Adventure Junkies

Adventure Junkies


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Adventure Junkies

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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


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Jeff Nelson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

A word limit, damn! Russ thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime mate! It truly was the greatest experience of my life getting out around this beautiful country and doing all the crazy things we did. Everything was organized for us, we didn't miss a single thing that we wanted to do. Russ tracks the weather and the emotion on your faces, he knows exactly what you need before you find the words to voice it. If it's raining and your skydive is cancelled, he already has 5 back up activities planned for you so no worries. Two hours in I trusted Russ explicitly to handle everything. This tour is for anyone looking to get out and do something out of the norm, its not a beach lounge tour, this is a heart pumping and life changing one, DO IT! The hotels were great, always nice people, good beds, and damn decent wifi for you to share all about the days activities. Russ knows someone just about everywhere you go, and always has the local pub in mind so you never have to worry about what you're going to do after dinner. If you are worried about going alone, don't be. I did it and made some awesome friends that I will continue to travel with and share my adventures with. Russ does not run this like every other tour guide. Yes he will guide you around and tell you local stories, mythological stories, point out the native birds and trees, but he also becomes a great mate. He doesn't live to clock out at 5pm, he wants to have a good time with you and share in the adventures and that is what makes this great. I hope everyone who has a dream of pushing the envelope a bit further and learning more about themselves does this adventure. Welcome future JUNKIES to a whole new level!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Sanzio Carvalho


Ranking: 10/10

We took a group of 14 adults to Queenstown NZ and Adventures Junkies hosted us perfectly, showing total professionalism and knowledgee on all that Queenstown has to offer.
We did heli biking, rafting, bungying, paragliding, gondola, and much more including a winery visit on bikes. Thanks Russ and Adventure Junkies for the great experience and friendship.
Cheers mate!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Naomi Smith - Lewis


Ranking: 10/10

For our milestone birthdays this year, we opted for the Adrenaline NZ tour. The tour was great value for the money, as it was jam packed with amazing activities, laughs, and good food yet not feeling rushed or pushed into anything. Because I booked this knowing I had a fear of heights, I knew many activities would be a challenge for me. As the days progressed, I instantly became a "FOMO"(as Russ called it)...fear of missing out! The whole group atmosphere enabled such a positive vibe :D Skydiving was my favourite! My husband loved the heli mountain biking and hopes to now do heli skiing in winter! Thank you for everything Russ! You were tremendously organized, professional, fun and easy going. Highly recommended to any one of any age!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Michael Engemann


Ranking: 10/10

I was part of the 2015 Adventure Junkies Adrenaline Tour from 23rd March until the 1st April. The tour consisted of some of the best adventure activities that New Zealand's south island has to offer, from skydiving to mountain biking and bungy jumping.

All of the activities were perfectly set out meaning nothing was hurried and we were able to relax in between each. Russ also strived to keep driving times down to a minimum so we never spent long in the car.
Everything is organised for you from accommodation to activities and even two meals a day and snacks in between!

I loved every moment of the trip. The activities are quite varied and Russ is a fantastic guide with local knowledge of everything down to the trees, good places to eat and where scenes of LoTR were shot. He's extremly easy going and is well known throughout the locations you visit on tour.

Thank you again for such an amazing experience! If you're reading this because you can't decide if you want to give this a go, all I can say is just do it, totally worth it!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Christina Panou


Ranking: 10/10

Well it has been 2 days since our 10 day tour finished... and withdrawals have set in! I know rating 10/10 can be cliché but the experience.. the adventures and of course the adrenalin warrant a 10/10! It is obvious to see that Russ, the tour guide/owner loves his job he goes above and beyond for everyone on the trip and joins in on all the fun and action! This tour takes care of accommodation, food, along with all the sightseeing and activities. And don't think accommodation or food is skimped on- my expectations were definitely exceeded! Thank you Russ, for an adventure I will never forget! I will definitely be back to New Zealand and calling on Adventure Junkies!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kirsti Hann


Ranking: 10/10

Just completed a adventurous and fun filled ten days. This tour had everything from viewing the amazing scenery on offer from above, the water , sides of mountains, and the good old fashioned way on the bike. the program although jam packed offered enough time for activities that of your personal choice, but adapt the prescribed activities to suit your capabilities. Russ was amazing as our tour guide/ organiser/ team motivator/ buddy. He even assisted prior to the tour when I was having difficulties organizing insurance. I would not have been able to organize all these activities on my own and when adding up the costs of me organizing all these activities, the tour was great value. I would recommend this tour to any thrill seekers out there.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Katharine Mistretta

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Just returned from an unforgettable trip with Adventure Junkies. Our group consisted of 5 awesome people and Russ, our knowledgable and really fun guide. Every day was filled with adventure and surprises as well as great food, lots of laughs, and the best company. Accommodations were modest but super comfortable. Highlight of the trip were the van rides and meeting new people, making lifelong friends. If you want to do something completely different and not stress about the logistics and planning, this is the BEST trip you could take. To echo Nikki, I wish AJ was in every country! Thanks so much Russ and keep up the great work!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Richard Edge

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Had such an amazing 10 days with a group of complete strangers but by the end we were good friends. Russ was a great tour guide and some how managed to cater for everyones needs.

The range of activities on offer were fabulous and there was still time in the tour to squeeze in a couple of extra activities in Queenstown.

All I can say is that if you're are looking for an adventure in NZ without the hassle of organising it all the Russ at Adventure Junkies is your man.

Reviewed about 8 years ago