Top Five Activities for Adventure Seekers in New Zealand

We have all seen the lush green plains, the dark mountains and ominous caves of New Zealand in Lord of the Rings, but it just adds another layer of excitement to the options for adventure and outdoor activities in New Zealand. This region’s magnificent sceneryoffers so many adventure activities that are usually not found together. New Zealand is undoubtedly an ideal place for people looking for some adventure and thrill. Following are the top five adventure activities that you can experience while in New Zealand.

Snowboarding

New Zealand welcomes all kinds of snowboarders, the beginners and the experts alike. The beginners will find excellent places to getstarted, with easier trails and plenty of guidance, whereas the experts will find themselves in a snowboarding heaven with all sorts of challenging terrain to test their skills. All of these facilities coupled with the scenery will make a memorable trip.

Skydiving

skydiving in New Zealand

From the moment they start gearing you up, to the moment you jump, the adventure element is unassailable when it comes to skydiving. For starters, the idea of skydiving might appear too extreme,but the moment you get that slight nudge from behind, and you hit the air, the adrenaline rush experienced is coupled with surge of ecstasy that can only be felt. New Zealand is a perfect place for that, with world-class facilities and locations.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking may not provide the same kind of adrenaline rush as skydiving, but it is no less adventurous. And again you have so much to choose from, hard and rocky tracks,or smooth yet beautiful tracks for nature lovers. It’s the kind of exhilarating activity that brings you close to nature. The best part is, though, that you can enjoy this activity with friends or family members. With snowboarding and skydiving, it’s often a solo experience, so if you’re looking to have some fun with some company, mountain biking’s a perfect choice for you.

Bungee Jumping

bungee jumping New Zealand

Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? Well, bungee jumping can provide you with that moment of awe mixed with excitement and a little fright. New Zealand is the home to bungee jumping and leaving New Zealand without experiencing,it is like leaving Egypt without seeing the pyramids. There are multiple locations for bungee jumping with varying heights. For example, there is a whopping 134 meter drop at the Auckland Harbor Bridge, with beautiful scenery.

Paragliding

Paragliding is the next best thing to skydiving (or maybe even better). It involves an individual gliding smoothly over landscape and sailing through the air. Flying is a dream that’s been shared by human beings for years and paragliding is one of the closest ways for people to experience that. The brief time you spend is considered by some to be relaxing. It is, again, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The only downside to all these activities is that they seem to end all too soon; however, the memories will stay with you for the rest of your life, long after you leave New Zealand.

 

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Guest Author : Misheal Rome is a travel enthusiast and blogger. If you are looking to experience one of these adventure activities, you can go to airnewzealand.co.nz and find cheap flight packages for Auckland or New Zealand.
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