New Zealand is a small country, but the fact that it is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world makes it one of the best places to visit for those who love taking part in outdoor activities. If you are an outdoor activity fan, you will never be bored when you are in New Zealand. Below we have provided you with some of the best outdoor activities that you should enjoy when you are visiting New Zealand.
If you want to explore the spectacular scenery of New Zealand, then the best way to do so is by renting out a bicycle. You can cycle your way through numerous cycling trails and take in some of the most extraordinary panoramic views. We recommend that you take a cycle along the Alps to Ocean Trail which, as you can probably guess from the name, takes you from New Zealand’s Southern Alps to the beautiful coastline on the east coast.
White Water Rafting
IF you are looking for an outdoor activity that will provide you with a lot of adrenaline, then you definitely need to give white water rafting a go. When you are taking part in this activity you will be steering an inflatable dinghy down a fast-flowing river with a group of people, so you need to prepare yourself for some teamwork. In our opinion, one of the best places to partake in this activity is at Kaituna Waterfalls.
Jacques Costeau, one of the world’s most famous explorers, once declared that the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, which is located on the North Island, is one of the best diving sites in the world. If you take a tour of this island, then you will see that it is obvious that it has been shaped by various volcanic eruptions in the past. These eruptions helped to create Riko Riko, the world’s biggest sea cave. There is an abundance of sea life here, so if you are an avid scuba diver, we highly recommend that you take a dive here and see all of the beautiful sea life that New Zealand has to offer.
This is an outdoor activity that thrill seekers can enjoy throughout New Zealand. Throwing yourself out of a plane while you are thousands of feet in the air will always be thrilling, but it is even better when you do so in New Zealand as you get to take in all of the stunning scenery on your way down. Skydiving in one of the world’s most beautiful countries is an experience that you will never forget.
In our opinion, one of the best ways to explore beautiful countryside is on foot. There is something exhilarating about being able to carry all that you need to survive in one backpack. The thing that makes hiking such a great activity is that there is something for everyone - long hikes, short hikes, night hikes, day hikes, hard hikes, easy hikes, and so on. New Zealand’s hiking trails are well maintained and structured, which makes it easy to wander the beautiful country and not get lost.