Best New Trips in the World: Bike and Hike Southern New Zealand

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present New Zealand. The world's far corners are now well within reach.

NEW ZEALAND: All-Access Kiwiland

The North Island has the Bay of Islands and the best surfing; the South Island trumpets Queenstown and world-class hiking. For decades, New Zealand’s two halves have been vying for the country’s title of premier travel destination. But Active New Zealand just gave the South Island a major one-up: the first guided hiking and bicycle crossing from coast to coast. For this 13-day trip, the high-octane outfitter has chosen the wildest route possible, using little-known tracks (Kiwi for trails) and New Zealand’s excellent hut system, which offers everything from bare-bones shelters to cushy crash pads with private bunks and kitchens.

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