Outdoor fun in Auckland  

One thing that New Zealand has in spades is outdoor activities. There is simply no end to the things you can do in the great outdoors across the majestic country. In Auckland alone, there is a menu as long as your arm of fun ways to get in touch with nature. For the uninitiated, here are just a few of the possibilities.
Abseiling
Does roping up and down some of the world's most beautiful cliffs and mountains sound like a nice day out to you? Then why not do some abseiling in Auckland? The surrounding area plays host to limestone cliffs and waterfalls as high as 120 feet. If you'd prefer to stay in the city centre, you can do the Rocket Ropes: two towers on Tom Pearce Drive where you can climb, abseil and rappel.
Bungy Jumping
Auckland is a great place to overcome your fear of heights.
 
In the 1980's, a couple of young kiwis, AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch, set up New Zealand's first commercial bungy operation, with a jump from the historic Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown. Since then, New Zealand has become the home of bungy, with numerous other operators starting up.
 
All over the country you can leap from bridges, climbs, rail viaducts, specially made platforms perched on the edge of cliffs, and stadium roofs.
 
The Nevis bungy is the highest and involves an incredible 134-metre plunge. You can also take a leap off the Auckland Harbour Bridge against the backdrop of the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
 
In the Central North Island, just upstream from the Huka Falls, lies the Taupo Bungy - 47m (154 feet) above the Waikato River. You can choose to be dunked in the Waikato River below at the end of your jump.
 
Every day of the week locals and tourists alike enjoy the experience of a bungy among stunning landscapes. Bungy jumping remains one of New Zealand's most popular and renowned leisure activities.

 

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