New Zealand

New Zealand

Adventure Travel To New Zealand

Open Beaches to Vast Mountain Views and Vineyards

The natural beauty of New Zealand makes it a popular destination for adventure vacations. From the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean surrounding the island nation to the majestic mountain peaks that serve as a stunning backdrop from coast to coast, New Zealand travel offers plenty of active adventures.

The remote location in the South Pacific offers some unique things to do in New Zealand. For instance, you can visit Great Barrier Island, the world’s third Dark Sky Sanctuary, to see the night sky in all its unobstructed glory. The secluded island features one of the best environment’s in the world.for viewing the Milky Way and other celestial sights.

If you’re looking for the ultimate thrill, you’ll want to add Bungy’s assortment of daredevil activities to your list of things to do in New Zealand. With heart racing active adventures like leaping from Queenstown’s Kawarau Bridge or the Auckland Bridge or experiencing the world’s biggest catapult as you’re shot across the Nevis Valley, this is an adrenaline seeker’s dream. For a slightly less intense yet still exciting experience, you can also try zip lining at Kawarau or climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

A New Zealand vacation wouldn’t be complete without exploring the wonder of the Fiordland National Park. As the largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks, Fiordland covers over 3 million acres of glacier-carved valleys, rivers and, of course, fiords that can be explored by boat, kayak or foot. Be sure to visit the picturesque Milford Sound at the northern end of the park to view what many consider one of the natural wonders of the world.

Other popular adventure trip ideas for a New Zealand vacation include river rafting or jet boating on Queenstown’s Shotover River and whale watching in Kaikoura, where you could see sperm whales, seals, and dolphins.

Browse our travel videos to discover all the adventure travel potential for a New Zealand vacation.

New Zealand

Discover NZ
Discover NZ
Azur Lodge, Queenstown
Azur Lodge, Queenstown
Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island
Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
Nevis Bungy
Nevis Bungy
Milford Sound Adventure
Milford Sound Adventure
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park
Golf at The Hills, Queenstown
Golf at The Hills, Queenstown
White Water Rafting in Queenstown
White Water Rafting in Queenstown
Whale Watching in Kaikoura
Whale Watching in Kaikoura
Shotover Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown
Shotover Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown
Poor Knights Island Diving
Poor Knights Island Diving
Dart River Stables, Glenorchy
Dart River Stables, Glenorchy
Sea Kayaking with Dolphins, Kaikoura
Sea Kayaking with Dolphins, Kaikoura
White Water Rafting & Lake Kayaking
White Water Rafting & Lake Kayaking
Skyline Walkway, Wellington
Skyline Walkway, Wellington
Best of NZ Great Walks
Best of NZ Great Walks
Rakiura Track Hike, Stewart Island
Rakiura Track Hike, Stewart Island
Poor Knights Island Diving
Poor Knights Island Diving
Cape Brett Track Hike
Cape Brett Track Hike
Tutea Falls River Rafting
Tutea Falls River Rafting
Mt. Tarawera Hike
Mt. Tarawera Hike
Christchurch to Queenstown Hike
Christchurch to Queenstown Hike
Fox Glacier, Westland National Park
Fox Glacier, Westland National Park
Jack's Point Golf Course, Queenstown
Jack's Point Golf Course, Queenstown
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
Tara Iti Golf Club
Tara Iti Golf Club
Cape Kidnappers Golf Club, Hawke's Bay
Cape Kidnappers Golf Club, Hawke's Bay
Discover Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Discover Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Explore Waiheke Island, Auckland
Explore Waiheke Island, Auckland
Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island
Explore Rotorua
Explore Rotorua
Skyline Walkway, Wellington
Skyline Walkway, Wellington
Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Wellington
Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Wellington
Snow Adventures & More
Snow Adventures & More
Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman Trails
Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman Trails
Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago
Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago
Southern Coast Road Cycle from Queenstown
Southern Coast Road Cycle from Queenstown
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course
Cycle Trails
Cycle Trails
Surfing at The Spot in Southland
Surfing at The Spot in Southland
Surfing at Colac Bay in Southland
Surfing at Colac Bay in Southland
Hawke's Bay Adventures
Hawke's Bay Adventures
Hotel Grand Windsor, Auckland
Hotel Grand Windsor, Auckland
Kamana Lake House Queenstown
Kamana Lake House Queenstown
QT Queenstown Hotel
QT Queenstown Hotel
Rees Hotel Queenstown
Rees Hotel Queenstown
Eichardt's Private Hotel, Queenstown
Eichardt's Private Hotel, Queenstown
Revealing Wanaka
Revealing Wanaka
Things to do in Wanaka in a day
Things to do in Wanaka in a day
Lake Wanaka South island Blue Pools
Lake Wanaka South island Blue Pools
Wanaka, South Island
Wanaka, South Island
Best Ski Resorts in Wanaka
Best Ski Resorts in Wanaka
Ski Lake Wanaka
Ski Lake Wanaka
Autumn in Wanaka
Autumn in Wanaka
Roadtrip to Wanaka
Roadtrip to Wanaka
Best of New Zealand's Great Walks
Best of New Zealand's Great Walks
Hiking in Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka
Hiking in Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka
Hiking Routeburn Track Part 1
Hiking Routeburn Track Part 1
Hiking Routeburn Track Part 2
Hiking Routeburn Track Part 2

Hiking Nelson Lake National Park


Hiking Nelson Lake National Park
Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip Highlights
Ultimate North Island Adventure 'Kauri' Trip Highlights
Free Diving at Poor Knights Island
Free Diving at Poor Knights Island
Caving to cycling in Taupo
Caving to cycling in Taupo

Kayaking Doubtful Sound with Dolphins


Kayaking Doubtful Sound with Dolphins

Lake Taupo Things To Do


Lake Taupo Things To Do

Best day hikes and short walks


Best day hikes and short walks
South Island road trips: Christchurch & Canterbury
South Island road trips: Christchurch & Canterbury
Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds
Things to do in Wellington
Things to do in Wellington