Our time in New Zealand was chock full of adventure, so it wasn’t easy for us to narrow it down to our top 5 adventure videos. However, since we know you love adventure like us, we wanted to steer you in the right direction. These are adventures that you should not miss on your visit.
Learning to Surf at Piha
This is one we were a little hesitant about, neither of us have ever tried surfing and Lina is terrified of sharks. However, it was one of our favorite activities from New Zealand and we cannot wait to give surfing another try on our trip.
White Water Rafting Over a Waterfall
We jumped into a raft and floated down the Kaituna river in one of New Zealand’s best class 5 rapids. This was topped off by a trip over the world’s largest commercially rafted waterfall. The drop was 20m and at the bottom our boat was completely submerged. This is an experience we still talk about and still recommend to other travelers.
15,000 ft Skydive Over Lake Taupo
Jumping out of a plane, regardless of the altitude, is something every adventure traveler should try in their lifetime. It is the ultimate thrill and even though it is scary as hell to leave that plane, it is addicting and something we cannot wait to try again.
Ice Climbing on the Franz Josef Glacier
Many tours give you the opportunity to hike around on the glacier, we took it one step farther and decided to climb on the glacier. After we helicoptered onto the glacier from the town, we spent the day hiking and climbing large sheets of ice up to 20m. It was physical, challenging and a thrill.
Hiking the Tongariro Crossing
This was a personal challenge for us, as we have never done a hike like this. It was tough, cold, hot and windy but we survived it and this hike began our new love of hiking and trekking. Since, we have hiked in many places on our travels and continue to plan multi-day hikes for the rest of our travels. It is one of the best one day hikes in the World and you just cannot beat the views.
Have you ever done any of these adventures in New Zealand? Tell us about it!