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New Zealand Country Guide


Forever Young is a slogan that was coined by many tourists that have enjoyed the wonderful offerings of New Zealand. The reason for this slogan is probably the historical connotation that New Zealand was formed by tectonic movements under the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

As a manifestation of this history are the unique shapes, topography and climate in the entire New Zealand. Whether this is a fact or fiction, the most important thing is that many film producers consider New Zealand as a gem it being the location where The Lord of the Rings and Last Samurai are shot. This is of course among many other films shot in the location.

If you want to see why, you can take the Lord of the Rings location guide and checkout why the producers decided so.

In addition, there are many other activities in both land and water that you can experience in New Zealand. Would you like to know why millions of tourists grace New Zealand every year? This figure continues to go up and is estimated to reach 3.2 billion by year 2014.

So much with figures, here is a short list of fun, clean and green adventures you can experience in New Zealand.

Bungee Jumping

Many tourists consider New Zealand to be synonymous to bungee jumping. This is because it is in this island country that you will experience the most thrilling bungee jump ever.


Because of the unique topography of New Zealand, tourists discovered trails that will give their hiking experience a different twist. This is recognized by New Zealand Tourism and thus they developed many tracks and trails for this purpose. One of the best tracks is considered the World’s Best Track and this is the Milford Track.

There are other hiking tracks in and around New Zealand and one will surely enjoy this fun activity anytime of the year.

It may be worthy noting that extreme weather conditions may be experienced across New Zealand but be assured that on an average, it will not exceed 30 decrees centigrade. While this is true, having sun block in your bag as you hike is still very helpful.

Skytower Climb

Known as Vertigo Climb you will go up beyond the observatory deck and enjoy New Zealand on top of Auckland Skytower.

Water fun

For some water fun, there are several basins that will cater to this. One of the most exciting water activities you can take in New Zealand is whale watching. You can also experience whitewater rafting at its best plus, dolphin swim.

Surfing and kayaking are also some water activities you can book yourself into.

Wind activities

Skiing and windsurfing are likewise aplenty in and around New Zealand. Thus, if this is your thing, you will not be frustrated to know there are several tours you can book for these types of activities.

Finally, to be able to arrange for a complete New Zealand Adventure experience, you have to contact your travel agent. They can arrange a complete tour incorporating the activities that you and your group prefer.

Going on your own could be an adventure in itself but you are not assured that you will experience all the best that New Zealand has to offer. Thus, might as well check with your travel agent and book the tour you want.

New Zealand main regions (states / provinces)

Auckland, Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Christchurch, Coromandel, Dunedin, Gisborne-Eastcoast, Hawkes Bay, Invercargill, Manawatu - Wanganui, Marlborough, Northland, Otago Rotorua - Taupo, Queenstown, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman - Nelson, Wanaka, Waikato, Wairarapa, Wellington and West Coast.

Major main cities
Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gisborne\Eastcoast, Greymouth, Hamilton, Hastings, Invercargill, Kaikora, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Blenheim-Picton, Queenstown, Rotorua, Timaru, Wanaka, Wairarapa, Wanganui, Wellington and Whangarei.

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