Discover Experience Collection – for Two

This Chuffed Gift gives two people over 55 activity and adventure options to choose from all over New Zealand

Discover Experience Collection – for Two

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$159.00 NZD

  • 55+ experiences options to choose from
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With over 55 diverse experiences to choose from, this package is a guaranteed winner. From wildlife encounters to sunset cruises, food and wine adventures to adrenaline-pumping activities, there’s something for every couple. Plus, Chuffed Gifts are valid for 2 years, allowing recipients to enjoy their chosen experience locally, plan a weekend getaway, or save it for their upcoming North or South Island vacation— a big plus if they need flexibility.

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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Enjoy a delicious Hāngī Buffet Lunch overlooking the Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia
$149 NZD

Visit Te Puia for a buffet meal in Pātaka Kai Restaurant overlooking the incredible geysers!

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Rotorua
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Te Puia

Enjoy a delicious Buffet Lunch at Te Puia's Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar, & Café - the only restaurant in the world that overlooks the magnificent Pōhutu Geyser.
Dine on the deck or inside, while enjoying the full view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Each dish has a twist of authentic Māori cuisine then crafted with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients by award-winning chefs. From Steamed Puddings to Kai Moana (Seafood), Manuka Smoked Ham, Hāngī Chicken, Pātaka Kai has something to tempt all taste buds with their tantalizing dishes.

The menus are smartly sophisticated – infusing Māori flavours, with an array of global cuisines and cooking styles. From popular corn & watercress soup, served alongside fresh homemade bread, to a range of kai moana (seafood) with a crisp salad buffet, your meal will begin with a light entrée, to prepare you for the main course to follow.

Private Mineral Pool Bathing at Wai Ariki Spa Rotorua
$149 NZD

Unwind with 45 minutes in a private mineral pool overlooking Lake Rotorua

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Rotorua
45 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa

Step into Wai Ariki, a place where Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing traditions, and warm hospitality converge. Nestled by the captivating Lake Rotorua, its name, ‘Chiefly Waters,’ reflects the majesty it holds. Experience a world of uniqueness that transcends borders and touches hearts. Wai Ariki awaits to embrace you with its magic.

Designed for two people, enjoy 45 minutes in a private mineral rich and deeply restorative Puna Tūmataiti. Overlooking the Lake Rotorua (Te Rotorua nui ã Kahumatamome) your exclusive bathing experience awaits.

Visit the Galleries and Gardens & Enjoy Wine Tasting at Sculptureum Matakana
$159 NZD

A unique experience, just 45 minutes from central Auckland!

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Auckland
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Sculptureum

After 10 years of development, Anthony & Sandra Grant opened Sculptureum Galleries & Gardens and Rothko Restaurant on their 25-acre property at Matakana in April 2017. Many more years have been spent collecting a vast array of artwork from around the world to display.

Begin your Sculptureum Experience in the Garden of Creative Diversity which has 1.4km of paths leading through the Classical and Reflective gardens. Then move into the galleries and wind your way through the first five art galleries, all of which follow a different theme.

You'll then discover the two rear gardens which will delight, with their interesting mix of sculpture, artwork and stunning palm trees. Finish off with the sixth gallery which contains the stunning glass chandelier by American artist, Dale Chihuly.

On a sun-soaked hill overlooking the Sculptureum is a 14-acre vineyard from which is produced a range of premium Matakana wines. Here, you will sample four wines produced under the Art and Garden Series range and learn the flavours and characteristics of current vintages.

 

Virtual Stargazing Experience in Tekapo
$149 NZD

An indoor, daytime virtual astronomy experience taking you on a journey into the night sky!

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Tekapo
45 minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Dark Sky Project

Ever wondered what it would be like to stand inside the rings of Saturn? Or how to find the stars of the southern cross? This 45-minute tour will reveal the universe through the unparalleled lens of science and technology.

Presented by knowledgeable astronomy guides and captivating virtual renditions of the universe, you truly feel like you are amongst the stars.
Explore the sky with your very own astronomer, learn about the southern-hemisphere constellations and objects, and come out with a renewed understanding and appreciation of our place within the universe.

Educational and entertaining, the Virtual Stargazing Experience highlights the science behind our night sky. Using state-of-the-art space rendering technology explore and learn about the secrets of the night sky.

What to expect:

  • All weather indoor virtual astronomy experience using state-of-the-art technology.
  • Educational and entertaining experience showcasing the night sky and wider universe.
  • Highly knowledgeable and passionate guides deliver this spectacular tour.
Craft Spirit tasting experience at Waiheke Distilling Co with take home gift
$149 NZD

Try something new & exciting on Waiheke Island with this awesome taster experience at Waiheke Distilling Co!

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Auckland
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Waiheke Distilling Co

Dive into the realm of craft spirits and treat yourself to a Craft Gin or Botanical Vodka tasting experience while enjoying some of the best views Waiheke has to offer.

Start with a Gin or Vodka tasting board, indulge in a curated cheese platter, sourdough bread with an olive oil and balsamic reduction and top off your visit with a cocktail of your choice.

Plus, select a 200ml bottle of your favourite Gin to take home with you.

Waiheke Distilling Co is set on the ridge above Cowes Bay (formerly Pikau Bay). The distillery has been respectfully established to sit alongside and meld within structures that resonate the farming history of the area. Former pasture land has been painstakingly developed into a garden that exemplifies the botanical story of the product produced, bottled and served onsite.

Experience two of Invercargill's world-class attractions
$149 NZD

Two iconic Invercargill attractions rolled into one experience pass!

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Invercargill
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Transport World

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure in Invercargill? Get ready to make your journey to the South an absolute blast! Our exclusive Turbo Pass brings you face-to-face with two of Invercargill's most iconic attractions, offering a captivating blend of history, innovation, and entertainment.

Bill Richardson Transport World: Create Memories 

  • One man's passion started it all.
  • Don't be mistaken – Bill Richardson Transport World isn't just for petrolheads.
  • Captivating for the entire family, it's the world's largest private automotive museum.
  • Over 300 classic vehicles, ranging from Ford letter cars to pastel-perfect Kombis.
  • Immerse in a cinematic experience at the on-site movie theatre.
  • Delight in wearable arts and a treasure trove of retro memorabilia.
  • Engage in endless fun at the Construction Zone LEGO room.
  • Experience the whimsy of quirky-themed bathrooms.
  • A place where there's truly something for everyone to discover.

 

Classic Motorcycle Mecca: Ride Into Yesterday 

  • Journey back in time and unearth the Southern Hemisphere's premier classic motorcycle collection.
  • Immerse yourself in over 300 bikes from 1902 - 2011, each telling a unique story.
  • Explore the world's most extensive collection of John Britten bikes.
  • Find a homage to hometown hero Burt Munro.
  • Find the Southern Hemispheres' largest collection of Brough Superiors bikes.
  • Housed within two thoughtfully restored period buildings.
  • Encounter a captivating artwork display that leaves enthusiasts and newcomers in awe.

 

Book Your Unmissable Experience Today!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca – the gems that make Invercargill shine. Secure your spot now and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Full Day Bike Hire plus Wine Tasting and Cheese Board for two in Gisborne
$149 NZD

Explore Gisborne at your own pace with the ease of a bike hire and enjoy a delicious cheese board and wine tasting amongst the vines at Matawhero Wines.

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Gisborne
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Matawhero Wines and Experience Gisborne

Enjoy the perfect Gisborne day out with bike hire as well as a wine tasting and delicious cheese platter.

Matawhero Winery

Imagine yourself surrounded by vines and olive trees under the shade of a glorious walnut tree as you sample wines and enjoy a delicious cheese board for two.

You'll discover another side to New Zealand wines at the Matawhero Winery in Gisborne with their bold, distinct and vibrant wines. This New Zealand winery is one of the oldest and their first vintage was 1975.

The vineyards are 100% naturally dry farmed and only grow their grapes using natural rainfall and no irrigation. What they love about dry farming is they are saving a precious resource like water and it also explains the style of wine you get in the glass with superior fruit flavours and a lovely weight and texture!

 

Bike Hire

Cycle Gisborne provides everything you need for a day exploring Gisborne city & its surrounding beaches, museums cafe's & more!

Tairāwhiti Gisborne, with its easy flat terrain, is the perfect town to explore via bike!

Here are a few top picks for a day of exploring on bike:

Kat’s top pic | Explore the river cycle ways and Oneroa beach cycle ways. Take in the museum, cafes, and sights along the way. There’s heaps of history on the trail, and beautiful beaches, so a swimsuit and sunscreen are a must!

Anelia’s top pick | Cycle to Wainui Beach on the Wainui cycleway. It’s off-road most of the way and there’s delicious ice cream at the Okitu stores to enjoy on the beautiful golden beaches. Freshen up between the flags near Wainui Surf Club afterward.

Tour the vineyards | Grab a Gisborne wine map and follow safe roads out of town. Visit some of Tairāwhiti Gisborne’s boutique cellar doors and enjoy a delicious Tairāwhiti Gisborne Chardonnay and a vineyard platter along the way.

Bike out to Gray’s Bush, take a picnic, and wander around this stand of original podocarp forest on the Poverty Bay flats. If you’ve got more energy left, head further inland to the Waihirere Domain and take a wander to the waterfalls.

Bike rental is available from the Gisborne i-Site or the office at Cycle Gisborne. Office is open by appointment only so please phone in advance.

Guided Albatross wildlife tour and visit to Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve
$149 NZD

A 90 minute guided wildlife tour seeing majestic Albatross and learning about the exciting history of Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve.

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Dunedin
90 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Royal Albatross Centre

The ultimate experience – a 90 minute guided tour telling the story of the Northern Royal Albatross and the People history of Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.

This 90-minute fully-guided tour includes a short film, presentation on the albatross breeding cycle and a short walk up the hill for viewing from an exclusive glassed observatory to view the albatross and then continuing through the underground fort tunnels to see the fully restored Armstrong Disappearing Gun.

Learn about the exciting history. From a small Maori camp in the 1300s to a fortified Pa where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840; from a wooden flagstaff to an 1864 lighthouse at the entrance to Otago Harbour; from an 1880s underground fort to a large defence base in WWII. Taiaroa Head is today a Nature Reserve and iconic wildlife attraction.

  • Visit the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
  • Learn fascinating insights into these majestic monarchs of the sea from our passionate and knowledgeable guides.
  • Explore a hidden underground tunnel system underneath the albatross colony and view the world’s only fully restored Armstrong Disappearing gun
  • Come into the exclusive observatory and have the chance to view these charismatic birds raising their young.
  • On a breezy day, you may even see them fly by with their huge 3-metre wingspan – a sight you’ll always remember.

 

The Royal Albatross Centre is operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust. A proportion of every ticket sold at the centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.

Luxurious day retreat at Maruia Hot Springs
$149 NZD

Spend a half day indulging in natural mineral hot water at Maruia Hot Springs!

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Canterbury
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: 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 (at additional cost) 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
  • Be invigorated by the powers of hot & cold therapy at the 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
Take a ferry from Paihia to Otehei Bay for a day enjoying Urupukapuka Island
$149 NZD

Relax, explore, swim, tan, kayak, eat, have it your way with this flexible day out in the Bay of Islands!

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Northland
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Explore Group Bay of Islands

Jump on a quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island from Paihia or Russell. Explore this beautiful island recreational reserve with teeming birdlife, native bush and extensive walking tracks...

Experience a slice of island paradise at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island and discover one of Northlands best kept secrets. Relax and listen to the soundtrack of waves and bird song or get busy with a day of activities in this stunning island setting.

Swim at the safe secluded beaches, go for a walk, hire a kayak or perhaps enjoy lunch, dinner or a cold drink from our fully licensed café.

Island activities include:

  • Relax on island time - find a quiet spot to soak up the scenery
  • Enjoy a swim at the safe sandy bay
  • Explore on foot - take one of the many walks on the island, listen to all the different bird song and take in the stunning vista from numerous different look out spots.
  • Hire a kayak or SUP - subject to availability & additional costs
  • Spot the birds - listen to the prolific birdsong and find out about the project Island Songconservation programme at our conservation centre
  • Refuel - enjoy a bite to eat or a drink from the fully licensed cafe onsite
  • Stay longer and camp at one of the designated campsites
30 minute Jet Boat blast on the Hurunui River
$149 NZD

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide along the Hurunui River in a Jet boat expertly driven by your born & bred local guide!

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Canterbury
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Tawanui Farm / Energy Jet

The Hurunui River is the smallest volume river commercially jet boated in the Canterbury. This results in a stunning combination of shallow river braids, beautiful canyons and large boulder fields that you will experience on every Energising trip. You will pass under 3 bridges, enjoy numerous spins and pause to enjoy the serenity and history of the area. Experience all that the beautiful Hurunui has to offer with Energy Jet.

Energy Jet is passionate about helping people experience this hidden gem of a river and our surrounding environment. They are a small family owned business that offers you a real local New Zealand jet boating experience.

As the only jet-boat operator on the Hurunui river, they have exclusive access to over 100km of the river and its amazing variety. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of stunning North Canterbury farmland and pristine alpine snowfed waters as your skipper expertly navigates the shallow river braids & narrow canyons.

Napier National Aquarium Entry & Half Day E-Bike Hire combo
$149 NZD

These awesome Napier experiences can be enjoyed across multiple dates!

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Napier
Adults
Experience Provider: National Aquarium & Takaro Trails

Heading to Napier for a visit? Or looking to experience your home town in a new way? This combo of Napier activities is bound to please!

National Aquarium:

The Aquarium is home to New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life. Experience sharks, stingrays, living coral, a huge range of fish species and native wildlife. Visit Penguin Cove and watch the little penguins swim, feed and play. Spot New Zealand native wildlife including the Kiwi and Tuatara.

Half Day E-Bike Hire:

There is no doubt that Hawke's Bay is becoming one of New Zealand's  year round cycling destinations.

The weather is friendly, the terrain is easy and the trails meander through local villages, vineyards, along rivers, past orchards, through regional parks and along beaches- there is no doubt that this is friendly, relaxing cycle country. In fact there are over 200 kilometres of trail.

And because of that Hawke's Bay as a cycling destination is suitable for everybody. Beginners, families, keen riders and very social riders.

This package allows you half day e-bike hire from Takaro Trails Hire company. The bikes are well maintained and you'll have them on call for total support while you are out riding.

Lake Wanaka Cruise & Nature Walk on Stevensons Island
$149 NZD

A beautiful cruise on Lake Wanaka including a nature Walk on Stevensons Island, bring your camera!

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Wanaka
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Lake Wanaka Cruises

This luxury boat cruise is the most relaxing way to experience the scenery of Lake Wanaka and frequently rates in the top ten things to do in Wanaka!

Take a leisurely 45 minute cruise out to Stevensons Arm, home to Mount Burke high country sheep station. Verdant green pastures precede Mount Gold which rises majestically into the Northern skyline.

Relax in comfort as you cruise up the arm to Stevensons Island where Dual Image will make a beach landing. Your guide will take you ashore via the front loading ramp for a short hike to the summit to view the Minaret Peaks with some excellent photo opportunities.

Learn about the conservation efforts to revive the nearly extinct Buff Weka, along with the interesting Maori and colonial history of the island.

Stevensons Island is an inspiration for photographers - shaped by glaciation and eons of winds that funnel down the arm, rock and twisted trunks meld into a patina of nature's finest backdrops.

Your island adventure is complete with afternoon tea on return to Dual Image and another 45 minute scenic cruise back to the Wanaka waterfront.

Independent customer reviews rate this experience as one of Wanaka's favorite afternoon activities.

  • 45 minute cruise each way
  • Friendly knowledgeable guide & crew
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Luxury 57 foot catamaran
  • Complimentary afternoon tea
  • Short Island walk (optional)
  • Licensed bar with $6 drinks
Otago Harbour Albatross Viewing Trip!
$149 NZD

Encounter Albatross up close on a custom built for purpose catamaran on the Otago Harbour!

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Dunedin
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Natures Wonders

Experience world-acclaimed wildlife from the sea onboard the catamaran Albatross Express.

Cruise Otago Harbour past Aramoana sand spit, the Mole and Taiaroa Head with its historic lighthouse before venturing into the open ocean. You will have a wonderful opportunity to experience ocean wildlife up close and personal.

Northern royal albatross, mollymawks, petrels, terns, cormorants, shearwaters, royal spoonbills, red-billed gulls and much more.

The Albatross Express is a custom-built twin engined catamaran with two viewing decks - the open top deck and enclosed lower deck where two toilets are located.

This is all weather viewing at its very best!

2 Go Kart races for two people at Taupo International Motorsport Park
$149 NZD

Exhilarating go kart racing on this 400 metre outdoor Go Kart circuit near Taupo!

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Taupo
40 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Taupo International Motorsport Park

Take on a friend or loved one in an exhilarating  Go-Kart session at Taupo International Motorsport Park.

The track is 400 meters long, and the karts are capable of going up to 50km/hr. Challenge a friend or loved one & see who has the edge on this fantastic, newly developed Kart Track!

This experience includes two races for two people, so you can both get accustomed to the Kart & track in the first, then battle it out in the second to find a winner!

 

Take off in an electrified Porsche Taycan at Highlands Racetrack!
$149 NZD

Have a seat in an electrified Porsche Taycan & experience the G forces of 3 take offs as you reach 100 km/h in under 3 seconds!

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Cromwell
15 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Highlands Motorsports Park

Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell is located only 45 minutes away from the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown – and offers exceptional fun for the whole family.

Experience electrified speed with the Porsche Taycan Takeoff. No other car in the Highlands fleet will take you from 0 to 100 in 2.4 seconds. This incredible machine has Dual electric motors producing 1050Nm of Torque and 750 HP.

This experience is professionally driven with you as passengers, and includes three 'Takes off's'  on different sections of the famous course at Highlands.

After your ride, you could opt to enjoy another of Highlands world class experiences, like the 650m outdoor Go Kart circuit with Single and Tandem Karts; the National Motorsport Museum, the famous Loo with a View and a fully licensed Café.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

During our South Island recruitment roadie, we stopped in at Highlands so Alex could catch up with his ex colleague Paula. She showed us around the incredible facility & talked us through the experiences on offer there. We were so pleased when Paula agreed to share the Highland's experiences with Chuffed's customers, as they really are world class & have been hugely popular amongst Chuffed Gift recipients!

Guided tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary Wellington
$149 NZD

Keep your eyes peeled for Kaka, Saddleback, Tuatara & many more species as you explore the worlds first fenced sanctuary, just 10 minutes from the Wellington CBD

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Wellington
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Zealandia Ecosanctuary

Imagine a lush forest, home to over 40 rare species of native wildlife. Discover Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne – an ecosanctuary in the heart of Wellington.

Discover ZEALANDIA, the world’s first fenced eco-sanctuary, located only a ten-minute drive from Wellington’s CBD. Visit the picturesque sanctuary and award-winning interactive exhibition and learn about how they are protecting New Zealand’s unique native species and ecosystems.

The ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! Join an experienced guide on an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. With everything in ZEALANDIA living wild, your nature-guru guides will use their knowledge of birdsong, habitats, and local flora to track down even the rarest of these unique animals.

New Zealand has some of the most unique biodiversity and advanced conservation techniques in the world. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about our unique ecological history.

Indulge in High Tea with Bubbles at The George Hotel Christchurch
$149 NZD

A sumptious sitting of delecately prepared high tea, at the luxurious George Hotel Christchurch

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Christchurch
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: The George Christchurch

Indulge in a sophisticated and elegant high tea at The George - Christchurch's favourite 5-star boutique hotel!

Perfect for celebrating with friends and ideal for special occasions like Father-Daughter dates, proposals, bridal showers, birthdays and anniversaries or simply a catch up with friends

An example of the high tea menu is below, and this comes with a glass of Nautilus Cuvee bubbles!

Sweet:

  • date scones with chantilly cream, jam
  • seasonal inspired macarons
  • tiramisu
  • mini carrot cake with cream cheese
  • lemon tartlet
  • nutella cream puff

Savoury:

  • crispy chicken slider, japanese mayo, coleslaw
  • beef cheek toastie
  • classic ham & cheese sandwich
  • falafel stick with tzatziki

coffee or tea

5 Wine Tasting & Two Course Lunch at Melton Estate Winery
$149 NZD

Enjoy tasting 5 Wines followed by a delicious 2 course lunch of your choosing at Melton Estate, just a short drive from Christchurch

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Christchurch
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Melton Estate Winery

This one's for your tastebuds! Just 20 minutes from the Garden City, Melton Estate is a boutique winery featuring a modern restaurant set amongst vines on 12 acres in West Melton, Christchurch.

The winery restaurant is surrounded by Pinot Noir vines, with multiple indoor / outdoor options, including an expansive deck overlooking the vineyards and a new games lawn. Sample local wines that include: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and the acclaimed Sparkling Riesling known as “Summer Love”. The popular restaurant serves great food that is matched to these handcrafted boutique wines.

After your tasting, enjoy a sumptious 2 course lunch, including your choice of entree & main, or main & desert from the restaurant lunch menu!

Pick a friend or loved one to accompany with you & enjoy a delicious day amongst the vines!

Visit the Wineries of Marlborough on an E-Bike
$149 NZD

Explore the most famous of Marlborough’s wineries with a 3 hour e-bike hire & all the local knowledge you need!

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Marlborough
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Explore Marlborough

Enjoy exploring Marlborough's Wineries at your own pace by E-bike! The team at Explore Marlborough will sort you out with all the gear & a detailed map of the wineries you could visit along the way. Make a day of it with a friend or partner, stopping along the way to taste wines & have lunch at one of the stunning wineries, all with a gentle, flat & beautiful bike ride in between, this is an awesome way to sample some of Marlborough's most famous wines!

Raglan Harbour Daytime Nature Cruise with Fish & Chips!
$149 NZD

Sit back & relax as you explore Whaingaroa Harbour on a purpose built catamaran, keeping your eyes peeled for nature & incredible natural formations.

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Raglan
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Raglan Boat Charters

Explore the spectacular Raglan Harbour & it's wildlife onboard the Waihinemoe, all the while enjoying a feed of Raglan Fish & Chips!

Your 90 minute Cruise starts from Raglan Wharf heading off to explore the beauty of the Whaingaroa Harbour..

With over 122 kilometres of coastline the Whaingaroa (Raglan Harbour) is a nationally recognised conservation area with more than 2 million trees planted over the past 10 years, a designated bird sanctuary and stunning geologic features ranging from limestone formations overlain by volcanic basalts, clays and pumices.  The skipper and crew are extremely knowledgeable and present all the local history.  Relax and be at one with the bird and marine life in their habitat.

The boat you are onboard is the Wahinemoe, a purpose built 14 x 4.8m catamaran with all the comforts and an experienced local crew. Extremely stable and maneuverable in the shallows make it easy to access many of the harbours’ hidden bays and gets deep into the upper reaches of  Whaingaroa

Why is this Chuffed Worthy

The team at Raglan Boat Charters contacted us at Chuffed and asked to be part of the gift offerings. It didn't take us long to figure out they were really passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for their clients - and everyone loves cruising on NZ waterways. So we are really thrilled to have partnered with them.

We've combined two of Tauranga's most iconic on water experiences!
$149 NZD

Enjoy Tauranga from the water with a one hour harbour cruise & an all day pass to Waimarino to enjoy a day of fun on the river!

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Tauranga
Adults
Experience Provider: Kewpie Cruises & Waimarino Water & Adventure Park

Enjoy a scenic one hour cruise on the Tauranga Harbour with the iconic Kewpie cruises, along with a supreme all day pass to visit Waimarino water & adventure park!

Experience a full day at the ultimate water and adventure park, Waimarino. Your supreme pass gives you full access to all activities. Have fun on the blob, rock climbing, kayaking, playing beach volleyball, challenging yourself on the low ropes course and so much more. The park is situated on the banks of the beautiful Wairoa River where you can enjoy any down time between activities under the palm trees.

 

Board a cruise from Pilot Bay in Mt Maunganui to get out on the idyllic Tauranga Harbour.

Launched in 1953 as one of Fullers first charter boats doing the world famous 'cream trip'  in Bay of islands. The iconic KEWPIE has a massive history in NZ waters.

On this experience, you'll cruise past the Statue of Tangaroa, a diversity of landscapes from untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements, contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure.

Keep your eyes peeled as it's not uncommon to spot seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals and even Dolphin & Orca from time to time!

Stay on board or choose to hop off at Matakana Island. You are picked up on the same day at no extra cost. Spend an hour or a day on this beautiful island. This is an idyllic beach visit. Beautiful beach walks, fishing, swimming and picnics are popular.

Explore Devonport on a Segway Sampler Tour!
$149 NZD

Explore the seaside village of Devonport & on Segway!

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Auckland
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Magic Broomstick Tours

Have you ever seen groups of people zipping past you on a Segway and thought to yourself…That looks like fun?! If so, our Taste of Segway Auckland Segway ride is just for you!

Once we’ve showed you the basics and you’ve honed your Segway skills on our training ground, you’ll be off to experience the awesome sense of fun and adventure that we like to call the ‘Segway Sensation’.

Glide around the beautiful waterfront of  Devonport, Auckland’s historic seaside village, until you reach Cheltenham Beach.  From there you’ll have a superb view of Rangitoto Island, our youngest volcanic cone,  rising majestically out of the sea.

You’ll also have a chance to put the Segway through its paces in a local park. Race your friends and family, set up a fun course or just spend more time exploring the area. On our way back, you’ll glide uphill and down dale through the back streets as you admire the charming Victorian villas and make your way back to Devonport Wharf.

This Auckland Segway ride goes for one hour and is the perfect fun Auckland activity to entertain teenagers and adults. You’re sure to have the Segway smile after this ride!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Here at Chuffed, we want you to open your gifts & see experience options you didnt know you could do in your own backyard - here's a classic example! Pauline Baker runs Magic Broomstick Segway Tours. Paulines late husband found a passion for Segways during a guided segway tour in Paris, and decided to set up a similar visitor experience back home in Devonport. What started as a passion project in 2008 has flourished to one of Auckland's top activities. 

Christchurch City Gondola & Punting Combo
$149 NZD

Two of Christchurch’s most iconic experiences, Punting on the Avon & the Port Hills Gondola!

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Christchurch
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Christchurch Attractions

This is your opportunity to experience two iconic Christchurch City attractions. Whether you are from far afield or a Canterbury local, these two awesome experiences are sure to give you a unique perspective on the Garden City.

An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning unique views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from our summit station situated atop the Port Hills. A great family-friendly spot to explore for locals and visitors, a visit to the Gondola is a must-do activity. Take in the spectacular 360-degree views and see Christchurch from a different perspective: gaze at the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The summit station offers plenty to entertain: explore the many walking tracks and wide open spaces amidst fresh air, learn about the history of the area on the Christchurch Discovery ride (entry is free with your Gondola ticket or Annual Pass), and indulge in a spot of shopping at our well-priced gift shop. Sit back and take in the fantastic views with a snack from the licensed Red Rock Café.

Punting is an iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on the Edwardian-style Punting tour.v

Departing from the Antigua Boat Sheds, glide through the tranquil Botanic Gardens. Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your Punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The Green & White Antigua boat sheds in Christchurch are far more than just a departure point & a spot for a pretty picture, they're a Christchurch icon, that have stood the test of time, and mother nature, to remain stoic & standing today. The Sheds were built in 1882, and are the perfect base for your leisurely punt on the Avon River. Enjoy the Garden City from a unique & utterly relaxing perspective as you effortlessly (for you anyway) glide along the clear waters. 

E-Bike Hire 2 Hour
$149 NZD

With over 100kms of grade 2 & 3 trails at your feet, grab a friend and an E-Bike and explore these at your own pace & leisure, you’ll be surprised how much ground you can cover in a couple hours on an E-Bike.

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Waikato
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

Grab a mate, get on the bikes and enjoy the incredible views along the Waikato River Trail. The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the info you need for an epic ride.

The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the gear and info you need for an epic few hours in the saddle, then it's over to you to decide where you want to explore at your own pace before returning to base.

There are over 100kms of grade 2 and 3 riding and you’ll be surrounded by spectacular flora and fauna only found in New Zealand.

Minutes from Cambridge yet a world of its own, this spot along the Waikato River is surrounded by lush bush and overlooked by the magnificent Maungatautari Mountain.

Includes:

  • Gepida Berig & KTM Macina Team mid-drive bikes with Bosch motors
  • Pre-hire safety induction
  • Helmet
  • First aid kit
  • Tube and puncture repair kit

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Just tucked off the main road on the side of Lake Karapiro we found Riverside Adventures Waikato. This place is home to some astonishingly beautiful kayaking opportunities and cycle trails, and the family that run Riverside Adventures are committed to making sure you are equipped to safely & confidently explore the very best of it!

Soak at Rotorua's famous Polynesian Spa
$149 NZD

Take a load off & unwind with a hot pool soak at the world famous Polynesian spa Rotorua.

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Rotorua
2 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Polynesian Spa

Embrace nature’s sanctuary and slip into five mineral hot pools overlooking the Lake at Polynesian Spa Rotorua. Try the cold plunge pool, lounge on geothermal recliners and enjoy deluxe changing rooms.

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience, with exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique spa therapies for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools.

The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring will nourish your skin.

Includes access to:

  • Four shallow Rachel Spring alkaline mineral hot pools ranging from 36-41 degrees
  • One Priest Spring acidic mineral hot pool
  • Cold plunge pool for hot-cold hydrotherapy to detoxify –alternate between hot and cold pools three times for best results
  • Geothermally-heated poolside recliners
  • Large indoor relaxation lounge overlooking the lake and gardens
  • Premium changing facilities with towels, secure lockers, beautiful soap, shampoo and hairdryers provided

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Established in 1972, the Polynesian Spa is NZ's original & most iconic geothermal bathing experience. It is internationally renowned & recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world. These waters have been flocked to for their relaxing & healing qualities since the 1800's. If you haven't had a soak at the Polynesian Spa before, it's high-time you did. If you have, we probably don't need to convince you to come back for another visit!

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting, Winery Tour & Picnic Platter
$149 NZD

Enjoy a tour, tasting and picnic at a premium Waiheke Island Vineyard.

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Auckland
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Batch Winery

Make your way to Batch Winery on Waiheke Island, and begin your experience by joining a Wine Ambassador for a walk through the winery, vineyard and barrel hall, whilst enjoying some of the estate wines. Then, sit down either inside the restaurant, or picnic style outside & enjoy a delicious picnic basket while you soak in beautiful views over the Waitemata Harbour toward Auckland city.

After all that, you are welcome to explore the trails of the Whakanewha Regional Park, which boarders Batch Winery, at your own leisure before departing.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We couldn't call ourselves experience experts if we didn't have a wine experience on Waiheke Island, right? Batch Winery itself, along with its team, are progressive, forward thinking, and the perfect Winery for us to have partnered with. Sustainability is high on the priority list for Batch, with the winery itself designed to utilise the natural slope of the land & gravity to move wine through the making process, they also steam sanitise the winery, removing the need for harmful cleaning chemicals, and all vineyard & winery waste is composted on site. For a delicious, insightful & stunning experience on the Island of Wine, look no further!

V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui
$149 NZD

25 Minute cruise around Mt Maunganui on an impressive NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike.

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Tauranga
25 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: V8 Trike Tours

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.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

As locals to Tauranga & the Mount, the Chuffed team have been seeing these V8 beasts entertaining visitors & showing off our local beauty & history in a unique way for years! When we approached the team at V8 Trike Tours, the team were more than happy to offer their experiences in our gifts, and we're thrilled they were, because now you get to hit that little button to the right & choose this experience for yourself!

 

Rangitoto Island Return Ferry
$149 NZD

Explore a volcanic Auckland icon with return ferry tickets to Rangitoto Island from Downtown Auckland.

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Auckland
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Fullers 360

Sail out to one of the most iconic landmarks in the Hauraki Gulf - Rangitoto Island, and spend the day exploring.

Rangitoto erupted from the sea approximately 600 years ago in a series of dramatic explosions. Two episodes 10 to 50 years apart are thought to have lasted for several years each. This makes Rangitoto the youngest island in the Hauraki Gulf and the last and largest volcano to be formed in the Auckland volcanic field.

Exploring Rangitoto is a fantastic day adventure. A gentle climb through lava fields will lead you to the summit in approximately one hour. Allow extra time to explore the lava caves on the way back, or see the historic bach community near the wharf.

Ferry takes approximately 25 minutes from downtown Auckland.

Half day city or Mountain Bike Hire
$149 NZD

Wellington is best explored by bike – so why not hire one and spend the day exploring.

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Wellington
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Switched on Bikes

There's no better way to see Wellington than by bike. Ride at your own pace by hiring either a mountain or city bike to explore Wellington city and the surrounding bays. From the Wellington Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you’ll be enthralled from start to finish.

The bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of rider. You can ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your Bike as your transport between the Wellington must-see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away, or take your mountain bike to some of the trails located near the city centre! Maps provided

This package is a half day City or Mountain Bike hire.

Raglan Harbour Sunset Cruise with Fish & Chips
$149 NZD

Watch the sun set over the Tasman sea from the comfort of a purpose built catamaran on Raglan Harbour.

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Raglan
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Raglan Boat Charters

Experience a spectacular Raglan sunset onboard the Waihinemoe with fish and chips as you see the sun go down.

Your 90 minute Sunset Cruise starts from Raglan Wharf heading off to explore the beauty of the Whaingaroa Harbour.

With over 122 kilometres of coastline the Whaingaroa (Raglan Harbour) is a nationally recognised conservation area with more than 2 million trees planted over the past 10 years, a designated bird sanctuary and stunning geologic features ranging from limestone formations overlain by volcanic basalts, clays and pumices.  The skipper and crew are extremely knowledgeable and present all the local history. Relax and be at one with the bird and marine life in their habitat.

The boat you are onboard is the Wahinemoe, a purpose built 14 x 4.8m catamaran with all the comforts and an experienced local crew. Extremely stable and maneuverable in the shallows make it easy to access many of the harbours’ hidden bays and gets deep into the upper reaches of  Whaingaroa.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy

The team at Raglan Boat Charters contacted us at Chuffed and asked to be part of the gift offerings. It didn’t take us long to figure out they were really passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for their clients – and everyone loves a sunset and some fish n chips!  So we are really thrilled to have partnered with them.

The Footprints of Kupe Experience
$149 NZD

A magnificent 75 minute multisensory journey of guided storytelling of Kupe who landed at Hokianga Harbour 950 years ago.

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Northland
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Manea Footprints of Kupe

Located in Opononi, on the edge of the edge of the Hokianga Harbour is this very interesting cultural attraction.

According to some tribal narratives, Kupe was the first Polynesian to discover the islands of New Zealand. Hokianga is uniquely associated with Kupe as the place he secured for his descendants before leaving on his return voyage to our ancient place of origin in the eastern Pacific. Within a generation those descendants, returned to these Hokianga shores. These events and histories are the foundation of local tribal identity.

Manea: Footprints of Kupe was developed from a vision had by local Kaumātua (senior tribal Elders) for preserving their heritage and sharing it with the world.

The actual experience is a 75-minute multisensory journey of guided storytelling – through art, taonga (cultural treasures), film, performance, digital interaction and the splendor of Hokianga’s natural surroundings.

It is split into 3 parts:

Whakapapa / Connect

Meet your guide and begin your journey in the footsteps of Kupe, with descendants of Kupe.

Engage in stories about their ancestors and the ancient realms of Kupe, told through carvings and the surrounding land. Deepen your understanding of Māori customs and the dynamic connections to the natural and spiritual world.

Ruku / Immerse

On your arrival at the Manea whare taonga (house of treasures), you are welcomed with the timeless cultural ceremony of pōwhiri.

You now enter the Manea theatre, where a 20-minute 4D-digital extravaganza and live performance immerses you in a full sensory recreation of the rich and vibrant world of the intrepid adventures of Kupe.

You appreciate in a new way the extraordinary feats of  ocean voyaging.

Toro / Interact

From the theatre, your guide will lead you outside to absorb the full significance of the Hokianga harbour and it's connection.

This was not only where Kupe made his home, but also his final departure point from this land.

You can now continue your journey of discovery at your leisure in the Footprints of Kupe Interactive Gallery, where digital stations reveal more details of our ancestor’s story.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Manea: Footprints of Kupe was developed from a vision had by local Kaumātua (senior tribal Elders) for preserving their heritage and sharing it with the world. Te Hua o Te Kawariki Trust has developed and runs the Manea centre. It is a charitable trust representing a group of local marae and all profits are returned for community projects. We love this, and this captures the amazing power of tourism to bring income and jobs and community benefits to a community, preserve and educate about other cultures and send people away with a greater understanding of the world we live in. What's not to love about this?

Experience the Rotorua Lakes in an Amphibious WW2 Vehicle
$149 NZD

Discover the Lakes District of Rotorua in an amphibious WW2 vehicle. Includes two ‘splashdowns’ in the Blue Lake and Lake Okareka plus hilarious commentary.

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Rotorua
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Rotorua Duck Tours

The Duck is a truly magnificent vehicle able to travel on land and water. Come and experience Rotorua and its lakes from a totally unique perspective.

This tour is broken into two parts which includes a tour through the city, it’s amazing gardens, iconic buildings, and geothermal areas before heading out for Splashdown into two of Rotorua’s most stunning lakes. The lakes part of the tour includes splashdown onto Lakes Tikitapu and Okareka, magnificent views of Mt Tarawera and lush native forests.

Rotorua Duck Tours is the first, and still, the only company in New Zealand to provide the unique and exciting opportunity to explore a special part of New Zealand in an authentic amphibious WWII landing craft. Experience the thrill of riding in New Zealand’s only genuine operating WW2 landing crafts and seeing beautiful scenery en route, it promises to be a real highlight of your time in Rotorua.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The idea of Rotorua Duck Tours kicked off across the Weir family Christmas table one year, and brothers Peter & Trevor decided to put their money where their mouths were & see it to fruition! Since their first tour in 2003, thousands of visitors & locals alike have enjoyed the entertaining & unique tours. Still family owned & operated today, the Duck tours are an iconic Rotorua activity that we think everyone needs to experience at least once!

Full Day Exploring Wellington's Rugged Coast on E-Bikes
$149 NZD

Pick up your E-Bike, map a route & pack lunch in preparation for an awesome day exploring Wellingtons rugged & wild coastline!

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Wellington
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Wildfinder

See what the eBikes buzz is all about! Do as much or as little pedaling as you like, and let your eBike take the wind and fitness (or motivation!) levels out of the equation.

Discover Pencarrow Head's lighthouses and lakes, along with amazing views of Wellington's coastline and the Kaikoura Ranges on an amazing eBike adventure.

Wildfinder's range of bikes are sourced specifically for local trail conditions, and only use modern reliable eBikes, complete with front suspension, disc brakes, and quality components. All bikes are then customized to rider height and preferences. In short, their equipment won't let you down as you explore Wellingtons rugged coastline!

Pack a picnic lunch and make the most of a full day out on this incredible coastline. Explore Eastbourne’s cafes and galleries, before heading out to Pencarrow Head’s lighthouses and lakes, and further around the bay to the SS Paiaka wreck.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

"Wildfinder is owned and operated by Dave and Alice Woulfe - a husband and wife team looking to get more people into some outdoorsy awesomeness, and to create a lifestyle where we spend more time adventuring with our friends and whānau" . It may seem lazy that we have copy & pasted this directly from their website.. but this sentence illustrates why Wildfinder are exactly what we look for in an experience provider. 

Visit the International Antarctic Centre
$149 NZD

Learn about the history, the ecology, the people, the wildlife at the International Antarctic Centre and get a feeling why this icy white continent is so enthralling.

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Christchurch
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: International Antarctic Centre

This is the place to go, short of the Antarctic Shelf itself, where you can immerse yourself in all thing Antarctica!

Be chilled in the incredible Antarctic storm room, thrilled on an all-terrain vehicle tour, make friends with penguins and huskies. Learn about the first expeditions, modern day life on Scott Base and the future of humanity on the ice. With big screen ice tours in an immersive 4D theatre you learn and experience so much about Antarctica.

In just a few hours here, the icy continent will create memories to last a lifetime. It’s cold. It’s cool. It’s waiting to be discovered by you.

The International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain you. You'll love exploring this award-winning visitor destination!

Admission Includes:

  • Hägglunds Field Trip
  • Storm Dome
  • Penguin Rescue
  • HD Theatre
  • 4D Theatre
  • Husky Zone
Exclusive Penguin Habitat Access at International Antarctic Center
$149 NZD

Visit the International Antarctic Centre and get behind the scenes in this exclusive guided access into the penguin habitats.

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Christchurch
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: International Antarctic Centre

Want to see just what it takes to keep the stars of the International Antarctic Centre healthy and happy? We’ve got the exclusive tour just for you! This popular tour programme gives you the chance to see up close all the fascinating work done ‘backstage’ in the penguin habitat and penguin welfare centre.

Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, the exclusive pass takes you into the areas not accessible to other visitors. It is hosted by an Antarctic Guides, who will share their experience and expertise taking you through the daily routines and long-term goals of our penguin habitat and programme. You’ll see how a Penguin quarantine area works, learn about penguin feeding and husbandry and take your penguin knowledge to the next level!

This experience also includes general admission to the International Antarctic Centre, including the Storm Dome, Hagglund Ride, Penguin Rescue, Hd & 4D Theatres, and if you go Thursday-Monday, Huskies!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The iconic International Antarctic Center is an award winning visitor experience and will open your eyes to the historical & modern day struggles of life on the ice. The Icey continent is extremely fascinating to us all. Unfortunately, most of us wont get to explore it, but this is the next best thing we reckon! 

Cruise from Picton to Ship Cove on the Marlborough Sounds
$159 NZD

Cruise on the Marlborough Sounds to the famous Captain Cook landing at Ships Cove, then cruise the waterways of the Sounds, keeping an eye out for marine life on your return journey.

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Marlborough
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Beach Comber Cruises

Cruise from Picton, up through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to historical Ship Cove. Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it bird, fish or mammal!

As the name would suggest the highlight of this tour is a 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook in 1770 when his ship The Endeavour anchored here to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. It became a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook and he returned here a further four times between 1770 and 1777.

Take the opportunity to dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife. Have your photo taken beside the Captain Cook Monument commemorating his visits to this area or just relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Upon re-joining your vessel cruise via Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort before returning to Picton.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Beachcomber cruises exemplify everything we look for in a partner business! Family owned & operated, with three generations of family often seen at the office at a time. Mind you, walking into their office on the Picton waterfront, you would be forgiven for thinking the whole team are family, such is the strength of the family values behind the business! Also, did we mention how stunning the backyard is? The ultimate way to see one of NZ's great 'backyards' is with Beachcomber Cruises!

Motuara Island Bird Watch Cruise in the Marlborough Sounds
$159 NZD

Cruise on the Marlborough Sounds & time to explore bird sanctuary Motuara Island, keep your eyes out for the rare & endangered species that call this Island home.

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Marlborough
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Beach Comber Cruises

Depart from Picton out to the stunning Motuara bird Island. Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings, native birdlife and stunning views for approximately 1 hour.

On arrival at this magnificent island, you will hear a chorus of songs from the local inhabitants. Sit and enjoy the bird viewing station approx 5-minute walk from jetty before following the moderate gradient track approx 800m one way around the hill with several lookout points along the way before reaching the highest point of the island (128m) there awaits fantastic views across to Ship Cove. There is a spectacular view to the North Island from the Cook Straight Lookout. Lift the lid on one of many wooden nestling boxes along the track and a sleepy Little Blue Penguin (or even a Kiwi) may just glance up to see who is watching over him.

Motuara Bird Sanctuary Island attracts bird lovers from all over the world. All introduced pests were removed in the early 1990's and the island is now home to a variety of native species having struggled to survive or died out on the mainland. Many of these are critically endangered and this Island provides them with a secure future.

Some of the wildlife you will see includes, Saddleback (tieke), NZ Robin (toutouwai), Bellbird (korimako), Tui, Grey Warbler (riroriro), NZ Pigeon (kereru), Silver Eye (tauhou), Fantail (piwakawaka), the endangered South Island Saddleback, the very rare King Shag, Maud Island Frog and the Marlborough Green Gecko.

The vessel will come and pick you up from Motuara island then transport to historic Ship Cove for a site visit before having you arrive back in Picton approx 12:30pm

* Motuara Island is a predator free island administered by the Department of Conservation.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Beachcomber cruises exemplify everything we look for in a partner business! Family owned & operated, with three generations of family often seen at the office at a time. Mind you, walking into their office on the Picton waterfront, you would be forgiven for thinking the whole team are family, such is the strength of the family values behind the business! Also, did we mention how stunning the backyard is? The ultimate way to see one of NZ's great 'backyards' is with Beachcomber Cruises!

Skywire Experience
$159 NZD

Experience the world’s longest flying fox, Skywire at Nelson’s Cable Bay Adventure Park.

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Nelson
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Cable Bay Adventure Park

This adventure starts at the Cable Bay Adventure Park near Nelson.

Your tour starts with a 4km ride in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, passing through pristine native forest while your 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. One 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

Why is this Chuffed Worthy:

Beyond providing fantastic activities for the entire family, Cable Bay Adventure Park is actively contributing to the regeneration of their natural environment, through the removal of invasive pest species and replanting of native flora & fauna. They are also committed to acknowledging the cultural significance of the area, and work alongside the local Tangata Whenua to ensure park development is aligned with this. We think this is an awesome example of responsible tourism, and are proud to offer their experiences to our customers!

Urban Axe Throwing Experience - Auckland
$149 NZD

Axe throwing is growing in popularity and you have to experience it to understand the fun and laughter this brings. Give it a try…

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Auckland
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Sweet Axe Throwing Co Auckland

This is a new one – head on into Sweet Axe and try your hand at axe throwing!! Throwing an axe is an exhilarating experience, one which you can feel for yourself in this safe & supportive space. It's an activity that rewards form over force, it's a leveler; anyone can do it!

The axe-perts will show you how it’s done before you learn how to throw for yourself & dive into a couple of fun games using your new found skills. Plus you get to enjoy some snacks & refreshments while you do it!

Here's what happens… A coach will take you through correct and safe throwing techniques one on one, to ensure you are ready. After a bit of practice you then  put your new skills to the test in a tournament. All very light hearted FUN.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

At Chuffed we believe that gifting experiences is so powerful as it opens people up to experiencing something completely new... Like Axe Throwing! As soon as we heard about Sweet Axe, we knew their unique experiences had a place in our gifts, and the awesome team were stoked to come on board & give it a go.

Wood fired Hot Tub soak on a rural farm property near Lake Wanaka!
$149 NZD

Experience the transition of beautiful afternoon, into sunset and stars overlooking the Southern Alps in your toasty private hot tub.

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Wanaka
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: LandEscape Wanaka

Nestled amongst the rolling hills, crystal clear waters and snow-capped peaks of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, the home of gentle adventure and serene relaxation is emerging at LandEscape Wanaka!

The LandEscape Farm hot tub experience includes spring-fed wood-fired hot tubs set in magnificent locations around the farm. Incredible scenery by day, dazzling stars at night. Sunsets like you have never seen paint the sky, the full moon explodes from the mountains, lenticular clouds arc overhead while lambs frolic beside you.

Immerse yourself in stunning natural surroundings in a wood-fired hot tub, aptly named 'Spagazers'. Each tub is positioned for your viewing pleasure, with its own unique outlook of majestic mountains, farms and valleys for as far as the eye can see. Visit during the day & breathe in the majesty of your surroundings, or enjoy a sunset soak and relax in awe of the impressive night sky above you, the choice is yours!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The Deaton family have owned their slice of rural paradise near Wanaka since the 1990's. Refusing to succumb to the growing pressure to subdivide their property, and acknowledging the land wasn't viable as a working farm, the Deaton's embarked on a much bolder vision for the land! Driven by their passion for renewable energy, Rik, Juliet & family have developed a scattering of Hot Tub sites across their property, along with a network of E-Bike trails in what they call their ' Rustic Phase'. Watch this space, as in years to come the progress at LandEsacape farm will blow your mind, as it has ours! 

Axe-Throwing Session Wellington
$149 NZD

Axe throwing is growing in popularity and you have to experience it to understand the fun and laughter this brings. Give it a try…

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Wellington
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Sweet Axe Throwing Co Wellington

This is a new one – head on into Sweet Axe and try your hand at Axe Throwing!! Throwing an axe is an exhilarating experience, one which you can feel for yourself in this safe & supportive space. It's an activity that rewards form over force, it's a leveler; anyone can do it!

The axe-perts will show you how it’s done before you learn how to throw for yourself & dive into a couple of fun games using your new found skills. Plus you get to enjoy some snacks & refreshments while you do it!

Here's what happens… A coach will take you through correct and safe throwing techniques one on one, to ensure you are ready. After a bit of practice you then  put your new skills to the test in a tournament. All very light hearted FUN.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

At Chuffed we believe that gifting experiences is so powerful as it opens people up to experiencing something completely new... Like Axe Throwing! As soon as we heard about Sweet Axe, we knew their unique experiences had a place in our gifts, and the awesome team were stoked to come on board & give it a go.

Full Day Cycle Exploration of Wellington
$149 NZD

Pick up your E-Bike from Wellington waterfront and explore the city to your hearts content – the coastal bays, Weta Workshop, visit Te Papa, cycle into the hills – get lost and explore.

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Wellington
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Switched on Bikes

With it's compact CBD, nestled amongst a hilly backdrop & surrounded by coastline, there is no better way to explore Wellington at your own pace then by E-Bike.

From the Wellington Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you'll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. You can ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your E-Bike as your transport between the Wellington must-see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away.

Whether you're a fixed itinerary sort, or a' lets just wing it & see what happens' sort of person, the flexibility of a full day E-bike hire will allow you to make the most of exploring the capital from a locals perspective.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Switched on Bikes are a small Kiwi owned & run business on a mission. They see a future where Wellington's transport system if accessible, sustainable & healthy, cue the bikes! You can take a guided tour with the crew from Switched on Bikes to explore Wellington like you've never seen before, opt for a day or half day hire & choose your own adventure, or, ask the team about their NZ first subscription based Electric Bike programme, making commuting via E-Bike more accessible than ever before!

Feed Wild Stingrays and Kingfish
$149 NZD

Experience the Reef Ecology Tour at Tatapouri. Wade out on the shallow reef and meet all the residents, including stingrays who will let you gently stroke them.

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Gisborne
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Dive Tatapouri

Dive Tatapouri located 15 minutes from Tairawhiti Gisborne, and offers a world famous interactive marine experience with Stingrays and other sea life.  You'll get to discover the Tamariki (Children) of Tangaroa (the Maori God of the Sea), whilst taking in the magical marine surroundings of Tatapouri on the East Coast of the North Island, where the first light touches NZ shores.

Once you have donned all the appropriate gear & been briefed on the beach front, the guides will walk you out onto the reef, where you will interact with Wild Short Tail  Stingrays, Eagle Rays and other reef dwellers in their natural habitat. Let Pancake and Waffle, two Short Tail stingrays sit on your feet and wait for a gentle stroke, hard to imagine that Stingrays are perceived to be dangerous. The Reef Ecology Tour is a truly amazing and unforgettable experience.

Helping to create memories for adults and children of all ages, this fun and fascinating adventure to meet the Stingrays is also an educational experience that will have you walking away appreciating Stingrays and ocean life, along with gaining insights into the Stingrays some of which the Dive Tatapouri crew has been working with since they were born on the reef.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

In a previous role, our product manager Alex had sent many hundreds of international tourists to Dive Tatapouri, and had often heard that this was the most unique natural & cultural experience these visitors had here. Chris & Dean Savage run Dive Tatapouri, and their team delivers a true Kiwi experience, where you arrive as a stranger & leave as Whanau. This one has to be experienced to be fully appreciated! 

The Full Weta Workshop Experience
$149 NZD

Learn about the making of movie effects and props, from armour to weapons, creatures to costumes, and make-up to miniatures.

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Wellington
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Weta Workshop Wellington

Dive head-first into a world of creativity, physical effects, and movie-making magic. Located in Miramar, only five minutes from Wellington Airport and 20 minutes from the Central Business District.

From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about the making of props, costumes, and creatures created for your favorite films. Interact with cool stuff from Weta's creative departments and, if you’re lucky, catch an artist at work on the tour stage.

This includes guided transport from the CBD to Weta & Back. An ideal option if you require return city transport. Your driver will point out iconic landmarks along the way. Discover how imaginary worlds are brought to life during a 90-minute tour, with a guided transfer that will take you ‘There and Back Again’ (please allow up to three hours from pick up to drop off, which also gives you ample time to explore the famous Wētā Cave).
Pick up and drop off are from the Wellington i-SITE visitor center -

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Weta Workshop is one of Chuffed's most popular recipient choices. And we love have having this option which demonstrates and inspires people on how little old New Zealand can deliver on the world stage! So from our point of view - this is an exceptional experience.

Enjoy some laps on the Highlands Racetrack in a professionally driven Porsche Cayenne
$149 NZD

Let a professional driver show you what can happen on 2 laps of the 4.1.km racing circuit at Highlands – Reach speeds of 180 km/h!

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Cromwell
15 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Highlands Motorsports Park

You can experience the thrill of zooming around a world-class race track without any effort in the Highlands "Taxi Ride".

Perfect if you want to sit back and enjoy an exhilarating chauffeured experience on a purpose built circuit in a high-speed luxury performance vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

This is 4.1 km of heart-racing, unadulterated fun!

This experience is for two laps - Lap 1 being a scenic and informative lap of the circuit - lap 2 being a high speed as fast as you need experience up to 180km/h.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Highlands Motorsport Park is a world class motorsport park 45 minutes from Queenstown. This high speed taxi is an excellent introduction to the track with a professional driver. There are many offerings at Highlands. We encourage you to check them all out if fast cars is your thing!

Explore Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
$149 NZD

Half day full suspension mountain bike hire gives you the opportunity to explore the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with over 50km of trails.

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Northland
4 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Paihia Mountain Bikes

The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Bay of Islands. With heaps of awesome riding, it provides the perfect all round option for mountain biking for any time of the year with a mix of easy, scenic trails that you can take at your own pace as well as some hardcore riding.

It currently offers almost 50km of varying difficulty trails with great flow and features, from downhill riding, jump trails, cross country and beginner trails. The trail network has grown rapidly over the past couple of years and the trails cater to all levels of ability from beginners to advanced riders.

There are plenty of fast, flowing berms, rollers and jumps. Grade 2 and 3 runs are so well built, they’re still fun for more expert riders - some of the best in New Zealand. Come check out all the awesome trails and riding options.

Paihia Mountain Bikes are located right at the start point of these world class trails, and have the perfect bike available for you to explore them!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

The Bay of Islands is one of our favourite parts of NZ, and the world class trails located just out of Paihia are definitely worth checking out on your next visit. Jonny & Georgie are the locals behind Paihia Mountain Bikes. Their friendly crew are full of all the knowledge you need to make the most of your day, and will get you fitted on a modern, high quality ride to make your day all the more enjoyable! 

Marine Reserve Kayaking Tour - 100% seal spotting
$149 NZD

After a scenic drive trip from 4WD trip explore the outer coast of the Marine Reserve. Towering cliffs, rock stacks, deep sea caves and diverse wildlife including penguins.

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Akaroa
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Pohatu Penguins

Explore the outer coast of Banks Peninsula and Pohatu marine reserve by kayak, marvel at its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves and encounter its unique wildlife.

Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch make an added exciting attraction in settled sea conditions. Observe the diverse wildlife and marine species such as penguins, seals (and their pups), various sea birds and possibly the world’s smallest and New Zealand endemic dolphin!

Best of all, no kayaking experience necessary! Trips are only run in settled, safe conditions by experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Tour includes:

  • Scenic drive by 4WD mini vans from Akaroa
  • Photos stops along the way with commentary about the area
  • Fully guided kayak trip by qualified and experienced staff
  • All kayaking gear (life jackets, dry jackets, spray deck, dry bags for cameras...)
  • 100% guarantee to see New Zealand Fur seals

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The outer Akaroa Harbour is remote and stunning. And a guided tour with the experts at Pohutu will help you understand this while keeping you safe. It's these type of experiences,  and the opportunity to connect people who would never otherwise consider it, that is the fundamental basis of what Chuffed is trying to achieve.

Ride the Queenstown trails with 2 x Half Day E-Bike Hire from Queenstown
$149 NZD

Explore Queenstowns surrounding trails from the comfort & ease of an E-Bike, hired from a handy central city location!

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Queenstown
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Around the Basin Bike Queenstown

Queenstown is a stunning place to ride a bike. There is a purpose-built gravel trail network that allows for endless riding adventures.

This experience includes 2 half day E-Bike Hires from around the basin bike tours, conveniently located in central Queenstown, so you can get out there and explore the Queenstown Trail networks!

Around the Basin have a fleet of Electric Bikes are mostly made up of the Merida E-Big range. These pedal-assisted E-Bikes are perfectly suited for exploring the Queenstown Trail.

When you collect your E-Bike, the team will explain how to operate them effectively to get the most out of your ride.

They also have a selection of ‘cruiser-style’ E-Bikes, with lower step-through frames, from Norco, and some larger framed E-bike from the kiwi brand Sinch.

Why ride with an E-Bike?

  • Confidence to get out there and tackle the hills with ease
  • Keep up with more experienced bike riders
  • Ride further, faster, with less effort
  • The freedom to choose how hard you want your ride to be

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We are stoked that Around the Basin Tours was keen to be a partner of Chuffed. They have been providing outstanding service and tours to riders on the Queenstown Trail since it was opened in 2012, heavily involved in community clubs promoting a healthy outdoors lifestyle and all round good folk! And when some of the Chuffed Team rode some of the Queenstown Trail it was obvious we needed to introduce our customers to this beautiful cycling experience.

Walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track - including boat transfers!
$159 NZD

Your chance to experience a section of the Queen Charlotte Track, famously one of New Zealand’s most scenic walks.

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Marlborough
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Beachcomber Cruises

Your adventure will begin as you cruise north from Picton on a boat through the drowned river valleys of the Queen Charlotte Sound and past idyllic bays. As you head towards Ship Cove the skipper will talk about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area and – if there is time- you'll get closer to any passing wildlife, including dolphins who like to play in the wake of the boat.

In the 1770s, sheltered Ship Cove provided safe anchorage, food, water and timber for explorer Captain James Cook and his ship crews on five separate occasions and saw some of the earliest sustained contact between Maori and Europeans.

There is plenty of historical information at Ship Cove before you climb away from the beach through native forest regenerating beneath a high canopy of trees. The forest includes manuka, kanuka, five finger and tree ferns and is home to many native New Zealand bird species: tui, fantails, silvereyes and tomtits. If you stop for a break, a curious weka may come to check you out.

When you reach Tawa Saddle, stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound spread out before you. The track then drops into Resolution Bay and follows an old bridle path into Endeavour Inlet.

Furneaux Lodge at the head of the Endeavor Inlet is your destination. Here you can buy drinks and meals and relax before boarding your cruise vessel at approximately 4-4.30pm for your return to Picton. Arriving back at approximately 5.30-6pm.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Beachcomber Cruises exemplify everything we look for in a partner business! Family owned & operated, with three generations of family often seen at the office at a time. Mind you, walking into their office on the Picton waterfront, you would be forgiven for thinking the whole team are family, such is the strength of the family values behind the business! Also, did we mention how stunning the backyard is? The ultimate way to see one of NZ's great 'backyards' is with Beachcomber Cruises!

Coastal Cycle Tour to Popular Wineries
$149 NZD

A leisurely and very relaxed day on a 26 km coastal cycle from Napier to 3 of the the finest Cape Coast wineries. Bike hire and return shuttle included.

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Napier
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Takaro Trails

This is a scenic coastal ride of 26kms which includes standard bike hire and return shuttle, finishing at 3 favourite Hawke's Bay wineries. This is a great for those wanting to cycle for 2-4 hours but also enjoy a winery or two!

Departing the port village of Ahuriri you cycle around the port to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. Spend some time enjoying the beautiful Art Deco buildings before cycling along the Marine Parade pathway with spectacular views across the Pacific to Cape Kidnappers.

You'll come to Ātea a Rangi -  Celestial Star Compass at Waitangi Regional Park, a great place to stop and look at this fantastic installation. Learn about how Māori navigators used the stars to sail their wakas (canoes) to New Zealand. Cycle on through the wetlands, home to numerous black swans to the village of Clive, a great place for refreshments. Leaving Clive, you arrive at Black Bridge and the mouth of the Tuki Tuki river. Cycle through these two quaint coastal communities to get to Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga to indulge in wine tastings at these three fine Cape Coast wineries.

Allow 4-6hrs for this tour - we suggest meeting at Takaro Trails base in Ahuriri between 10am and 11am. At the end of the day you will be collected (around 4pm, time to be confirmed with you at reservation time) and transferred back to Ahuriri or your accommodation.

Included: Bike hire or e-bike hire, pannier bag, helmet, maps and instructions, return shuttle from Te Awanga

Not included: Wine tasting charges

Additional option is available to be picked up from your accommodation. This is $10 additional and can be reserved at your time of booking.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The cycle trail network through the Hawke's Bay is outstanding and if you have done it yet, don't wait. It's leisurely, relaxed and short distances between points of interest. James from Chuffed did this in 2021 with his family and said we need to find a way to facilitate this for Chuffed customers. So we started working with Takaro Trails and they have been outstanding to our customers. So we are very pleased indeed with how this option is working out for Chuffed Gift recipients.

 

The Ultimate E-Bike Destination
$149 NZD

Explore the Hawke’s Bay’s impressive network of cycle trails linking wineries, beaches, rivers, cute towns, eateries and parks. Package includes full day E-Bike hire.

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Napier
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Takaro Trails

There is no doubt that Hawke's Bay is becoming one of New Zealand's  year round cycling destinations.

The weather is friendly, the terrain is easy and the trails meander through local villages, vineyards, along rivers, past orchards, through regional parks and along beaches- there is no doubt that this is friendly, relaxing cycle country. In fact there are over 200 kilometres of trail.

And because of that Hawke's Bay as a cycling destination is suitable for everybody. Beginners, families, keen riders and very social riders.

This package allows you full day e-bike hire from Takaro Trails Hire company. The bikes are well maintained and you'll have them on call for total support while you are out riding.

There is a full range of sizes from extra small to extra large and the bikes are perfect for the riding surfaces of the Hawke's Bay trails.

There are a few optional add ons to this e-bike package (not included in the gift) that you can request at booking:

  • Bike drop off and pick up service to your accommodation from $10/bike.
  • Pick up from Te Awanga (Cape Kidnappers) at 4pm each day for $20 per person

There is also a range of kids bikes, baby/ toddler seats, chariot trailers and tag along bikes to cater for kids from 6months old - if you want to bring the kids!

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy:

We really love working with Takaro Trails who are proving themselves to be a very professional and high service focused partner. Their knowledge of the area, quality of bikes and range of shuttle and tour options have made them a real hit with Chuffed Gift recipients. 

And as for the trails there are so many recommendations and highlights. Most popular seems to be winery visits for lazy lunches, but equally there are so many beautiful spots for picnics or just a great day out riding and enjoying the expanse of the Hawke's Bay.

 

Auckland's Fastest Indoor Adventure Centre
$149 NZD

15 laps of indoor electric go karting track, explore the jungles in a laser tag mission and finish with a mini golf round.

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Auckland
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Game Over Auckland

Unlock all three attractions at Game Over Auckland with the ALL EXPERIENCE PASS!

Start with a 15 lap race around the karting track, then strap on your phaser and step into the deepest of jungles for your laser tag missions, and finally, cap off the day with a round of Jurassic Mini Putt. Pick a friend & make a day of it!

Get behind the wheel of an electric kart and experience first-hand the unrivaled torque and power! The 200m track challenges drivers of all levels; smooth steering, throttle, and brake control are essential for achieving a good lap time.

Game Over Laser Tag is a live action packed, laser arena with the latest technology, lighting and sound. Watch out for the opposition players and the interactive targets hidden throughout the arena – zap them before they get you! All players receive a full mission briefing followed by gearing up where you will strap on your Helios Pro vest and phaser.

Take a trip back to the Jurassic period and see if you have the skills to avoid gigantic dinosaurs while you putt. Weather is irrelevant as this 12-hole mini golf course is indoors. Great fun for everyone!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

We first heard about Game Over Auckland from friends raving about their experience there, and suggested it would be an awesome fit for Chuffed. The crew at Game Over are dedicated to ensuring all of their customers have an absolute blast, and because all of the activities are indoor, they do so rain, hail or shine!

Full Day Waikato Kayak Adventure
$149 NZD

An awesome adventure exploring the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro. Picnic, explore, swim. Includes full day hire of 2 Kayaks.

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Waikato
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

Pack some lunch and get ready for an awesome day exploring Lake Karapiro with a friend on a couple of kayaks!

Minutes from Cambridge yet a world of its own, this spot along the Waikato River is surrounded by lush bush and overlooked by the magnificent Maungatautari Mountain.

The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the gear and info you need for an epic day paddling. Karapiro is known for its calm waters!

Includes:

  • Sit-on top kayaks designed for stability and safety
  • Paddles and leashes
  • Wetshoes
  • Personal Floatation Device (lifejacket)
  • Pre-hire safety briefing & paddling tips
  • Splash pants available on request
  • Dry bags available on request

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Just tucked off the main road on the side of Lake Karapiro we found Riverside Adventures Waikato. This place is home to some astonishingly beautiful kayaking opportunities and cycle trails, and the family that run Riverside Adventures are committed to making sure you are equipped to safely & confidently explore the very best of it!

Muriwai Beach Blokarting experience
$149 NZD

With full instruction provided, this includes 2x Blokart hire and the exhilaration of land sailing along these famous black sand beaches – truly something unique!

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Auckland
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Muriwai Surf School

Experience Auckland famous west coast beach in an exhilarating and exciting new way, on land based yachts - known as Blokarts.

Only done 2 hours each side of low tide, this is the most unique way to experience Muriwai Beach.

The team from Muriwai Surf School will equip you with everything you need, before you walk to the beach & learn everything you need to get going, then you are ready for the wind in your face and an adventure you'll never forget.

The Blokarts are easy to operate & great fun, plus, the wilder the weather the more exhilarating your Blokarting experience will be, so don't let wind & rain deter you!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Chuffed loves that our gifts introduce people to new experiences. Not many people can say that they have tried Blokarting before, and who knew it was so accessible just 45 minutes from our biggest city? For a unique experience in a beautiful (& handy) location, with a great team, it's hard to look past this!

 

Race at NZ's Premier Go Karting Venue
$149 NZD

Test your nerve, skills and race your partner on this world class go kart racing circuit and reach speeds of up to 100km/h.

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Rotorua
30 minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Off Road NZ

Feel the need for speed as you jump into the driver’s seat for an exhilarating Raceline Karting experience. Concentration, skills and a big dose of brave, will help you make the most of the world-class karting track and give it all you’ve got. The track is 1.2 km long with 11 corners, 6 hairpin turns, 150 metre straight and you'll reach speeds up to 100km/h - this will thrill you.

Test your limits in a safe and controlled environment, at Rotorua’s International Kartsport Raceway high up on the Mamaku Plateau, with top of the line Sodi 390cc 4 stroke karts imported from France. Off Road NZ is the only place in the country where you can race these incredible, state of the art machines on the same track as the professional racers.

Geared up and ready to roll, experience the rush of G-Force as you take on hairpin corners and flowing curves with speeds reaching close to 100 km/hour on the 150-metre straight. Go for a personal best or race each other to beat the clock and cross that finish line.

This experience is the Arrive and Drive Package which gives you 10 minutes of racing time on the track each.

If you love it (which you will) you can upgrade to more tack time when you are there.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

James from Chuffed has visited Off Road NZ at least 20 times in the last 15 years - with his wife, visiting friends and family, groups of friends....the Go Karting never fails to impress. Part of it's charm is it's remote location on a 125 hectare farm 25 minutes drive into the hills from Rotorua.  The fun is addictive, and the competitive spirit against yourself and your friends comes to the fore. So when Chuffed was born - Off Road NZ was one of the first calls James made to see if they wanted to be a partner. And lucky for everyone they said yes.

You might want to consider adding their 4WD bush safari and monster truck experience to you visit also.

 

Maori Rock Carvings Sail and Hot Pool Soak
$149 NZD

Sail to the famed Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo and then soak away any stress at Waikete Valley Hot Pools.

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Taupo
4 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Sail Barbary & Waiketi Hot Pools

Sail Barbary:

Set sail on NZ's only commercial electric yacht on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Feel the sun on your face and enjoy the gentle lake breezes as you cast off and head out to make new friends and new discoveries.

Kick back and relax as you skim across the surface, the crystal-clear waters gliding quietly beneath you, and you investigate the hidden bays and dramatic coastline that tell the story of Taupō’s volcanic past. Take in the stunning vistas that spread out before you, the distant peaks of majestic mountains rising high above the lake, guarding the Taupō caldera as they have for ages.

Or heighten the adventure, get involved, and help get us underway as you are introduced to the basics of sailing. Whether you want to sit back and just enjoy the peace of the quiet, zero-emission yacht, or want to get more hands-on and take the wheel or help hoist the sails, you’re set for an amazing experience... one you won’t find anywhere else.

Waikite Hot Pools:

The Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a natural thermal bathing complex. Water for these pools comes straight out of the Te Manaroa natural boiling spring, and is then cooled before entering (and exiting) the pools.

This 100% natural thermal water is not treated with any chemicals whatsoever, nor is it filtered or recycled back into the pools. The ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley is the only thermal pool complex of this size in New Zealand using only 100% pure natural geothermal water. Given the nature of the water it is recommended that you keep your head above water when swimming.

Indulge in the soft calcite-laden mineral water in temperatures of 35-38°Celsius seducing you into a total state of relaxation. This experience allows you access to the Settler's Pool, Soak Pool, Garden Pool, Pergola Pool and the Tubs. Also includes entry to Te Manaroa Spring Eco- Trail walkway.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Tiffany & Peter from Sail Barbary were one of the first operators we approached when Chuffed Gifts was just an idea in our heads! They showed us around their beautifully restored & unique electric yacht then and it is no surprise to us now that their experience is one of our most popular options! When we visited Waikite Valley Thermal pools we were blown away. Just a short drive from Rotorua yet miles away from the crowds, the natural spring fed pools here are sure to melt your worries away!

Private Hot Tub and Zorb Rides
$149 NZD

One Zorb ride each followed by a private hot tub soak on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest.

 

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Rotorua
3 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Secret Spot & Zorb

Secret Spot Hot Tubs

You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome when you discover this secret spot in the forest.

It’s all about connecting you with nature, friends, and family after your day’s adventures. Bathe in your own cedar hot tub surrounded by native trees and ferns, while you receive tub-side bar service at the push of a button.

The fresh (non-geothermal) water comes from a aquifer spring, which is heated to just the right temperature for you to enjoy a relaxing 45-minute soak. The tubs can fit up to six people and come with complimentary drinking water and lockers. You can bring your own swimwear, or there is swimwear, towels, and robes for hire. Check in 15 minutes before your booked soak time.

Explore the unique café and bar in a backyard setting – which has smooth manuka-roasted coffee, Good George craft beer and cider, and Mills Reef wine.

Have a bite to eat, play lawn games and enjoy the outdoor campfires, or unwind with a “Shinny Dip” in the cute foot hot tubs, free with any drinks purchase.

Zorb

One ride down the 250m long straight track at the world famous Zorb site in Rotorua: Superman dive into the ball then slip slide & laugh as you make your way down the 250m slope on Mt Ngongotaha. There is the option of racing alongside someone in another ball next to you on these dual straight tracks, winning will require enough skills to stay upright & run all the way down the hill - good luck!

Don’t let the cold weather rain on your parade. There are three hot tubs on site to keep toasty in after your ride, as well as a brand spanking new sauna at the bottom of the hill, heated changing rooms with hairdryers and even blankets!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The team who started Chuffed did so after working as near neighbors to the Zorb team, at Rotorua Canopy Tours. After years of working closely with the Zorb team, seeing first hand their amazing experiences & fun & professional customer service style, it was a no brainer for us to bring Zorb on as one of our first partner businesses! At Secret Spot, Keith, Eric & family have set up a truly epic business, with Kiwi refreshments, hospitality, and nature (literally) running through the property! The Chuffed team love a visit to Secret Spot, especially to enjoy a refreshing beverage or two after a days riding in the forest!

Astronomy and Stargazing Experience
$149 NZD

Experience the dark southern skies through modern astronomy gazing technology at an exclusive hidden observatory 16 km north of Whitianga.

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Coromandel
1 hour 30 minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Stargazers BnB

Nestled in a protected valley in Kuaotunu 16km north of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, Stargazers offers an ideal dark sky site to observe the stunning New Zealand southern night sky in all its dark sky glory with a range of optical tools.

This astronomy tour provides a comprehensive introduction to the NZ southern night sky. Commencing on a elevated stargazing observation deck you will learn to recognise several constellations and bright stars using a green laser pointer.  Then, use the walk-in Pipehenge observing frame to learn how the stars and planets move in the sky and how the great New Zealand Maori and Polynesian voyagers used them for navigation across the Pacific Ocean.

You will continue with the professional 14" Celestron CGE Pro 1400XLT telescope in the rotating 3.5m (11') astronomy dome. View a range of objects including the moon, stars, planets and galaxies depending on availability on the night of your visit. Children can operate the dome rotation during the astronomy tour to give a clear view of the NZ sky.

Back at reception you will have ample time to examine and handle several 4½ billion year old meteorites and learn about the history of the classic Spitz A2 planetarium projector currently undergoing restoration and how it is used. There are several unique hands-on displays about things astronomical, geological and scientific including 150 million year old dinosaur bones. The astronomy tour concludes with a walk through a 25m scale model of the Solar System.

A hot drink is provided while stargazing to ward off the evening chill and a detailed information pack including a sundial kit is supplied to enable you to further your astronomy interests at home!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

On our first recruitment road trip around the Coromandel, we found Stargazers BnB just beyond the peninsulas traditional holidaymaker route. What we really found was a husband & wife passion project, so authentic & unique that it couldn't be ignored! No wonder it has proven so popular with Chuffed customers to date!

Morning or Afternoon Coromandel Sailing Cruise
$149 NZD

Departing Whitianga, enjoy a spectacular 3.5 hour cruise off the Coromandel coast aboard a sailing Catamaran.

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Coromandel
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Boom Sailing

Depart from Flaxmill Bay, near Whitianga & set sail for Three and a half hours around the beautiful Coromandel coastline on Boom Sailings Catamaran 'Fully Charged' and visit local iconic locations, get to see Cathedral Cove up close. Once the crew set anchor, either relax on the boat, or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life.

Whether you decide on the morning or afternoon sailing trip, this relaxing coastal sail is sure to delight!

The morning trip includes freshly brewed coffee, chilled organic juice and a delicious baked snack. Not a morning person? Lucky for you the afternoon trip includes a chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with fresh fruit.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Mat & Natalie are the husband & wife team behind Boom Sailing. After sailing professionally all over the world, Mat decided the Coromandel Peninsula was the place for him, and sharing his passion for the sport & this place with visitors was a great way to fill his time. We love supporting Kiwi owned & operated passion projects, and Boom Sailing is a classic example of this type of business! It's also one of the most popular Chuffed experiences. 

Dive into the crazy world of Weta Workshop at Unleashed in Auckland
$149 NZD

Step into a fantastical film effects workshop and explore the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in-the-making. The line becomes blurred between reality and fantasy!!

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Auckland
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Weta Workshop Unleashed

Step into the fantastic film effects workshop and explore the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in-the-making. It's a journey through Weta Workshop's creative process that needs to be seen to be believed!!

Part 1: Horror
The animatronics and prosthetics department are working on the horror film Fauna. Visitors who dare, may enter the claustrophobic horror film set, where something lingers in the shadows..

Part 2: Fantasy
Enter our very own Artists’ Shed, a peaceful haven that shows the process of fantasy world-building through the imaginations of concept artists, who dream up a world designed for the epic movie Age of the Ever-Clan. Step through the curtain and enter their fantastical world….

Part 3: Sci-fi
It’s time to walk onto a film set of the science fiction adventure movie Origins. Projected light plays across the stage and a stunning light display with an epic intergalactic soundtrack begins. A gigantic robot and epic spaceship immerse you in an atmospheric sci-fi wonder.

Be Unleashed. Your 90-minute guided experience includes:

  • Monsters, giants and robots!
  • Interactive gizmos
  • Discombobulating displays
  • Fantastical set-pieces from the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi
  • Eye-popping practical effects: discover how our crew design, build and bring them to life
The Most Outrageous of all ZORB Rides
$149 NZD

A ride each on the fastest, highest, steepest and longest giant ball rolling track in the WORLD.

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Rotorua
1 - 2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Zorb

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably.

Discover MEGA Track -the longest, fastest and steepest track in the world at a full 300 metres! Think of it like a giant water slide, 40 litres of water (warm in winter, cool in summer) with no tumbling involved, just full on belly laughs from top to bottom. To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

Don’t let the cold weather rain on your parade. There are three hot tubs on site to keep toasty in after your ride, as well as a brand spanking new sauna at the bottom of the hill, heated changing rooms with hairdryers and even blankets!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The team who started Chuffed did so after working as near neighbors to the Zorb team, at Rotorua Canopy Tours. After years of working closely with the Zorb team, seeing first hand their amazing experiences & fun & professional customer service style, it was a no brainer for us to bring Zorb on as one of our first partner businesses!

Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spa Experience
$149 NZD

New Zealand’s only geothermal mud and spa experience. Mud has healed for centuries here so come and enjoy.

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Rotorua
90 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Hells Gate

Thanks to its beauty and healing properties Tikitere has been a destination for spa and nature seekers since 1871. In 1934 noted Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, visited and cited it as inspiration to change his once atheist beliefs. In awe of the boiling mud and steam billowing into the sky, Shaw is said to have exclaimed “this could be the very gates of hell.” Upon hearing this, local Māori decided the English name for the area would become Hell’s Gate.

Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience. The healing properties of the geothermal mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Māori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa. Your body and soul will feel revitalised after this soothing experience.

This experience includes bathing in the world-famous mud baths, then soaking in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Some of the Chuffed team took a visit to Hells Gate to walk through the Geothermal Reserve before trying out the Mud Bath & Sulphur Spa. We found it to be an incredibly unique & relaxing experience and were blown away by the Kaitiakitanga & Manaakitanga of the Hells Gate team.  This site is extremely significant to Maori Culture, which makes us all the more lucky to be able to experience it! Pro tip - take old swimwear or rent some on site, as the Sulpher can be tricky to get out of clothing!

 

The Full All Black's Experience
$149 NZD

A hand’s on and interactive state of the art guided tour showcasing New Zealand’s All Black rugby heritage, achievements and culture – followed by the opportunity to test your own skills.

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Auckland
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: All Blacks Experience

Opened in 2019, this experience is based at at the Sky City Precinct in Auckland and is designed to give you the most in-depth appreciation of what it is like to be a New Zealand All Black.

The experience itself is a 90 minute state-of the art guided encounter that showcases the All Blacks through the latest innovation and technology. This full sensory and interactive experience allows New Zealanders to celebrate and understand New Zealand’s rugby heritage, achievements and culture.

We thought the best way to highlight the best parts of the experience was to take the words of  Ed Burak, the All Blacks Experience designer as to what her thought the top  highlights are for visitors:

  1. The Haka – take in the full force of the Haka through a 4 metre high screen experience that draws you in from the first moment. As close as you will come to facing the real thing.
  2. Test your rugby skills – In a hands on interactive zone you’ll be able to match your kicking, passing, lineout and accuracy skills against those of actual All Blacks – and discover where your talents truly lie.
  3. New Zealand’s Rugby Story – you’ll immerse yourself in the history, culture and people that have made the All Blacks such an icon in New Zealand and the world
  4. Legends of the Game – Hear directly from past and present legends of the game and discover their stories, moments and matches.
  5. Performing under pressure – through the use of technology and innovation you will get insights and direction from coaches and players to understand what it is like to perform under pressure in a high performance team
  6. Black Ferns, Maori All Blacks and All Blacks Sevens – this experience is not just about the All Blacks – but a homage to all those that wear the black jersey and represent New Zealand with dignity, strength and skill to be the best of the best.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We think it’s great there is now an experience where New Zealander’s can go and really get a in-depth understanding of our national game and it’s importance in the cultural identity of New Zealanders. So when All Blacks Experience approached Chuffed and asked if they can be part of our gift packages we thought it was a perfect fit. We also like the fact it is in a central Auckland location so you can wrap a day of exploring the CBD around a visit to the All Blacks Experience. 

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