The “great outdoors” doesn’t even begin to describe Auckland, New Zealand, a place for action and adventure. It’s time to dust off the sports gear, and unleash that dormant daredevil for an exhilarating Auckland holiday.
Start off with a bang by canyoning in gorges hidden amidst Auckland’s rainforests. With protective gear, even beginners can go leaping into deep pools, abseiling beside waterfalls, and skittering across the rocks. Aquatic amusement can be had from local diving, snorkelling, and cruising facilities. Go kayaking to explore the coves and bays, and get to see whales, penguins, and dolphins.
Auckland is the “City of Sails” and there are plenty of sailing schools and yacht charter services to choose from. Go on a sailing tour and explore the numerous islands in Hauraki Gulf. The former home of the America’s Cup continues to attract some of the best sailors and the most amazing yachts from all over the world. Or try out a unique sailing experience… on land! Go blo-karting and ride like the wind on what can only be described as sails with wheels.
Four-wheel motor-biking is another awesome pursuit on an Auckland holiday, with safaris in the Woodhill Forest and along Muriwai Beach. Hop on a quad-bike and conquer diverse terrains while taking in the spectacular view at the same time. Another way to enjoy the scenery is from high above – on a hot air balloon! Safety is a guarantee, since the pilots have a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Try out Tree Adventures, an invigorating test of balance and strength on suspended areas in Woodhill Forest. Kids and adults alike will have a great time with all eight courses.
For a different kind of history lesson, end an Auckland holiday with a ghost tour. As a guide leads sightseers through lantern-lit streets, stories of plagues, murders, and hangings make for some good, eerie fun. Find out which places are haunted, and “come along… if you dare!”