On this trip to New Zealand.. You’ll have a list, the things that you can do, the things that you’d like to do, and the things that you absolutely must do. Time to make a list.
New Zealand is a country of spectacular and diverse beauty. You can walk through rainforest, along golden-sand beaches, at the foot of mountains and up mountains. You can walk for half an hour, half a day or for days at a time.
If you want to see the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand and explore some of the vast wilderness areas, grab a pack and put on your walking boots. There is no better way to see the New Zealand outdoors than by walking.
New Zealand has thousands of kilometres of walks. About 30 percent of the country is protected land with public access so there are plenty of tracks to choose from. They’ll take you through any terrain; long deserted beaches, rugged coastal walks, high country farmland, up glaciers, up mountains and through lush native rainforest.
New Zealand has nine ‘Great Walks’. These are the ones that take you to the most magnificent places, to the farthest from civilization. The most famous of these is the Milford Track in Fiordland. The 53-kilometre journey takes you to pristine lakes, sky-scraping mountain peaks, enormous valley views and the cascade of the tallest waterfall in New Zealand. Join one of the many tours or set out on your own adventure at your own pace.
Paddle the dark waters of an ancient fiord or the sun-filled calmness of a South Island Sound. Lift your adrenalin with a whitewater rush or lift your soul with a pod of dolphins.
Marlborough Sounds: Sea Kayaking on Queen Charlotte Sound
You can spend several days paddling on Queen Charlotte Sound near Picton as part of our Rimu 14-day South Island adventure. This optional sea kayaking tour is a highlight for many of the trip for many people who love the stunning scenery and the remote waterfront lodges.
Sea Kayaking on Okarito Lagoon
Paddle out to the White Heron colony on Okarito Lagoon as part of either our Rimu 14-day South Island adventure. Sea Kayaking is by far the best way to enjoy the wildlife and grandeur of the lagoon. This is one of New Zealand’s premiere eco-experiences for wildlife and natural wetlands; here you can enjoy nature on your own terms. We have kayaks and canoes to suit the special conditions on Okarito Lagoon.
Sea Kayaking tours on Milford Sound
You can also Sea Kayak through Milford Sound on our Rimu 14-day South Island adventure. Since we stay in protected waters, all our sea kayaking is suitable for beginners – but even veterans will be blown away by the views that the Milford Sound offers including stunning waterfalls and the world famous Mitre peak.
Go Scuba Diving~
See the world of beauty and wildlife underwater that is so different but no less spectacular than the world above the water. Dive the Poor Knights, one of the world’s best dives. Dive with dolphins. Or just dive for dinner. The country abounds with sub-tropical reefs, wrecks, clear water springs and alpine fiords. If you are looking for a rich variety of scuba diving experiences then it’s time you were diving NZ.
New Zealand waters are among the few virgin wonders left in diving today. The wealth and density of marine life is exhilarating. Lying exactly halfway between the equator and the South Pole, the water and weather in New Zealand are both temperate – benign even. Below, there’s a crazy mixed-up muddled-up marine life world where coral reef crinoids exist with forests of kelp, and volcanic rock formations are covered with hard corals and seafans.
One of the most unique New Zealand dive sites is the crystal-clear waters of the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. With its incredible range of fish, including many tropical species, it was considered by the late Jacques Cousteau to be one of the world’s top diving locations.
But there is more to scuba diving in New Zealand than just the Poor Knights. Among the other great diving areas are the sheltered Bay of Islands, the dramatic fiords of Fiordland, and Stewart Island with its breathtaking kelp forests and huge paua (abalone). Many easily accessible wrecks off the New Zealand coast also provide special diving opportunities, as do the great variety of fresh water dives.
Go Bungy Jumping~
It’s New Zealand. You have to try bungy jumping.
And if you don’t do anything else, take a flight and lookCoastal waters teem with colourful, fascinating sea life and the usually clear waters make for excellent viewing.down on this marvellous incredible land. And think of all the things you must do down there.
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
To some it’s Bungy, others call it Bungee. All we know is that AJ Hackett Bungy pioneered this crazy adrenalin activity called Bungy Jumping in little place called Queenstown, located on the South Island of New Zealand.
The madness began at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy in November 1988. Over 20 years later AJ Hackett Bungy is still delivering amazing Queenstown experiences, with the likes of the Nevis Bungy, Nevis Swing, Ledge Bungy and Ledge Swing. AJ Hackett Bungy has also branched out with sites all across the country including the Auckland Bridge Climb and Auckland Bridge Bungy, a must-do in New Zealand’s big smoke.