Australian travel enthusiasts will be happy to know that one of the fastest growing adventure destinations is located so close. New Zealand offers a host of adventure travel options. Read on for some of Cover-More’s must-experience activities.
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This Kiwi adventure sport sends you rolling down a hill encased in a plastic ball. Not for the faint of stomach, zorbing is an authentically New Zealand pastime. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of tumbling full speed down a hill, and living to tell the tale.
Book a group trip through ZORB, located in Ngongotaha – approximately 220 km from Auckland and 55 km from Tauranga. Tickets start around $35.
The South Island contains nine easily-accessible commercial ski fields while the North Island contains the country’s only skiable volcano. No matter where you ski, you’re guaranteed dramatic, snow-capped scenery and diverse slopes.
The limestone Waitomo Glow Worm caves are home to The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company, New Zealand’s first black water rafting trip operator. Enjoy a guided tour of the glow worm caves while learning from your expert guide.
Book a trip through The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company. Recommended trips include Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and Black Odyssey. Tour prices range from $113-$203.
Plunge hundreds of metres while taking in the breathtaking New Zealand scenery. Bungy jumping has become a near rite of passage for New Zealand tourists, and the country is often referred to as ‘the home of bungy’.
The continuously-expanding network of cycling trails in New Zealand will give you an opportunity to view the country’s breathtaking scenery. If you’ve never been mountain biking before, you’ll get a chance to break in your bike seat almost immediately. The trails range from beginner level all the way up to difficult trails with scrambling and steep inclines/declines.
Less experienced riders will enjoy both the Otago Central Rail Trail and Nelson’s Great Taste Trail, while mountain biking experts will enjoy the technical skill needed for the Queenstown Bike Park. Generally, popular mountain biking destinations include Rotorua, Taupo, Queenstown and Wellington.
No matter which adventure you choose to embark on in New Zealand, it is important to do your research and take precautions. Cover-More Travel Insurance provides adventure plans that fit every need. Whether you are bungy jumping or zorbing, we can help you choose the best travel insurance cover for you.
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