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1. Explore the Marine Reserve

Hire a Clearyak and marvel at the beautiful marine life at Goat Island, a magnificent marine reserve in North Auckland. See a variety of fish including Snapper (tāmure), Red Moki (nanua) and Blue Maomao.

2. Jump off and walk around the Sky Tower

Get your heart pumping with SkyJump – New Zealand’s highest base jump – or the incredible SkyWalk, where you’ll walk around the exterior of the Sky Tower with nothing between you and the ground but a rope and a 1.2m - wide platform – this is extreme sightseeing at its best.

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3. Leap off the Harbour Bridge

Climb up, under and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The perfect way to finish – take the plunge off the Auckland Harbour Bridge with AJ Hackett Bungy, New Zealand's only ocean-touch bungy.

4. Go Skydiving

Freefall at a speed of 200+ km/hr at a thrilling 20,000ft with Skydive Auckland, the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand. Located in Parakai, only 45 minutes from central Auckland, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience.

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5. Zipline across the vines

Experience fun, excitement, laughter and adventure at EcoZip Adventures. You’ll zipline on three flying-fox ziplines followed by a walk along the eco-immersive forest. Located on beautiful Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

6. Cycle around the region

Combine exercise, fresh air and beautiful scenery with cycling and mountain biking around Auckland. Check out the best viewpoints in the city or, for something more adventurous, try some of the many mountain bike trails throughout the region.

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7. Tree Adventures

Challenge your confidence and fitness levels on a tree-top course with suspended obstacles and ziplines at Tree Adventures. Unleash your inner monkey while enjoying the amazing Woodhill Forest, located in West Auckland.

8. Go skiing indoors

Head to Snowplanet, Auckland’s only all-year indoor snow resort and test your ski or snowboard skills. There’s also tobogganing and tubing – great if you’ve got kids in tow – and a cosy restaurant and bar to refuel at afterwards.

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9. Rides and roller coasters

With more than 20 rides and attractions, there's something for all ages at Rainbow’s End theme park. If you’re a thrill seeker the Stratosfear and Fear Fall are just the ticket; if you’re after family-friendly rides you can’t go past the Log Flume and the Pirate Ship.

10. Get up close to the wildlife

Ever wondered how it feels to come face-to-face with predators? Then try swimming with sharks at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. If you’re not brave enough, go for an intimate on-the-ice encounter with the cute penguins.