Located 40 minutes south of Auckland, just past the Bombay Hills, Mercer is New Zealand's premier skydiving centre. Wait for the perfect day to jump out of a plane for an exhilarating ride and stunning views of Waikato.

If you don't make it in the air for a jump, drive west to Port Waikato. This is one of Auckland's great West Coast, black sand surf beaches and is a nice place to spend the day. The Mercer Cheese Factory is also nearby.