New Zealand is a daredevil’s delight. A destination that comes jam-packed with thrills and spills to really get the adrenalin surging through your system. From classic stomach-churners like bungee jumping, to heart-stopping leaps off tall buildings, hang on to your safety hat folks as we charge through a crazy bundle of extreme activities and death-defying acts to work through and tick off your bucket-list.
Top spot: Queenstown
To earn those level one thrill-seeker stripes, head to the spot where it all began and throw yourself into this iconic activity at the ‘Adventure Capital of New Zealand’. The world’s first-ever commercial bungee jump took place at Queenstown’s historic Kawarau Bridge – 43-metres in the air – which still remains popular today as a kind of traveller’s rite of courage. Within a landscape of immense beauty, bungee’s birthplace promises a natural high for the thousands who are drawn here to complete this adventurer’s ritual. If you feel like you’ve crossed this bridge before, amp up the experience with an epic 134-metre plunge at Nevis Bungy, the highest leap of faith you may ever take.