Outdoor Activities

With 1000s of activities, the country that invented bungy jumping live up to its name of “adventure capital of the world”. You are bound to find one that excite your senses, jump on board and explore the best of New Zealand!

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10 Free Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Where to see glowworms for free! New Zealand’s most interesting maggots are […]

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Mountain Biking in Reefton

‘Wheelie’ awesome rides in Reefton! Reefton: first of all, you might think: […]

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15 Stops You Can’t Miss on the Road to Milford Sound

Essential pit stops on the Milford Sound Road The Road to Milford […]

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10 Hikes Around Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner walks Hidden behind the allure of the rugged West Coast […]

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Guide to the Whanganui Journey

Everything you need to know about the Whanganui Great Walk! Paddle your […]

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Find the Rare Maui’s Dolphin

What is the Maui’s dolphin? Like the kiwi bird is a national […]

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The Best Mountain Biking Regions in New Zealand

Mountain biking in New Zealand. If you are ‘wheelie’ serious about mountain biking […]

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12 Awesome Hikes in Picton

Explore Picton on foot! With sensational views over the Marlborough Sounds, native […]

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The Best Surf Regions in New Zealand

Where to surf in New Zealand. More that 15,000km of coastline sits […]

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How to get to the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake in Winter

Ski down from the volcanic crater lake! A serene volcanic lake on […]

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8 Adrenalin Activities in Auckland

Get your Auckland adrenalin fix! In the world’s most adrenalin-filled country it […]

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16 Awesome Hikes in The Coromandel

Coromandel hikes you can’t miss! Want to explore New Zealand’s most epic […]

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Walking on Private Property: Walking Rights and Responsibilities

Where you can and cannot walk in New Zealand. New Zealand is […]

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Mountain Biking in Auckland

The ‘wheelie’ best rides in Auckland. What? A city has something to […]

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Where to Buy Cheap Ski and Snowboard Gear in New Zealand

How to find free or cheap ski or snowboard gear. The Southern […]

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City Cycling Rules in New Zealand

Don’t be a psychopath, use the cycle path! Ahh, the quiet New […]

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5 Insane Geothermal Parks in New Zealand You Won’t Believe Exist

Must-visit geothermal parks in New Zealand. New Zealand is literally a hotbed […]

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7 Whale and Dolphin Species to See in Auckland

Whales and dolphins in Auckland to look out for. Some of the […]

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Mountain Biking in the Catlins and Clutha District

Step it up a “gear” in the CLutha and Catlins district! Glide […]

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10 Hikes in the Catlins and Clutha District

Trek your way through the catlins and clutha! Lakes, waterfalls, gold trails, […]

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10 Beautiful Beaches in Hawke’s Bay

Sandy scenery in the Hawke’s Bay region. Every good bay has to […]

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10 Wonderful Walks in Hawke’s Bay

Hikes and walks in Hawke’s Bay. From the Art Deco streets of Napier […]

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Hunting in New Zealand

Have you got game? Hunting in New Zealand is a way of […]

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12 Super Scenic Cycle Trails in Otago

Which bike trails to try in Otago. Snow-capped mountains, lakes, river gorges, […]

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10 Must-Do Hikes Around Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook and surrounds’ best hikes! As the highest mountain in […]

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Fishing in New Zealand

All you need to know about fishing in New Zealand. The world […]

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11 Stunning Sights Seen From a Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound’s natural attractions! Drift through one of the stupidly scenic locations, […]

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Mountain Biking in Southland

Don’t be a “cycle”path, take a cycle path in Southland! Just you, […]

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Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Simply walk into Mordor… The forces of the earth can be seen […]

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Mountain Biking in Hawke’s Bay

“tyred” of the same old bike trails? All bad puns aside, Hawke’s […]

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5 Best Beaches for Snorkelling in Auckland

Auckland’s five marine reserves. Think of New Zealand’s marine reserves as national […]

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10 Natural Attractions to See in Eastland

Natural (and free) things to do in Eastland. Nature has packed a […]

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10 Islands in New Zealand Every Backpacker Has to Explore

Explore the islands of New Zealand! New Zealand is known for its […]

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Voluntourism in New Zealand

Travel like you care! You’ve made the step to travel all the […]

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Guide to the Aotea Track on Great Barrier Island

An island adventure! Did you know there’s a multi-day walk in the […]

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Mountain Biking in Dunedin

Have a “wheelie” great ride! Yes, Dunedin is yet another great location […]

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5 Incredible Multi-day Hikes in the Fiordland National Park

A hike into the heart of Fiordland. Arguably the wildest part of […]

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12 Must-Do Hikes on Great Barrier Island

Backpack through one of Auckland’s most stunning islands! Warm up in a […]

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10 Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

It doesn’t get as unique as New Zealand! In this little corner of […]

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10 Islands to Kayak to From Auckland

Paddle to these island sanctuaries! Little pieces of what looks like the […]

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10 Free Natural Spots Near Rotorua

Bubbling mud, mysterious forests, colourful lakes, hot pools… it’s all here within […]

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The 24 Ski Fields in New Zealand

Where to ski, snowboard, telemark and cross country ski in New Zealand. […]

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Outdoor Safety When Hiking in New Zealand

Walking in the wilderness! The “great outdoors” was practically invented in New […]

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Mountain Biking in Whakatane

Some ‘whaking’ great rides! Who knew this coastal town on the North […]

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Mountain Biking in Nelson Tasman

Where to peddle in the Nelson Tasman region. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, many sunshine […]

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New Zealand’s 10 Largest Lakes

Spoiler alert: most of them are on the South Island. In New […]

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The 3 Eastland Motu Trails

Bike your way from sandy shores to deep in the wilderness. Pick […]

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13 Walks Around National Park Village & Whakapapa Village

Short hikes near Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. When there is nothing around but […]

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Top 10 Natural Auckland Experiences

Islands, beaches, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. Auckland: a backpacker’s first stop for […]

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5 Walks You Have to do in Stratford, Taranaki

Strolls in, around and all over Stratford. Stratford is known for its […]

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6 Ways to Take On the Waitomo Caves

An unforgettable journey into the Underworld. Explore the underground of New Zealand […]

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Mountain Biking in Ruapehu

Bike the volcano country. A volcanic plateau, lush dense native forests, sub-alpine […]

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5 Walks You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The paths less travelled in Taranaki. The walking tracks in South Taranaki […]

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How to Look After Your Snow Sports Gear

Maintain your ski and snowboard gear. You’re all kitted out with some […]

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10 Great Bike Trails on the South Island

Trails for the peddling Enthusiast! So much scenery, so little time. The South […]

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23 Unforgettable Walks in Hokitika

Wonder in the West Coast. Hokitika is a backpacker’s dream: 23 free […]

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10 Great Bike Trails on the North Island

As much fun as you can have on two wheels! Well, we […]

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6 Hikes You Have to do in Egmont National Park!

Delve into the forests of Mt Taranaki! Egmont National Park, in the […]

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8 Wonderful Walks in New Plymouth, Taranaki

Go for a stroll in Taranaki! We all know the feeling of […]

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The Best Times and Locations to See the Southern Lights in New Zealand

The world’s most remarkable light show! New Zealand is known for a […]

10 Wonderful Walks Around Lake Taupo

Top hikes in the Taupo region. Putting one foot in front of […]

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10 Awesome Bike Trails Around Lake Taupo

Bike the great lake! Nothing gets the thighs burning like the cycling […]

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21 Crazy Rock Formations in New Zealand

You thought rocks were boring? Think Again! If you hadn’t noticed, landscapes […]

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10 Scary Places in New Zealand

The moments in New Zealand that will make your heart pound. New […]

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9 Tips to Prepare for a Multi-Day Hike in New Zealand

Prepare for the New Zealand wilderness. True wilderness is only discovered by […]

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Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand

New Zealand’s animals, birds and marine life. Being an isolated country for […]

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9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

Unique adrenalin activities Down Under. It’s no secret that New Zealand is […]

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11 Awesome Horse Treks in New Zealand

Have a Horsesome time! If Gandalf can use a horse to navigate […]

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11 Epic Activities to do in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand like a boss. With magnificent landscapes and rare wildlife, […]

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7 Impressive Canyoning Locations in New Zealand

Adventure in extreme environments! A fun activity mixing an element of danger […]

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11 Stunning Backpacker Cruises in New Zealand

Just try and keep us out of the water! Staying out of […]

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5 Places to go Sailing in New Zealand

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind.” – Webb […]

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7 Places to See the Famous Glowworms in New Zealand

Bright shiney maggots! If you fancy a starry night even on a […]

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How to Prepare for a Great Walk in New Zealand

Plan your New Zealand Great Walk. The New Zealand Great Walks are […]

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7 Ways to Take on New Zealand’s Glaciers

There’s more to exploring the glaciers than a heli tour! With the […]

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Natural Wonders of New Zealand

Natural (but kind of freaky) wonders of New Zealand! Natural wonders are the […]

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12 Most Wonderful Waterfalls in New Zealand

Who doesn’t like a good waterfall? We don’t know why, but rapids […]

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8 Wildlife Activities in New Zealand

What wildlife activities can you do in NZ? With a population of […]

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22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand

Beautiful beaches in New Zealand. With around 14000km of coastline, it was […]

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10 Places to Scuba Dive in New Zealand

What’s that? New Zealand is awesome underwater too? Divers are spoiled with […]

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7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand

Bathe in a hot spring for free! One awesome thing about being […]

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5 Stargazing Sites in New Zealand

Southern hemisphere stargazing. Have you ever seen the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies […]

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Where to See Kiwi Birds in New Zealand

See a real life kiwi! Considering kiwis are New Zealand’s national icon, […]

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5 Best Places to Swim with Dolphins in New Zealand

A must-do in New Zealand is to swim with dolphins, where they […]

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7 Places to go White Water Rafting in New Zealand

Where to go white water rafting in New Zealand. Due to its […]

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Top 8 Water Sports Activities to do in New Zealand

There is a lot of water in New Zealand – a lot. If […]

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11 Mind Blowing Lakes in New Zealand

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of your mind blowing as you […]

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10 Best Places to See Seals in New Zealand

Why is New Zealand an awesome country for backpackers? Because of these […]

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10 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in New Zealand

New Zealand is a top destination for Southern Hemisphere skiing. While most […]

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7 Places to Jet Boat in New Zealand

Calmly cruising down a river is just not the Kiwi way. In […]

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7 Epic Places to Bungy Jump in New Zealand

Take the leap! New Zealand is the birthplace of the bungy jump, […]

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10 Places to Surf on the North Island

With New Zealand being two relatively small islands, you are not too […]

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5 Places to Spot Whales in New Zealand

Spot the giants of the sea! There’s nothing like the rush of […]

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5 Places to Surf in the South Island

Ride the South Island’s waves! Delving into the waters of New Zealand’s […]

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5 Places to See The Southern Lights in New Zealand

Aurora Australis is known to light up New Zealand’s skies with green […]

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8 Best Places to See Penguins in New Zealand

Penguins are awesome. Enough said. New Zealand gives you the rare opportunity […]

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Adrenalin Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country on steroids. Everything done here is done […]

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Guide to the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

If you are going to go for a walk for 3-6 days, […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand

That’s right, New Zealand has a ski season. The mountains are high […]

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The 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

Don’t settle for a good walk. Take a great walk! It’s difficult […]

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10 Activities You Can Do With a Disability in New Zealand

Awesome activities for people with a disability. The great thing about the […]

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12 Places to Tandem Skydive in New Zealand

Classic New Zealand adrenalin rush! How can you overload your senses in […]

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