Activities

Sky Tower

A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump off the Tower!

Relax with a coffee and light refreshments at Sky Lounge or dine at Orbit - Auckland's only 360-degree revolving restaurant.

The Sky Tower is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof!

CONTACT DETAILS
Skytower
78 Victoria St W
Auckland
0800 759 2489
Adult $28.00, Child (6-14 years) $11.00, Children 5 years and under are free. Last tickets sold at 9.30pm

 


Sky Jump

SkyJump is one of New Zealand's most thrilling tourist attractions and one of Auckland's 'don't miss' experiences.

SkyJump can be described as Base Jumping, while attached to a wire – just like a movie stuntman! You'll fall very fast (approximately 85kph) for around 11 seconds, and then come to a very smooth landing in the Sky City plaza below.

Voted 'One of the best things to throw yourself off' - Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2009 guide!

CONTACT DETAILS
Sky Tower
Cnr Federal & Victoria Streets
Auckland
0800 759 586

 

Auckland Free Walking Tours

Auckland Free Walking Tours ­is one of the most convenient and insightful ways to explore the City of Sails. As an added bonus, because this organisation loves our beautiful city so much, there's no cost associated with the tour. A simple Koha or donation is recommended if you feel enlightened or enriched after experiencing one of our amazing Auckland Free Walking Tours.

All you need to do is turn up to the Queen's Wharf information kiosk at 10.30am, look for your friendly guide (they'll be holding a bright blue umbrella) and be prepared to embark on a 2.5- to 3-hour history lesson that traverses through Auckland's most important landmarks (and it's hidden gems). Taking off from Auckland's downtown, the walk heads up through Britomart Transport Centre, taking you through the city's pedestrian laneways and right up to the recently renovated Auckland Art Gallery. You'll then wander through the historic Albert Park and University of Auckland, before heading back down to Auckland's famous viaduct precinct and across Te Wero Bridge, concluding among the hustle and bustle of the always-interesting Silo Park.

For more information check out the Auckland Walking Tours website to stay up to date with this fantastic collective.

CONTACT DETAILS
89 Quay Street
Auckland
+64 21 477 781
Free

 


Auckland Adventure Jets

Auckland Adventure Jet is Auckland's supercharged thrill ride, 35 minute trips blasting around the harbour, seeing the city sights while getting an adrenaline pumping experience.

Enjoy exhilarating jet boat spins, tricks and sweeping turns on a 23 seater jet boat, powered by turbocharged and supercharged engines.

Jet boat trips depart hourly from Pier 3A on the Auckland waterfront, beside the Ferry Building at the bottom of Queen Street.

CONTACT DETAILS
Quay St, Pier 3A (beside the Ferry Building), Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Auckland
+64 21 379 155
0800 255 538 

 

Auckland Bridge Climb

Only AJ Hackett Bungy can offer you this level of access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge; and this is the one and only Bridge Climb in New Zealand, coming complete with your very own tour guide. Lasting for 1 1/2 hours, this climb will have you wondering whether to look at your feet or focus on the spectacular views.

AUCKLAND BRIDGE CLIMB
Here is your chance to be Spiderman. Spanning a harbour so beautiful it brings tears to the eyes of even the most hardened, this full clamber will have you clamouring for more.

CONTACT DETAILS

Westhaven Marina, Auckland CBD
Auckland
0800 286 4958

 


Ronan Keating

Touring in support of this his 10th studio album, aptly entitled Time Of My Life, Keating says: "This is the music I've always wanted to make. This is who I am and it feels absolutely right. To go out with all this new material, and playing guitar, will be so exciting. These songs were written for live performance."

His 10th studio album, Time of My Life (out now through Universal Music New Zealand) finds Ronan back at his very best - worldly wise, with a bevy of self-penned, heartfelt and revealing songs. 12 tracks that move between touching acoustic moments as felt on lead single 'Let Me Love You', to the anthemic 'Don't Think I Remember' and the second single to be lifted from the album, 'Breathe'. These are instantly affecting songs of celebration and emotion, of love and loss, and honesty.

CONTACT DETAILS

For complete tour and ticketing details including Meet & Greet and other VIP Packages, visit: livenation.co.nz.


 

KEY DATES

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30 Mar 2016

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPENS

31 July 2016

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSES

5 August 2016

ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION

27 June 2016

REGISTRATION OPENS

30 Sept 2016

EARLY BIRD CONCLUDES

3 - 4 Nov 2016

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