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Top 5: Adventure Activities in New Zealand

by Jack Guy

May 9, 2018

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The wilds of New Zealand are perfect for adventure activities of every stripe. Here are five of the best ones adrenaline junkies should sign up for.

Bungee

New Zealand has a long history of bungee jumping and the activity was popularized by Kiwi entrepreneur A. J. Hackett. There are loads of bungee sites in the country, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Jet Boating

Hurtle down a river in a high-powered jet boat for an unforgettable New Zealand experience. Get up close to the Huka Falls at Lake Taupo or take a tour on one of the rivers near Queenstown.

White Water Rafting

New Zealand is paradise for rafters. There are gentle rapids, extreme rapids and even the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, at 7 meters.

Canyoning

Combiing swimming, abseiling, climbing and more, canyoning is a great adventure activity. Head off into the wilderness around Auckland, Wanaka or Coromandel to experience the best canyoning in New Zealand.

Heli-Skiing

New Zealand is also a great place for skiing. For the ultimate off-piste experience take a heli-ski tour, in which you’ll fly to the top of a mountain before making your way down through untouched powder.

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