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Discover Experience Box - Try Something New

Discover Experience Box - Try Something New

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$99 NZD

Impress anyone with a unique experience gift designed just for them. With this gender neutral gift they can choose from 85 incredible experiences so you can’t get it wrong.
This gift is suitable for everyone. They will love a gift all about fun experiences and will thank you for the incredible memories made! No matter who you’re shopping for there’s an experience for all.
The great thing about Chuffed Gifts is they are valid for 2 years, so they can choose something locally and do it immediately, get planning a weekend into another region, or use it on the holiday to North/South Island they are planning next year. So much flexibility.

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

Depart Kinloch & explore the hidden gems on the Western side of Lake Taupo

Explore the lesser-known Western Bays of Lake Taupo on a purpose built boat with friendly local guides!

Taupo
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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Explore the lesser-known Western Bays of Lake Taupo on a purpose built boat with friendly local guides!

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Depart Kinloch & explore the hidden gems on the Western side of Lake Taupo

Departing from Kinloch, this unique adventure offers you the opportunity to discover some of the Hidden Gems of Lake Taupo only found in the Western Bays.

There are towering cliffs, hidden ravines, waterfalls and sandy bays with crystal clear waters that are just waiting to be discovered.

This is your chance to explore the Northern end of Lake Taupo’s Western Bays with Taxicat Adventures.

This 90 minute journey departs from Kinloch Marina just a short 15 minute drive from Taupo township. You’ll swing by Kotukutuku landing and onboard any Great Lake Trail riders and their bikes while you take a 2 minute walk into the bush to discover the first of 3 waterfalls.

If weather permits there might even be time for a swim here. From the landing, you will continue on to explore 2 other waterfalls only accessible by boat, then make our scenic journey back to Kinloch.

Experience provided by

Taxicat Adventures

Glowworm Canoe Tour on Lake McClaren

An enchanting dusk adventure in a “Big Kanu” to visit a steep walled canyon – home to thousands of glowworms scattered like the night sky

Tauranga
2 hours
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An enchanting dusk adventure in a “Big Kanu” to visit a steep walled canyon – home to thousands of glowworms scattered like the night sky

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Glowworm Canoe Tour on Lake McClaren

Appreciate the beautiful scenery, birdlife and glow worms at Lake McLaren in the Big Kanu. Departing at sunset you’ll launch from the lakes edge and paddle together through the calm waters towards the head of the lake. You’ll see thousands of glow worms scattered like the stars in a narrow, high-sided canyon and learn a thing or two, right from your seat in the incredible Big Kanu.

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Waimarino

Penguin colony tour at dusk - Chuffed Gifts

Penguin Colony Tour at Dusk

With access by guided tour only through private land, you’ll visit the largest mainland colony in New Zealand of Australasian Little Penguin with a trained guide.

Christchurch
2 - 3 hours
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With access by guided tour only through private land, you’ll visit the largest mainland colony in New Zealand of Australasian Little Penguin with a trained guide.

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Penguin Colony Tour at Dusk

Pohatu is the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand and where this family owned business has worked over the last three decades protecting White-flippered Penguins, Canterbury’s own variant of Australasian Little Penguin, from introduced predators.
This is a wonderful option for people who wish to take part in the monitoring program and discover more, in depth, about the conservation efforts. This gives you great insight into the life of a penguin and the chance to see the birds up-close and a unique opportunity to watch them socialising on the water.
After a breathtaking scenic drive over Akaroa extinct volcano and photo opportunities you will discover tranquil Pohatu Bay where you will set off for a walk around the colony to monitor nesting sites and make sure that the Little Penguins are doing well. Then, you will have the unique opportunity to spot some undisturbed from hidden hides, socializing on the water with provided binoculars and telescope.
With night falling there is a high likelihood to see some penguins returning to shore and relaxing on the rocks before heading to their nests. As they have to walk so far to feed chicks you will leave before dark and leave them in peace.
In addition, tours booked late November to February may have the opportunity to see up-close rehabilitation efforts such as feedings and swim therapy.

The tour includes:

  • 4WD transportation from Akaroa by 4WD minibus to and from Pohatu bay on some of Banks peninsula back country road,
  • Welcome by rare sheep breeds that can be hand fed,
  • A conservation walk and talk within the penguin habitat,
  • Monitoring of penguin nesting homes to check on the colony,
  • With camouflage gear and through binoculars and scope, watch penguin(s) in the middle of the bay, preening, resting and socialising,
  • A likelihood of some birds coming ashore just under the hides as it get darker

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We love this business. This is an exemplar  of how, when done well tourism is such a powerful force. Pohutu Penguins is a family run business with a long standing history of protecting the Little Penguin in Pohatu Bay. When Shireen and Francis Helps first started their penguin conservation work the penguins faced massive challenges via predation by rats, cats, ferrets and stoats. The colonies around Bank’s Peninsula were disappearing at an alarming rate.

Through predator trapping, monitoring, rehabilitation and creating awareness the Pohutu Colony stabilized and has now grown into the largest colony of Little Penguins  on mainland New Zealand. Today, the conservation work continues, and the tourism business has created jobs, raises marine conservation awareness and in short is simply a fantastic story!

 

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Pohatu Penguins

The Full All Black's Experience

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.

Auckland
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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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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The Full All Black’s 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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All Blacks Experience

Explore the Waikato River Trails and Lakes

An epic full day adventure, cycle from Arapuni Dam to Lake Karapiro, then explore the lake by kayak.

Waikato
8 Hours
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An epic full day adventure, cycle from Arapuni Dam to Lake Karapiro, then explore the lake by kayak.

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Explore the Waikato River Trails and Lakes

Get on the bike and enjoy the incredible views along the Waikato River Trail, then, gear up the kayak for a jaunt around Lake Karapiro by Paddle. The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the info you need for an epic day out. They’ll get you fitted on a modern bike, plus give you a return shuttle to/from their base to Arapuni Dam. There is over 100kms of grade 2 and 3 riding and a whole lake to explore on kayak.

Experience provided by

Riverside Adventures Waikato

A Crazy Flying Fox Ride for Thrillseekers

A unique experience flying at speeds up to 100km/h high above the forest floor for over 1 kilometer on the Skywire at Cable Bay Adventure Park.

Nelson
1 Hour
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A unique experience flying at speeds up to 100km/h high above the forest floor for over 1 kilometer on the Skywire at Cable Bay Adventure Park.

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A Crazy Flying Fox Ride for Thrillseekers

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!

Experience provided by

Cable Bay Adventure Park

Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Enjoy a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau, and disappear deep into a cave on a guided tour and discover phenomenal glowworm limestone passages, sculpted rock and a roaring underground waterfall.

Te Anau
2 Hours 15 Minutes
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Enjoy a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau, and disappear deep into a cave on a guided tour and discover phenomenal glowworm limestone passages, sculpted rock and a roaring underground waterfall.

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Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

After a boat cruise across Lake Te Anau you’ll arrive at an underground world that is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards, the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall. Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by hundreds of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

This experience is conducted in small groups of no more than 14 led by a qualified guide.

You’ll return to Te Anau via boat.

Experience provided by

Real NZ

Private Viewing of Fur Seals and Penguins

Cross a family farm by 4WD “Argo” on the Otago Peninsula to a magical private location and get up-close with penguins and fur seals

Dunedin
1 Hour
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Cross a family farm by 4WD “Argo” on the Otago Peninsula to a magical private location and get up-close with penguins and fur seals

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Private Viewing of Fur Seals and Penguins

Experience a unique guided wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive over the tip of the Otago Peninsula. This ride will take you a privately accessed breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals.

You will be fully guided with an informative guide who will educate you on these incredible creatures and take you to purpose built viewing hides. You get so close you can literally hear them breathing and come within metres.

Enjoy the spectacular coastal views, private beaches and up close and personal encounters with nature. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required.

Allow 1 Hour and 30 minutes

Experience provided by

Natures Wonders

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set

Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie set on a guided tour – as seen in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies

Waikato
2 Hours
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Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie set on a guided tour – as seen in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set

Discover the enchanting village of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set and explore the shire on a guided tour. Stand under the party tree, visit Bilbo’s place and enjoy a cold pint at the Green Dragon. You just can’t beat this Middle-earth adventure.

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Hobbiton Movie Set

Raglan Harbour Sunset Cruise

Raglan Harbour Daytime Nature Cruise

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

Raglan
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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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 Harbour Daytime Nature Cruise

Explore the spectacular Raglan Harbour & it’s wildlife onboard the Waihinemoe.

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.

Experience provided by

Raglan Boat Charters

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