Outdoor Activities

New Zealand is all about the great outdoors. Here are all the activities you can experience in the beautiful New Zealand landscape, from adventure to water to hiking and so much more!

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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 […]

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5 Places to See The Southern Lights in New Zealand

Where to see Aurora Australis in New Zealand. Aurora Australis is known […]

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7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand

Bathe in a hot spring for free! Want to relax in one […]

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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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7 Places to See the Famous Glowworms in New Zealand

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

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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, you […]

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10 Best Adventure Activities in Taupo

Where to find adventure in Taupo! After reading this list of the […]

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6 Hauraki Rail Trail Towns You Can’t Miss

Things to do along the Hauraki Rail Trail. By now, you’ve probably […]

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Mountain Biking in Waikato

Bike Trails in the Waikato Region. Where can you get on your […]

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Guide to the West Coast Marine Reserves

The Marine Reserves on the West Coast of New Zealand. The West […]

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What to Look for When Watching the Stars in New Zealand

Astronomical features seen from New Zealand. New Zealand might be known as […]

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7 Top Surf Breaks in Christchurch

Where to surf in Christchurch. Yes, even the South Island’s largest city […]

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The Complete Guide to Fishing in the Catlins

Where to fish in The Catlins. Located on the southeastern coast of […]

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5 Best Bike Trails in Alexandra & Clyde

Alexandra and Clyde cycle trails. Home to three of the South Island’s […]

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5 Best Bike Trails in Oxford

Mountain biking in Oxford, New Zealand. On the foothills of the Southern […]

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5 Best Jet Boat Tours in Queenstown

Where to Jet Boat in Queenstown? In the “Adventure Capital of New […]

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10 Epic Adventure Activities in Queenstown

Where to find adventure in Queenstown. Welcome to Queenstown, home of New […]

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The Ultimate Guide to the Queenstown Ski Season

Your guide to Snowboarding and Skiing in Queenstown. If you have heard […]

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6 Best Cruises in Milford Sound

Milford Sound Cruise Comparison. You haven’t been to Milford Sound until you […]

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Mountain Biking on the West Coast

Bike Trails on the West Coast. See more of the rugged beauty […]

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10 Must-Do Bike Trails in Rotorua

Cycling and mountain biking in Rotorua. If there’s only one place in […]

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6 Must-Do Bike Trails in Whakatane

Cycle trails in Whakatane you can’t miss! If you like two-wheeled adventures […]

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Mountain Biking in Palmerston North

Cycle Trails in Palmerston North & Manawatu. Palmerston North and the surrounding […]

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6 Must-Do Bike Trails in Whanganui

Scenic Bike Trails and Mountain Bike Trails in Whanganui. Whanganui is a […]

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8 Best Sailing Tours in New Zealand

The Best locations for sailing in New Zealand. With more than 15,000km […]

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7 Must-Do Cycle Trails in Ohakune

Bike Trails in Ohakune you Can’t miss! There’s a whole lot of […]

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11 Epic Bike Trails Around Tongariro National Park

Tongariro Bike Trails you Can’t mIss! The Tongariro National Park might be […]

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What is the Best Black Water Rafting Tour in New Zealand?

Epic ways to experience the Waitomo Caves! Under the rolling green hills […]

5 Incredible Places to Do Parasailing in New Zealand

Where to do parasailing in New Zealand. New Zealand is known for […]

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Mountain Biking in Wellington

Amazing Bike trails in Wellington. Wellington and the surrounding region is a […]

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10 Best Helicopter Tours in New Zealand

Amazing places to take a helicopter flight in New Zealand. You came […]

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5 Sensational Places to Do Hang Gliding in New Zealand

Where to do commercial hang gliding in New Zealand. Paragliding has to […]

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6 Spots to Experience Wellington Wildlife

Where to see wildlife in Wellington. Predator-free sanctuaries, bushy terrain full of […]

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10 Best Nudist Beaches in New Zealand

Where to find Nudist beaches in New Zealand. New Zealand wouldn’t be […]

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The Best Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand

Which glow worm caves to visit in New Zealand? There are many […]

5 Breathtaking Places to Try Paragliding in New Zealand

Where to do commercial paragliding in New Zealand. Ever wandered what it’s […]

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10 Places to Quad Bike in New Zealand for Adventure Junkies

Where to go Quad Biking in New Zealand. Quad bikes are a […]

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10 Best Places to See a Kiwi Bird in New Zealand

Where to see a Kiwi Bird. The flightless fluff ball which is […]

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Where to See Glow Worms in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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10 Damn Relaxing Hot Pools in New Zealand

What are the best hot pools in New Zealand? New Zealand has […]

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10 Best Kayak Tours in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best kayaking trips! With more than 15,000km of coastline, 180,000km […]

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10 Best Scenic Flights in New Zealand

New Zealand scenic flights you can’t miss! If there’s one reason you’ve […]

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10 Mind-Blowing Kayaking Lakes in New Zealand

Which lakes to kayak in New Zealand. There’s no lack of lakes […]

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10 Amazing River Kayaking Tours in New Zealand

The best river kayaking locations in New Zealand. New Zealand’s landscape is […]

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10 Stunning Spots for Sea Kayaking in New Zealand

Where to go sea kayaking in New Zealand. There’s a pretty common […]

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10 Best Places to SUP in New Zealand

Where to Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) in New Zealand. It’s true, the […]

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10 Best Places to Zipline in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best flying fox locations! Who doesn’t like a good zipline? […]

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9 Tips For Seriously Good Southern Lights Viewings

See the Southern Lights in New Zealand! Many of you will have […]

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5 Top Wildlife Activities in Kaikoura

Things to do in Kaikoura with wildlife. Kaikoura is the marine mammal […]

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Where to Find Penguins in New Zealand

The best places to see penguins in New Zealand. Yes, New Zealand […]

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10 Unique Beaches in New Zealand

What are the most unique beaches in New Zealand? New Zealand has […]

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Mountain Biking in New Zealand: A Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about mountain biking in New Zealand. Seeing […]

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12 Awesome Alternatives to the New Zealand Great Walks

What multi-day hikes are there other than the New Zealand Great walks? […]

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12 Free Multi-Day Hikes in New Zealand

Which multi-day hikes in New Zealand have free accommodation? So you’ve heard […]

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Where to Find Lupins in New Zealand

Where to photograph those luscious lupins in New Zealand! During the Southern […]

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Mountain Biking in Marlborough

Ride the Mountain bike trails in Marlborough! If you are “wheelie” into […]

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7 Water Activities in the Bay of Islands

Get out on the water in the Bay of Islands! Since the […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand: North Island or South Island?

Should you spend the New Zealand ski season in the North Island […]

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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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Guide to the Whanganui Journey

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

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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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The Best Surf Regions in New Zealand

Where to surf in New Zealand. More than 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 […]

AJ Hackett

9 Adrenaline Activities in Auckland

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

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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 […]

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

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

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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What You Need to Know About Hunting in New Zealand

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

12 Super Scenic Cycle Trails in Otago

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

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What You Need to Know About Fishing in New Zealand

Guide to fishing in New Zealand. The world is your oyster when […]

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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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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 Islands in New Zealand Every Backpacker Has to Explore

Explore the islands in 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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Mountain Biking in Dunedin

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

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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 […]

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10 Islands to Kayak to From Auckland

Islands for kayaking in Auckland. Little pieces of what looks like the […]

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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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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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10 Largest Lakes in New Zealand

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

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The 3 Motu Trails: Bike Trails in Eastland & Bay of Plenty

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

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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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How to Look After Your Snowsports 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 pedalling Enthusiast! So much scenery, so little time. The […]

10 Great Bike Trails on the North Island

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

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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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20 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 for Backpackers

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

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Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand: A Quick Guide to New Zealand Wildlife

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 adrenaline 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 in New Zealand! If Gandalf can use a […]

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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

Where to go canyoning in New Zealand. A fun activity mixing an […]

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12 Stunning Backpacker Cruises in New Zealand

Backpacker cruises in New Zealand you can’t miss! Just try and keep […]

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5 Stunning Places to Go Sailing in New Zealand

Where to go sailing in New Zealand. “A sailor is an artist […]

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7 Ways to Take on New Zealand’s Glaciers

Awesome ways to see the glaciers in New Zealand That’s right, there’s […]

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Natural Wonders of New Zealand

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

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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9 Incredible Wildlife Activities in New Zealand

What wildlife activities can you do in New Zealand? For rare and […]

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22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand

Beautiful beaches in New Zealand. With around 15,000km of coastline, it was […]

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11 Places to Scuba Dive in New Zealand

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

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5 Stargazing Sites in New Zealand

Where to go stargazing in New Zealand. Have you ever seen the […]

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5 Best Places to Swim with Dolphins in New Zealand

Where can you swim with dolphins in New Zealand? Not many experiences […]

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 10 Water Sports Activities to Do in New Zealand

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

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21 Mind-Blowing Lakes in New Zealand

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

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14 Best Places to See Seals in New Zealand

Where to see seals in New Zealand. Why is New Zealand an […]

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10 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in New Zealand

Where to ski and snowboard in New Zealand? New Zealand is a […]

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17 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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9 Places to Surf on the North Island

Where to surf on the North Island. With New Zealand being two […]

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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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7 Places to Surf in the South Island

Where to Surf in the South Island. Ride the South Island’s waves! […]

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Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

What kind of adrenaline activities are there in New Zealand? New Zealand […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand

That’s right, New Zealand has a ski season! New Zealand is a […]

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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 adrenaline rush! How can you overload your senses in […]

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