New Zealand is one of the adventure capitals of the world. Lucky for us, there’s a range of thrilling activities to do, especially during the summer. So, we rounded up the six coolest water slides experiences in New Zealand to tick off this season.
1. Ohope Water slide
This epic waterslide opens every summer. It’s built on farmland and involves sliding down a swirly black deep pothole into a pool of water. It costs $15 per person. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for this season’s opening date.
📍293 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ōhope 3121, New Zealand
2. Wilkies Pool
Embark on a 1.9km adventure track, through the forest around Mt Taranaki, to discover a mind-blowing ancient alpine water slide that meets a plunge pool. The secret water slide was formed by lava more than 20,000 years ago and is popular with adventurists during the summer.
📍Taranaki 4391, New Zealand
Just 20 minutes from Christchurch, this is New Zealand’s most exciting inflatable water park. The massive obstacle course is built on a lake in Kaiapoi, exhibiting plenty of epic water slides to jump down and fun water sports to take part in. Prices begin at $25 for a 50-minute season. Wonderfully, Aqualand opens for the season on December 3.
📍83 Courtenay Drive, Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand
4. Rere Rockslide
As one of the most unforgettable places in New Zealand, this iconic waterfall slide in Gisborne in a must-visit. Just 30 minutes from the city, grab a bodyboard, float or anything else and zoom into the water below. Excitingly, it is totally free of charge and great fun for both kids and adults.
📍 Wharekopae Road, Ngatapa 4072, New Zealand
5. Tekapo Springs Slide
Tackle the giant slide at the award-winning Lake Tekapo Springs before relaxing in some of the most scenic hot pools in New Zealand. The best part is that Lake Tekapo is the ultimate place to stargaze in the country, so you’ll experience some extra thrills in a unique location.
📍6 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
6. Hanmer Springs Hydroslides
Feel the rush as you zoom down these hydro-slides in Hanmer Springs on the South Island. Home to New Zealand’s largest aquatic ride, the 13.5 metre high Conical Thrill and a range of other slides such as the SuperBowl…it’s the perfect level of exhilaration. Certainly, the best water slides in New Zealand.
📍 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand