Rugby fans love looking for the next big thing, and nothing is bigger than the Lions rugby tour that’s set to take place in 2017 in New Zealand. And, if you’re an avid adventure junkie and you’re looking to quench your thirst in relation to thrills and spills, you’ll find that as well as being a great place for sports tours, there’s also lots of other adventures you can have while on the other side of the world.
That’s not to say that the Lions rugby experience doesn’t offer enough of its own excitement, as rugby fans will be attending in their thousands, travelling all the way from around the world to make new friends and create some astonishing memories. The Lions Tour is a must for any avid rugby fan.
What else can adventure junkies expect to see during their stay in New Zealand? Well, those looking for an extreme experience may want to consider skydiving. New Zealand really is a beautiful place, and taking in the view as you soar through the clouds is the best way to absorb the stunning landscape.
There are a number of skydiving schools situated throughout New Zealand, as well as numerous drop zones.
On the Water
If you prefer to stay on land, but are still looking for some excitement while absorbing the wonderful natural views, then why not consider taking to the water on a jet-boat. For those staying near Queenstown, adrenaline junkies can choose to travel across Lake Taupo’s Huka Falls. Or maybe enjoy the twists and turns that the Shotover River rapids have to offer.
Those who take part in a jet-boat ride may find themselves keen to experience more water-based adventures. In this regard, why not check out the back water rafting expedition that allows people to ride through Waitomo’s limestone cave, which are made even captivating due to the twinkling lights produced by glow-worms.
Up & Down
A lot of people take to the Auckland Harbour Bridge to take in the breath-taking views, whereas those with a need for thrills will actually jump off the bridge, but don’t worry, it’s all part of the bungee-jumping craze that still remains popular in New Zealand.
Still looking for more thrill-inducing adventures? Fortunately, New Zealand is a haven for everything sport and adventure related. One popular experience is rolling down the Rotorua hillside in a zorb. For those who aren’t sure what a zorb actually is, it is effectively a large transparent plastic ball that you stand in. You then ride within the ball as it reaches speeds of up to 50kph, both on land and water.
So when making arrangements to see the Lions’ Tour in New Zealand, why not consider some other activities to truly make a memorable experience. Whether you’re a fan of heights, the deep sea or travelling at high velocity, you will find plenty to scratch your itch in New Zealand.
Making the most of your time in New Zealand means that you are very rarely posting generic holiday pics, and you will always have a story to tell family and friends when you return.