New Zealand. The land of beautiful scenery, Gandalf and lots and lots of sheep. A place to sit back, relax and un-wind, right?
Wrong! For all those thrill seeking, Jackass watching, crazy stunt loving adrenalin junkies out there, New Zealand is THE place to go. Want to swing through a canyon whilst strapped to a garden chair? Roll down a hill in a giant inflatable ball? Fall out of a plane 19,500 feet in the air? New Zealand’s got it covered. Here’s our hit list for the ultimate adrenalin rush:
Canyon Swinging in Queenstown
If back flipping off a cliff edge 109 metres in the air is your thing, try the Canyon swing over the magnificent Shotover river in Queenstown. Optional jumps include (and please trust us these are not dodgy dance moves) the Indian Rope Trick, The Elvis Cutaway, The Slide and Gimp Boy Goes To Hollywood.
Ogoballing in Rotorua
If you’re anything like us, the idea of getting into a large inflatable globe and rolling down a big hill sounds like the best.thing.ever. Ogoballing or zorbing is an iconic Rotorua experience, and better still you can choose from two ride types, a Zydro (wet ride) or Zorbit (dry ride).
White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River
New Zealand has an abundance of impressive white water rafting spots, but if you’re looking for a real white knuckle ride head to the Rangitikei River near Taihape. Not for the faint hearted (this is top level grade 5 rafting), the fast paced rapids and steep vertical drops will have your stomach in knots but your adrenalin at an all time high.
Sky Diving the Franz Josef glacier
Welcome to the home of New Zealand’s most spectacular sky dive! Set on the West Coast over the snow-capped Southern Alps, experience the unrivalled endorphin rush of falling from as high as 19,500 feet over mountains, glaciers, rainforests and oceans. Literally amazing.