Explore The Breathtaking Adventures In Untamed Destination- New Zealand

Australia & Pacific | Ricky | November 27, 2009 at 12:16 am

New Zealand is a wondrous, impeccable and exotic land that is charming the universe in its authentic form. Truly, it remains to be in an untamed condition, unaffected by the worldly contamination. New Zealand boasts magnificent biogeography and biodiversity. It flaunts out-of-the-world flora and fauna (most of which are endemic species) and spectacular grasslands, which has stole millions of hearts worldwide. It bewitched its magical spell over the eminent film director Peter Jackson to covert the children’s fantasy novel of philologist and Oxford University professor J.R.R. Tolkien into an epic fantasy trilogy – ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Peter Jackson himself admitted “New Zealand is one of the last unspoiled places on earth…” Universal audiences were blown away by the astounding natural beauty captured in the epic trilogy.

Not only is New Zealand’s authentic beauty captivating, but also there are some startling assets of New Zealand, that possess immense power to magnetize tourists in the pure extensive natural landscapes. This land is renowned as a home to adventurous activities such as bungee jumping, naked rugby, zorbing and cave tubing. Even, the kiwis are believed to possess an innate adventurous spirit. Off course, Why not? Deservingly so as the insane game of bungee jumping wherein you have to tie your ankles to a post and dive towards the direction of land was found here. The story of adventure doesn’t end over here; it is also home to the adventurous activity called ‘zorbing’ wherein an individual or group has to get into a big plastic ball and bounce downwards a rugged hill.

Even the extreme sport adventure of whitewater rafting pleased the populace to such an extent, that the kiwis decided to cross the normal limits and extended it one step further. In addition to the normal but risky battling rapids and waterfalls, they did an extra addition of heading into local caves to go black water rafting a.k.a. cave tubing. Apart from this, there is string of adventurous activities lined up that consists of jet boating, glacier climbing, multi-day hiking by passing over extraordinary forests and competitive trails.

Are you ready to explore adventure? Common guys, don’t worry, adventure is a part of life. And as quoted by Leo F. Buscaglia “Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” Instead of life opening its chapter gradually, why not you yourself test life. Why not let leave yourself in the hands of adventure to indulge in heart-thumping excitement? As Helen Keller has rightly cited “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” So let’s get ahead in this impeccable land which bestows a splendid opportunity to indulge in exciting adventurous activities.

Experience the unsurpassable adventures

In New Zealand, one can explore unconventional adventures; adventure’s definition has gone beyond the conventional adventure travel. In the past, adventure travel’s definition oscillated around relinquishing life’s little luxuries for the purpose of testing their own courage or meeting with scenic nature. Want to know what it is today, for that, you yourself will have to come here and experience.

1.Get, Set, Go for hiking in New Zealand

new zealand hiking trailsGear in full swing for hiking from lower-end to higher-end of New Zealand. In the present, people can tramp (term used for hiking) all the day by passing through the remote forests. Come here to test your efficiency and face challenges in the form of demanding paths. They will surely prove to be a great deal of exhausting activity of your lifetime. But not less exciting as after crossing this challenging trail, you are picked up by a boat in the early evening, which will drop you in your luxurious hotels. Past your entrance in the hotel, you can relish a hot bath and pick up a glass of fine wine in cozy hotel room of New Zealand.

After savoring fine gourmet and getting a good night’s sleep, the next morning, prepare yourself to continue the other parts of the hiking trail. It is really an extraordinary experience, to hike in the nature trails and then take a gap for rejuvenating in luxurious amenities. If you are a serious hiker, and have an earnest desire to hike continuously for several days, then too it is possible. Keeping in mind this need of tourists, numerous huts have been built up en route the longer trails. Huh… you can take a sigh of relief because there is no more a burden of carrying a tent in your backpack. Nature-lovers, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore the magnificence of scenic nature through hiking in the natural trails. Come here and dive in unforgettable moments. However, don’t miss to get over the famous Routeburn Track, which has also been highlighted in the book Classic Hikes of the World by outdoor adventure writer Peter Potterfield. He admits “If you like adventure, there is no better place to find it than by hiking in New Zealand.”

2. Bungee jumping in New Zealand

Home of another adventurous form i.e. bungee jumping, people can let themselves lose for diving in the air. This adventurous thriller was brought to limelight by Kiwis AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch. They launched the first public location in June 1987 at the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown. From that time onwards, AJ Hackett went ahead to build itself as a global brand, for the purpose of tossing yourself safely from a bridge. The whole moment when one bounces from lofty heights is heart-pounding, exhilarating and at the fame time fun. But do you all know that for making this thrilling game a real safe adventure far away from harm’s way, it took years of hectic research. The safer part of this famous adventure gained it more popularity altogether amidst the large tourist crowds. People can indulge in this adventurous activity more openheartedly, however knowing that the game is a safer one doesn’t bring a halt over the sweating palms, neither it eases the rapid heart beat. The moment when one stands at the edge of the mountain for a free dive, one’s brain constantly supports the adventurous game. However, the body shivers with mixed feelings of excitement, exhilaration and fear, when it hits a free fall from hundreds of feet above the ground.

Bungee jumping in New Zealand

3. Glacier Hiking

Glacier hiking or climbing in New Zealand is filled with full of zeal, vibrancy and high-spirits. This breathtaking adventure is overtly out-of-the-world experience. If it’s your first visit to New Zealand, then too no worries of wasting your half vacations in search of proper location because New Zealand offers half day and full day hikes on glaciers. Also, it proffers exciting heli-likes and ice-climbing expeditions. Tramp on the frozen glacier candidly as it is the most fantastic as well as can prove to be an arduous experience that demands great efforts, depending on the challenging hikes. So, be prepared mentally and physically to take up the challenges boldly. Wear specially designed ice hiking boots with cleats and create your way upwards a previously made path that has been carved into ice. Continue your icy journey until you require rest for catching your breath. While you take a short break and take an aerial view, you will find yourself isolated from the outside world’s sights and sounds. You will land in a heavenly place where you would be standing midst blue skies and frozen glaciers.

new zealand glacier hiking
The environment around encapsulates a divine atmosphere. It is an awe-inspiring moment that is surely jaw-dropping. Hey guys, after beholding this mesmerizing scenery, just don’t create an idea that this is New Zealand’s best proffering because there are lots more exciting views lying ahead. The latter ones’ were just a preview of the marvelous scenery. Real beauty lies in ice caves, where the natural blue sky’s splendor is reflected within the caves. The spectacular gorgeousness and exclusive calmness is unbeatable. If you don’t believe me, check views of AJ Beaumont, a veteran professional glacier guide working with Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island, “To me this is the ultimate adventure. Hiking up a glacier to stand on top and look down over the world. I’m not sure which is more spectacular, the hike up or the view when you arrive.”

4. Zorbing

People who feel that they are out-of-the-extraordinary and are always in a look out of doing some different things, should definitely hit the game of Zorbing in New Zealand. Why? What’s so special about this game and this destination? Many similar questions would be popping in your brains, isn’t it? Guys wait, let me finish with my explanation, this is because the unique game of zorbing was born in the land of New Zealand. Hats off to the two kiwis Dwayne van der Sluis and Andrew Akers, who invented this extraordinary game. It is an exciting adventure where one has to strap oneself in an inflatable, transparent ball and roll down the hills on a speed of about 40kms an hour. Amazing, what’s say? Guys don’t fear about your safety, because you are completely secure inside that giant ball. But yeah, I can associate with your scary emotions because the feeling of rolling down the bumpy hills is terrifying.

new zealand zorbing

5. Jet boating is another adrenaline filled activity that is popular in New Zealand.

Didn’t find your caliber-matching adventure, even after ransacking the entire North and South Islands? Then I have an appropriate solution for you all. Just carry your swimming costumes to indulge in exciting water adventures. I am referring to enthralling water sport adventure of jet boating which takes passengers on an exhilarating ride, passing through pebbly rock formations and gliding by bridges with a sensational distance of just an inch. The boat is nonetheless less than a roller-coaster ride which at a time takes for a visit down the fantasy lanes and at the click of moment passes through sensationalizing turns. Similarly, the boat goes through various twists and turns, pursuing the natural river curls and cliffs at enthralling speed. Other jaw-dropping thrill occurs when the jet boat rotates around totally, the moment is so overwhelming that one doesn’t get the time to catch one’s breath.

new zealand jet boating

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  1. Hedge says:

    If anything on the earth can be compared to heaven, then it has to be NZ!

  2. Eva says:

    This is the most amazing place I’ve ever been to! It has got everything specially during winter!! So chilly and love to do winter sports!!!

  3. Riise says:

    I should say this place is least populated and polluted among all the tourist destination. Its simply great to enjoy here.

  4. munez says:

    I’ve been places all over the world for Expeditions and till date this is the most amazing place to go for adventure!

  5. Mario says:

    After visiting this untouched beauty, my whole thinking to live life changed! I did bungee jumping for the 1st time and this was the coolest, scariest, and most adventurous sport I’ve ever done:)

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