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Queenstown, New Zealand – Kiwi-operated Active Adventures has today announced the launch of two marathon tour packages. In a first-of-its-kind move for the small hiking and adventure tour company, Kiwis can now tick a 10km, half, or full marathon off their list, while tying in an amazing holiday that uncovers the beautiful destinations surrounding their race location.

With both itineraries exploring regions in New Zealand’s stunning South Island and including the cost of your marathon entry, the Kaiteriteri Marathon Adventure trip takes place June 5 – 9 and tours Nelson to Nelson, and the Aoraki Marathon Adventure trip takes place October 1 -7 2021, touring Christchurch to Queenstown.

All accommodation, transport and logistics are taken care of so you can spend your time preparing for your race, and then enjoying yourself afterwards! This very closely mirrors Active Adventures’ ongoing promise of no hidden costs or stressful logistics, plus round-the-clock customer support is available in the lead up to, and throughout your trip. The suggested Activity Level for the new Marathon Adventure packages is 3-4, which means you like to stay active on your trips, or you are a goal setter and reaching the end and achieving your dreams during a holiday is of utmost importance.  

If you had planned to sign up to the Kaiteriteri to Mapua Multisport event – but haven’t yet – now is the time to set that challenge and smash it, while factoring in a holiday too! During the trip you will explore the golden beaches and mountains of the Nelson-Tasman region, you’ll explore Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes National Parks, as well as some well-earned time spent in the local wineries.  

If June is too close for you, the Aoraki Marathon Adventure tour will see you make memories exploring the epic mountains of the Southern Alps – in fact, you’ll run a marathon and visit three national parks all in one week! You will fly into Christchurch and out of Queenstown, and all of the logistics will be taken care of to leave you to run, hike, and bike through the amazing scenery of the South Island’s best spots. Starting in the Mackenzie country, you’ll take on the 10km, half or full marathon with Aoraki Mt Cook as your backdrop, before cycling part of the Alps to Ocean trail and hiking Wanakas Rocky mountain with views of Mt Aspiring National park. You’ll then towards Fiordland national Park to hike the famous Kepler track and cruise in Milford Sound. This trip is offered as either a 5 or 7 day option.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Active Adventures has many ongoing tours choose from such as luxury, adventure, family, and multi activity, every Active Adventures trip is given preferential treatment with over 100 individudal Kiwi suppliers. Benefits across the board include knowledgeable Kiwi guides, multiple activities, flexible trip itineraries, delicious culinary offerings, comfortable twin share accommodation, for one all-inclusive commissionable price/cost.

“In our 25 years, we have grown significantly as a company that New Zealanders know and love. They’re aware that we are Kiwi-operated, and that we have strong reltaionships with many suppliers in New Zealand who value our custom, particularly over the last year. As a company, we are all very active ourselves, plus we are always looking for ways to improve our Active Adventures offering. Our hope is that the introduction of Marathon Adventure tours will encourage people – athletes or not – to set a challenge of an organised run, and enjoy all of the benefits that an Active Adventures trip and knowledgeable tour guide bring alongside it,” Active Adventures CEO Wendy Van Lieshout says.

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About Active Adventures:

Based  in  Queenstown, Active  Adventures was  established  in 1996 and specialises in creating and running small group active adventures in both in New Zealand and around the world.

Winners  of  the  2018  Westpac  Queenstown  Business  Awards  and  finalists  in  the  New  Zealand International Business Awards in 2019, Active Adventures is New Zealand’s largest and most globally diverse adventure travel company.

Further Active Adventures Marathon Advenutre Tours information: 

Kaiteriteri Marathon Adventure, June 5-9 2021

Nelson to Nelson

Trip highlights:

·        Gentle pre-race walking on Rabbit Island

·        All transport including pre-race, post-race and registration

·        Post-race leg stretching and walks on the famous Abel Tasman track

·        Marlborough winery

·        Hike jaw dropping scenery in Nelson Lakes National Park

·        All accommodation, meals, and guides included

Duration – 5 days

Active 3-4

Hiking | Running | Winery

Price: $2699 per person

Kaiteriteri to Mapua Multisport Event website –

Aoraki Marathon Adventure (Mount Cook Marathon Adventure), October 1-7 2021

Christchurch to Queenstown

Trip highlights:

·        Run the Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon

·        All transport including pre-race, post-race and registration

·        Bike part of the Alps 2 Ocean trail

·        Omarama Hot Pools

·        Hike and stay in Wanaka

·        Lunch at Cardrona pub

·        Hike the Kepler track and Fiordland

·        Cruise Milford Sound

Duration – 5 or 7 Days

Active 3-4

Hiking | Running | Hot Pools

Price: 5 Days – $2899

Price: 7 Days – $3599

Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon website –