Experience New Zealand on adrenaline-fuelled private adventure tours which are all thanks to its striking topography.
Situated in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands. The main islands are North Island which is called by natives Te Ika-a-Mãui and the South Island called Te Waipounamu. These Islands are separated by Cook Strait, a 22km stretch of water.
New Zealand has spectacular landscapes, some of the best in the world, with steaming volcanoes, enormous mountain ranges and then sweeping coastlines. For thrill seekers or adventurers, it is their very own natural playground.
There is also something for the non-thrill seekers as this country has much history and culture to which you can learn all about with guided tours of museums, cultural centres and galleries. New Zealand was among the last countries in the world to be founded and inhabited, but this was probably due to its remote location and because it was a water locked country. Read More...
The list of activities and adventure tours, along with stunning sightseeing tours, seems endless. There are options to take tours to Volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, glaciers, vineyards, mountain, lakes and waterfalls.
The activities include hiking, walking, biking, bungee jumping, climbing including ice climbing, parachuting, cave explorations, kayaking, diving, skiing and sailing.
Everyone who visits New Zealand should make an effort to see the Hobbit Movie Set located in Matamata. It is fascinating and situated among some of the most amazing landscape.
New Zealand offers all of the above as well as great food and excellent evening entertainment. Enjoy anything from a quiet romantic night to a night of loud music and dancing!
New Zealand is a very highly recommended destination to visit due to the diversity it offers everyone day or night.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in New Zealand
Milford Sound - South Island
There are plenty of adventure tours and sightseeing tours to be found in Milford Sound, a fjord carved during the ice ages by glaciers. The mountain peaks look like they scrape the sky, the cliffs are like pokers in the dark waters and then there are the powerful waterfalls. Enjoy a boat tour or take a hiking tour along the Milford Track. There is also the underground observatory to explore at Harrison Cove with a private tour guide.
Abel Tasman National Park - South Island
Take your adventures to Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand’s South Island. Located north end of the island, it is a wilderness reserve. It is also known as the Abel Tasman Coast Track due to the long winding trail that goes over beaches and across ridges. The countries fur seal colonies can be seen on guided tours at Separation Point. Look out for penguins and dolphins too. Snorkeling, birdwatching or photography is popular here.
Tongariro National Park - North Island
Located in North Islands centre is Tongariro National Park. Due to its volcanic features and Maori culture, this park was designated a dual World Heritage Site. Tongariro is among the oldest parks in the world with striking beauty, three volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and plateaus. Take a sightseeing tour to see as much of the wonders as you can, including the volcano Ngauruhoe, Lord of the Rings Mount Doom.
Bay of Islands - North Island
Take a boat tour around the Bay of Islands, North Island which is regarded to be a sailing and yachting haven with 144 islands of varying sizes. Watch out forth whales, marlins, dolphins and penguins who live in these waters. Activities to do here include hiking the trails, exploring coves, sub-tropical forests and rock formations, tour Cape Brett or one of the quaint towns found on some islands.
Queenstown - South Island
New Zealand's adventure capital is Queenstown, located in South Island. You will find it nestled between the Remarkables snowy peaks and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It is here that you can find some of the top adrenaline fueled sports including bungee jumping, white water rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking and downhill skiing. There are also guided tours to the cultural side of this city too.
Auckland - North Island
New Zealand's largest city is Auckland on the North Island. Due to it having two harbours it is also called the ‘City of Sails’. See the spectacular views of the sky Tower which stands 328 meters high, with a tour guide see the vibrant art scene and revamped water-front district. Or on sightseeing tours see the picturesque coves, rainforest and volcanoes. Here is also perfect for a family wilderness adventure tour.
Anoraki / Mount Cook National Park - South Island
Take a sightseeing tour of the awe inspiring, untouched, sprawling alpine landscape found in the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park located in South Island. There are many excellent adventures to be had with the blue lakes and jagged mountains offering off the beaten track thrills. Glaciers cover more than 40% of the park and it has the country’s longest glacier, Tasman Glacier. Heli-skiing and ski touring are very popular here.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves - North Island
Enjoy a mesmerising boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm caves which are world famous. The boat silently sails under the glowworms as they magically glow from the limestone. With an expert tour guide, you learn so much about the glowworms and the 125 years of natural and cultural history of these caves. These caves are among the top wish list destinations for both natives and oversea visitors. It is an enchanting experience.
Rotorua - North Island
There are excellent adventure tours as well as amazing sightseeing tours in the Rotorua region. This area is known as the Pacific Ring of fire and among the worlds most active geothermal regions. Expect hissing geysers, boiling mud pools, thermal springs and volcanic craters. The activities include sky-diving, mountain biking and luging. There is also great trout fishing tours. There's rich Maori history and culture here too.
Wellington - North Island
New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, located in North Island. It is the country’s cultural centre with the Te Papa, an interactive Museum of New Zealand and so much more to see and learn about on guided tours. There are also, like almost everywhere in New Zealand, great activities such as bungee jumping, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, sky diving, mountain biking, canyoning, caving, horse trekking and boating.