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.
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.
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.
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.
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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