Climbing & Rock Climbing
For the world’s mountaineers, New Zealand is well and truly on the map. Our Southern Alps were Sir Edmund Hillary’s training ground for his historic Everest climb in 1953. With 30 peaks taller than 3000 metres, and Aoraki/Mount Cook scraping the sky at 3753 metres, there’s no shortage of challenging summits to conquer.
Rock climbing is another way to embrace New Zealand’s geology in an up-close-and-personal way. There are crags, boulders and cliff faces to ascend in Wanaka, Taranaki, Canterbury and Wellington. Various indoor rock climbing venues provide a chance to practice your technique.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
New Zealand is a great destination for an active cycling or mountain biking break, with accessible riding trails and tracks near most cities and towns. You are guaranteed a cycling holiday to remember, with a fresh experience, panoramic view or beautiful landscape to be found around each bend.
The mostly off-road Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail introduce both recreational cyclists and passionate mountain bikers to nature, national parks and constantly-changing scenery. Make interesting detours to enjoy arts and culture, a warm local welcome and a wealth of off-the-bike attractions.
Easy riding can be found on trails including the famous Otago Central Rail Trail and Nelson’s Great Taste Trail, where the beautiful coastal route also showcases the region’s wineries, restaurants and artists.
Mountain biking enthusiasts searching out adventure and technical challenges will find the Queenstown Bike Park downhill tracks breathtaking. Other popular mountain biking areas include Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton - Waikato and Queenstown.
Golf & Rugby
Whether you choose to participate or spectate, New Zealand is a sports mad country and you can lap it all up. Join the locals at a game of rugby or relax on a world-class golf course. New Zealand has a long history with golf as Scottish pioneers introduced the game over a century ago. In recent times, New Zealand's become home to world class courses and state of the art facilities.
Ski New Zealand from lake shores to mountain peaks!
In the South Island, home to 3 main ski areas, expect world class ski schools, accommodation close to the snow fields with transport from door to slope and value for money ski deals covering the essentials. In the North Island, ski on an active volcano at Mt Ruapehu, and in the south Christchurch, Canterbury, Mount Cook Mackenzie, Wanaka, New Zealand's largest commercial ski areas.
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