Experience Gift for Her

  • Over 90 experiences from across New Zealand for her to choose from. (scroll down to see all experience options)
  • Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase
  • Experiences in this gift are for 1 or 2 people
  • The average retail price of the experiences offered in this gift is $100
  • Recipients can choose one of the listed experiences in this pre-paid gift

Experience Gift for Her

5/5

$99.00 NZD

Impress any woman with our Experiences for Her experience Gift. Perfect for partners, colleagues, Mums, sisters, friends, or daughters, it’s a gift full of unforgettable moments.
  • Over 90 experiences from across New Zealand for her to choose from. (scroll down to see all experience options)
  • Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase
  • Experiences in this gift are for 1 or 2 people
  • The average retail price of the experiences offered in this gift is $100
  • Recipients can choose one of the listed experiences in this pre-paid gift

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

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Daytime Canyon Kayak Tour on Lake Karapiro
$99 NZD

A unique experience in the Waikato not to be missed!

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Waikato
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

A relaxing family-friendly adventure where you paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream, through the spectacular canyon that has been carved out by water over hundreds of years, and over the submerged Horahora village.

This guided kayak tour begins at our base on Horahora Road as we paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karāpiro and over the submerged village and power station that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Enjoy the serenity as your guide explains Horahora’s unique history, before entering the canyon where ferns and trees drape over you and birdsong surrounds.

Need to know

  • We recommend that you bring layers of clothing, preferably merino. We do not recommend wearing jeans as they get very cold when wet.
  • To make your experience as comfortable as possible, the operator will provide you with overpants, splash jackets and wet shoes.
  • There is a changing area at the base where you can layer up before embarking on the guided kayak tour tour. There is also have secure storage facilities where you can leave any additional belongings.
  • Cameras / phones are okay.
Experience the Te Puia geyser field at night!
$99 NZD

Visit Te Puia to experiences the power of its incredible Geysers by night!

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Rotorua
1 hour 30 minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Te Puia

When darkness falls the true love story of Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland comes to life…

Until now, the magic hidden within Te Puia has remained a secret that only Mother Nature has truly been exposed to. For the first time, the geothermal valley is revealed under night skies, providing a multi-sensory experience that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world.

Meet with your guide at the Main Entrance to Te Puia under our waharoa (gateway). After a brief kōrero (talk), you will be escorted to Te Heketanga-ā-Rangi, our superbly carved and architecturally designed, Māori feature.

Enjoy a delicious Hāngī Buffet Dinner overlooking the Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia
$99 NZD

Visit Te Puia for a buffet meal in Pātaka Kai Restaurant overlooking the incredible geysers!

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Rotorua
1 hour 30 minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Te Puia

Enjoy a delicious Hāngī Buffet Dinner at Te Puia's Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar, & Café - the only restaurant in the world that overlooks the magnificent Pōhutu Geyser.
Dine on the deck or inside, while enjoying the full view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Each dish has a twist of authentic Māori cuisine then crafted with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients by our award-winning chefs. From Steamed Puddings to Kai Moana (Seafood), Manuka Smoked Ham, Hāngī Chicken, Pātaka Kai has something to tempt all taste buds with their tantalizing dishes.

The menus are smartly sophisticated – infusing Māori flavours, with an array of global cuisines and cooking styles. From our popular corn & watercress soup, served alongside fresh homemade bread to a range of kai moana (seafood) with a crisp salad buffet, your meal will begin with a light entrée, to prepare you for the main course to follow.

Discover Waiheke Island with Ferry and Explorer Bus Passes
$99 NZD

Catch the ferry from Auckland CBD and explore Waiheke at your own pace with the hop on hop off bus service and visit all Waiheke’s popular attractions.

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Auckland
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Fullers 360

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 hop on the ferry to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland, your return ferry ticket is included in this experience.

Board the modern Explorer Bus waiting right outside the Matiatia Ferry Terminal & 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 & listen to commentary and local tips by on board island host.

Stops include top vineyards, restaurants, shops, art galleries, beaches and nature walks.

You can then choose to ferry home the same day, or stay a night on the island & use the return ferry ticket the next day!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Waiheke Island is the perfect day trip destination from Auckland, and the diverse range of options provided by the explorer bus make it the perfect option for every type of visitor to get around the island. We love that in a single day we encountered white sand beaches, gourmet food & plenty of local wine!

Visit the Galleries and Gardens at Sculptureum Matakana
$99 NZD

A unique experience, just 45 minutes from central Auckland!

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Auckland
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Sculptureum

After 10 years of development, Anthony & Sandra Grant opened Sculptureum Galleries & Gardens and Rothko Restaurant on their 25-acre property at Matakana in April 2017. Many more years have been spent collecting a vast array of artwork from around the world to display.

Begin your Sculptureum Experience in the Garden of Creative Diversity which has 1.4km of paths leading through the Classical and Reflective gardens. Then move into the galleries and wind your way through the first five art galleries, all of which follow a different theme.

You'll then discover the two rear gardens which will delight, with their interesting mix of sculpture, artwork and stunning palm trees. Finish off with the sixth gallery which contains the stunning glass chandelier by American artist, Dale Chihuly.

Make the most of your day by visiting Rothko:

Rothko - open Monday - Sunday for lunch and Saturdays for dinner (Any food or drinks purchased at your own expense).

Or add on a premium Wine Tasting - $25pp - sample four wines produced under the Art and Garden Series range and learn the flavours and characteristics of current vintages. Available daily between 1pm-3pm.

 

Explore Rotoroa Island Sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf
$99 NZD

Discover beautiful beaches, endless views and native wildlife just an hour from Auckland.

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Auckland
5 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Explore Group Auckland

Enjoy a cruise through Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf, and discover Rotoroa Island sanctuary. This pretty little island is perfect for a summer escape from the city for the day or longer.

Rotoroa Island has been predator free since 2014 and is now home to a number of native birds and wildlife free ranging across the island. With a unique history as a rehabilitation centre you will uncover the history of Rotoroa through the award-winning museum and exhibition. Enjoy quiet sandy beaches for picnics and swimming and take in the views from Waiheke to Coromandel. There really is something here for everyone.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy an 75 minute cruise each way through Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf, to Rotoroa Island
  • Discover the unique history of the island through the award-winning muesum exhibition and heritage buildings around the island
  • Explore the island on foot via established walking tracks across open fields, native bush and sandy shorelines
  • A 90 minute guided nature walk is available to book with one of the islands' knowledgeable and passionate rangers. Find out more here.
  • Spot iconic native species free ranging across the island including kiwi, takahē and tīeke
  • Enjoy the sheltered sandy bays and clear waters for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling.
  • Facilities on the island include a gift shop (open 90 minutes prior to the ferry departing the island), freshwater drinking fountain, toilets and electric barbeques
  • There is no café so please pack your own snacks and lunch to take with you or purchase from onboard
  • Various holiday homes are available on the island for those who wish to stay a bit longer, these can booked at rotoroa.org.nz
Ferry from Auckland direct to Waiheke's Man O' War Vineyard!
$99 NZD

Travel to Man O’ War Bay from Auckland Viaduct and visit this beachfront cellar door and restaurant for a relaxed afternoon.

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Auckland
5 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Explore Group Auckland

Travel in comfort and style on a premium Hauraki Gulf cruise vessel direct to Man O' War Bay, Waiheke Island and experience this relaxed beachfront cellar door and restaurant.

Enjoy a glass of their exceptional wine in this spectacular location - from Bordeaux blends to their renowned Rose - and watch the waves lap the shore.

Man O' War offers private tastings for wine lovers and a unique dining experience at their Tasting Room restaurant. Bookings are advised to avoid disappointment.

For a more laid back outing you can grab a spot on their expansive lawn with a playground to entertain the kids and a beach to explore - walk ins are always welcome. A pop-up kitchen and bar will also operate on select dates over summer.

Man O' War also has a number of DJs playing select dates in summer months. Visit manowar.co.nz for full details.

Please note this experience includes return ferry travel only, please book all restaurant reservations and wine tastings direct with Man O' War 

Explore Devonport on a Segway Sampler Tour!
$99 NZD

Explore the seaside village of Devonport & on Segway!

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Auckland
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Magic Broomstick Tours

Have you ever seen groups of people zipping past you on a Segway and thought to yourself…That looks like fun?! If so, our Taste of Segway Auckland Segway ride is just for you!

Once we’ve showed you the basics and you’ve honed your Segway skills on our training ground, you’ll be off to experience the awesome sense of fun and adventure that we like to call the ‘Segway Sensation’.

Glide around the beautiful waterfront of  Devonport, Auckland’s historic seaside village, until you reach Cheltenham Beach.  From there you’ll have a superb view of Rangitoto Island, our youngest volcanic cone,  rising majestically out of the sea.

You’ll also have a chance to put the Segway through its paces in a local park. Race your friends and family, set up a fun course or just spend more time exploring the area. On our way back, you’ll glide uphill and down dale through the back streets as you admire the charming Victorian villas and make your way back to Devonport Wharf.

This Auckland Segway ride goes for one hour and is the perfect fun Auckland activity to entertain teenagers and adults. You’re sure to have the Segway smile after this ride!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Here at Chuffed, we want you to open your gifts & see experience options you didnt know you could do in your own backyard - here's a classic example! Pauline Baker runs Magic Broomstick Segway Tours. Paulines late husband found a passion for Segways during a guided segway tour in Paris, and decided to set up a similar visitor experience back home in Devonport. What started as a passion project in 2008 has flourished to one of Auckland's top activities. 

Guided night time tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary Wellington
$99 NZD

Keep your eyes peeled for Kiwi, Glowworms, Tuatara & many more species as you explore the worlds first fenced sanctuary, just 10 minutes from the Wellington CBD

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Wellington
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Zealandia Ecosanctuary

Discover ZEALANDIA, the world’s first fenced eco-sanctuary, located only a ten-minute drive from Wellington’s CBD. Visit the picturesque sanctuary and award-winning interactive exhibition and learn about how we are protecting New Zealand’s unique native species and ecosystems.

Explore the sanctuary by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at night.

See unique species such as wētā, glow worms, and tuatara. Your group may see some of the 150 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home - sightings of kiwi are common on these tours (circa 80%) but are not guaranteed. Gain insights into New Zealand’s natural history and the significance of the unique species within Māori culture.
The tour will end with a replenishing cup of hot kawakawa tea in the Visitors Centre.

4 Guided Lakefront Sauna sessions at The Sauna Wanaka
$99 NZD

Relax with some guided Sauna sessions in an incredible Lakefront Sauna near Wanaka!

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Wanaka
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: The Sauna Wanaka

The Sauna Wānaka is a mobile 15-person sauna that gets people warm and toasty out in nature. The sauna features a traditional wood-burning Finnish fireplace, all-natural build materials, upper and lower-level seating, and a large panoramic window to enjoy the mountainous views. This package entitles you to four guided Sauna Sessions.

Each session includes three 12 to 15-minute rounds of sauna by an instructor. There is a break between each round if you want to dip in the lake, and the session lasts for an hour. The Guided experience is the recommended option if this is your first sauna or if you like to get the most out of each session.

Most people find they enjoy the guidance of an instructor while they sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Your session will include aufguss/steam and music, essential oils, connection to breath, and meditation - depending on your instructor and the day!

Experience two of Invercargill's world-class attractions
$99 NZD

Two iconic Invercargill attractions rolled into one experience pass!

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Invercargill
4 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Transport World

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure in Invercargill? Get ready to make your journey to the South an absolute blast! Our exclusive Turbo Pass brings you face-to-face with two of Invercargill's most iconic attractions, offering a captivating blend of history, innovation, and entertainment.

Bill Richardson Transport World: Create Memories 

  • One man's passion started it all.
  • Don't be mistaken – Bill Richardson Transport World isn't just for petrolheads.
  • Captivating for the entire family, it's the world's largest private automotive museum.
  • Over 300 classic vehicles, ranging from Ford letter cars to pastel-perfect Kombis.
  • Immerse in a cinematic experience at the on-site movie theatre.
  • Delight in wearable arts and a treasure trove of retro memorabilia.
  • Engage in endless fun at the Construction Zone LEGO room.
  • Experience the whimsy of quirky-themed bathrooms.
  • A place where there's truly something for everyone to discover.

 

Classic Motorcycle Mecca: Ride Into Yesterday 

  • Journey back in time and unearth the Southern Hemisphere's premier classic motorcycle collection.
  • Immerse yourself in over 300 bikes from 1902 - 2011, each telling a unique story.
  • Explore the world's most extensive collection of John Britten bikes.
  • Find a homage to hometown hero Burt Munro.
  • Find the Southern Hemispheres' largest collection of Brough Superiors bikes.
  • Housed within two thoughtfully restored period buildings.
  • Encounter a captivating artwork display that leaves enthusiasts and newcomers in awe.

 

Book Your Unmissable Experience Today!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca – the gems that make Invercargill shine. Secure your spot now and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Guided wildlife tour visiting the only mainland Albatross colony in the world
$99 NZD

Experience a 60 minute guided wildlife tour to learn all about the majestic Albatross.

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Dunedin
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Royal Albatross Centre

Experience a 60 minute fully guided tour; short film, presentation on the albatross breeding cycle, short walk up the hill for viewing from an exclusive glassed observatory to view the albatross and any other wildlife.

Enjoy the story of the Northern Royal Albatross, followed by a short movie by Natural History NZ then a visit to potential viewing areas on Taiaroa Head.

  • Visit the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
  • Learn fascinating insights into these majestic monarchs of the sea from passionate and knowledgeable guides.
  • Come into the exclusive observatory and have the chance to view these charismatic birds raising their young.
  • On a breezy day, you may even see them fly by with their huge 3-metre wingspan – a sight you’ll always remember.

 

The Royal Albatross Centre is operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust. A proportion of every ticket sold at the centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.

Luxurious day retreat with lunch at Maruia Hot Springs
$99 NZD

Spend a half day indulging at Maruia Hot Springs with a gourmet lunch!

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Canterbury
4 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Maruia Hot Springs

Maruia Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs, day spa and wellness destination tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps on the picturesque Lewis Pass national reserve.

Instantly feel connected to the mountainous landscape and nature surrounding you whilst you relax in natural geothermal mineral pools, nourish your soul with organic food and relax your body & mind.

Immerse yourself in geothermal waters that have naturally risen to the earth’s surface on the site for centuries. The water is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit.

The average source temperature of the water is 56℃ and is classified as true artesian mineral springs. Then the water is cooled to between 37℃ and 42℃ for bathing. The pool water is always fresh as on average 500,000 litres of natural geothermal water flows through the pools daily and is never recirculated.

This indulgent half day package includes:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Enjoy a delicious 2 course gourmet meal
  • Be invigorated by the powers of hot & cold therapy at our daily guided 'signature sauna infusion' led by the resident sauna master
  • Unlimited access to all bathing facilities and relaxation lounges 8:00am-20:30pm (saunas and natural mineral hot pools)
  • Includes locker, towel, and robe for the ultimate relaxation
Sundowner Sailing Trip in the Bay of Islands
$99 NZD

Sailing on a classic tall ship, depart from Russell & spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Bay of Island waters

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Northland
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: R Tucker Thompson

This short Sundowner sail on board the tall ship R.Tucker Thompson is perfect if you want a unique sailing experience. Departing from Russell wharf at 4.00pm, the trip is a relaxing sail through the Inner Bay around the area of Paihia, Waitangi and the Black Rocks.

Use your included ferry tickets and head over to Russell earlier in the day to explore this historic village before boarding the ship at 4.00 pm. After the sailing, you can choose to dine at one of the restaurants in Russell before heading home.

Scheduled trips are offered on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 14 December until Easter weekend

A Sundowner Sail includes:

  • Free return ferry transfers to Russell from Paihia
  • Shared antipasto platter
  • Licensed cash bar on board with local wines and beers
  • Chance to take the helm, help hoist the sails or ride the bowsprit
  • Plenty of room to relax

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Part of Chuffed's mission is to use gift giving to support New Zealand's most unique experiences through the fallout of Covid-19. Not only is the R Tucker Thompson a world class visitor experience, it is also a not-for profit trust which runs youth development voyages. It offers life changing experiences to young New Zealanders aged 13-18, so you can feel great in the knowledge that not only you are having an amazing day on the water, but choosing this experience allows a kiwi teenager to do the same!

30 minute Jet Boat blast on the Hurunui River
$99 NZD

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide along the Hurunui River in a Jet boat expertly driven by your born & bred local guide!

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Canterbury
30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Tawanui Farm / Energy Jet

The Hurunui River is the smallest volume river commercially jet boated in the Canterbury. This results in a stunning combination of shallow river braids, beautiful canyons and large boulder fields that you will experience on every Energising trip. You will pass under 3 bridges, enjoy numerous spins and pause to enjoy the serenity and history of the area. Experience all that the beautiful Hurunui has to offer with Energy Jet.

Energy Jet is passionate about helping people experience this hidden gem of a river and our surrounding environment. They are a small family owned business that offers you a real local New Zealand jet boating experience.

As the only jet-boat operator on the Hurunui river, they have exclusive access to over 100km of the river and its amazing variety. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of stunning North Canterbury farmland and pristine alpine snowfed waters as your skipper expertly navigates the shallow river braids & narrow canyons.

Explore Gisborne with a full day Bike Hire for Two!
$99 NZD

Explore Gisborne at your own pace with the ease of a Bike Hire from the experts!

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Gisborne
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Experience Gisborne

Cycle Gisborne provides everything you need for a day exploring Gisborne city & its surrounding beaches, museums cafe's & more!

Tairāwhiti Gisborne, with its easy flat terrain, is the perfect town to explore via bike!

Here are a few top picks for a day of exploring on bike:

Kat’s top pic | Explore the river cycle ways and Oneroa beach cycle ways. Take in the museum, cafes, and sights along the way. There’s heaps of history on the trail, and beautiful beaches, so a swimsuit and sunscreen are a must!​​​

Anelia’s top pick | Cycle to Wainui Beach on the Wainui cycleway. It’s off-road most of the way and there’s delicious ice cream at the Okitu stores to enjoy on the beautiful golden beaches. Freshen up between the flags near Wainui Surf Club afterward.

Tour the vineyards | Grab a Gisborne wine map and follow safe roads out of town. Visit some of Tairāwhiti Gisborne’s boutique cellar doors and enjoy a delicious Tairāwhiti Gisborne Chardonnay and a vineyard platter along the way.

Bike out to Gray’s Bush, take a picnic, and wander around this stand of original podocarp forest on the Poverty Bay flats. If you’ve got more energy left, head further inland to the Waihirere Domain and take a wander to the waterfalls.

Bike rental is available from the Gisborne i-Site or the office at Cycle Gisborne. Office is open by appointment only so please phone in advance.

Explore Gisborne with a full day E-Bike Hire!
$99 NZD

Explore Gisborne at your own pace with the ease of a Bike Hire from the experts!

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Gisborne
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Experience Gisborne

Cycle Gisborne provides everything you need for a day exploring Gisborne city & its surrounding beaches, museums cafe's & more!

Tairāwhiti Gisborne, with its easy flat terrain, is the perfect town to explore via bike!

Here are a few top picks for a day of exploring on bike:

Kat’s top pic | Explore the river cycle ways and Oneroa beach cycle ways. Take in the museum, cafes, and sights along the way. There’s heaps of history on the trail, and beautiful beaches, so a swimsuit and sunscreen are a must!​​​

Anelia’s top pick | Cycle to Wainui Beach on the Wainui cycleway. It’s off-road most of the way and there’s delicious ice cream at the Okitu stores to enjoy on the beautiful golden beaches. Freshen up between the flags near Wainui Surf Club afterward.

Tour the vineyards | Grab a Gisborne wine map and follow safe roads out of town. Visit some of Tairāwhiti Gisborne’s boutique cellar doors and enjoy a delicious Tairāwhiti Gisborne Chardonnay and a vineyard platter along the way.

Bike out to Gray’s Bush, take a picnic, and wander around this stand of original podocarp forest on the Poverty Bay flats. If you’ve got more energy left, head further inland to the Waihirere Domain and take a wander to the waterfalls.

Bike rental is available from the Gisborne i-Site or the office at Cycle Gisborne. Office is open by appointment only so please phone in advance.

Stand up Paddleboard adventure on Lake Mapourika in Franz Josef
$99 NZD

Undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most awe inspiring Paddleboarding locations!

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Franz Joseph
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Join Franz Josef Wilderness Tours for a Paddleboard trip on one of New Zealand’s most scenic SUP venues!

Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters and scenic backdrop make for one of the best spots to hop on a paddleboard. Explore the Jurassic rainforest and sheltered bays with your experienced SUP instructor.

Glide effortlessly across the water taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers – the scenery is world-class!

No experience required. Most people comment on how incredibly stable, and safe they felt on these inflatable paddleboards!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • No denim please!
  • Cap or sunglasses
  • Camera (optional, as operator also provide FREE photos)
  • Towel / swimwear or thermals depending on season

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Free high-quality digital photos
  • Dry bags
  • Splash Jackets or wet weather gear
  • Quality SUP equipment
  • Courtesy transport (if required)
  • Sunscreen / insect repellent
Watch Penguins returning from Ocean to Nest from the best seats in the House!
$99 NZD

Seating in the VIP area to witness wild penguins returning to land from just a few meters away!

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Oamaru
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

This experience at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony gets you the best vantage point to see them returning from Sea to their nests on land after a days fishing!

You have individual seating which makes the experience more comfortable.

You will be informed about the lives of the penguins during a commentary delivered by one of the knowledgeable guides.

When you make your way out to the grandstand you will enter into the breeding colony on a boardwalk and walk among their nesting burrows.

In the Premium Viewing grandstand you view the penguins from only a few metres away. Participants in this tour need to remain still and quiet because the penguins are so close and are frightened by sudden movement.

Premium viewing is restricted to only 60 seats so bookings are advised.

Evening Viewing Start Time 2023

01 Jan - 31 Jan 9.00pm
01 Feb - 14 Feb 8.45pm
15 Feb - 29 Feb 8.30pm
01 Mar - 15 Mar 8.15pm
16 Mar - 31 Mar 8.00pm
01 April 7.45pm
02 Apr - 15 Apr 6.30pm
16 Apr - 30 Apr 6.00pm
01 May - 15 May 5.30pm
16 May - 15 Jul 5.15pm
16 Jul - 31 Jul 5.30pm
01 Aug - 15 Aug 5.45pm
16 Aug - 31 Aug 6.00pm
01 Sep - 15 Sep 6.15pm
16 Sep - 24 Sep 6.30pm
25 Sep - 30 Sep 7.45pm
01 Oct - 31 Oct 8.00pm
01 Nov - 15 Nov 8.15pm
16 Nov - 30 Nov 8.30pm
01 Dec - 15 Dec 8.45pm
16 Dec - 31 Dec 9.00pm

Cruise to Ruby Island on Lake Wanaka
$99 NZD

A beautiful cruise on Lake Wanaka including a stop with time to explore stunning Ruby Island, bring your camera!

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Wanaka
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Lake Wanaka Cruises

This relaxing boat cruise out to Ruby Island is great for anyone looking for a quick & memorable trip to an unknown gem on Lake Wanaka! A short cruise with a gentle guided photo walk included.

Join small groups of fellow travelers on this relaxing visit to a very cute island.

Your guided walk around the island is one of the easiest Wanaka walks and suitable for all ages. Visit the remains of a dance hall from the days of prohibition in Otago, learn about Manuka Honey and enjoy some great photo opportunities. The majestic mountains of the Southern Alps provide the perfect backdrop to your holiday pictures.

Often called the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby is small but very photogenic. The eclectic mix of exotic and native plants adds a foreground to the colors of the lake and the mountains behind.

  • Friendly knowledgeable skipper & guide
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Short 30 minute Island photo walk (optional)
Christchurch City Gondola ride!
$99 NZD

Ride the Port Hills Gondola, possibly the Garden Citys most famous attraction, for the best views Christchurch has to offer!

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Christchurch
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Christchurch Attractions

Whether you are from far afield or a Canterbury local, this awesome experience is sure to give you a unique perspective on the Garden City.

An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning unique views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from our summit station situated atop the Port Hills. A great family-friendly spot to explore for locals and visitors, a visit to the Gondola is a must-do activity. Take in the spectacular 360-degree views and see Christchurch from a different perspective: gaze at the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The summit station offers plenty to entertain: explore the many walking tracks and wide open spaces amidst fresh air, learn about the history of the area on the Christchurch Discovery ride (entry is free with your Gondola ticket or Annual Pass), and indulge in a spot of shopping at our well-priced gift shop. Sit back and take in the fantastic views with a snack from the licensed Red Rock Café.

Ride to the top takes approximately 10 minutes.
• Open daily 10am – 4pm (excluding 25th December).
• Attractions at the Summit Station include: panoramic views, various walking tracks, fully licensed
Red Rock Café, six-minute Discovery Ride on an electric cart showcasing the history of the local
area, and a well-priced gift shop.
• Car parking is available at our base station for cars, campervans and coaches

Half day bike adventure from Thames to Matatoki Cheese Barn for lunch
$99 NZD

½ Day Cycling Adventure from Thames to the award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn.

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Coromandel
4 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Jolly Bikes

Embark on a delightful half-day cycling adventure along the Hauraki Rail Trail from Thames to the renowned Matatoki Cheese Barn—a journey suitable for all.

Savor a leisurely ride through the picturesque Hauraki countryside, culminating in a delightful lunch at the Matatoki Cheese Barn, where you can relish your meal while observing their charming Alpacas and a variety of birds.

Indulge in a light lunch, with options ranging from delectable pizzas to enticing cheese platters. Following this, enjoy a relaxed return ride back to Thames along the same scenic route.

Included Services:

  • Bike Hire incl. instructions for full day
  • Helmet & Lock Hire
  • Map and travel tips
  • Meal voucher for Matatoki Cheese Barn
  • Panniers are included on request
1 Go Kart race for two people at Taupo International Motorsport Park
$99 NZD

Exhilarating go kart racing on this 400 metre outdoor Go Kart circuit near Taupo!

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Taupo
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Taupo International Motorsport Park

Take on a friend in an exhilarating 10-minute Go-Kart session at Taupo International Motorsport Park.

The track is 400 meters long, and the karts are capable of going up to 50km/hr. Challenge a friend or loved one & see who has the edge on this fantastic, newly developed Kart Track!

 

Scenic Tauranga Harbour Cruise
$99 NZD

Cruise on the Tauranga Harbour, cruise past white sandy beaches, green forests & the contrasting port & city infrastructure. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife in the Harbour such as Seals, Penguins & Birdlife

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Tauranga
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Kewpie Cruises

Board a cruise from Pilot Bay in Mt Maunganui to get out on the idyllic Tauranga Harbour.

Launched in 1953 as one of Fullers first charter boats doing the world famous 'cream trip'  in Bay of islands. The iconic KEWPIE has a massive history in NZ waters.

On this experience, you'll cruise past the Statue of Tangaroa, a diversity of landscapes from untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements, contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure.

Keep your eyes peeled as it's not uncommon to spot seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals and even Dolphin & Orca from time to time!

Stay on board or choose to hop off at Matakana Island. You are picked up on the same day at no extra cost. Spend an hour or a day on this beautiful island. This is an idyllic beach visit. Beautiful beach walks, fishing, swimming and picnics are popular.

Please note Matakana Island drop off is available on the 11am or 12pm cruise subject to weather and sea conditions. This is at the skippers discretion.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

MV Kewpie is an iconic boat not only in modern day Tauranga, but also in NZ tourism history. For a lighthearted, relaxing, refreshing & fun way to see one of New Zealand's largest & most beautiful (we may be a tad biased) harbours, you cant go wrong with the legendary boat & equally legendary crew!

5 Wine Tasting & Antipasto Platter for Two at Melton Estate Winery
$99 NZD

Enjoy tasting 5 Wines alongside a delicious platter at Melton Estate, just a short drive from Christchurch

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Christchurch
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Melton Estate Winery

This one's for your tastebuds! Just 20 minutes from the Garden City, Melton Estate is a boutique winery featuring a modern restaurant set amongst vines on 12 acres in West Melton, Christchurch.

The winery restaurant is surrounded by Pinot Noir vines, with multiple indoor / outdoor options, including an expansive deck overlooking the vineyards and a new games lawn. Sample local wines that include: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and the acclaimed Sparkling Riesling known as “Summer Love”. The popular restaurant serves great food that is matched to these handcrafted boutique wines.

Enjoy the famous Melton Platter and tastings of 5 wines amongst the vines at Melton Estate. The Melton Platter typically includes cured meats, seafood, beetroot, olives, cheeses, pate, gherkins, relish, fruit & crackers. This is subject to change seasonally.

Pick a friend or loved one to accompany with you & enjoy a delicious day amongst the vines!

 

3 course seasonal meal with Supper Club at Hapuku Kitchen Kaikoura
$99 NZD

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal of locally sourced, seasonal fare inspired by the rugged land & ocean scapes of Kaikoura

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Kaikoura
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Hapuku Kitchen

The Supper Club at Hapuku Kitchen offers a unique dining experience in the home of chef Fiona Read, inspired by Kaikoura's natural surroundings.  This three-course, set menu meal is a celebration of the seasons and everything the wild, rugged region has to offer.

At its heart, Hapuku Kitchen is focused on reconnecting the kitchen to the land and sea, celebrating the abundant larder nature has to offer - taking inspiration from the wild Kaikōura landscape. You are hosted in the home of Fiona & Chris Read, located between the soaring peaks of the Kaikōura mountains and the wild Pacific coast of Aotearoa New Zealand, for a culinary adventure that celebrates the season.

The dining table seats ten guests and while you're savouring the flavours of Kaikoura, you'll hear stories about how Hapuku Kitchen grow the food, how they forage from the mountains to the sea and the people behind locally sourced ingredients.

Claim your voucher for this experience now to book your spot & meet other people interested in good food and great company.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

While we haven't yet had a chance to experience Hapuku Kitchen first-hand, we were so inspired hearing the story of Fiona & Chris & their passion for using locally sourced, seasonally fresh ingredients in all of their experiences, we knew we had to get them on board for our customers for experience themselves. The Chuffed team are arguing over who gets to go and 'quality control' this experience first!

Explore the Island Wildlife Sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi
$99 NZD

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

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Auckland
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Explore

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.

Group surf lesson in Mount Maunganui
$99 NZD

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

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Tauranga
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Hibiscus Surf School

Have you always wanted to learn to surf but don’t know where to start?  Join a small-group lesson with Hibiscus Surf School!  You’ll enjoy personalised instruction at fantastic value, with just 2-6 participants allowed per class.

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. So they operate with small groups that make it 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!

Chuffed Comment: After your lesson you will receive a free 1 hour surfboard hire to practice your new surfing skills! Hibiscus reckons 90% of customers are standing up by the end of the first lesson so we say just do it.

Queenstown sightseeing on Segway
$99 NZD

An hour of hands-on fun for a taste of how enjoyable these machines are to ride.

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Queenstown
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Segway on Q

Looking for fun things to do in Queenstown? Feel the pure joy of a Segway ride with your family or friends.

Once you’ve mastered the simple control of the Segway, you’re off for your Queenstown sightseeing ride. Start with a lakeside photo stop then onwards for a spin around Queenstown Bay. You’ll take in the beautiful scenic views along St Omer Park, Earnslaw Park, Marine Parade and the Queenstown Gardens. Look around over the beautiful Lake Wakatipu to see Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and the aptly named Remarkables Mountain Range. All of this whilst riding on this fascinating transporter.

You'll get a taste of how much fun these machines are to ride, while seeing some of the beauty that Queenstown has to offer.

Christchurch Triple pass: Tram, Punting & Gondola combo
$99 NZD

The ultimate Christchurch must-do combo – punting and riding the tram and gondola!

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Christchurch
1 Day
Adult
Experience Provider: Christchurch Attractions

The ultimate opportunity to tick off three of Christchurch's most famous attractions, this combo includes an all day tram ticket, 30 minute Avon river punt ride & a return trip on the Port Hill Gondola.

The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. An all-day hop-on hop-off ticket allows you to visit the central city sights at your leisure and the friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes in their informative live commentaries.

Punting is an iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River. Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your Punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.

An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning unique views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from the summit station situated atop the Port Hills. A great family-friendly spot to explore for locals and visitors, a visit to the Gondola is a must-do activity.

Take in the spectacular 360-degree views and see Christchurch from a different perspective: gaze at the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Zipline Ecotour with controlled descent on Bob's Peak in Queenstown
$99 NZD

Soar from tree to tree on 2 ziplines before descending an incredible 21 metre drop on Bobs Peak above Queenstown.

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Queenstown
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Ziptrek Ecotours

Find your wings and fly through the treetops on two breathtaking ziplines before finishing with a swooping 21 metre drop, leaving you a fledgling no more!

Discover the story of Zealandia and Ziptrek's preservation of our natural landscape whilst we do our bit to protect our native wildlife!

A whole new way to discover Queenstown if you're seeking a heightened thrill level or are short on time as it's all done and dusted in an hour.

Guests will be met by their tour guides and fitted with their harnesses and helmets before ziplining from treehouse to treehouse ending with a 21 metre drop which lands you 1/3 of the way down Bob's Peak mountain.

The ziplines are gravity fed, so guests do not have to worry about controlling their own speed. Two tour guides will accompany the minimum 2, maximum 8 guests per tour. One guide to connect (launch platform) and one guide to disconnect (landing platform) each and every guest.

You will finish your tour back where you started, at the Ziptrek Treehouse, as there is a short 10min uphill walk after the last zipline.

The educational component provides a unique insight into the surrounding environment on a local scale as well as information on Queenstown and its native species.

Indoor Skydiving Experience
$99 NZD

Experience the thrill of flying with an introductory session to indoor Skydiving with professional instruction.

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Queenstown
15 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: IFly Queenstown

Ever dream of flying?

Now you can!

iFLY Queenstown is NZ's only indoor skydiving attraction based in central Queenstown.  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!

You'll have an instructor by your side through the whole experience - they will give you an orientation on the basics of flying so you can get the most out of your flights. Once you've been briefed you'll receive your full flight gear which includes a helmet and flight-suit.

Once in the wind tunnel, your instructor will be right by your side providing personal instruction and will be able to demonstrate new skills as you improve.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We think this is a really fun activity that is suitable to so many people. While it's not the same as climbing in an aeroplane and jumping out from 15,000 feet - not everyone wants to do that - so we think this is a perfect sweet spot. And who knows....maybe this will inspire you to take on a real skydive! Alex and Tayla from Chuffed visited iFLY in 2021 and had a ball!

Eco Sailing on Great Lake Taupo
$99 NZD

Visit the Maori rock carving which is only accessible by water, sailing onboard the famed eco yacht Barbary.

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Taupo
2 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Sail Barbary

Cruise with Sail Barbary on the sparkling waters of Lake Taupo to the breathtaking Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay.

Bring your own food & alcohol, sit back & enjoy the stunning scenes as you are peacefully powered along the Lake by the wind & electric engine.

What you’ll experience:

  • A truly unique and authentic sailing experience.
  • Spectacular adventure - Explore the hidden bays of Lake Taupō
  • Learn to sail or just sit back and soak up the views
  • Sustainable Sailing on our Eco-friendly yacht, no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Māori culture at the Mine Bay rock carvings and discover their amazing story
  • Sailing with wind or silent motoring with eco-friendly electric engines
  • Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Tiffany & Peter from Sail Barbary were one of the first operators we approached when Chuffed Gifts was just an idea in our heads! They showed us around their beautifully restored & unique electric yacht then and it is no surprise to us now that their experience is one of our most popular options!

Waitemata Harbour Sailing Cruise
$99 NZD

Sail where the wind takes you and take in Auckland’s city highlights on a relaxing sailing experience.

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Auckland
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Explore Group Auckland

Enjoy the unique Auckland landscape from the water on this relaxed harbour sailing experience. Take in Auckland’s city highlights; sail under the Harbour Bridge, see volcanic peaks and the iconic city skyline from the best view in town.

Sit back and relax or get involved and help the friendly, knowledgeable crew sail a purpose built 50 foot yacht. Enjoy the afternoon on the water with your choice of fresh coffee, tea or a hot chocolate plus a delicious sweet treat.

Includes:

  • 1.5 hour sailing experience on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour
  • Listen to an informative commentary from our knowledgeable crew about the harbour and its history
  • View the iconic Auckland city skyline from the water and sail under the Harbour Bridge
  • Take the opportunity to help our friendly, knowledgeable crew sail our purpose built 50 foot yachts
  • Enjoy your choice of fresh coffee, tea or a hot chocolate served with a cookie
Waiheke Island Wine Tasting, Winery Tour & Cheese Platter
$99 NZD

Enjoy a tour, tasting and platter at a premium Waiheke Island Vineyard.

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Auckland
1.5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Batch Winery

Make your way to Batch Winery on Waiheke Island, and begin your experience by joining a Wine Ambassador for a walk through the winery, vineyard and barrel hall, whilst enjoying some of the estate wines. Then, sit down either inside the restaurant, or picnic style outside & enjoy a delicious cheese platter while you soak in beautiful views over the Waitemata Harbour toward Auckland city.

After all that, you are welcome to explore the trails of the Whakanewha Regional Park, which boarders Batch Winery, at your own leisure before departing.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We couldn't call ourselves experience experts if we didn't have a wine experience on Waiheke Island, right? Batch Winery itself, along with its team, are progressive, forward thinking, and the perfect Winery for us to have partnered with. Sustainability is high on the priority list for Batch, with the winery itself designed to utilise the natural slope of the land & gravity to move wine through the making process, they also steam sanitise the winery, removing the need for harmful cleaning chemicals, and all vineyard & winery waste is composted on site. For a delicious, insightful & stunning experience on the Island of Wine, look no further!

Hot Tub Soak on the edge of the forest!
$99 NZD

Experience a relaxing individual cedar hot tub soak on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest.

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Rotorua
45 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Secret Spot Hot Tubs

You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome when you discover this secret spot in the forest.

It's all about connecting you with nature, friends, and family after your day’s adventures. Bathe in your own cedar hot tub surrounded by native trees and ferns, while you receive tub-side bar service at the push of a button.

The fresh (non-geothermal) water comes from a beautiful aquifer spring, which is heated to just the right temperature for you to enjoy a relaxing 45-minute soak. The tubs can fit up to six people and come with complimentary drinking water and lockers. You can bring your own swimwear, or there is swimwear, towels, and robes for hire. Check in 15 minutes before your booked soak time.

For a refreshing twist, you can take a dip in the complimentary cold plunge tubs during your soak.

Explore the unique café and bar in a backyard setting – which has smooth manuka-roasted coffee, Good George craft beer and cider, and Mills Reef wine.

Have a bite to eat, play lawn games and enjoy the outdoor campfires, or unwind with a “Shinny Dip” in the cute foot hot tubs, free with any drinks purchase.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Keith, Eric & family have set up a truly epic business, with Kiwi refreshments, hospitality, and nature (literally) running through the property! The Chuffed team love a visit to Secret Spot, especially to enjoy a refreshing beverage or two after a days riding in the forest!

River Boat to the base of Huka Falls
$99 NZD

Experience the force of the Huka Falls on a scenic cruise up the Waikato River. With onboard commentary and a fully enclosed cabin, this is a comfortable and dry way to get close to Huka Falls.

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Taupo
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Huka Falls River Cruise

Experience the crystal clear water, bush lined riverbanks and native birdlife of the Waikato River from the comfort of a purpose built river cruising vessel. The vessel is fully covered, with large viewing windows - so whatever the season this activity is a great option.

You'll get up close to Huka Falls and feel their immense force from a unique perspective, have the camera handy for the excellent photo opportunities this cruise presents. On your return, sit back and enjoy complimentary tea & coffee while enjoying informative commentary from local guides.

This experience departs and returns to Aritaitia Dam, approximately 15 minutes drive north of Taupo.

Fly NZ's Longest Zipline
$99 NZD

Experience New Zealand’s longest Ziplineand in awesome views of Christchurch from the Port Hill’s location, before taking the leap & flying down the 1.1km Zipline!

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Christchurch
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Christchurch Adventure Park

Experience the adrenaline rush of racing through the forest while you fly down the longest zipline in New Zealand!

"The Long Ride" will take you down one zipline - The longest zipline at Christchurch Adventure Park at a total whooping distance of 1.1 kilometres.

You'll be surrounded by incredible views from the city and Port Hills - on a good day you can see all the way from the ocean to the spectacular Southern Alps!

This is one exciting adventure you'll never forget.

The experience runs for about 1.5 hours and is subject to weather conditions.

Maori Guided Tane Mahuta Experience
$99 NZD

A spine tingling experience as day turns to night and you experience the forest through a Maori lens. This is a highly recommended experience.

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Northland
4 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Footprints Waipoua

Join the world acclaimed Footprints Waipoua night tour to the Waipoua Forest with a local Māori guide for an unforgettable encounter with another world. You will be introduced to the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world!

Experience the affinity that Maori have with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they have for these sentinels who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song.

Your experience will start with a karakia (prayer) seeking permission from Tāne Mahuta (the Māori God of the Forest) to enter his domain. As the transition from day to night seamlessly occurs it will become noticeable that Māori have a very unique connection with the environment and the stately giant kauri trees that have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. As you enjoy the easy walking tracks that wind through an evergreen maze of unique flora you will enjoy intermittent stops to connect with thought provoking information, stories, song and much more...

  • Witness forest transition from day to night
  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.
  • Giant trees include Te Matua Ngāhere & Tane Mahuta
Rotorua Lakes Tour in Amphibious vehicle
$99 NZD

Splashdown on the Rotorua Lakes with a informative guided tour in a amphibious WW2 landing vehicle. You’ll get as far as the stunning Lake Tarawera and splashdown on 2 lakes.

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Rotorua
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Rotorua Duck Tours

Hope aboard an iconic WW2 landing vehicle that has been lovingly turned into a vehicle for touring the Rotorua Lakes. The Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour takes you on a deeper journey through the Rotorua Lakes District with the highlight being a visit to Lake Tarawera, not only a stunning setting, but home to Mt Tarawera which changed our entire history in 1886 when it erupted.

On the journey to Tarawera, visit the stunning Lake Okareka for the first splashdown - a small lakeside community within a bird sanctuary. You'll discover Tikitapu (Blue Lake) with its incredible colours and natural surrounds. After that you'll pass the most sacred Lake in the area Rotokakahi, along with the Buried Village of Te Wairoa before engaging in the spectacular view of Mount Tarawera.

Riding on New Zealand’s ONLY genuine WW2 landing crafts through these spectacular lake settings, volcanic craters and natural landscapes is something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Discover Pencarrow on E-Bike
$99 NZD

On an e-bike head East from the Wellington Harbor and discover Pencorrow Headline, lighthouse and the rest of this incredible coastline.

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Wellington
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Wildfinder

See what the eBikes buzz is all about! Do as much or as little pedalling as you like, and let your eBike take the wind and fitness (or motivation!) levels out of the equation. This package is for a full day e-bike hire to explore the coastline to the east of Wellington.

Discover Pencarrow Head's lighthouses and lakes, along with amazing views of Wellington's coastline and the Kaikoura Ranges on an amazing eBike adventure.

You could pack a picnic lunch and make the most of a full day out. Explore Eastbourne’s cafes and galleries, before heading out to Pencarrow Head’s lighthouses and lakes, and further around the bay to the SS Paiaka wreck.

Hire comes with helmet, repair kit and carrier rack.

 

 

 

VIP Exclusive Penguin Habitat Access
$99 NZD

Visit the International Antarctic Centre and get behind the scenes in this exclusive guided access into the penguin habitats – includes general access also.

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Christchurch
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: International Antarctic Centre

Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, the Antarctic Centre’s Backstage Pass takes you into the areas not accessible to other visitors. It is hosted by one of their Antarctic Guides – they’ll share their experience and expertise taking you through the daily routines and long-term goals of our penguin habitat and programme. You’ll see how our quarantine area works, learn about penguin feeding and husbandry and take your penguin knowledge to the next level.

General admission to the entire Antarctic Centre is also included, where you can be chilled in the incredible Antarctic storm room and thrilled on an all-terrain vehicle tour. Learn about the first expeditions, modern day life on Scott Base and the future of humanity on the ice. With big screen ice tours in an immersive 4D theatre you learn and experience so much about Antarctica.

Stewart Island Village & Bays Tour
$99 NZD

Take a entertaining guided tour of New Zealand’s most southern community Oban and its surrounding bays.

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Stewart Island
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Real NZ

Explore Oban and the surrounding bays in a modern mini-bus tour. Unspoiled, incredibly beautiful, and steeped in stories, Stewart Island (known as Rakiura – glowing skies - by Maori) is well worth this informative introduction.

Gain an entertaining insight into New Zealand’s southernmost community. Stewart Islanders are proud of their island, enjoying its simpler, slower pace. Your guides will enjoy sharing their local knowledge of the history and environment of this beautiful spot.

During your tour, there is plenty of time available for photo stops and short walks. Highlights include Lee Bay, the gateway to Rakiura National Park and stunning views of Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock.

 

Queenstown Jet Boat Blast
$99 NZD

Experience an exhilarating 25 minute Lake Wakatipu Jet Boat Ride.

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Queenstown
25 minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Real NZ

Exhilarating jet boat adventure starting right in the heart of Queenstown’s town centre.

Meet your jet boat driver and your chosen vessel for an adrenaline rush like no other, filled with speed, thrills and even more of those famous 360 degree spins. Hold on as you race faster than ever before down Lake Wakatipu. Get you up close and personal with the lakes edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in our way and be sure to hold on to your hats as you navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.

  • Speeds up to 95kmph & epic 360-degree spins
  • 25 minute exciting ride to the Kawarau River
  • Expert and passionate guides
  • Twin V8 engines delivering 820 horsepower
Historic Steamship Cruise on Lake Wakatipu
$99 NZD

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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Queenstown
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Real NZ

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.

Easy Riding Capital Bike Tour
$99 NZD

Take a easy guided tour of downtown Wellington and learn about key figures who have shaped Wellington in the Coolest Little Capital in the World.

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Wellington
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Switched on Bikes

The essential introduction to Wellington! Jump on a bike and our guide will show you around the Wellington Waterfront and introduce you to some fascinating past and present figures who have made Wellington the creative capital it is today. This tour is perfect for those with just a couple of hours to spare or who prefer to ride only on cycle paths.

The Introduction to Wellington tour is set at an easy pace with plenty of time for questions and taking photos at each of the tour stops. The tour focuses on six city shaping people and you will be introduced to some key Wellington landmarks including the New Zealand Parliament, Wellington Stadium, Te Papa Museum, Cuba St, Oriental Bay, Wellington Railway Station and the historic Wellington Waterfront. You'll use regular bikes for this tour as it's mostly flat, but you can upgrade to an electric bike if you like.

Meet your guide at Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for a 10:30am departure. After listening to the safety briefing, enjoy time to practice in a car-free space before heading out. The tour is light hearted and fun. Your tour ends back at Switched on Bikes in Central Wellington.

You’ll learn about

  • First country to give women the right to vote
  • Wellington’s Maori culture and history
  • Film making in the capital
  • The windiest city in the world!
  • Cuba St, Wellington’s progressive heart

 

Riding Level: Easy

Duration: 2-2.5 hrs

Distance: Short < 10km

Start Time: 10:30am, afternoon departure available upon request

Explore the Coolest Little Capital in the World
$99 NZD

Wellington is best explored by bike – so why not hire one and spend the day exploring.

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Wellington
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Switched on Bikes

Ride at your own pace by hiring either a mountain or city bike to explore Wellington city and the surrounding bays. From the Wellington Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you'll be enthralled from start to finish.

These bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of rider. You can ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your bike as your transport between the Wellington must-see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away, or take your mountain bike to some of the trails located near the city centre! Maps provided.

This package is full a full day City or Mountain Bike hire.

Explore the Creative World of Weta Workshop
$99 NZD

Lose yourself in a world of creativity with a full guided experience of Weta Workshop – and get a full insight into how Weta makes Hollywood movie effects.

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Wellington
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Weta Workshop Wellington

Dive head-first into a world of creativity, physical effects, and movie-making magic. Located in Miramar, only five minutes from Wellington Airport and 20 minutes from the Central Business District.
From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about the making of props, costumes, and creatures created for your favorite films. Interact with cool stuff
from Weta's creative departments and, if you’re lucky, catch an artist at work on the tour stage.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Weta Workshop is one of Chuffed's most popular recipient choices. And we love have having this option which demonstrates and inspires people on how little old New Zealand can deliver on the world stage! So from our point of view - this is an exceptional experience. And the kids will love it!

Movie making special effects workshop at Weta Studios Wellington
$99 NZD

Learn the tricks of the movie world with a hands on workshop to teach you either special effects makeup, sculpting or leatherwork.

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Wellington
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Weta Workshop Wellington

Enjoy a hands-on workshop to introduce you to the magic behind Hollywood Movies.

You can choose 1 of the following workshops:

Intro to Sculpting: Enjoy a hands-on introduction to sculpting. The sculpting room is where many Weta creations come to life for the first time. Roll up your sleeves for an introduction to the magic of sculpture!  Bring a fantastical character to life: Be led through sculpting basics by the Wētā Workshop crew & bring a 3D character
to life! Learn how to craft a sculpture: From household materials and modeling clay. Take your sculpture home to finish and display!

Intro to SFX: No humans were harmed in the making of this workshop! Learn the art of crafting convincing special effects by mixing blood and sculpting your own scars and scrapes at our ‘Intro to SFX’ workshop.  Begin your journey as a special effects makeup artist: In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to make fake blood, apply a custom fake wound to yourself using silicon and paint it to look like the real thing.

Intro to Leatherwork: Create your own movie magic with the Weta Workshop crew. Learn techniques used by the costume department and refine, design, and dye your very own leather keepsake! It’s an intro into leatherwork, and you’ll be guided through a process of creativity by the Weta team. Create your own keepsake: Stamp or emboss your pattern on genuine leather, then dye and finish your sample.

Craft in small groups: Allowing for one on-one time with the crew. No creative experience necessary. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. These workshops are 1 hour long.

Axe-Throwing Coaching and Tournament
$99 NZD

Try this new, crazy craze that is Axe-Throwing. Learn the techniques before playing some fun games with your new found skills, and take a T-shirt home as a momento!

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Auckland
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Sweet Axe Throwing Co Auckland

This is a new one – head on into Sweet Axe Auckland and try your hand at Axe Throwing!! Throwing an axe is an exhilarating experience, one which you can feel for yourself in this safe & supportive space. It's an activity that rewards form over force, it's a leveler; anyone can do it!

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!

Here's 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.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

At Chuffed we believe that gifting experiences is so powerful as it opens people up to experiencing something completely new... Like Axe Throwing! As soon as we heard about Sweet Axe, we knew their unique experiences had a place in our gifts, and the awesome team were stoked to come on board & give it a go.

Learn the Art of Axe-Throwing
$99 NZD

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
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Sweet Axe Throwing Co Wellington

This is a new one – head on into Sweet Axe Wellington and try your hand at Axe Throwing!! Throwing an axe is an exhilarating experience, one which you can feel for yourself in this safe & supportive space. It's an activity that rewards form over force, it's a leveler; anyone can do it!

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!

Here's 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.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

At Chuffed we believe that gifting experiences is so powerful as it opens people up to experiencing something completely new... Like Axe Throwing! As soon as we heard about Sweet Axe, we knew their unique experiences had a place in our gifts, and the awesome team were stoked to come on board & give it a go.

Half day Self-Guided Eco tour on Kapiti Island
$99 NZD

Take a ferry trip to Kapiti Island to explore at your own pace, you’ll be given Island information so you know the best spots to visit!

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Wellington
5 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Want to tick Kapiti Island off your bucket list? We've got you covered with return ferry travel, doc permits & an island introduction from a Kapiti Island Nature Tours guide.

From your landing at Waiorua, enjoy an easy walk to a lookout over picturesque Okupe Lagoon, with the option to explore the coastline track in the off-season.

Okupe Valley Loop Track - Ideal for families
This walk follows a gentle gradient, with picturesque views over Okupe Lagoon and the marine reserve. Open year-round. Approx 1 hour 30 mins.

Boulder Bank Loop Track - Off-season only
Enjoy a coastal walk around the boulder bank. This track is closed from October to March (unless with a guide) to avoid disturbing nesting seabirds. Approx 45 mins.

Private Viewing of Fur Seals and Penguins
$99 NZD

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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Dunedin
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Natures Wonders

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

Visit Wild Penguins
$99 NZD

Encounter Yellow Eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins & NZ Fur Seals in their natural habitat.

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Dunedin
1 Hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Natures Wonders

A very special wildlife adventure to a private penguin viewing location.

Take a comfortable tour onboard a coach and witness spectacular coastal views as you cross the Reid family farm to the breeding habitat of Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue penguins, and New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy up close and personal encounters with nature through custom build viewing locations. This tour suits all ages, and a low level of fitness is required.

Tours depart from 10.45am daily. Allow 1 hour.

Easy and Popular Cape Winery Tour
$99 NZD

With shuttles and bike hire included, take a cruisy day biking 16km via six of the regions best rated wineries along the famed Hawke’s Bay cycle trails.

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Hawkes Bay
6 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Takaro Trails

Meet at Takaro Trails shop for for a transfer to the start of  your adventure at the Black Barn winery.

Te Mata Estate and Akarangi are very close by so you can start your wine tasting early! From here you enjoy a 16km cycle on the limestone cycle trail following the Tuki Tuki River, to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. The views are stunning as you cycle the raised stop-bank trail and look out over orchards, vineyards and farmlands. Reaching the coast you'll be ready to taste some more fine wine at Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate.

Allow 6hrs for this tour. At the end of the day you will be collected and transferred back to Ahuriri.

Included: Standard bike helmet, pannier bag, maps and instructions, shuttles at the start and end of the day.

Not included: Wine tasting costs.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy:

We really love working with Takaro Trails who are proving themselves to be a very professional and high service focused partner. Their knowledge of the area, quality of bikes and range of shuttle and tour options have made them a real hit with Chuffed Gift recipients. 

And as for the trails there are so many recommendations and highlights. Most popular seems to be winery visits for lazy lunches, but equally there are so many beautiful spots for picnics or just a great day out riding and enjoying the expanse of the Hawke's Bay.

Explore the Hawke's Bay Cycle Trails
$99 NZD

Grab a mate and explore the famous cycle trails and discover beaches, wineries, cute towns and orchards.

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Napier
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Takaro Trails

Enjoy the fabulous cycle trails of Napier your way, ride as far as you want, wherever you want in your four hours. Tākaro Trails delivers unforgettable cycling experiences and with completely professional service and total support them, you can ride without a worry.

In Hawke’s Bay, the off-road cycling trails are wide, smooth and mostly flat, perfect for enjoying the mini Mediterranean climate with some of the finest food and wine to be found anywhere in the world... it is the perfect indulgent experience! As one of New Zealand Cycle Trails 23 Great Rides, you will find Hawke's Bay Trails a Grade 1&2 Easy ride. This means the trails are flat and mostly off-road.

You choose where you want to go with this experience. The Hawkes Bay Trails are made up of three different sections: The Water Ride (imagine riding beside Ocean, Estuary and Rivers), The Wineries Ride (think wine country with vineyards and cellar doors) and The Landscapes Ride, (envision expansive views including Cape Kidnappers, Te Mata Peak). The Trails have mostly a lime-sand surface for quiet, safe riding. Some Trails have on-road connections with Napier/Hastings city iWay Routes and you can even take your bike on a bus between Hastings – Napier.

This package includes bike hire for 2 people for 4 hours.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy:

We really love working with Takaro Trails who are proving themselves to be a very professional and high service focused partner. Their knowledge of the area, quality of bikes and range of shuttle and tour options have made them a real hit with Chuffed Gift recipients. 

And as for the trails there are so many recommendations and highlights. Most popular seems to be winery visits for lazy lunches, but equally there are so many beautiful spots for picnics or just a great day out riding and enjoying the expanse of the Hawke's Bay.

Fastest Indoor Kart Track Racing
$99 NZD

Find the champion in a 15 lap race at the fastest indoor karting facility in these high powered fully electric karts.

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Auckland
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Game Over Auckland

Enjoy a great day out at one of Auckland's premier entertainment venues.

Get behind the wheel of an electric kart and experience first-hand the unrivaled torque and power!

Game Over is Auckland's top go karting track. The 200m track challenges drivers of all levels; smooth steering, throttle, and brake control are essential for achieving a good lap time. 15 laps and speeds of up to 65kph will really get you into the swing of things and confident as you take on the competition.

You'll love the thrill and competition of this 15 lap race - who will take it out??

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Went we were seeking partners for Chuffed we were talking with the operators of Hampton Downs Racetrack. They offer a variety of track experiences including go karts and supercar racing. They actually suggested we look at Game Over as a softer indoor version for families, for those short of time, or those just wanting a softer introduction to a track experience than a full on outdoor racetrack experience. We took their advice, took a look and liked what we saw.

Explore Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
$99 NZD

A full day, full suspension mountain bike hire gives you the opportunity to explore the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with over 50km of trails.

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Northland
8 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Paihia Mountain Bikes

The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Bay of Islands. With heaps of awesome riding, it provides the perfect all round option for mountain biking for any time of the year with a mix of easy, scenic trails that you can take at your own pace as well as some hardcore riding.

It currently offers almost 50km of varying difficulty trails with great flow and features, from downhill riding, jump trails, cross country and beginner trails. The trail network has grown rapidly over the past couple of years and the trails cater to all levels of ability from beginners to advanced riders.

There are plenty of fast, flowing berms, rollers and jumps. Grade 2 and 3 runs are so well built, they’re still fun for more expert riders - some of the best in New Zealand. Come check out all the awesome trails and riding options.

Paihia Mountain Bikes are located right at the start point of these world class trails, and have the perfect bike available for you to explore them!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

The Bay of Islands is one of our favourite parts of NZ, and the world class trails located just out of Paihia are definitely worth checking out on your next visit. Jonny & Georgie are the locals behind Paihia Mountain Bikes. Their friendly crew are full of all the knowledge you need to make the most of your day, and will get you fitted on a modern, high quality ride to make your day all the more enjoyable! 

Indoor Entertainment Extravaganza
$99 NZD

Try it all at Game Over – indoor go-karting, mini golf, laser tag and arcade credit!

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Auckland
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Game Over Auckland

Unlock all 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! Then take your $30 of arcade credit & have a blast there, and finally, cap off the day with a round of Jurassic Mini Putt.

Pick a friend & make a day of it - you'll have an absolute blast!

  • Auckland's top go karting track
    Get behind the wheel of one of an electric kart and experience first-hand the unrivaled torque and power! The 200m track challenges drivers of all levels; smooth steering, throttle, and brake control are essential for achieving a good lap time.
  • Action-packed laser battle
    Game Over Laser Tag is a live action packed, laser arena with the latest technology, lighting and sound. Watch out for the opposition players and the interactive targets hidden throughout the arena – zap them before they get you!
  • The most popular games in town
    Game Over is absolutely packed with arcade games galore!
  • Jurassic mini putt golf
    Take a trip back to the Jurassic period and see if you have the skills to avoid gigantic dinosaurs while you putt.
Adventure to Cape Kidnappers, NZ’s largest gannet colony
$99 NZD

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

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Hawkes Bay
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

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 meters above the ocean. Here your driver/guide will serve you refreshments whilst you enjoy watching the gannets perform around you.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We love a good experience that provides access to something otherwise inaccessible - and when you consider there are 20,000 birds at this colony you start to understand why this is such a highly rated excursion.

Explore Coromandel's famous Cathedral Cove on this stunning boat tour!
$99 NZD

This highly rated boat tour takes in a marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves, plus the famous Cathedral Cove.

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Coromandel
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Hahei Explorer

The Hahei Explorer is an hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove.

The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience. Seating only ten passengers, this personalised tour caters for all age groups.

A rare opportunity to experience an unspoilt marine environment. Te Whanganui a hei (Cathedral Cove) marine reserve is a protected area where recreational and commercial fishing is prohibited. The reserve begins off the coast of Hahei, covering a 9 square kilometre area of ocean. The marine ecosystem has flourished since it’s protection in 1992, and is now a thriving home to a range of marine plants and animals, taonga (treasure) protected now and for future generations. This tour will take you to special places and your guide will share their extensive ecotourism knowledge with you.

This tour departs from the Sandy beaches at the Southern end of Haihei Beach.

High Speed Go Kart Racing
$99 NZD

Take on a friend Go-Karting on this thrilling 530 metre race track half way between Auckland and Hamilton.

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Waikato
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Hampton Downs

Feel the thrill as you blast around the 530 meter long, purpose built Go-Kart track at Hampton Downs. Challenge a friend or loved one to see who has the nause to take it out in an exciting 10-minute blast on these awesome machines! You'd better bring your A-Game, bragging rights are on the line!

Hampton Downs is a world class motorsport park and events centre and home to the biggest events in New Zealand, including the NZ Grand Prix and Ferrari Challenge Australasia. It also boasts a private membership and is the home of the NZ Racing Academy.

The now-famous Hampton Downs Go-Karts are a must do adrenaline pumping experience. The modern 270cc Karts reach speeds of up to 70kmph and the undulating 530m outdoor track makes for an exhilarating experience.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Hampton Downs is a world class motorsport venue, which has hosted huge events & big names in its history. Since undergoing upgrades in 2016, Hampton Downs is renowned as one of the best motorsport facilities in the world... And now you get to drive on it! You will love the thrilling Go-Kart track, with tight corners & long straights, in hi-spec Karts able to go up to 70kph, this exciting activity is sure to leave smiles all round! 

 

Full Day E-bike Hire: Explore The Queenstown Trail
$99 NZD

A full days E-bike hire to explore the 130km of bike trail around Queenstown. Alpine scenery, river gorges, lakes, historic settlements – what a day!

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Queenstown
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Around the Basin Bike Queenstown

What better way to explore this stunning part of NZ than by E-bike?

There are over 130 km of bike trails winding their way through the Whakatipu Basin just waiting for you to explore. From suspension bridges to lakes and historic goldmining locations, Queenstown is a beautiful place to explore by E-bike.

Around the Basin Bike Tours in Queenstown will get you equipped and informed of the best trails and lunch spots, for a fun day exploring Queenstown & the surrounding area by pedal! Collect the E-bikes from the shop (9 Duke Street, Queenstown).

Art Deco Private Guided Walking Tour
$99 NZD

An exclusive Art Deco experience visiting Napier’s Art Deco Quarter and viewing of the 1931 Napier Earthquake Film.

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Napier
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Art Deco Trust

Enjoy an exclusive Art Deco experience with a private guided tour of Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, at a time to suit you. Your guide will tailor the walking tour to your pace and your particular interests, making this a unique and highly personalized experience.

Since the Art Deco Trust began showing the city’s Art Deco treasures to tourists in 1985, thousands of people each year have experienced Napier’s fascinating heritage and have been captivated by the dramatic story of this city’s rebirth in the vibrant 1930s.

In February 1931, Napier was levelled by earthquake and fire but was rebuilt in the depths of the Great Depression in just two years. Nowhere else in the world can you see such a concentration of buildings in the styles of the 1930s: Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical.

On this easy going walking tour, you’ll hear the story of the earthquake that devastated Napier in 1931 and be introduced to the Art Deco style and hear stories of the characters involved in rebuilding this city.

This tour includes a complimentary viewing of a 20 minute earthquake movie "The Day that Changed the Bay" at the Hawkes Bay Museum.

Why is it Chuffed Worthy?

Many people aren't aware of Napier's Art Deco Heritage or the story of why it came about. Alex from Chuffed has experienced a tour with the team at Art Deco Trust and was blown away by the insights & history shared. If you are looking for a unique, informative & entertaining walking tour, this is it!

Cruise from Picton to Ship Cove on the Marlborough Sounds
$99 NZD

Cruise the Marlborough Sounds and spend half a day on land exploring stunning Ship Cove.

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Marlborough
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Beachcomber Cruises

Cruise from Picton, up through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to historical Ship Cove. Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it bird, fish or mammal!

As the name would suggest, the highlight of this tour is a 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook in 1770 when his ship The Endeavour anchored here to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. It became a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook and he returned here a further four times between 1770 and 1777.

Take the opportunity to dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife. Have your photo taken beside the Captain Cook Monument commemorating his visits to this area or just relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Upon re-joining your vessel cruise via Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort before returning to Picton.

Banks Peninsula Alpaca Farm Tour
$99 NZD

Full of attitude, seriously cute and very, very photogenic – take this farm tour, take in the sea views and meet some new furry friends.

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Christchurch
Adults
Experience Provider: Shamaara Alpacas

Anya and Frank founded Shamarra Alpacas, located 1 hours drive from Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula, in 2004 with a herd of 5 Alpacas. Today there are over 170. As well as a team of passionate guides to share everything Alpaca with you on this hour long tour.

This fun and informative tour is a great experience that will engage all. You'll walk through the herd and come up close and personal with these gentle animals while they graze contently in the pasture. You'll learn about the sustainable farming practices first hand. You also be able to feed the adults. The farm has absolutely stunning views of Akaroa Harbour so there are extensive photo opportunities everywhere you look.

At the end of the tour there is also an Alpaca shop, with collections of luxurious, natural 100% dye free alpaca knitwear available to purchase.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We thought these creatures were super cute and for a fun and informative experience it is one you will remember! Amazing views, friendly animals and above all run by a passionate a couple who want to share what they love so much. We also love it's location from Christchurch - far enough away to make it a enjoyable day out from the city whether you live there or are visiting and only being 20 minutes from Akaroa for some brunch or lunch.

A Crazy Flying Fox Ride for Thrillseekers
$99 NZD

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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Nelson
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Cable Bay Adventure Park

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!

Watch Wild Dusky Dolphins off Kaikoura Coast
$99 NZD

Watch the acrobatic displays of the Dusky Dolphin from a custom built dolphin viewing boat. Don’t forget your camera on this one.

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Kaikoura
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Encounter Kaikoura

Get out on the water with Kaikoura's Dolphin experts to see and hear about these awesome creatures in their natural environment. Watching Kaikoura's dusky dolphins has a uniqueness all of its own.

The Dusky Dolphins around Kaikoura are extremely playful & acrobatic, and set against Kaikoura's stunning backdrop, keep that camera handy to snap a wall-worthy photo. Their exhilarating displays of jumps, leaps, tail slapping and somersaults provide the most incredible dolphin show on earth!

The team at Encounter Kaikoura will make sure you're comfortable & entertained until you start to spot the energetic leaps & somersaults of the Dolphins around you! The boats are specifically built with optimum viewing in mind and have upstairs decks as well as walk around bows to enable you to capture perfect images of your experience.

This tour is 3.5 hours duration.

If you want, there is the opportunity to upgrade to swimming with the dolphins this is possible.

Self Guided Marlborough Winery Cycling Experience
$99 NZD

Explore the most famous of Marlborough’s wineries with this full day bike hire package.

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Marlborough
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Explore Marlborough

Enjoy a full day exploring Marlborough's Wineries at your own pace by bike! The team at Explore Marlborough will sort you out with all the gear & a detailed map of the wineries you could visit along the way. Make a day of it with a friend or partner, stopping along the way to taste wines & have lunch at one of the stunning wineries, all with a gentle, flat & beautiful bike ride in between, this is an awesome way to sample some of Marlborough's most famous wines!

You will be picked up from your accommodation in either Blenhiem or Renwick at 9.30am and will be dropped back at your accommodation at the end of the day.

WW1 and WW2 Aviation Showcase
$99 NZD

Sir Peter Jackson’s WW1 collection of aircraft and artifacts and the WW2 Dangerous Skies Exhibition will mesmerise you for hours.

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Marlborough
2 -3 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Omaka

This experience gives you and a friend access to the Knights of the Sky' and the Dangerous Skies' exhibits at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center.

Knights of the Sky features Sir Peter Jackson's collection of WW1 aircraft and artefacts, and in true Peter Jackson fashion, thousands of hours have gone into the displays around each aircraft, many of which depict events that took place during the war.

Dangerous Skies is a display of WW2 craft, with some infamous warbirds on display, again in cinematic quality scenes, including an impression Lockheed Hudson plane accurately recreated to appear crashed in the depths of a jungle, as the plane was during the war! This is an incredible experience for Aviation Buffs and non Buffs alike!

Penguin Colony Tour at Dusk
$99 NZD

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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Christchurch
2 - 3 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Pohatu Penguins
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!

 

Dramatic Coastal Sea Kayak Tour
$99 NZD

Kayak with experienced guides, marvel at spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves as well as penguins, seals, sea birds – and if your lucky – dolphins. No experience necessary.

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Christchurch
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Pohatu Penguins

Explore the outer coast of the Bank Peninsula, and the Pohatu Marine Reserve by kayak on this guided morning kayak adventure that departs at 8am!

The coastline here is rich in marine life, and is jaw droppingly stunning, featuring towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs & sea caves. Sightings of all sorts of species are common, including plenty of marine birds, penguins, seals, and if you're very lucky, the world's smallest dolphin, the Hectors Dolphin. Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch make an added exciting attraction in settled sea conditions.

No kayaking experience is necessary, the crew at Pohatu Penguins will provide all the instruction, safety equipment & knowledge you need for a beautiful morning on the water!

Allow 3.5 hours with approximately 1.5 hours on the water.

Meet the World's Smallest and Rarest Dolphins
$99 NZD

Jump onboard a luxury catamaran and take in the dramatic coastal scenery in search of Hectors dolphins. There are even expert dolphin spotting dogs onboard.

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Christchurch
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Akaroa Dolphins

This boat tour departs Akaroa - an area of incredible scenery, rich history & an abundance of marine life!

Head out on the water with Akaroa Dolphins for a two-hour cruise on their luxurious catamaran. With small group sizes & plenty of room on board, this tour allows you awesome opportunities to get closer to the action & get those all-important snaps to share with the world! Akaora Dolphins have a 98% success rate of spotting dolphins.

What you are looking for is the Hector Dolphin - the smallest and rarest in the world. They are easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, the Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters.

You may even get to meet Akaroa Dolphin's Insta-famous crew, the Dolphin spotting dogs, who play an important role in locating the Hector's Dolphins each day. You'll also enjoy a complimentary NZ Beer or Wine, and some delicious home baking along the way, this really is a luxurious way to spot some of the world's rarest Dolphins!

As well as dolphins, you'll see and get close to the dramatic coastline of Banks Peninsula, including sea caves, high cliffs, and volcanic rock formations.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

Akaroa Dolphins captures all the things we love about seriously good tourism operators - it's family run, has a small passionate team, focused on a high quality intimate experience and is heavily involved in enhancing and conserving the marine environment.  And who doesn't love a dolphin dog.....

Bike The Wineries Full Day - Queenstown
$99 NZD

Shuttle to the historic village of Arrowtown, before riding 15kms on stunning bike trail to the start of the Gibbston Wine Valley. From there, visit as many of the cellar doors as you want, before the return shuttle to Queenstown.

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Queenstown
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Around the Basin Bike Queenstown

Enjoy a full day exploring the wineries at your own pace. This experience begins with a shuttle from Queenstown to the quaint, gold-mining village of Arrowtown. Here the team from Around the Basin Bike will cover mountain bike fitting, navigation, bike safety and (very importantly) winery information. There’s the opportunity to explore Arrowtown and visit one of the cafés, or hop on your bike and get straight into your morning ride. From Arrowtown the trail follows the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau rivers to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge – home of the world’s first bungy jump.

From there spend the rest of the day biking at your leisure along the Gibbston River Trail, using an informative winery map to visit as many of the cellar doors linked throughout this easy riding trail.

There are plenty of wineries to call into for tastings or lunch (additional cost) or picnic at along the way, and the crew will stop in with their shuttle to pick up any wine you may purchase, how good is that!

Wineries include: Chard Farm, Gibbston Valley Winery, Rockburn, Gibbston Tavern, Kinross, Brennan and Mt Rosa.

You will be picked up at 4:30 pm from your winery of choice for the shuttle back to Queenstown.

The riding distance to the first winery is 15 km. To get all the way to the end of the wine valley, you’ll end up covering about 25 km.

 

Why if this Chuffed Worthy?

We are stoked that Around the Basin Tours was keen to be a partner of Chuffed. They have been providing outstanding service and tours to riders on the Queenstown Trail since it opened in 2012, they’re heavily involved in community clubs promoting a healthy outdoors lifestyle and all round good folk! When some of the Chuffed Team rode part of the Queenstown Trail it was obvious we needed to introduce our customers to this beautiful cycling experience.

Go Karting session at Highlands Motorsport Park
$99 NZD

Exhilarating go kart racing on this 650 metre racing circuit in the very heart of Central Otago.

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Cromwell
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Highlands Motorsports Park

Get ready for the ultimate Go Karting experience - Highlands Go Karts is an exhilarating, totally sensorial experience!

Take on a friend in an exhilarating Go-Kart session at the Highlands Motorsport Park. The Highlands outdoor Go-Kart Track is 650 metres long, consists of 672 cubic metres of concrete jungle and edged with 4,830 tyres – an impressive facility all around. The Karts are top quality, German built Rimo karts capable of speeds of up to 50 km/hr.

Challenge your friends or bring the family and set your fastest lap time on our purpose-built Go-Kart track.

After your Go-Karting, why not head through the Highlands museum to check out a fantastic collection of cars, or head to the Highlands Cafe for an equally fantastic selection of food coupled with a view looking out over the Highlands Race Track.

Leisurely Guided Kayak to Split Apple Rock
$99 NZD

Paddle your way to the famous Split Apple Rock and get a taster of the Abel Tasman National Park. Take in the sights of nesting seabirds, caves and golden sand beaches.

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Abel Tasman
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: RnR Kayaks

Join the crew from R&R Kayaks for a half-day kayak adventure on the water. Departing from Marahau Beach, the adventure begins with a paddle to the famous Split Apple Rock. On your way, keep a keen eye out for marine wildlife, check out the sea caves, and you can't miss the beautiful golden sand beaches that Abel Tasman is world renown for! At Split Apple Rock, jump out and stretch your legs, go for a swim, or relax on the beach. This is a stunning way to get a taste for the beauty of Abel Tasman National Park at a easy and leisurely pace, and tick Split Apple Rock off your Kiwi bucket list!

R n R Kayaks will provide top quality double sea kayak, buoyancy aid, spray skirt, paddle jacket, paddle, waterproof map, all safety gear required, dry bag for cameras and of course superstar guides.

E-Bike Hire 4 Hours
$99 NZD

E-Bike hire to explore the popular Waikato River Trails.

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Waikato
4 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

Get on the bikes and enjoy the incredible views along the Waikato River Trail. The team at Riverside Adventures Waikato will give you all the info you need for an epic few of hours in the saddle. There is over 100kms of grade 2 and 3 riding and you'll be surrounded by spectacular flora and fauna only found in New Zealand. These E-Bikes give you the ability to explore at your leisure

Included:

Avanti SUV's or Focus Jarifa's (or similar) make the hills disappear and give you the extra oomph needed to enjoy you ride along the Trails.
This is one of the highest powered electric mountain bikes with a Bosch motor.

They will give you power to conquer any hill.

  • Helmet included
  • First aid kit
  • Tube & puncture repair kit
  • Bike lock available
  • Carrier rack available
Explore the Waikato River Trails and Lakes
$99 NZD

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

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Waikato
8 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

Discover the Waikato River at your own pace and get ready for an exciting day out exploring the Waikato by bike and kayak.

First get on your bike and enjoy the incredible views along the Waikato River Trail, then, gear up the kayak for a jaunt around Lake Karapiro by paddle. There is over 100kms of grade 2 and 3 riding and a whole lake to explore on kayak. Bike trails weave between the lakeside and surrounding lush bush, while, on the water, kayakers can explore the breathtaking canyon and experience the wonder of glow worms.

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.

 

NZ's Premier Go Karting Venue - hit 100km/h
$99 NZD

New Zealand’s premier go karting venue reach speeds of 100km/h on a 1.2km track with 6 hairpins in a safe and controlled environment.

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Rotorua
30 Minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Off Road NZ

Exhilarating, sensational karting fun

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.

The Raceline Karting Experience

  • Raceline Karting is NZ’s premier karting adventure
  • Newest and longest state of the art outdoor KartSport circuit in NZ
  • Situated at the Rotorua International KartSport Raceway
  • 1.2km long, 8 metres wide, 150 metre straight
  • Sodi 390cc 4 stroke karts imported from France
  • Reach speeds close to 100km/hour
  • Take on 11 corners and 6 hairpins

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.

Velocity Valley Adrenaline Activities
$99 NZD

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

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Rotorua
1 Hour
Adult
Experience Provider: Velocity Valley

Velocity Valley is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. This awesome experience includes a double dip of fun at Velocity Valley with 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

Founded in 1998, Velocity Valley is New Zealand’s leading adventure hub, offering the world’s most exciting and unique activities ranging from a low to high adrenaline buzz in one beautiful location in Rotorua.

If you're looking for a good time, it's pretty hard to look past Velocity Valley. The crew are dedicated to ensuring that every person who steps foot on the park has a ball. There’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop or splash – it's fast fun for everyone!

 

 

The Full Waimangu Volcanic Experience
$99 NZD

At your own walking pace explore the amazing sights of the youngest geothermal valley in the world including a lake cruise on Lake Rotomahana.

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Rotorua
3 - 4 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Waimangu

This half-day geothermal experience completely immerses you in the unique environment of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

You can explore the world’s youngest geothermal valley at your own pace, with walking trails for all abilities and ambitions. Walks vary in length from 1.5km to 4.5km, covering a range of geothermal activity, hot springs, volcanic craters, nature and wildlife. Some highlights to look out for include the world's largest hot spring, the Mt Haszard trail, and the brilliant blue Inferno Crater.

The trails ultimately lead you down to the lake, where you’ll enjoy relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana. Throughout the cruise, you'll encounter stunning geothermal activity only accessible by boat, as well as rare native birdlife. You can also listen to the historic stories of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera eruption from the onboard commentary.

This experience allows you to explore every corner of the world's youngest volcanic valley.

River Adventure Water Park
$99 NZD

Access to all of the activities at Waimarino Adventure Water Park in Tauranga, including the Blob, low ropes course, unlimited kayak hire & much more.

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Tauranga
2 - 4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Waimarino

Waimarino Adventure Park is a bit of an institution in Tauranga. The Park provides the perfect day out where all members of the family will be entertained. Bring your togs, barbeque supplies or picnic and make a day of it with friends and family.

Your supreme pass gives you full access to all activities for an entire day. Have fun on the blob, rock climbing, kayaking, playing beach volleyball, challenging yourself on the low ropes course and so much more. The park is situated on the banks of the beautiful Wairoa River where you can enjoy any down time between activities under the palm trees.

Some of the highlights are:

  • The Blob - the iconic activity, see how high you can fly after your friend jumps onto a giant inflatable pillow and makes you fly into the river
  • The Hydro Slide - Launch down a 50 meter straight slide and launch yourself flying in the river
  • Tarzan Swing and diving platforms all into the river
  • The UFO - a floating trampoline provides hours of fun
  • Kayaks, Stand up paddleboards, peddalo''s - so many ways to explore the river
  • Plus heaps more!!!

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

James from Chuffed has a rule in his family - only one visit to Waimarino a summer - of course his kids don't like the rule as they would rather be there every week such is the fun kids have there. So whether you are local and have never visited or are from out of town we encourage you to have a fun day out at Waimarino. Your kids won't want to leave.....

Kayak Tour of the Limestone Coast Formations
$99 NZD

Raglan Harbour has a spectacular hidden secret – the Limestone Coast and you can discover it with this fully guided kayak tour.

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Raglan
2 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Raglan Kayak

Explore the famous Pancake Rocks and the Limestone Coastline in all it's beauty on a Guided Tour and learn about the flora, fauna, ecology and history of the area! 

You'll see Raglan from a different perspective exploring the Harbour on this guided kayak excursion.

This tour takes you straight into the heart of the famous Limestone Coast. Famous for it’s impressive pancake rocks and unspoiled beauty, you'll see all the highlights of the Limestone Coast on this exciting and intimate adventure.

Explore the majestic pancake rocks as you paddle right into this ancient seabed labyrinth. This unique coastline is a hidden gem filled with a colourful history and is accessible only by water. It's a unique guided tour like no other.

No Experience Necessary - Accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure.

 

 

Learn to Surf at Raglan Beach
$99 NZD

Raglan is one of the most famous surf beaches in New Zealand, so why not try something new and take a group surf lesson to learn to ride the waves like a pro.

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Waikato
2 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Raglan Surf School

Catch some waves in Raglan with a group surf lesson. This coastal town with its magnificent black sand coastline is an absolute surfing mecca. Raglan offers world-class surf breaks and some of the most consistent surf in the country.

First, you’ll learn the basics of surfing, surfboard vocabulary, stance, posture and a dose of water and beach safety. You’ll be fully prepared before you hit the surf!

Your instructor will be right there beside you ready to help you choose your waves, help line your board up and even push you into waves. With a bit of help from your instructor you'll be riding the waves like a pro in no time. The experienced, friendly instructors have got your back whether you're a newbie or advancing your skills. their aim is to get you up and surfing!

Raglan Surf School have been in the business of teaching surfing for a long time, since 1999. At New Zealand's original surf school they have tried and tested technique that has evolved and improved over the years to a sure fire method to get you up and surfing. For their experienced and passionate surf coaches there is truly nothing better than seeing you catch your first wave all the way to shore.

Take on Two Famous ZORB Tracks
$99 NZD

Take on two epic rides at the world famous ZORB in Rotorua.

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Rotorua
1 - 2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Zorb

It's been famous for over 25 years since it first launched in Rotorua and it is still the world's biggest ZORB site. Get amongst the fun superman diving into a giant inflatable ball and rolling down Mt Ngongotaha. Try not to laugh, it's impossible.

This package entitles you to ride the Straight, and the Sidewinder Tracks at NZ's only downhill ball rolling site!

STRAIGHT – 250M

Superman dive into the ball on your own or have one, two or three friends in there together as you slip, slide and laugh your way down the 250m long slope. Riders have the option of racing their friends and family down our dual tracks – and if you have the skills, try stay upright and run all the way down the hill.

SIDEWINDER – 350M

The twistiest track ever constructed, the Sidewinder is the longest in the world. Gather speed up on the straights before riding up the sides of the 6 massive corners. From the inside your never know what is coming next, and just when you think you’re done…. the corners keep on coming. You can choose to ride solo or take a friend or two along with you to share the hilarity.

The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since Andrew and David Akers invented and developed the first ever ZORB site in the world back in 1997 at this very location!

To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

The team who started Chuffed did so after working as near neighbors to the Zorb team, at Rotorua Canopy Tours. After years of working closely with the Zorb team, seeing first hand their amazing experiences & fun & professional customer service style, it was a no brainer for us to bring Zorb on as one of our first partner businesses!

 

The Hell's Gate Experience
$99 NZD

Enjoy a walk in a heavily active geothermal reserve followed by a mud bath and sulphur spa at Hell’s Gate.

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Rotorua
2 hours and 30 minutes
Adult
Experience Provider: Hells Gate

Combine Hell’s Gate most popular experiences with this uniquely Rotorua adventure. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk before indulging in our geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Māori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget.

  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 the healing mud foot pool or try your hand at Māori carving. As you walk through native bush and clouds of geothermic steam, you’ll discover why this land has inspired myths and legends.

Includes geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving. Then bathe in our world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Some of the Chuffed team took a visit to Hells Gate to walk through the Geothermal Reserve before trying out the Mud Bath & Sulphur Spa. We found it to be an incredibly unique & relaxing experience and were blown away by the Kaitiakitanga & Manaakitanga of the Hells Gate team.  This site is extremely significant to Maori Culture, which makes us all the more lucky to be able to experience it! Pro tip - take old swimwear or rent some on site, as the Sulpher can be tricky to get out of clothing!

Waterfall River Rafting
$99 NZD

Kaituna River Waterfall rafting adventure including 7 metre waterfall.

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Rotorua
3 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: River Rats

Enjoy a thrilling mix of dropping down three waterfalls, pushing through 14 rushing rapids, and paddling through calm waters of recovery where you can look back in awe at what you have achieved.

The Kaituna Waterfall Experience is suitable for many ages and stages from nature lovers to adventurous first-timers (13 years and over) and total thrill-seekers. Soak up the calm peacefulness of the lush native bush surrounding the Kaituna River and realise what 100% Pure New Zealand really means. You will appreciate the warmer waters of the North Island as the water splashes over the raft while you take on the rapids with your expert guide.

The area is steeped in Māori history and you will learn about the history and caves where the women and children were hidden and then later used as the burial ground for Chief Tutea – hence the naming of the mighty waterfall the Tutea Falls.

The Tutea Falls on Kaituna (Okere) River, Rotorua is the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at an almighty 7 metres. There is plenty of time to build up anticipation and practice your newly acquired skills in the rapids and two smaller waterfalls before the big drop.

Rotorua Lakes Paddleboard Tour
$99 NZD

With full instruction enjoy this guided adventure to one of the stunning, crystal clear, forest lined lakes in the Rotorua Lakes District.

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Rotorua
2.5 hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Paddleboard Rotorua

This is a great way to experience the beauty of the Rotorua Lakes! Enjoy a two and a half-hour tour (including transport) with Paddleboard Rotorua on one of Rotorua's stunning lakes. You will have the opportunity to swim, explore the shorelines, take photos of the scenery and test your skills on a stand-up paddle board.

The Paddle Board Tour is a unique, relaxing yet adventurous way to experience the scenery of the Rotorua Lakes. Paddle Board Rotorua are specialists at taking their customers to beautiful locations while having a fun and genuine time doing it. Experience the wonders of Lake Tarawera or the secret caves of Lake Okareka while in the competent hands of expert guides. Quality instruction by the guide will have you mastering paddle-boarding quickly allowing you to experience the freedom of gliding over the water. Paddle boarding is such an eco-friendly way to travel around the lakes which makes the experience that much more engaging as you interact with the nature in this unique way.

Tours take place on either Lake Okereka, Lake Tikitapu or Lake Tarawera. Weather conditions determine the best location.

Race a friend or roll together in a Zorb down Mt Ngongotaha
$99 NZD

Ride with a friend down the straight track at ZORB Rotorua, NZ’s only downhill ball rolling site!

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Rotorua
1 - 2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Zorb

Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably.

The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since Andrew and David Akers invented and developed the first ever ZORB site in the world back in 1997 at this very location!

To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

The team who started Chuffed did so after working as near neighbors to the ZORB team, at Rotorua Canopy Tours. After years of working closely with the ZORB team, seeing first hand their amazing experiences & fun & professional customer service style, it was a no brainer for us to bring ZORB on as one of our first partner businesses!

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set
$99 NZD

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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Waikato
2 Hours
Adult
Experience Provider: Hobbiton Movie Set

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.

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