People’s views vary from one person to another as to what extreme activities make up the ideal travel journey. Although not many of us would miss the chance to lie by a pool or sunbathe by the beach, some of us are looking forward to more excitement and movement.

Sometimes, we only feel excitement when we go through the feeling of adrenaline pumping through their veins. For outdoor pursuits, New Zealand has so much to offer with its wide range of extreme activities to suit any level of bravery.

If you are looking forward to your next extreme activities to try to test your fitness or strength, these rides and experiences will undoubtedly complete your trip.

Feel the thrill of every jump in New Zealand. Photo credits to: https://www.theadventurejunkies.com/bungy-jump-new-zealand/.

Here are five extreme activities every adrenaline junkie should try in New Zealand.

1. Nevis Swing Queenstown: New Zealand’s Biggest Swing

The Nevis Swing is the largest swing in the world. Photo credits to: https://mustdonewzealand.co.nz/queenstowns-nevis-swing-girls/.

Nevis Swing is not only New Zealand’s most prominent swing, but it is also the world’s largest swing! The swing lets you free-fall swooping through the air at a high speed. You can even ride solo or with a friend.

Nevis Swing reaches speeds as high as 75 miles per hour into a 100-foot free fall. Upon reaching the rate of 75 miles per hour, you will suddenly sway into a 985-foot arc over the Nevis River valley.

But, before reaching the swing, you will walk through a 525-foot-high (160-meter) enclosed platform suspended on cable in midair between the cliffs.

Here are some things you need to remember before booking the swing.

Address: Destination Nevis, a 45-minute drive from downtown Queenstown
Price: US$ 141.37
Appropriate Age: Minimum of 10 years old
Appropriate Weight: Minimum of 35 kilograms, Maximum of 220 kilograms
Book by calling the number: +1 (855) 339-8723
Operates: Daily

2. Skydive Southern Alps Tandem

Skydive and witness the beauty of Mt. Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Photo credits to: https://www.everythingqueenstown.com/skydiving-skydive-southern-alps-1284/.

Feel the excitement and thrill by trying one of these extreme activities! Get the ultimate adrenaline rush with the tandem skydiving experience in Glenorchy. You will jump from 15,000 feet and reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour.

After jumping, you will float back to land under a canopy and witness Mt. Aspiring and the Fiordland National Parks.

Here are some things you need to remember before booking this extreme activity.

Address: Glenorchy Airport Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
Price: US$190.03
Appropriate Weight: Minimum of 30 kilograms, Maximum of 115 kilograms
Book by calling the number: +1 (855) 826-5956
Operates: Daily

3. The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump – Queenstown

Jump off a bridge and have a fantastic on-the-water experience in the Kawarau River. Photo credits to: https://www.bookmundi.com/new-zealand.

If you haven’t had enough, try this extreme activity in Queenstown. Go bungy jumping from the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, the original site for the bungy jump.

For only five seconds, you will plunge 141 feet! You can even choose a variety of options, including a water touch or full immersion in the Kawarau River.

Upon booking, you will have free transport from ‘The Station Building’, corner of Shotover & Camp Streets in the center of Queenstown.

Here are some reminders before booking the jump.

Address: 53 Brecon St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Price: US$134.79
Appropriate Age: Minimum of 10 years old (Children under 14 need accompany)
Appropriate Weight: Minimum of 35 kilograms, Maximum of 235 kilograms
Book by calling the numbers: 0800 286 4958 or +64 345 01300
Operates: Daily

4. Coronet Peak Tandem Hang Gliding

Glide for at least 1,100 meters above sea level and see the wonders of New Zealand summits. Photo credits to: https://www.rankers.co.nz/experiences/633-Coronet_Peak_Tandem_Paragliding_and_Hang_gliding/photos.

If you want to soar above Queensland on a hang glide, try this new extreme activity! The Coronet Peak Tandem Hang Gliding is only available during summer months – from September to April. This tandem hang gliding takes off from the area’s highest commercial flight site.

The whole experience will last up to 15 minutes of gliding, where you will witness the views of the summit. You glide at the height of 1,100 meters, which is twice the height of the Queenstown Gondola.

Here are some things you need to remember before booking.

Address: Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and Hang Gliding, Coronet Peak, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Price: US$134.79
Appropriate Age: Not specified
Appropriate Weight: Minimum of 20 kilograms, maximum of 90 kilograms
Book by calling the numbers: +1 (855) 339-9260 / 0800 46 7325 / 021 826336

5. Jet Boat Tours in Auckland

This on-the-water experience will give you a chance to see sites in Auckland City and the Harbour Area. Photo credits to: https://www.aucklandjetboattours.co.nz/about/.

Jet Boat Tours in Auckland is another extreme activity for those who want to have a water experience. A jet boat ride is a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft.

This unique on-the-water experience will give you a chance to see sites in Auckland City and Harbour Area. Their current operating jet boat, “Ruby Red Lips”, is a purpose-built 7.8 meter jet boat.

Here are some things you need to remember before booking.

Address: Red Container, Top of the tidal steps, Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter
Price: $225.00 for a 45-minute jet boat experience for the family, $90.00 for a 45-minute jet boat for one, $180 for a 45-minute jet boat experience for two
Book by calling the number: + 64 9 948-6657

Conclusion

We all have our specific target activity when someone talks about being extreme. However, if you want to feel your heart pound while witnessing breathtaking views, New Zealand is the perfect place for you and your desired extreme activities.

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