New Zealand is a dream destination packing a huge punch into a small space with astounding scenery, cosmopolitan cities, adrenaline pumping adventures, and a jaw dropping coastline.
There are so many things to do in New Zealand. Did you know it is known as the adventure capital of the world? We’ve rounded up the more unique and exciting things to do in New Zealand beyond the usual bungy jumps and skydives. Lets have a look at them.
- Beer Tasting at Hallertau Brewery in Auckland
Did you know that New Zealand has some pretty good local beer? We didn’t either. The Hallertau Brewbar and Restaurant, a New Zealand first, is nestled in the greenery of Riverhead, only a twenty minute drive from the city. Hallertau, with it’s combination of brewing and epicurean lifestyle, will allow you to sit back and enjoy for a couple of hours. And the food is damn good too. Order the pumpkin risotto.
- Sea Kayaking
The Northland region offers diverse sea kayaking opportunities to explore coves, white sand beaches, and spectacular coastal formations in clear subtropical waters in what is the countries warmest region. Experiencing the scenery first hand is what New Zealand is all about, and sea kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and close to nature. Pacific Coast Kayaks runs local half day tours and full day tours to suit every level of ability and age.
- Picturesque Whangarei Falls
The 24 metre high Whangarei Falls is known as the most photogenic waterfall in all of New Zealand. Because of its ease of access, picturesque bush setting, and guaranteed 365 days per year flow, it is a must see if you are in the Whangarei area. The falls is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic or a walk amidst the native bush.
- Bungy Jump in Taupo
The bungy jump is a New Zealand invention. Well, not entirely, for centuries the people of Vanuatu have been leaping from tall towers with vine ropes attached to their ankles, but in the 1980′s commercial bungy jumping was developed by a group of Kiwi’s and the rest is history. At 47 meters high and the inviting waters of the Waikato River below, Taupo Bungy is the highest water touch bungy in New Zealand.
- Cycling Winery Tour Around Hawke’s Bay
Located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast, the Hawke’s Bay area is one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions. And one of the best ways to visit the wineries in the Hawke’s Bay area is by bicycle as the land is flat and most of the wineries are within easy cycling distance. The bike path is via the coastal cycleway which is a dedicated cycle path that’s flat and easy to navigate.
- Freak Yourself Out on Auckland’s Sky Walk
Consider this.Using only a safety harness while walking on a one meter wide platform with no handrails, walk 360 degrees around the external circumference of the tower suspended 192 meters above the ground, with nothing but air on either side of you! That’s what awaits you on Auckland’s Sky Walk. Whilst on the platform you’ll stop at various points to have your photo taken, learn some Auckland history, and have a go at leaning over the edge. Just do it.
- Experience a Rugby Game at Eden Park
New Zealand is rugby mad and they be obsessed with the game and their beloved All Blacksto rival any other countries love of their national team. Their players are treated like god, and they appear constantly in all forms of media and advertising. The mood of the entire country rides on the back of the results of their national team. And there is no better place to watch an All Blacks rugby game than at their home ground, Eden Park in Auckland.