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Experiences For Families - Inspire Package

Experiences For Families - Inspire Package

5/5

$499 NZD

You can be sure your gift will be a hit and the memories the family will make on one of these 48 experiences will last a lifetime!

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.

 

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".

Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

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

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

Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

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

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

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

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

Experience provided by

Fullers Greatsights

Cardrona Quads River Run

High Country Quad Bike Tour on a farm in the Cardrona Valley, you’ll start along the riverside before ascending to the upper heights of the farm to a stunning 360 degree viewpoint

Wanaka
1 Hour
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High Country Quad Bike Tour on a farm in the Cardrona Valley, you’ll start along the riverside before ascending to the upper heights of the farm to a stunning 360 degree viewpoint

Cardrona Quads River Run

Cardrona Quads River Run

Spend a fun-filled hour following the mighty Cardrona River on a quad bike, weaving between massive Willow trees, fringing swamplands, dodging old dredging sites and gold mine shafts from the 1860’s gold rush. Ride up the gullies to a reveal an awesome 360 degree view taking in Mount Cardrona, the Snow Farm, Wanaka and the surrounding farmland.

After arriving at the private High Country Farm, you’ll be introduced to your Yamaha 350cc, “Grizzly Ultramatic” Quad bike. Fully automatic gearing and 4WD capability provides rider safety and comfort (heated handle grips as well!). Whether you have never ridden a quad before or really want to go exploring the high country, this ride can be tailored to you!

This is the only operator offering quad bike tours in Wanaka, and the tour takes place on land only accessible via these tours, a fantastic way to get up to those amazing alpine vantage points, often only accessible by quad bike!

Your guides specialise in taking small groups only and can be very flexible with departure times. So what’s stopping you!?

Experience provided by

Experience the Cardrona

Glowworm Kayak Tour

A stunning evening on Lake Karapiro, you’ll Kayak across calm Lake waters to view stunning Glowworm displays under a canopy of trees & stars.

Waikato
4 Hours
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A stunning evening on Lake Karapiro, you’ll Kayak across calm Lake waters to view stunning Glowworm displays under a canopy of trees & stars.

Glowworm Kayak Tour

Glowworm Kayak Tour

Paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karapiro, over the old submerged Horahora Dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields. Learn the history of the Horahora village as you travel back to what feels like a pre-historic time.

Enjoy the twilight and silence of being on the water as the day draws to an end. As night arrives over the lake, you will paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream, through the canyon carved out by water over hundreds of years. Native ferns and trees drape over you, bird life is all around.

When darkness falls we float silently back downstream, being guided by titiwai on either side sparkling like Christmas lights.

Experience provided by

Riverside Adventures Waikato

Whale & Dolphin Safari

Head out of Auckland on a Whale & Dolphin Safari in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, the crew will work to find these awesome creatures and will point out plenty of other marine life on the way

Auckland
4 Hours 30 Minutes
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Head out of Auckland on a Whale & Dolphin Safari in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, the crew will work to find these awesome creatures and will point out plenty of other marine life on the way

Whale & Dolphin Safari

Whale & Dolphin Safari

New Zealand’s most unique whale and dolphin watching safari departs direct from downtown Auckland. Enjoy a 4.5-hour cruise on board the luxurious ‘Dolphin Explorer’ as you explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of encounters with its amazing and diverse marine wildlife.

Your safari departs from the Viaduct Basin, just a short walk from all the major hotels and hostels in Auckland Central. Jump on board our 65-foot (20-metre) catamaran and settle in as you head out to explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, one of the most abundant and diverse marine parks in the world.

From the large open deck, enjoy views of famous Auckland landmarks like the Harbour Bridge, North Head and Devonport, and volcanic Rangitoto Island, as you watch out for orca and dolphins known to frequent the inner Waitematā Harbour.

As the crew provides knowledgeable commentary, our marine science experts conduct biological studies and invite you to join interactive research activities.

Because we’re venturing into a wild, natural environment, every trip is different and the marine wildlife we encounter varies from day to day. We typically encounter Bryde’s whales and common dolphins, but you may also meet pygmy blue whales, New Zealand fur seals, sharks, manta rays, turtles and up to 26 species of seabirds – including the little blue penguin.

As we return to Auckland, sit back, take advantage of our licensed café and bar, and enjoy the island views. And if you’re ready to learn more, there’s an optional research presentation so you can learn more about the wildlife you’ve encountered during your safari.

Experience provided by

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safaris

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The Full Weta Workshop Experience & Wellington Waterfront Kai (Lunch)

Lose yourself in a world of creativity with the Weta Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour – then enjoy a delicious 2 course meal at Karaka Cafe on Wellington Waterfront

Wellington
4 Hours 30 Minutes
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Lose yourself in a world of creativity with the Weta Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour – then enjoy a delicious 2 course meal at Karaka Cafe on Wellington Waterfront

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The Full Weta Workshop Experience & Wellington Waterfront Kai (Lunch)

Gain an epic insight into Weta Workshop’s creativity for blockbuster films & hit television shows with their two incredible tours. After working up an appetite, return to the city and taste the best of Aotearoa’s cuisine at Karaka Café on the waterfront.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 45-minute Weta Cave Workshop Tour: From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and catch an artist at work on our tour stage.
  • 45-minute Miniature Effects Tour: Discover the filmmaking technique of miniature effects and learn how they are built for hit TV and film productions. Wander through monumental miniatures from Thunderbirds Are Go and see how we fit an entire island, cityscape and mansion under one roof!
  • Kai (lunch) on the waterfront: Two-course lunch with a New Zealand soft drink at Karaka Café; menu includes dishes unique to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Vegan options available!
  • Guided return transfers: Journey from Wellington City to Weta Workshop in your dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks during your 20min journey.
  • Explore the Weta Cave retail store: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and watch a documentary on the history of Weta Workshop’s creativity.

 

Experience provided by

Weta Workshop Wellington

Zipline & Railway

Eight zipline forest tour and railway tour at Driving Creek Coromandel, learn about the fascinating history of Driving Creek & soar through the forest via a series of Ziplines

Coromandel
5 Hours
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Eight zipline forest tour and railway tour at Driving Creek Coromandel, learn about the fascinating history of Driving Creek & soar through the forest via a series of Ziplines

Zipline & Railway

Zipline & Railway

Glide through the forest and experience the coromandel’s breath-taking native forest from all levels. You’ll start this fun-filled journey with a spectacular train ride before flying through the trees on across 8 ziplines. Their knowledgeable guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey, and teach you all about the areas amazing transformation.

Experience provided by

Driving Creek Railway

Bike the Bridges Mountain Bike tour

Self guided bike ride on the Arrow River Trail with support vehicle & stops at iconic suspension bridges & Gibbston Valley Winery

Queenstown
4 Hours
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Self guided bike ride on the Arrow River Trail with support vehicle & stops at iconic suspension bridges & Gibbston Valley Winery

Bike the Bridges Mountain Bike tour

Bike the Bridges Mountain Bike tour

This four hour cycling adventure begins with a transfer from Queenstown through to Arrowtown. From here you’ll follow a riverside trail and cross two stunning suspension bridges before joining an old mining trail leading to the Kawerau Suspension bridge. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley before being transfered back to Queenstown! You will have full support of a guide meeting you along the trail and a support vehicle should your legs give out!!

Thorough directions, a map and trail tips are given at the start of your adventure, along with driver and vehicle support at designated points throughout your 15km off road ride.

Upgrade to Electric Bike is available.

Experience provided by

Around the Basin Bike Tours

Encounter Albatross on the Open Ocean

Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world  – the albatross –  on this small group, awe inspiring seabird adventure

Kaikoura
3 Hours 30 Minutes
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Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world  – the albatross –  on this small group, awe inspiring seabird adventure

Encounter Albatross on the Open Ocean

Encounter Albatross on the Open Ocean

Kaikoura is a globally recognized birding hotspot. A short fifteen-minute boat ride out from the Kaikoura coast and you’re in an entirely new world. It’s a feeling of total freedom and wonder.

The crew will bring the birds in with a bunch of enticing ‘chum’, which will allow you to get a real, wild, up close encounter with these impressive birds!

The list of seabirds sighted off the Kaikoura Coast include five species of great albatross, up to ten species of the smaller lesser albatross (commonly referred to as mollymawks), ten species of shearwaters, fifteen species of petrel, and several other species of seabirds such as shags, prions, penguins, gulls and terns.

You’re on-board a boat designed just for this experience, giving you the best perspectives to watch and take photos. With a maximum of only 13 others on each tour, it’s an intimate and special experience that brings you as close to the wildlife as possible. For those budding photographers it’s a dream come true!

The highly knowledgeable staff, on-board identification guides and souvenir information pack, will help you learn about what you’re seeing – or you can just stand back and let the wonder of nature overwhelm your senses.

Why is this this Chuffed Worthy?

This is definitely unique – to be out on the open ocean with these colossal birds up close is something you will never forget. You will learn as much as you see and we love that in a good tourism experience. We also love that part of every visitor fee contributes to to the Encounter Foundation that aims to enhance and preserve marine environments through tourism. A very worthy cause indeed.

 

Experience provided by

Encounter Kaikoura

Queenstown sightseeing adventure on Segway

Join Segway on Q around beautiful Queenstown on the self-balancing Segway for 2hrs of hands-on fun!
Queenstown
2 Hours
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Join Segway on Q around beautiful Queenstown on the self-balancing Segway for 2hrs of hands-on fun!
Queenstown sightseeing adventure on Segway

Queenstown sightseeing adventure on Segway

Explore Queenstown with the amazing Segway! A quick training session gets you used to the unique motion of the Segway before you embark on a Queenstown sightseeing adventure. Your friendly guide will share some information along the way while you take in the scenic lakeside views riding on this fascinating transporter.

The tour takes you a little out of town and up a hill or two before taking a cruise through the beautiful Queenstown Gardens and enjoying what’s on offer there. Later in the activity, you have the option to crank up the speed, leaving you in awe of the amazing technology that is the eco-friendly Segway. It’s 2hrs of hands-on fun for the whole family!

Experience provided by

Segway on Q

Half Day E-Bike Rental

Half Day E-Bike hire to explore Nelson city or trails at your leisure

Nelson
4 Hours
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x2

Half Day E-Bike hire to explore Nelson city or trails at your leisure

Half Day E-Bike Rental

Half Day E-Bike Rental

Experience provided by

Gravity Nelson

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Experiences For Families - Inspire Package

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