Auckland Adventures in the North Island

Auckland is the ideal spot to enjoy a holiday filled with sport, recreation and adventure. Famous for its breathtaking vistas, the city where bungee jumping was born is a thrill-seeker's paradise. If everyday life has become too humdrum for your liking, get cheap flights to Auckland today and get started on an exciting adventure.

Begin your adventure in the most exciting city of New Zealand’s North Island with the Auckland Bridge Climb. The tour begins with walking access to the innovative Auckland Harbour Bridge. As if the panoramic views weren’t enough, your guide will captivate your attention by pointing out astonishing architectural features of the bridge and sharing some fascinating secrets about the bridge. Once you’ve seen the sights and enjoyed the stories, you’ll learn exactly why this is the original home of bungee jumping as you take a plunge toward the harbour.

Excitement in the City of Sails doesn’t end at the harbour. Adventure seekers will definitely want to take a canyon tour through the nearby rainforests. Enjoy climbing, abseiling, jumps, slides and zip lines as you explore the unique terrain of New Zealand's North Island. Lovers of flora and fauna will be treated to sights unavailable elsewhere. Extreme explorers will particularly enjoy night tours where, equipped with a headlamp, you’ll join the climb and be treated to the awe-inspiring spectacle of canyon walls covered in glow worms.

During your stay in Auckland, you’ll also want to spend some time on the beach and in the water. Most of the beaches here are rocky and rough, but the vistas rank among the most splendid on earth. Hire a motorcycle and take an excursion down the coast. Several spots along the coast are perfect for hiking and exploration. Those who love to surf shouldn’t miss Muriwai Beach, famous for its beautiful black sand. If you enjoy parasailing and hang gliding or have always wanted to give these sports a try, take a trip down to Maori Bay. When westerly winds don’t comply for these activities, you can still enjoy the beautiful rock nesting area of wild gannets, and the surf here is reliable year round.

If you love being in the ocean, take time for scuba diving or swimming with dolphins during your stay in Auckland. Many boat tours in the area offer such attractions, and the experience is certainly worth it, and cruises in the Bay of Islands feature among the top attractions for anyone visiting Auckland.

Plenty of sporting fun can be found on Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland. Here, three white, sandy beaches slope gently into the Hauraki Gulf, an ideal area for swimming and kayaking. Hikers will enjoy the network of hiking trails crisscrossing the interior of the island. For an adventure back in time, you can take the Stone Battery walkway from the eastern end of Waiheke Island into a webbing of underground tunnels from World War II. Wine connoisseurs will prefer to stay above ground and enjoy a day touring local vineyards. A single day exploring the island probably won’t be enough, so consider renting a beach house or staying at one of the backpacker-friendly hotels.

Everyone deserves a chance at excitement and adventure. Why stay home and miss out on the most adventuresome holiday experience available? Once you book your flight to Auckland, you can begin to plan which of the area’s many adventures will be yours.