Tag Archives: New Zealand

The New Zealand Kiwi

The New Zealand Kiwi is our national icon, a symbol of our uniqueness as a country and a name we all associate ourselves with. New Zealander’s have been known as “Kiwis” since the First World War when the nickname was given to us by Australian soldiers. The kiwi certainly is unique: it cannot fly, is

Caving Adventure in New Zealand

New Zealand is not only magnificent from above! In certain areas where the soil is rich in limestone, cave systems form that offer adventurers a look deep into the earth. The best known area is Waitomo in the northern central region although there is also caving to be had else where on the West Coast

Alpine Climbing in New Zealand

There is excellent Alpine Climbing in New Zealand both in the North and South Islands, however, most of the peaks are in the South. The largest mountain range is the Southern Alps which extends 700 kilometres down the entire length of the South Island. At the heart of this range lies the Aoraki/Mount Cook region

White Water Rafting in New Zealand

In a country with as many rivers as New Zealand, there has to be some good rafting, and that there is! From half day grade 5 roller coasters to multi day wilderness adventures, New Zealand is a white water holiday park designed with special care by the Gods of Neptune. Rafting is not only exhilarating,

Board and Ski Touring in New Zealand

The largest mountain range in New Zealand is the Southern Alps which extends 700 kilometres down the entire length of the South Island. At the heart of this range lies the Aoraki/Mount Cook region – an area dominated by the massif of Aoraki/Mount Cook itself. This region contains 29 peaks over 3000 meters and is

New Zealand Natural Assets

New Zealand is rich in natural assets, and with a country full of people that love the outdoors. Access to these assets is easy and safe.
The range of adventure activities is wide too, from trekking in the state forests and national parks, to bungy jumping and grade 5 white water kayaking or alpine climbing, there are experiences to suit most people’s adventure palette.

New Zealand : an Adventure Paradise

New Zealand

Most people know little about New Zealand, apart from us Kiwis down here… many believe that we are somehow connected to Australia – by a bridge even. But we are not. We have a unique country with our own identity, our own culture.

The land mass of New Zealand is the creation of tectonic pressures, forcing up the edge of the Pacific Plate, as the Indo-Australian Plate plunges down toward the Earth’s fiery depths. The land mass, long and narrow, is called Aotearoa (aye-o-tey-a-row-a], Land of the Long White Cloud by the early inhabitants – the Maori. When they arrived, they became the first mammals other than a native bat to set foot on these shores. Up until this time, a unique and special ecosystem had developed.