I’m Rachel Howells, the owner and operator of Adventurers Travel Company. I take my mountain bike, kayak and hiking boots to all corners of this beautiful country in search of the best experiences for you.

I spend a lot of time on the tracks and trails, checking out which ones are worth visiting or riding, figuring out the logistics and trying out accommodation options so that I can tailor a holiday itinerary for your specific requirements.

No matter what your fitness level, skill level or how much adventure you seek. I will pick out activities, locations and/or providers that will be just right for what you want.

Rachel from Adventurers in the Redwoods

At Adventurers the process of creating your holiday is highly collaborative. You are extremely important in this process. We’ll chat about your ideas and build an understanding of your requirements, before making suggestions, then working on refining the plan with you. Making your holiday in New Zealand a fantastic experience is Adventurers priority.

Safety First

Exhilarating outdoor sports come with risks. We consider you safety to be our priority. We work with providers to keep you safe throughout your New Zealand journey, no matter what you’re doing.

  • We only work with adventure activity providers who are registered with Worksafe NZ, so they’re audited regularly.
  • All the guides and instructors we use are appropriately qualified and experienced.
  • Rental companies are chosen based on their safety standards and the level of safety training they go through.
  • We communicate clearly with our clients about safety responsibility during different sections of itineraries, we ask our customers to read safety documentation to ensure they understand the responsibilities.
  • We recommend and provider rental of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), which will alert emergency services if needed.

It is important to note that you are responsible for your own safety during independent sections of the itinerary. Adventurers will provide a level of information as part of our service to you, however it is vital that this is reviewed alongside other information sources, your own knowledge and experience to make your own safety decisions about an activity based on the risks and dynamic risks perceived by you at the time.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more about our safety standards

Some Important Stuff

We strongly recommend travel insurance for your trip, in case of injury or cancellation before the trip and to cover injury, illness or unforeseen circumstances when you are here. Check that your provider covers your particular activities.

You must be honest with the Adventurers and any providers about your skill level for your chosen sport, so appropriate activities can be selected. Failure to do so may incur further costs and require changes to the itinerary.

New Zealand’s changeable weather can have a major impact on activities. Adventurers and its providers reserve the right to cancel activities if necessary due to weather conditions. For example, heli drops could be cancelled and choice of track can be changed.


Our Holiday Planning Consultations have a set price per hour. You will be invoiced after your consultation and payment is required within 7 days.

Our Off the Shelf Packages have a guide price online, final price is subject to availability for your particular requirements and dates.

Our Custom Itinerary Build has a minimum price set. Final price will depend on the complexity of the group and itinerary requirements and will be quoted to you once we have discussed a basic plan.

Our Custom Itinerary Build and Book is the total price of the specific itinerary costs (what the holiday itself costs) and also a booking fee per person per day of the itinerary.

We aim to ensure that we design itineraries that suit your budget, your time limits, and your passions. This means every itinerary – and the costs associated – is unique.

If you have a set budget in mind, let us know. We will work to realistic budgets.

Prices quoted are not fixed until booking is confirmed and first deposit is paid. You can find our Terms and Conditions of payment here Adventurers Terms and Conditions of Booking

Sustainability and Environment

New Zealand is lucky to still have some amazing wilderness and pristine areas. It is both our responsibility as a tourism operator and your responsibility as a visitor to ensure we do all we can to protect and conserve these precious places.

We encourage our clients to make the Tiaki Promise to New Zealand. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

We are strong supporters of the of Leave No Trace movement. This is an educational program emphasizing personal decision making and skill development designed to encourage an ethic of minimum impact recreation and travel. We encourage our clients to read and adhere to the Leave No Trace Pocket Guide.


At Adventurers we take your privacy very seriously, for a copy of our privacy policy please click here

Our Partnerships

We have proudly partnered with Sports Armour NZ to give our clients accessibility to leading-edge innovative products which are perfect for mountain biking knee and elbow protection.

G-FORM – Impact-absorbing padded apparel and sleeve technology that is flexible, lightweight, has adaptable fit and is super-protective with innovative patented technology (padding hardens on impact)

Contact us for client discount code.



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