Adventure Activities in New Zealand

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Blessed with diverse geographical features and formations as well as an abundance of waterways, New Zealand is a coveted destination for adventure enthusiasts. From skydiving to zip-lining and canoeing, it offers many innovative ways to get an adrenaline rush!

1. Get Your Heart Pounding with Tandem Sky Diving

Get Your Heart Pounding with Tandem Sky Diving
Get a bird’s eye view of spectacular landscape of New Zealand as you sky dive from about 12,000 feet. Queenstown, Lake Wanaka, Lake Taupo, Bay of Plenty, and Central Otago are some of the popular sky diving spots.

Timing: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.

2. Take a Big Leap with Bungee Jumping

Take a Big Leap with Bungee Jumping
New Zealand is a bungee jumping paradise with plenty of bridges, rail viaducts, stadium roofs, and special platforms on the edge of cliffs awaiting you. You can jump off Auckland Harbor Bridge or try Nevis bungee which is the highest with a 134-metre plunge. Or take a dip in the Waikato River at the end of your jump from Taupo Bungee!

Timing: 8.00 am onwards.

3. Zoom Around on a Jet Boat

Zoom Around on a Jet Boat
An adventure activity that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, jet boating first came to the forefront in the 1950s. Shoot through narrow river gorges as you skim the surface of the water. Queenstown and Canterbury offer the best opportunities followed closely by Buller and Waikato Rivers.

Timing: 8.00 am onwards

4. Battle the Waters as You Go Rafting

Battle the Waters as You Go Rafting
You can find rivers from Grade 1 through 5 in New Zealand with the latter being considered extreme sports. Experienced guides can take you on trips ranging from an hour to five hours with necessary gear and clothing provided. Lake Taupo, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Queenstown, and Christchurch are some places to be if rafting is your kind of thing.
Timing: All day.

5. Step Inside a Caving Adventure

Step Inside a Caving Adventure
It is popularly believed that the caves in New Zealand are both among the most challenging and the most spectacular in the world. The most famous of these are the Waitomo Caves prominent among them being the Glowworm Grotto. South Island is also abundant in caving adventures.

Timing: All day.

6. Take in the Scenery as You Go Zip Lining

Take in the Scenery as You Go Zip Lining
A great way of seeing some spectacular landscapes and natural as well as manmade wonders, zip lining is fast, thrilling, and fun. Cover forests, rivers, and canyons at places like Rotorua, Waiheke Island, Queenstown, and Lake Wakatipu amongst others.

Timing: All day.

7. Skim Through the Water as You Go Canoeing

Skim Through the Water as You Go Canoeing
Abel Tasman National Park, Bay of Islands, Marlborough Sounds, and the Whanganui River offer plenty of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. You will be able to keep dolphins company and see Maori rock carvings. You might also get the chance to paddle a Maori Waka.

Timing: 8.00 am onwards.

These are several ways in which you can explore New Zealand while simultaneously experiencing some thrilling moments. Let us know what gets your adrenaline pumping and sit back while we at GoFro plan the perfect adventure holiday for you!

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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