AUSTRALASIA TRAVEL

6 Adventure Activities you must do in New Zealand

Most people that travel to New Zealand aren’t after the beaches and sun. Lets be honest they are after the nature and the beauty of the country, but also the adrenaline! Whether that activity is skydiving 15,000ft, hiking, luging or even white water rafting you are sure to find an abundance of activities for any type of adrenaline.

New Zealand is loaded with adventure activities and they also cater for mild to severe adventure seekers all across the country. Having visited New Zealand and experienced some amazing adventure activities, I thought I would share the best with you. So have a read and give some of them a go!

Heli Hiking on Franz Josef Glacier– As quickly as people go up, the Glacier retreats that little bit more each year, which is what makes this trip that more special as in 20 year’s time it may not even exist. You now reach the glacier by helicopter due to the fact the glacier is retreating at such a fast rate, and then you work your way over the glacier looking amongst this impressive and amazingly beautiful place. The activity is obviously weather dependant and you could wait for days, but trust me it’s worth the wait.

Bungy Jumping in Queenstown – I reckon it is probably one of the most famous activity in the whole of Queenstown, possibly the world. Queenstown is known for its adrenaline fuelled activities and this one is the winner. The Nevis Bungy, the highest in New Zealand is not for the faint hearted but will certainly provide that rush you may be looking for!

The Tongariro Crossing – Voted in the top 10 one day walks in the world, and yes it’s a toughie and does rely on the weather massively, it is still one of the best walks in the world. Of course you need to be fit and not have been on a massive night out the day before but for the experience, this one is up there!

Black Water Rafting with glow-worms in Waitomo – I 100% didn’t do this, but my friend did and loved it. You crawl through pitch black caves with a rubber ring and the cave is lit by glow worms above your head. Now this wasn’t for me, tight spaces and pitch black darkness but I am told it’s great and a lot of fun!

Luging down hills – Luging is something that you only tend to find in the Olympics but in Queenstown and Rotorua they have cemented up a track and turned it in to a snow-free luge track! You can limit your adrenaline as you’re in control, so if you’re not that much of a thrill seeker this is the activity for you!

Go Whale Watching or swim with dolphins in Kaikoura – This is known across New Zealand as the place to see dolphins and whales. You can jump on a boat or jump in the water and they offer the full experience of swimming with these wonderful creatures.

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