• Annalee

5 Out Of The Ordinary Activities To Try This Summer 🤿

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

There is no doubt about it. We Kiwis are spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing summer locations and activities, which is why people travel from all around the globe to visit our shores.

The innovative spirit has seen Kiwis succeed in many things, including summer activities. We asked around the office about cool and out-of-the-ordinary stuff to check out this summer. Here are our top five.

1. Sand surfing (Northland)

How are your surfing skills? Well, you know, you don’t necessarily need waves. You can also ride the Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes in Cape Reinga, Northland, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. When walking into the continuously moving mountains of sand it’s like stepping into a dessert, but don’t worry; refreshments are available. Also, don’t bring your surfboard; you can hire specially designed sandboards on site.

2. Cat Yoga (Auckland)

Now, this certainly falls into the ‘bit-different’ category. Cat Yoga, by BaristaCats, enables you to stretch your limbs and bring along your feline companion. The Hatha-style yoga sessions happen every Monday, and the idea is to exercise with friends and then enjoy refreshments afterward with your cat. Puuurfect!

3. Shweeb racing (Rotorua)

“What is a Shweeb?” we hear you say. Well, it is a bullet-shaped pod that runs under two 200-meter-long tracks five meters above the ground. Using pedal power, you can race your friends and reach speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour. Now, this sounds awesome!

4. Water adventures at Tonga Island Marine Reserve

(Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson)

If you love sunshine, water and sea life you’ll want to check out Tonga Island Marine Reserve, an attraction in Abel Tasman National Park. The reserve features beautiful beaches, boulder headlands, rocky reefs and small estuaries — and is home to a colony of fur seals, with blue penguins and pods of dolphins not an uncommon sight. With kayaking, snorkelling and diving options you can choose your own water adventure!

5. Aerobatic flight lesson (Wanaka)

You know, there is flying, and there is flying. If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie and prefer the latter, why not take an aerobatic flight lesson this summer? With a specialist flight instructor, you will learn how to execute a loop and roll in your very first lesson! Now, that has to be the ultimate rollercoaster ride!

So, we have given you five things you may not have tried yet.

See you out there!! 🤙🏼🤸🏼‍♂️

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