5 Ways to Enjoy Auckland Harbour

If you enjoy the sights, then Auckland Harbour is the place to be. Find out what it’s all about by fishing, taking a cruise, or just enjoying a picnic with family on the foreshore.

Auckland Harbour

Auckland Harbour, also known as Waitemata Harbour, is an open passage to the city of Auckland, and provides tourists as well as residents with numerous activities that are fun and life changing in its experience. If you enjoy being on the water or just like watching boats as they pass you by, the harbour will captivate you, and you will soon be coming back for more. For the tourist, there is so much to see and do, but like anything to do with the water, accidents can occur. It’s always recommended that you buy travel insurance before you depart for Auckland. When you arrive here, you will be amazed at all the activities the harbour has to offer.

One of the best ways to enjoy a day out fishing is by actually catching a fish without having to lie about the one that got away. This will definitely not be the case if you decide to take a fishing charter with professional fisherman who will guide you all along the way. With the latest equipment that will help to locate fish, you’re almost guaranteed success by the end of the day.

Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump
This crazy adrenalin sport called Bungy Jumping was started by a guy named AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand, and now it’s a world phenomenon. The Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump, operated by the original AJ Hackett Bungy, is well equipped to give you the ultimate thrill of your life. Getting up the courage to jump is the hardest part, but when you touch the water it is pure joy.


To really appreciate how beautiful the harbour is you really need to take a cruise and experience it yourself. Before booking a tour of the harbor, first think about what you want out of the whole cruise experience. There are so many options available to you. With organised boat cruises, you and your family can enjoy half-day, full day or overnight stay. You can combine a cruise on the harbour with bird watching, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, or just enjoy the sights with a glass of wine and dinner on board your chosen vessel.

Kayaking Tours
If you want to get closer to the water, explore the sea and nearby islands, and at the same time meet new friends, then you might like to try kayaking. Friendly tour guides are experienced ocean kayakers who will fill you in on safety and paddling techniques, so your level of experience doesn’t really matter. Transport, good quality equipment, and catering are supplied. It’s a great way to get close to nature.

For all the speed enthusiasts, you’re going to love going up to 100 km/h across the harbor in a jet boat as it does various tricks, spins, and slides. These are high-powered boats that are built for speed. It is a 40 minute ride of pure pleasure and exhilaration that will have you wanting more.

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