Regarded as the "Adventure Capital of the World", Queenstown is also New Zealand's premier visitor destination. If there is any place in the world to visit to complete your adventure "to-do" list, it's here!
Offering everything from skydiving, skiing, bungy jumping and heli-skiing, to jet boating, canyon swinging and white water rafting, Queenstown is simply full of possibilities!
2. West Coast Glaciers
The West Coast Glacier's of New Zealand's South Island are a popular attraction for visitors seeking adventure. The two most accessible are Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, with tour operators offering daily hiking adventures in these glaciers.
For those looking for something a little more extreme, a heli-hike will be the choice for you. This activity combines a helicopter adventure with exploration of the glaciers and is a must if you have the cash available.
3. Fiordland National Park
Fiordland is World-Heritage Listed area, renowned for being the home to Mitre Peak, Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and some of New Zealand's great walks.
The gateway to Fiordland, Te Anau, is rated as a top outdoor and adventure destination and offers activities like kayaking, jet boating, mountain biking, paintball and quad bikes...just to name a few.
4. Mt Aspiring National Park
Mount Aspiring National Park is a paradise for mountaineers, boasting a remote wilderness of high mountains and beautiful river valleys. It is home to one of New Zealand's most famous tracks: The Routeburn Track. This Southland Great Walk traverses 32 kilometres, covering several National Parks and exposing hikers to a unique alpine wilderness.
Rotorua is positioned on New Zealand's North Island and is overflowing with fun and adventurous activities for travellers. 4WDing is particularly big here, with a handful of tour operators ensuring your choices are wide.
Rotorua is also the home of Zorbing; one of the latest crazes to hit New Zealand. Other great activities in offer include helicopter adventures, riverjet cruises, duck tours, rafting and sky diving.
Auckland is a city where sailing and canynoning aren't just attractions for tourists; they are a way of life for the locals as well. As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland offers breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, idyllic holiday islands and an outstanding nightlife scene.
While visiting you should also add kayaking, the Skywalk and the Skyjump to your list of things to do!
New Zealand's Northland is (as the name suggests) the northern-most part of New Zealand. It is home to the glorious Bay of Islands; a region that is the undeniable hotspot for sky diving. Thrill seekers can enjoy unsurpassed views of 144 islands as they plummet from 5000-feet in what is described as one of the most exhilarating adrenaline rushes that man can experience.