Pride of Auckland
Pride of Auckland offers a range
of trips on glamorous 50ft yachts, from the 45-minute Sailing Experience
(adult/child $48/26) to full-day tours (one to 12 people, $911 to $2520). Includes
free entry to the National Maritime Museum.
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Sail NZ heads out on genuine
America's Cup yachts (adult/child $140/110, two hours). This experienced and highly
regarded outfit also offers daily Whale & Dophin Safaris (adult/child
$140/100); dolphins are spotted 90% of the time and whales 75%.
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Sky Screamer involves being strapped into a seat and reverse-bungied 60m up in the air. Should you hurl, rest assured – you can get a video of it.
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Sky Jump is an 11-second, 85km/h base wire jump from the observation deck of Sky Tower. It’s more like a parachute jump than a bungy and it’s a rush and a half.
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The Sky Tower offers an ever-expanding selection of pant-wetting activities. If you thought the observation deck was for pussies, Sky Walk involves circling the 192m-high, 1.2m-wide outside halo of the Sky Tower without rails or a balcony – but with a safety harness (they’re not completely crazy).
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AJ Hackett Bungy & Bridge Climb
The wise men of bungy, AJ Hackett Bungy & Bridge Climb offer the chance to climb up or jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Both the 40m bungy leap and the 1½-hour guided tour along the arch (with a harness attached to a static line) cost $120.
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Snowplanet is a winter wonderland that allows every day to be a snowy one, with indoor skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. It’s just off SH1, 8km south of Orewa.
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