This city that meets the sea has some pretty awesome sights, so what better way to see everything than on a bungee jump from Auckland Harbour Bridge? The experience made for thrill seekers is pretty much a right of passage when travelling New Zealand, so buckle up and get your brave face on.
Freefall on either New Zealand’s oldest or tallest bungy
And if you’re not all adrenaline filled out, a free fall is the ultimate tummy churning experience. Especially if you’re doing it from New Zealand’s tallest bungy, Nevis. The highest bungee jump in New Zealand consists of a 134m bungy that will have you free falling for the longest 8.5 seconds of your life.
If you don’t fancy the jump, you can always opt to climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge instead. The only authorized bridge climb in New Zealand will have you experiencing panoramic city and sea views all the way over.
Visit the vintage markets, galleries and shops of Wellington
Wellington is renowned for its artsy feels. The capital of New Zealand is full of museums, theatres, galleries and all types of arts organisations, plus some killer vintage markets. Get thrifty in the unlimited amount of vintage markets and flea shops dotted all along this cool little capital.
Let’s not forget this New Zealand bucket list must. A tour to New Zealand is not complete without testing the local fine wines, and Marlborough is a region with some of the finest wines around. Marlborough is the place that put New Zealand on the international wine map with its tasty Sauvignon Blanc being introduced back in the 1980’s. So grab a wine glass and head to the endless vineyards.
Take in the incredible Franz Josef Glacier form a kayak, helicopter or quad bike
The small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand is home to one of the most incredible glacier experiences around. Dependent on seasons, you can kayak, helicopter or quad bike your way around this New Zealand gem. Walking trails, hot pools, and adventure sports are all up for grabs to ensure your adrenaline just keeps on pulsing.
After all these adventure experiences it’s likely you’ll be needing a drink or two. So, why not enjoy an afternoon in the Antarctic (a.k.a Queenstown), wearing Eskimo clothing of course. This unique experience will have you enjoying iced glass cocktail drinks whilst chilling in ice furniture, all at sub zero temperatures.
Explore the forest canopy with a Ziptrek Zipline tour in Queenstown
Yet another must from the adventure capital of Queensland is ziplining through the forests whilst getting a birds eye view of all the jaw-droppingly beautiful surrounding lakes and mountains, all amongst the Queenstown treetops.
Visit Bilbo and Frodo on the Hobbiton Movie set tour
No trip to New Zealand would be complete without a visit to the Shire. Situated in the heart of New Zealand, you can quite literally step into the Shire, say hi to Frodo and his mates and re-live a life on Middle Earth. With some added instagram opportunities of course.
New Zealand is one place we can guarantee you’ll never be short of activities. Adrenaline filled adventures, foodie experiences and gawking at the incredible nature is just for starters. We could go on forever, but we’ll resist so here’s 10 musts to get your imagination going into overload.