When checking out adrenalin-fuelled activities, the world’s highest swing will be on the list!
Be launched from a cliff, over-looking the Shotover River. There is an eye watering freefall and then the biggest swing of your life.
There are two operators in Queenstown offering ‘swings’
Alan John Hackett made bungy jumping famous with his jump from the Eiffel Tower in 1987. He found his first commercial bungy site in 1988 and since then opened a few AJ Hackett bungy sites all over New Zealand - his aim to make bungy jumping safe and commercialise it definitely worked.
You can throw yourself off a platform in several spots ranging over different heights, all over New Zealand – all AJ Hackett approved. Check out their website for more information.
Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s beautiful nature whilst climbing, jumping and abseiling through dramatic canyons. With one of the highlights being taking a leap off a waterfall, canyoning is a wild adventure not to be missed. You can go canyoning in several areas in New Zealand, depending on which part you travel through or simply fancy the most. Check out the canyoning operators in Wanaka, Canterbury, Abel Tasman, Coromandel, and Auckland, for more information.
New Zealand is the land of extremes, so no wonder you can find the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (7 metres) in Rotorua.
Other areas that offer great rafting options are:
Enjoy this refreshing adventure!
Explore New Zealand from a different angle by visiting one of the numerous cave systems running through the country. A popular caving destination in the North Island are the Waitomo Caves. Explore the stunning caves on foot by joining New Zealand’s longest underground walking tour. Or go black-water rafting and float through the fascinating underground world. The black-water rafting will get your heart rate up whereas the walking tour is a more fascinating than nail-biting experience.
For a caving experience on the South Island visit the Ngarua Caves near Motueka. Stroll along the variety of stalagmites and stalactites and enjoy spectacular views of Tasman Bay and the surrounding karst landscape whilst savouring your lunch.
Enjoy breath-taking (literally) views of New Zealand, whilst tandem or solo skydiving. You can take part in this thrilling adventure in several locations all over the country: Lake Taupo, Wanaka, Queenstown, Auckland, Bay of Islands.
So choose your favourite spot and immerse yourself in the free falling experience.
Get thrown into your seat on the jet boat and enjoy astounding views rushing by. Come close to the Huka Falls on a ride including 360° spins with Huka Falls Jet.
Or undertake a jet boating ride in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Take a ride through the Shotover River Canyons less than 10 minutes’ drive away from the city.
Zip your way around New Zealand, enjoying stunning harbour views on Waiheke Island close to Auckland, or fly past the forest in Rotorua. Fancy mountain views? Zip line in Queenstown whilst enjoying vistas of the Remarkables mountain range. You can even combine your Zip lining adventure with your explore of the glow worm caves on the West Coast, check here for more information on this deal.
Get away from the crowds and have dibs on the first tracks in the fresh powder snow. The helicopter experience itself will provide you with stunning vistas of the region and the skiing/snowboarding will leave you in awe. To get a better overview of the different heli-skiing options in New Zealand check out the information provided by newzealand.com.