New Zealand is well known for being a country of beautiful scenery and dramatic landscapes, but it’s also home to some of the world’s most interesting and impressive activities. Whether you’re heading to New Zealand for a few weeks or you’re embarking on a much longer backpacking adventure, there are a lot of different New Zealand guided tours on offer.
There are so many different activities to choose from it can be difficult to know which to prioritise. So, we’ve narrowed it down to five unique activities you can only do in New Zealand. Whether you give them a go as part of one of the New Zealand guided tours or you head there yourself, they’re sure to be experiences you won’t be forgetting any time soon.
See the Southern Lights
Much like the Northern Lights in countries such as Iceland and Alaska, the Southern Lights can be seen from specific places in New Zealand. The Southern Lights – also known as the Aurora Australis – is impressive to witness and it’s something not many people have the opportunity to see in their lifetime.
Brave the Shotover Canyon Swing
You may have seen videos of people braving the Shotover Canyon Swing on social media, as they’re great to watch. Well, if you’re in New Zealand you can give it a go yourself. The unique swing has a 60 metre freefall down into a rocky canyon, followed by swinging for 200m; it’s not for the faint hearted.
See a Wild Kiwi Bird
The kiwi bird is often associated with New Zealand and rightly so; it’s the country’s national icon and the only place they are found on Earth. So, spotting one when you’re there is something you won’t find yourself doing elsewhere.
Check Out Never Before Seen Plants
A number of New Zealand’s plants cannot be found anywhere else. So, if you’re into plants and nature, there’s a whole host you won’t have seen before.
Whether you’re a fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogies or you’re simply interested in seeing something a little bit unusual, you’ll enjoy a trip to Hobbiton. Hobbiton was where a lot of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ were filmed and it’s comprised of movie sets, hobbit holes and exciting things to see.