Adventure

Seeking an action packed holiday? Look no further than the South Island for a wealth of adventure.

If you're seeking an action packed holiday, look no further! New Zealand's South Island adventure activities are known around the world for their iwealth of choice - just waiting to be experienced.

Scenery on a grand scale gains a new dimension when viewed from the air.  Take an unforgettable flight-seeing expedition or, for the ultimate adrenalin-rush, try skydiving you can experience both of these in numerous locations.

Experience the thrill of jet boating in the country where these boats were invented.  The braided rivers of Canterbury and river gorges of Otago are perfect for exploration by jet boat.  Another way to explore the South Island's remote river gorges is to go white water rafting.

Try bungy jumping in the place it was invented - jumping off a bridge with a bungy tied around your ankles is a truly unforgettable adrenalin-rush.

Venture deep into the backcountry on a guided 4WD Safari - by 4WD truck or by quad bike - gain a glimpse of otherwise inaccessible scenery.

Take to the trail - the South Island offer an incredible variety of mountain biking trails from easy coastal rides to extreme downhill.  Renting a bike is easy in most regions.

Sea kayaking is a fantastic way to see the South Island's diverse coastal scenery as well as encountering its renowned marine wildlife.  In certain parts of the country, wild seals, penguins or even dolphins are often seen.

The glaciers of South Westland offer a uniquely accessible opportunity to experience a guided ice climbing expedition in a temperate climate.

Heli-skiing enables keen skiers and snowboarders to experience the thrill of untracked powder and incredible terrain deep in the backcountry.  

Head underground and try caving - from easy glow-worm spotting walks to extreme caving adventure including black-water rafting. 

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