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!
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.
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!
Spelunking is quite popular activity in New Zealand. You’ll find organised tours around Auckland, Waitomo and Whangarei.
4. Mountain Biking
On North Island there are Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest (Rotorua) and Ohakune Old Coach Road (Central Plateau) trails for biking.
Hold tight! 360-degree spin jetboats are in Whanganui, Motu, Rangitaiki and Waikato Rivers.