New Zealand is the go-to hot spot for tandem travels

new zealand is go-to hot spot for tandem travels

New zealand is go-to hot spot for tandem travels


Tandem Travel is an intercultural experience undertaken with your partner as couples are going the extra mile to feel the rush of putting their adrenaline into trial putting their relationship to test and making the closeness stronger between them. Tandem travels are designed with autonomous themes and ideas and New Zealand is go-to hot spot for tandem travels. Tandem travel activities are ultimate bonding exercises for millennial and post-millennial twosomes. New zealand is go-to hot spot for tandem travels with activities that set up partners in tandem to carry out experimental observations. New Zealand is go-to hot spot for tandem travels as it has brought the latest innovation in travel and packs a creative approach to travel globally.

New Zealand has galore of activities for tandem travel with the likes of bungee Jumping, canoeing, pedalling on tandem bikes, trike rides, et al are some of the tandem activities that has caught the interest of modern day couples.

New Zealand has a vast coastline and sailing is one of the favourite activities with couples. Sailing adventure gets better with a pro yachtsman as you can charter a vessel and embark on your sailing adventures. New Zealand is a promised land for sailors. Sailing in the South Pacific only gets better with hot destinations like bay of Islands and Paihia. You can get hands on by trying your hand aboard at steering the boat under the expert guidance of the boat owner.

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Waiheke Island is the most popular weekend getaway destination and is a short ferry ride from Auckland. The entire island of Waiheke can be explored on a zipline where the couple is harnessed together on parallel lines gliding down the zipline into the wilderness.

New Zealand has a bounty of inland water bodies and lakes with activities like kayaking as your do rowing all by yourselves and jet boating on a high contraption propelling moving boat specifically designed for couples. Kayaking and jet boating destinations are in South Island and North Island in Milford Sound and Bay of Islands respectively.

Hawke’s Bay Region is great for tandem bicycling on a guided or self-guided tour as you pedal along with your partner with the bike of your own choice. Tandem cycling needs a bit of practice as you set the pedal speed and balance it out with your partner.

Napier is the Art Deco hub of New Zealand and the entire city can be explored on a trike ride. A trike is an upgraded bike version but with three wheels and pillion seating for two. Couples explore the best views from these pillion rides and long drives while being seated pillion with their partners.

There are jump sites across the country and the most iconic of them is in the Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown which is commercially popular. You have the liberty to choose the duration and the level of your adventure or if you want water touchdown being the total weight difference between the partners not more than 30 kg. The viewing area of the Kawarau Bridge has a perfect setting.

The island nation of New Zealand is perfect for self-drive travels. You can use the comfort of the familiar right-hand drive as you put it in cruise mode. Explore New Zealand in rental cars. The options of wagons, campervans and motorhomes is also available. One can also sign up for a weekly or a fortnightly trip covering either one or both of the islands. The country roads on the road to Mt. Cook and Marlborough Wine crops are the most scenic ones.

The roads from Auckland to Hamilton in the North Island and from Christchurch to Queenstown in South Island are the most explored routes on self-drive travels in New Zealand. It is usually an eight-hour drive. One can book air tickets from Auckland to Christchurch and rent a car at the airport. One can drive back from Queenstown to Christchurch or take a flight back. The South Island towards the wine region of Marlborough is a must do.

Opting for a self-drive travels is stress free and is the most economical mode of travel. Self-drive travels have dedicated parking spaces. One must pay the charges beforehand to avoid ending up with a fine. One can also schedule pick-ups. One can drive through from Bay of Islands up north in North Island, Ninety Mile Beach on the far north western coast or to Rotorua towards south of Auckland.

Book for a rental online in advance as on the spot booking can be quite expensive. Check websites for rental cars for deals of the day as some cars are available for as low as NZ$32 onwards per day. Longer duration bookings for 7 days and above are cheaper than booking for a day or two.

Take an insurance. Let the cars on the right pass first at a round about. Stick to designated parking spots for an overnight stay. Stick to speed limits. Stick to the left lane and drive in the right lane to overtake.

New Zealand self-drive travels are traffic free. Do not change lanes or use the accelerator even on empty roads.

Tandem travel is the next hot thing as more couples are opting for it.

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  1. Who knew that traveling in New Zealand can be so much fun and full of adrenaline. While I would be too scared to do the bungee jump, I would definitely take up kayaking, sailing or tandem cycling.

  2. I have always loved the sheer beauty of New Zealand. Your post has motivated me to look into traveling there again! Thanks!

  3. Sounds like absolute fun. It’ll definitely give couples time to bond over this shared activities. Your photos are awesome, makes me want to pack a bag

  4. I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings series, so naturally visitin New Zealand is definitely pretty high on my travel buketlist. It just so beautiul!

  5. <3 Love this post – so jealous at the same time haha… my fiance and I have been wanting to hit up new zealand for about 6 years… our first date involved a fake plot to steal my dad's truck, drive it to the airport, sell it, and use the money for tickets to new zealand! lol thanks for sharing

  6. I wholeheartedly agree, even for solo vacations! As a LOTR fan myself, I started looking at beautiful destinations, I can’t help but add more in my list from yours!

  7. Tanden travel is a new term for me. This sounds like absolute fun, New Zealand is so beautiful and scenic. Love all your pictures 🙂

  8. Wow! That’s a lot of excitement! I would enjoy the lower keyed activities – like the tandem bike riding 🙂 New Zealand looks like a beautiful country.

  9. I love this concept! I don’t know if my husband would be up for all this adrenaline though, lol! I’d love to visit NZ one day.

  10. What a wonderful place to visit , all these activities look like so much fun!

  11. It is on the top of my travel list. hope to get there soon. I will be doing ALL of these activities.


  12. New Zealand looks stunning, and so much fun. It is definitely on my bucket list for sure 🙂

  13. Ellie Plummer : February 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I have always wanted to visit New Zealand and this has made me want to visit even more. I love the activities that you have pointed out too.

  14. I hope to visit new zealand one of these years. It looks absolutely gorgeous and a lot of fun!

  15. Agnes Vazhure : February 6, 2018 at 1:44 am

    We’ve been there in New Zealand last year with my fiance and we really enjoy the beautiful scenery of that place.

  16. Sounds like so much fun! I probably wouldn’t participate in some of these activities. I’m terrified of heights!

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