Waitomo Cave region. Stunning scenery and knowledgeable guides make exploring this underground wonderland an unforgettable experience, drop into the Lost World on the end of an abseil rope.
Black Water Rafting
Black water rafting is one of Waitomo’s signature experiences. Equipped with a caver’s helmet and clad from head to toe in a thick wetsuit, you’ll barely notice the chill of the water. Your personal raft is an inflated tyre tube and a professional guide will ensure that every moment of the voyage is fascinating.
Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park was recently nominated for the Leading Beach Destination in Australasia. It’s a coastal paradise that you can explore easily on foot or by sea kayak. Highlights include fur seal encounters, beach camping and amazing natural formations, like Split Apple Rock.
A glacier terminating in a lake is a rare and amazing thing. At Mount Cook you can explore the Tasman Glacier terminal lake, where you’ll discover towering ice cliffs, eerie ice sculptures and huge floating icebergs. The water of the lake is the most unusual opaque grey-white colour, the result of microscopic rock particles suspended in the water.
One of many river options, The Mokihinui River delivers an exhilarating grade 4 wilderness rafting experience that’s really easy to arrange. Professional guides offer one-day and two-day heli-rafting trips with all food, equipment and specialist clothing provided. There’s also a luxury option, if you prefer adventure mixed with boutique accommodation and fine dining.