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Adrenaline Activities In New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country of two islands with rolling hills and wonderfully friendly people. However, they have one thing that you wouldn't expect of a country so far away from the rest of the world. They are crazy for adrenaline activities and adventure!

And they want you to try a few whilst you are visiting.

There are more adrenaline activities in New Zealand than just your Bungy jumping and skydiving. Here we give you a different mix of out of your comfort zone crazy adventures.

You can go Jet boating, which is around 30 minutes of adrenaline, just enough to get you screaming with laughter and make you wobbly on your feet for the rest of the day. The ideal activity to push your limits, whilst remaining safely strapped in. Either on the foam of Taupo's Haka Falls or through the canyon of the Shotover river, jet boating can be just the energy rush you need! 

You can try White Water Rafting. Sailing peacefully down a river one minute and being thrust into wild white water the next. This thrilling day out can take your group to the next level as you navigate world class rapids. 

Canyoning in New Zealand takes the beginner to full on adrenaline junky in just a few hours. As you jump off cliffs into the abyss below or abseil down pumping waterfalls you will experience the feeling of being at one with nature and at one with yourself. 

Get your blood pumping with our variety of adrenaline attractions and activities!

Activities from Taupo

Huka Falls Jet Boat from $135

Take a jet boat ride from Taupo to get up close and personal with the magnificent Huka Falls. You will jet boat right up to the Huka Falls, feel the force on this 30 minute adventure ride. 

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Activities from Rotorua

White Water Rafting Kaituna River from $109

Experience rafting on the world's highest rafted waterfall. Combine adrenaline, adventure and a touch of culture in this unique outdoor experience. Get up close and personal with New Zealand's awesome natural landscape. Comprehensive training means first timers are welcome! New Zealand White Water Rafting experience is one of the most adventure-packed Grade 5 Rivers in the world, as well as the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!

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White Water Sledging Kaituna River from $120

Embark on the ultimate Rotorua Adventure with our experienced local guides. Navigate a wildly beautiful landscape while learning about Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and protection of the land. With sledging you are in charge of your own vessel- propelled by the flippers on your feet, our guides are there to encourage and motivate you and help where necessary, awesome family fun.

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Raft and Sledge Combo Kaituna River from $204

Kaitiaki Adventures offers the perfect mix of adrenalin and culture. Raft the Grade 5 Kaituna River featuring the 7m Tutea Falls Waterfall or Sledge with our amazing guides on the rivers surrounding Rotorua. New Zealand's ONLY all Kiwi adventure crew.

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Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Experience from $164

Hike on Majestic Mt Tarawera Skree run deep into the Mountains and Crater 4WD through NZ Native Bush to the Craters edge walk up to the Summit. Walking time 90 mins awesome half day hike experience 360 panoramic views. Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886! Each journey begins with an off-road 4 x 4 experience through native New Zealand bush, transporting you to the craters edge. Includes a run into the heart of the volcanic crater. What a true New Zealand outdoor adventure!

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Activities from Queenstown

Black Spur Full Day Canyon from $299

Experience an adrenaline-filled day as you rappel down waterfalls and cliffs on a canyoning adventure. You also cruise across the beautiful Lake Wakatipu on a water taxi and, if you're feeling brave, you have the opportunity to do a 26-foot (8 m) jump. This activity is perfect for beginners or those with more experience.

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Half Day Jet Boat Tour from $145

Take a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road, followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. You will discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.

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Scenic Tour and Jet Boat from $195

Enjoy a Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour and Jetboat while you are in Queenstown. Experience the thrills of a high speed jet boat with the beauty of scenic tour of New Zealand.

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Mount Aspiring Full Day Canyon from $499

You get a hit of everything today, enjoy downclimbs, a 10 metre jump, slides, swimming and abseiling down pumping waterfalls of up to 30 metres. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you go canyoning in the aptly named Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNECSO World Heritage area. With an expert guide to show you the ropes, learn to abseil down cliffs and cascading waterfalls

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