New Zealand’s rugged coastline and picturesque lake-shores just beg for exploration, and we’ve got a few experiences in mind that will ensure you make the most of them…
WATCH WHALES BREACH AND GLIDE
Kaikoura is situated on the rugged coast of New Zealand’s South Island. As well as a dramatic coastal landscape, this peninsula is the perfect location for spotting some of New Zealand’s animal inhabitants. Trust us when we say there are few things less exhilarating than watching pods of seals, whales and dolphins peacefully glide through the waters of their stunning home.
JET BOAT ADRENALINE
The Dart River flows deep into the wilderness of Mt.Aspiring National Park, and a Wilderness Jet is the best and most exhilarating way to explore. You’ll travel at astounding speeds, the beautiful landscapes around you becoming a blur of blues and greens. In the slower moments, learn all about the history of the land and the river and how it is interwoven with Maori folklore before disembarking to stroll through ancient beech forests that provided the backdrop for much of the Lord of the Rings film series.
The Marlborough Sounds is a labyrinth of waterways at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Hire a private yacht with your own skipper and enjoy a truly peaceful afternoon exploring the secluded bays and inlets of these peaceful waters. The bush-clad coastline offers plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities, whilst there are also some perfect spots for scuba diving for those who just can’t keep out of the water.