When it comes to the cold winter months, many of us choose to stay inside in the warm over venturing out into the open. However, staying inside means missing out on all the fun outdoor activities that are just as exciting or even more exciting in the winter as they are in the summer. In the Waikato region, there is an abundance of adventures at the tip of your fingers and the team at Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton know just what to do to keep the blood flowing and the heart racing.
Below are 5 adventurous things to do in the Waikato region in winter, as recommended by Argent Motor Lodge:
Get your adrenaline pumping and experience the best views of the Waikato from above, with an exhilarating skydiving experience! Available all year round, GoSkydive NZ offers tandem skydives from heights of 13000 feet (45-50 seconds of freefall), 9000 feet (30 seconds of freefall) and 7000 feet (15 seconds of freefall). Located at Mercer Airport, GoSkydive NZ is just 1 hour from Hamilton and provides free pick up. Plus, you can currently get 20% off any tandem skydive with the promo code: GOSKYDIVENZ – available until 31st August 2019. Book through the GoSkydive NZ website here: www.goskydivenz.com
Go black water rafting
Brave it out in the Black Labyrinth with a black water rafting experience at the Waitomo Caves. This is the ultimate adventure, which includes floating down an underground river, leaping off subterranean waterfalls and basking in the view of the magnificent glowworms that inhabit the caves. Save $25 off your black water rafting adventure with the promo code: BWREB19 (until offers last). Book here: www.waitomo.com/experiences/legendary-black-water-rafting-co-black-labyrinth
Explore another world in the Lost World Cave, another Waitomo Caves adventure. Abseil 100 metres into a misty void surrounded by forest and strange formations, followed by a mysterious journey back to the surface. The entire activity takes approximately 4 hours so make sure that you have plenty of time up your sleeves, especially if you also wish to embark on the black water rafting adventure. The Waitomo Caves currently offers a free black water rafting pass when you buy your Lost World ticket, plus a free barista coffee at Adventures Café. So why not make the most of this awesome package deal?! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0800 924 866 to book. For more info, visit www.waitomo.co.nz
Make the most of one of the best cycling and mountain biking destinations in the world – the Waikato River Trails. Cycle alongside New Zealand’s longest river, through the beautiful native bush and across suspension bridges and hydro dams for the adventure of a life time. Hamilton makes up part of the Waikato River Trails and is the perfect place to base yourself for that particular leg of the journey. Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton offers cycle-friendly accommodation, with a safe space to store your bike overnight. For more information on the trails, visit www.waikatorivertrails.co.nz
Experience the Waikato River up close and personal in an exhilarating jet boat ride with CAMJET Jet Boat Tours! With a variety of packages available, you’ll be engaged in 15-35 minutes of pure joy as the V8 jet boat whisks you along the river at jaw dropping speeds – with 360 spins included. Situated in Cambridge, CAMJET Jet Boat tours depart from Riverside Park. Book now through their website: www.camjet.co.nz.
Award-winning Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton is perfectly located for those looking to participate in the above activities. Just under an hour’s drive to the Waitomo Caves adventures, an hour to the skydiving experience and only 22 minutes to the jetboating tours, you’ll find yourself ideally based to explore these activities and more. Don’t let the winter blues get you down, go adventure!
Book direct with Argent Motor Lodge to receive two complimentary continental breakfasts for the first morning of your stay. You can book direct via the Argent website www.argenthamilton.co.nz or via phone call 0800 275 676.
About Argent Motor Lodge:
Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous, world famous Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments with wheelchair-accessible facilities and fully equipped kitchens.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand
Phone: 0274 587 724