“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots, instead of feet.” ~ Rachel Wolchin
As humans, we seek novelty, variety, intensity and risk. This can only be achieved if we break out of our comfort zone and take a leap to explore a new destination and try new things. And, the desire to experience something new is driving thousands of tourists to Auckland, especially those who love the outdoors.
According to the New Zealand international travel and migration data, a record number of 824,000 visitors flocked to Auckland between December 2015 and February 2016, up 10.7% from the previous year. This figure made clear that tourism in Auckland is till the country’s top revenue earner.
Experts at Cruxton.com stated that such strong visitor influx is due to people leveraging the availability of cheap first class flight tickets, which has beneficial follow-on effects for both Auckland and New Zealand as a whole, creating more jobs and more money for the economy. This money is then used to develop better infrastructure, which only accelerates Auckland’s transformation to becoming an even more liveable city that it already is.
4 Thrilling Activities You Can Only Try in Auckland
- Jump off the Sky Tower: A 328 metres high observation and telecommunications tower, located at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in Auckland, Sky Tower is New Zealand’s highest base jump. The tower offers you truly captivating and heart pumping experiences. If you are not interested in a sky jump, you can experience an exhilarating SkyWalk on a 2m wide platform, with no handrail, but a rope, to enjoy breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
- Plunge off the Harbour Bridge: An eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitematā Harbour, Auckland Harbour Bridge connects the city and people of Tamaki Makaurau. This bridge is an iconic landmark, a true example of brilliant “artwork” illuminating the city’s vibrant, powerful and diverse culture. At the bridge, you can climb up, under and over, and finish your trip by taking a plunge off the Auckland Harbour Bridge, making it worth investing in those first class flight tickets.
- Abseil Down a Waterfall: Waterfalls in Auckland are highly impressive in themselves. Hay Creek Falls, Henry’s Reserve Waterfall, Hunua Falls, Lucas Creek Waterfall and Maketu Waterfall are the most popular destinations, set against stunning landscapes. The thrill is only enhanced when you take a plunge into the water below.
- Go on a Kayaking Tour: Kayaking is one adventure that has the ability to take you closer to nature than many other activities. And, no doubt, paddling a Kayak is exciting and fun too. If you are looking for the world’s most unique sea kayaking location, Auckland is definitely one place you can’t afford to miss. You can opt for sea kayaking tours that are suitable for people of all experience levels and will allow you to discover nature’s beauty at the sheltered waters of Auckland’s harbour.
But that’s not all, when in Auckland, you can indulge in cycling to experience the city’s fresh air and beautiful scenery, take an off-road driving adventure or go skiing indoors.
The adventure will never end when you book cheap business flights to popular fun destinations like Auckland & Dar Es Salaam.