Adventure thrills tour
Six of the best in 2 days
Weekend 19-20 Oct 2018
Over two days, experience six quite different thrills:
- white-water rafting
- cave adventure
- ATV offroad
- claybird shooting
Not only are these activities among the most popular, but also the specific operators are most highly-rated for their activities.
Plunging down the highest rafted waterfall in the world on a grade 5 river is awesome…
…but jetboating is more terrifying
Tree-canopy-ziplining is a no 1 rated activity on TripAdvisor
ATV offroad is not suprisingly one of the most popular of activities…
…but claybird shooting is, perhaps, surprisingly one of the top-rated of all activities.
Abseil a beautiful cave and see glowworms close up on this action adventure
The tour schedule and details
|Friday night||Arrive at your accommodation|
|9:30||Depart on the bus from English Cherry Tree Manor|
|10:00||45-minute jetboat ride. You can take your own camera, but at high speed, it will be difficult and you can lose it. The boat takes photos and video, which you can purchase for $35-$50.|
|12:15||Lunch snack and drink|
|12:30||Grade five river with 3 waterfalls and 14 rapids whitewater raft. 50 minutes is on the water. Training provided. Hear the Maori history of the river and experience 100% Pure New Zealand. Though you can’t take your camera, professional photos of your trip are provided for $10.|
|15:30||Light snack and drink|
|16:00||3-hour journey through a network of zip lines, swing bridges, walking trails and tree top platforms. Learn about conservation, rare & remarkable native birds and 1000-year-old trees in this untouched piece of New Zealand. You can take a camera that attaches to your body such as a GoPro. You can even hire a GoPro at this venue for $49.|
|20:30||Dinner at English Cherry Tree Manor. View the day’s photos and recall the experiences.|
|8:00||Depart on the bus from English Cherry Tree Manor|
|9:00||Cave adventure with abseiling, other rope work and glowworms in a beautiful cave. Photographs are taken by the guides and given to you for free.|
|13:00||Lunch snack and drink|
|14:00||20-minute all terrain vehicle(ATV) ride offroad. Take your own photos.|
|15:00||Claybird shooting. Experience the thrill of shooting at, and hitting, a moving target with a shotgun. All equipment is supplied as well as professional tuition. Take your own photos.|
|16:00||Return to English Cherry Tree Manor.|
|17:00||Drink and snack at English Cherry Tree Manor taking a moment to view photos, view videos and share memories of the weekend before departing.|
There is plenty of fun in the two days, but we take the strain as you rest while we bus you around the venues.
Either drive to the start location, which is English Cherry Tree Manor (Tamahere, Waikato), or take our bus from Auckland to the manor and then stay there. The bus returns to Auckland too.
Nothing is required of you except that you are at least 13 years old (there is no upper limit!), don’t weigh more than 120Kg and have reasonable agility (if you can get off the couch, that’s a good start!). You don’t need to be able to swim.
Bring some wet weather gear, a towel and a few sets of clothes to change into should you get wet, which you will on the white-water rafting.
Everything else is provided for you including wetsuits, specialist gear, snack lunches, dinner on Saturday night (at English Cherry Tree Manor) and breakfasts if you stay at English Cherry Tree Manor.
Cheers from Cat and Tess ( Aussie Charlie’s Angels)
Katrina Little, Australia