Have you ever considered an action-packed adventure in New Zealand? While strolling along Mission Bay in Auckland is all well and good, New Zealand is known for some of the best adventure sporting opportunities in the world. There is literally no shortage of things to do in this outdoor adventure paradise. Let’s take a closer look at what New Zealand has to offer.
Hiking, trekking, rock-climbing, glacier walking and ice-climbing – you can do it all and more in New Zealand. One of this country’s main draws is its dramatic landscape, which was formed millions of years ago by the work of glaciers and volcanoes. Some volcanoes are still active today, such as Rotorua and Mount Tarawera. Trips to both can be arranged, and some of the volcanoes even have trails where you can get up close and see the action.
New Zealand is also a premier destination for bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, heli-skiing, and gliding. In particular, some of the best gliding in the world can be found at Omarama, on the South Island, where you can take a tandem flight or enroll in piloting classes.
When you’ve had enough time in the mountains and up in the air, you can explore New Zealand’s coast, either in a kayak, a yacht, or on a surfboard. In addition, the area around both the islands offers excellent diving – even cave diving among the sharks near Kaikoura!
Make It Happen
Convinced yet? While there is a plethora of adventure waiting for you in New Zealand, this destination has the reputation for being expensive. First of all, it’s far away, which means a long flight, and the activities can quickly add up.
But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to fund your excursions. One way you can make extra cash is by working as you travel. Depending on the season, you can get a job picking fruit or working on a horse farm for a few weeks. If you have other skills, like diving, mountaineering or ice climbing, you may also be able to work as an instructor or mountain guide.
You can also make money before your trip by going through your closet and selling your excess clutter online. Because the internet gives you the power to communicate en masse, you can sell just about anything online. However, good bets include high quality apparel, fashion accessories, homeware and electronics. For example, you can sell your DVDs and since you’ll be traveling, you won’t miss them.
No matter what, though, you shouldn’t let the prices stand in your way of experiencing this incredible part of the world. Book your New Zealand adventure now and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!