Auckland Outdoor Activities
Feb 7 , 2012
The many Auckland outdoor activities are focused on adventure and tradition. No matter how old you are, how brave you are, activities widen from dolphin watching to skydiving. You won’t leave New Zealand without an adventure. Ask your hotel about these amazing activities and tours are always available!
Climb the Harbour Bridge
Accompanied by a local guide you can climb this popular New Zealand bridge in 90 minutes. The bridge is a symbol for local New Zealanders and an amazing Auckland outdoor activity. 200 feet above the water, the bridge offers an amazing view on the city and the water. Many ships sail around the area of the bridge from all over the world. Architectural history is shared by one of the many guides who help you reach the top. It’s legendary. There is also a bungee jump available on a lower altitude.
If you ever sailed before you should not miss doing this in Auckland. Auckland outdoor activities happen a lot along the water since New Zealand is – well, surrounded by it! Sailing around Auckland offers amazing views and a wonderful opportunity to meet other sailing fanatics. Not a sailor? Ask your hotel for a guided tour!
Dolphin & Whale Cruise
See the dolphins and the whales on a wonderful water safari! Watch these angels of the sea swim along the shores of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland’s safari cruise offers a great ride and dedicated people which will without a doubt find you the creatures you want to see. The cruise takes place on a long and high speed catamaran, so the tour is an experience on its own.
Go skydiving about 45 minutes outside of Auckland. Here, you will get a spectacular view on the ocean and the city which will be imprinted in your memory forever. The famous Skytower will always be visible wherever you look! You´ll land in a beautiful rural area which looks will not disappoint you.
Diving & Snorkeling
Unless you can’t swim you can’t leave New Zealand without having tried one of these! New Zealand and big parts of Oceania are famous for their colorful reefs which you can dive to. Try finding Nemo as you snorkel your way around this Auckland outdoor activity. Tauranga underwater center is famous for being a great diving company.
Kayaking is amazing in Auckland. Travel along the rivers of the island and make your way upstream for a nice picnic at a hill. Good times guaranteed! Don´t worry if you have never kayaked before, this is your time to try. Special courses are offered in many kayak places for beginners.
Kiwi Valley Farm Park
A great outdoor activity for the whole family! This farm is nicknamed the Farm of Old MacDonald. Over seven hectares of rural New Zealand are represented here. A great children’s outdoor activity as well, as the farm houses many goats, offers pony rides and has special shows for children. About 20 minutes south of Auckland.
After a long day of exploring, you will be delighted by the wide variety of Auckland Restaurants.