i am looking for adventure! snowboarding, diving, kayaking, hiking, climbing, surfing are some of my passions. i'm looking for a city that offers all of these or at least most of them. don't really enjoy big cities but i don't mind living on the outskirts of them. your help is very much appreciated 😊
You'll love NZ (but I'm biased :-) )
You could base yourself in a number of areas and do all of the above......
I've added a few links below for you to look at, it might help narrow your preferences. Feel free to come back with questions and I'll answer them if I can.
- popular for accomodation searches, will give you an idea of cost in different areas.
I moved to Christchurch and just love it!!! The beach is close by, Mt Hutt is close for skiing/boarding etc, port hills for cycling, harbour for sailing, its great!
sounds great! does anyone know how hard work visas are to get?
thanks for the advice
Hello there Captainkidd,
I live in Auckland.
If you dont like big cities i dont recommend Auckland or Wellington ( I havent been to Christchurch or Dunedin but they cant be too big..)
There are many cities or more so towns that are outdoor adventure based.
For example Queenstown in the South Island. It is beautiful there and close to many adventure sights. The only downfall about this town is that it is very tourist based. Labelled adventure capital of the world.
Some other towns that could be good for you in the North Island are Rotorua, Taupo (Near national park which has hiking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, climbing), Raglan (Surfing capital), Bay of Islands or Whangarei (Diving, Surfing).
I hope this helps a little. If you have any questions please ask.
My sister is living in Rau-Rimu which is near national park and a little way from Taupo and is doing a outdoor course which includes all of your interests except Surfing and diving.
Hey Captain kidd,
Having read your interests, there is only one place for you, Queenstown. It is the great outdoors and offers all of the best activities all year round. Haven in the summer and winter. Queenstown has been nicknamed the adrenaline capital of the world, so if your looking for adventure then you have to seriously considder it. Its not too big either and there are a couple of smaller towns near by, Wanaka for example which you might also want to look at. The scenery is increadible and wether you choose it as you place or not, i can virtually garentee you will fall in love with it.
wow, everything sounds so amazing..thanks for all your input boys. i just hope the whole work visa thing works out!