By Casey O'Neill on 25 July 2017

Columbus Direct now offers cover add-ons for a huge number of sports and adventure activities. This includes a range of activities that are traditionally difficult to find cover for like cycle touring, skydiving, on-road motorcycling over 250cc, outdoor rock climbing, and quad biking.1

[1 Cover is subject to the payment of an additional premium. Certain restrictions, terms and conditions may apply. Refer to our PDS for full details.]

Tick the “Big OA” (Overseas Adventure) off your bucket list!

Our latest customer survey showed that over 50% of travellers between 18 and 49 have either taken part in an adventure sport on their holiday or would like to in the future. If you’ve got adventure travel on your bucket list – it’s now much easier to get cover for your activities. Click here to find out whether your favourite sports and activities can be covered.

One of the great things about the new activities cover is that it's available alongside many of our existing cover options. Our Sports/Adventure Packs can be added to policies for travellers under 70, including policies that

  • include cover for a pre-existing medical condition2
  • cover one-way trips (only available via phone)
  • also cover winter sports via our Winter Sports cover option
  • cover someone who is not a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (provided you have lived here for at least the last 3 months.

Want to work or volunteer overseas? We’ve got your back for that too.

Last year we launched Travel Heroes: a competition celebrating travellers who make the world a better place. Our fundraising, wildlife protecting, researching, teaching competition finalists were an absolute inspirationmost of all the Travel Heroes winner Jackie from Nelson, who won $5,000 for her charity. This year, we’re thrilled that our new cover makes travelling for a good cause even easier. 

As well as traditional volunteering activities like teaching and farm work, our new policy gives volunteers and workers overseas the option to get cover for manual labour and for coaching a range of sports activities.1

Let the adventure begin…

Motorbike Travel Insurance from New Zealand

If you've always dreamed of rock climbing in Thailand, trekking to Everest Base Camp or a motorbike ride down the West Coast of the US, then now is the time to make it real! Head to our Sports and Adventure travel insurance page and find out more about the cover options we have available.

Any Questions? Ask Us.

Our Customer Care team is available to answer any questions that you might have. Give us a call on 0800 55 99 11 or email us at


1 Cover is subject to the payment of an additional premium. Certain restrictions, terms and conditions may apply. Refer to our PDS for full details.

2 Cover for pre-existing medical conditions is subject to medical screening. This can be completed online at stage 4 of our quote process or over the phone. Please note that the policy will not cover for travellers who are acting against medical advice. 

Columbus Direct does not provide advice about travel insurance based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation and needs. To decide if our travel insurance is right for you, please read the Product Disclosure Statement.

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