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Explore Experience Box - for Him

Explore Experience Box - for Him

5/5

$199 NZD

 

Get him something unforgettable and give him a great story to tell with this experience gift – he can choose from one of 112 amazing experiences!
No matter if you’re shopping for your husband, boyfriend, dad, son, brother, colleague or mate, there’s an experience for all from rafting to relaxing. This lucky man will be thrilled with a unique experience gift designed just for him.
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".

Get off Road AND on the Track in this awesome self drive package

This is a fantastic option for all drivers looking for a bit of excitement behind the wheel!

Rotorua
2 hours
x1

This is a fantastic option for all drivers looking for a bit of excitement behind the wheel!

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Get off Road AND on the Track in this awesome self drive package

Drive yourself into unknown territory on the 4WD Bush Safari. Your guide ahead will instruct you through challenging, unique terrain in New Zealand native forest. Then get race ready and feel the G-force intensify as you take on New Zealand’s longest 1.2km outdoor circuit.

The ultimate 4WD adventure that puts you in control. Buckle up and take on an off-road adventure deep into native New Zealand forest. Back in the early 1900s the area Off Road NZ is set on, was used by logging pioneers who logged our native timbers until closing up in the 1970s. The tracks that the pioneers used back then are the same tracks that you will be diving on today. Rugged and remote, the trail is full of unknowns with plenty of thrills along the way.

With instruction from a professional guide, you can tackle terrain made for 4WD adventures. Tight, twisting bends, deep muddy holes, a seven metre-high luge, steep climbs and thrilling descents – this is uncharted territory with challenges that come thick and fast.

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, make the most of the world-class karting track and give it all you’ve got.

Test your limits in a safe and controlled environment, at Rotorua’s International Kartsport Raceway, 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 your friends or colleagues to beat the clock and cross that finish line.

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.

 

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Off Road NZ

Velocity Valley Adrenaline Activities

Choose 2 rides from  4 crazy adventures – the Schweeb, the Freefall Extreme, the Swoop and the Agrojet. All are guaranteed to get the heart racing.

Rotorua
1 Hour
x2

Choose 2 rides from  4 crazy adventures – the Schweeb, the Freefall Extreme, the Swoop and the Agrojet. All are guaranteed to get the heart racing.

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Velocity Valley Adrenaline Activities

Get a double dip of fun at Velocity Valley and experience your choice of 2 rides from the Swoop, Freefall Xtreme, Shweeb and Agrojet – you’ll want to do them all over again!

The 4 experiences to choose from are:

Swoop – Drop from 40 metres on this giant swing – sure to test your nerves

Freefall Extreme – feel the thrill of flight stepping into the wind tunnel and trying to hold you body stable while flying

Shweeb – a unique peddle powered monorail where you dictate the speed. Thrilling speeds can be achieved.

Agrojet – be driven through a jetboat sprint course by a professional driver

 

 

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Velocity Valley

Summit Dark Sky Star Stars experience Chuffed Gifts

Stargazing Experience at World Class Centre

Embark on New Zealand’s premier mountaintop stargazing experience. Dark Sky Project is proud to offer exclusive stargazing tours from the summit of Mount John, home to the world renowned astronomical research centre.

Tekapo
2 Hours
x1

Embark on New Zealand’s premier mountaintop stargazing experience. Dark Sky Project is proud to offer exclusive stargazing tours from the summit of Mount John, home to the world renowned astronomical research centre.

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Stargazing Experience at World Class Centre

The perfect introductory stargazing experience. Enhance your knowledge of our Southern skies and ponder the possibilities during an evening of discovery.

Expert astronomy guides bring the night sky to life, sharing the science and the stories of our Southern skies. Stargaze using the naked eye guided by lasers and then proceed to explore deeper through up to 16″ optical telescopes, including in a private observatory dome. Take in the incredible Milky Way, far off planets, star clusters, solar systems, and even distant galaxies; every night sky beholds something different.

Our exclusive Summit Experience runs for 1 hour 45 minutes, includes transport to and from Mt John, use of ECW (extreme cold weather jackets) to keep you warm at the summit (Please note: ECW Jackets are unable to be provided during Covid-19 Framework Red and Orange levels), and the full use of telescopes.

The nature of the terrain on Mount John requires a certain level of fitness, you need to be confident walking 100 meters on a gravel incline and be able to climb a couple of steps in the dark.

 

Experience provided by

Dark Sky Project

Motuara Island Bird Watch Cruise

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

Marlborough
4 Hours 30 Minutes
x2

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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Motuara Island Bird Watch Cruise

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. Enjoy a return cruise from the Picton foreshore to this stunning Island sanctuary!

Experience provided by

Beach Comber Cruises

One Day Queen Charlotte Track Walk

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

Marlborough
8 Hours
x2

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

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One Day Queen Charlotte Track Walk

Your adventure will begin as you cruise north from Picton on one of our fleet 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 Mäori 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!

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Beachcomber Cruises

Indoor Skydiving Experience

Experience the thrill of flying with an introductory session to indoor Skydiving with professional instruction at iFly Queenstown

Queenstown
15 Minutes
x2

Experience the thrill of flying with an introductory session to indoor Skydiving with professional instruction at iFly Queenstown

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Indoor Skydiving Experience

Ever dream of flying? Now you can! iFLY Queenstown is NZ’s only indoor skydiving attraction and Queenstown’s most exhilarating new adrenaline experience! iFLY creates a smooth, wall-to-wall cushion of air on which anyone can safely float – no experience necessary. Simply lean into the airflow and that’s it – you’re flying!

Your instructor will cover flying basics during an orientation session in a group setting with fellow flyers. Once you’ve been briefed, you’ll receive your flight gear. After you’ve got your flight suit and helmet on, you’ll be ready to go! This is what you’ve been waiting for, right? Your instructor will show you to the tunnel and soon you’ll be flying right by their side. They’ll provide personal instruction and demonstrate the skills you’ll learn.

Experience provided by

IFly Queenstown

Thrilling Zipline tour on Bob's Peak above Queenstown

Soar from tree to tree on 6 Ziplines, connected by 12 suspended tree platforms!

Queenstown
3 Hours
x1

Soar from tree to tree on 6 Ziplines, connected by 12 suspended tree platforms!

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Thrilling Zipline tour on Bob’s Peak above Queenstown

Join Ziptrek Ecotours for a spectacular and fun zipline adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola Hill.

You will begin by meeting your guides, then being fitted with a harness and helmet before ziplining from treehouse to treehouse going all of the way to the bottom of Bob’s Peak mountain.

The ziplines are gravity fed, so you don’t have to worry about controlling your own speed – the guides take care of that. Instead, just take in the thrill of Ziplining in these stunning surroundings!

Two tour guides will accompany the minimum 2, maximum 10 guests per tour. There is one guide to connect (launch platform) and one guide to disconnect (landing platform) each and every guest.

You will finish your tour at the base of the gondola in front of the Kiwi Birdlife Park.

The educational component provides a unique insight into the surrounding environment and local area including Maori mythology.

Some tour facts and figures:

  • 6 ziplines including the world’s steepest tree to tree zipline
  • 20 minute downhill walk through native beech forest
  • 12 aerial tree top platforms
  • Longest zipline distance: 300 m (984 ft)
  • You’ll reach speeds of up to 70 kph (44 mph)
  • The highest treehouse is 8 storey’s high – that’s over 25 m (82 ft)

 

Please note: This tour stats near the top terminal of the Queenstown Gondola. This is not included in the package and you’ll need to buy your uplift tickets from the gondola terminal.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We love an environmentally responsible tourism operator, not only do they focus on educating their visitors about the natural environment, Ziptrek Ecotours are also Queenstown’s first Carbon neutral tourism business. They also hosted our very own 72 Year old Zipline Granny to help her on her mission to tick off all of the Zipline tours in NZ, see Zipline Granny in action in the image gallery!

Experience provided by

Ziptrek Ecotours

Evening Penguin Tour

Guided tour to visit the largest mainland colony of Australasion Little Penguins in New Zealand. Tour across private land for an exclusive viewing of these creatures

Akaroa
2-3 hours
x2

Guided tour to visit the largest mainland colony of Australasion Little Penguins in New Zealand. Tour across private land for an exclusive viewing of these creatures

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Evening Penguin Tour

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!

 

Experience provided by

Pohatu Penguins

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
x2

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.

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Taxicat Adventures

Explore the Island Wildlife Sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi

Return ferry travel from Auckland City to Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf

Auckland
8 Hours
x2

Return ferry travel from Auckland City to Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf

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Explore the Island Wildlife Sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi

Take a friend and head out for a day in the Hauraki Gulf, exploring one of the area’s most famous wildlife sanctuary islands, Tiritiri Matangi. After arriving via ferry from downtown Auckland, you’ll head off on a self guided visit of the island. Choose to seek out the islands unique birdlife, native plants and rich history, or find a beautiful secluded spot to enjoy a relaxing day away from the city, the choice is all yours.

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Explore

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