Adventures & Adrenaline on New Zealand’s South Island

The South Island of New Zealand has so many outdoor adventures on offer, you can hardly fit them all into one trip! Most of these adventures can be found in and around Queenstown, but there’s also the rugged West Coast and beautiful Abel Tasman National Park to explore!

Our travel experts have rounded up the best adventure activities and tours on New Zealand‘s South Island:



Are you ready to take the ultimate jump? Skydiving in Queenstown, aka the Adventure Capital of the World, is a must on any adventurer’s bucket list! With the stunning scenery of Lake Wakatipu and the remarkable mountain range beneath you, there’s no better place in the world to take the leap.

Sea Kayaking in Abel 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 along the coast of Abel Tasman National Park! From seal spotting to hiking on sandy beaches, it’s an unforgettable experience. We definitely recommend exploring the park with a charter boat to see all the highlights.

Jet Boating


Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Experience the rush of a high-speed jet boat ride being powered by the best quality trolling batteries in Queenstown! Whizz around corners, skim across the water, shoot through narrow rocky gorges, and hold on for thrilling 360° turns!

Off-Roading at Franz Josef Glacier


It’s time to get down and dirty! Have fun in the sun and see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the famous Franz Josef Glacier or explore in the mud and water! All wet-weather gear provided and no experience necessary.

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!

Hot Air Ballooning


Float high above the world and enjoy the bird’s eye view from a hot air balloon!
Not only is hot air ballooning a fantastic adventure, it’s also quite romantic. Learn more about our romantic New Zealand getaways.

Heli Hiking


Take a helicopter up to the glacier and hike on the surface with the help of an expert guide. Finish your hike off with a relaxing dip in the famous hot pools.


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.