Experiences for families – Inspire

With a Chuffed Gift, a lucky family has over 45 activity and adventure options to choose from

Experiences for families – Inspire

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$499.00 NZD

Offer an extraordinary gift to a wonderful family! With this Chuffed Gift for Families – Inspire, they can select a shared family adventure to enjoy together. This gift is a voucher is redeemable for one chosen experience from the gift collection. The recipient will select and book their preferred adventure.

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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Kaikoura Ziplining Experience!
$499 NZD

An incredible Eco experience high above Kaikoura featuring a Unimog transfer, nature walks & 5 ziplines!

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Kaikoura
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Ecozip Kaikoura

Experience Kaikōura like you’ve never seen it before. Your 3.5-hour adventure and eco-tourism experience starts in central Kaikōura. At EcoZip’s homebase, you’ll meet some of the legendary crew, who will prep you for your 15-minute scenic shuttle ride south, in airconditioned comfort, to the “gear up” and staging location.

From there, you’ll be transferred to a custom-built Unimog 4X4 that will carry you through the intertwined freshwater streams of the Kahutara river, then onto Rakanui Station. Rakanui Station is blessed with spectacular 360° views. Leaving the Unimog at the top lookout with breathtaking views of the plains and the incredible seaward Kaikōura mountain ranges, you’ll follow a short natural trail through native New Zealand Forest to where the adventure stage of your zipline experience begins!

Five, epic ziplines, ranging from 250m to 610m in length await. All up, you’ll ‘zip’ over 2.2km on a series of ziplines that deliver increasingly spectacular sea and mountain views. And the twin lines make this side-by-side adventure an exhilarating, shared experience.

Through all stages of your experience you’ll be accompanied by two expert, local guides, who will describe the history of the region, share stories of the local people and explain how your participation in the EcoZip experience is helping to restore sections of Rakanui Station’s farmland back to native forest.

Adventure Park Excitement
$499 NZD

The Swoop, the Freefall Extreme, the Shweeb, the Agrojet – you choose! 8 rides to choose from, the hardest part will be picking which to do!

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Rotorua
2 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Velocity Valley

Velocity Valley is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. The only place where you can sample all of New Zealand’s favourite adventure activities in one place. 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.

Your Rotorua adventure starts here! At Velocity Valley, there’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop or splash – we make fast fun for everyone!

This package includes 12 individual rides for your family, choosing from the four options below:

  • 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

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

If you're looking for a good time, it's pretty hard to look past Velocity Valley! There is an activity on offer for everyone, and the crew are dedicated to ensuring that everyone that steps foot on the park has a ball!

Jetboat Adventure Through Whitewater Rapids
$499 NZD

A unique and exhilarating jet boat adventure through the tight gorges and the Nga Awa Purua rapids on the upper Waikato River.

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Taupo
35 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Rapids Jet

Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand. Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga Awa Purua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your local drivers. This 35 minute blast will take you up to the Aratiatia Power Station to the base of the Aratiatia Rapids, NZ's biggest and longest rapids that spill from the Aratiatia Dam daily and guarantees an adrenaline rush!

Start by getting into a life jacket and into ‘the zone’ for epic jet boating: calm nerves and lots of excitement!

It’s then a few steps down and into the custom, Kiwi-built boats. Your skilled driver settles you in and gives a quick intro to the beautiful part of the Waikato River that you’re floating on. Then – hold on tight! – you’ll take off for every twist and turn imaginable!

You’ll experience the thrill of ‘surfing’ on the pressure waves of the famous Nga Awa Purua Rapids, squeeze through the narrowest spot of the Waikato River and spin multiple times on the stunning clear water! You might even learn something new, like how hot the bubbling geothermal water is at the river’s edge, a bit of history about the Aratiatia Dam, or how many world-famous movies have been filmed here (keep your eyes peeled for clues in the trees and on the shoreline!).

By the time you return to the jetty 35 minutes later, you'll be smiling ear-to-ear for the rest of the day. And the memories will last forever.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

For nearly 30 years, Rapids Jet has been offering their unique, family friendly jet boat rides along this stunning stretch of the Waikato River, and now's your chance to experience it for yourself! Their NZ must, purpose built jet boats are designed to give you the safest, most powerful & most enjoyable experience possible. Their friendly team will go to all lengths to ensure you disembark the boat with a big old smile on your face!

Jet boating on the Hurunui to your own riverside Beach Barbecue!
$499 NZD

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide along the Hurunui River before a relaxing riverside Kiwi beach BBQ!

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Canterbury
2 Hours
Adults
Children
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.

Your chance to enjoy a true local NZ experience. Enjoy a thrilling jet-boat ride to your very own secluded river beach where you will disembark into a feeling of pure nature and remoteness. Relax with some music, take a walk or even a swim as you are cooked a delicious selection of local produce on the river’s edge. This is your chance to really experience how many New Zealanders enjoy their spare time. Finish your river experience with an Energising blast back to civilisation. Please remember to let us know if there are any special dietary requirements in your group.

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.

Scenic Lake McLaren Kayaking tour
$499 NZD

A fantastic & relaxing kayaking experience on Lake McClaren near Tauranga

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Tauranga
3 hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Waimarino

The wonderful calm waters of Lake McLaren are where serenity takes a new name.

Enjoy this easy, peaceful tour as you glide past a multitude of birdlife, and watch the winding streams enter the lake’s edge. Learn about the history of the land from the comfort of your kayak as you paddle towards the head of the lake.

Follow your guide into the stunning Mangapapa canyon, where the native bush appears to touch and form a cave.

This tour is led by professional guides and is suitable for all ages from 5 up

Depart Kinloch & explore the hidden gems on the Western side of Lake Taupo
$499 NZD

Explore the lesser-known Western Bays of Lake Taupo on a purpose built boat with friendly local guides!

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Taupo
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Taxicat Adventures

Departing from Kinloch, this unique adventure offers you the opportunity to discover some of the Hidden Gems of Lake Taupo only found in the Western Bays.

There are towering cliffs, hidden ravines, waterfalls and sandy bays with crystal clear waters that are just waiting to be discovered.

This is your chance to explore the Northern end of Lake Taupo's Western Bays with Taxicat Adventures.

This 90 minute journey departs from Kinloch Marina just a short 15 minute drive from Taupo township. You'll swing by Kotukutuku landing and onboard any Great Lake Trail riders and their bikes while you take a 2 minute walk into the bush to discover the first of 3 waterfalls.

If weather permits there might even be time for a swim here. From the landing, you will continue on to explore 2 other waterfalls only accessible by boat, then make our scenic journey back to Kinloch.

The Full Weta Workshop Experience & Wellington Waterfront Kai (Lunch)
$499 NZD

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

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Wellington
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Weta Workshop Wellington

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

Here's what you can expect:

  • 45-minute Weta Cave Workshop Tour: From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and catch an artist at work on our tour stage.
  • Kai (lunch) on the waterfront: Two-course lunch with a New Zealand soft drink at Karaka Café; menu includes dishes unique to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Vegan options available!
  • Guided return transfers: Journey from Wellington City to Weta Workshop in your dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks during your 20min journey.
  • Explore the Weta Cave retail store: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and watch a documentary on the history of Weta Workshop’s creativity.

 

Queenstown sightseeing adventure on Segway
$499 NZD

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

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Queenstown
2 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Segway on Q

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

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

Unique Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Experience
$499 NZD

Enjoy fine quality food & wine aboard a famous Christchurch Tram tour.

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Christchurch
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Christchurch Attractions

As New Zealand’s only restaurant tramcar, this is a unique way to view the inner city of Christchurch while enjoying a delicious evening dinner.

Experience the luxury of the 36 seater air-conditioned, heritage dining tram and be treated to premium local cuisine and beverages along with attentive and friendly service. Incorporate fabulous dining with sightseeing showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant dinner tour is a unique dining experience not to be missed.

Package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main, dessert and tea or coffee. The fine dining-style menu changes seasonally and features quality New Zealand produce and includes gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

 

4 Zipline Ecotour high above Queenstown
$499 NZD

Make epic family memories on this 4 zipline tour high above Queenstown

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Queenstown
2 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Ziptrek Ecotours

Deep in the forest and high above Queenstown is an amazing experience that has been thrilling visitors to Queenstown for over 10 years.

This Moa Tour from Ziptrek Eco Tours offers 4 ziplines, stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and amazing treehouse architecture as customers fly down the hillside of Bob's Peak.  Ziptrek Ecotours is a sustainability leader in New Zealand and this will become evident through your tour.

This is a fully guided tour with a maximum of 10 people in your tour so the experience is small and intimate.

The tour begins with meeting your tour guides followed by a full safety briefing and gear fitting. This includes a helmet and harness. The ziplines are gravity fed, so you don't need to worry about braking into the platforms - your guides will do this nice and gently. You'll finish where you started with a 10 minute uphill walk after the final zipline.

If your interesting in some details.....the longest zipline is 240 metres and you'll reach speeds of up to 50kph.

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

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

We love ziplining adventures and think they are one of the best ways to create amazing family times - because your all in it together. Amongst the Chuffed team we have done every ziplining adventure in New Zealand and can't get enough of them.

 

 

 

Elegant & Scenic cruise aboard Faith on Lake Te Anau
$499 NZD

A tranquil sailing aboard an historic ww2 Sailing vessel on the stunning Lake Te Anau

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Te Anau
3 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Fiordland Historic Cruises

There’s good reason that Fiordland is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Aboard Faith you sail across the deep waters of Lake Te Anau, between untouched mountains, and into South Fiord. A short, guided walk reveals to you the mystique of Hidden Lakes.

Faith is a 19.7 metre (64.6 foot), wooden motor-sailer, built in 1935 in Scotland. She served in WW2, hosted Sir Winston Churchill, has sailed all over the world and now calls Lake Te Anau and Fiordland National Park her home. There’s no other boat like her in New Zealand and no better way to experience the tranquility of this famous World Heritage Area.

The serenity of sailing across Lake Te Anau and into South Fiord is surprising. You breathe deeply the pristine air during a short, guided walk through an ancient forest. Hidden Lakes reveal their treasures to you.

Drinks and canapés are your reward; relax on deck or in the grand, wood-panelled cabin as Faith carries you home again. Help hoist the sails. Visit the engine room. Learn the remarkable history of this elegant lady.

Choose between a morning or afternoon scenic cruise

Christchurch Ziplining Tour
$499 NZD

Experience four ziplines while taking in in awesome views of Christchurch from the Port Hill’s location, before taking the leap!

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Christchurch
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Christchurch Adventure Park

Are you ready for this? Experience the highest (at 150 metres) and the longest (just over 1 kilometre) ziplines in New Zealand. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of racing through the forest while you fly down the longest zipline in New Zealand, all while taking in the incredible views around you from the Port Hills.

Not one, but four great zips – all a little bit different. One zipline offers amazing panoramas which seem to stretch forever. Another gets you ready for the highest in NZ, soaring at 150m up. The final zipline takes you above and through trees for just over a kilometre. How’s that for exciting!

Combine a real rush of adrenaline with great views of the city and its sights (on a good day you can see all the way from the ocean to the spectacular Southern Alps).

 

 

Waitemata Harbour Dinner Cruise
$499 NZD

A unique opportunity to dine on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour under sail.

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Auckland
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Explore Group Auckland

Immerse yourself in Auckland’s harbour setting with dinner on the water.

Enjoy canapes and a welcome drink as you depart the dock for the open water. Your friendly knowledgeable crew will talk you through Auckland’s unique history as you sail past iconic landmarks. There is plenty of opportunity to participate in sailing, capture the perfect shot or just sit back and enjoy the sights.

Dinner is served above deck as you take in the sea air or optional dining below deck in the well-appointed cabin. Savour dessert from the cockpit as the city lights up during the leisurely sail back to the vibrant Viaduct Basin.

Compliment your meal from our selection of locally produced wine or beer from the fully licensed bar on board.

V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui, Papamoa & Tauranga
$499 NZD

Enjoy a 90 minute cruise around Mt Maunganui, Tauranga & Papamoa on a NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike.

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Tauranga
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: V8 Trike Tours

Join V8 Trike Tours for a unique and thrilling experience on a V8 Chevrolet trike as you explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Designed and built in New Zealand, these awesome trikes are powered by 5700cc Chevrolet motors. It’s the ultimate in power and excitement. With a low centre of gravity, the trikes provide a smooth ride with an impressive grip around corners.  Registered as cars not motorbikes therefore seatbelts are compulsory not helmets.

Grab the family and strap in for a drive around Mount Maunganui and along New Zealand’s ‘Best Beach’, Mount Maunganui. It’s been ranked one of the top beaches in the World for a reason, and you’ll get to see why.

Then, head out towards the city of Tauranga to see the beautiful waterfront. Weather permitting it’s up to one of two lookouts... Summer Hills in Papamoa, or Minden Lookout in Te Puna. On the way back, your driver will up the ante with an exhilarating ride along the expressway to feel the full force of the V8 Chevrolet trike. There’s plenty of highlights along the way, making it the perfect introduction to the area.

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

 

Discover all of Wellingtons Best Spots
$499 NZD

The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour and you don’t need to worry about biking uphill! This is a fully guided E-Bike tour.

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Wellington
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Switched on Bikes

Wellington is surrounded by beautiful hills and a stunning harbour. This eBike Guided Tour introduces you to Wellington and shows off many of it’s natural gems. The modern electric bikes take the hard work out of the hills and any wind along the way. Your local guide will share insights into Wellington’s vibrant city and rich culture.

Meet your guide at our store on Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for a 10am departure. After listening to the safety briefing, learn how to operate your electric bike and enjoy time to practice in a car-free space before heading out.

Once you’re comfortable, saddle up for a fun bike tour of Wellington’s bays and follow your guide along the Wellington Waterfront. Glide along the seafront, passing the lively harbour and the beaches of Oriental Bay- filled with swimmers and sun-bathers in the summer. Continue along the Miramar Peninsula and leave the bustle of the city behind as you cycle along the scenic coast. Pause along the way at a local café before looping back towards the city.

Finally, set the bikes to ‘turbo’ to climb up to the lookout point for an unforgettable view over Wellington, the Miramar Peninsula, and the ocean harbour entrance.

Shotover River Jet Boat Blast
$499 NZD

Experience 25 minutes of pure adrenaline as you skip over the Shotover River in a jet boat, passing through narrow Canyons, past sheer cliff faces & skimming over just centimeters of water. One of the most beautiful ways you can get your fix of adrenaline.

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Queenstown
1 Hour
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Shotover Jet

Experience beautiful scenery with a whole heap of adrenaline on the Shotover River. With high-performance jet boats designed specifically for this stretch of river, you'll fly through River Canyons; riding the rapids and performing thrilling, gravity-defying stunts within a hair’s breadth of the awe-inspiring cliff faces. These boats are made for speed, travelling at up to 90 kilometers an hour in as little as 10 centimeters of water. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall action from start to finish.

Glowworm Canyoning Adventure
$499 NZD

Get your heart rate up as you climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls all whilst under the light of your head torch, and the luminescent shine of the glow worms!

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Raglan
3 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Raglan Rock

As the sun goes down, begin your journey into the ancient stream flowing off Mount Karioi.

Wrapped up in the latest canyoning suits, the fun begins by abseiling into the freshwater pools. As you descend, you’ll climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls all whilst under the light of your head torch, and the luminescent shine of the glow worms!

Feel safe in the company of an experienced guide, as they lead you on a great adventure. Throughout the trip hear the stories, history, and knowledge of the landscape and local area from your passionate guide, all whilst having those photos captured for your insta!

Following the stream find yourself in awe of the native flora and fauna surrounding you. As darkness falls, you’ll begin to see the luminescent transformation take place. Witness new worlds of light being created by the native New Zealand glowworms who call this place home. Take a minute to stop for a moment of peace and tranquillity, with a hot cup of freshly made Kawakawa tea.

Glacier Hike & E-Bike
$499 NZD

Travel from Fox Village by E-Bike into the Hills around Fox Glacier. Where the bike road ends, it’s time to continue on foot higher up into the Alps for an epic viewpoint of Fox Glacier!

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Fox Glacier
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Fox Glacier Guiding

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier Valley, tracing the steps of a retreating glacier, with a Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike. Ride through ancient podocarp rainforest on E-bikes and hike a secret track. Grab stunning photos of the Fox Glacier that is sure to impress family and friends.

Leaving Fox Glacier Village on E-bikes, enjoy the flowing cycleway. After making easy work up the hills on your E-bike, you’ll park them up and on-foot, slowly gain height as we find our way up Mills Creek past Cone Rock and pass New Zealand’s largest active landslip. Our high point is a viewpoint with the closest views of the terminal face of the Fox Glacier. We return the same way back to the bikes and enjoy the descent back to the village.

Along the way, your guide will share with you the local natural history and fascinating stories of explorers past. They will coach you with how to use the E-bike equipment and fit you out with walking boots and raincoats.

Observatory Night Sky Experience
$499 NZD

Witness the Southern Skies at the Tekapo Dark Sky Observatory Experience. Expert Astrologists will guide you and the family on a journey through the Sky above you.

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Tekapo
3 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Dark Sky Project

Discover the depths of the world renowned Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve from purpose-built stargazing observation craters, which are sheltered from the cold wind and light pollution.

Explore the endless Southern skies from a private observatory dome, and through powerful 14” telescopes, observe planets, galaxies and the depths of the Milky Way. Every night sky beholds something different, often visible through the naked eye, your professional astronomy guides use handheld lasers to showcase the best of the evolving night sky.

The Crater Experience runs for 1 hour 15 minutes and includes transport to and from Cowan’s Private Observatory, the use of ECW (Extreme Cold Weather jackets) [Please note: Dark SKy Project are unable to provide ECW Jackets during Covid-19 Red and Orange Framework levels], the direction of expert astronomy guides and guided viewing through powerful telescopes.

The outdoor nature of the Crater Experience makes it a weather dependent activity.

Why is it Chuffed Worthy?

Did you know that millions of people across the world will never see a star, due to the massive amounts of light pollution globally? In New Zealand, we are fortunate enough to be home to some of the worlds darkest skies, and Dark Sky Project is on a mission to help people appreciate this by connecting the sky above them via scientific & cultural experiences. So much more than just looking up at the sky!

Sailing Adventure
$499 NZD

A day exploring the Bay of Islands waterways on a classic yacht with a friendly crew & freshly prepared lunch on board.

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Northland
6 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Vigilant Yacht Charters

Your Bay of Islands boat charter will start with a relaxing morning sail. Afterwards, choose one of the 144 islands to stop at and explore. You have the option to spend your afternoon strolling along the sandy white shoreline, relaxing on the beach or, if you prefer, taking your pick of the water activities offered. Your yacht Vigilant carries kayaks and snorkel equipment for you to take full advantage of during your magical Bay of Islands boat charter.

The fully equipped sailing yacht offers you the very best in quality comfort and relaxation. Lunch, enjoyed on the yacht deck or as a picnic on the beach, is hand prepared for you by Chef and Skipper Nik.

Dolphins, penguins and seabirds are frequently sighted and the scenery while sailing in the Bay of Islands is spectacular so remember to pack your camera.

Kayaking and Penguin Tour
$499 NZD

Kayak the Pohatu Marine Reserve, exploring the unique coastline with your eyes peeled for marine life, then as the sun sets it’s time for an evening Penguin spotting experience.

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Akaroa
7 - 10 hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Pohatu Penguins

Start with a ride over to Pohatu with photo stops and commentary as you go. Once in the bay get set up for the kayaking trip, a safety talk and wildlife code to ensure safe behaviours and get on the water to encounter Pohatu marine reserve resident wildlife.

Explore the bay with knowledgeable guides who know where to look to spot resident New Zealand fur seals, Hector’s dolphins that frequently visit the bay, Penguins on the rocks (in season) and many sea-birds and deep sea-caves to enter on calm conditions.

After the kayaking activity you will have time before the evening penguin tour starts. You can either relax or explore some of the accessible walking tracks through ancient forest.

You will also have free access to a bathroom block where you can take a shower and a communal kitchen where you can cook your dinner before the evening penguin tour which will start from the Helps homestead at the time you have been told by your kayaking guide.

You will head for a conservation walk and talk and monitor a couple of penguin nesting boxes giving you a good opportunity to see these little guys up close. Then hike out to hides on the side of the hills and observe the bay from above to spot penguins that are frequently seen socialising on the water. And just before night fall, you may get lucky and see some coming ashore under the hides. We leave before it gets too dark as this is penguin hour and they need to get up the hills to their waiting chicks without disturbance from us.

  • 12pm departure from our office in Akaroa for a scenic drive to Pohatu Marine Reserve and the sea-kayaking safari
  • 3, 3.30pm finish with the sea-kayaking
  • Free time to relax or explore some of our walking tracks and ancient forest
  • Free access to a communal kitchen for your diner and shower facilities.
  • Evening penguin tour: departure changes due to the sunset so check with the guide for the meeting time and instruction
  • Return in Akaroa after dark and in the height of summer this could be as late at 10.45pm.
Encounter Albatross on the Open Ocean
$499 NZD

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

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Kaikoura
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Encounter Kaikoura

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

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

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

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

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

Why is this this Chuffed Worthy?

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

 

Whale Watch Tour
$499 NZD

One of New Zealand’s famed attractions, join a whale watching tour off the Kaikoura Peninsula with a 95% chance of spotting a whale.

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Kaikoura
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Whale Watch Kaikoura

The main focus of your tour is to locate and view the Giant Sperm Whale. This trip has a 95% success rate & averages between 1 to 2 whale sightings per tour!!

Depending on the amount of time available after viewing the Sperm Whales, the captain of the vessel may decide to move in along the coastline and see what other types of marine life can be encountered.

This could include Dusky and Hector Dolphins and the New Zealand Fur Seal. Kaikōura is also home to around 75% of the world’s pelagic sea bird species which include Wandering and Royal Albatross, Mollymawk Albatross, Petrels, Shearwaters, Prions, Fulmars, Gannets, Terns and Herons.

Seafood Odyssea
$499 NZD

Cruise from Picton on the Marlborough Sounds, and enjoy some local delicacies prepared on board the boat, paired with stunning Marlborough Sounds views.

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Marlborough
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Marlborough Tour Company

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive afternoon Seafood Odyssea Cruise, departing Picton.

As you cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound, sample local seafood such as Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay Clams and Greenshell mussels, with Marlborough sauvignon blanc for the definitive wine/food match.

Discover the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui while relaxing aboard your catamaran. Learn about this fascinating industry in the Marlborough Sounds from our knowledgeable crew and take in the picturesque scenery, keeping an eye out for local wildlife including seals, dolphins and birds.

Afternoon Sail & Cruise
$499 NZD

Visit secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and visit a NZ Fur Seal Colony on this afternoon sail adventure

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Abel Tasman
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

Enjoy a short water taxi cruise and a 3 hour afternoon sail. Spend more time ashore in the National Park, or choose to depart later in the morning. The choice is yours.

Catch a water taxi from Kaiteriteri Beach at a time that suits you 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon or 12.40 pm. With the earlier taxi times, you can extend your time on the beach or go for a longer walk.

Meet your sailing catamaran at Anchorage Beach in time for the 1:30 pm afternoon sail. See secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and visit the NZ Fur Seal Colony.

Learn about the Abel Tasman National Park, it’s history, features and highlights, and stop at the famous Split Apple Rock for photos. Arriving back to Kaiteriteri Beach at 4.30 pm.

What’s included: 30 minute water taxi journey, 1-2 hrs Freedom walk, Three hour skippered sailing tour,  Complimentary tea & coffee, visit Fur Seal colony. Toilets on board sailing catamaran.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

As far as Kiwi owned & operated passion projects go, this ticks all the boxes! The story of Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures began when Jane-Maree & Martin sailed their Catamaran ' Jamarh' back to New Zealand from South Africa. Now, some 25 years on, Jamarh, and a small fleet of other sailing Catamaran are helmed by the duo's team of equally passionate crew, who go out of their way to make your sailing experience in the Abel Tasman second to none!

Paddleboard Glowworm Tour
$499 NZD

Head to Lake Okareka late in the day to enjoy this stunning lake from your paddleboard. As the sun begins to set you’ll make your way into position to explore glowworm caves & view the stunning formations above you.

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Rotorua
2.30 hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Paddleboard Rotorua

The Paddle Board Rotorua Glow Worm Tour is simply one of the best experiences to do in Rotorua in the evening.

Only a 15 minute drive from Rotorua central city this paddle board adventure allows you to see glow worms in Rotorua without needing to drive a long distance to Waitomo Caves. Arrive at our base on the shorelines of Lake Okareka as the sun is setting where you will meet your friendly and expert paddle board guide and the other adventures joining your tour.

Following the introductions you will gear-up and prepare for an epic night out with all necessary equipment provided. Your guide will then run through safety and detailed paddle board instruction before you take the helm on the water. Explore the shoreline and embrace the weather conditions of the evening as you follow your guide around the lake edge as night sets in. Once its dark, discover your adventurous side as your guide leads you inside incredible hidden caves home to galaxies of glow worms.

Take ample time to enjoy the magical moments inside the caves before returning along your course in the dark. If it is a clear night the magic continues as the stars come out and the cloudy appearance of the milky-way fills the sky. Upon returning to the base you will feel like you have been in another world for the past few hours and will likely have made some new friends through the wonder of this experience.

This tour is one of the most unique and magical ways to see New Zealand's glow worms. Local to Rotorua this experience is a must do and is a great way to see glow worms while enjoying the many other amazing sites within the Rotorua Lakes District.

Bayview Quad Bike Tour
$499 NZD

Over 14km of guided quad biking through farmland, coast & forests on a beautiful Nelson property. Head high & low on the farm & enjoy refreshments along the way

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Nelson
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Cable Bay Adventure Park

Combining excitement and adventure, this guided quad bike tour is an unforgettable adventure where you self drive a quad bike through native forest, around areas of the farm and up to the magnificent costal views of the Cable Bay area.

When you jump on the bike you'll explore over 14km of beautiful forest trails on this epic quad biking experience. Ride past the Skywire then out to the stunning Bayview lookout which overlooks Delaware Bay, before descending back through the farm, with light refreshments along the way.

Located just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Nelson, The Cable Bay Adventure Park is Nelson's adventure destination.

Rangitaiki Scenic Grade 2 Raft
$499 NZD

Enjoy a fun & beautiful rafting trip on the Rangitikei River. With mostly grade 2 rapids and with lunch included, this is a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy!

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Rotorua
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: River Rats

The Rangitaiki Grade 2 scenic trip is an extraordinary adventure for the whole family (ages 5 and up) and those wanting time on the water to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

The expedition starts at the base of Aniwhenua Falls in the lower Rangitaiki River. Spend 1.5 hours on the water as you paddle past cascading waterfalls, lush native forest, and through the striking rock gorge. There are some fun rapids but they are nice rolling wave trains without many obstacles to avoid, so you get the fun without the technical difficulty – it’s the best of both worlds!

The full expedition is 5.5 hours including a picnic-style lunch, Rotorua transfers, safety training, and river time of approximately 1.5 hours. You don’t need rafting experience for this one but you do need to be able to get down the rock step formations to start the journey.

Enjoy an epic family adventure on the river.

Complimentary pick up is available from your central Rotorua commercial accommodation or, if you prefer, you can meet us at River Rats Base in Murupara.

Easy Bike Tour
$499 NZD

Guided bike tour along riverbanks & bike trails of Wanaka. These are undulating trails perfect for the whole family & paired with second to none scenery!

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Wanaka
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Discover Wanaka

Experience a lovely, easy grade guided bike ride following another one of Wanaka's beautiful rivers. Crystal blue water, endless mountain vistas and easy pedaling, make this a great trip for people wanting some gentle exercise and stunning views. This is an easy family bike tour on a wide and well maintained biking trail. Whether you’re 7 or 70, this is a bike tour you can do. The bike tour is one way and it’s mainly downhill with a gentle gradient.

Professional Wanaka bike guides take the hassle out of organising a family bike tour. They supply all the equipment and have bikes & helmets to fit all adults and children. Meandering alongside one of Wanaka’s well known rivers, there’s plenty to see and do. This tour passes by a standing wave where you'll often see people kayaking or river surfing. The crystal clear water showcases the local trout population and at the end you'll cross a spectacular swing bridge that spans the river.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Scott & Megan Williams are a local Wanaka couple with a passion for all things outdoors, tourism, sustainability & of course, Wanaka! Scott has been a professional guide for over 20 years, and ensures his team always go the extra mile to ensure you have a fantastic, safe & enjoyable time exploring the hidden secrets of the area!

 

Zipline & Railway
$499 NZD

Experience an eight zipline forest and railway tour at Driving Creek Coromandel. You’ll learn about the fascinating history of Driving Creek & soar through the forest via a series of ziplines.

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Coromandel
5 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Driving Creek Railway

Built in 2019 Driving Creek Zipline will allow you to glide through the forest and experience the Coromandel's breath-taking native forest from all levels. You'll start this fun-filled journey with a spectacular train ride before flying through the trees via a series of 8 ziplines.

Glide through the forest on this unique zipline canopy tour and experience Coromandel’s breath-taking native forest from all levels, as you fly above the trees and walk beneath the ferns.

Knowledgeable guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey, to learn about Driving Creek’s transformation from kauri logging, goldmining and pastural farming, into a lush hand planted native forest, a haven for regenerating kauri trees and kiwi.

Two expert guides will greet and outfit you with the safety equipment you will need for the journey. A spectacular 18 minute train ride will take you up New Zealand’s only mountain railway to the start of your ziplining experience. Your two friendly guides will then lead you along eight ziplines, which span through trees and across gullies and streams, to experience New Zealand’s native trees and birds, including our largest tree species, the Kauri.

Coromandel Zipline Tours is a fully charitable company with all the profits from your tour going towards restoring and preserving New Zealand’s native forests and supporting the New Zealand clay arts.

Forest Zipline Adventure
$499 NZD

Named by TripAdvisor as the #1 Nature Experience in the World, visit and experience this unique combination of adventure, conservation and nature.

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Rotorua
3 hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Rotorua Canopy Tours

In 2021 TripAdvisor, the world's largest traveller review site named Rotorua's Original Canopy Tour the #1 Nature Activity in the world. Thrilling visitors since 2012 with its unique combination of adventure tourism and conservation this is a experience you will not forget.

Located deep in an ancient native forest only 15 minutes from Rotorua, that has been painstakingly restored over over the last 10 years, into a safe haven for native birds and creatures you'll traverse this magnificent environment via a series of walking trails, suspended forest bridges and ziplines. It's a truely magnificent experience. If your lucky you'll even handfeed wild native birds.

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before. Step back in time in this native forest and come face to face with towering trees and native flora untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breath-taking country the way it once was and hear the beautiful birdsong of New Zealand native birds including Tuis, North Island Robins, Kereru and Tomtits in their natural habitat.

Embark on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, tree top platforms and more which journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. A uniquely intimate experience, each tour has a limit of 10 people, meaning more time with your authentic Kiwi guides who are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile and teach you amazing things as they bring the forest to life.

It’s an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to conservation efforts. To date, 220 hectares of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve have been restored by removing thousands of predators. Together we have brought the forest back to life and created a forest eco-sanctuary for birdlife to flourish.

Equal parts inspiring, fun and educational, this award-winning adventure is a must-do adventure activity perfect for all ages. Lose yourself on this engaging encounter with the natural world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Started in 2008 by two pioneering Kiwi mates who had a vision of delivering a mind blowing forest experience using a series of ziplines, swing bridges & elevated platforms, this experience was recently ranked the #1 Nature activity IN THE WORLD by Tripadvisor! Praise doesn't get much higher than that. Not only is this a beautiful & thrilling forest experience, it is also environmentally responsible & educational. A portion of every ticket sold goes to the restoration of the native NZ forest that the tour runs in. You arrive as a stranger & leave as a part of the story of the impressive conservation efforts that have taken place here!

Glowworm Cave Tour
$499 NZD

Take the unique Nile River Rainforest train into the Paparoa National Park and explore the Te Ananui Glowworm Cave

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West Coast
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Underworld Adventures

Experience one of New Zealand’s best GlowWorm displays, deep in the Paparoa National Park, near Punakaiki New Zealand.

Following a short drive into the deep canyon of the Nile / Waitakere River, you’ll board the Nile River Rainforest Train for a 20 minute journey into the lush forests of the Paparoa National Park. It’s then just a short walk to the Metro / Te Ananui Cave, climbing high above the river to the cave entrance.

Leaving daylight behind you will explore as the first cavers did: with only the light you bring, and not a a handrail or boardwalk to be seen! It’s truly one of the few natural and “real” guided cave experiences left: seeing, feeling and getting close to an ancient wonderland sculpted by water and decorated with fragile calcite formations.

Underground you will visit such famous formations as The Altar, the highly decorated ‘Hall of Refugees’, Pancake Corner and more, before you emerge back to daylight at the awe-inspiring Main Entrance of the Metro / Te Ananui – having journeyed right through the mountain!

A short rest, then you’ll head back to find the stars of the show: Arachnocampa luminosa: the New Zealand GlowWorm. One becomes ten, then a hundred, then thousands. Before your eyes, entire galaxies of GlowWorms appear, spanning the ceiling over your head, following the streamway into the distance. Your guides will enrich your journey with captivating illustrations, explanations and stories connecting you with this special place.

Returning via the same path, you’ll emerge back to the daylight. A short stroll leads back to the train, then to the comparative civilisation of Charleston.

This is an unique journey that takes you into one of the few publicly accessible cave systems that remain in its state of natural, unspoiled beauty. It’s a simply stunning Eco-tour in a very special place.

Fun on Fun with Zorb & Velocity Valley
$499 NZD

Enjoy 8 individual rides of your families choosing at Velocity Valley, and then head up the road to Zorb where you will experience the thrill of rolling down Mt Ngongotaha in a giant inflatable ball.

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Rotorua
3 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Velocity Valley & Zorb

Velocity Valley is Rotorua’s home of speed and adrenaline. The only place where you can sample all of New Zealand’s favourite adventure activities in one place. 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.

Your Rotorua adventure starts here! At Velocity Valley, there’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop or splash – we make fast fun for everyone!

This package includes 10 individual rides for your family, choosing from the four options below:

  • 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

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

With two 250m straight tracks, and the ability to have multiple people in each Zorb, this is the perfect option for a bit of friendly family competition!  Think of it like a giant water slide, 40 litres of water (warm in winter, cool in summer) with no tumbling involved, just full on belly laughs from top to bottom. To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

Don’t let the cold weather rain on your parade. There are three hot tubs on site to keep toasty in after your ride, as well as a brand spanking new sauna at the bottom of the hill, heated changing rooms with hairdryers and even blankets!

 

Why is it Chuffed Worthy?

If you're looking for a good time, it's pretty hard to look past Velocity Valley and ZORB. There is an activity on offer for everyone at Velocity Valley, and the crew at ZORB are dedicated to ensuring that every person leaves with a big smile!

Half Day E-Bike Rental
$499 NZD

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

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Nelson
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Gravity Nelson

Explore some of Nelson's great trails with a half day mountain E-bike hire from the experts!

These are high-end bikes that are all geared up to help you tackle anything the local trails will throw at you. Helmets, knee pads & local knowledge also come free with these rentals.

The breathtaking scenery of Nelson, from its lush forests to rugged mountain ranges to spectacular costal scenery and many national parks, provides the perfect backdrop for any mountain biking adventure. The diverse landscape ensures a unique experience every time you hit the trails, fantastic views of the sea can be glimpsed from most trails and many of them meander through extensive pine or native tree forests.

 

Nelson Biking Trails

Nelson offers a wealth of trails catering to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. With its diverse terrain and ever-changing landscapes, mountain biking in Nelson is a thrilling experience like no other.  Nelson has over 400kms of single-track mountain bike trails within 45 minutes drive of the centre of town.  These trails are spread across multiple riding centres or hubs, including Cable Bay Adventure Park, Codgers Mountain Bike Park, Sharlands Forest, Sylvan Forest Park, Richmond Hills Park, Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park and the Wairoa Gorge.  Each ride hub has its own character, unique soil, and different trail flavors, providing outstanding variety for any mountain biker coming to the region.

Three rides for all of the family at Zorb Rotorua
$499 NZD

Three ride combo for four people at the world-famous Zorb Rotorua, the hardest part will be deciding which tracks to do!

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Rotorua
1 - 2 Hours
Adults
Children
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.

Each of you can choose any three rides from the four different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track -the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the newest track; Big Air, the latest thrill ride.

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!

Glowworm Kayak Tour
$499 NZD

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

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Waikato
4 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Riverside Adventures Waikato

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

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

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

Day Sail on Historic Tall Ship
$499 NZD

Full day sailing in the Bay of Islands on the historic R Tucker Thompson tall ship. Stop in one of the hundreds of bays for a swim & lunch before cruising back to Russell at the end of the day.

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Northland
8 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: R Tucker Thompson

A day sailing on R Tucker Thompson is one of the few opportunities to go sailing on a working tall ship, in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands.

With the wind behind you, this is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to see the Bay; you can be sure your carbon footprint is minimal. Better still, with profits made from tourism going to support youth development, your day out is going to a good cause.

Your day sailing includes:

  • Freshly baked scones and cream tea from the galley
  • Chance to take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging
  • Island stopover in sheltered bay (relax, swim, or explore ashore)
  • Delicious BBQ lunch served on board
  • Licensed cash bar on board with local wines and beers
  • Share stories with the friendly crew
  • Free ferry transfers to Russell on any ferry
Whale & Dolphin Safari
$499 NZD

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

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Auckland
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safaris

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiheke Island Family Zipline Tour & Return Ferry Tickets
$499 NZD

Ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, where you’ll be picked up & driven to the start of your zipline & eco forest walk adventure, an epic family day out.

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Auckland
5 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Ecozip & Fullers 360

Kick off your adventure taking in the stunning Hauraki Gulf on the ferry across to Waiheke Island.

On the Island, you'll be met by an EcoZip guide and have a short Island highlights tour on the way to their base.

Embark on a journey of discovery on Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, with the 3-hour EcoZip Adventure. After being picked up at the ferry terminal you'll enjoy a fully commentated ‘Waiheke Highlights’ tour showcasing what Lonely Planet named ‘the playground of the gods’.

Once you arrive at EcoZip HQ, which is located high on a hill with spectacular sea views to Auckland City, you’ll take to the skies on their unique giant ziplines. With dual cables each over 200m long, fly side-by-side with a friend in an unforgettable shared experience. Across three separate lines, you’ll zip high above a working vineyard and lush, ancient forest canopies, soaking up incredible views back to the city and beyond.

Descending from the final landing deck, you’ll exchange your birds-eye forest view for the cool, sun-dappled forest floor – home to geckos and skinks, weta, eels and even glow-worms. The ancient trees are a treasure-trove of stories and legend. Your guides will share Maori myths, and explain how your visit helps EcoZip Adventures preserve and restore, not only this beautiful and important Site of Environmental Significance, but other extensive wetland restoration projects across Waiheke Island.

The Cream Trip
$499 NZD

Cruise the Bay of Islands on the infamous cream trip. Head out to the Hole in the Rock and awe as the skipper drives the large catamaran right through, then explore the Bay, look for Dolphins & even ride the boom net off the side of the catamaran.

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Northland
7 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Fullers Greatsights

See it all on the Bay’s most iconic cruise! This full-day experience has something for everyone, from island stops to dolphin watching.

Explore the inner Bay of Islands on the most extensive historical cruise in the Bay. Enjoy lunch, a swim or a coastal walk on Urupukapuka Island during your island stop at Otehei Bay. Then set off in search of dolphins and other marine life on our Hole in the Rock Cruise. Enjoy the spectacular views as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.

Back in 1927, Albert Fuller acquired a contract to deliver cream and other goods between island farms and the mainland. Visitors began to come along for the ride, and ‘the Cream Trip’ became a must-do activity. Today we still follow the original route, delivering mail and supplies to the islands while we show you the very best of the Bay, from its historical highlights to its most scenic spots. Ninety years on, the Cream Trip cruise is still the best way to see the Bay.

 

Highlights

  • Historical cruise and island deliveries
  • The Black Rocks and Marsden Cross
  • 1.5 hour island stopover at Otehei Bay
  • See the Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett Peninsular
  • Dolphin and whale viewing
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach
$499 NZD

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

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Northland
11 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Fullers Greatsights

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

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

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

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

Kayak to the famous Split Apple Rock in Abel Tasman
$499 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
4 hours
Adults
Children
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.

Indoor Skydiving
$499 NZD

Be introduced to the thrill and ease of indoor skydiving with professional instruction, then fly for yourself in the wind tunnel!

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Queenstown
15 Minutes
Adults
Children
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.

You get 8 flights and each flight lasts 60 seconds - by the time you have had your 8 flights included in this package, that is the equivalent to the freefall of 10 skydives from 12,000 feet!

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!

Sails Seals & Walk Tour
$499 NZD

Sail along the Abel Tasman National Park’s coastline before walking one of NZ’s Great Walks, all in one day.

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Abel Tasman
8 Hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri beach, soaking up the scenery along the stunning Abel Tasman National Park coastline, passing the iconic Split Apple Rock and the playful NZ Fur Seal colony. Take in the golden beaches, bays, islands and birdsong. Learn about the history, marine life, flora and fauna from your knowledgeable skipper before arriving at Anchorage Bay around midday.

Enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach (pre-ordered catering available) or take a swim before starting your self guided nature walk back to Marahau along the Abel Tasman Track. Stroll along sandy beaches via picture-perfect lookouts and through native bush and the beautiful scenery the National Park coastal track has to offer (3-4 hour self-guided walk).

Note: Free morning transfers from Marahau (where the walk ends) provided. This provides you with the freedom to walk the coastal track at your own pace. Free all day car parking is available at the track entrance in Marahau.

 

Experience the worlds first 4 seater Jet Boat with the pioneers at Oxbow Adventures Queenstown!
$499 NZD

Experience the thrill of jet sprinting from 0 – 100km in 2.5 seconds!

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Queenstown
Allow 40 minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Oxbow Adventure Co

Learn how it feels to fly on the water. Literally.

Take a ride in a unique custom-built 4-seater Jet Sprint Boats. Oxbow’s Jet Sprint Boats are the only four-seaters in the world and are guaranteed to make a screamer out of everyone they have the pleasure of meeting!

Jet Sprints are next level jet boating. It’s the perfect activity in Queenstown for adrenaline seekers. 4-Seater Jet Sprint Boats carry Oxbow’s professional driver and three passengers. Accelerating at an incredible 0 to 100km in only 2.5 seconds and pulling 3-4 G-Forces. Your expert Jet Sprint Boat driver will navigate their way around Oxbow’s very own racetrack before you’ve had a moment to catch your breath.

While Oxbow’s goal is to make sure you have the most epic experience of your life, they always put safety first. The one-of-a-kind Jet Sprint Boats are regularly inspected and maintained to follow the highest safety standards. They also provide sturdy helmets for every passenger and take you through a safety briefing before your ride so you can relax whilst having the time of your life.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy:

Having done this activity before, we can say if you are after a thrill and an adrenaline overload then this ticks the box. We guarantee that! Oh, and the location is spectacular.

Hole in the Rock Cruise
$499 NZD

Cruise the stunning Bay of Islands Waterways, passing countless Islands on your way to the famous Hole in the Rock, where, weather permitting, you’ll cruise through the gap!

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Northland
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Fullers Greatsights

This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

According to Māori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!

Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise, and have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Our purpose-built catamaran is licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin viewing and our crew have years of experience locating dolphins in these waters. Please note that during our morning cruise we are permitted to interact with common dolphins only.

Cruises include an island stopover at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Stroll along the white sand beach, or walk to the top of the hill for scenic views over the entire Bay of Islands. On our morning cruise you can choose our free island extension – stay longer, explore the island’s walking trails and beautiful beaches, and return with us in the afternoon. 

 

Family Surf Lesson at Raglan Beach
$499 NZD

Bond and create memories with a family surf lesson at famous Raglan surf beach.

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Raglan
2 hours
Adults
Children
Experience Provider: Raglan Surf School

Catch some waves in Raglan with a family 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. With a bit of help from your instructor you'll be riding the waves like a pro in no time.

The group lesson starts at Ngarunui Beach car park, 5 minutes outside Raglan. Raglan Surf School chose to have a maximum ratio of 6 students to 1 instructor, this means they’re able to offer you plenty of personalised tips.

First, you’ll learn the basics of surfing and surfboard vocabulary, stance, posture and a proper dose of water and beach safety.

You’ll be fully prepared before you hit the surf! You’ll get  custom fitted for a wetsuit and surfboard at the iconic Red fire-truck and wooden trailer, located at Ngarunui Beach car park.

After a quick regroup on the sand you’ll have your instructor right there beside you in the surf ready to help you choose your waves, help line your board up and even push you into waves. The goal is to have you paddling into waves yourself by the end of the lesson.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Raglan is known globally for its iconic breaks & surf culture. Less known is that it's also home to NZ's original surf school, and barely known by anyone, Raglan Surf School were one of Chuffed's very first partner businesses! We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our customers who have surfed with these guys, so we're confident they'll have the whole family riding the waves in no time! 

Experiences for families – Inspire

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$499.00 NZD

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