The greatest thing about Auckland's extraordinary variety is there’s an adventure to suit everyone. Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most vibrant city, offering an exciting array of cosmopolitan experiences and plenty of adrenaline for adventure lovers.
Get your adrenaline rushing with a jump from the Sky Tower! At 192 metres tall it’s New Zealand’s highest jump. The elevators will whisk you up to the platform where you walk to the edge, look down and jump off! Controlled by a wire, you’ll feel as though you’re flying and it will take about 11 seconds to reach the ground travelling at 85kmph. After your jump, take time to visit the Main Observation Level and enjoy the panoramic views of the city.
Catch the ferry to Devonport, just across the harbour from Downtown Auckland. One of the city's oldest suburbs, with its picture postcard Victorian villas, pretty beaches and stylish shops, Devonport is a great place to visit. Glide to the top of the extinct volcanoes, check out the Military forts of the 1880's, be gob-smacked by the awesome views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf and experience the sheer joy of riding a Segway. (Training provided). Explore Devonport, grab a coffee and take the ferry back to Auckland.
Participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht. The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional "yachties", NZL 40 and NZL 41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand prix racing machines. Board the famous NZL40, or NZL41, and take the helm; feel the powerful winds drive the magnificent beast across the Waitemata Harbour. Expend energies on the grinders and winches to manoeuvre the massive sails to the maximum advantage. This is a unique opportunity to participate in sailing a grand prix racing machine, even if you decide to sit back and just enjoy the ride. No experience is necessary.
In Piha in the Waitakere Ranges, suit-up in full length wetsuits, harnesses and helmets – the idea of spending the day exploring your way through steep mountain streams becomes a pleasing reality. This canyon has a series of waterfalls separated by pools and great views down the valley. A beautiful waterfall slot canyon, loads of jumps, caves and natural rock pools!
Best of all, all the caves and jumps are optional… you choose the level of adventure for yourself! A no-rush explore at your own pace adventure to gain access to hidden pools and mysterious water sculptured gorges. The beauty of the canyon almost defies description! The trip finishes at Piha Beach, famous for its black sand. Lion Rock is a great view point if you still have energy to burn before heading back to the central city.
- Category: Adventure Holiday
- From: Auckland to Auckland
- Duration: 4 Days
- Valid: 10 Mar 2016 to 30 Apr 2017
- Tour Code: SBAKL4A
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- Day1 On arrival, please make your way to your hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the ‘City of Sails’.
- Day2 This morning catch the ferry to Devonport for a guided Segway tour. In the afternoon, an America’s Cup sailing adventures
- Day3 Half day canyoning adventure in the morning. SkyJump in the afternoon
- Day4 Make your way out to the airport for your onward flight
Short Break Inclusions
- 3 nights’ accommodation at SkyCity Hotel Auckland
- Return ferry tickets to Devonport
- Segway tour
- America’s Cup sailing experience
- Half day canyoning trip (approx 5.5 hours)
- Auckland Sky Tower jump
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Short Break Small Print
Valid for the following travel periods:
- 10th March 2016 to 30th September 2016 (NZ $1124 pp)
- 1st October 2016 to 30th April 2017 (NZ $1276 pp)
Accommodation & activities are offered subject to availability at the time of booking. A credit card deposit is required to secure a booking. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I want check availability on this short break what do I do?
Relaxing Journeys needs to confirm availability and provide you with an emailed quote based on the number of people travelling & room type. Select your start date on the right and complete our 'Request Quote' form and one of our tour consultants will be in touch within 24 hours (during business hours).
Isn't it cheaper just to book it all ourselves?
You won't pay more by booking your short break holiday with Relaxing Journeys. We have access to discounted industry rates and special deals, only available to those in the travel trade. So the amount we make on each short break, is the difference between these rates and retail rates that you would pay if you booked it all yourself. Of course, you also get peace of mind that all is organised professionally and you get our fantastic service thrown in! There will be occasions where a property may release a 'walk in' deal that may better our quote, however our prices are the best available at the time of booking.
What happens after I 'Check Availability'?
Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.
Can I book this short break if I'm not in NZ, and how do I pay?
We welcome bookings from anywhere in the world. You can see how much each package is using our currency converter on this page. Only the New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) prices on this site are accurate. Prices in other currencies have been converted for your convenience, and are there to help you to compare to your own currency. All of our New Zealand tours are charged in New Zealand Dollars. Your credit card company will convert the amount paid from your currency into NZD automatically for you.
Can I book things like internal flights & car hire to go with my short break if it's not included?
Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish - or you can just book the short break 'as is', and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking 'Confirm Availability' on the right of this page.
What about airport transfers? If not, what would you recommend we do on arrival?
The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
What happens once I have booked my short break?
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a 'Short Break Voucher' shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
What happens once I have booked my short break?
Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure - 25%
21-10 days prior to departure - 35%
9 days or less prior to departure - 50%
Why should I book this short break with Relaxing Journeys?
That's a no-brainer! All of the short break holidays on our website are exclusive and unique to Relaxing Journeys. We are New Zealands' leading inbound touring specialist, with an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and it's regions. Our expertise will ensure your New Zealand holiday is second to none, and we have locals on the ground in NZ in case anything needs attending to while you are here.