Fun ways to explore, adventure, and stay active

New Zealand is known for its stunning landscapes, nestled amidst beautiful bushes, majestic mountains, and pristine coastlines.

Here are some fun ways to explore, adventure, and stay active while immersing yourself in the beauty of Aotearoa.

Nature retreats

Journey to remote locations like the Fiordland National Park or the Coromandel Peninsula. Surrounding yourself with tall native trees or seeing the crystal-clear waters can be the perfect spot to practice mindfulness and taking in the calming sounds of nature.


If luxury is more your thing, glamping is a great way to experience nature while maintaining that cosy-feel of being at home. Experience starlit skies and unwind in style, whilst being able to simply step outside for a kayaking session or tranquil bush-walk. This guide has some great suggestions for glamping.

Something therapeutic

How about soaking in the natural hot springs in Rotorua, or stargazing in Lake Tekapo? These journeys offer a blend of relaxation and adventure against the backdrop of New Zealand’s natural wonders. While we focus on staying active to keep fit, remember, it’s also just as important to unwind.

Something for the adventurous

If adrenaline-pumping activities are more your thing, there’s plenty you can do around the country. Go bungy jumping in Queenstown, surf the waves in Raglan, or hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Conquering challenges and ticking off that bucket-list can feel very rewarding.

The spirit of Kia Kaha

Embrace the spirit of Kia Kaha (be strong) with iconic New Zealand events such as the Coast to Coast multisport race, the Routeburn Classic trail run, or the Otago Rail Trail cycling expedition. Meet fellow adventurers, overcome obstacles, strengthen the mind and body, while gazing upon New Zealand’s inspiring landscapes.

Hopefully some of these ideas inspired you to get outside and explore, amidst busy routines. Remember, your wellbeing is important, so let’s make time for our mind, body, and soul.


Disclaimer: Please note that the content provided in this article is intended as an overview and as general information only. While care is taken to ensure accuracy and reliability, the information provided is subject to continuous change and may not reflect current developments or address your situation. Before making any decisions based on the information provided in this article, please use your discretion and seek independent guidance.

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