Guided Sailing Trips For Older Adults in New Zealand

Ability Adventures makes booking a guided tour easy – everything will be organized for you so you can focus on enjoying New Zealand without worrying about navigation or planning!

Topdeck passengers tend to be an eclectic mix of Australians and New Zealanders with some Brits and Canadians mixed in, whereas Life Before Work clients are comprised of young professionals from Australia/NZ as well as internationally.

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Surrounded by volcanic mountains, pristine forests and gorgeous beaches – Lake Taupo also hosts several raging waterfalls and active geothermal wonderlands that offer unforgettable sights and experiences for visitors to New Zealand.

Lake Taupo should be on any New Zealand visitor’s itinerary. From its majestic Huka Falls to the tranquil Craters of the Moon, this region brims with natural beauty. Additionally, adrenaline junkies will love this destination with plenty of opportunities for jet boating, river rafting and hiking in Tongariro National Park.

Lake Taupo covers 193 km in area and boasts a maximum depth of 186 metres, making it one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. Drained by the Waikato River and its tributaries – Waitahanui and Tongariro rivers in particular – Lake Taupo offers excellent trout fishing opportunities.

Lakeside walkways around Taupo provide great sightseeing, while for an experience you won’t forget, why not rent a boat and explore its waters or kayak over to Mine Bay to view Maori rock carvings? Alternatively, hike up Acacia Bay volcanic crater and visit its “Hole in the Rock”, or take an enjoyable stroll along its 71km Great Lake Trail?

Waitemata Harbour

Auckland, the largest city and gateway to its beautiful natural landscape, is one of New Zealand’s most striking cities and known as “The City of Sails.” Boasting twin harbors, magnificent surrounding islands, and an exciting waterfront scene – Auckland stands as an idyllic escape.

Waitemata Harbour, Auckland’s primary hub, extends east into Hauraki Gulf through Stanley Bay and connects its main port with Auckland Waterfront as well as to Pacific Ocean via Stanley Bay.

Tourism activities available here include cruises, yachting and swimming – in particular during America’s Cup sailing competition held every January which draws in many sailors as well as celebrities from around the globe.

Auckland Harbour is an incredibly scenic harbour that draws senior tourists. There is so much to do here – from shopping and dining in Auckland’s central city to exploring its beaches and islands nearby.

New Zealand offers something exciting and varied for people of all ages to experience on their travels, whether that means scenic cruises, adrenalin pumping adventures or learning about its culture and history. Ability Adventures has everything you need for the trip of your dreams; our fully customizable tours include mobility support services such as mobility scooter rentals or scooter shuttles, sight guiding or sign language interpretation – whatever best meets your individual needs and abilities! We hope that soon everyone can discover this magnificent country for themselves!


Queenstown is situated along Lake Wakatipu and encased by the dramatic Southern Alps, making it New Zealand’s adventure capital and drawing thrill-seekers from around the globe. Here you can take part in activities such as bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge; jet boating on Shotover and Dart Rivers; skiing at Remarkables or Coronet Peak – to name but a few!

Auckland offers an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and bars that contribute to a lively nightlife scene. At The Remarkables Bar you can take in breathtaking lake and mountain views with a drink, while Cowboys is a Kiwi version of an American country club complete with tacky decor and mechanical bull. Or for something a bit different why not take a ferry ride over to Rangitoto Island where there’s an active volcanic reserve to explore and walk up to its summit for panoramic views over Auckland and its islands!

Queenstown in late autumn offers the ideal combination of crowd-free experiences while experiencing all that New Zealand has to offer. Temperatures remain comfortable enough for outdoor activities while domestic tourists are less prevalent compared to summer peaks. From picturesque vineyards to preserved Maori heritage, there’s much to discover and do during this trip!

Walter Peak High Country Farm

New Zealand offers an idyllic travel experience for older adults. From thermal hot springs and massive fjords, luxurious vineyards, surreal journeys in nature and thermal hot springs; New Zealand boasts a diverse landscape offering many destinations to discover. This two-week tour is tailor-made specifically for senior travellers and can be adjusted according to your personal pace of travel.

Experience rural New Zealand on board the iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw as you make your way across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on its southern western shore. Your host will then give a tour of this farm before inviting you for high country dining at Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant followed by morning or afternoon tea on its expansive grounds.

New Zealand’s landscape is dominated by the Southern Alps that run along its South Island. Tour guides may take you on day tours to Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Routeburn Track or Franz Josef Glacier; alternatively you may board one of New Zealand’s scenic trains that travel the beautiful landscapes like Hokitika on its west coast and Franz Josef Glacier! Their spacious yet comfortable seats allow passengers to unwind while snacking on tasty treats from their cafe car!