Exciting Things to Do in Tauranga

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Tauranga, New Zealand

Exciting Things to Do in Tauranga for Thrill Seekers

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  • notsurewherehomeis
    Pleasanton, CA10 contributions
    Absolutely wonderful day, kayaking to the canyon, worth every penny. Our guide Josh had a great balance of humour, fun banter and intriguing information.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • TravellerPorirua
    Greater Wellington, New Zealand329 contributions
    It was a pleasure to do this event, It takes about 30 mins being older couple but youngsters can do much faster. Clean air and atmosphere.
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jennypenny
    18 contributions
    One of my regular walks and it never gets old....particularly gorgeous after a good amount of rain. Can be slippery in parts, but not unmanageable, and steep but absolutely worth it.
    Written 10 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Libby1975
    33 contributions
    Went as a group with a group of 14 year olds (plus an adult!) and had so much fun. The first couple of courses set you up for the harder levels and give you confidence the higher up the tree you go. Lots of laughter all the way ( to hide the fear!) and staff really helpful. Will definitely be back!
    Written 26 January 2021
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  • Emma
    5 contributions
    First ever Skydive and it won't be the last. Tristan and the team were amazing, nothing a problem. Sooo much fun
    Written 6 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rebecca B
    5 contributions
    Fun, fast, furious and fabulous!!! A great experience with a difference! A great way to see the Mount's beautiful surroundings
    Written 10 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • peterchristian888
    Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
    The simulator evening at the Aviator for our 19 managers was by far the best experience we’ve tried. The amazing authentic flying of Spitfires, trying to take out colleagues out over England in 1939, and the mind-blowing reality of the F18 fighter jet, will be hard to beat.
    Additionally the event environment (looking across the airstrip with an array of aircraft buzzing around and the state of the art Fire Rescue vehicle paying a visit), and the professional event set up, topped off all components of a first class team event or a mates/ or family get together. Craig and his other aviators, who are there to guide you as you scan the British (or French) countryside for prey to blow out of the sky, are a highly experienced and easy to follow.
    We’re planning more events there and have a few individuals heading back on their own….it’s very good value!
    Peter
    NZWIndows Group
    Written 13 August 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • LawrenceAhern
    Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
    Ray was a super great teacher! Had a great time out there and stood up on a few waves! He explained everything really well, will be back for more!
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • Tracey Thompson
    1 contribution
    Loved our trip out, crew were great, Skipper was very funny. Every effort was made to find the dolphins for us we went very far out and were lucky enough to find a pod of 80, plus the bonus of seeing a beautiful manta ray. Skipper very knowledgeable and it was obviouse he cared about the ocean environment. A very special family day out for us. Thankyou guys.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • jbellnz
    Cambridge, New Zealand12 contributions
    I can’t recommend these guys enough, they were great with my kids and made the whole trip smooth and fun for us all. My son has autism and they were fantastic with him, this really was the icing on the cake for me. They have a couple of options when it comes time to swimming with the dolphins so even nervous swimmers were looked after and were able to get into the water. Communication before and during the experience was clear and friendly and no unexpected surprises. What they said would happen, happened. An unforgettable family memory and one I’d like to repeat one day, A+
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • Kaylee
    1 contribution
    This was such an amazing experience! Nathan and cila were wonderful. Strongly recommend this to all. So great to see these beauties in their natural habitat! Thank you for a great day xo
    Written 17 December 2020
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  • Maria
    3 contributions
    Had an amazing time learning how to surf, even though I fell down a thousand times 😂 thanks Tom for your patience! I was very lucky to be the only one there so it was more like a private lesson 😁 totally recommended. Looking forward to keep practicing
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • Nathan
    1 contribution
    The 2nd Friday of the month social league are top notch!!!
    Great banter
    Plenty of newbies coming to try it
    1st timers half price
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Uhuru6948
    Wellington, New Zealand193 contributions
    Best to go with family or a group of friends.
    Phone first to check the weather, as it's not much fun if there's little wind.
    The operators are honest and tell you the truth.
    There are other activities at the same venue which are indoor and don't require wind!!!
    If you're a visitor ensure that you get accurate directions as it is a little hard to find the correct entrance to the complex.
    Written 27 May 2021
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  • 641joanne
    2 contributions
    Thank you for an awesome Kiwi experience at Mount Maunganui. Our International students loved all the activities on the beach and surfing was so cool :)
    Written 19 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.