In particular, in Rotorua adventure sports are a main draw. Wendy tried out Freefall Extreme – Body flying in Rotorua, while Ian tried the Agrojet jet boat ride. We even went Shweebing (monorail bike riding) in Rotorua, with our baby! All these adventure sports got us thinking – what if San Francisco were in New Zealand? What thrilling new activities would there be to entice visitors?
Here’s what we came up with:1) Daytrips to Base Jump from the Redwoods. With Muir Woods just a short jaunt across the Golden Gate Bridge away, it seems only natural that visitors to the area would want to see these world famous giants. While you’re admiring their towering heights, how better to appreciate how tall they are than to jump off?
2) Luge down Lombard Street. Why just drive down when there’s so much more fun to be had? Lombard is one of the steepest and possibly the windiest streets in the world, so it’s sure to be much more thrilling if you’re only inches from the road!
3) Zip-lining between the Pan-American Building and Coit Tower. Why just climb the tower when you can zip right to the top? Just imagine the views you’ll have as you fly over the city!4) Sledge escape from Alcatraz. Sure, you could just take the ferry and then the same old tour every other tourist is on, but why would you when you can try your luck at escaping off the island by sledge? Wet suits will probably be needed for this one – the Bay is mighty chilly!
5)Bungee jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Now that you’ve toured the rest of the city, you’ll want to cap off your visit with a trip to the world famous bridge. But why settle for just strolling across, snappingphotos with the other tourists? Instead, hurl yourself off toward the Bay below – just be careful to avoid the ultra-light tours which are sure to be flying under the bridge!
What else can you imagine? White water sewer tours? Zorbing down some of San Francisco’s famously steep streets? Share your ideas! 🙂