New Zealand may be widely considered one of the most serene places on the earth. However, there is a flipside to it. It is also one of those places where you can have the maximum fun and indulge in all sorts of adventure sports that you love! We have lined up some of the most exciting and fun things to do in the country, so take your pick and plan your holiday accordingly.
Have you ever wanted to let go of all your inhibitions and just take the plunge into the unknown? Bungee jumping is just the thing for you to do then. There are different places in New Zealand where you can jump off bridges, rail viaducts, as well as special high points designed for the purpose. If you are up for it, try the Nevis Bungee, which is supposed to be highest point with a 134 metre plunge. It is done off the Auckland Harbour Bridge and is set across the unbelievably gorgeous Waitemata Harbour. Just Ahead of the Huka Falls, there is another beautiful bungee location called the Taupo Bungee, wherein you are just above the Waikato River after a 154 feet plunge.
Another activity New Zealand is famous for is the river rafting. There are streams here that range from Grade 1 to Grade 5 in increasing order of intensity. These rafting trips range from a couple of hours to up to 5 days, where you can explore the interiors of forests and the Wild West Coast. There are other places around Queenstown and Christchurch where you can find the best rafting trails with professionals who will make sure you have a safe trip.
Adrenaline junkies from across the world visit New Zealand for Skydiving and if this is something you have wanted to try for long, then you absolutely must. Imagine falling face down from 12000 feet above the ground, and being able to see the outline of planet earth – there is literally nothing more adventurous you will ever do in your life!! The view consists of volcanoes, forests, sparkling clean waters as well as other natural wonders. There are several operators that handle skydiving tours in New Zealand and all you need to do is prior booking and undergo special training so that you can take the ultimate plunge.
Zip lining is another amazing adventure sport you can partake in when in New Zealand. Imagine zipping away through forests, and across rivers and harbours! It’s a fun activity and you can enjoy it with your friends and family or even alone if you’d like. Going past so many different eco-systems it’ll be a swell experience.
There are so many caves and formations in New Zealand; it would be a crime not to go see them. They have some of the most challenging caves in the world, and to explore them, battling odds of physical resistance, is quite an adventure sport in itself. The Waitomo Caves in the Waikato Region as well as the Fiordland, Nelson and West Coast Region are famous for some of the best known cave tours.