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Top things to try in New Zealand for adventure lovers

If you’re an adventure lover, you’ll be pleased to know that in New Zealand, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do to boost your adrenalin levels. If you ask any kiwi for ten things to do in New Zealand for adventure lovers, here’s what they’ll most likely tell you.

Bungy jumping from New Zealand’s most beautiful cliffs


What better way to experience bungy jumping than in the country where bungy jumping was invented. The jumps from 40 to 134 meters are an all-time high, where your adrenaline levels will be at an all-time high. These jumps, across some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes, are not for the faint of heart, and you’ll take an adventure to another level!

Rowing down the white water rapids

Remember how much excitement comes from the waterslides? White water paddle boarding gives you the same excitement and adrenaline but 100 times bigger and better! Immerse yourself in 100% New Zealand nature and join one of the River Rats rafting experiences.

Skydiving over Lake Taupo, New Zealand


New Zealand is one of the best places to experience Skydiving in the world! There are many different places to experience around the country. But one of our favorites is the Taupo Tandem Skydiving. With stunning views of the largest lake in New Zealand and the chance to take in views from the coast to the coast of the North Island. You are on an unforgettable adventure.

Zipline through New Zealand’s native forests

Do you want to experience the feeling of flying over the dense native forests of New Zealand? Zipline is one of those adventure activities that gives you the thrill of an action-adventure. So this activity is suitable for everyone. Even for those who are afraid of heights.

Explore the forest through the network of ziplines, swings and cliff walks that make up the original 3-hour Canopy Tour or the 3.5-hour Ultimate Canopy Tour. Not only is it fun, but it’s also educational, you can see why it’s one of our top 10 things to do in New Zealand.

Jet boating at Huka Falls, New Zealand


Jet boating will get your heart pumping and your lungs screaming as you hit 80 km/h with your usual 360-degree spins. I can’t promise you’ll stay dry after this thrilling adventure. But we promise you’ll be filled with smiles and laughter for hours. Hukafalls Jet in Taupo will give you the most breathtaking view of New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction – Huka Falls. Combine adrenaline-filled adventure with natural beauty and you’ve got a winning combo!

Roll down the hill in an inflatable ball with ZORB

Another New Zealand-invented adventure is located in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua. Have you ever thought about how much fun it would be to roll down a hill in a giant inflatable ball? Well, that’s one thing about ZORB Rotorua and we can assure you it’s a lot of fun and will give you a good laugh. Race your friends down the hill, experience the fastest and steepest hill, and stay dry or get wet. The options at ZORB are limitless and an adventure you can’t experience anywhere else!

Kayaking in Abel Tasman


Abel Tasman is one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand. With crystal clear blue water, white sandy beaches and ancient forests stretching on both sides. The ultimate adventure is kayaking on the coast and witnessing the beauty of the coast in the distance. Abel Tasman Kayak offers excellent tours that show you the best places to stop, and the best routes and they will also show you all the beauty that Abel Tasman has to offer.

Heli-skiing in Southern New Zealand

You might consider Heli skiing something for the pros but in New Zealand, you don’t have to be a pro in this game. If you’ve had a few years of skiing experience, this is one of the adventures in New Zealand you need to try. You’ll be helicoptered into remote terrain to find some of the most pristine snow you’ll ever see. Harris Mountains Heli-Ski has a possible guide to follow to see which group you are best suited for. They take tours in Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook on the South Island – don’t miss this unique experience.

Blackwater rafting in Raukari hangs cave.


Black Water Rafting is a New Zealand favorite and a must-do if you’re on the North Central Island. With so many activities in one tour, it’s a fun-filled adventure that includes long jumps, caving, tubing, flying foxes, jumping and waterfall climbing. You never know what will happen next in this fantastic adventure.

Windsurfing at Ninety Mile Beach

This is an adrenaline-filled adventure that you can do as many times as you want and is very unlikely to get sick. Dunes about 80-100 meters high combined with boogie boards will have a sandy face but a very bright smile. Harrisons Cape Reinga Tours can take you on an adventure to Ninety Mile Beach, or you can head there on your own with a boogie and spend as much time there as you like.

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Hey there! I'm Maris, an American girl who is passionate about adventure, the outdoors and all things travel!


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