From the volcanoes of the North Island to the Southern Alps, New Zealand seems purpose-shaped for mountain biking. Explore extreme backcountry terrain, or for the most advanced rider choose a heli-biking experience and descend from 6000ft above sea level into open alpine tundra.
With a landscape this spectacular, it’s essential to see it from above. Glide among the peaks of the South Island with an experienced pilot. With visibility often in excess of 250 miles, the rugged topography and unpredictable weather make this experience challenging and thrilling in equal measure.
Take a chopper from your yacht to Nelson, an area that even advanced canyoning experts regard as challenging. Following an intense hike, you’ll arrive at the beginning of the canyon. Back-to-back climbs follow, with rappels and huge slides—it’s one for the determined. Prefer something a little more laid-back? At Torrent River, you’ll discover a more approachable canyon packed with exciting jumps, slides, and rappels.
Take a deep dive into indigenous New Zealand culture with a day spent among a Maori tribe. While in their company, you will learn how to track, hunt, gather, and prepare Maori cuisine. Elevate this experience with a simulated Maori warrior ambush. Incredibly exhilarating, this is an opportunity to experience something truly unique.
With enough remote tracks, river crossings, hairpin bends, and sheer drops for a country twice its size, New Zealand is the perfect destination for a heart-racing off-road Landrover Defender experience. With Pelorus granted exclusive access to private land, expect this drive to be extreme.