Whether you're looking for extreme adventure or relaxation, you'll discover a wide variety of options and amazing settings. For adventure activities you'll want to head to Queenstown, Taupo and Rotorua. These popular holiday destinations provide stunning scenic backdrops for bungy jumping, sky diving, white-water rafting, jet-boating and heli adventures.
Not far from Taupo is the Waitomo District, famous for the Waitomo Caves, where you can experience a genuine caving adventure black-water rafting under a galaxy of glow-worms. The more adventurous will also want to try rock climbing and abseiling.
On the South Island's West Coast are the magnificent Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Take a guided glacier trek or view the majestic glaciers from a scenic flight. Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island, is home to a pod of giant sperm whales and a successful whale-watching industry.
Other activity and adventure options offered throughout the country include horse riding, safaris, 4WD tours, quad bikes, hot-air balloons and kayaking. Wherever you travel in New Zealand, you'll discover adventure activities where the emphasis is on your safety and giving you an experience you'll never forget.