Four crazy things to do in NZ


I’ve learned a LOT about New Zealand over the past few months in the course of work. Here’s a few zany experiences you can have here:

A luxury tent lodge in the mountains

Accessible only by helicopter. In a glacial valley. Insulated safari tents with ensuites and heated floors. THE MIND BOGGLES. Can I move there for next winter?


In all honesty, this sounds like one of those things I would only do under duress (like skydiving). Swim like a dolphin, fly like a superhero?

Hydro Attack

On a similar note, apparently you can go skimming across Lake Wakatipu in what is basically a gigantic shark. Who comes up with this stuff?


Slight cheat on this one, as I actually have known about zorbing for years… but it deserves a mention, especially since I failed to include zorbing on this list of quintessentially NZ activities! Again, not really my thing, but I’ll happily come along to laugh at you as you bounce/roll down a hill in a giant ball.

5 thoughts on “Four crazy things to do in NZ

  • Reply Kate@GoodnightDebt October 17, 2014 at 01:49

    I went Zorbing while I was there! It was a blast!! Another crazy and amazing thing to do in NZ is go black water rafting in the Waitomo Caves! I gained a lot of confidence in that cave.

  • Reply Kara October 17, 2014 at 02:53

    Watching videos of people zorbing has always made me laugh a little. Why on earth would someone want to run around in a human-sized blow-up hamster ball? Knowing my luck I’d fall inside the ball, it would roll down the hill and I’d get sick inside of it.

    The tent lodge is more for me – minus that price tag. Ouch!

  • Reply Mario October 17, 2014 at 04:43

    Oh man, whenever there’s an option for crazy, I also take it. The sad thing about it is that they usually end up being pretty expensive what with all the safety concerns and insurance and such. But seriously, zorbing? That looks amazing

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank October 20, 2014 at 23:07

    I love NZ! One of the best place I really want to visit. NZ I believe is one place that has the freshest air and is really great for filming and photography. And I want to visit the location where LOTR was filmed.

  • Reply Linda October 22, 2014 at 15:19

    Of all these options, the only one that interests me is zorbing. That sounds like a LOT of fun!! 🙂

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