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5 Adventurous Reasons to Visit New Zealand

If you are looking to experience a mind-blowing and adventurous vacation, then a visit to New Zealand is what you need. This country offers a gamut of adventure activities through its diverse and stunning landscapes.

Check out these exciting reasons to visit New Zealand:


Bungee Jumping

New Zealanders have been doing this activity over 3 decades, and it is perhaps the most popular adventure sport in the country. From bridges to cliffs, there are many spots throughout the country where you can enjoy a plunge. The Auckland Harbor Bridge and the Nevis River are some incredible places to get an adrenaline rush as you bungee jump over stunning river views.

Queenstown, Taupo, Hanmer Springs, Waitemata Harbour, Taihape, and Kawarau Gorge are some other great places to try this sport.


Jet Boat Ride

This high-speed adventure boat ride through narrow river gorges, rocks, and channels is a thrilling experience. It’s not just any ordinary motor boat, but a high-speed propelling boat with high maneuverability that gives you goosebumps. Queenstown and Canterbury draw a lot of tourists for this adrenaline-pumping water activity.

Other places to enjoy this activity are Buller and Makarora regions, Whanganui district, Auckland, and the Waikato and Rangitaiki rivers in the North.



Skydiving in the clean skies of New Zealand is an extreme sport activity that requires a lot of guts. The rush one gets after jumping from around 12000 feet in the air cannot be expressed in words. Lake Wanaka and Queenstown are great skydiving spots.


Off-Road Driving

Off-roading is an adventure sport in New Zealand where you drive on rough terrains. With a big vehicle like a 4×4 you can go on and off the beaten track in different regions. Enjoy driving through huge sand dunes along the 90 Mile Beach in the Northern part of New Zealand or take a quad drive through hilly Waikato terrains.

Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Coromandel, Taupo, and the Southern Alps are some places for such drives.


Cave Rafting

This one sets New Zealand apart from the rest of the world. The country boasts hundreds of caves under limestone hills which offer many underground hijinks. In addition to regular rafting options, cave rafting is an activity unique to this land. It involves floating on tyre tubes and descending into caves for a different kind of adventure. Specific activities differ from one caving site another.

Waitomo Caves, Nelson, Fiordland, and Harwood Hole are some popular caving sites to explore.


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