Tourism in New Zealand
New Zealand boasts some of the worlds most spectacular and diverse scenery, from tall, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers and magnificent fiords to lush subtropical forests, volcanic plateau, and miles of vast sandy beaches. Much of it is protected by national parks and is accessible to the public via thousands of kilometers of walks and trails.
New Zealand is popular with adrenaline junkies as the world’s prime bungee jumping destination. Well known spots include the Kawarau River Bridge, Hammer Springs, and the Ledge. The country offers plenty of other adventure sporting activities including sky-diving, gorge swinging, surfing, rock climbing, and white water rafting.
There are also numerous activities for the more casual tourist including wildlife viewing, (New Zealand is famous for its birds and marine mammals) shopping, fishing and golfing.