South Island best of: Adventure
The South Island is bursting with adventure activities to give you that heart-pounding rush of excitement. It’s the birthplace of jet boating ...
New Zealand is naturally endowed with a breathtaking panorama of lakes, forest, coastline and snow-capped mountains that adds an unforgettable dimension to outdoor activities. From high-adrenaline to relaxing pursuits, there’s something for every traveller.
New Zealand is a paradise for active relaxers! This section provides more information about the many activities on offer in New Zealand. The country has of course become famous as a thrillseeker’s dream destination thanks to its wide range extreme and adventure activities (you’ll find them all over the country and in spectacular settings), and is the home of commercial bungy jumping, but you don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to find adventure.
Make the most of New Zealand’s spectacular coast and inland waterways with a wide variety of boating options, which you might also choose to combine with some great fishing, jump on the bike and tackle the country’s network of cycle trails, or get out on the golf links, where you can play some of the world’s best courses.
To discover the most spectacular wilderness areas of New Zealand, you’ll need to hit the trail – at least some walking is a must while you’re here – and if you’re even halfway enthusiastic about what is known as “tramping” in New Zealand, you’ll want to make sure you experience one of the country’s truly amazing Great Walks. Sometimes though there’s so much spectacular scenery to see that the best way to see it is to take a lot of it in at once from the air.
Lastly, New Zealand offers some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best skiing and snowboarding, with a huge number of diverse fields for such a small country, so whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or the most dedicated powder hound, read up on the country’s snow fields.