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9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

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Unique adrenalin activities Down Under.

It’s no secret that New Zealand is the country pumped with adrenalin. But some activities are a bit weirder than others. Of course, throwing yourself from a bridge makes perfect sense in bungy jumping, but rolling down a hill in a hamster ball is just plain insane.

Here are the weird and unique adrenalin activities in New Zealand that you won’t find in many other places in the world. To check out the “normal” adrenalin activities, see: Adrenalin Activities in New Zealand.

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1. ZoRb / OGO

Roll downhill inside a giant inflatable ball. Some companies even let you get on a surfboard so you can essentially surf on land… How crazy!?

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2. Hydro Attack

This Seabreacher X watercraft painted as a shark is for hire. Submerse this shark on an adrenalin fuelled tour. If you can afford it, that is…

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3. Water Sledging

Also known as Hydrospeed, this sport will get your nose right in the waterfall. You control your sledge by paddling with your feet equipped with small flippers.

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4. Luge

Rotorua offers the biggest luge ride in the country, while Queenstown offers the steepest one. This half go-cart half slide is a lot of fun done with 2-3 competitive mates.

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5. Kite surfing

Although New Zealand is not a top destination for kite-surfing, some surf schools offer this option to take on the waves.

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6. Shweeb

Branded as the “worlds most efficient man powered machine,” this upside down monorail bicycle is only available in New Zealand.

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7. Sandboarding

Slide down the huge sand dunes along Ninety Mile Beach on a simple body board. The speeds reached are surprisingly high and sand gets everywhere!

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8. Rere rock slide

More body board action! Grab onto your board or a sturdy inflatable and slide down the slippery Rere Rocks. Once you start, you could spend the whole day playing!

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9. Flyboard

Everyone dreams of flying, right? Well, you can with the power of a water jet! You can take flight in Queenstown during the summer months.

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