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Inspire Experience Box - for Two

Inspire Experience Box - for Two

5/5

$499 NZD

Gift a unique present for two that will make their day! The lucky pair can choose one extraordinary experience from 47 different options.

There is truly something for every couple, pair and duo, from Waiheke wineries to Waitomo Black Water Rafting, regardless of whether fun is adrenaline, getting out into nature or trying something new.
The great thing about Chuffed Gifts is they are valid for 2 years, so they can choose something locally and do it immediately, get planning a weekend into another region, or use it on the holiday to North/South Island they are planning next year. So much flexibility.

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

Middle Earth Banquet Tour

Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set before feasting on an unforgettable Hobbit feast in the Green Dragon pub, followed by a lantern-lit stroll through Middle-Earth!

Waikato
4 Hours
x2

Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set before feasting on an unforgettable Hobbit feast in the Green Dragon pub, followed by a lantern-lit stroll through Middle-Earth!

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Middle Earth Banquet Tour

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set as you have never seen it before with a guided tour through The Shire at dusk. Making the most of the remaining daylight, your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre site, recounting fascinating stories and anecdotes about the trilogies. The tour concludes at The Green Drago Inn with a complimentary beverage of the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. You will then be moved through into The Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be heaving with traditional Hobbit fare and, as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of The Shire. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and handheld lanterns will be provided amongst the guests to help light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up, with Hobbit Hole chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing in the darkness.

Experience summary:

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk
  • Your first Hobbit Southfarthing beverage upon arrival in The Green Dragon Inn
  • A two course banquet feast served inside The Green Dragon Inn fit for a Hobbit
  • Additional drinks available to purchase throughout the night
  • A lantern-lit walk through the movie set under moonlight

Experience provided by

Hobbiton Movie Set

Glacier Flight and Snow Landing

Only accessible by helicopter, view Franz Josef Glacier from above before making a snow landing high in the Southern Alps.

Franz Joseph
20 Minutes
x2

Only accessible by helicopter, view Franz Josef Glacier from above before making a snow landing high in the Southern Alps.

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Glacier Flight and Snow Landing

See what most people never get the chance to and journey into the largely inaccessible heart of the majestic Southern Alps.

Taking off from Frans Josef township fly up and over the Frans Josef Glacier. In retreat since 2012 when a giant slab of the glacier face collapsed, helicopter is now the only way to get up close and experience this amazing piece of mother nature.

Explore the ice falls from above and experience a 6 – 8 minute snow landing before returning to Franz Josef township.

This helicopter flight lasts 20 minutes and includes time on the snow high in the mountains

Experience provided by

Glacier Helicopters

Catch the Big One

A chance to land big snapper fishing grounds of the Bay of Islands under professional guidance

Northland
4 Hours 30 Minutes
x2

A chance to land big snapper fishing grounds of the Bay of Islands under professional guidance

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Catch the Big One

Heading out with skipper with 40 years experience fishing in the Bay of Island you are on good hands. Snapper is the target on today’s expereince.

This experience is for a shared snapper fishing charter experience which will take you approximately 4.5 hours departing from Paihia Wharf.

 

Experience provided by

Fish Bay of Islands

Coastal Sailing Experience & Forest Zipline Tour

A relaxing 3 hour sail to iconic locations on the Coromandel coast & a 2 hour Zipline Forest Tour at Driving Creek Coromandel

Coromandel
8 Hours
x2

A relaxing 3 hour sail to iconic locations on the Coromandel coast & a 2 hour Zipline Forest Tour at Driving Creek Coromandel

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Coastal Sailing Experience & Forest Zipline Tour

Coromandel Zipline Tour:

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.

Boom Sailing Experience 

Morning trip departs Buffalo Beach at 9:30am returning at 12:30pm.

Afternoon trip departs the beach at 1:45pm and returns at 4:45pm.

 Jump on a cruisy 3 hour sailing adventure exploring Mercury Bay. Visit local iconic locations, get to see Cathedral Cove up close. There will be lots of chill time with anchor down, either relax on the boat, or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life.

Trip includes a chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with fresh fruit.

Experience provided by

Boom Sailing & Driving Creek Railway

Quad Bike Adventure and Giant Flying Fox

Take on a giant flying fox and a guided quad bike tour at a purpose built Nelson adventure park

Nelson
3 - 4 Hours
x2

Take on a giant flying fox and a guided quad bike tour at a purpose built Nelson adventure park

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Quad Bike Adventure and Giant Flying Fox

Cable Bay Adventure Park is an exciting adventure park for thrill seekers offering amongst many other things a giant flying fox ride and quad bike rides which are exactly what this experience includes.

SKYWIRE Flying Fox

Your tour starts with a 4km ride in one of our 4-wheel drive vehicles, passing through pristine native forest while the 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. On 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

Quad Bike Ride

Combining excitement and adventure the guided quad bike tours are an unforgettable adventure where guests self drive the quad bikes through native forest settings, around areas of the farm and up to the magnificent coastal views of the Cable Bay area. This is a guided experience and will take approximately 1.5 hours.

The Quadbike and Skywire Combo will take approximately 4 hours and is a great adventurous day out in Nelson.

Experience provided by

Cable Bay Adventure Park

A Beautiful Scenic River Adventure

With 30 grade 2 (easy) rapids, 13 km of river, steep canyon walls, a spectacular waterfall – this is a river trip suitable for almost anyone

Taihape
8 hours
x2

With 30 grade 2 (easy) rapids, 13 km of river, steep canyon walls, a spectacular waterfall – this is a river trip suitable for almost anyone

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A Beautiful Scenic River Adventure

With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, a side hike to a spectacular waterfall  and a riverside lunch, this 13 km section of the Rangitikei River  is perfect for all ages.

If you’re not up for full on white water rafting action, this scenic trip, with enough rapids to make it interesting and exciting might just be the ticket for you.

This is a rafting trip that is super safe, scenic, interesting, and FUN!

On the way down, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that you stop and have a picnic lunch. From there it is a relaxing float out to the take out, followed by a scenic drive back to River Valley Lodge where you began.

The guides will ensure that you are equipped with appropriate equipment, both to keep you warm, and to keep you out of harm.

Depending on the day this could include, wetsuits or specially designed bib style splash pants, neoprene boots and lifejackets. Helmets are always worn.

Total time on the actual river depends on flow, but is generally between 3 and a half to 4 hours. You will stop for lunch along the way. Please allow for a full day, with a meeting time of 9.30am at River Valley Lodge.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Chuffed just love working with the the backbone of New Zealand’s visitor economy – the small, family owned & operated business built on a passion for people & place. Few businesses embody this idea more than River Valley, a family farm near Taihape, which currently has four generations of family involved in the running of the property & business.

 

Experience provided by

River Valley Ventures

Marlborough's Great Indulgent Day Out

Full day tour of Marlborough by minibus tour and luxury Catamaran indulging in winery visits, waterfront lunch and a seafood tasting Marlborough Sounds cruise.

Marlborough
8 Hours
x2

Full day tour of Marlborough by minibus tour and luxury Catamaran indulging in winery visits, waterfront lunch and a seafood tasting Marlborough Sounds cruise.

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Marlborough’s Great Indulgent Day Out

Enjoy the very best of Marlborough with the Marlborough Icons Tour on land & sea. Indulge in Marlborough sauvignon blanc, experience incredible Marlborough Sounds scenery and taste fresh local seafood with this full-day tour.

Start with a Marlborough wine tour visiting two wineries in the morning. Marlborough Tour Company has strong relationships with a number of boutique and iconic Marlborough wineries so you can hear about the history, taste a stunning range of reserve-grade wines and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion with you.

Following your winery visits it’s time to head towards Picton for a waterfront lunch. (not included)

Then, it’s time for the afternoon entertainment –  board a premium catamaran for a relaxing seafood cruise through the afternoon. Cruise the calm waters of the stunning Marlborough Sounds, the views accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

From pick up to drop-off, the Marlborough Tour company organise everything on the tours. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

 

Experience provided by

Marlborough Tour Company

Full day tour from Queenstown to Mt Cook gift Chuffed Gifts

Full day tour from Queenstown to Mt Cook

Embark from Queenstown in a luxury vehicle on a full day adventure through incredible landscapes to Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak!

Queenstown
12 Hours
x2

Embark from Queenstown in a luxury vehicle on a full day adventure through incredible landscapes to Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak!

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Full day tour from Queenstown to Mt Cook

On this full day Mt Cook Tour from Queenstown (12-hours) you’ll experience the unique alpine landscapes of the Southern Alps as you travel with Altitude Tours from Queenstown through Mackenzie Country and into Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, home to snow-capped mountains, impressive glaciers and New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mt Cook (‘Cloud Piercer’).

Departing from Queenstown at 7:30am, start the tour off with pick up from your Queenstown accommodation in one a premium vehicle. Travel in comfort and style in a Mercedes van fully equipped with panoramic windows for superior viewing with complimentary wifi and bottled water so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

The first stop is Cromwell, ‘Fruit Bowl of the South’ and its large fruit sculptures before heading through the dramatic Lindis Pass. After a brief stop in the quaint village of Omarama to get a snack or food to takeaway for lunch in Mt Cook, you’ll make your way along Lake Pukaki’s bright turquoise waters before entering Aoraki Mount Cook National Park between 11:30am – 12pm.

On arrival, take a walk to Lake Mueller for a close-up view of Mt Sefton’s glaciers or take the chance to experience one of the incredible activities Mt Cook has to offer. Choose to experience a Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier, a scenic ski plane or helicopter flight, Glacier Explorer boat trip on the Tasman Glacier Lake or hike the Hooker Valley track for incredible views of Aoraki. You’ll then return to Queenstown stopping at High Country Salmon Farm in Twizel for fish feeding (if time allows) and a brief stop in Omarama to get afternoon tea or refreshments.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy? 

Altitude Tours are one of our favorite touring companies in Queenstown because they do things differently! A tour with Altitude is a small group experience, with a real focus on delivering a world class, personalized experience tailored as much as possible to the groups tastes & interests. Travel in luxurious vehicles, enjoy complimentary bottled water, Wi-Fi & fun Spotify playlists as you are whisked from one divine location to the next, what’s not to love! 

 

Experience provided by

Altitude Tours

The Best of The Waikato

Get up an appetite exploring the Waikato River trails by bike or kayak, then visit Hobbiton for their  evening Hobbit Banquet – a meal you’ll not forget.

Waikato
6 Hours
x2

Get up an appetite exploring the Waikato River trails by bike or kayak, then visit Hobbiton for their  evening Hobbit Banquet – a meal you’ll not forget.

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The Best of The Waikato

Hobbiton Banquet Tour

Experience Hobbiton Movie Set as you have never seen it before with a guided tour through The Shire at dusk. Making the most of the remaining daylight, your tour guide will escort you through the 12 acre site, recounting fascinating stories and anecdotes about the trilogies. The tour concludes at The Green Drago Inn with a complimentary beverage of the exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing range. You will then be moved through into The Green Dragon dining room and treated to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit. The tables will be heaving with traditional Hobbit fare and, as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of The Shire. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and handheld lanterns will be provided amongst the guests to help light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up, with Hobbit Hole chimneys smoking and lanterns glowing in the darkness.

Experience summary:

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk
  • Your first Hobbit Southfarthing beverage upon arrival in The Green Dragon Inn
  • A two course banquet feast served inside The Green Dragon Inn fit for a Hobbit
  • Additional drinks available to purchase throughout the night
  • A lantern-lit walk through the movie set under moonlight

Riverside Adventures

Earlier in the day you might want to build your appetite for you evening banquet and a half day bike or kayak hire from Riverside Adventures should do the trick. Riverside Adventures are specialist outfitters for people exploring the Waikato River Trails and the Waikato River Lakes. With their base a stones throw from the Waikato River the shore of Lake Karipiro this gift package includes a half day hire of either bike to explore the trails or kayaks to hit the water and enjoy a bit of easy paddling exploring the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro.

Experience provided by

Riverside Adventures Waikato & Hobbiton

Blue Creek Canyoning Adventure

Full day of canyoning & abseiling adventure deep in the canyons of the stunning Kahurangi National Park

Abel Tasman
9 Hours 30 Minutes
x2

Full day of canyoning & abseiling adventure deep in the canyons of the stunning Kahurangi National Park

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Blue Creek Canyoning Adventure

Not keen on getting too wet but love abseiling?

Apart from a couple of waist-deep pools Blue Creek is a dry canyoning trip. This stunning Kahurangi canyon is deep and narrow as it was carved into a softer type of rock over many years. In some places you can touch both walls at the same time and if you look up you’ll only see a sliver of daylight. It really feels like you’re getting absorbed by the earth. If you ask your guides nicely they might even try to keep your feet dry on this one. By the end of this trip, you’ll be an abseiling pro!

Location: Kahurangi National Park
Departure: 7am from Motueka
Return: ±4:30pm in Motueka
Free pick up: Marahau, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, Motueka, Tapawera
Nelson transport: $15 pp one way
Included: Professional guides, gear, delicious lunch, snacks and drinks, photos and videos
Minimum number of people: 3 (if they don’t have minimum numbers when you book they’ll put you on a waitlist)
Minimum age: 12
You need: Comfortable, active clothing and closed toed shoes
Season: 1 October – 30 April

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is one of the newer Abel Tasman activities. It is a combination of lots of fun stuff all bunched into one exciting activity. Trips normally start with a walk through beautiful scenery. Then it’s time to get the rubber suits on and start making your way down the canyon. We jump off cliffs into deep pools below, slide down water polished chutes and abseil besides or sometimes even through showering waterfalls. Most of the time you’ll be surrounded by steep walls covered in moss and ferns. And of course your guides will make sure you know exactly what to do. Going on a trip is the only way anyone can get to see these stunning places and experience all the fun stuff Mother Nature throws at you.

Experience provided by

Abel Tasman Canyons

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