New Zealand is an adventure, wherever you turn. Its scenery varies wildly between subtropical forests and mountains to sweeping beaches to glaciers and fjords. In adventure tourism, its reputation as an adrenaline junkie paradise is unparalleled.

In Canterbury Plains, explore a sweeping panorama of snow-capped mountains, national parks and vast, mirror-like lakes. In the Southern Alps, the Westland National Park is home to Franz Josef, a 12km remnant of the Ice Age, renowned for glacier walks. Visit the North Island’s highly active geothermal lakes at Rotorua and Taupo for whitewater rafting before unwinding afterwards in the hot springs.

And of course Queenstown’s reputation as the go-to place for thrill-seekers remains undiminished. Skydiving, canyon swinging, jet boating are some of the high-octane activities to try out, although vineyard tours, lake fishing and hot air ballooning provide more laid-back alternatives. Queenstown is New Zealand’s top skiing and boarding destination too.

The Great Outdoors Experiences

Adrenaline Thrills

Dive head first into an adrenaline pumping adventure: black water rafting, bungy jumping, exploring glaciers... New Zealand has everything to satisfy all thrill seekers.

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South Island Hike

New Zealand's South Island is the perfect backdrop for admiring dramatic scenery and a great big gulp of fresh air.

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The Ultimate New Zealand Family Holiday

A one week-long family trip to discover New Zealand’s South Island.

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The Great Outdoors Properties

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Poronui

For fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, Poronui offers the perfect wilderness retreat that lets you indulge in your greatest adventure while basking in all of its luxurious comfort. 

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree House

Hapuku Lodge offers luxury hotel-style accommodation in Kaikoura on South Island. With 6 exquisite guest rooms, a stand alone spacious apartment and 5 luxury treehouses, you cannot help but …

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The Rees

Who wants to be transferred to the hotel by private car when you can arrive, adrenaline pumping, by jet ski? This is Queenstown - adventure capital of the world and home to a wonderful hotel…

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The Dairy

The Dairy is an exceptional boutique hotel in the centre of Queenstown - private and discreet.

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Eichardt’s

Iconic landmark, Eichardt’s Private Hotel, was built on the back of the gold-mining boom in the mid 19th century and bears the name of former owners Albert and Julia Eichardt. On the s…

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Blanket Bay

This is a remote and luxurious lodge on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. With breathtaking scenery, five-star accommodation and superb facilities, this is the ultimate mountainside lodge. 

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Matakauri Lodge

Framed by impressive mountain ranges, Matakauri Lodge offers the perfect alpine lakeside hideaway on New Zealand's South Island. Accommodation selections include 3 lodge suites set in t…

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Azur Luxury Lodge

Designed in a contemporary New Zealand style, the Azur Lodge has not only a faultless location on the banks of Lake Wakatipu but also offers exceptional service. 

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The Spire

This chic and extremely stylish boutique Queenstown hotel is set beside beautiful Lake Wakatipu and the high peaks of the Southern Alps, making it an ideal base for an unforgettable ski holi…