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Experiences For Families - Explore Package

Experiences For Families - Explore Package

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$299 NZD

Gift an amazing experience the whole family can enjoy.  The family can choose from an adventure ziplining or a relaxing sailing trip – there is something for every family in this unique gift and it is bound to be one they will remember forever.

55 sensational experiences for your lucky family to choose from.

The great thing about Chuffed Gifts is that they are valid for 2 years.  The family can choose a local experience and do it immediately, plan a weekend away to another region, or redeem the gift on their planned holiday next year to the North/South Island.  There is so much flexibility.

 

Click on the experience booklet below to see the booklet that comes with each gift.

Click on the experience booklet below to see the booklet that comes with each gift.

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

Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Ride

Feel the rush as you skim over the Waiau River at 90km per hour!

Hanmer Springs
1 Hour
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x2

Feel the rush as you skim over the Waiau River at 90km per hour!

Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Ride

Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Ride

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

Experience provided by

Hanmer Springs Attractions

Hobbit Hobbiton Chuffed Gifts

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Explore the Shire, visit the Party Tree, Bag End & the have a drink in the Green Dragon Pub, all the while learning fascinating insights about the filming process at the set.

Waikato
2 Hours
x2
x2

Explore the Shire, visit the Party Tree, Bag End & the have a drink in the Green Dragon Pub, all the while learning fascinating insights about the filming process at the set.

Hobbit Hobbiton Chuffed Gifts

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Experience the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided on a walking tour around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth adventure.

Experience provided by

Hobbiton Movie Set

Lake Wakatipu Cruise

See Queenstown from the lake onboard the historic steamship the TSS Earnslaw. Queen Elizabeth and Bill Clinton have both taken this trip!

Queenstown
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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See Queenstown from the lake onboard the historic steamship the TSS Earnslaw. Queen Elizabeth and Bill Clinton have both taken this trip!

Lake Wakatipu Cruise

Lake Wakatipu Cruise

It’s New Zealand’s most iconic boat and one of Queenstown’s most historic destinations. The leisurely 90 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown’s living history – the over one hundred year-old TSS Earnslaw. Inside, a visit to the engine room reveals the giant steam engines at work. Close by you’ll be able to view the collection of historical photos in the mini-museum, check out the bridge or, if you’d rather, kick back and enjoy a wine or beer or some café food at the on-board Promenade Café and Bar.

Experience provided by

Real NZ

Three hour sailing

Enjoy a relaxed sailing experience, including plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling onboard a racing Catamaran

Coromandel
3 Hours
x2
x2

Enjoy a relaxed sailing experience, including plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling onboard a racing Catamaran

Three hour sailing

Three hour sailing

Hit the water for some pure sailing fun. Onboard a racing grade catamaran, you’ll explore Mercury Bay and take in the Coromandel icons.
Set anchor at the impressive Cathedral Cove and relax on the boat, or snorkel in the marine reserve surrounded by amazing fish life.

The morning trip includes freshly brewed coffee, chilled organic juice and a delicious baked snack. Not a morning person? Jump on a cruisy 3 hour afternoon sailing adventure exploring Mercury Bay. Trip includes a chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with fresh fruit.

Experience provided by

Boom Sailing

Waiheke Island Hop on Hop Off explorer pass

Explore Waiheke Island with return ferry travel & a Hop On Hop Off Explorer bus pass which will take you from one famous Waiheke attraction to the next, all day, your way!

Auckland
8 Hours
x2
x2

Explore Waiheke Island with return ferry travel & a Hop On Hop Off Explorer bus pass which will take you from one famous Waiheke attraction to the next, all day, your way!

Waiheke Island Hop on Hop Off explorer pass

Waiheke Island Hop on Hop Off explorer pass

Head across the waters to Waiheke Island and take the day to explore with an all day Explorer Bus Pass, the most flexible way to experience the island’s top spots. The hop-on hop-off bus tour gives you the freedom to visit popular vineyards, beaches and seaside villages full of galleries, shops and cafes at your own pace.

  • Your adventure starts as soon as you board your Fullers360 ferry to Waiheke Island from downtown Auckland, your return ferry ticket is included in the tour price.
  • Your Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus will be waiting for you right outside Matiatia Ferry Terminal as you arrive on the island.
  • Explore the island at your own pace, hop off at one of the 16 stops or stay on for a scenic 1.5 hour loop tour of the island.
  • Stops include vineyards, restaurants, shops, art galleries, beaches and nature walks.
  • Listen to commentary and local tips from your onboard host.

Experience provided by

Fullers 360

Gannet Safari

An exciting 3 hour adventure through Cape Kidnappers Station to get within metre’s of the worlds largest Gannet nesting site.

Napier
3 Hours
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x2

An exciting 3 hour adventure through Cape Kidnappers Station to get within metre’s of the worlds largest Gannet nesting site.

Gannet Safari

Gannet Safari

Take a journey with Gannet Safaris to visit the world’s largest most accessible Gannet Colony, right here in little old NZ!

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. The safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely no walking required.

You will travel in comfort in  air conditioned 4WD vehicles, through Cape Kidnappers Station – traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines. There is a stop on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay right across to the Mahia Peninsula. The amazing geology of the area can also be taken in.

The 36km, three hour trip includes a commentary by your tour guide/driver on the farming operation on Cape Kidnappers Station and an introduction to the gannets.

On arrival at the gannets you can stretch your legs and take in the stunning scenery from your position at the cliff’s edge – 100 metres above the ocean. Here your driver/guide will serve you refreshments whilst you enjoy watching the gannets perform around you.

Experience provided by

Gannet Safaris Overland

Stewart Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

Board your boat at Stewart Island Wharf, with an expert nature guide, visit Ulva Island – a pest free bird sanctuary rich in bird life and rare plants

Stewart Island
3 Hours
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Board your boat at Stewart Island Wharf, with an expert nature guide, visit Ulva Island – a pest free bird sanctuary rich in bird life and rare plants

Stewart Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

Stewart Island Bird Sanctuary Tour

Departing Stewart Island Wharf, cruise through Paterson Inlet to Ulva Island. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals, penguins and other wildlife, as sightings are common.

Then disembark at Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary for a 45-minute guided walk with a specialist nature guide.

View rare plants and rich birdlife, including the inquisitive weka, which are often seen on the beach.

For the remainder of the cruise around Paterson Inlet, relax on board a modern catamaran and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to base.

Ulva Island

The island sanctuary is located within Paterson Inlet and offers the opportunity to view rarer native species including weka, kākā, kākāriki, tūī, bellbirds, pigeons  fantails , tomtit and brown creeper, Tui, saddleback, yellowhead, Stewart Island robin and rifleman have all been successfully reintroduced to Ulva Island.

Some lucky visitors to the sanctuary have also seen the Stewart Island brown kiwi during the day.

Ulva Island is part of the Rakiura National Park and covers an approximate 269 hectares which are mostly managed by the Department of Conservation.

The island, which has no permanent human population, is supported by the Ulva Island Charitable Trust, a group of Stewart Islanders, who raise funds for research, maintain the tracks and infrastructure, and help with bird releases.

Since the eradication of rats, Ulva Island has offered a predator-free environment for the birds and plant life.

In 2005, common skinks were transferred to the island from the other side of Paterson Inlet.  A rodent dog ensures that the predator free status is maintained and traps are located across the island to minimise the chance of re-evasion.

The rainforest on Ulva Island consists of rimu, southern rātā and kamahi, and also diverse varieties of broadleaf and ferns.

Ulva Island has easy walking tracks and is an aspiring place to visit for anyone interested in native birds or plants

Experience provided by

Real NZ

The Hells Gate Experience

Enjoy a walk in a heavily active geothermal reserve followed by a mud bath and sulphur spa

Rotorua
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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x2

Enjoy a walk in a heavily active geothermal reserve followed by a mud bath and sulphur spa

The Hells Gate Experience

The Hells Gate Experience

Start with a guided walk of the geothermal valley at Hells Gate, before indulging in a geothermal mud bath and a soak in healing properties of the sulphur spas, this is an incredible relaxing experience you’ll never forget.

This experience combines the Hell’s Gate’s Mud Bath and Spa and a geothermal walk  for a uniquely Rotorua experience

  1. Mud Bath and Spa: 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. Includes bathing in the world-famous mud baths, then soaking in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.
  2. Take a guided or self-guided interactive tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, see erupting waters, an active mud volcano, land coral and a hot waterfall. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud foot pool or try your hand at Māori carving. You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Experience provided by

Hells Gate

Group Surf Lesson

Group Surf lesson with Muriwai Surf School

Auckland
2 Hours
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x3

Group Surf lesson with Muriwai Surf School

Group Surf Lesson

Group Surf Lesson

Get ready to hit the waves on Auckland’s beautiful West Coast at Muriwai Beach. This popular black sand beach is great place for surfing and after a group lesson your qualified professional instructor will have you surfing like a pro. You’ll be in a fun and safe environment with the crew from Muriwai Surf School – perfect for the whole family.

Experience provided by

Muriwai Surf School

Big Canoe Glowworm adventure

Arrive at Lake Maclaren Late in the day for a peaceful paddle across to a narrow-sided river Canyon, where, as the sun sets, the bush above you comes alight with Glowworm formations

Tauranga
2 Hours
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x2

Arrive at Lake Maclaren Late in the day for a peaceful paddle across to a narrow-sided river Canyon, where, as the sun sets, the bush above you comes alight with Glowworm formations

Big Canoe Glowworm adventure

Big Canoe Glowworm adventure

This tour is great fun allowing you to appreciate the beautiful scenery, birdlife and glow worms from your seat in our Big Kanu.
Taking place at Lake McLaren, it is only a 25 minute drive from Tauranga’s CBD. Launch the Big Kanu from the lakes edge and paddle together through the calm waters towards the head of the lake.

A narrow, high-sided canyon is the home to thousands of glow worms scattered like the night stars. Learn about the life cycle and peculiarities of the glow worms from our knowledgeable guides. Our tour departs once a day before sunset so we are able to admire the luminescent glow in full darkness.

Experience provided by

Waimarino

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Experiences For Families - Explore Package

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