New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
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You might not have heard of this exhilarating sport, but it involves hiking, swimming and diving.
If you’re after a thrill, zip lining lets you reach speeds of more than 100kmh while gliding on a rope suspended high in the air.
If you want to experience the rush of racing downhill, skiing is an ideal extreme outdoor activity – or opt for snowboarding instead.
Ride the waves while soaking up the salty air of the ocean. Did you know that surfing is among the oldest sports ever? Prehistoric stone carvings in Peru, which date back 5000 years, show people on boards.
It isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely one of the most accessible extreme activities out there. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with others.
If you’re not a fan of the cold, take your skiing from the mountains to the waves.
If you enjoy hiking, explore the icy trails of the glaciers and witness nature at its finest. You’ll be guaranteed plenty of Insta-worthy photo opportunities, too.
Always dreamed of learning how to dive? Not only does it provide interaction with marine life, but scuba diving can also lower blood pressure and help you gain strength and flexibility.