Whether it be kayaking the Upper Shotover River
with Blake Hannah
, horse riding into etherial Lord of the Rings country
with Sam de Reeper
, or biking over the North Island’s spectacular suspension bridges
with Dale Lopez
or Steve Meeres
, you adventurous folk are guaranteed a wild and wonderful tour of New Zealand, an island so remote it was one of the last places to be settled by humans. New Zealand-based tour guides
take neither their country’s distinctive biodiversity – it’s home to an amazing spectrum of animal, fungal, and plant life – nor it’s varied topography – for such a little island, she sports some epic tooth-like mountain peaks – for granted, setting up guided trips to share the beautiful land they’re fortunate enough to call home.
But while a vast number of New Zealand’s tour guides run trips of the adventure variety, it takes a special someone to undertake something as extreme as going on a swing that has a 70-meter (230-foot) free-fall and 300-meter (985-foot) arc. Oof, now that’s taking sightseeing to a whole new level.
New Zealand may be small in size, but she knows how to pack a punch, and she’s home to the largest swing…in the world!
Cheers to that, Kiwis.