Adventures in New Zealand

Adventure sports and adrenaline activites in New Zealand

New Zealand is the adrenaline capital of the world. There are more adventure sports and adrenaline activites in New Zealand than you could tie up with the world's longest bungy cord.

In fact, I woudln't put it past New Zealand to have the world's longest bungy cord—they did, after all, invent bungy jumping. I do know they have the world's highest waterfall you can go over on a commercial rafting tour (a 23-foot drop of chruching, Class V+ fury). I know because I was foolish enough to raft over it.

From multi-day treks to fjord cruises, rafting underground rivers lit by thousands of glowworms to sea-kayaking to postcard-perfect coves, screaming up idyllic rivers in jetboats and bouncing down hillsides inside giant beach balls, New Zealand has it all.

Here are my top 10 favorite adventures on the North Island.


Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungee JumpAuckland Bridge bungy - Several few cities offer thrilling climbing tours that rope you in and let you walk up and over the suport structures of their iconic bridge. Auckland has decided it can do the bridge walk one better and—in true Kiwi style—and let folks bungy jump from 40 meters (131 feet) above Auckland Harbour and dunk their heads in the ocean... Full Story Full Story

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in October 2011.
All information was accurate at the time.

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