Not only is Auckland blessed with a magnificent harbour, it also has many great natural treasures on it's doorstep. For most people it's their first stop in New Zealand and a great launching point for their New Zealand travels. Start your New Zealand holiday with some of these great Auckland activities.
Activities on offer:
Enjoy an exhilarating playground of adventure with mountain biking throughout Auckland's Pine Tree Nursery, available all year round. Woodhill is unmatched as far as opportunities for new riders, although once your confidence is up then the sky’s the limit! The forest is available until 10pm for those who like the real buzz of riding at night!
With over 130km of purpose-built mountain bike single tracks, only 40 minutes from downtown Auckland this is the widest park in the North Island. You can rent a bike and all the necessary equipment through us, as well as having a drink or a snack in the local cafe.
Duration: 3 Hours
Take a thirty minute scenic flight by light plane into a spectacular natural world on the Great Barrier Island - a remote, tranquil and untouched paradise filled with typical New Zealand beauty. Enjoy a walk on the Great Barrier Island tracks and admire its pristine flora and fauna. Take part in a kiwi-style picnic lunch, relax in scenic locations, climb to the top of Windy Canyon around rocky outcrops and cliffs and take in breath-taking views of the island and beyond.
Departs: Auckland 7.15am
Returns: Auckland 5.30pm
Eat your way around Auckland’s Hotspots on this fantastic foodie tour. Choose among an abundant choice of fruit and vegetables, as well as an excellent range of wines, olive oil, shellfish and fish, mix it together with a melting pot of cultures and traditions, and you will taste the vibrant City of Sails. Take part in one of the two Gourmet Walk Tours in the ever popular Ponsonby or in the more central areas of Britomart and Viaduct, and explore the local cuisine.
Duration: 4 Hours
Experience whale watching and dolphin sighting in Auckland! Board our Dolphin Explorer and get to know the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park as well as the local culture and history. Whales and dolphins abound our waters with over 22 species of whales and dolphins being reported, keep your eyes out for Bryde’s and pilot whales which are most often sighted. Orca whales often visit the Gulf in small pods of 5-15 to hunt stingrays and eagle rays.
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Discover New Zealand on the trails of our ancestors. Our Horse Riding tours take you on pristine beaches listening to nothing but the sound of the waves and the sun on your skin; you may even be able to swim in the ocean with your horse!
During our tour you’ll learn about ancient stories and traditions from your Maori descendant guides. Located only 90 minutes from Auckland city you can choose from a 1 hour beach ride through to a 7 day coast to coast tour!
Durations: 1 Hour, 2 Hour, Half Day, Full Day, Overnight, 3 Days, 5 Days and 7 Days.
Ever wanted to be up near the clouds? Make sure you’re not afraid of heights as this walkway is higher than the Eiffel Tower! Experience New Zealand’s Sky Tower, one of our most thrilling tourist adventure activities in Auckland on a 1.2 metre-wide walkaway 192 metres above the ground. Surrounded by nothing but air, this tour is a must-do and will offer you nothing but the best views over all of Auckland.
Duration: 75 minutes
Cruise the beautiful Waitemata Harbour to Waiheke Island, home of lush vineyards, olive groves and sandy beaches. Visit Stonyridge or Mudbrick vineyards, a microbrewery and the island arts and crafts stores. The one and a half hour tour is guided and then its your time to discover at your own pace. Relaxing, refreshing and really fun.
Departs: 9:00am (December - April)
A thirty minute flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf brings you to majestic Great Barrier Island 'a world of its own'. This unique and beautiful island lies 30 miles off the NZ coast just north of Auckland and is famous for its largely undisturbed beauty. After breakfast at a local café we will take a walk into the lush native bush past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs. The adventure continues as we drive past native bush and rugged peaks to the secluded natural harbour at Port Fitzroy where we have a relaxed kiwi style picnic lunch. A short drive takes us to a sweeping, often deserted stretch of pristine white sand. There is time here for a swim or a meander along the beach before visiting the only working cattle and sheep farm on the island where relics of the past remain. Here the world’s largest population of Brown Teal can be found, a friendly little duck on the verge of extinction. At a nearby stream, monster eels come when called and can be fed − if you dare!
Riding a Harley is like enjoying a fine wine. Harley Davidson motorcycles enjoy a rich and storied tradition. Riding one is not about the speed or handling of the bike per se, but rather, the enjoyment of the feel and embodiment of the entire experience. Look at the scenery and hear and feel the engine. So experience a splendid day of cruising the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway around the Coromandel peninsula on a motorcycle. The Coromandel Peninsula lies east of Auckland, on the other side of the Hauraki Gulf. An impressive, heavily forested mountain range runs right up the middle of this peninsula - it’s bordered on each side by kilometres of spectacular coastline with never-ending parade of beaches, coves and harbours lined with pohutukawa trees. This is a splendid day of over the ranges to magnificent Mercury Bay, where we stop for lunch at a local country hotel.
Includes Helmet, Gloves, Jacket & Lunch
Auckland is home to the worlds first harbour bridge Bungy Jump. As part of the Bungy experience you'll enjoy an exclusive bridge walk out to the specially-constructed and sensationally-suspended retro 'Bungy pod'. It's here you'll build up the courage to leap out over the Waitamata Harbour. Once airborne take time to enjoy the views of the harbour, that is if you can keep your eyes open long enough. There's a variety of Bungy options available with the optional 'water touch' being the favourite.
T-Shirt, certificate and transportation back to the Viaduct is included in the jump price.
Experience the adrenalin rush and thrill of stepping out amongst the high rise buildings of Auckland city. Check out the amazing views from a whole new angle! Sky Jump provides new dimensions of safety and comfort. Participants wear a full body harness and flying suit (all provided). There is no dangling upside down or bouncing around − you simply fall “fast & smooth” and then slow down as you approach the ground. SKYJUMP - HARD ON THE MIND, EASY ON THE BODY!!!
Enjoy a day or evening sail on the magnificent Auckland Harbour. There are various cruise options available, including breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner cruises. What a great way to unwind after arriving in Auckland at the start of your New Zealand travels.
Departs: 1:00pm & 3:15pm