31 best things to do in the central North Island
Dominated by the enormous Lake Taupō and a trio of volcanoes including Mount Ruapehu, the Central Plateau is sporting a plethora of natural ...
If you’re looking for action and adventure, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! New Zealand boasts a selection of white-knuckle adventures for all ages and experience levels.
Any adrenaline-pumping itinerary has to include the adventure capital of Queenstown. Famous for bungy jumping, jet boating, heli skiing and much more, Queenstown makes your wildest dreams come true. On the West Coast, try glacier climbing, and in Rotorua have a go at globe riding and mountain biking. In the Waikato’s Waitomo Caves, cave systems and underground rivers are waiting to be explored, while white-water rafting will get your heart racing in Tongariro National Park. Taking to the hiking trail is, of course, an iconic New Zealand adventure. Fiordland National Park is home to some of the most well-known multi-day walks, but there are numerous other hiking trails around the country. And there’s no need to come down from your adrenaline rush as you travel from one adventure hot-spot to the next. Rent a motorcycle for the ultimate road trip or book a 4WD to get off the beaten track along the way! For overnight stays, choose a self-contained holiday apartment with plenty of room for all your gear, rent a camper, or try wilderness camping for maximum adventure.