A Short Break
Needing to get out more is not usually a problem for kiwi self-proclaimed ‘adrenaline junkies’ however some seriously heart racing fun is not that far away in the Mighty Waikato. Base yourself in one place and take your pick of some of Waikato wildest rides…
Ever wanted to jump out of a plane? With views of both east and west coasts, Coromandel, Waikato River and Hamilton and Auckland cities and jumps from 7500 to 13000 feet, GoSkydive in Mercer has you covered. A great way to get the heart really pumping and tick off that ‘bucket list’ item!
Hampton Downs’ now famous Go Karts are a must do with two track configurations and modern Karts that reach speeds of up to 70kmh. Challenge your friends or family, and set your fastest lap time on the 530m Go Kart track. Just one of a number of very cool experiences at Hampton Downs for ALL ages.
Adrenaline junkies will love the opportunity to abseil 100m underground into amazing Lost World Cave followed by exploring the massive cave vaults. With 4 hour and 7 hour options for this cave, and many other ways to get underground with Waitomo Adventures – you are sure to have some great tales to share about your Big day underground!
Take a guided Black Labyrinth tour and float down an underground river and jump off subterranean waterfalls as you admire the glowworm-studded cave interior. Loads of fun for the young at heart and a great caving experience for the uninitiated!
Raglan is a unique and relatively unknown slice of Kiwi heaven. Raglan’s bohemian atmosphere and idyllic coastal setting makes it the perfect spot to while away an afternoon browsing amongst the boutique cafes and shops, having fun on the beach or kayaking on the harbour. While those with more adventurous activities in mind can take a short drive from the town to the beaches that make the area a surfing mecca, including Manu Bay home to one of the longest left-hand breaks in the world. Learn to surf with Raglan Surfing School.