Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The best New Zealand Adrenaline experiences

Guest Post by Elle-Rose Williams; works for No1 Traveller as their resident traveller writer. If you can’t find her at work… she’s probably travelling!

The best New Zealand Adrenaline experiences

Many people come to New Zealand for the beautiful landscapes the clean air and the breath taking scenery. And whilst all of those things are more than fantastic – there are many of us who flock to this little country because of the adrenaline activities on offer. The country is more than perfect for those who admit to being an adrenaline junkie – with each city and town here offering their own unique take on adventure.
The truth is – it doesn’t matter where you planning to visit in NZ – as you’ll find something to satisfy your adrenaline needs in every town and every city. This country offers such variety and such diversity that you’ll never be short of ideas or things to do. But you might need a little help deciding which you’d prefer – so we’ve put together an awesome list to get you informed!

Queens Town

Queenstown offers the most diverse range of activities. You could probably spend weeks here just trying something new every day! The town has all sorts of incredible activities that will please both the adrenaline expert of the novice. Expect to find:
  • Skydiving
  • Rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Luge riding
  • Helicopter flights
  • Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing (dependant on season)
  • Snowboarding (dependant on season)
  • Heli-skiing
Queenstown has an awesome nightlife too – it’s known as a bit of a party destination and has a reputation for late nights and lots of drink. So if you’re a fan of adrenaline and a fan of partying – this is without a doubt the place for you.


As the capital of New Zealand, this is where most of the population of New Zealand actually live. You’ll find a great variety of activities here – not as many as Queenstown, but enough to keep you going! In Auckland you’ll find:
  • Auckland adventure Jet
  • Bridge Bungee
  • Bridge Climb
  • Canyoning (40 minute drive)
  • Sky Jump
  • Sky Walk
Auckland is an exciting city with lots of other things to do in-between all your adventure activities! There are some great shops for shopping in, some wonderful restaurants and great sights to see. You can also have fun exploring the other parts of the city’s suburbs too, which are a short drive out of the city.


Wellington is a great city, full of life and full of character. There aren’t quite as many activities here for the adrenaline seeker – but you won’t be short of exciting activities and there are certainly some fantastic things to do and see. One of the main attractions in Wellington is sailing – so that should be your priority when visiting Wellington! There are all sorts of sailing trips available – from kayaking and canoeing to big ferry rides and whale watching.

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