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New Zealand is rightly famous as the adventure capital of the World. Below you will find 5 of the top activities to do during your stay in New Zealand.
Top 5 activities to try in New Zealand
Number 5 goes to the kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park. The Park is renowned for its spectacular scenery with secret waterfalls, many bays, small island and golden beaches. With a kayak tour you can reach all the secret bays and the best spots. With a picnic on a secluded beach, the tour is an unforgettable experience.
4th place goes to bungee jumping in Queenstown. A unique adrenaline rush! There are many options to do bungee jumping in New Zealand, but in Queenstown you have a wide choice of different jumps. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy is the world's first bungy, at a height of 43 meters - jumping from a bridge and overlooking the canyon and the river below. Next, there is the legendary Nevis Bungy, the highest in Queenstown at 134m and 8.5 seconds of freefall. Also there's the Ledge Bungy, with a stunning panoramic view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu and night jump options. For those who don’t want to try a bungy jump don't forget the Canyon Swing in Queenstown - 109 m high , 60m freefall, 200m swing - a different kind of jump with a soft landing and an amazing swing between two cliffs.
In 3rd position is the Tongariro National Park, the one-day Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a stunning walk through the impressive volcanic landscape of New Zealand. A beautiful walk along steaming craters and emerald-green lakes with a great view on active volcanoes. A remarkable walk and rated as one of the best one day walks in the World!
Second place is in the sea. Stuning Kaikoura in the south island provides the unique opportunity to swim with wild dolphins. Arranged with wetsuit and snorkel gear you are ready prepared for the open sea. Once a "pod" is sighted, you have the chance to swim with these magnificent animals in a well managed and natural environment. The Dusky Dolphins are found in huge pods of up 200 in Kaikoura. An outstanding opportunity to admire the elegant animals in their natural environment.
And the number 1 spot goes to Skydive Abel Tasman. The ultimate thrill! Jump options go up to 16.000 ft. The panoramic view over the Abel Tasman National Park and the turquoise water is breathtaking. You can see the West Coast, Farewell Spit, and the highest mountain peaks of the North Island. With up to 70 seconds of freefall - the parachute jump is an unforgettable experience.
If you are interested in any of these activities or other adventure, hike or cycle thrills then check out the amazing trips offered by Flying Kiwi adventure tours which feature all of the activities listed in this article.