Jump start your Kiwi adventure with an optional leap from the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere – the Sky Tower in Auckland. You won’t forget the Sky Jump any time soon and it will set the tone for the coming week of adrenaline-pumping action and adventure. Keep the good times rolling during a scenic sailing trip through one of Auckland’s two beautiful harbours and spend the evening checking out the sights and sounds of the city’s laid-back downtown.
Next you’ll venture into the Waitomo Caves, a system of more than 300 underground caverns that is home to immense limestone formations and the region’s famous glow worms. You will be amazed at how brightly these little creatures illuminate the caves! Here you will black water raft and rock climb through underground waterfalls during a journey unlike any other.
Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture, will be your base for the next three days of Kiwi adventure and cultural immersion. Start off the first day by climbing into a Zorb ball and tumbling 600 feet down the side of a hill. It sounds crazy, but it’s loads of fun! Once you are warmed up, it’s time for an Agrojet ride. Climb aboard this 13-foot, 450-horsepower jet boat and race through a tight, manmade watercourse at 60 miles an hour. Keep the action going with a Swoop, which is a cross between bungee jumping, bridge swinging and hang-gliding. You’ll be hoisted 120 feet into the air, pull the ripcord and FLY! Spend your evenings in a Maori village, where you will receive a special glimpse into the life and traditions of this unique indigenous group. Enjoy traditionally cooked feasts, join in performances and songs and learn about the fascinating history of the Maori people. You can also shop for some awesome Kiwi crafts and Maori clothing while you are here. Before departing Rotorua, you’ll jump aboard a six-person whitewater raft and head down the Kaituna River, a popular rafting spot that has the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. There are actually three waterfalls in the river’s fourteen rapids. You’ll practice on the first two smaller falls before tackling the 21-foot drop named Tutea Falls. Hold on!
Next you’ll stop at Lake Taupo, one of New Zealand’s most picturesque areas. Here you’ll have a choice of several optional adventure activities, including tandem skydiving, bungee jumping, trout fishing and mountain biking. All of this is set right on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake, creating a stunning backdrop to a day of nonstop activity! Simply put, the North Island Adventure in New Zealand is one of Rustic Pathways’ most varied and action-packed adventure programs. Let New Zealand’s unique spirit of adventure sweep you up during this challenging and action-packed Southern Hemisphere extravaganza! Now all you have to ask yourself is: “Do I have what it takes?”
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