New Zealand Travel

Auckland Activities & Attractions

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Auckland is a City of contrasts and the sheer size of it offers a huge amount of activities to suit everyone from adrenalin junkies to families. The Auckland Harbour is a good place to start and a great place to stay near the City is close to all water attractions. local tours can take you to just about anywhere in the Auckland region on a fully guided adventure. Yachts charters and day cruise on the harbour depart from the Royal Auckland Yacht Squadron Marina including a cruise which takes you out to swim with the dolphins. Kayak tours take evening paddles out to the black lava volcanic island of Rangitoto. Auckland has one of the largest fishing charter fleets in New Zealand specialising in freshwater, inshore saltwater and game fishing. A leisurely ferry ride will take you across to the charming village of Devonport for arts and crafts shopping and cafes galore.

Climb the Sky tower for 360 degree views of the city and take a walk around the outside with an experienced guide. Bungy jump from the Auckland Harbour bridge or walk its length on a guided tour. Journey to one of the many outlying islands in the Hauraki Gulf and experience wine tasting and swimming at Waiheke Island or explore the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island. See the wallabies and historic Mansion House on Kawau Island. Auckland attractions include a large choice of theme parks to visit including Family friendly Rainbow’s End Adventure Park and Bigups Inflateable Playground with climbing wall, jousting and horizontal Bungee. Adrenalin junkies will love the Extreme indoor Karts with its two level kart track or the chance to drive a Formula Challenge V8 or formula E electric go kart at a choice of different venues in the City. Auckland adventure activities include four wheel drive adventures, skydiving, horse riding and hot air ballooning. Caving and canyonning expeditions explore glow worm caves and hidden grottos. Visit the Auckland wineries on a wine trail through the outlying countryside. There are a large range of top quality golf courses to challenge your skills at various suburbs in Auckland. With a choice of over 20 conservation parks in the Auckland region there are plenty of good walks and outdoor experiences to be had. Spend a day visiting one of the many Museums and Art Galleries and discover the history of the New Zealand people. A short drive from Auckland City you will find Thermal Resorts, country crafts and gardens and wild west coast beaches. Auckland activities are guaranteed to provide a fun filled and action packed adventure.