1. Helicopter to “The lord of the ring” scenes with Helitour , Queenstown.
Queenstown is amazing by its landscape. As you know that “The lord of the ring” and “The hobbits” has chosen this beautiful country for their film. Many of their scenes in these movies were shot in Queenstown. But most of them were shot in places which could access only by a helicopter.
Heli tours is one of the best company in Queenstown to offer you an experience of the life time to access the beautiful unique landscape in Queenstown. I felt a lot like I were in the film and got a very exciting experience on riding a helicopter as well.
visit them ; www.helitours.co.nz
Paihia in the Bay of islands area is popular spot to swim with dolphins. I have heard this activity from a German girl I met in Magnetic island , Australia.
Great sight is a very first operator in that area. They offer you various options of tour package. I did a swim with dolphins plus travel around interesting areas including “Hole in the rock”.
Visit them ; www.dolphincruise.co.nz
3. Skydive in Fox Glacier with Skydivenz.
I had just known that the second best spot in the world to do a skydive is in Fox glacier. I was told by A Netherlands girl who was the doctor waiting to do the skydive with our group in the same room. When you do a skydive in Fox glacier. You could see a very nice view of both glaciers(Fox and Franz Josef) ,lake Mattherson , and the ocean.
Check out the second best skydive in the world ; www.skydivingnz.co.nz
4. See Milford sound in the air with Air milford.
Milford Sound , famous by its pure nature and have many beautiful walking tracks , is the most popular spot to visit in New Zealand. Most of people come here by bus and do a one day cruise.
Do you want to do something different? I did go to Milford sound twice , once by road and another one by plane. It gave me a totally different experience.
Going to Milford sound by plane , you could see lot of beautiful sceneries from the tops such as white snowy mountains , fluffy lovely cloud , and green forest with river. That scenes still be in my mind.
Check out the best crew by Air Milford ; www.airmilford.co.nz
5. See the pretty colorful thermal area in Rotorua.
Arrhhh…Rotorua is the most beautiful area in New Zealand by its colorful hot thermal. This area have plenty spot that give you an evidences of our hot underground. Some of them has a geyser which could reach up to 30 meters.
I recommend three places for you to experience the beautiful nature of the under earth.
1. Te Puia ; www.tepuia.com
2. Wai-O-Tapu ; www.waiotapu.co.nz
3. Waimangu ; www.waimangu.com
all of these three you have to pay. If you want to visit a free one. There is a park in the city that has a hot thermal area. But it is not as beautiful as that three places.
6.See Franz Josef and Fox glacier from the top by Airsafari.
Another view and experience that you could not get if you don’t want to pay. But I am sure it is worth for a money you spend on it. It is a lifetime experience to see the beautiful glaciers and if the weather is nice , you could have a chance to see Mount Cook as well. It is the highest mountain in this country.
Check it out Air Safari ; www.airsafaris.co.nz
7. Hang gliding in Queenstown with Coronet Peak Tandems.
Another activity to rush your adrenaline is to do a hang gliding. One of the best spot is at The Coronet peak in Queenstown. This place has a stunning landscape that you could enjoy the hang gliding as same as the landscape’s view.
Check out Coronet peak tandems ; www.tandemparagliding.com
8. Day trip from Queenstown to Milford sound with Kiwidiscovery.
As I told you , the experience on the road and by the air to go to the Milford sound is very different. By the road you could stop and visit many beautiful places. One of the nice spot is the picture above ” Mirror lake”.
Check out this tour operator ; www.kiwidiscovery.com
9. Walking on glacier with Fox glacier guiding.
A very unique experience that I couldn’t get in my tropical country-Thailand. Walking on the glacier was super cold but I love it. You have to go by a tour group if are an amateur who have not walked on the glacier before. You don’t have to prepare anything and if you love this activity so much. You could learn it more and buy your own gears. Next time you might walk and explore by yourself.
Be careful as there were accidents happened both in Franz Josef glacier and Fox glacier many times. Each time cost lives.
Check out ; www.foxguides.co.nz
10. Wildlife tour with Monarch wildlife cruises including “the rare Royal albatross”.
One of the rarest bird specie is “The royal albatross”. You could see it in Dunedin. But there is no public bus to this the royal albatross center. The best way is to visit this place by a one day tour. Monarch tour is one of the best operator in Dunedin. You could visit Lanarch castel-The only castle in New Zealand , see yellow eyed penguins , and do a cruise to see marine wildlife at the same day.
Check out this tour ; www.wildlife.co.nz