New Zealand is considered by many to be a dream destination filled with spectacular landscapes and incredible far-flung places. But New Zealand is the perfect holiday destination for adrenaline seekers and enthusiasts. No wonder this country is dubbed the "adventure capital of the world." So, if you are planning a vacation to New Zealand, we recommend that you not only seek glory in its nature but also in the great adventure sports there. And to help you choose the best, here is a list of top New Zealand adventure activities.
Go to the clear sky above the beautiful countryside of New Zealand and jump from the plane is one of the most powerful and exciting feeling games you've ever found. If you don't have the experience to jump solo, you can exercise lessons or jump in a tandem skydive in New Zealand, with a qualified instructor. You can skydive in different locations around New Zealand, including Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake Taupo, Auckland and Bay of Plenty.
If you're on vacation in New Zealand and haven't tried bungee jumping, you've missed something significant on the trip. As bungy home, New Zealand will not disappoint you! You can try bungee jumping from specialty spots and even do it from unique places like bungy off Auckland Harbor Bridge or over the Waikato River in Taupo. The most famous is the Nevis Bungy jump, the largest in New Zealand at 143 meters high.
#3. Jet Boating
Jet Boating is one of the most thrilling water adventure sports in New Zealand and will take you on a quick ride through canyons, shallow waters, rocks, and river beds. Feel the power of water when you jet boat a spectacular river near thundering Huka Falls of Lake Taupo or negotiate a 360-degree rotation on one of Queenstown's spectacular rivers. This adventure activity is also one of the most popular things to do in New Zealand.
New Zealand is one of the best rafting destinations in the world, with some of the wildest rivers imaginable. From the highest rafted waterfall in the world (7m) in Rotorua to the rivers where rapids stretch from a moderate level 1 to an extreme level 5, New Zealand has everything. Tongariro River in Lake Taupo, the wild West Coast, and Queenstown is the famous rafting spots in the country. Rafting is another remarkable experience to put on your bucket list.
Caving is one of the most unique and thrilling adventure sports in New Zealand. The country has an extensive network of cave systems, and New Zealand is to the top of the list of spelunkers (cavers). Walk or float (black - water rafting as mentioned) through the spectacular Waitomo Cave or enjoy guided underground adventures in Nelson where the southern hemisphere's deepest sink is located.
If you are looking for the perfect adventure in New Zealand, then you definitely have to try canyoning because it is an extreme sport that includes a perfect blend of adrenaline and natural beauty. Leap over waterfalls that spew out, slide down rocks, zip line and abseil down beautiful canyons is the New Zealand's most wild adventures.
Queenstown and Wanaka are great places to canyoning. Wanaka is especially notable with in-depth canyon tours that combine everything from hiking to swimming, rock climbing, and rappelling. Canyoning is also held in remote mountain locations around Auckland, Coromandel, Nelson, Canterbury, and Wanaka.
#7. Zip Lining
New Zealand is one of the most exciting places in the world for Zip Lining. Fly through the treetops in Rotorua or look at the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, or combine zip lining with river tubing and glowing worms in the West Coast. It is the perfect combination of adrenalin, nature, and speed.
Zorb in New Zealand is the latest craze! Basically, Zorb is a big inflated plastic ball, with another ball in which you roll down a hill, at speeds of up to 50 km per hour! Zorb is very safe because there is an air cushion between you and the ground. This experience is best enjoyed at OGO Rotorua, the largest football field in the world and invented by the people who invented Zorbing.
Have you already engaged in any of these adventures? Just share your experience in comments! We're curious about that.