If you’re seeking thrills and wanting to release the daredevil within, there is no better place to do so than in New Zealand. The two islands of New Zealand are naturally conducive for extreme adventure sports, and choices abound in terms of adventure activities here. So, whether you are fond of bungy jumping, sky-diving, off-road driving, rafting, or canyoning – find them all, and enjoy them all at New Zealand.
In the middle of the North Island, grab this opportunity to go underground. Cave-touring in this region is hard to beat. Enjoy a delightful boat ride through the caves and gaze at the glow worms – that are unique to the region- illumine the pathway with their natural light for you. On the outside of the caves, climb your way to the top and abseil down, soaking up the breathtaking views with every bounce down the rock.
Bay of Islands
Up the very north end of New Zealand is a literal bay of islands. The relaxed beach vibe welcomes adventurers from all over the world who are keen to bungy jump or sky dive. The surrounding blue ocean is hard to ignore. So there are a whole range of water activities as well to get your adrenaline pumping. Enjoy rafting, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving here. You could also opt for a super-fast boat ride to the iconic Hole in the Rock.
Heading down south of South Island will take you driving through volcanic mountains, winding roads, and endless lakes that glisten in the sun. Queenstown is the number one destination for adventure junkies to indulge in extreme sports. The winter is ideal for skiing and snow sports down the high mountain peaks, while the summer sun warms up the lakes for water sports. Hotels, hostels, and tour groups aren’t in short supply in Queenstown and most of them won’t disappoint you.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
The legendary beauty of New Zealand comes to life in this region. The Aoraki area has enough in store to breathe life into your wildest adventure fantasies. Other than glacier climbing, for which the snow-capped mountains are perfect, try kayaking on Mueller Lake with breathtaking views of Aoraki for a once-in-a lifetime-experience. For skiing, it is advisable to head for Tasman Glacier and the Ben Ohau and Liebig Ranges. Hiking, bushwalking, and mountaineering are other popular activities to be enjoyed in the park.
If travelling with friends or family, the most convenient and comfortable way to arrive at one adventure site from another is to hire a car with Hertz, one of the best car rental services.