From the northernmost tip to the last speck of land in the south, New Zealanders have found ways to tackle the great outdoors, and their enthusiasm for the whole adventure game has drawn millions of curious people to see just what it's all about.
Regardless of your fitness level, you'll find something to suit you. You can do almost anything in New Zealand - rock climbing, caving, horse trekking, paragliding, and much more. Following are details on the major activities, such as tramping, skiing, and biking.
The Tourism New Zealand website (www.newzealand.com) will key you into wilderness and big thrills. Ask for the excellent Naturally New Zealand Holidays guide at a New Zealand Tourism Board office near you or from Naturally New Zealand Holidays (tel. 03/318-7540; fax 03/318-7590; www.nzholidays.co.nz).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.