With Mystery Adventures you take a chance, get an adventure, and guarantee an unforgettable memory. Have a Social Nature Movement Mystery Adventure and discover where in New Zealand you could go, what you might see and what you can do. Any one of our popular covert destinations or secret seclusions is sure to tantalize you, mixed with our amazing experiences…
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With Mystery Adventures you take a chance, get an adventure, and guarantee an unforgettable memory.
Have a Social Nature Movement Mystery Adventure and discover where in New Zealand you could go, what you might see and what you can do. Any one of our popular covert destinations or secret seclusions is sure to tantalize you, mixed with our amazing experiences and captivating tours.
Mystery trips gives you a surprise travel vacation and time to think about that sunrise experience in Golden Bay, moonlight tours on the High Country Mackenzie Basin Station, or discovering penguins in the Catlins! Want a weekend away or simply can’t decide? Why not make it a mystery getaway and simply pack up and go, because Social Nature Movement Mystery Adventures are waiting for you here in NZ!
Perhaps you find yourself wondering where Cleopatra's tomb is, is there a money pit on Oak Island, whether the Copper Scroll treasure is real, what the fate of the Ark of the Covenant was, if the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were real and is there a City of Atlantis? Inquisitive questions like this might make you feel similar to famous adventurers like Alexander von Humboldt, Marco Polo, Jacque Cousteau, Jean Batten, Sir Edmund Hillary, Dame Naomi James, Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl, Steve Irwin or Bear Grylls. Imagine what Dutch explorer Abel Tasman experienced when he sailed into New Zealand waters.
A Mystery Adventure is your anonymous ticket, exciting curiosity and awe to secret far-flung NZ journeys, helping scratch that travelling itch, ensure you support local and discover more of this beautiful countries unidentified destinations you may not have seen.
On average, it takes people more than 22 hours and 139 website visits to research and book an experience — without even knowing for sure that it will be perfect.
We covertly plan everything for you; just turn up! Open the front door, we’ll secretively get you around New Zealand, accommodate you, feed you, inspire you and take good care of you! Mystery Adventures takes the admin out of booking an unknown holiday – you don’t have to research and plan all the separate elements – all you have to do is pack up and go. Perhaps you have already been there, done that with all your experience, want some spice in your life from the daily grind or are simply overwhelmed by all the choices in this modern world and committing to something is the hardest part. Let us at SNM do everything for you - above and beyond - with a private guide and everything else taken care of.
If you’re not sure when you can go or perhaps you want to secretively treat someone in need of a weekend away; then buy a mysterious voucher now with the adventurous date decided later. It may be for yourself, your best friend, a loved one, family, friends or a simple act of kindness to a random person.
What we offer is also an outline, not a strict itinerary, because we adapt to you, the weather, etc. Our Pioneer package is often local and any day of the week, the Traveler is often over the weekend and further afield, Explorers usually extend the weekend taking Friday to Monday off and Adventurers like to go midweek Wednesday-Wednesday or Sunday-Saturday allowing for a day either side.
We accept the inherent challenge with Mystery Adventures is subjectivity. But one must remember; subjectivity coupled with the unknown is in part essential to the true meaning of adventure and surprise travel vacations. So what we guarantee is not waking up to concrete walls, an annoying alarm clock, surprise expenses, cutting costs through cheaper alternatives and any other anxious annoyances which we have avoided.
Just Imagine! Mystery trips are like winning the lottery only it’s anonymous, curious, vigorous, fabulous, glorious, spacious, desirous, wondrous, delicious and marvelous. But don’t let our wordsmithery slow you down from booking your Mystery Adventures getaway. If this all seems like you, book your tickets here and expect the unexpected. You need to get lost to find yourself.
How to book
1) Pick a package: Four packages to choose from – Pioneer (1 day), Traveler (2 days), Explorer (4 days) and Adventurer (7 days).
2) Pick a date: Choose dates that suit you.
3) Pick your preferences: let us profile you just a little.
Book with confidence and make changes to your Mystery Adventure booking with fair and reasonably low charges.
- First Aid Kit
- Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
- Any other relevant items dependent on the mystery adventure
Your everyday clothes
Check out our booking tab, click the book now button or fill an enquiry here.
Left or right?
Yes, simply select at checkout
Yes, simply purchase and put as many details in as you can. When the recipient has decided when they'd like to travel, they need to get back in touch with us and our team will do the rest.
Around 3 days before departure. Even though the mystery is available to view at this time, you can still keep it closed for a full-immersion mystery
Simply take enough clothing for any common activities; swim wear, fitness gear, dress wear, camp clothes etc. and indeed know the seasons so pack accordingly (winter; bring extra warm layers).
Whenever you like. In fact, if you really want an even bigger surprise and mystery; we can make the date an unknown and we simply send you our Mystery Adventure package three days before departure and pick you up on that day.
Simply ring or email us...
We profile you a little bit so that helps ensure we are not climbing mountains if you are unfit, we also ensure that regardless of the weather, you will get a superb experience and we have never had a complaint!
This changes depending on what we do and where we go, but generic items are:
- Thermal bottom leggings,
- Thin merino shirt / thermal shirt x 2
- Fleece jumper x1
- Woolen jumper x1
- Wind and Rain-proof Jacket
- Warm beanie
- Neck warmer / scarf
- Warm gloves
- Closed-toe footwear
- Personal medication
- Water bottle,
- Head torch,
- Waterproof pack liner
- Backpack to put all of the above in
All of the above is available to rent / hire / buy
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