through...

South Dakota to Yellowstone Parks Explorer

6 days from 3932.

Explore South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park, Badlands National Park, Little...

Best of Mexico

15 days from 5621.

Experience the best of Mexico on a 15-day adventure from Mexico City to Playa del...

Best of the Top End & Kakadu

4 days from 2082.

Visit the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park,...

Classic Egypt & Jordan

15 days from 6333.

Tick the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Nile, the Dead Sea and The Treasury in Petra...

Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island

5 days from 2108.

See the best of Perth, including the Margaret River region and its wineries, Fremantle...

Namibia Discovery

13 days from 5468.

Travel from Cape Town in South Africa to Namibia’s Windhoek through coastlines, sand...

Map of Highlights of Thailand including Thailand

Highlights of Thailand

10 days from 3102.

Experience Thailand’s greatest hits on a 10-day comfort adventure through Bangkok,...

Best of Costa Rica

10 days from 3975.

Take a Costa Rican adventure starting in San Jose, visiting Copey, Manuel Antonio...

Best of South Australia & Red Centre

9 days from 5725.

See the best of South Australia and Red Centre on this comfortable journey through...

Classic Sri Lanka

8 days from 2350.

Explore wonders of nature and humanity – often both at once – on this 8-day adventure...

Best of Alaska

10 days from 8267.

Explore the rugged landscape of icy Alaska. From Anchorage, circle the Kenai Peninsula...

Classic Barcelona to Madrid

7 days from 4320.

Travel south along the coast of Spain, leaving Barcelona, travelling through Valencia...

Best of Argentina & Brazil

7 days from 4248.

Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic,...

Classic Galapagos: Central Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Sail the aquamarine waters of the Galapagos’s central southern islands taking in...

Classic Madrid to Lisbon

9 days from 4492.

Take a trip through Portugal, starting in Spain’s capital, Madrid and heading through...

Map of Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia

Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

8 days from 4320.

Join a small ship cruising adventure to Croatia. Voyage along the Dalmatian coast,...

Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree

5 days from 2363.

From Cairns, take a trip to explore Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest, the Great...

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

10 days from 7946.

Spend 10 unforgettable days on board the Grand Daphne, discovering the central islands...

Best of Northern Territory

8 days from 5705.

Tour through the Australia’s Red Centre and Top End, visiting Uluru, Kings Canyon,...

Explore China

12 days from 4329.

Spend 12 days exploring northern China from Shanghai to Beijing, including Luoyang, the...

Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon

4 days from 2760.

Discover Australia’s Red Centre on an adventure to the spectacular sights of Tjoritja ...

Amazing Southern Africa

22 days from 12699.

Jump onboard an exhilarating journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through the...

Best of the South: Atlanta to New Orleans

14 days from 10025.

Explore the deep South on your way to New Orleans on a twelve-day small group tour...

Classic Canadian Rockies

7 days from 5418.

See all the highlights from the Canadian Rockies, including Lake Louise, Spirit Island,...

Best of Australia

12 days from 8910.

Experience the full range of Australia’s natural wonder, with visits to the Blue...

Best of South Australia

5 days from 2675.

Explore the famous wine region of South Australia including Barossa Valley and Clare...

Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain

6 days from 3025.

Discover the best of Australia’s Tasmania with a visit to the Tarkine rainforest and...

Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

8 days from 3240.

Take a small-ship cruising adventure in Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik. Voyage along...

Egypt Family Holiday Comfort

8 days from 3285.

Step back in time on an 8-day family Egyptian adventure through Cairo, Aswan and Luxor....

Mexico City: Day of the Dead Comfort

5 days from 2120.

Immerse yourself in Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) celebrations in Mexico...

Our Original tours 

Vietnam express southbound, 10 days from 1444.

Take a tour of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, with stops to cruise the Mekong...

Sydney to Cairns Adventure

14 days from 6480.

See the natural wonders of Queensland and New South Wales on an adventure through the...

Classic Costa Rica

15 days from 2844.

Travel to Costa Rica and discover a tropical playground of immense natural beauty....

Beautiful Bali

9 days from 1288.

Travel to Bali and experience this oasis off the coast of Indonesia. Bali's Ubud, Mt...

Best of Sri Lanka

15 days from 3425.

Discover the must-sees, must-eats, and must-meets of gorgeous Sri Lanka on this 15-day...

Inca Trail Express

7 days from 2096.

Travel to Peru to discover Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to Machu Picchu,...

Vietnam Express Northbound

10 days from 1658.

Travel through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Visit the Mekong Delta, cruise...

Rome to Amalfi

8 days from 3356.

Travel to Italy on a tour from Rome to Amalfi and explore the best of the region....

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

18 days from 2890.

Travel into the heart and soul of South East Asia on this tour of Vietnam and Cambodia....

Iceland Discovery

8 days from 4492.

See Iceland on this eight-day tour that travels to Reykjavik, the Golden Circle,...

Best of Morocco

15 days from 1713.

Discover the best of Morocco on an action-packed trip exploring Marrakech, Fes, the...

Athens to Santorini

8 days from 3456.

Travel from ancient Athens to the spectacular island of Santorini on this wonderful...

Sacred Land of the Incas

15 days from 4174.

Visit the Sacred Land of the Inca and delight in Peru's culture with two weeks through...

Everest Base Camp Trek

15 days from 2370.

Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp on this tour. Fly into Lukla and...

Egypt Adventure

8 days from 1500.

Visit Egypt and adventure along the River Nile through the land of the pharaohs, from...

Explore Jordan

Travel to Jordan and tour Amman, Madaba and the inspiring desert landscape of Wadi Rum....

Classic Rajasthan

15 days from 1880.

Travel to India and visit the Rajasthan region. Tour from Delhi to Pushkar through...

Guatemala to Belize

10 days from 2183.

Wander the cobblestone streets of Antigua, float along the waters of the Rio Dulce, and...

India's Golden Triangle

8 days from 1050.

Take an action-packed eight-day tour through the essential sights and bites of India’s...

South Korea Highlights

9 days from 4161.

Take a dive into all that South Korea has to offer, from Seoul to Sokcho, Andong and...

Best of Italy

14 days from 6192.

Immerse yourself in classic culture, history and incredible sights on this Best of...

Cambodian Traveller

9 days from 1264.

Travel from Vietnam to Thailand on a South East Asian adventure that explores Cambodia...

North Morocco Adventure

8 days from 1032.

This tour of North Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech will capture your heart....

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8 days from 2474.

Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca. Follow traditions from Lima to Cusco,...

Classic Hikes of Patagonia

15 days from 11961.

Embark on all the classic hikes of Patagonia – including the Torres del Paine base hike...

Thailand & Laos Adventure

13 days from 2440.

Travel from Bangkok to Vientiane on a tour through Thailand and Laos. Visit Thailand's...

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

13 days from 7362.

Discover Japanese culture on this 13-day tour. Travel with a local from Tokyo to Kyoto...

Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split

8 days from 1990.

Explore Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to...

Cycle Vietnam

15 days from 2835.

Jump in the saddle for a two-wheeled adventure tour of Vietnam. Take in cultural...

Morocco Encompassed

17 days from 2236.

Explore Morocco on this in-depth tour with Intrepid. Spend 17 days exploring Marrakech,...

Inca Trail & Amazon Adventure

12 days from 4182.

Travel from the heights of the Andes to the exotic Amazon rainforest on this best of...

South Korea Real Food Adventure

8 days from 3888.

Slurp, crunch and spoon your way into the heart of South Korean cuisine, snacking at...

Turkey Highlights

8 days from 2493.

See the highlights of Turkey on this eight-day adventure. Start in Istanbul and visit...

Costa Rica Experience

9 days from 2039.

Encounter the natural beauty of Costa Rica, from La Fortuna’s volcano and Monteverde’s...

South Morocco Discovery

10 days from 910.

Discover Morocco's southern highlights on this well paced adventure including Marrakech...

Best of Galapagos

10 days from 5023.

Discover amazing wildlife and natural beauty in the Galapagos Islands.

China Highlights

8 days from 2201.

Take a trip through epic China and see the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall,...

Central Asia: Five Stans Express

24 days from 8334.

Join a 24-day adventure through Central Asia from Ashgabat, to Tashkent, to Bishkek and...

East Africa Highlights

10 days from 4452.

Travel through East Africa from Kenya to Tanzania, stopping at the Masai Mara, the...

Discover Egypt & Jordan

15 days from 3820.

Take an adventure holiday through Egypt and Jordan. Visit Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza,...

Explore Colombia

10 days from 2918.

Travel to Colombia on a ten-day Intrepid. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Cartagena...

The Maritimes: Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick

6 days from 4135.

Experience the seaside charm of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick on this 6-day...

Sabah Adventure

11 days from 2783.

This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your...

Balkan Adventure

15 days from 3330.

Travel across historic Eastern Europe from Hungary to Croatia. Visit cultural sights...

Western USA National Parks Loop

5 days from 3014.

Set off on a five-day adventure through some of the USA’s most epic scenery, including...

Best of Cuba

15 days from 2528.

Escape to Cuba on an exotic getaway through the sizzling streets of sultry Havana, soak...

Botswana Highlights

9 days from 3730.

Discover the culture, wildlife and waterways of Botswana on this upgraded adventure...

Scenic Vietnam

15 days from 1984.

Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on this Vietnam adventure. Trek in the quiet...

Best of Turkey

15 days from 3034.

From Istanbul to Ephesus, Pamukkale to the coast, and Cappadocia to the Anatolian...

Best of Spain

15 days from 5134.

Kick off a colourful Best of Spain tour in Madrid and visit some of Spain's highlights....

Madagascar Adventure

14 days from 5130.

Embark on a wildlife-filled adventure through Madagascar’s jungles and reserves,...

Central Asia Explorer

17 days from 3709.

Soak up Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on this 17-day tour that begins in Bishkek and visits...

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7 days from 1812.

Over seven days, join a local leader and small group of likeminded travellers to walk...

Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands

10 days from 2568.

See the best of the Cyclades on this 10-day Greece sailing adventure. From Athens to...

Land of Belize

8 days from 2172.

Dive into Belize’s natural and cultural wonders on this slow-paced adventure through...

Classic Peru

9 days from 3528.

Visit South America and travel to Peru. Visit Lima, Cusco and Lake Titicaca, tour the...

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15 days from 2043.

Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you around the Annapurna Circuit. From...

Portuguese Camino

10 days from 3258.

Be challenged and be fulfilled on this coastal Camino, starting in Porto and walking...

Montenegro Sailing Adventure from Dubrovnik

8 days from 2411.

Sail into the sublime waters of Montenegro, departing from Dubrovnik and exploring...

Europe Christmas Markets: Munich to Budapest

8 days from 3480.

Experience the festive markets of Central Europe. Go Christmas crazy in the market...

Our Basix tours 

Hiking in the canadian rockies, 8 days from 2802.

Hike the Canadian Rockies, exploring Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Glacier...

Maya Encounter

17 days from 2140.

Find authentic adventure on this experience through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala....

Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

4 days from 1590.

Discover the history, culture and incredible landscapes of Australia’s Red Centre on a...

Okavango Experience

10 days from 2327.

Tour through Johannesburg, Maun, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and Victoria...

Explore Southern Africa

18 days from 4838.

Spend some time exploring Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe with included safari...

Canadian Rockies

15 days from 3518.

Discover the Canadian Rockies on this 15-day adventure tour with Intrepid that hits...

Uluru & Kings Canyon Express

Mexico unplugged, 15 days from 2502.

The incredible cultures and colours of Mexico await on this 15-day adventure through...

Gorillas & Game Parks

16 days from 5653.

Encounter the wildlife of Kenya and Uganda on this adventure including a gorilla trek...

Explore Egypt

15 days from 2108.

Explore Egypt with a trip to Cairo, the Nile, Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria. Pyramids,...

Highlights of Italy

8 days from 2601.

See the best of Italy – Venice, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome – in eight...

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22 days from 4320.

Spend three weeks exploring South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, from Cape...

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8 days from 1988.

Experience Kenyan wildlife on an eight day trip travelling from Nairobi to Lake...

Central American Journey

17 days from 2056.

Travel from Guatemala to Costa Rica, through gorgeous Monteverde, La Fortuna, Leon,...

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22 days from 3888.

Explore Jordan and Egypt with a trip to Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Cairo, the Nile, Aswan,...

Indian Getaway

11 days from 891.

Get the most out of 11 days in India on this trip exploring the best of Delhi, Varanasi...

Iceland Express

5 days from 1572.

Tour green Iceland on a five-day trip visiting Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, Vik,...

Japan Express

9 days from 2810.

See Japan in nine days on a trip visiting Tokyo, Nikko and Kyoto. Say konnichiwa to...

Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer

4 days from 1275.

Tour the best bits of Australia’s Top End, exploring Kakadu National Park, Litchfield...

Road to Zanzibar

12 days from 3237.

Experience the beauty of the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, Usambara Mountains and Zanzibar...

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Classic W Trek

6 days from 4309.

Hike the W Trek in Chilean Patagonia and discover the wild beauty of Torres del Paine...

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

12 days from 1850.

Hit San Jose, Sarapiqui, Puerto Viejo, Bocas del Toro, Boquete and Panama City on this...

The Masai Heartlands

15 days from 5657.

Uncover Kenya and Tanzania on a 2 week trip with Serengeti safaris, Ngorongoro, Nakuru,...

Serengeti Trail

8 days from 2670.

Roam the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Amboseli National Park to spot Africa's Big...

Vic Falls to Kruger

9 days from 2014.

Take on a safari adventure through Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park, Kruger...

North China Getaway

12 days from 1624.

Discover China’s northern hotspots with Intrepid on a 12-day trip to Beijing, the Great...

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

27 days from 9329.

Go deep in East Africa on this epic trip, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Essential South Korea

9 days from 2253.

Take a journey through South Korea, starting in Seoul and heading to Jeonju, Wanju,...

Best of Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

10 days from 2844.

Travel from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro on a ten-day trip, including Iguazu Falls...

North India Revealed

22 days from 1352.

See the essentials of India’s north on a 22-day trip through Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,...

One Week In Costa Rica

8 days from 1022.

Head to the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica with a fun-filled adventure to San Jose,...

Turkey Explored

18 days from 2624.

Go deeper than Derinkuyu on an 18-day Turkey trip beginning and ending in Istanbul,...

Jordan & Egypt Express

9 days from 1744.

Follow in the footsteps of prophets on an adventure tour through Jordan and Egypt....

Simply Sri Lanka

8 days from 918.

Discover idyllic Sri Lanka from Negombo to Colombo on this eight-day Lonely Planet...

Best of Brazil

8 days from 1120.

Experience Brazil’s coast on an eight-day adventure. From Rio to Ilha Grande, see jaw...

Galapagos Discovery

9 days from 3103.

See the Galapagos Islands on an eight-day adventure including Isla Isabela, Isla Santa...

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22 days from 4004.

Embark on a 22 day Southern African odyssey through wildlife-rich game parks, idyllic...

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8 days from 4811.

Conquer Mt Kilimanjaro on the picturesque Marangu Route, hiking with porters on an...

Mount Toubkal Trek

7 days from 663.

Trek through Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains exploring Aroumd and Imlil and then climb...

Tanzania Family Safari

8 days from 3035.

Experience the people, culture and wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania on a small group...

Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

7 days from 1290.

Set off on a seven-day adventure through the Atlas Mountains, joining an expert guide...

Central American Adventure

33 days from 4847.

Tour jungle ruins and Caribbean coastline on a 33-day adventure to Mexico, Belize,...

Galapagos Experience

7 days from 1813.

As far as face-to-face wildlife encounters go, the Galapagos wildlife experience rivals...

Essential Italy

Visit Venice, Verona, Parma, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence and Rome with like-minded 18...

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9 days from 5864.

Travel to Tanzania on a nine-day trip taking in Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route....

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22 days from 3920.

Discover the unique and contrasting lands of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South...

Turkey Uncovered

14 days from 2066.

Discover the best of Turkey on a 14-day trip exploring Istanbul, Gallipoli, Fethiye,...

Amazing Central America

28 days from 3783.

Spend 28 days visiting Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and...

Peru Essentials

21 days from 4320.

See Peru in-depth on a trip from Lima to La Paz. Trek the Inca Trail and marvel at...

Cambodia Adventure

12 days from 1308.

Hit Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City then take a trip through Cambodia, visiting Angkor Wat...

Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure

4 days from 1810.

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park. Experience the...

Garden Route Adventure

14 days from 2478.

See Africa from Durban to Cape Town on a 14-day adventure. Tour Tsitsikamma, Addo...

Best of East Africa

20 days from 6323.

Step out onto the Serengeti and keep your eyes out for rhinos, lions, leopards and a...

Vietnam Discovery

15 days from 1436.

Discover Vietnam’s east coast on this 15-day tour, uncovering the hidden delights of...

Vanuatu Expedition

8 days from 3779.

Embark on an expedition to the beautiful islands of Vanuatu where you can trek to the...

Delhi to Goa

15 days from 1555.

Discover India in all its glory on this 15-day spice-filled adventure from Delhi...

Mount Toubkal Long Weekend Trek

5 days from 784.

Challenge yourself to this ambitious hiking trip and climb to the summit of Mount...

Central America Encompassed

31 days from 4770.

Take an epic adventure to Central America through Mexico’s hotspots like Chichen Itza,...

Wild Western USA

11 days from 3880.

Travel from LA via Joshua Tree, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Sierra Nevada to...

South India Revealed

16 days from 1660.

See the landscapes of South India on a 16-day adventure from Varkala to Goa via Kerala...

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Do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join an intrepid trip as a senior.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid's COVID-19 policy

Who are Intrepid travellers?

Intrepid adventures are for travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track. Whether you're travelling solo, with a group of friends, or are aged 18 or 70, there is an Intrepid adventure to suit your interests and comfort level. Each Intrepid adventure has a physical and cultural grading to help you decide if the trip is right for you. No special skills are required for most adventures, just a sense of adventure and a curiosity about the world. Even on our camping adventures no previous experience is required; our tents are easy to set up, even for first-time campers. 

Are there age restrictions on your trips?

For the majority of our trips the minimum age is 15. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. Our Overland Adventures have a minimum age of 18. Younger children can join us on our Family trips and Short Break Adventures, but check each trip for its minimum age, which is located on the trip’s overview page on the website. Most of our trips don’t have a maximum age limit, but a Self-Assessment Form is required for all passengers 70 years and over. 

How many people will be on my trip?

Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website. 

I’m travelling alone – is that OK?

This is the beauty of the Intrepid style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

Learn more about solo travel

I have a disability – can I join an Intrepid trip?

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary you have chosen, recognising that on many trips you will be required to carry your own bags and use public transport. 

Where we can we will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trips to facilitate the requirements of disabled travellers – such as booking ground floor accommodation, or having our leaders communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Many travellers with disabilities have been able to enjoy our trips by travelling with a friend or companion who can assist with specific needs. If joining a group trip is not practical we may be able to provide you with a private departure. Please contact our sales team for further information on any of our itineraries. 

Learn more about accessible travel with Intrepid

Do I need to buy travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips if you’re travelling internationally. Minimum coverage may differ from trip to trip, so make sure you check the Travel Insurance section in your Essential Trip Information. You will not be permitted to join the group until your leader has sighted your insurance policy number and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number – it’s really important there are no barriers to getting emergency assistance for you. 

Will I have my own room?

It's your call. Rooming on our trips is organised on a twin-share basis, but most of our trips also have the option to pay an extra fee for your own room. Just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange it for you. 

For twin-share rooms, we pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports. As a responsible tour operator, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. In the case that your gender identity differs from what's indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you. 

On a small selection of itineraries some accommodations are booked on an open-gender, multi-share basis. In those instances it will clearly be stated in your Essential Trip Information. 

How does group time work?

Whether you’re travelling alone or with a partner, our trips have a set itinerary. But within that there’s time set aside for your own exploration (if you want to – no pressure). Depending on how you're feeling, you may want to have some downtime, ask your guide for a few tips then head out alone, or hang out with the group and see where the day takes you. 

What makes a small group tour better than a coach tour?

The main difference between a small group tour and a coach tour is the size of the group; our tours have 10 travellers each (on average) while coaches can hold up to 60 people. This means that you'll never have to vie for your leader's attention on a small group tour because you'll automatically have it.

Learn more about the differences between a small group tour and a coach tour

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