Way back in the 1980′s when Susan Jeffers’ wrote her self help book ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’, I’m sure she wasn’t thinking about New Zealand and it’s newly found status as an extreme adventure destination. But anyone who has visited New Zealand knows, ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’ really is part of the New Zealand experience.

From top to bottom, wherever you go in New Zealand, there are extreme adventures waiting for you. Here’s just a sampling…

All most people see when they arrive in Auckland is yet another big city. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there’s plenty of adventure to be had. From climbing the Auckland Bridge to bungy jumping off the Sky Tower, there’s enough here to impress both novice to experienced adrenalin junkies. And for those not to keen on leaving the ground, there is always the Minus 5 Bar, where for half an hour, you can get all rugged up and pretend you’re living in the ice age.

Heading down the North Island, there’s zorbing in Rotorua, caving in Waitomo, and Dam Drop in New Plymouth.

Of course, you could just skip all this and just head south to Queenstown, a hyperactive, adrenalin fueled town that’s tailor made for adventures and adrenalin junkies. Queenstown has it all – rivers to raft, canyons to explore, lakes to parasail, mountains to ski, and of course, plenty of places to bungy jump. It was here, in 1988, that AJ Hackett, introduced bungy jumping to the world.

Want to know more? Then check out AdventurePro Australia and New Zealand and New Zealand A to Z for comprehensive information on New Zealand’s adventure activities.

And don’t forget, there’s still time to enter the Organic Explorer New Zealand book giveaway. Just click here and leave a comment before 1 December 2008. Cause even when you want to go extreme, you can stay green.