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  • AJ HACKETT BUNGY - Queenstown

    AJ Hackett Bungy pioneered Bungy Jumping in New Zealand and is an established World Leader in the Tourism Industry. Recognised for an innovative and 'outside the square' style, new ventures like the recently launched high velocity Nevis Swing push the boundaries. The professional crew and high standard of equipment, training schemes and procedures ensure an impeccable safety record.

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  • ADVENTURE TRAILRIDES - Christchurch

    Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.

  • ABEL TASMAN CANYONS - Motueka

    Just Listed Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Come with us where few have gone before and feel the true flow of nature.

    +64 3 528 9800
    0800 863 472 (0800 TO DISCOVER) (Free call - only within NZ)
  • ABEL TASMAN KAITERITERI KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

    Kaiteriteri Kayak is the only kayak operator to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Come and enjoy our blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive trips! So go for a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips.

    +64 3 527 8383
    0800 2 KAYAK (Free call - only within NZ)
    PO Box 309, Motueka, New Zealand
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    Silver Enviro Rating
  • ABEL TASMAN KAYAKS - Nelson

    Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is a low impact way to explore beautiful golden beaches, coves, lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! We offer guided, day and multi-day tours.

    +64 3 527 8022
    0800 732 529 (Free call - only within NZ)
    273 Sandy Bay Road, RD 2, Marahau, Nelson, New Zealand
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    Gold Enviro Rating
  • ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

    Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.

    +64 3 527 8375
    0800 467 245 (Free call - only within NZ)
    Sandy Bay, Marahau Rd, Marahau RD 2, Motueka, New Zealand
    Qualmark Quality Rating   Endorsed
    Silver Enviro Rating
  • ABOUT RIDING - Muriwai Beach, Auckland

    We trek in the heart of the Woodhill Forest Equestrian Park and Muriwai Beach, located only 15 minutes from the end of Auckland's North Western Motorway. Enjoy the panoramic views of Woodhill Forest and Muriwai Beach. Ride on the black sands and see this unique, pristine beach, that this part of New Zealand has to offer.

    +64 9 411 8875
    +64 21 231 1747
  • ABSOLUTELY ANGLING - Taupo

    From novice to experts, local or back country locations, we can provide you with the expertise, instruction, equipment and fabulous food. Single or multi-day fishing trips, including helicopter access to those remote locations you've only dreamed about. At Absolutely Angling we specialise in making your adventure happen.

    +64 27 488 6846
    PO Box 1725, Taupo, New Zealand
  • ACROSS COUNTRY QUAD BIKES - Franz Josef

    Thrilling two-hour-plus quad bike ride with glacial views and the thrill of riding through West Coast dense rainforest, braided riverbeds and glorious mud to emerge at an ancient terminal moraine and an outstanding view of the Franz Josef Glacier. Two-seater "Bombardier" 400cc automatic quad bikes, no experience necessary. (Ask about our Heli-Quad option for the ultimate quad bike experience).

    +64 3 752 0123
    0800 234 288 (Free call - only within NZ)
    PO Box 133, Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • ADRENALIN FOREST - Christchurch

    An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.

    +64 3 329 8717
    0800 TO GO APE (Free call - only within NZ)
    105 Heyders Road, Spencerville, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • ADRENALIN FOREST - Tauranga / Rotorua

    An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.

    +64 7 929 8724
    0800 2 BE APE (Free call - only within NZ)
    18 Whataroa Road, Upper Pyes Pa Road (SH 36), Tauranga, New Zealand
  • ADRENALIN FOREST - Wellington

    An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges.

    +64 4 237 8553
    0800 TO GO APE (Free call - only within NZ)
    Okowai Rd, Porirua 5022, Wellington, New Zealand
  • ADRENALYN MOTORCYCLES - Tauranga

    Scooter hire. Hourly, daily and long term rates. Ride on a car licence. We are based in Mt Maunganui. Hire a scooter for a day's adventures in the beautiful Tauranga and Mount Maunganui region. Beaches and coastal attractions. Waterfalls, forests and garden attractions such as Te Puna Quarry for exploring. Scenic lookout point at The Minden in Te Puna.

    +64 7 575 8358
    133 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • ADRIFT OUTDOOR GUIDED ADVENTURES - Ruapehu

    Adrift is a personal and professional guiding company, based in National Park Village on the fringe of the Tongariro National Park. Our most popular adventures are: walking trips in the Tongariro National Park, canoeing trips within the Whanganui National Park on the Whanganui River, cycling and walking two new Central North Island Rail Trails and sea-kayaking around Coromandel.

    +64 7 892 2751
    +64 274 462 374
    Adrift Outdoors Ltd, 3 Waimarino-Tokaanu Rd, Intersection of Highways 4 and 47, National Park Village, Tongariro, New Zealand
  • ADVENTURE KAYAK & CRUISE - Fiordland

    For a unique experience, forget about the crowds and come join us on the water in a sea kayak. We guarantee your visit to Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound will be memorable. This rich variety of landscape makes Fiordland a popular destination for those who want to experience the sights and sounds of nature at a close, personal level.

    +64 3 249 6626
    0800 324 966 (Free call - only within NZ)
    33 Waiau Street, PO Box 24, Manapouri, Fiordland, New Zealand
  • ADVENTURE TRAILRIDES - Christchurch

    Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.

    +64 27 451 0584
    PO Box 20233, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8030, New Zealand
  • ADVENTURE TRAILRIDES CORPORATE TOURS - Christchurch

    Adventure Trailrides New Zealand offer corporate tours allowing us to put your team through their paces on an enduro motorcycle or atv quad bike in Christchurch. Our tours are suitable for beginners with coaching available and we can cater for up to 16 people. Single or multi-day options are available as well as lunch or corporate meals.

    +64 27 451 0584
    PO Box 20233, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8030, New Zealand
  • AERIUS HELICOPTERS - Tauranga

    The Tauranga and Rotorua region offers some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops. Long sandy beaches disappearing into the Pacific Ocean. Explore a dormant island volcano or drop into winery for lunch. Aerius Helicopters have a range of scenic flights that allow you to experience the Bay of Plenty from above

    +64 7 533 1290
    +64 21 752 310
    0800 864 354 (Free call - only within NZ)
    Hangar 9, Tauranga Airport, Mount Maunganui & Kiwi 360, 35 Young road, Te Puke
    Make a reservation or check room availability
    Check Dates or Book Online
    Qualmark Quality Rating   Endorsed
    Bronze Enviro Rating
  • AGROVENTURES ADVENTURE PARK - Rotorua

    Agroventures Adventure Park is NZ's ultimate adventure playground. What makes us unique? Agroventures is home to the worlds ONLY Shweeb, the fastest and only jet sprint experience in NZ. Swoop - Swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph, Rotorua Bungy - a 43m leap of faith and last but not least the Southern Hemispheres' only outdoor wind tunnel.

    +64 7 357 4747
    0800 949 888 (Free call - only within NZ)
    1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, PO Box 213, Rotorua, New Zealand
    Qualmark Quality Rating   Endorsed
    Silver Enviro Rating
  • AIR FIORDLAND - Queenstown

    Simply world famous, you just have to do it! Milford Sound with Air Fiordland. Every seat a window seat, enjoy enlightening commentary and friendly service. It took millions of years for nature to create the towering mountains and the glaciers to carve its deep fiords, but takes just a few hours to capture it with one of our scenic flights.

    +64 3 249 6720
    0800 107 505 (Free call - only within NZ)
    29 Lucas Place, PO Box 634, Queenstown, New Zealand
    Qualmark Quality Rating   Endorsed
  • AIR MILFORD - Queenstown

    Air Milford proudly operates the only Cessna Caravan aircraft based in Queenstown. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. Eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.

    +64 3 442 2351
    0800 462 252 (Free call - only within NZ)
    1 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

    Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.

    +64 3 696 3848
    +64 27 4732 581
    372 Rangitata Terrace Road, Ashburton 7775, New Zealand
  • AJ HACKETT BUNGY - Queenstown

    AJ Hackett Bungy pioneered Bungy Jumping in New Zealand and is an established World Leader in the Tourism Industry. Recognised for an innovative and 'outside the square' style, new ventures like the recently launched high velocity Nevis Swing push the boundaries. The professional crew and high standard of equipment, training schemes and procedures ensure an impeccable safety record.

    +64 3 450 1300
    0800 BUNGY JUMP (Free call - only within NZ)
    Queenstown Bungy Centre, Corner of Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown, New Zealand
    Qualmark Quality Rating   Endorsed
    Silver Enviro Rating
  • ALPINE HORSE SAFARIS - Hawarden, North Canterbury

    Imagine spending your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Guided horse riding pack trips from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. View spectacular scenery: snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers.

    +64 3 314 4293
    0800 425 746 (Free call - only within NZ)
    Waitohi Downs, Hawarden, North Canterbury, New Zealand
  • ALPINE JET - Springfield

    Alpine Jet will take you deep into the foothills of the Southern Alps through the breathtaking Waimakariri River canyon. We are situated only 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport. Breathtaking views, excellent mixture of scenery and excitement, our safari tour option doubles as an eco-experience with magnificent scenery, native bush and wildlife.

    +64 3 318 4881
    0800 263 626 (Free call - only within NZ)
    Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
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  • ANARCHY BOARDING PARK - Taupo

    Anarchy Boarding Park is New Zealand's first publicly available cable park for wakeboarding .Nestled in the heart of the Wairakei Tourist Park, which sits alongside the iconic Waikato River, Anarchy Boarding Park is the place to learn, develop and push boundaries while strapping a board to your feet. From beginners through to pro’s we’ve got you covered.

    +64 7 378 7666
    Anarchy Boarding Park 201 Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo
    Check Dates or Book Online
  • AORAKI BALLOON SAFARIS - Methven, Canterbury

    Once aboard the wicker basket, your magical flight begins. The peace and gentleness of hot air ballooning will surprise you, and Methven flight views are unsurpassed. Located en route from Christchurch to Queenstown, by Mt Hutt, in the central South Island. Flight concludes with a buffet and champagne-style breakfast in the field. Tranquil, romantic, enthralling and exciting.

    +64 3 302 8172 or 0871 284 88 99 from United Kingdom
    +64 27 433 4861
    0800 256 837 (Free call - only within NZ)
    121 Main Street, Methven, New Zealand

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New Zealand Adventure Activities

New Zealand is a great holiday destination for those travellers and tourists wanting to combine their love of the outdoors with their adventurous spirits. Throughout the country, you'll find a wealth of attractions and activities that offer you exciting and potentially new adventure activities in breathtakingly-spectacular locations that will help make your New Zealand holiday truly memorable. Just be sure to pack your camera so you can catch it all.

Many of the adventure activities and outdoors attractions available to travellers in New Zealand are unique simply due to the magnificent natural scenery and environment in which they are enjoyed. However, it's also worth noting that the spirit of activity leaders and attractions operators in the business is quintessentially 'Kiwi'–relaxed, personable and friendly. New Zealand tourism operates at the highest levels of service and safety. Although some activities may always involve a small element of risk to self (e.g. white water rafting, caving, diving, etc), New Zealand operators work to stringent safety standards and have excellent track records in making sure that adventure activities in New Zealand are as safe as they possibly can be.

The best way to choose your adventure activity is to browse through our adventure activities directory to see what catches your eye, but there are definitely a few worth highlighting that we consider to be very 'Kiwi' in design. These include:

Zorbing — A zorb is a large plastic ball that is rolled down a hill, towards speeds of 30 kilometres per hour. Where's the thrill in that you may ask? Well, you're inside it, of course!

Bungy Jumping — Inspired by ancient Vanuatu rites of passage, bungy jumping involves throwing yourself off a high ledge (134 metres above a river, for example) secured at your ankles by a long, elasticated rope. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Canyoning — Canyoning is all about taking on nature's hydro slides. Wrapped in a much-needed wetsuit, you'll abseil down waterfalls, plunge down rock chutes and get very, very wet.

Canyon Swinging — Jump off a very high place forwards, backwards, face first or upside down and drop into a freefall towards the canyon base. Your ropes (yes, you do have them) then give you some of the biggest swings of adrenalin you'll ever encounter.

Fly By Wire — For the ultimate control freak, flying by wire involves being strapped into a purpose built plane that you steer your own course and speed, rocketing up or gliding down toward the valley floor.

If throwing yourself down canyons, rivers or hills isn't quite your thing, you may want to think about some of the many alternative activities on offer: offroading, kayaking, kart racing, caving, climbing, glacier hiking, hang gliding, paragliding, heliskiing, horse riding, hot air ballooning, hunting, jet boating, rafting, skydiving and much more!

The biggest challenge of all is trying to fit it all in — how long have you got in New Zealand again? (It's probably not long enough!)...(search NZ adventure attractions and actvities directory.)

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