The dads have spoken! We asked some Kiwi blokes what they wanted most this year and they’ve picked ‘adventure’. Here are our top 10 picks for an adventure-filled day for Dad.
Note: We recommend checking with individual venues for available activities and opening dates and times.
Across Country Quad Bikes – 2 Hour Adventure Quad
Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater ATV quad bikes through this awesome place on the wild West Coast. You will be amazed at what is around every twist and turn as you are guided through rainforests, riverbeds, grasslands, sand and mud. Feel the thrill of fresh air in your face and the excitement of riding ATV quads. Perfect gift for Dad this Fathers Day! Drivers must be 16 years or older. Passengers must be 8 years or older. All wet weather gear is provided and no experience necessary.
Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari
Spend 4.5 hours experiencing the diverse marine wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals and rare birds living in their natural habitat. Explore amongst volcanic islands with views of sandy beaches and hidden coves. Share special moments and close encounters with wildlife while capturing photos of rare birds, marine mammals and unique island views.
Drive a Super Car
This is your opportunity to take the wheel & drive some of the greatest Exotic Supercars on the planet! They offer Track Drive Experiences around Hampton Downs Raceway in Auckland driving some of the greatest Exotic Supercars on the planet. Whether Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin or Lotus- your dream just became a reality.
Queenstown Water Sport World
Water Sport World is situated at Fisherman’s Pier Frankton Marina on the shore of the beautiful Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. They offer everything a family needs for the complete experience on the water. From the adrenaline fuelled Jet Skis, Wakeboards, Waterskiing, Jetovator and Biscuits to the more sedate Boat Hires, Kayaks and Fishing we have something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Ferrymead Golf has a range of action options to make Father’s Day memorable! Golf may not sound adventurous on its own, but Ferrymead Golf not only have indoor and outdoor mini golf, a 9-hole course and a driving range, but you can add a side of adventure with the fantastic paintball arena!
Wellington’s Adrenaline Forest
7 great courses which progress you into the trees. Starting from 1m off the ground up to 31m in the canopy. Each course has a range of various challenges that build in height and difficulty as you progress. They have bridges, Nets to cross, barrels, swings and of course the most fun of all… Flying Foxes. Only 20 mins from the CBD and nestled in amongst 50 year old pine trees with fantastic views of the Porirua Harbour it is a great place to spend the day.
Papamoa Blokart & Drift Karts
Come and visit the home of blokart and have a blast on the land sailing machine, which has taken the world by storm. Super easy to use and great fun, these machines are awesome when the wind blows. blokart Recreation Park also has a new activity that is sure to impress. The all new electric Drift Karts are the latest attraction. These three wheeled machines are perfect for those of you looking for a bit of sideways fun!
Megabites Fishing Charter
They run fishing charters for Snapper and Kingfish all year round, departing from Westhaven Marina in Central Auckland. They have Half day, full day, extended full day and evening fishing trips to choose from depending on the amount of time you want to spend on the water and the species you wish to target.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
New Zealand’s, Kiwi Balloon Company’s flights take place daily from one of Hamilton’s Lakes. Kiwi Balloon Company flys the only commercial balloon in the North Island. They fly over the city, farmlands and the mighty Waikato River and on a lovely clear day you can see the mountains of Ruapehu, Pirongia, Te Aroha, and Taranaki. The scenery and stillness will take your breath away!
Rotorua River Rafting Adventure
River Rats rafting and kayaking adventures take you deep into the heart of 100% Pure New Zealand. Pack your sense of adventure and join us on the river for rafting experiences across grades two to five, including almighty waterfall drops, rushing rapids, and calm pools of recovery. Get white knuckle thrills on the grade 5 Kaituna Waterfall or Wairoa experiences or slow down the pace and bring the whole family (ages 5 and up for children) on our Rangitaiki grade two scenic expedition.