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Auckland: What to do when you get there?

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is the perfect destination for both sightseeing and thrill-seeking. Well-known for its city skyline, with the Sky Tower, emerging like a needle from the skyscrapers and tall buildings around it.

But what really makes Auckland so special is the city’s close proximity to scenic islands and other natural wonders; like Rangitoto and Waiheke which can be reached by, and seen from, sea-kayak or helicopter and beautiful beaches; like Piha and Muriwai, offering some of the greatest surfing spots in the country.

Auckland from Above

In Auckland, adventure can be found even in-amongst the city’s great architecture… why not take the opportunity to skywalk or skyjump around the top of this destination’s most famous architectural landmark and 25th tallest tower in the world, the Sky Tower, with nothing but a rope separating you from the views of the city 192m below.

For unparalleled views of the sea and city, head to 13,000ft for a tandem skydive, or see Auckland by helicopter and take in the sights of the metropolis, as well as some incredible views of the Auckland volcanic field. If you’re searching for the perfect balance between sea and sky, choose a Surf and Heli Tour and get dropped off at the beaches near Raglan, a lesser-known surfers’ haven south of the city.

Water Sports and Boat Trips

A city by the sea is surely best experienced from the water, so head to the harbour and hop on a sailing tour of Auckland, scenic cruise or an island hopping excursion to the breathtaking Bay of Islands area, comprised of over 140 subtropical islands. For thrill-seekers wanting to take in views of Auckland’s landmarks at a faster pace, jetboat rides show you this stunning city at serious speed.

When it comes to water-sports, Auckland offers adventure for all - with everything from romantic sunset sea-kayak trips past the area’s most active volcano, to white-water rafting experiences on the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, available, being on the water is the best place to be.

For animal lovers, whale and dolphin watching trips are popular in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park area due to the marine biodiversity, and can make for a peaceful interlude between the adrenaline rushes of skydiving, sky-jumping and helicopter tours.

Caving Day Trips from Auckland

If you’d rather be abseiling into caves than jumping out of planes… if you’d rather spend a day getting your hands dirty rather than your feet wet, then head out of Auckland for a day trip south to Waitomo, to experience their second-to-none caving experiences.

Waitomo, a village approximately a two and a half hour drive from Auckland, is home to a world-famous cave system and makes for the perfect spot for a day trip, for underground adventurers of any age. See the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, lit up spectacularly by a species of glowworm found exclusively in New Zealand, for an unforgettable family holiday experience.

If you’re feeling more daring, abseil and zipline your way through the Ruakuri Cave, tubing down waterfalls and underground rivers as you go…. but if you don’t fancy getting wet, then opt for some dry caving in St. Benedict’s Caverns and take in the views of the stalactites and stunning rock formations inside.

A City like No Other

If you’re looking to visit a city made for surfers, skydivers, sky-jumpers, sea-kayakers, sight-seers and sea-life watchers, then Auckland is the place to go!

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Helicopter tours
Sea Kayaking
Skydiving
    Bungee Jumping
      Surfing
        Skywalking
          Sailing
            Zip-Lining
              Wildlife Experiences
                Stand up Paddle
                  Jet Boating
                    Hiking / Trekking

                      Auckland: What to do when you get there?

                      Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is the perfect destination for both sightseeing and thrill-seeking. Well-known for its city skyline, with the Sky Tower, emerging like a needle from the skyscrapers and tall buildings around it.

                      But what really makes Auckland so special is the city’s close proximity to scenic islands and other natural wonders; like Rangitoto and Waiheke which can be reached by, and seen from, sea-kayak or helicopter and beautiful beaches; like Piha and Muriwai, offering some of the greatest surfing spots in the country.

                      Auckland from Above

                      In Auckland, adventure can be found even in-amongst the city’s great architecture… why not take the opportunity to skywalk or skyjump around the top of this destination’s most famous architectural landmark and 25th tallest tower in the world, the Sky Tower, with nothing but a rope separating you from the views of the city 192m below.

                      For unparalleled views of the sea and city, head to 13,000ft for a tandem skydive, or see Auckland by helicopter and take in the sights of the metropolis, as well as some incredible views of the Auckland volcanic field. If you’re searching for the perfect balance between sea and sky, choose a Surf and Heli Tour and get dropped off at the beaches near Raglan, a lesser-known surfers’ haven south of the city.

                      Water Sports and Boat Trips

                      A city by the sea is surely best experienced from the water, so head to the harbour and hop on a sailing tour of Auckland, scenic cruise or an island hopping excursion to the breathtaking Bay of Islands area, comprised of over 140 subtropical islands. For thrill-seekers wanting to take in views of Auckland’s landmarks at a faster pace, jetboat rides show you this stunning city at serious speed.

                      When it comes to water-sports, Auckland offers adventure for all - with everything from romantic sunset sea-kayak trips past the area’s most active volcano, to white-water rafting experiences on the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, available, being on the water is the best place to be.

                      For animal lovers, whale and dolphin watching trips are popular in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park area due to the marine biodiversity, and can make for a peaceful interlude between the adrenaline rushes of skydiving, sky-jumping and helicopter tours.

                      Caving Day Trips from Auckland

                      If you’d rather be abseiling into caves than jumping out of planes… if you’d rather spend a day getting your hands dirty rather than your feet wet, then head out of Auckland for a day trip south to Waitomo, to experience their second-to-none caving experiences.

                      Waitomo, a village approximately a two and a half hour drive from Auckland, is home to a world-famous cave system and makes for the perfect spot for a day trip, for underground adventurers of any age. See the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, lit up spectacularly by a species of glowworm found exclusively in New Zealand, for an unforgettable family holiday experience.

                      If you’re feeling more daring, abseil and zipline your way through the Ruakuri Cave, tubing down waterfalls and underground rivers as you go…. but if you don’t fancy getting wet, then opt for some dry caving in St. Benedict’s Caverns and take in the views of the stalactites and stunning rock formations inside.

                      A City like No Other

                      If you’re looking to visit a city made for surfers, skydivers, sky-jumpers, sea-kayakers, sight-seers and sea-life watchers, then Auckland is the place to go!

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