Top 5 Extreme Adventures in North Island

New Zealand offers tons of different types of actions. Here are listed Top 5 extreme activities in North Island what we, Estlanders like to do when visiting New Zealand!

Photo by: Uncornered Market Flickr
Photo by: Uncornered Market Flickr

1. Rafting on White-Water

 As New Zealand has many rivers, they all aren’t for rafting. Rivers are graded from I to VI, with VI meaning “unraftable”. North Island popular rivers are Kaituna (V), Wairoa (II to V) and Rangitaiki River (III to IV). You can also explore “black-water rafting”  in Waitomo inside a pitch-black cave! More information Whitewater NZ.

Picture by: Garretveley
Picture by: Garretveley

2. Hang Gliding & Paragliding

Prepare your wings, because you must see those views! Tandem flights happen in Te Mata Peak, Hawke’s Bay. Or you can DIY after a half-day of instruction. Rules are listed here!

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3. Caving

Spelunking is quite popular activity in New Zealand. You’ll find organised tours around Auckland, Waitomo and Whangarei.

Picture by: Destination Rotorua
Picture by: Destination Rotorua

4. Mountain Biking

On North Island there are Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest (Rotorua) and Ohakune Old Coach Road (Central Plateau) trails for biking.

Picture by: Shotover Jet
Picture by: Shotover Jet

5. Jetboating

Hold tight! 360-degree spin jetboats are in Whanganui, Motu, Rangitaiki and Waikato Rivers.

 

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