Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is a unique urban oasis. Sparkling waters meet lush landscapes in this sophisticated city. The harbours, islands, native bush, black-sand beaches, and world-class shopping are never too far away. Hiring a car allows you to travel anywhere, whenever you want, and to do so in total freedom. It is hard to go wrong with an SUV car hire when it comes to getting on the road.
Do you consider yourself to be an adrenaline junkie? In Auckland, there are a number of exciting activities for those who are looking for thrills that are sure to get their heart racing, so we have listed what we feel are the top 6 high adrenaline-filled activities to try out while in Auckland.
Go Ziplining on Waiheke island, approximately 35 minutes from Auckland CBD by ferry. A unique giant zipline awaits you at EcoZip HQ, on top of a hill with a spectacular view of Auckland City. With two cables over 200m long, fly side-by-side with a friend in an unforgettable shared experience. In three lines, you’ll zip over a working vineyard and lush, ancient forests, taking in incredible views back to the city.
EcoZip Adventures (www.ecozipadventures.co.nz)
The thrill of canyoning in a rainforest can’t be compared to anything else! Abseiling (repelling) under waterfalls, underground streams which lead into caves, jumping, water slides that lead into hidden pools, and mysterious gorges with water sculptured by the river. It takes only 40 minutes to drive from Auckland central in Piha. Canyoning at night is now available as well. In the narrow canyon, you and your guide will be illuminated only by your headlamp and the glow worms on the walls. See the historic Kauri logging dam, built by pioneering New Zealanders, and visit the famous black sand Piha surf beach located in the stunning Waitakere Ranges.
AWOL Canyoning Adventures (www.awoladventures.co.nz)
Having exclusive access to this beautiful landmark is about more than just taking in its 360-degree stunning views. In Auckland’s most iconic view, the Bungy swing takes on epic proportions while preserving Auckland’s history. New Zealand’s biggest city has a Bungy Pod attached beneath the bridge for thrill-seekers. Feel like you’re unstoppable as you bounce back up after dipping your head in the ocean.
AJ Hackett Bungy (www.bungy.co.nz/auckland/auckland-bridge)
Jet boats offer thrill seekers a unique way to see Auckland City! During these jet boat tours on Auckland Harbour, they take passengers for spins and tricks while telling them about Auckland City and its surroundings. In addition to tailoring the jet boat tours to weather conditions, passenger safety and comfort are their top priorities. As the jet boat cruises at high speeds in excess of 50 knots under the iconic harbour bridge, it stops beneath the Bridge Bungy pod to wave at the other adrenaline junkies that are suspended high above. There are a few stops along the way to take in the sights and catch your breath, such as the Chelsea Sugar Factory and the tree lined cliffs of Kauri Point.
Auckland Adventure Jet (www.aucklandadventurejet.co.nz )
Have you ever thought about throwing yourself out of a perfectly good plane? Redefine freedom at Skydive Auckland with the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand at 20,000ft. The thrill of freefalling at 200+ kilometers/hour against both the east and west coasts of New Zealand is unmatched. You’ll see breathtaking views in every direction after freefalling and enjoying a beautiful parachute ride. You will want to try it all over again as soon as you are down! They are committed to providing you with an exhilarating, fun and safe skydiving experience with our team of experts who have been in the industry for more than 20 years. Located 45 minutes from Auckland City, Skydive Auckland is located in Parakai.
Skydive Auckland (www.skydiveauckland.com)
The tallest building in New Zealand is located right in the middle of Auckland’s Central Business District. With a height of 328 metres, Auckland’s Sky Tower is an iconic feature of the city’s skyline and an adrenaline hub. Visit the bustling SKYCITY Plaza for an exciting experience. Whether you look or leap on top of New Zealand’s tallest building is up to you. While enjoying those epic 360-degree views of the City of Sails, you’ll face adrenaline-driven challenges without a handrail to keep you safe.
Sky Tower SkyWalk (ww.skyjump.co.nz/skywalk)
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