5X1NZ Offers Adrenaline Seekers From Around the World the Chance to Complete Five of the World's Most Exhilarating Adrenaline Sports

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New Zealand Launches World First Adrenaline Experience

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A world first adventure sports tourism product, the 5X1NZ, will become available to adrenaline seekers from around the world. Via a global partnership between Tourism New Zealand and STA Travel, visitors to New Zealand will now be able to book an adrenaline seeker’s ultimate dream - the chance to complete five of the world’s most exhilarating adrenaline sports, within a single day.

This unique, world first tourism experience will enable you to join an elite club of adrenaline seekers. Through the 5X1NZ (http://youtu.be/rwAkdo_hl7U) you’ll be able to skydive, snowboard, mountain bike, bungee and jet boat, all within a single day, one epic experience after the other.

To demonstrate the new experience, Tourism New Zealand challenged Film Director Justin McMillan and Red Bull athlete Chuck Berry to film a non-stop action sequence, during which Chuck completed all five sports within a single hour. Both the video and further details of the experience are available to view on http://www.newzealand.com/5X1NZ.

Chuck Berry commented about the challenge, “I’m used to jumping out of planes, but the idea of free-fall followed by boarding, biking, bungee and boats were enough to make my blood pump. As far as I know, no one else has ever done it and now anyone that’s mad enough can give it a go. I couldn’t take the smile off my face for days afterwards.”

New Zealand’s Queenstown is famous for being the adventure sports capital of the world. Travelers go there to try their hand at everything from skydiving through to jet boats, heli-skiing and downhill-mountain biking. It is even home to the first commercial bungee jumping operation. But what makes Queenstown unique, is not just the spectacular landscapes or the buzzing party scene in town, it’s how many of these adventure sports you can do within a 50km radius.

Kevin Bowler from Tourism New Zealand said, “Last year we had over 500,000 young travel-ers to New Zealand. People come here because they know they’ll have a life experience worth remembering and because there’s so much to do in such a small space that their trips will be packed full of memories. The 5X1NZ is just one more thing to add to people’s bucket list of things to do whilst they’re here.”

Emma Hudson, STA Travel Group’s market development consultant added, “The 5x1NZ is a very exciting new way to experience a raft of adrenaline sports! These sports are incredibly popular with our customers all over the world and now our exclusive 5x1NZ pack offers the chance for anyone to experience the thrill.”

The 5X1NZ adventure package will be available exclusively from STA Travel from 23rd September 2014. The product includes an NZONE tandem skydive, downhill mountain bike trails at Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort, a Shotover jet boat trip, AJ Hackett bungee and a variety of ski combo pass options as add-ons for those travelling in NZ’s winter season - plus an organized day itinerary.

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About STA Travel
STA Travel is the youth travel expert enabling students and young adults to explore the world by creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery and personal growth. We send more than 6 million travelers away each year by offering a unique range of products with exclusive discounts on airfare, accommodations, tours, rail passes and more. Globally, we employ approximately 2,000 people in 11 countries and work with franchisees, joint ventures and li-censed partners in another 52 countries. Follow us on Twitter @STATravelUS, Instagram: STATravelUS, Facebook: STA Travel and Pinterest: STA Travel. To book your next adven-ture visit http://www.statravel.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

TOURSIM NEW ZEALAND:

Gabrielle Boyd
gabrielle.boyd(at)tnz.govt(dot)nz
310 857 2205

STA TRAVEL:

Prior PR. Louise Prior
louise(at)priorpr(dot)com
+44 7786 227572

Robin Lawson, PR
+1 646 337 3611

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