New Zealand Adventure

The nearby town of Wanaka is a gathering place for the intrepid from around the world seeking their own tales of adventure. Surrounded by mountains and water this is an ideal launching pad for a lot of outdoor activities.

The wildly diverse Southern terrain is within easy reach. And wilderness enthusiasts can take on nearly any physical thrill imaginable, and the some unimaginable.

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Adventure Thrills in New Zealand

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The nearby town of Wanaka is a gathering place for the intrepid from around the world seeking their own tales of adventure. Surrounded by mountains and water this is an ideal launching pad for a lot of outdoor activities.

The wildly diverse Southern terrain is within easy reach. And wilderness enthusiasts can take on nearly any physical thrill imaginable, and the some unimaginable.

Boat lovers have a wealth of options. A laid back tour of serene Lake Wanaka offers transcendent vistas. Those looking for an adrenaline boost can head out of town for a classic Jet boat ride.

Jet boats were invented by New Zealander Bill Hamilton. Hamilton wanted a craft that could operate in shallow, fast-flowing rivers of New Zealand. Because these boats have no external rotating parts they pose fewer hazards for swimmers and marine life.

But the use of jet boats is controversial among a certain set of adventure travelers. Some decry the fuel consumption and noise. While others argue that this kind of transportation takes the elitism out of adventure travel, by making the wilderness accessible to people of any age, shape or income. They claim, the more people who can be touched by the magic out of the outdoor, the larger the constituency to raise voices when the environment becomes threatened.