Who says you can't work out and have fun? If you are looking for a workout that combines strength training, agility, stability, yet a conventional run or workout routine at the gym just doesn't quite get your adrenaline rushing, look no further.
Birkenhead Leisure Centre
Birkenhead Leisure Centre has everything you need. Their 216 square metre rock wall also comes with a pool and gym facilities at the leisure centre, so you can extend your day of climbing. There are 26 lines of varying difficulty to cater to everyone’s ability, as well as a massive six-metre overhang section for sports climbing enthusiasts. As always, the staff are super professional and always around to ensure your safety, even when you are hanging upside down six metres off the ground.
Clip ‘N Climb
Mt Eden, Albany
What do you get when you cross a theme park with a rock climbing centre? Why Clip 'N Climb Mount Eden and Albany of course! They take creative climbing to a whole next level. You’ll be overcome by an explosion of colours, shapes, and themes—there are striped blow up walls, timed walls, stained glass walls, glow in the dark walls, ropes, poles, ladders, and more. It's a party. You won't even need a partner with their auto belay system. For those keen to get more adrenaline rushing, they even have a vertical drop slide and a bunch of other fun adventures to keep you entertained while you rest between climbs.
Rounding up the list, we present you with the largest bouldering venue in Auckland. Northern Rocks boasts a range of professionally designed routes, fit for complete beginners as well as long-time professionals. Even better, the gym regularly hosts yoga classes, climbing workshops, and offers fresh apples – all for free! They also have a weight lifting and workout area for those looking to break a few more sweats. The staff is super friendly and always happy to give tips. There is also a real sense of community here, perfect for striking up a conversation and meeting your next climbing buddy. While you are here, don't forget to say hey to the gym pup Meg, a black lab who can often be seen lounging around the couch areas sniffing for snacks.