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Top 10 Auckland Adventures things to do

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Discover amazing places to go in Auckland with adventures at the city’s doorstep. Adrenaline seekers you’ve got a massive bridge to jump off, the Hauraki Gulf to skydive over and marine reserves to explore underwater worlds and that’s just the start of things to do and places to go in Auckland.

  1. Skytower jump

Want a city view that blows your socks off?

Sky Tower jump highlights

  • Look at the view
  • Leap of faith
  • Launch yourself 192 metres

Amazing Auckland has the highest base jump smack bang in the city centre. A glorious harbour and city twinkling below your feet as you breathe slowly, deeply and dive off the top of the incredible SkyWalk. The exterior of the Sky Tower latticed steel walkway is a sheer 192 metre drop down. The entire building is 328 metres in height. Pure energised adrenaline laced success as you plunge over 53 floors down at the speed of 85 kp.

Perhaps a step too far, walk the exterior walkway. A latticed steel path with nothing between you and the ground but a rope and a 1.2m – wide platform. This is a must-go adventure for anyone visiting / locals in Auckland… Learn more about SkyJump – Auckland Sky Tower Activity for details and grab the T-shirt and certificate for your personal wall of fame.

  1. AJ Hackett Auckland Harbour Bridge climb / bungy

AJ Hackett Bungy highlights

  • Got the jumping off high places sorted – then go for it
  • Massive girders make for a great climbing platform
  • Bungy off the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Birds Eye views are guaranteed when you climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge with AJ Hackett Bungy. You get to walk under two enormous fluttering flags as cars stream below. Walk under sturdy steel beams, follow the designated path over steel bridge supports and arrive at the top of the bridge.

Cityscape image of Auckland skyline, New Zealand during sunrise
Auckland Harbour bridge, Auckland, NZ


The icing on the cake is a dip in the ocean courtesy of a bungy jump to finish the day’s adventure… Learn more Auckland Harbour Bridge | Bungy Jump & Bridge Climb.

Tree Adventures, Auckland, New Zealand @Treeadventures
  1. Tree Canopy Adventures

Got a head for heights, then try a tree top walk…

Tree Adventures highlights

  • Release your inner monkey
  • Find your balance on a high wire

Auckland Tree Adventures has a canopy walk for everyone including the kids.

Tree Adventures is a tree-top challenge course offering an impressive range of suspended obstacles and ziplines. From several metres to a whopping 14 metres balancing on a floating log there is high wire adventure for everyone… Learn more Tree Adventures and their home in Woodhill Forest.

  1. Hampton Downs where speed is king

Hampton Downs highlights

  • Thrills as you become a race car driver
  • Drive a muscle V8 car for several laps

Outside Auckland is a magnificent purpose designed race course for all machines with wheels. Unleash the speed demon, suitably helmeted and safety briefed and let loose.

Learn more Go Karts – Hampton Downs.


  1. White Water Park, Vector Wero

White Water Park highlights

  • New Zealand white water rafting in our backyard, Auckland city
  • The slightly weird contrast between a busy motorway and surging white water

Brilliant, amazing you can go white water kayaking in the heart of Auckland city.

Paddle at your own pace with a sit-on-top kayak, or sign up for white water kayaking lessons and start taking on the rapids. Experienced kayakers are welcome to bring their own equipment to try on both courses…

Learn more White Water Park, Vector Wero.

The best way to experience the rivers and canyons is to abseil down them. AWOL adventures have been taking people canyoning for more than 10 years and haven’t lost anyone yet. This is an amazing experience, beautiful scenery and some really scary drops.

  1. Piha Surf School

An oldie but a goodie, no wetsuit, not a problem.

Piha Surf School highlights

  • You get to ride the surf
  • Find your surf beach vibe

Nature’s adventure delivers year round delight. Piha Surf School can teach you everything you need to know to catch a wave. If you already surf they can rent you a board and wetsuit.

Learn more Piha Surf School.

Surfing at Piha Beach, New Zealand
Surfing at Piha Beach, Auckland, NZ

Snorkeling Goat Island red moki above sandy bottom, New Zealand
Snorkeling Goat Island red moki above sandy bottom, Auckland, NZ
  1. Goat Island Marine Reserve

We think you will not even get wet.

Goat Island highlights

  • Floating above the water with your own underwater viewing platform
  • You get decide where to go

Rent a clearyak and relish the marine life beneath your paddle at Goat Island. You will see snapper, red moki, stingrays and other fish darting between the reefs of the marine reserve.

You quietly glide creating a great environment to observe marine activity. Note operations are always weather dependent… Learn more Clearyak NZ.

  1. Kelly Tarlton’s sea life swimming with sharks

Kelly Tarlton’s sea life aquarium highlights

  • Meet King and Gentoo penguins up close during feeding
  • Use snorkel only to experience a shark swimming nearby

Intimate encounter with adorable penguins is perhaps the thrill of a lifetime. Let some else hop in the shark cage and swim with the sharks. Spend time experiencing the Antarctic and hear stories about adventurers who went there and sometimes didn’t come back

Learn more … Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium.


  1. Raglan Rock

Raglan Rock is an adventure tourism operator who can take you canyoning, plunge down rock slides and abseil wild and wet waterfalls and rivers. Raglan Rock invites visitors to go Test your personal limits as you top rope climb the ancient fossil limestone cliffs of Stone Valley! With spectacular views of the countryside, boulder valleys, and the extinct volcanoes of Mt Pirongia and Mt Karioi. Go for newbies or family friendly tour. Delicate and prehistoric, the formations of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and crystals all surround you in this ancient underground limestone valley of Karamu Cave.

  1. Spookers hospital (Kingseat – Auckland)

Spookers highlights

  • Yourself screaming
  • Sheer adrenaline shock

Spookers is a live entertainment experience in which the victims (you!) move through themed sets and live scare-actors. As you walk through the attractions you will come across visuals and sound effects intended to scare the hell out of you.

Learn more Spookers.


And there is more … Auckland is the city of sails, a town perched around harbours and waterways. There are places to go kayaking and beaches to swim or picnic by. Surf, snorkel or swim  adventures your way in amazing Auckland.



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