The beauty of New Zealand and its topography and geographical location is primarily responsible for the boost in tourism that the country is now witnessing. Its unique culture and weather and climatic
conditions draws sports and adventure enthusiasts to the mainland from all over the world. New Zealand is synonymous with clean, green, pristine landscapes for a variety of outdoor activities and the
reputation of being nature’s theme park.
New Zealand is known for people with a very relaxed lifestyle and a passion for the great outdoors. It is refreshing to know that almost one third of the country’s landscape is preserved as conservation estate.
New Zealand is also celebrated as the ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’. Professional tour operators put together great holiday packages that include regular holiday activities like shopping,
indulging in the night life and sight seeing, along with adventure sports. You can choose from an array of sporting activities and a number of fun-filled pursuits, while planning a holiday in New
The great outdoors enable you to consider the excitement that accompanies the shooting white water rapids, or riding rocket ships on wires. While in New Zealand, you could also consider
jumping off a bungy platform, trekking on a glacier, skiing on an active volcano or abseiling into a canyon. You can also consider options like parapenting from a mountain from amongst a number of
other daring adventure sports.
The landmass of New Zealand basically comprises of seven regions in the South Island and nine regions in the North Island, sixteen in all. The climate of New Zealand, which is basically categorized as
cool to warm temperate in nature, largely influences the adventure sports in New Zealand. The warmest months, being January and February, with July being the coldest and the recorded rainfall between
600 and 1600 mm, the kind of adventure sports that could be indulged in various parts of New Zealand while on holiday, are dependent on the weather and climatic conditions.
Another feature that is distinct in New Zealand is its UV index, which is very high in some regions and becomes extreme in the hot months, especially to the north of the Northern Island. This record is due to the relatively lower air pollution level in comparison to so many other nations all around the world. New Zealand's climate is largely influenced by the westerly winds that are unique due to its latitude location, the oceanic environment that surrounds it and the Southern Alps. All these features and more and the uniqueness of the land and its people and landscape have an influence on the kind of sports activities that could be considered here, while on vacation.
The world down under is truly a storehouse of adventure sports that can be considered all year through. The scenic beauty of the place, the distinct and unique Maori culture and the warmth of the locals, all add up to a great vacation in New Zealand. Besides the regular vacation indulgences, there are a myriad of activities to consider while planning a trip here, with your travel agent.