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6 Thrilling New Zealand Experiences That Makes You Question Why Haven’t You Been There

New Zealand has already made a name for itself as the adventure capital of the world. With activities like hiking, caving, bungee jumping and skydiving, everything in New Zealand is designed to get you out doing something adventurous. Here are 6 experiences in New Zealand that makes you question why aren’t you booking an immediate flight to New Zealand yet.

1. Enjoy Milford Sound’s Awe-Inspiring Scenery

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand (Flickr / Bernard Spragg. NZ)
With majestic mountains and glorious waterfalls, it’s no surprise that Milford Sound is the poster boy of New Zealand’s South Island. The best way to explore Milford Sound is through a ferry cruise, which grants you the opportunity to get up close to wild seal colonies lazing about on the rocks, as well as access to the magnificent scenery along the fjord and out in the open ocean. As New Zealanders say, no trip to New Zealand’s South Island is complete till you visit Milford Sound.

2. Stargazing At Lake Tekapo

Church of The Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
Church of The Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo (Flickr / Jose Gallejo)
With one of the clearest skies in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Tekapo is every New Zealander’s go-to for stargazing. With minimal light pollution, New Zealand‘s night sky is like a black cloth littered with diamonds. If you’re prepared for a little late night and a cold night, it will be really rewarding as you’ll get to see a night sky filled with hundreds of thousands of twinkling stars — a sight you’ll never spot in Singapore.

3. Wander Around The Hobbiton Movie Set

1 of the 44 hobbit houses in the Hobbiton movie set
1 of the 44 hobbit houses in the Hobbiton movie set (Flickr / Tom Hall)
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo,” J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in The Lord Of The Rings. Whether you’re an avid Lord Of The Rings fan or not, the Hobbiton movie set is a must-go in New Zealand, however, the only way to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set is through a guided tour, so be sure to book a tour before you leave for New Zealand.

4. Heli-Hiking Over Fox Glacier

For Glacier, New Zealand
Fox Glacier, New Zealand (Flickr / chris.murphy)
The heli-hike over one of the word’s most accessible glaciers in New Zealand, Fox Glacier combines a helicopter ride over the glacier and a guided walk on the ice. At only 700 meters above sea level, there’s no other place in the world with glaciers closer to ground level, allowing Fox Glacier to be one of the best and most memorable hiking experiences.

5. Be Enchanted By The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Instagram / rumyu092)
Go on a subterranean adventure through limestone chambers and passages as you glide by boat beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms. Welcome to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, the original and iconic New Zealand attraction.

6. Get your adrenaline pumping in Queenstown

NZONE Skydive in Queenstown
NZONE Skydive in Queenstown
Is your holiday in New Zealand too peaceful? It’s about time to get your adrenaline pumping! From swinging between canyons on the world’s biggest and highest swing to experiencing 8.5 seconds of free fall, Queenstown has it all for all adrenaline junkies. Just a heads up, these activities are not for the faint-hearted.
New Zealand has much to offer for all wanderlusters. Be it sublime scenery or exhilarating activities, you name it, New Zealand has it! Time to book your flights, pack your bags, and get ready for one hell of an epic adventure in New Zealand.
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