A Chuffed Gift is unique because the recipient chooses which experience they want to do!  Each gift has up to 120 options from all across New Zealand

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Sail Barbary:

Set sail on NZ’s only commercial electric yacht on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Feel the sun on your face and enjoy the gentle lake breezes as you cast off and head out to make new friends and new discoveries.

Kick back and relax as you skim across the surface, the crystal-clear waters gliding quietly beneath you, and you investigate the hidden bays and dramatic coastline that tell the story of Taupō’s volcanic past. Take in the stunning vistas that spread out before you, the distant peaks of majestic mountains rising high above the lake, guarding the Taupō caldera as they have for ages.

Or heighten the adventure, get involved, and help get us underway as you are introduced to the basics of sailing. Whether you want to sit back and just enjoy the peace of the quiet, zero-emission yacht, or want to get more hands-on and take the wheel or help hoist the sails, you’re set for an amazing experience… one you won’t find anywhere else.

Waikite Hot Pools:

The Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a natural thermal bathing complex. Water for these pools comes straight out of the Te Manaroa natural boiling spring, and is then cooled before entering (and exiting) the pools.

This 100% natural thermal water is not treated with any chemicals whatsoever, nor is it filtered or recycled back into the pools. The ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley is the only thermal pool complex of this size in New Zealand using only 100% pure natural geothermal water. Given the nature of the water it is recommended that you keep your head above water when swimming.

Indulge in the soft calcite-laden mineral water in temperatures of 35-38°Celsius seducing you into a total state of relaxation. This experience allows you access to the Settler’s Pool, Soak Pool, Garden Pool, Pergola Pool and the Tubs. Also includes entry to Te Manaroa Spring Eco- Trail walkway.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Tiffany & Peter from Sail Barbary were one of the first operators we approached when Chuffed Gifts was just an idea in our heads! They showed us around their beautifully restored & unique electric yacht then and it is no surprise to us now that their experience is one of our most popular options! When we visited Waikite Valley Thermal pools we were blown away. Just a short drive from Rotorua yet miles away from the crowds, the natural spring fed pools here are sure to melt your worries away!

Maori Rock Carvings Sail and Hot Pool Soak

4 hours

$149 NZD

Sail to the famed Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo and then soak away any stress at Waikete Valley Hot Pools

Experience provided by

Sail Barbary & Waiketi Hot Pools

Important Information
  • These activities can be enjoyed separately on different days anytime during the validity period.

Sail Barbary:

  • BYO Food & Beverages is allowed on the Sailing Experience
  • Sailing is subject to weather conditions
  • Pre booking is advised
  • Day cruises sail at 10:30am, 2:00pm 5.00pm and 7.30pm sunset cruise in Summer.
  • Cruise includes a complimentary hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. BYO and Licensed.

Waikite Hot Pools:

  • No Pre-Booking is required for Waikite Hot Pools
  • Please pre-print your voucher or pre-download them ready to present on arrival
  • Suitable for all ages

Waikite Valley Hot Pool Passes

Picturesque soak at Waikite Hot Pools.

Eco Sailing on Great Lake Taupo

Maori rock carving sailing tour onboard the famed eco yacht Barbary

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