Adventure Lover

  • Over 40 adventure experiences from across New Zealand for them to choose from. (scroll down to see all experience options)
  • Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase
  • Experiences in this gift are for 1 or 2 people
  • The average retail price of the experiences offered in this gift is $414
  • Recipients can choose one of the listed experiences in this pre-paid gift

Adventure Lover

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$409.00 NZD

Adventure lover is our premium adventure gift – perfect for those that love to get outdoors and love a bit of excitement and adrenaline in their life.

  • Over 40 Adventure experiences from across New Zealand for them to choose from. (scroll down to see all experience options)
  • Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase
  • Experiences in this gift are for 1 or 2 people
  • The average retail price of the experiences offered in this gift is $414
  • Recipients can choose one of the listed experiences in this pre-paid gift

Below are all the experience options included in this gift. You can sort regionally or view the whole nationwide list by selecting "All Regions".

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Thrilling Zipline tour on Bob's Peak above Queenstown
$399 NZD

Soar from tree to tree on 6 Ziplines, connected by 12 suspended tree platforms!

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Queenstown
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Ziptrek Ecotours

Join Ziptrek Ecotours for a spectacular and fun zipline adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola Hill.

You will begin by meeting your guides, then being fitted with a harness and helmet before ziplining from treehouse to treehouse going all of the way to the bottom of Bob's Peak mountain.

The ziplines are gravity fed, so you don't have to worry about controlling your own speed - the guides take care of that. Instead, just take in the thrill of Ziplining in these stunning surroundings!

Two tour guides will accompany the minimum 2, maximum 10 guests per tour. There is one guide to connect (launch platform) and one guide to disconnect (landing platform) each and every guest.

You will finish your tour at the base of the gondola in front of the Kiwi Birdlife Park.

The educational component provides a unique insight into the surrounding environment and local area including Maori mythology.

Some tour facts and figures:

  • 6 ziplines including the world's steepest tree to tree zipline
  • 20 minute downhill walk through native beech forest
  • 12 aerial tree top platforms
  • Longest zipline distance: 300 m (984 ft)
  • You'll reach speeds of up to 70 kph (44 mph)
  • The highest treehouse is 8 storey's high - that's over 25 m (82 ft)

 

Please note: This tour stats near the top terminal of the Queenstown Gondola. This is not included in the package and you'll need to buy your uplift tickets from the gondola terminal.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We love an environmentally responsible tourism operator, not only do they focus on educating their visitors about the natural environment, Ziptrek Ecotours are also Queenstown's first Carbon neutral tourism business. They also hosted our very own 72 Year old Zipline Granny to help her on her mission to tick off all of the Zipline tours in NZ, see Zipline Granny in action in the image gallery!

Middle Earth Banquet Tour and Ultimate Zipline Experience
$399 NZD

Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set before feasting on an unforgettable Hobbit feast in the Green Dragon pub, followed by a lantern-lit stroll through Middle-Earth. Then fly like a bird on Rotorua’s Ultimate Canopy Tour deep in untouched native forest.

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Rotorua
7 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Canopy Tours

Experience a unique Hobbiton tour with a delicious banquet at the Green Dragon Inn and see Middle earth by lit up with lanterns. Then travel on to Rotorua for an unforgettable time exploring untouched native forest as you fly on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, tree top platforms and more. Your two passionate guides will make you laugh and bring the forest to life as you become part of their forest restoration story.

 

Middle Earth Banquet Tour

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set as you have never seen it before with a guided tour through The Shire at dusk. Making the most of the remaining daylight, your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre site, recounting fascinating stories and anecdotes about the trilogies. The tour concludes at The Green Drago Inn with a complimentary beverage of the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. You will then be moved through into The Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be heaving with traditional Hobbit fare and, as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of The Shire. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and handheld lanterns will be provided amongst the guests to help light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up, with Hobbit Hole chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing in the darkness.

Experience summary:

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk
  • Your first Hobbit Southfarthing beverage upon arrival in The Green Dragon Inn
  • A two course banquet feast served inside The Green Dragon Inn fit for a Hobbit
  • Additional drinks available to purchase throughout the night
  • A lantern-lit walk through the movie set under moonlight
Ultimate Zipline Experience

TripAdvisor declared Rotorua Canopy Tour's Ultimate Experience the 11th best experience in the WORLD in 2021. That's pretty high praise!

You need to allow yourself 3.5 hours to experience this activity which is surprisingly suitable for almost everyone.

After meeting at their base on the outskirts of Rotorua where you meet you guides who ooze professionalism and fun times, you'll be transported up to a magical forest that appears to have been lost in time. You'll immediately be struck with how you feel as you are transported to another world full of amazing trees, ferns, smells and noise.

Perhaps the most impressive feat by the team at Canopy Tours is over the past 10 years they have removed all the possums and rats from this once unloved and forgotten slice of New Zealand forest and restored it to a pest free environment - so much so that you can spot many bird species and in an amazing highlight of the expereince, even handfeed wild robins.

The experience consists of 6 ziplines for a total of 1.2 kilometres. They vary from shooting you through tight gaps in the forest layer to giant swooping flights through deep forested valleys. There is even a 400 metre tandem line so you can race you partner....but this tour is so much more than an adreneline rush.

In addition there are a number of suspended bridges that span wide valleys, floating staircases and one of the highlights - the 50 metre high cliff walk - that appears seemingly out of no where as you arrive perched high on it after a zipline flight out of the forest canopy.

It's a truly special experience, suitable for anyone with a okay level of fitness. It operates in all weather but does suspend operations when high winds exist.

Skydive from 16500ft over the Bay of Islands!
$399 NZD

Take a thrilling leap of faith & enjoy freefalling & then floating back to earth from 16500ft above the Bay of Islands

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Northland
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Bay of Islands

First, you'll cruise up to 16,500ft and soak up scenery of all 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. The spectacular views of turquoise water, golden beaches and lush countryside are guaranteed to take your breath away.

You’ll sit on the edge of the plane, the anticipation will build as you prepare to exit and then jump! Reaching speeds of up to 200km per hour, experiencing the thrill of freefall is something you’ll never forget.

After an insane 70 seconds of freefall you’ll then float under canopy before landing back at the drop zone, or at an alternative landing area. You’ll be buzzing long after your feet touch the ground!

15000 feet of the most scenic freefall you may ever encounter!
$399 NZD

Feel anticipation build as you don the gear & take to the skies before making the leap & enjoying a 15,000 foot Skydive over Wanaka

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Wanaka
1 hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Wanaka

Take on this epic 15,000 foot skydive over the beautiful Wanaka area. With up to 60 seconds of free fall you're sure to have plenty of time to adjust to the adrenaline & soak it all in.

Your skydive experience starts with a safety briefing at Skydive Wanaka's very own cabin of adventure!

Once you’ve checked in, you get to meet your skydiving instructor. Your instructor has many thousands of skydives under their belt and is ready to ensure you have the best skydive.

You take to the skies in an orange & white skydive plane – a Cessna Caravan, offering a comfortable, quick flight to altitude and maximum opportunity to take in the jaw-dropping views on the way up to your skydive altitude.

Move toward the plane’s now-open door, securely harnessed to your highly-qualified tandem skydiving instructor… pause on the edge, then… SENSORY OVERLOAD! You’re flying through the air at 200kph! You’re not falling – you’re flying and the view is truly INCREDIBLE. Your adrenalin is flowing as your senses try to process the intensity of the experience.

Your parachute activates. You enjoy the view as you float – exhilarated – toward the ground.

Your feet touch the earth. You’re safely back on the ground after a smooth landing at the Skydive Wanaka dropzone.

Take a moment to take in what you just did…

You just did something that makes no sense – you jumped out of a plane thousands of feet in the air. But now you understand why skydiving is so special, why it actually makes all sorts of sense.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Having done a few skydives in our time, the team at Chuffed agree the rush of jumping out of a plane is one of the most thrilling experiences you can do! Once you have done the hard work & taken the leap, all that is left to do is catch your breathe & soak it all in as you float back down to earth.

Floatplane flight over Tarawera eruption trail to Lakeside Hot Pools
$399 NZD

Take a Seaplane flight over the Tarawera eruption trail before landing on Lake Rotoiti & enjoying lakeside hot pools

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Rotorua
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Volcanic Air

Take off from the lakefront of Rotorua and fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory, Mount Tarawera.

Gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape. From Mount Tarawera to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, view the eruption trail and surrounding Lakes district whilst enjoying informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide, continuing your experience on your floatplane scenic flight, fly towards lake Rotoiti.

Landing on the lake you’ll taxi to the pier where you disembark, your Eden awaiting. Only accessible by water, the hot pools are in a secluded bay on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Seemingly disconnected from the world, this is where you’ll spend 90 minutes, with your only concerns being which pool to experience next.

Take your time soaking, cool off in the lake, rest a bit on a lounger and repeat before returning to the Rotorua City Lakefront.

TOUR INCLUDES
35 minute flight with views of Mount Tarawera, Crater Lakes , Waimangu Volcanic Valley and 90 minutes at the Rotoiti Hotpools

Jetboat Sprints, Ultimate Offroad and Clay Target Shooting
$399 NZD

Jetboat sprints, ultimate off road adventure and clay Target shooting. A truly adventurous trio!

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Queenstown
Allow 3 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Oxbow Adventure Co

Not satisfied until you’ve tried them all? Then this one is for you! Enjoy the buzz of flying around a custom-built Jet Sprint course, strap in for a ride in the one-of-a-kind Ultimate Off-Roader and go places no other vehicle in the world can go, then test your aim with Clay Target Shooting on a specially designed compact sporting field.

The 4-Seater Jet Sprint Boats carries Oxbow's professional driver and three passengers. They operate on a custom-built Jet Sprint course with a series of islands to navigate around. Accelerating at an incredible 0 to 100km in only 2.5 seconds, your expert Jet Sprint Boat driver will negotiate you around Oxbow's very own racetrack before you've had a moment to catch your breath.

The Ultimate Off-Roader is a 4-Seater, which carries our trained professional driver and three passengers. The off-roaders are 4WD, 4-wheel steer, and an extremely low centre of gravity, allowing them to practically go anywhere. You'll suit up in our off-roader kit, helmet and protective gear before strapping into the custom-designed vehicle for the off-road experience of a lifetime.

The custom-designed compact sporting field is equipped with eight automatic clay target throwers to suit all abilities; it also includes the run-away rabbit across the ground (don't worry, it's not the real thing!).

Epic 15,000ft Skydive at Mount Cook
$399 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure 15,000 feet in the air with stunning views over the South Island.

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Mount Cook
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Mount Cook

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 15,000 feet in the air with the most astonishing views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook & Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Tekapo.

Located in Pukaki and boasting some of the country’s most epic scenery. Skydive Mt Cook offers quintessential South Island views: snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Freefall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer.

In tandem skydiving, you are paired with a professional tandem master who looks after you every step of the way. You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph).

Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the South Island with breathtakingly beautiful mountainous views. You'll feel the freedom of flying over the beautiful South Island - some of the most incredible scenery on earth is found right here. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 15,000ft Tandem skydive is the most popular skydive in Mount Cook. This is the ultimate skydive package.

  • Up to 60 seconds freefall!
  • 15-20 minute flight to altitude
  • 3-4 minute flight under canopy
  • Spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook & Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Tekapo

 

Epic 16,500ft Skydive over Franz Josef & Fox Glacier
$399 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure 16,500 feet in the air with spectacular South Island views of mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean.

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Franz Joseph
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 16,500 feet in the air with the most astonishing views of the South Island amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views.

Skydive Franz & Fox has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. On this spectacular skydive you'll see mountains, the Tasman Sea, glowing glaciers, mirror lakes and braided river beds - Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful place on earth!

Tandem skydiving is the fastest, easiest and safest way for an inexperienced skydiver to enjoy the thrill of jumping out of a plane, free falling through the sky at 200kph/120mph and floating safely to the ground under a parachute. The system includes a harness and parachute system for both the passenger and the instructor to share, so you can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your instructor has everything under control.

You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph). Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the South Island with breathtakingly beautiful mountainous views. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 16,500ft Tandem skydive is the most popular skydive in Franz Josef. This is the ultimate skydive package.

  • Up to 70 seconds freefall!
  • 20 minute flight to altitude
  • 3-5 minute flight under canopy
  • Epic views of the Westland & Aoraki/Mt Cook National Parks

 

Full Day Canyoning Tour in the Coromandel Hills!
$399 NZD

Sleeping God Canyon tour with waterfalls, abseiling, lunch & snacks in Coromandel.

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Coromandel
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Canyonz
This is truly canyoning, NZ style! Perhaps the biggest, most exciting and challenging adventure activity in New Zealand, located near Thames in the dramatic Kauaeranga valley on the Coromandel Peninsula.
It is an adventure of a lifetime and is something unforgettable.
The Sleeping God canyon tour is a vertical descent of over three hundred metres down a steep set of waterfalls involving abseils/rappels of up to 80 metres, exhilarating water slides and jumps as high as 14 metres into deep dark pools which are guaranteed to thrill the most intrepid explorer!

You will be challenged to do things that you may have never believed you would ever do, however, this does have the consequence of a positively mind blowing and unforgettable day out!

With professional canyoning guides and small groups, this is the ultimate canyoning experience and it doesn't get any better than this! The tour is aimed at people with a real taste for adventure and a good level of fitness (comparable to a day of hiking). Big jumps are optional, abseils/rappels are not.

The Journey

The journey starts at the bottom of the valley floor with a brief korero (talk) about the area history, including the pre-European and kauri logging history. Then the hikoi (walk) begins as we ascend to the top of the river and into the top of the canyon where the views are grand and the experience of what you are about to do finally hits you! We then put our gear on and start the descent after receiving safety instructions, an abseiling lesson and a traditional karakia (prayer) before dropping over the first 30 metre waterfall.
Christchurch Helicopter & Waimakariri Jet Boat Experience
$399 NZD

Scenic Flight over Christchurch to the Waimakariri for a jetboat blast on one of New Zealand’s iconic braided rivers.

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Christchurch
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Garden City Helicopters

After take-off you will enjoy views of Christchurch City and the spectacular Southern Alps before your helicopter pilot whisks you away on a flight to the banks of the Waimakariri River.

Waiting for you will be the award-winning Alpine Jet Thrills boat ready to blast you down the magnificent braided river at great speed and under great control with their highly trained drivers. Drift around the sweeping river bends in just a few centimetres of water and experience 360-degree spins while you immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape.

Then it’s back on board for the return flight across the Canterbury Plains. You’ll still be buzzing, but when you arrive back at base you will have a chance to catch your breath and reflect on a truly amazing experience.

Blue Creek Canyoning Adventure and Sail in the Abel Tasman National Park
$399 NZD

Enjoy a full day of canyoning & abseiling deep in the canyons of the stunning Kahurangi National Park. Then see all the highlights of the Abel Tasman on a full day sailing adventure including time on the golden sand beaches.

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Abel Tasman
16 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Canyons and Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

You're in for two absolutely unforgettable days around Abel Tasman with these two activities - a mind-blowing canyoning adventure in the Kahurangi National Park and a sailing adventure seeing all the highlights of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.

 

Blue Creek Canyoning Adventure

Not keen on getting too wet but love abseiling?

Apart from a couple of waist-deep pools Blue Creek is a dry canyoning trip. This stunning Kahurangi canyon is deep and narrow as it was carved into a softer type of rock over many years. In some places you can touch both walls at the same time and if you look up you’ll only see a sliver of daylight. It really feels like you’re getting absorbed by the earth. If you ask your guides nicely they might even try to keep your feet dry on this one. By the end of this trip, you’ll be an abseiling pro!

Location: Kahurangi National Park
Departure: 7am from Motueka
Return: ±4:30pm in Motueka
Free pick up: Marahau, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, Motueka, Tapawera
Nelson transport: $15 pp one way
Included: Professional guides, gear, delicious lunch, snacks and drinks, photos and videos
Minimum number of people: 3 (if they don't have minimum numbers when you book they'll put you on a waitlist)
Minimum age: 12
You need: Comfortable, active clothing and closed toed shoes
Season: 1 October – 30 April

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is one of the newer Abel Tasman activities. It is a combination of lots of fun stuff all bunched into one exciting activity. Trips normally start with a walk through beautiful scenery. Then it’s time to get the rubber suits on and start making your way down the canyon. We jump off cliffs into deep pools below, slide down water polished chutes and abseil besides or sometimes even through showering waterfalls. Most of the time you’ll be surrounded by steep walls covered in moss and ferns. And of course your guides will make sure you know exactly what to do. Going on a trip is the only way anyone can get to see these stunning places and experience all the fun stuff Mother Nature throws at you.

 

Full Day Sail in the Abel Tasman National Park

Either chill out and relax, get involved in the sailing or learn as you go - you decide! Experience some great sailing, enjoy some stunning beaches and islands, with a full hour to enjoy your lunch and relax on Anchorage Beach. A great opportunity to go swimming or take a short walk and explore the caves.

Visit the Fur Seal Colony, Split Apple Rock, and much more on your return to Kaiteriteri Beach - see all the Abel Tasman National Park highlights on this tour!

  • Meeting place and time: 9:30am Check in, at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures ticket booth, Kaiteriteri beach.
  • Departs & returns from:  Kaiteriteri Beach at 10am, Return at 4:30pm.
  • What's included: Full day skippered sailing tour, lunch, free tea & coffee. Toilets on board.
  • Essential to Bring: Your day bag, layers of warm clothing, wind proof jacket, shoes that are easily removable, swim wear & towel, your own water bottle, plenty of sun screen (SPF 30+ is best), sun hat, sun glasses and your camera!
Epic 16,500ft Skydive over Abel Tasman
$399 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure for two 16,500 feet in the air with stunning views over the Abel Tasman.

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Abel Tasman
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Abel Tasman

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 16,500 feet in the air with the most astonishing views over mountains, beaches, and the ocean.

Located in central Motueka and boasting the country’s most epic scenery, this is the only drop zone in NZ that can show you the mind-blowing views of both islands. Freefall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer!

In tandem skydiving, you are paired with a professional tandem master who looks after you every step of the way. You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph).

Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when at approximately 5,000 feet, your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the Abel Tasman with breathtakingly beautiful views. You'll feel the freedom of flying over turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains and three national parks – some of the most beautiful scenery on earth is found right at the centre of New Zealand. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 16,500ft Tandem skydive is the most popular skydive in Abel Tasman. The 16,500ft Tandem skydive requires use of oxygen masks. The oxygen mask is there to lessen the effect of lower oxygen levels which will allow you to enjoy your experience way more. The mask only stays on in the plane, a few minutes before your skydive your Tandem Master will take the mask off and you’re off to have the best time of your life!!! This is the ultimate skydive package.

  • Up to 70 seconds freefall!
  • 15-20  minute flight to altitude
  • 3-4 minute flight under canopy
  • Breathtaking views of the Abel Tasman
  • View both North & South Islands
Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Ride and Luxurious day retreat with lunch at Maruia Hot Springs
$399 NZD

Feel the rush as you skim over the Waiau River at 90km per hour on a Jet Boat then spend half a day indulging at Maruia Hot Springs with a gourmet lunch!

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Hanmer Springs
5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hanmer Springs Attractions and Maruia Hot Springs

Get a thrill on the Hanmer Springs jet boat, then unwind on a luxurious day retreat at Maruia Hot Springs including a delicious lunch.

Luxurious day retreat with lunch at Maruia Hot Springs

Maruia Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs, day spa and wellness destination tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps on the picturesque Lewis Pass national reserve.

Instantly feel connected to the mountainous landscape and nature surrounding you whilst you relax in natural geothermal mineral pools, nourish your soul with organic food and relax your body & mind.

Immerse yourself in geothermal waters that have naturally risen to the earth’s surface on the site for centuries. The water is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit.

The average source temperature of the water is 56℃ and is classified as true artesian mineral springs. Then the water is cooled to between 37℃ and 42℃ for bathing. The pool water is always fresh as on average 500,000 litres of natural geothermal water flows through the pools daily and is never recirculated.

This indulgent half day package includes:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Enjoy a delicious 2 course gourmet meal
  • Be invigorated by the powers of hot & cold therapy at our daily guided 'signature sauna infusion' led by the resident sauna master
  • Unlimited access to all bathing facilities and relaxation lounges 8:00am-20:30pm (saunas and natural mineral hot pools)
  • Includes locker, towel, and robe for the ultimate relaxation

 

Jet Boat Ride

Power through the spectacular Waiau River canyon with spins and thrills galore on this action-packed Hanmer Springs Jet Boat ride. Experience travelling across just centimetres of water and rotating through a 360-degree spin as your qualified and professional driver navigates you through narrow gorges and over white water rapids. A must-do activity suited to both adventure-seekers and families alike.

Raglan Glowworm Canyoning and Kayak Tour of the Limestone Coast
$399 NZD

See the natural wonders of Raglan with this fully guided kayak tour of the Limestone Coast and epic canyoning experience under the light of your head torch and the luminescent shine of the glow worms!

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Raglan
5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Raglan Rock and Raglan Kayak

Experience the incredible natural wonders of Raglan with this epic adventure. You'll get to explore the beautiful Limestone coast by kayak and cascade waterfalls on the hunt for glowworms during your canyoning experience.

 

Kayak Tour around the Limestone Coast

Explore the famous Pancake Rocks and the Limestone Coastline in all it's beauty on a Guided Tour and learn about the flora, fauna, ecology and history of the area! 

You'll see Raglan from a different perspective exploring the Harbour on this guided kayak excursion.

This tour takes you straight into the heart of the famous Limestone Coast. Famous for it’s impressive pancake rocks and unspoiled beauty, you'll see all the highlights of the Limestone Coast on this exciting and intimate adventure.

Explore the majestic pancake rocks as you paddle right into this ancient seabed labyrinth. This unique coastline is a hidden gem filled with a colourful history and is accessible only by water. It's a unique guided tour like no other.

No Experience Necessary - Accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure.

 

Glowworm Canyoning

As the sun goes down, begin your journey into the ancient stream flowing off Mount Karioi.

Wrapped up in the latest canyoning suits, the fun begins by abseiling into the freshwater pools. As you descend, you’ll climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls all whilst under the light of your head torch, and the luminescent shine of the glow worms!

Feel safe in the company of an experienced guide, as they lead you on a great adventure. Throughout the trip hear the stories, history, and knowledge of the landscape and local area from your passionate guide, all whilst having those photos captured for you to reflect on later!!

Following the stream find yourself in awe of the native flora and fauna surrounding you. As darkness falls, you’ll begin to see the luminescent transformation take place. Witness new worlds of light being created by the glowworms who call this place home. Take a minute to stop for a moment of peace and tranquility, with a hot cup of freshly made Kawakawa tea.

Private surf lesson and V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui
$399 NZD

Experience a two hour private surf lesson for two at one of NZ’s most beautiful beaches as well as a 25 Minute cruise around Mt Maunganui on an impressive NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike.

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Tauranga
2.5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hibiscus Surf School and V8 Trike Tours

Enjoy beautiful views and the awesome surf at Mount Maunganui with a private surf lesson for two and a thrilling experience cruising around on a V8 trike.

V8 Trike Ride

Join V8 Trike Tours for a unique and thrilling experience on a V8 Chevrolet trike as you explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Designed and built in New Zealand, these awesome trikes are powered by 5700cc Chevrolet motors. It’s the ultimate in power and excitement. With a low centre of gravity, the trikes provide a smooth ride with an impressive grip around corners. Registered as cars not motorbikes therefore seatbelts are compulsory not helmets.

Grab some friends and strap in for a drive around Mount Maunganui and along New Zealand’s ‘Best Beach’, Mount Maunganui.

It’s been ranked one of the top beaches in the World for a reason, and you’ll get to see why. There’s plenty of highlights along the way, making it the perfect introduction to the area.

This is an experience for up to four adults to enjoy together.

 

Surf

Have you always wanted to learn to surf but don’t know where to start?

For your very own lesson scheduled to suit you, a private lesson package is perfect. Nothing beats personalized surf instruction with a professional coach. Perfect for those wanting to fast track their surfing, for those who learn best one-on-one, or those who want a lesson with just their significant other or buddy. You'll receive everything that’s included in a group lesson, but in addition you'll have your own personal surf instructor.

Because this is a private lesson you'll be matched with a qualified surf coach with experience teaching your level and style of surfing. You might be an absolute beginner, had a 20 year break or just need to sharpen up a few skills.

All equipment hire is included. You’ll receive a quality surfboard and full length wetsuit, correctly fitted to you.

The class begins with a 20 minute beach theory, where you’ll learn ocean safety, paddling and pop-up.  Then you’ll be taken into the water, where your instructor will help you onto small waves and cheer you on.

Before you know it, you’ll be riding waves with a huge smile on your face!

 

Head out from Queenstown for a fishing trip targeting Trout & Salmon!
$299 NZD

Join local fisherman for an extremely scenic & memorable fishing experience!

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Queenstown
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Queenstown Fishing

A lot can happen in 3 hours... and joining a small group on this charter, fishing alongside seasoned fishermen, will prove just that. With local knowledge of target areas, our crew are excellent fishing mentors to any visitor. Relax, laugh, catch, and make the most of your time on Lake Wakatipu.

Get familiarized with the exciting world of fishing. Catch up with fishing mates or beginners can look to improve your fishing skills alongside expert fishermen. Hit some hot spots close to Queenstown, featuring stunning mountain scenery and lots of chances to hookup!

If you're into fly fishing, spinning, trolling or drift fishing Queenstown Fishing has the means and the know how to get you onto the fish!

Queenstown Fishing offers one of a kind boat and fishing charters or guided fly fishing experiences on the spectacular alpine lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea plus the world renowned rivers of the Southern Lakes region.

Your guides Trevor and Simon are a dynamic father and son team who between them have over 70 years fishing experience in the region. Well known for their sense of fun and adventure, this duo are sure to meet your expectations with a day of fun and surprises coupled with generous helpings of advice and pointers to ensure you end the day with a smile on your face and ideally a fish in hand!

Superior vessels Kathleen II and Nikita are comfortable and plentiful, offering toilets on board and protection from the weather ensuring your satisfaction and enjoyment.

Bungy Jump off Iconic Hanmer Bridge
$399 NZD

Take a leap of faith from 35 metres above the Waiau River!

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Hanmer Springs
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Hanmer Springs Attractions

Take the plunge with an adrenaline-inducing Hanmer Springs Bungy! Experience the elation from a 35-metre freefall to the surging river below amidst stunning scenery at Canterbury’s only bungy site.

Friendly and professional staff will brief you on the different jump options available (including tandem), and the full-body and ankle harnesses provide extra safety for your leap from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge. Certificates and t-shirts are provided for completing your once-in-a-lifetime bungy adventure, with photos and video available to purchase so you can relive the experience again and again!

Tour Canterbury Forests & Rivers on Quad Bike
$299 NZD

Head off road in Hanmer & test your quad biking skills on different terrains.

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Hanmer Springs
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hanmer Springs Attractions

Plow through streams, mud, forest and over rocks – drive over just about every terrain Canterbury has to offer – all on a two-hour quad biking trip. Follow your expert guide on an exciting adventure ride through the scenic alpine backyard of Hanmer Springs.

Your experienced guides will lead you on a fun and safe quad biking trip suitable for ages 16 and above. Even if you’ve never ridden before, the quad bikes are easy to get the hang of and you’ll be away in no time.

The specially-designed track which winds through the rugged Hanmer Springs landscape will ensure non-stop thrills and enjoyment for the whole family.

Half day Sea Kayaking tour to Browns Island in the Waitemata Harbour
$299 NZD

See Auckland from a unique perspective as you paddle to Motukorea Island & explore on foot!

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Auckland
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Auckland Sea Kayaks

This  / Browns Island kayak tour is the perfect trip for anyone who wants an exciting and informative day on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor.

Once called Browns Island and known by its original name of Motukorea (island of the pied oyster catcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island.

Motukorea / Browns Island has a fascinating history. It was heavily cultivated by local Maori pre-European arrival and was the first home of Sir Logan Campbell (mayor of Auckland) and William Brown (1st Auckland member of parliament). These men are considered the founders of Auckland city.

On arriving at Motukorea, you'll trek to the summit, taking in the panoramic views along the way and learning about the island’s history. There are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village) on the island. The largest occupying the slopes of the main scoria cone.

Light refreshments are provided on the island before we head back into the Auckland skyline.

Tour consists of approx 1 hour each way of sea kayaking with informative stops and interpretation along the way.

Ride Te Awa, the Great New Zealand River ride on E-Bike!
$299 NZD

Saddle up on your E-bike provided by Riverside Adventures Waikato & take on the Te Awa River Ride, including a return shuttle back to your vehicle at the end!

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Waikato
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

The Te Awa River Ride is one of most accessible and scenic cycling and walking trails in New Zealand. It is the longest concrete path in the country winding its way for 65km from Ngaruawahia to Lake Karapiro following New Zealand’s largest river – the mighty Waikato.

With 65kms of grade 1 & 2 trails at your feet, come and explore The Awa River Ride at your own pace & leisure. Park at the Lake Karapiro Domain where your Riverside Adventures Waikato shuttle will meet you with your E-bike and transport you to the northern point of the trail in Ngaaruawahia or in reverse if you prefer.

Bike From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, the Te Awa River Ride showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen – a world-class recreation experience right on our backdoor step.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We've had great customer feedback about the team at Riverside Adventures and what a fantastic time people have had with them. There are many ways to explore the area but we think a combination of walking, riding and kayaking will get the most of it all! Top Tip: The Rhubarb Cafe in Arapuni close to the trails and the Arapuni Swing Bridge is well worth seeking out before you head off on your bikes!

Skydive above Great Lake Taupo from 12,000ft!
$299 NZD

Take a thrilling leap of faith & enjoy freefalling & then floating back to earth from 12000ft above Lake Taupo

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Taupo
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Although skydiving is obviously the best part of this adventure, the plane ride up to 12,000 ft is nothing short of extraordinary. Going skydiving in Taupo is extra special, as you get incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe – also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings!

After reaching the altitude, the plane doors will open. You’ll be getting ready for the big jump, with your tandem master right behind you. There is an indescribable thrill in the moments between the plane doors opening and you jumping off it. Your heart starts pounding so fast you can almost hear it. You will see how small yet beautiful the world looks from 12,000 ft. Then finally, you jump!

Free falling for almost 40 seconds, you’ll experience an adrenaline rush like never before. Flying through the NZ’s skies, reaching speeds up to 200 km/hr is going to be an experience that is going to be with you for the rest of your life.

After the free fall, the parachute comes out and you’ll begin floating back to earth, soaking in the pristine beauty of Lake Taupo. The parachute ride with your tandem master is going to be an adventure in itself.

Fly over the Mount Tarawera Eruption Trail in a Floatplane!
$299 NZD

Take off from Rotorua Lakefront for a seaplane flight, taking in the trail of the Tarawera Eruption!

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Rotorua
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Volcanic Air

Fly over Mount Tarawera, the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory and gain an appreciation of how the 1886 eruption changed this stunning landscape.

From Mount Tarawera to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, view the eruption trail and surrounding lakes district. Enjoy informed commentary from your experienced local pilot/guide - all combined with the thrill of taking off and landing on water at the Rotorua City Lakefront.

This is a flight that will etch itself into your memory, leaving you with a profound appreciation for this unique combination of volcanic, geothermal and city landscapes that can be found nowhere else in the world.

13000 foot Skydive with stunning West Auckland views
$299 NZD

Take the leap at 13000ft, enjoying 45 seconds of freefall before a beautiful float back to earth under the expert care & skills of your tandem jump master!

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Auckland
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Skydive Auckland

Ready to throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane?

Redefine freedom and escape reality at Skydive Auckland with a thrilling skydive from 13000 feet, thats 45 seconds of free fall!

Imagine the excitement of freefalling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. After freefall you will enjoy the serenity of a beautiful parachute ride and see stunning views in every direction. As soon as you are down, you will want to do it all over again!

With over 20 years in the industry, the Skydive Auckland team are committed to providing you with an exhilarating, fun and safe skydiving experience.

 

Full day High Country Horse Trek
$299 NZD

Guided full day Horse trek across Rangitikei Hill Country

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Taihape
6-8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: River Valley Ventures

A full day ride exploring the enchantment of the unique countryside this part of the world has to offer. You need to be comfortable in the saddle at all gaits over all-terrain to really enjoy this.

River Valley Stables operates at some of the highest elevations of any trekking operation in New Zealand; consequently, weather conditions can change quickly. This can alter our choice of trails used on any given day.

If the weather is looking okay, then the ride will be to the top of Pukeokahu (1000 metres above sea level), what we call a hill, but many would call a mountain. Many of the trails are steep; however, the views from the top are incredible – you will just have to take our word for it and check them out yourself!

The top of Pukeokahu is an excellent place for your lunch stop on a lovely summers day.

Group size will be small, and you will need to be a competent rider.  River Valley Stables guides will take special care to match you with a horse that you will enjoy.  Before the ride, you will be given instruction to feel competent riding freestyle and understanding our Natural Horsemanship techniques.

Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach
$299 NZD

A full day trip from Paihia to two of Northland’s most famous attractions, head to Cape Reinga, where two oceans meet in front of your eyes. Then head to Ninety Mile Beach where you will drive along the beach & even across a river or two!

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Northland
11 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Fullers Greatsights

Travel along the sand-swept shore of Ninety Mile Beach in a purpose-built coach. Climb the massive sand dunes at Te Paki Stream and experience the thrill of sand-boarding.

In Māori tradition, Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua is the place where spirits depart on their long journey back to the homeland. Stand at the northernmost point of New Zealand and drink in the panoramic views. As you stand beneath the iconic lighthouse, and watch the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean collide far below, you’ll feel the power of this special place.

Throughout the day your local driver guide will provide an entertaining and thought-provoking insight into the culture, history and natural wonders of the far north.

Your tour also includes a delicious locally-prepared lunch to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Highlights:

  • Travel along Ninety Mile Beach
  • Visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse and views
  • Sandboarding at Te Paki Stream
  • Entertaining Driver Commentary
  • Includes Lunch
Mt Aspiring National Park Jet Boat Adventure
$299 NZD

Two hours of thrilling high-speed wilderness jet boating, skimming across the crystal waters of the Dart River into the Mt Aspiring National Park.

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Queenstown
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Dart River Wilderness Jet

This is one of the truly spectacular jet boat adventures in the world, where the adventure is not so much about the jetboat - but where it is able to take you.

After driving to their base in Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu, you'll journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

You’ll experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as you follow the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat with exciting 360 degree spins along the way. Your guides give you their authentic touch, talking about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and countless Maori legends.

This jet boat experience lasts 2 hours.

 

Rail Trail Bike Tour
$299 NZD

Explore the Remutaka rail trail and take on up to 37 kms of easy going & beautiful riding!

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Wellington
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Wildfinder

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty. The flagship daytrip of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is suitable for riders of all levels, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit you. 18/37km of easy/moderate riding.

Take advantage of a complimentary shuttle from Wellington Station to either Te Marua (for a 27-37km, slightly more challenging ride) or Kaitoke (for an 18-28km easy ride), where you start your adventure with a very gradual incline through native bush. Pass through tunnels (headlights provided!) and over bridges, while checking out information boards detailing the enormous task of constructing the old fell railway system. Reach the summit - a large grassy plateau perfect for a picnic or cold drink - then enjoy a fun (but easily controllable!) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, surrounded by some of NZ's most scenic farmland. You can either wait for the shuttle at Cross Creek, or continue biking up to the cafes and pubs at Featherston (a further 10km) and we'll pick you up before driving you back to Wellington Station.

Lake Wakatipu Cruise & Horse Trek
$399 NZD

Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the famous TSS Earnslaw before arriving at Walter Peak Station & exploring the farm on horse back

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Queenstown
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Real NZ

Take a Lake Wakatipu cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw to disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm before meeting your horse and guide. The TSS Earnslaw is an integral part of Queenstown’s pioneering history and to this day a Queenstown icon.

This experienced guide will take you on a horse trek across rolling high country farmland to a lookout offering spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. The riding is easy, the scenery incredible and the memories enduring.

After returning to the stables you’ll enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant. Then it’s time to explore the glorious gardens and farmyard before heading back to Queenstown on another stunning TSS Earnslaw cruise.

Waterfall Rafting and Adventure Park Fun
$399 NZD

Kaituna River rafting including worlds largest commercially rafted waterfall and your choice of the unique activities at Velocity Valley Adventure Park.

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Rotorua
5 -6 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: River Rats & Velocity Valley

Raft Down the Kaituna Waterfall!

The River Rats Kaituna Waterfall Experience will see you paddling through the pristine heart of the best rafting region in New Zealand – Okere, Rotorua. This spectacular 2 – 2.5 hour experience provides all the gear you need, initial training, and around 50 minutes on the water.

You will experience a thrilling mix of dropping down three waterfalls, pushing through 14 rushing rapids, and paddling through calm waters of recovery where you can look back in awe at what you have achieved.

The area is steeped in Māori history and you will learn about the history and caves where the women and children were hidden and then later used as the burial ground for Chief Tutea – hence the naming of the mighty waterfall the Tutea Falls.

The Tutea Falls on Kaituna (Okere) River, Rotorua is the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at 7 meters. There is plenty of time to build up anticipation and practice your newly acquired skills in the rapids and two smaller waterfalls before the big drop.

On average around one boat in 20 will flip upside down at the bottom of the big waterfall, however, all the major rapids are followed by calm water, so there is time to get the boat back upright and get everyone back in.

Safety is paramount and the  expert guides have been riding these rapids for many years and they still love every minute of this thrilling experience!

Velocity Valley Adventure Rides

This part of the gift includes 4 rides at Velocity Valley. You choose from V-Force, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop, Shweeb Racer and Agrojet.

The 5 experiences to choose from are:

Swoop - Drop from 40 metres on this giant swing - sure to test your nerves

Freefall Extreme - feel the thrill of flight stepping into the wind tunnel and trying to hold you body stable while flying

Shweeb - a unique peddle powered monorail where you dictate the speed. Thrilling speeds can be achieved.

Agrojet - be driven through a jetboat sprint course by a professional driver

V-Force -  Strap in for a reverse bungy take-off before you launch 45 metres into the air travelling at speeds of up to 80km/ph

Full Day Scenic Raft
$399 NZD

Scenic Raft Adventure on the Rangitikei River including riverside lunch

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Taihape
8 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: River Valley Ventures

With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, a side hike to a spectacular waterfall (weather dependent) and a riverside lunch, the 13 km section of the Rangitikei River downstream from the Lodge is a perfect day out.

On the way down, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that you will stop and have a picnic lunch. From there it is a relaxing float out to the take out, followed by a scenic drive back to River Valley Lodge.

An awesome rafting trip that is safe, scenic, interesting, and FUN!

A Beautiful Scenic River Adventure
$399 NZD

With 30 grade 2 (easy) rapids, 13 km of river, steep canyon walls, a spectacular waterfall – this is a river trip suitable for almost anyone

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Taihape
8 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: River Valley Ventures
With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, a side hike to a spectacular waterfall  and a riverside lunch, this 13 km section of the Rangitikei River  is perfect for all ages.

If you're not up for full on white water rafting action, this scenic trip, with enough rapids to make it interesting and exciting might just be the ticket for you.

This is a rafting trip that is super safe, scenic, interesting, and FUN!

On the way down, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that you stop and have a picnic lunch. From there it is a relaxing float out to the take out, followed by a scenic drive back to River Valley Lodge where you began.

The guides will ensure that you are equipped with appropriate equipment, both to keep you warm, and to keep you out of harm.

Depending on the day this could include, wetsuits or specially designed bib style splash pants, neoprene boots and lifejackets. Helmets are always worn.

Total time on the actual river depends on flow, but is generally between 3 and a half to 4 hours. You will stop for lunch along the way. Please allow for a full day, with a meeting time of 9.30am at River Valley Lodge.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Chuffed just love working with the the backbone of New Zealand's visitor economy - the small, family owned & operated business built on a passion for people & place. Few businesses embody this idea more than River Valley, a family farm near Taihape, which currently has four generations of family involved in the running of the property & business.

 

Blackwater Rafting and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
$399 NZD

Head underground on a caving blackwater rafting adventure followed by a tour of the world famous Hobbiton Movie set.

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Waikato
6 - 8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Waitomo Adventures & Hobbiton

Blackwater Rafting 

Get ready for a legendary underground excursion like no other in the depths of the world reknown Waitomo Caves Glowworm Caves. Combine walking, climbing, swimming, and tubing through the spectacular Tumu Tumu cave for an adventure you'll never forget.

This is an adventurous activity and only recommended to those with an adventurous spirit. All equipment is provided including wetsuits and head torches and you'll be led by highly trained guides.

Allow a total time for this adventure of 4 hours.

 

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Then discover the enchanting village of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set and explore the Shire on a guided tour of this world famous location of fans of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. Even people who haven't read the books or watched the movies find this tour fascinating.

On this tour you'll be transported by bus to the 12 acre movie set where y our guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided on a walking tour  past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbiton Southfaring Beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Allow 2 hours for this tour.

 

Blue Creek Canyoning Adventure
$399 NZD

Full day of canyoning & abseiling adventure deep in the canyons of the stunning Kahurangi National Park.

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Abel Tasman
9 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Canyons

Not keen on getting too wet but love abseiling?

Apart from a couple of waist-deep pools Blue Creek is a dry canyoning trip. This stunning Kahurangi canyon is deep and narrow as it was carved into a softer type of rock over many years. In some places you can touch both walls at the same time and if you look up you’ll only see a sliver of daylight. It really feels like you’re getting absorbed by the earth. If you ask your guides nicely they might even try to keep your feet dry on this one. By the end of this trip, you’ll be an abseiling pro!

Location: Kahurangi National Park
Departure: 7am from Motueka
Return: ±4:30pm in Motueka
Free pick up: Marahau, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, Motueka, Tapawera
Nelson transport: $15 pp one way
Included: Professional guides, gear, delicious lunch, snacks and drinks, photos and videos
Minimum number of people: 3 (if they don't have minimum numbers when you book they'll put you on a waitlist)
Minimum age: 12
You need: Comfortable, active clothing and closed toed shoes
Season: 1 October – 30 April

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is one of the newer Abel Tasman activities. It is a combination of lots of fun stuff all bunched into one exciting activity. Trips normally start with a walk through beautiful scenery. Then it’s time to get the rubber suits on and start making your way down the canyon. We jump off cliffs into deep pools below, slide down water polished chutes and abseil besides or sometimes even through showering waterfalls. Most of the time you’ll be surrounded by steep walls covered in moss and ferns. And of course your guides will make sure you know exactly what to do. Going on a trip is the only way anyone can get to see these stunning places and experience all the fun stuff Mother Nature throws at you.

Quad Bike Adventure and Giant Flying Fox
$399 NZD

Take on a giant flying fox and a guided quad bike tour at a purpose built Nelson adventure park.

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Nelson
3 - 4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Cable Bay Adventure Park

Cable Bay Adventure Park is an exciting adventure park for thrill seekers offering amongst many other things a giant flying fox ride and quad bike rides which are exactly what this experience includes.

SKYWIRE Flying Fox

Your tour starts with a 4km ride in one of our 4-wheel drive vehicles, passing through pristine native forest while the guides entertain you with facts about the park’s diverse native environment, cultural aspects and fun stories.

The Skywire is set 300m above the base café and has incredible views of Cable and Delaware Bays, the western ranges and north towards D’urville island. On a clear day you can even see the snow-capped peak of Mount Taranaki.

Strapped securely into the ride with 5-point harnesses, the Skywire seats up to four “flyers” at a time, with around 1000m of gravity assisted free-wheeling, reaching speeds of up to 100 kph, followed by 600m at a more leisurely pace - ideal for taking in the incredible scenery. Then you do it all again - BACKWARDS

Quad Bike Ride

Combining excitement and adventure the guided quad bike tours are an unforgettable adventure where guests self drive the quad bikes through native forest settings, around areas of the farm and up to the magnificent coastal views of the Cable Bay area. This is a guided experience and will take approximately 1.5 hours.

The Quadbike and Skywire Combo will take approximately 4 hours and is a great adventurous day out in Nelson.

Head out for a Snapper fishing Charter in the Bay of Islands!
$399 NZD

A chance to land big snapper fishing grounds of the Bay of Islands under professional guidance.

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Northland
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Fish Bay of Islands

A chance to get out on the stunning far north waterways & chase some delicious snapper for the dinner table! The crew from Fish Bay of Islands will put you on the fish with all the right gear, then the rest is up to you!!

Snapper fishing excursions are generally within the inner bay depending on the conditions on the day.
Pilchards, squid and mackerel are the most common bait used but the odd live bait is always handy as big Snapper are quite partial to these tempting morsels.

Ledger and strayline rigs are predominantly used for this species but jigs and soft baits can also be effective for those experienced anglers keen to preserve.

Heading out with skipper with 40 years experience fishing in the Bay of Island you are on good hands. Snapper is the target on today's experience.

This experience is for a shared snapper fishing charter experience which will take you approximately 4.5 hours departing from Paihia Wharf.

 

Guided Sea Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
$299 NZD

An awesome day of walking & kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Abel Tasman
1 day
Adults
Experience Provider: RnR Kayaks

Be mesmerised by the secluded golden sand beaches as you kayak along the Astrolabe Roadstead.

Stop for lunch at one of these beaches and enjoy a swim and a short walk to truly appreciate the breath taking scenery surrounding you.

Visit the very special Adele Island – a protected bird sanctuary that echoes with the sound of a multitude of native birds and home to the playful and curious NZ fur seal (kekeno).

As the afternoon sea breeze builds, conclude your day with by sailing your kayak across the bay back into Mārahau.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's most precious landscapes, and the low-impact nature of Kayaking makes this the perfect means to explore its stunning waters. Rohan & Rets from R & R Kayaks are born & bred locals here. They have committed to delivering the best possible experience to their customers, while acknowledging & doing their best to preserve the stunning natural playground they are lucky to call their backyard! 

Day Sail on Historic Ship
$299 NZD

Sailing on a classic tall ship, depart from Russell & spend the day enjoying the beautiful Bay of Island waters, with fresh lunch included.

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Northland
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: R Tucker Thompson

A day sailing on R Tucker Thompson is one of the few opportunities to go sailing on a working tall ship, in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands.

With the wind behind you, this is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to see the Bay; you can be sure your carbon footprint is minimal. Better still, with profits made from tourism going to support youth development, your day out is going to a good cause.

Your day sailing includes:

  • Freshly baked scones and cream tea from the galley
  • Chance to take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging
  • Island stopover in sheltered bay (relax, swim, or explore ashore)
  • Delicious BBQ lunch served on board
  • Licensed cash bar on board with local wines and beers
  • Share stories with the friendly crew
  • Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Part of Chuffed's mission is to use gift giving to support New Zealand's most unique experiences through the fallout of Covid-19. Not only is the R Tucker Thompson a world class visitor experience, it is also a not-for profit trust which runs youth development voyages. It offers life changing experiences to young New Zealanders aged 13-18, so you can feel great in the knowledge that not only you are having an amazing day on the water, but choosing this experience allows a kiwi teenager to do the same!

Adventure Park Excitement
$299 NZD

The Swoop, the Freefall Extreme, the Shweeb, the Agrojet – you choose! 4 rides to blow you away!

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Rotorua
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Velocity Valley

Velocity Valley is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. The only place where you can sample all of New Zealand’s favourite adventure activities in one place. Founded in 1998, Velocity Valley is New Zealand’s leading adventure hub, offering the world’s most exciting and unique activities ranging from a low to high adrenaline buzz in one beautiful location in Rotorua.

Your Rotorua adventure starts here! At Velocity Valley, there’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop or splash – they make fast fun for everyone!

This adrenaline overload package includes all four of the below rides:

  • Swoop - Drop from 40 metres on this giant swing - sure to test your nerves
  • Freefall Extreme - feel the thrill of flight stepping into the wind tunnel and trying to hold you body stable while flying
  • Shweeb - a unique peddle powered monorail where you dictate the speed. Thrilling speeds can be achieved.
  • Agrojet - be driven through a jetboat sprint course by a professional driver

 

Why is it Chuffed Worthy?

If you're looking for a good time, it's pretty hard to look past Velocity Valley! There is an activity on offer for everyone, and the crew are dedicated to ensuring that every person who steps foot on the park has a ball!

Blackwater Rafting Adventure
$299 NZD

In a fully guided adventure, explore the caves and underground rivers of the Waitomo area with a tyre tube as river transport.

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Waikato
4 hours 30 minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Waitomo Adventures

Get ready for a legendary underground excursion - this is an epic experience.

Heading underground into the Tumu Tumu Cave, you'll be fully equipped with helmet, lights wetsuit and PVC gumboots for this amazing adventure. Journeying through the underground you walk and float your way on tyre tubes through the amazing underground rivers and cave formations, where stalactites and stalagmites columns and amazing glowworm formations are the stars of the show.

This experience is fully guided by highly trained guides and in small groups so there is plenty of laughter and chat.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

It's one of those experiences that is uniquely Kiwi. Pioneered in the 1980's, it has grown to be a activity synonymous with outdoor adventure in New Zealand. Most of the Chuffed team have done this experience and rate it very highly.

 

Rotorua Canopy Tours - Original Experience
$299 NZD

Named by TripAdvisor as the #1 Nature Experience in the World, visit and experience this unique combination of adventure, conservation and nature.

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Rotorua
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Rotorua Canopy Tours

In 2021 TripAdvisor, the world's largest traveller review site named Rotorua's Original Canopy Tour the #1 Nature Activity in the world. Thrilling visitors since 2012 with its unique combination of adventure tourism and conservation, this is an experience you will not forget.

Located deep in an ancient native forest only 15 minutes from Rotorua, you'll traverse a magnificent environment via a series of walking trails, suspended forest bridges and ziplines. This unique forest has been painstakingly restored over over the last 10 years into a safe haven for native birds and creatures. It's a truly magnificent experience. If you're lucky you'll even handfeed wild native birds.

Soaring through the trees, you'll experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before. Step back in time in this native forest and come face to face with towering trees and native flora untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breath-taking country the way it once was and hear the beautiful birdsong of New Zealand native birds including Tuis, North Island Robins, Kereru and Tomtits in their natural habitat.

Embark on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, tree top platforms and more which journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. A uniquely intimate experience, each tour has a limit of 10 people, meaning more time with your authentic Kiwi guides who are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile and teach you amazing things as they bring the forest to life.

It’s an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to conservation efforts. To date, 220 hectares of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve have been restored by removing thousands of predators. Together with visitors they are bringing the forest back to life and creating a forest eco-sanctuary for birdlife to flourish.

Equal parts inspiring, fun and educational, this award-winning adventure is a must-do adventure activity perfect for all ages. Lose yourself on this engaging encounter with the natural world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Please note there are risks associated with this experience which you will need to familiarise yourself with and acknowledge at the time of booking. Read more at https://www.canopytours.co.nz/safety/

Whale Watch Captains Cabin
$399 NZD

Head out on a catamaran off the Kaikoura Peninsula to search for Whales in one of the most famous whale watching locations in the world, sit in the cabin with the captain of the vessel to gain deeper insights.

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Kaikoura
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Whale Watch Kaikoura

Spot incredible sea creatures for yourself on this famous whale watching tour where you'll get VIP treatment. The main focus of your tour is to locate and view the Giant Sperm Whale. This trip has a 95% success rate & averages between 1 to 2 whale sightings per tour!!

Depending on the amount of time available after viewing the sperm whales, the captain of the vessel may decide to move in along the coastline and see what other types of marine life can be encountered. This could include Dusky and Hector Dolphins and the New Zealand Fur Seal. Kaikōura is also home to around 75% of the world's pelagic sea bird species which include Wandering and Royal Albatross, Mollymawk Albatross, Petrels, Shearwaters, Prions, Fulmars, Gannets, Terns and Herons.

This experience includes VIP access & a seat in the Captains Cabin. The Captain’s Cabin is situated in the wheelhouse alongside the captain and watch keeper. This cabin provides guests with exclusive access to the captain as they go about their duties as well as a dedicated tour host for the duration of the tour.  

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$409.00 NZD

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