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Explore Experience Box - for Families

Explore Experience Box - for Families

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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.

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

Relaxing River Dinner Cruise

Cruise the Waitangi River to Haruru Falls, where birdlife is abundant, and enjoy a BBQ dinner onboard

Northland
2 Hours 30 Minutes
x2
x2

Cruise the Waitangi River to Haruru Falls, where birdlife is abundant, and enjoy a BBQ dinner onboard

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Relaxing River Dinner Cruise

*Please note that due to Covid, this experience is not operating over the 2021-2022 summer period. We expect it will resume operating next summer* 

Darryl and his family had a dream 21 years ago, to start their own business showing visitors their backyard – the Bay of Islands, ‘The Winterless North’. Offering travellers food and refreshments is a kiwi tradition, so why not pair it with a relaxing river cruise to see the Haruru Falls up the Waitangi River

Depart from Paihia Wharf and join Darryl and the crew on board the Ratanui, a custom-built river cruising boat, made for gliding through the water of the calm inland waterways. This 2.5 hour cruise will take you along the Waitangi River, where the bird life is abundant.

The friendly crew are a mine of information and love to share the history of the area. Relax in the comfy leather seating with a glass of your favourite drink, and mingle with the other travellers – you never know who you’ll meet.

There is a cash bar for your convenience.

All food is cooked fresh onboard and served straight off the BBQ. Start with Tiger prawns and Green-Lipped mussels accompanied with bread and dips. Then choose from beef sirloin, lamb or steamed fish for your main. There’s even a little kiwi marshmallow specialty to round off your meal.

Experience provided by

Darryls Dinner Cruise

Wellington Private Axe Throwing Fun

Learn the art of Axe-Throwing before playing some fun tournament games with your new found skills, and take a T-shirt home as a momento!

Wellington
1 Hour
x2
x4

Learn the art of Axe-Throwing before playing some fun tournament games with your new found skills, and take a T-shirt home as a momento!

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Wellington Private Axe Throwing Fun

This is a new one – head on into Sweet Axe Wellington and try your hand at Axe Throwing!! 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. Take your choice of Sweet-Axe T-Shirt home to remember the experience by!

This is basically 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.

Experience provided by

Sweet Axe Throwing Co Wellington

One day Queen Charlotte Track Walk

Pick which section of the Queen Charlotte Track walk is best suited to your families abilities & go at it! Beachcomber cruises will drop you off at the beginning & pick you up from the end of your walk via water taxi.

Marlborough
2 - 7.5 Hours
x2
x2

Pick which section of the Queen Charlotte Track walk is best suited to your families abilities & go at it! Beachcomber cruises will drop you off at the beginning & pick you up from the end of your walk via water taxi.

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One day Queen Charlotte Track Walk

This option gives you the choice from plenty of sections of the famous Queen Charlotte track! With walk options that vary in difficulty & distance, the helpful team at Beachcomber cruises will help you decide on the best walk for you before you depart the Picton Marina for your ferry transfer to the start of your walk. At the end of your day, the crew will pick you up from the other end & return you back to the Picton foreshore!

Experience provided by

Beachcomber Cruises

Ultimate Experience Pass

15 Laps of E-kart racing, followed by a game of laser tag & $30 of arcade credit at Game Over Auckland

Auckland
2 Hours
x2
x2

15 Laps of E-kart racing, followed by a game of laser tag & $30 of arcade credit at Game Over Auckland

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Ultimate Experience Pass

Unlock all three attractions at Game over Auckland with the ULTIMATE 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! Take your $30 of arcade credit & have a blast there, and finally, cap off the day with a round of Jurassic Mini Putt. Bring the family & make a day of it!

Experience provided by

Game Over Auckland

2 Hour family surf lesson in Mount Maunganui

A Two hour family surf lesson with friendly instructors at one of NZ’s most famously beautiful beaches!

Tauranga
2 Hours
x2
x2

A Two hour family surf lesson with friendly instructors at one of NZ’s most famously beautiful beaches!

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2 Hour family surf lesson in Mount Maunganui

Take part in a family activity that Mum, Dad and the kids will all love and talk about for months after!  Join a Small-Group Lesson with Hibiscus Surf School at Mt Maunganui!  You’ll enjoy personalized instruction, because they only operate their groups with up to 6 participants.

It’s common for surf schools to put everyone into one big group, but from 15 years experience teaching beginners, Hibiscus know that’s not ideal for learning.  Small groups are safer, more fun, and you’ll understand how to surf faster.

Your equipment hire is included – a soft-top beginner surfboard and full length wetsuit, correctly fitted to you.

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

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

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

With kids ourselves in the Chuffed head office we know how finding a family activity that caters for all family members, allows each family member to progress at their own speed but make great memories and huge laugher all at once is the holy grail of family activities. And a family surf lesson achieves all of this in spades!

Experience provided by

Hibiscus Surf School

Unique Off Road Wildlife Experience

An exciting off road ‘Argo’ ride across steep farmland leads you to a private beach teeming with fur seals and penguins and close up viewing huts.

Dunedin
90 minutes
x2
x2

An exciting off road ‘Argo’ ride across steep farmland leads you to a private beach teeming with fur seals and penguins and close up viewing huts.

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Unique Off Road Wildlife Experience

Visiting Nature’s Wonders on the far windswept northern tip of the Otago Peninsula is an adventure in itself and we promise you are in for a delightful experience.

This is a very unique wildlife adventure, travelling on an all-terrain Argo 8 wheel drive along steep farm tracks to reach the most remotest beaches of the peninsula.  This ride will take you to 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 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.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

James from Chuffed visited Nature’s Wonders with his children in 2020. The visit has remained etched in the memory ever since – and he still can’t decide whether the Argo ride to reach the remote beach or the encounter with the seals and penguins was the highlight. Regardless, he highly recommends it as a very educational and adventurous experience – with no effort required!

 

Experience provided by

Natures Wonders

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
x2
x2

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

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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

Hot Tracks Military Vehicle Experience

On terrain impenetrable to almost all vehicles, take this exciting 8  kilometer adventure with a professional driver at the wheel.

West Coast
30 Minutes
x2
x2

On terrain impenetrable to almost all vehicles, take this exciting 8  kilometer adventure with a professional driver at the wheel.

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Hot Tracks Military Vehicle Experience

The Hagglund is an ex-military vehicle and  takes 4×4  adventure to another level.  Ride through assault courses that put it through its paces, climbing up steep muddy tracks that no vehicle should go. You stay dry and warm insideand be impressed at what this machine can do.

The adventure is driven by a professional driver and covers 8 km of purpose built road to challenge the Haggland.

This experience takes place on a private owned property and the owners have been running these adventures for 23 years.

Experience provided by

On Yer Bike Adventures

V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui & Papamoa

60 Minute cruise around Mt Maunganui & Papamoa on a NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike

Tauranga
1 Hour
x2
x2

60 Minute cruise around Mt Maunganui & Papamoa on a NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike

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V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui & Papamoa

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.

Then, head out towards Papamoa, and back to the Mount along the flowy & twisty  roads of Welcome Bay. There’s plenty of highlights along the way, making it the perfect introduction to the area.

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

 

Experience provided by

V8 Trike Tours

Cruise the Coromandel coastline on a racing catamaran

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

Coromandel
3 Hours 30 Minutes
x2
x2

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

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Cruise the Coromandel coastline on a racing catamaran

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. 

Experience provided by

Boom Sailing

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Explore Experience Box - for Families

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