New Zealand Outdoor Adventure

New Zealand is home to beautiful scenery and loads of opportunity for outdoor adventures.  From mountain biking and stargazing to white water rafting and bunjy jumping, you can find an adrenaline fix around every corner.


Your next New Zealand outdoor adventure can be full of exciting experiences!  New Zealand is literally a playground.  It’s particularly a great destination for cycling and mountain biking.  There are tons of accessible trails throughout both the North and South Island, offering rad riding for every level.  Find gnar and shred my friends!  For a list of great trails click here or spend some time dreaming with these awesome New Zealand mountain bike videos here.

Are you fascinated by our celestial sisters in the sky? You’ll find the clearest, darkest sky filled with millions of stars here.  New Zealand is world-renowned for its stargazing sites.


Make sure you get the opportunity to have a wildlife experience or two while on your New Zealand outdoor adventure!  From holding a kiwi bird and spotting crown penguins on the rocks, to swimming with dusky dolphins and going on a whale watch, you’ll find that the most fascinating and unique animals call this island country their home.

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If you’re looking for some great trails to hike, the North and South Islands have loads to offer, and what better way is there to explore the gorgeous landscapes and wildernesses of this amazing country?  Pull up your boots and grab a pack, it’s time for you to go on you New Zealand outdoor adventure.  Check out one of our packages featuring hikes in New Zealand here.  While you’re at it, make sure you stop by the geothermal wonders of Taupo and Rotorua.  Our top 5 must-see geothermal sites include:

  • Wai-O-Tapu, located near Rotura, featuring wonderful mud pools, geysers, and sulfur pools.
  • Hell’s Gate (Tikitere) which is Rotorua’s most famous thermal attraction.  This is a sacred Maori site with loads of mud pools, hot springs, and the Southern Hemispher’s largest hot-water waterfall.
  • Craters of the Moon, located just north of Taupo you’ll find this geothermal walk featuring mud craters with loads of steaming geothermal activity.
  • Whakarewarewa, one of Rotorua’s most popular sites offering excellent geothermal activity and a wonderful Maori village.
  • Waimangu, meaning “black water,” in Maori, this site was created Tarawera erupted in 1886.  You’ll find this amazing site about 20 minutes south of Rotorua.

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One more thing to knock off that bucket list, Zorbing!  Have you ever thought, “Hmmm, I totally want to roll down a hill inside a giant ball filled with water?”  Now is your chance!  This adrenaline filled activity has been around for over 15 years, and Rotorua is where it’s at.  Check out this great article to learn more about Zorbing and get a first-hand experience to prepare for your Zorbing adventure!


Are you ready to start planning your New Zealand outdoor adventure?  Give us a call today and speak with a Kiwi specialist, 312-951-8517.  Need a little more inspiration?  Check out the unique and exciting destinations that Down Under Endeavours offers here.