The best adventure activities in New Zealand

Thrill seekers will get their hearts thumping with these home-grown adventure activities, writes Juliette Sivertsen

If 2020 could be described through one sound, it would probably be a lengthy, blood-curdling scream. With that in mind, here are the best ways to let out all that frustration by way of an adrenalin kick.

New Zealand is renowned for its adventure activities – regularly hitting the top of many bucket lists all over the world – made all the more impressive by our spectacular scenic backdrops. While we have the country to ourselves, it’s as good a time as any to pause for a deep breath, grit your teeth, then scream out all that 2020 angst.

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Skydive above the Bay of Islands

New Zealand has many beautiful locations to go skydiving, but over the Bay of Islands, you’ll get striking views of blue water, golden sandy stretches, a lot of sunshine – and 144 islands. Screaming as you free fall isn’t just an option – it’s practically compulsory as you hurtle from a plane, from thousands of feet high in the sky.

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