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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.