Home to the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, Auckland in New Zealand is the type of place you’d go to just to bask in the beauty and serenity of nature. Dubbed the “City of Sails” because its harbor is often dotted with yachts and because it has more boats per capita than anywhere else, Auckland treats you to a combination of laid-back water activities and adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Sailing along Waitemata Harbour
The sparkling waters of the harbour is a must-see, and there are tons of ways to explore it. You can go on a sailing and dining cruise aboard a yacht, or on a kayaking escapade to observe the magnificent scenery along the way. Jet boating and horse treks along the beach make for an interesting experience too.
Observing the Waterfalls at Waitakere Ranges
Known for its incredible rugged terrain, the Waitakere Ranges brings you the finest in nature which includes black sand beaches, abundant wildlife and magical waterfalls. You can take a hike to see the Kitekite Falls and Fairy Falls and spend a night amidst the spectacular surroundings in the DOC camping grounds.
SkyJump at the SkyTower
There’s more to the City of Sails than the waters though. You can also experience thrilling adventures here such as the SkyJump at the SkyTower. Jump from 192 meters and get the adrenaline rush you’re craving for.
Bungy Jump at the Auckland Harbour Bridge
A different way to explore the Auckland Harbour Bridge, you can take a bungee jump all the way to the ocean any way you want – do it together with someone, have your ankles tied, or get dunked – it’s all up to you.