New Zealand is the perfect destination for outdoor activities and adventures. Whether it’s cruising through fiords or bathing in hot springs, New Zealand has something for everyone.
Begin your adventure in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the world. Set on beautiful Lake Wakatipu with the dramatic Remarkable Mountains as a backdrop, Queenstown offers an abundance of adventure activities, including bungee jumping, jet boating, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, parasailing, skydiving, horseback riding, and more!
While in Queenstown, don’t miss the chance to take a day trip to Milford Sound. The Fiordlands are absolutely breathtaking. Marvel at the mountains from above in a helicopter or gaze up through the mist of the waterfalls from a cruise boat. Be on the look-out and you might even sight the dolphins and penguins that inhabit the sound.
After you have had your adrenaline kick, fly up to Rotorua on the North Island. Rotorua is the heartland of Maori culture in New Zealand. Here you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the stories of the Maori people.
Take this opportunity to sample some indigenous flavours cooked using traditional Hangi methods. Rotorua is also famous for its geysers, mud pools, and thermal springs. The living, breathing landscapes of the thermal parks never fails to amaze.
Rotorua also has its share of great adventure activities. You can whitewater raft over Kaituna Falls, the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Or try “zorbing,” which is a quirky and unique adventure that puts you in the center of a large rubber ball as it rolls and bounces down a hill in the Kiwi countryside! There are also many other traditional activities for outdoor lovers, including fishing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking.
New Zealand is a perfect holiday for thrill-seekers and nature lovers.