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5 Hidden Gems in Auckland Perfect For Adventurous M’sian Couples!


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Going on an adventurous vacation with your SO is one of the best ways to put that much-wanted spark into your relationship. It gives you lifelong memories, lets you know each other better and couples who adventure together, stay together, kan? And if you’re looking for an adventure destination with your partner, we highly suggest the fantasy-like Auckland, New Zealand!

Unfamiliar with Auckland? Then here are a few underrated activities you and your partner can do in this beautiful city!

1. Climb the Mount Eden volcano!

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You can view Auckland’s skyline from Mount Eden’s peak!

Mount Eden (also known as Maungawhau) is a dormant volcanic cone near central Auckland and is the city’s highest natural lookout point! In addition to enjoying its breathtaking views, you can walk up one of its 15-minute trails to find a 50-meter-deep crater which formed after the volcano erupted 28,000 years ago! You can also do the following here:

  • Learn about the site’s history as a Māori village.
  • Explore its pā terraces and food-storage pits from the former settlement.
  • Mingle with native birds and plants in the spacious Eden Garden.


2. Get a dose of Vitamin Sea at the Piha and Karekare beaches!

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Piha Beach’s famous Lion Rock.

Due to its abundance of dormant volcanoes, Auckland is known for black sandy beaches formed by the lava created by these volcanoes. One of these pristine beaches is Piha, which is a 40-minute drive away from the city. Here, you can:

  • Go canyoning through Piha’s various canyons, waterfalls and pools.
  • Get your surf’s up with the beach’s powerful waves. (Beginner surfers can hit up Piha Surf Academy for lessons.)

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The Opal Pool Stream Cascade at Karekare Falls.

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Get this stunning view from the cliffs of Karekare Beach!

Opting for somewhere with less crowds and more muted activities? Pun boleh at the Karekare Beach! Karekare is only 10 minutes away from Piha and features large cliff headlands, sand dunes and overall Insta-perfect scenery! Here are the things you can do here:

  • Go for a hike to get a gorgeous view of the Opal Pool Stream Cascade.
  • Unwind and have a picnic at Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.


3. Enjoy caving at your own pace at Nikau Cave & Cafe!

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Glowworms inside of Nikau Cave.

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Nikau Cave & Cafe.

Wanna do something while getting away from the sun? Then why not head over to Nikau Cave and Cafe? Featuring a glowworm cave 90 minutes away from Auckland, this establishment offers you a more personal and unhurried tour along a riverbed with illuminating light stones! At Nikau, you and your partner can:

  • Explore the many formations in the main cavern including stalactites, stalagmites and massive pillars.
  • Marvel at the glowworms hanging from the ceiling as they glitter like a starlit night sky.
  • Head over to Nikau Cafe to enjoy some coffee made from freshly-grown beans once you’re done caving.


4. Pump your adrenaline at the Sky Tower!

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Sky Tower visitors going for a SkyWalk.

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New Zealand’s tallest tower offers more than just Insta-worthy views; the Sky Tower also has exciting activities in store for thrillseekers! If you and your partner are in the mood for something more intense, then here are the things you can do here:

  • Go for a SkyWalk along the tower’s platform and try various heart-pumping techniques without any rails to cling onto.
  • SkyJump off of the tower and fall headfirst from the daunting height of 192 metres.


5. Hang out with some sharks at SEA LIFE Aquarium!

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Take a unique plunge by going for a Shark Cage Adventure at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium! As the name implies, you can get up close and personal with sharks and hundreds of other sea creatures from within an underwater cage! Here are some of the things you can enjoy from this one-of-a-kind experience:

  • Come face-to-face with aquatic predators including the Wobbegong, Broadnose Sevengill Sharks and a wide array of stingrays.
  • A specialised training session by one of their experienced guides. No prior diving experience is necessary!
  • A hot drink at the end of your session to unwind after an exhilarating experience.


Tempted to hop on a flight headed to Auckland with your SO right now? Not so fast, adventurers! First, you’ll need nothing less than the best deal on international flights! Luckily, airasia has just the right offer for thrill-seeking couples!

For a limited time only, enjoy lower fares for flights to Auckland via the airasia Super App!

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From 7 to 13 August 2023, travellers can book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland (via Sydney) with fares from as low as RM1,199! And with a travel period up to 31 March 2024 and up to three weekly flights to Auckland, you and your partner will have a wide window to sort out your Auckland adventure!

Wanna get all of the above activities on your Auckland holiday checklist? Or maybe you wanna substitute or add something to your itinerary? The possibilities are endless once you book your flight with the airasia Super App!

Speaking of your flight, you can also upgrade your flying experience with a Premium Flatbed from as low as RM5,029! Because why not get comfortable on your flight before and after a high-energy adventure with your SO, kan?

And there’s more than just flights to Auckland! The airasia Super App has countless deals all year round for things from flights and hotels to e-hailing rides and shopping. So don’t miss these awesome deals and download the airasia Super App now via the below links!:

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