Adrenaline activities in New Zealand are some of the most exciting and crazy ways to get your heart racing during your visit. New Zealand's extreme activities range from jumping off a bridge with a rubber band to zigzagging your way through braided rivers. So get your blood pumping with our variety of adrenaline attractions and activities!
Experience the wilderness of New Zealand with a wide range of adventure activities. From forests in the heart of New Zealand to travelling our rugged terrain, you can enjoy what New Zealand offers in every way possible. Adventure activities include 4WD and offroading, bird watching, boats, sailing and charters, canoeing and kayaking, caving and canyoning, diving, events, festivals and shows, family fun, fishing, freshwater fishing, glaciers, hunting and shooting, motorcycling and quad biking, mountain biking, mountaineering, nature and eco-tourism, sailing schools, saltwater fishing, scenic flights, surfing and water sports, tramping and hiking, and zoos and wildlife parks.
Taste your way around New Zealand, and you'll discover food and wine that is original, world-class, and fresh from the source. New Zealand's cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia, and Polynesia. This blend of influences has created a mouth-watering range of flavours and food in cafes and restaurants nationwide. For dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style, there is lamb, pork, venison, salmon, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters, whitebait, paua (abalone), mussels, scallops, pipis and tuatua (both types of New Zealand shellfish), kumara (sweet potato), kiwifruit, tamarillo, and pavlova, the national dessert.
The distinctiveness of our food scene is more in how New Zealanders eat, generally preferring dining to be as relaxed and unaffected as possible, in keeping with the laidback Kiwi psyche.
New Zealand is a popular destination for those wanting to get away from it all. With geography ranging from volcanic areas (with natural hot springs) to stunning forests and vast beaches, it's the perfect place to chill out 100%. Many retreats are set up in remote areas, so clients can get back to nature while still enjoying modern New Zealand day spa therapies. In small hideaway retreats, there is an emphasis on individual service.
From swimming with dolphins and whale watching to encounters with kiwi birds and penguins, New Zealand offers many popular wildlife experiences, including bird watching, swimming with dolphins, watching penguins, whale watching, zoos, walking among seals, and other wildlife activities.
Many galleries around the country hold exhibitions that feature the works of nationally acclaimed artists in New Zealand, as well as sculptors, jewellers, and fresh new talent. New Zealand artists often draw their inspiration from our stunning landscape. There are many activities on offer including arts & crafts (taonga), cultural attractions, galleries, gardens, heritage attractions, museums, performing arts, wineries, and photography.