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Adrenalin junkies! Wellington has got your fix

The country’s capital offers a range of activities that are sure to get your blood pumping. Check out our list of the top three adventure attractions in Wellington.

Wellington is famous for its thriving cultural scene, but perhaps lesser-known is its wealth of adrenalin-pumping activities.

The country's capital is a thrilling wonderland of extreme sports, which are guaranteed to be an excellent addition to your adventure holiday. Get your heart racing on a mountain bike, from the back of a horse or behind the wheel of a quad bike. Check out our list of the top three adventure activities in Wellington.

Mountain biking

Ditch the car and get on your bike at Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. Consisting of more than 40 km of purpose-built tracks spread across 250 hectares of native bush, Makara Peak is the perfect place to test your limits while immersing yourself in the country's beautiful landscape. There are dozens of trails to choose from to suit a variety of ability levels. Newcomers to mountain biking will enjoy the wide paths and easy slopes of the Koru track, while more hardcore riders will love the challenge of the aptly named Vertigo trail.

Horse trekking

If cycling is not really your style, you might prefer to see some of New Zealand's gorgeous coastline on horseback. Coastal Views Horse Treks provide rides which offer sensational views of Wellington city, the Cook Strait, and glimpses of the South Island shore. Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, expert instructors will make sure your day is an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Quad biking

Situated 45 minutes from Wellington, Quad Bike Expeditions offers a unique and exhilarating way to see some of the region's most rugged terrain. Roar across 20 km of coastline and battle your way through 100 km of forested track. Weave your way up into the mountains to discover stunning views of the native New Zealand bush and a year-round seal colony.

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