The Thrillseekers Guide to New Zealand

The Thrillseekers Guide to New Zealand

When it comes to adventure, it doesn’t get any better than New Zealand. With a reputation that continues to live up to its expectations as the globe’s adventure capital, it’s no surprise that tourists flock to the country for heart pumping action.

Packed to the brim with thrills, spills and exciting experiences, go big before you go home and mark these off your bucket list.

Wanaka

Wanaka is serious Canyoning country and renowned for giving even the biggest thrillseekers a buzz. Abseil down waterfalls, jump into pools, zip line across canyons, slide down chutes and traverse through caves for the ultimate adventure in nature’s waterpark.

Photo Source: Must Do New Zealand

Queenstown

Located 45 minutes from Queenstown above the stunning Nevis River, the Nevis Bungy is the biggest in New Zealand. Take the 134-metre leap of faith and experience 8.5 seconds of free fall. If you’re still seeking a thrill, the Nevis Swing is not just New Zealand’s biggest swing, but also the globe’s. Suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you will be propelled 300 metres to the other side of the valley at 120kph.

Photo Source: Nevis Bungy

Taupo

Step aboard the rollercoaster that is Tongariro River Rafting and white water raft through Taupo’s own 14-kilometre volcanic gorge. This truly unique experience features more than 60 heart-pumping rapids amongst some of the country’s best scenery. To top off the fun, you’ll experience untouched gems that are only accessible by boat.

Photo Source: Tongariro National Park Villages

Christchurch

You’re guaranteed to get wet on an Alpine Jet Boat Tour along the Waimakariri River canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. This takes sightseeing to the next level as you drift around corners, skim over shallow waters, do 360 degree spins and squeeze through narrow canals.

Photo Source: Alpine Jet Thrills

Auckland

If you get a thrill from heights, there’s no better way to get your fix than with the Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb. Offering sweeping 360-degree views of the city and beyond, the iconic landmark has a rich history, and is also New Zealand’s only bridge climb. If you’re exploring this beautiful city, you must add this to the list for a bird’s eye view.

Photo Source: AJ Hackett Bridge Climb, Westhaven, Herne Bay
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