If you’re looking for unique Auckland-based adventures and events, that will make your Auckland trip to New Zealand extra special, simply continue reading to discover two thrilling activities and two world class events.
Top 4 Activities for a Unique Auckland Trip
Book an Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
Did you know that you can embark on a whale and dolphin safari from Auckland’s central business district? Should you choose to book a 4.5-hour cruise, you’ll be able to see a variety of marine life such as whales, dolphins and seabirds. Better yet, your chances of getting up close and personal with a dolphin or whale are high as you’ll be cruising through a protected conservation area.
America’s Cup Sailing Experience
New Zealand has a rich yachting legacy. In fact, Auckland hosted the prestigious America’s Cup yachting regatta in 2000 and 2003 and Team New Zealand took out the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000. While visiting Auckland, it’s well worth booking an America’s Cup Sailing Experience, which will give you the opportunity to race an actual America’s Cup yacht. If you’re keen, you’ll get to choose between a two-hour and a three-hour match race. Better yet, you can opt to help sail your yacht or sit back and enjoy the view of Auckland Harbor.
Attend the World Masters Games
If you’re a bit of a self-confessed sports fanatic, it’s well worth planning your Auckland trip to co-ordinate with the World Masters Games 2017, which is set to take place in Auckland this year. The World Masters Games will attract over 25,000 talented athletes from across the globe and will feature 28 sports and 48 different disciplines. So why not attend a few matches and support your home country?
You’ll also get to enjoy some of the sports on offer such as tennis, football, golf and swimming. You may also have the chance to learn about a sport that you’re unfamiliar with such as netball, orienteering and surf lifesaving. You may even fall in love with a new sport that you’ve never heard of before! If you’re interested in NZ private tours, it’s well worth including the World Masters Games into your itinerary.
Watch a Shakespearean classic come to life at the Pop Up Globe Theatre
Between February and May, you’ll be able to visit the Pop Up Globe Theatre, the world’s very first working replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In fact, Auckland’s Pop Up Globe Theatre is the same size as the real-life Globe Theatre and even boasts a 3-storey high Jacobean stage as well as private rooms, which come with butler service. The Pop Up Globe Theatre can be found at the Ellerslie Racecourse and is set to stage four plays “Othello”, “Much Ado About Nothing”, “As You Like It” and “Henry V”.
So, if you’re looking to create unforgettable memories while exploring Auckland and New Zealand, it’s well worth adding the above experiences and events into your travel itinerary!