Prepare for a water spectacle like no other, as the Z Manu World Champs hits New Zealand this summer!

The Z Manu World Champs will be a grand celebration of a beloved kiwi pastime - the Manu or (dive) bomb, perfected by enthusiasts at wharves, pools and secret spots throughout the country. No one Manus like Kiwis and the Z Manu World Champs aims to prove it this summer!

The Z Manu World Champs are coming to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland with two official qualification long weekends at Karanga Plaza from Friday, 23rd February to Sunday 25th February and Friday, 1st March to Sunday 3rd March, followed by the Final on Saturday 9th March. An impressive purpose-built jump tower will pop-up in Karanga Plaza in search for 28 finalists across the two qualifying weekends.

Keen to rock up and just have some fun on the tower?

Join the Push Play MANU sessions happening from Monday, 26th February, to Thursday, 29th February, and then again from Monday, 4th March, to Thursday, 7th March from 3pm to 8pm each day. It’s your chance to embrace the thrill of Te Manu!

These sessions are open to everyone and absolutely free of charge. It’s a time for pure enjoyment and practice. The team will be there to ensure everyone’s safety, and it's all about creating a fantastic atmosphere. No judging here – it’s all about the joy of Manu!

However, if you aspire to become a World Champ, it’s time to take that next step. Register for a qualification heat, and you’ll be on your way to making your dreams come true.

Gather your friends, bring your enthusiasm, and come celebrate the essence of Te Manu – where legends take flight! See you there!

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Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 19 October 2023