10 Things To Do In New Zealand Before Your 30’s

Oh to be young and adventurous! What better time to travel one of the most beautiful countries in the world than in your 20’s, right? And New Zealand is overflowing with sights and activities that would satisfy even the most zealous thrill seekers. Whether you are kayaking through Milford Sound or driving your Hippie campervan hire through the country’s breathtaking mountain passes, New Zealand just does not disappoint.

So for you, young wanderer, we have listed the absolute top 10 things you should do in New Zealand before hitting the big 3-0.

1. Escape From Escapade NZ

If you are up for a bit of sleuthing, then Escapade NZ in Auckland is one you should not miss. You are given one hour to solve mystery puzzles to escape. A perfect activity for groups of friends and families.

2. Bungee Jumping In Queenstown

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Queenstown is not known as the world’s adventure capital for nothing. The city where bungee jumping is born is where you need to be if you are up for some adrenaline pumping adventures.

3. Enjoy Views From Otago Central Rail Trail

Jump on bikes and ride along South Island’ s Central Trail for the country’s most breathtaking views.

4. Ride Helicopters Over Fox Glacier

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For a memorable New Zeland holiday, why not go on a helicopter ride to see the world famous Fox Glacier? There is absolutely no better way to appreciate the sheer magnificence of the region.

5. Come And See A West Coast Sunset

New Plymouth and Hokitika in New Zeland’s West Coast is where you will see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The sunset colours that bathe the rugged landscape are nothing less than mesmerizing.

6. A Drive Through NZ’s Mountain Passes

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Arthur’s Pass and Haast Pass on New Zealand’s South Island are among the reasons the country is the ultimate road trip destinations. Home to some of the most breathtaking mountain roads, a drive through the mountain passes is something you definitely should not miss.

7. Visit The Punakiki Pancake Rocks

New Zealand is rich in natural diversity and what better way to experience it than seeing Punakiki Pancake Rocks? The one of a kind rock formations are made even more striking by the powerful blowholes that rumble through the rocks.

8. Spend Time With Dolphins In Akaroa

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If you want to see and swim with friendly dolphins, there is only one place in the world you can go – Akaroa. Located 80 kilometres south of Christchurch, it is definitely worth the 1 hour, 20 minute drive.

9. Go On A Wine Tour In Marlborough

New Zealand is known for producing the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc and the best way to sample the country’s vino is by going on a wine tour of the Marlborough regions. The best part is there are tours that offer transport services from Picton to Marlborough so you can pretty much sample as much wine as you want.

10. Go On An Adventure In Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is North Island’s answer to the thrilling and adrenaline pumping activities of Queenstown. From bungee jumping and skydiving to hiking up the famous Huka Falls, it is one of the best locations for those seeking adventure in the north.


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