New Zealand Ultimate Adrenaline Package

Can’t get enough outdoor adventure? Discover the thrill of a lifetime in New Zealand. Get your adrenaline running with bungy jumping, glacier hiking, underground tubing, and much more!

We created this New Zealand Ultimate Adrenaline Package for a honeymoon couple from Seattle. They had dreamed of a New Zealand vacation for years, and they wanted the adventure of a lifetime! We packed their vacation with unique outdoor adventures to satisfy their inner daredevils.

First they traveled to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, and hit the ground running. They went bungy jumping, jet boating, flying through Skippers Canyon in a helicopter, and whitewater rafting—the perfect start to their New Zealand adventure! They also had some down time to cool off and enjoy Queenstown’s beautiful scenery.

Next for their New Zealand Ultimate Adrenaline Package, they took a scenic drive to the rugged West Coast. They took a helicopter to the top of Franz Josef Glacier and spent 2 hours hiking on the ice. Back on the ground, they had an exciting quad bike tour to see the glacier and surrounding rainforest from below. Then they traveled to a remote region of the West Coast where they were able to hike to hidden waterfalls with no one else in sight. They also had an amazing underground tubing experience where they were able to float beneath thousands of glowworms!

Their New Zealand Ultimate Adrenaline Package continued with a trip on the TranzAlpine Train, one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. They had a night of relaxation in Christchurch before heading on to Rotorua, a unique geothermal landscape full of geysers, bubbling mud pools, and colorful silica formations. In Rotorua, they went mountain biking in a magnificent Redwood forest and had a whitewater rafting adventure that included a 7-meter drop over a waterfall!

Auckland was the final stop for their New Zealand Ultimate Adrenaline Package. They went bungy jumping in the harbour (because one 40-meter plunge wasn’t enough!) and had a high-speed jetboat ride for their last day in New Zealand. With a honeymoon that was packed with adventure from start to finish, they had a hard time choosing their favorite part!

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to New Zealand! Fly into Queenstown and pick up your rental car. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, if not the world. Enjoy some leisure time today to explore the beautiful scenery, and rest up for tomorrow’s adventures!
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Day 2
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed day! Start with a 43-meter bungy jump off of Kawarau Bridge, the place where commercial bungy jumping got its start. Then, speed through narrow canyons on a thrilling jetboat ride down Shotover River, take a rollercoaster heli flight into Skippers Canyon, and end with whitewater rafting. Today’s adventures won’t be easily forgotten!
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Day 3
Today is yours to spend at leisure in Queenstown. You can relax with a leisurely walk or bike ride alongside the lake, or add more adventures like canyon swinging, quad bike tours, skydiving, and more!
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

Day 4
Today, drive along the unspoiled, less traveled West Coast. Pass through quaint townships like Wanaka and be sure to have your camera ready, as there are plenty of waterfalls along the way. Your lodgings are located only moments away from your next adventure: glacier country! Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
Te Waonui Rainforest Retreat

Day 5
Rise early today to check in for the adventure of a lifetime: heli-hiking on a glacier! Fly over 3 icefalls of the Franz Josef Glacier before landing high up on the glacier for your 2-hour exploration. Your expert guide chooses the route as you go, and with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you’ll soon be making your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice. After your heli-hiking adventure, explore the glacier and surrounds at ground level with an exhilarating quad bike tour. Watch Franz Josef Glacier rise suddenly from dense rainforest, and hear the ancient Maori legend of this impressive monolith.
Te Waonui Rainforest Retreat

Day 6
Continue driving up the West Coast today. Journey past windswept beaches, stark sea cliffs dropping into the roaring ocean, and hazy fog that hangs over the alps to your right as you navigate this thin strip of land between the ocean and the mountains. The drive gets better and better the farther north you drive. Make your way to your cozy B&B, set in an unspoiled location overlooking the Tasman Sea and Paparoa Mountains. This is the perfect place to relax and refresh in gorgeous natural surroundings for a few nights. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and homemade all butter shortbread. Enjoy delicious, hearty breakfasts included in your stay.
Birds Ferry Lodge

Day 7
Today, discover some of New Zealand’s underground attractions. Take the open-air Rainforest Train through lush foliage and towering limestone cliffs, then walk to the cave entrances and leave daylight behind as you enter a secret subterranean world. Follow your guide through the maze-like, multi-leveled cave system and arrive at a lazy underground river. Go blackwater tubing through the labyrinth and watch in amazement as the cave ceilings light up with countless glowworms. Emerge into daylight once more and float down the gentle river rapids to return to the train.
Birds Ferry Lodge

Day 8
Drive an hour along the West Coast to the town of Greymouth. From here, you will board the TranzAlpine train for one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. Traveling from one coast of New Zealand to the other, you’ll ride through lush beech rainforest and the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending to the fields and farmland of the Canterbury Plains. Arrive in Christchurch, where a private transfer to your hotel awaits.
Hotel Montreal

Day 9
Enjoy a private transfer to the airport and fly to Rotorua in the heart of the North Island. From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. Local Maori culture, weird and wonderful natural attractions, unique spa treatments, and international cuisine offer something for every type of traveler.
Regent of Rotorua

Day 10
It’s an action-packed day today! Start with a guided mountain bike tour among towering California Redwoods. Then head out to the Kaituna River for a whitewater rafting adventure filled with exciting Grade 5 rapids and the world’s largest commercially rafted waterfall! Enjoy a cafe lunch before finishing off the day with a kayak excursion across Lake Rotoiti to soak in hot pools that are only accessible by boat.
Regent of Rotorua

Day 11
Drive to Auckland, New Zealand’s most populous city, and drop off your rental car. The day is free to explore Auckland’s bustling waterfront, cosmopolitan shops, and fabulous restaurants and bars. Be sure to rest up for more adventures tomorrow!
Hotel de Brett

Day 12
In case one 40-meter drop wasn’t enough, you’ll have the chance for another heart-stopping bungy jump today over Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour! Then, take a high-speed jetboat ride on Auckland Harbour, taking in the skyline from the water. Stop underneath the bungy pod where you made your jump and wave hello to the adventurers above, then jet past the tree-lined cliffs of Kauri Point.
Hotel de Brett

Day 13
Your New Zealand adventure comes to an end today. Enjoy a private transfer to the airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
13 day stay
2 travelers

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