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11 Epic Activities to do in New Zealand


Experience New Zealand like a boss.

With magnificent landscapes and rare wildlife, New Zealand is the place for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The country is pumped with adrenalin; they’ve made an adventure activity out of everything!

Use this TOP list as a bucket list for New Zealand. If you manage tick all these activities off the list, then you have officially bossed New Zealand.

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1. Hike in the most scenic landscape on Earth!

This is simply achieved by hiking the 4-day Milford Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.


2. Skydive over Mordor.

Or skydive over, as New Zealanders know it, Taupo and the Tongariro National Park.


3. Kayak in the “8th Wonder of the World”.

And that wonder is Milford Sound.


4. Crawl under a glacier.

Glacier tours on Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, and the Tasman Glacier can take you deep into the ice.


5. Explore the crater of an active marine volcano.

White Island, off the coast of Whakatane, is New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.


6. Swim with dolphins in the wild.

Go into the dolphins’ natural habitat by swimming with them in Kaikoura or Paihia.


7. Bungy jump from the world’s first bungy site.

The Kawarau Bridge just outside of Queenstown is the world’s first commercial bungy jumping site.


8. Raft the highest rafting waterfall in the world.

Tutea Falls is the highest commercially rafted waterfall at 7m.


9. Simply walk into Mordor.

The Tongariro Alpine allows you to walk to Mt Doom a.k.a. Mt Ngauruhoe.


10. Dive with great white sharks.

From the waters of Stewart Island, you can have a too-close-for-comfort encounter with great white sharks in cage diving.


11. Go Black water rafting in caves.

Do black water rafting in the cave networks of Waitomo and Paproa National Park.


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