Adventures & Adrenaline: New Zealand’s South Island

G’day mates! Last week we covered New Zealand’s North Island and the awesome adventures you can find there.  This week it’s all about the South Island!  Get your adrenaline pumping as you discover the thrills and spills of Queenstown, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier, and so much more!



Are you ready to take the ultimate jump?  Skydiving in Queenstown, a.k.a. The Adventure Capital of the World is a must-do on any adventurer’s bucket list!  Check out some of our favorite adventure packages here.

Sea Kayaking Able Tasman


How does a little bit of adventure mixed with a whole lot of beauty sound? If you answered, ‘fantastic!’ then get ready to have a blast sea kayaking the coast of Abel Tasman! From Orca spotting to day hikes, it’s an unforgettable experience!

Jet Boating


Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Whizz around corners, skim across the water, shoot through narrow rocky gorges –experience the rush of a high-speed jet boat ride!

Off Roading at Franz Josef Glacier


It’s time to get down and dirty! Explore rainforests, riverbeds, and loads of mud on a 4×4! Are you game?

Bungy Jumping the Kawarau Bridge

Check out this awesome video of our Travel Expert Ellen and her husband Tom, as they jump off the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand! Thanks to AJ Hackett Bungy for the awesome video footage!

Caving off Lake Te Anau


There’s a real-life fantasy world of caves to discover on the western shore of Lake Te Anau. Enjoy a magical cruise across the beautiful lake to the limestone caverns. You might think you’re looking up at loads of tiny glowing stars, but actually they’re glowworms!

Hot Air Ballooning


Float high above the world and enjoy the bird’s eye view from a hot air balloon! There’s no room for fraidy cats here.
Not only is hot air ballooning a fantastic adventure, it’s also quite romantic. Learn more about our romantic New Zealand getaways here.

We’re ready for an adventure, how about you?  Give our travel experts a call today and start planning your next New Zealand getaway! 312-951-8517, or check out our other unique and exciting destinations here.