Having completed a couple of solo jumps, I was reminiscing about my first tandem skydive, so here’s a post for #throwbackthursday ! There is absolutely no jump as special as your very first jump.
For the absolute beginner, NZ is a good place to learn to ski/ride because all lessons are in English (as opposed to Japan or Korea), and reasonably priced. Apres-ski is also decent as there are shops, eateries and nightlife in ski towns such as Queenstown or Wanaka. NZ is a fabulous place for a road trip, so you even can combine skiing with sight-seeing or other adrenaline-pumping activities like bungee and skydiving.
Everyone knows that South Island is extreme sports and activity central! Check out this list for your next adrenaline junky fix.
Leisurely lunches at award winning wineries, scenic lake cruises, long drives and slow walks. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then South Island has everything you need for a relaxed holiday.
North island or South island? I prefer South Island hands down (visited 4 times and counting). Dramatic landscapes, Great Lakes, snow sports, bungy, skydiving, are all found in South Island. And I’m really not a fan of smelly sulphur springs (found in North Island).
This was my itinerary for my first trip to NZ in 2009, and is best suited for the energetic traveller who wants to see a lot and do a lot.
This particular itinerary was crafted for a trip with my 60+ year old parents. It is very suitable for families with older folks and/or young children as the pace is very relaxed with more family-oriented activities