With soaring mountains simply begging to be conquered, rich culture just waiting to be discovered, and bridges practically daring you to jump off of them (tethered to a rope, of course), New Zealand was made for adventurers. There’s no shortage of awesome things to do here, but we’ve rounded up a few of the coolest.

5. Explore the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Navigate a network of caves illuminated by thousands of glow worms. Enjoy a boat ride through the caves as you gaze up at the blue-green bioluminescent display all around you.

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4. Cruise through Milford Sound

Take a cruise through the soaring fjords of Milford Sound. Take in the tall mountain peaks, waterfalls and dark blue water. This place epitomizes New Zealand’s natural beauty.

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3. Channel your inner adrenaline junkie in Queenstown

The adventure capital of the world has a whole host of adrenaline-inducing activities to choose from, including bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain biking, river rafting and more.

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2. Immerse yourself in Maori culture

Head off the beaten track and spend the day with a local Maori family. Witness a traditional haka powhiri performance, enjoy afternoon tea with the elders, then sit down to a Hangi buffet feast.

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1. Hike the Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier is every adventurer's dream. Take a guided hike across the glacier to explore ice caves, tunnels, crevasses and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

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