New Zealand North Island Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Welcome to the North Island of New Zealand, where adventure and natural wonders collide in a spectacular way!

Get ready to soar through the sky in Rotorua’s thrilling zorbing experience, hike among the mystical glowworm caves in Waitomo, and brave the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing, where fiery volcanoes meet breathtaking landscapes.

Get ready to unleash your inner explorer and create unforgettable memories on this wild and whimsical island!


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


Are You a Weekend Adventurer & Content Creator?

The Explorer Project is the beating heart of We Are Explorers. It’s a crew of writers, photographers and videographers from across Australia and New Zealand who can’t bear to be cooped up between four walls.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.