Top 10 Things You Must do in New Zealand

Things to Do in New Zealand Only
Things to Do in New Zealand Only

You can do many things in New Zealand, which is often considered the world’s adventure capital. 

Several things can be done in New Zealand, and I have rounded it all up. Adventures take place in the northern and southern islands.

Southern Island is more fun than the two, with the unique country back adventures and beautiful scenery. It is the larger of the two.

10 Things to Do in New Zealand

1. Bungy Jump in Queenstown

Bungy Jump in Queenstown
Bungy Jump in Queenstown

Bungee Jumping is one of the most delightful places on the Southern Island. AJ Hackett invented it in Queenstown.

It is one of the things you must do in New Zealand. It’s just a pretty adventurous place to visit. If you are in the vicinity, you shouldn’t miss this chance.

The original Bridge Jump, the Ledge Jump, and the stunning Nevis Bungee, located 134 meters over a gorge, are some choices you ought to make.

2. Go Paragliding

Go Paragliding
Go Paragliding

For all those of you who haven’t experienced paragliding or are too phobic to go high, this is the perfect chance to overcome your fear and enjoy paragliding to the fullest.

Catch the Skyline Gondola for a spectacular experience above the clouds. Then, soar 2000 feet above Queenstown.

We had an excellent 15-minute flight and could keep catching the waves to return to our starting point rather than dropping quickly to the ground. You’ll get to do some fantastic maneuvers, too!

3. Whitewater Raft Class 5 Rapid

Whitewater Raft Class 5 Rapid
Whitewater Raft Class 5 Rapid

If you are a rafting geek, I suggest you not miss this lifetime experience. The class five rapids, just two hours from Christchurch, are the experience of a lifetime.

You can also perform a cannonball into the smaller rapids from 3-5 meters high ledges. That gets your blood pumping.

4. Cruise Milford Sound

Cruise Milford Sound
Cruise Milford Sound

It has to be something if Rudyard Kipling called this piece of work the 8th wonder of the world. It is also regarded as the world’s top most-visited destination.

This place is one of the country’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations. You must visit Milford Sound on a cruise. Its mesmerizing fiords contain some of the highest sea cliffs in the world.

5. Fly your Stunt Plane

Fly your Own Stunt Plane
Fly your Stunt Plane

For those with an unaccomplished dream of being a pilot, you can fly your plane here. Here at the Ulfy Extreme, you can fly your aircraft.

As pilot Vincent talks you through the ballistics and the vocabulary of flying a plane, you feel like a pilot for the time being.

Of course, this stunt is not for the faint of heart, but it is undoubtedly the only thing you would do in New Zealand.

6. Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders
Moeraki Boulders

Along a long stretch of the Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast lies the Moeraki Boulders, a natural phenomenon. It is also a great tourist destination in New Zealand.

Located between Hampden and Moeraki on the South Island, Moeraki boulders are considered to have been created by the muddy sediments that accumulated there through erosion, wave action, and landslides.

7. Trek the Fox Glacier

Trek the Fox Glacier
Trek the Fox Glacier

A glacier walk sounds enthralling. If so, visit the Fox Glacier, which may be one of the easiest and quickest glacier walks you will ever experience. 

We were suited up with thick woolly socks and boots suitable for crampons. You are provided with the appropriate equipment, so you need not worry about waterproof rain jackets and pants.

As it is at a low elevation, you feel safe and sound and can enjoy walking.

8. Go Whale Watching Kaikoura

Whale watching might not be one of life’s most exciting experiences, but the number of whale species here will astound you.

This is one of the top activities you should experience in New Zealand. Various types of whales migrate here, and you would love to spy on their activities.

It’s also pretty cost-effective because if you cannot spot any whales, you get about 80% of your payout refunded.

9. Split Apple Rock

Split Apple Rock
Split Apple Rock

Split Apple Rock is a 120 million-year-old granite rock split in half. The rock was believed to be split because of two previous warring gods.

Science, however, tells us that water seeped in through the rock’s fissures during the ice age, and the rock split in half.

10. Pancake Rocks

Pancake Rocks
Pancake Rocks

The Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki are a fantastic destination. Take a walkway out to view the 1000-year-old eroded limestone formations.

If you time it right, you’ll catch the sea spewing up through the rock’s blowholes. The Pancake Rocks can be reached by the easy Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, which is right in the centre of Punakaiki.

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Mamta Sharma

Mamta Sharma

Mamta Sharma is an influential figure in the realm of online gaming in New Zealand. With over eight years of expertise, she holds a prominent position as a content strategist at PokiesMobile NZ.

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