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Adventure travelers are perhaps more drawn to New Zealand than any other country; after all it is the country that invented bungee jumping. Thrill seekers from all across the world journey here to enjoy all the excitement while surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery on the planet. We would love to help you discover all the best New Zealand has to offer.
If you are looking to go tramping (the Kiwi term for hiking) then you have no shortage of options to consider. Chose from the nine Great Walks which expedition is right for you. The Milford Track, most notable of New Zealand's premiere multi-day hikes, has been called the “finest walk in the world.” Looking for an even bigger thrill? In New Zealand you can also take a heli-hike tour on a glacier or trek volcanic regions that still have active cones.
…or “bungy jumping”, as it's spelled in New Zealand, was invented by a fearless Kiwi named AJ Hackett who was made famous when he bungeed off the Eiffel Tower. Since then jumping off of things has become one of the most popular past times in New Zealand. Sky diving, bungy jumping, canyon swings, and zip lining are among the most heart-racing ways to spend an afternoon!
One of the most well-known adventures in New Zealand is the Shotover Jet boat ride: a one-of-a-kind ride through narrow canyons that includes 360° spins! Perhaps you’d prefer to slow your adventure down for a day and enjoy a guided boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Rafting and kayaking tours are also popular and combine excitement with the overwhelming beauty this country boasts. “A New Zealand kayaking tour can take you anywhere from the sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds to open water safaris.” You can also take a kayak on Lake Taupo to see the Maori rock carvings or down the rapids at the Whanganui River!
Diving in the cool waters of New Zealand allows you the chance to discover an array of hidden secrets. A world-class wreck dive off the coast of New Zealand, the MS Mikhail Lermontov, is one of the largest cruise ships to sink since the Titanic, and every visit to the site reveals hidden gems once thought lost and forgotten. We’re also going to let you in on the Kiwi’s secret Tutukaka, one of the premiere land based diving gateways that gives entrance to the Poor Knights Island and some incredible fish, sponge gardens, urchins, and anemones making the diving and snorkeling simply remarkable.
We do hope that you find this information helpful. Don’t hesitate to call us at toll free 888-359-2877 (Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm CST) or visit www.AboutNewZealand.com. We can’t wait to help you customize your once-in-a-lifetime adventure to New Zealand.