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Auckland Extreme sports & adrenaline

Our most recommended Auckland Extreme sports & adrenaline

Waiheke Island: Zipline and Native Forest Adventure Trip

1. Waiheke Island: Zipline and Native Forest Adventure Trip

Hosted on Waiheke Island, just 30 minutes by fast ferry from central Auckland, this 3-hour zipline adventure offers nature lovers a thrilling, state-of-the-art dual zipline flight over native forest. Enjoy a mini-tour of Waiheke's beaches, million-dollar properties, and boutique wineries en route to the zipline site, where you'll be geared-up for one of New Zealand’s most exciting eco activities. Soar along 3 dual ziplines, each more than 650 feet (200 meters) long. Glide smoothly, side-by-side with a partner or friend, over a working vineyard and stunning tracts of original and regenerating native New Zealand bush. Catch views of Auckland, Rangitoto, and the Hauraki Gulf, as you zip. On completion of the 3rd line, enjoy a spectacular interpretive walk back to the visitor center, while guides share stories of the local flora and fauna, and Maori and European history of Waiheke.

Auckland: 9000, 13000, 16000, or 20000-Foot Tandem Skydive

2. Auckland: 9000, 13000, 16000, or 20000-Foot Tandem Skydive

Enjoy a scenic flight above Auckland as you reach altitude. When the plane gets to 20000ft, 16000ft, 13000ft or 9000ft (depending on which altitude option you book), the door will open. Strapped to your tandem instructor, freefall for up to 85 seconds with New Zealand's stunning backdrop. Reach a speed of up to 200km/hr and it will feel like you are flying. Enjoy the serenity of a beautiful parachute with amazing views in every direction.  Take part in an exhilarating, fun and safe skydiving experience. Then, relive the entire experience over and over with your one on one photo and video package available to purchase on the day. Based in Parakai, it is an easy 45-minute drive from Auckland City. Want to bring a support crew? The viewing deck is perfectly positioned so your friends and family can watch you land!

Ardmore: Auckland and Rangitoto Scenic Flight

3. Ardmore: Auckland and Rangitoto Scenic Flight

The best way to appreciate this amazing city is from above. Join Air Auckland for breath-taking views, soaring above the Harbour Bridge, central city, Sky Tower, Mt. Eden, Devon Port, Whitford Forrest, flying over Rangitoto Island, and long the bays back to Ardmore Airport. The perfect anniversary or birthday present for your loved one, or treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime. This 45-minute scenic flight experience is sure to surprise including unique views of: Harbour Bridge, Central city Sky Tower Mt. Eden Devon Port Whitford Forrest Rangitoto Island All along The Bays The perfect anniversary or birthday present for your loved one, or treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime.

Auckland: Auckland City & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Flight

4. Auckland: Auckland City & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Flight

Delight in a 45-minute scenic flight offering the best of both worlds: the natural splendor of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and the iconic urban skyline of the city of Auckland. Take off from Waiheke Airport, nestled among the vineyards, and instantly get amazing views of Waiheke Island’s coastline, beaches, and many vineyards. Follow the coastline before breaking off to track toward Auckland. Admire fantastic views of Motuhie and Browns Islands before cruising past downtown Auckland. In the city, enjoy a half-orbit of the famous Sky Tower to take some awesome photos. Then, fly past the Harbour Bridge, Davenport Naval Base, and North Head Volcano. Next, marvel at New Zealand’s youngest volcano, Rangitoto, and peer into its crater as you are flown just 500 feet (152 meters) above its summit. Finally, head back to Waiheke to land.

Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine and Food Tasting with Flights

5. Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine and Food Tasting with Flights

Board your flight from Ardmore Aerodrome and enjoy views of the beautiful scenery and local landmarks before arriving at Waiheke Island. Adjacent to the airfield is the Batch Winery, where you can sit back, unwind and enjoy the luxurious surroundings. A fabulous 3-course meal and premium wine tasting will be served while overlooking the vineyards and views of Auckland from the highest point on the Island. Your driver will show you the beautiful island landscape while driving back to the ferry terminal, on your way back to downtown Auckland. With lots of tranquil waters and white sandy beaches surrounding you, this unique experience will surpass your expectations.

Takapuna: Race Car Simulator Experience Entry Ticket

6. Takapuna: Race Car Simulator Experience Entry Ticket

New at Thrillzone: Our DX Race Simulator! Ever wanted to experience the thrill and excitement of driving a race car? Wait no more! Our Simulator will transport you right into adrenaline and drama of real track racing! Hold tight for one of our many different tracks and discover the fun of accurate and true-to-life sudden traction loss, triple strip effect, oversteer, rise and rolls, shunts, bumps and more. With a powerful dual-motor force-feedback mechanism and helical gearing, our G29 steering wheels provide you with a smooth simulation, weight shift and drifting to help you feel every turn in the road. You need to be quick, you need to be fierce and you need to respond with precision as you tear up the tracks! Challenge yourself and your friends to find out who is the fastest and beat the track record! Don’t live life in the passenger seat! Come along and put your skills to the test!!!

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What people are saying about Auckland

It was my dads christmas present, he never mentioned to me that he’s never done skydiving before so I thought it was gonna be an awesome memory especially if his sister was going he would be even more grateful. They had a very good and fun experience they never thought they would be doing. Overall my dad and Aunty had the time of their lives. Thank you Auckland Skydive will come again

We had the best time enjoying the beauty of Waiheke Island while ziplining! Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable and made our experience memorable- a perfect way to see the nature of the island while soaring through the air!

A load of fun and well worth doing while on the island. Guides are excellent and very professional - would definitely recommend!

It was great, very organised and helpful team. The whole family had a great time.

Amazing experience and a great way to see the country!!