With modern society’s reliance on technology and smartphones, it goes without saying that most of us are now disconnected from nature. To rectify this, we have created this blog to include 4 ways that you can get closer to nature. Whether that is through adventure activities in Rotorua or just something as simple as growing your own vegetables, you can get closer to nature in the following 4 ways:
Hiking is a great way to get closer to nature, perhaps not too surprising, but nonetheless, it is an effective method if you want to disconnect from smartphones and technology. There are a number of different hiking trails available all across New Zealand, so you can rest assured that you can easily find a path to hike. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with shorter hiking trails before building up your stamina, confidence, and experience with the longer and more strenuous trails.
Camping is the ideal way to get closer to nature by being surrounded by it! Camping means that you can only rely on the most essential necessities, allowing you to truly engage and surround yourself with nature. While some camping plots come with electricity, why not take up the challenge of actually disconnecting from modern technology and just avoid electricity (which might also mean avoiding your phone…).
3) River rafting
An underrated but worthwhile activity to do to get closer to nature is to go river rafting! In New Zealand, we have numerous rivers where this is possible, so you can experience the thrill of river rafting without having to go abroad. For thrill seekers, river rafting is certainly something to consider – no matter if you have never done it before or you’re an expert, it’s an exciting way to get closer to nature!
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get closer to nature is to simply bring nature to you in the form of gardening and planting your own vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Cultivating your home garden is a great way to connect with nature, allowing you to get closer to nature in the comfort of your own home.
If you are interested in developing a closer connection with nature, then Kaituna Cascades’ adventure activities in Rotorua, including river rafting, is the perfect way to do this. To learn more about our river rafting trips and or if you have any questions about what we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.