Ultimate Experience Collection – for Two

This Chuffed Gift gives two people over 70 activity and adventure options to choose from together

Ultimate Experience Collection – for Two

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$749.00 NZD

  • 70+ experiences options to choose from
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Give New Zealand’s finest couples’ experiences with Chuffed Ultimate Experience Gift for two! This gift offers a choice of over 70 top-quality experiences, creating lasting memories and stories. The lucky recipients have 2 years to select and savor the perfect couples experience, making it a truly special and unforgettable gift.

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

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Two night rejuvenating escape & Spa package at Maruia Hot Springs
$749 NZD

An incredibly relaxing package at an award winning wellness destination!

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Canterbury
2 days
Adults
Experience Provider: Maruia Hot Springs

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

Escape into the nature and discover relaxation at the base of the mountains as you immerse yourself in pure thermal hot springs and saunas. This escape & indulge package nourishes all your senses and nurtures your physical and emotional well-being. Enjoy peaceful and comfortable accommodation and indulge yourself and your loved one with fresh and locally sourced dining experience.

Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. Over two days & nights, enjoy the unlimited access to thermal pools and saunas. Immerse yourself in a private spa experience for two with a glass of bubbles and chocolate. You will have use of the relaxation lounges, restaurant and complimentary activities as well as the numerous hiking trails around the property.

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

what’s included:

  • Valley View room for two
  • 45 min private spa experience for two
  • access into thermal pools and saunas
  • wellness activities such as sauna infusions and wellness classes
2 day, 2 night Cycle Baycation Getaway!
$749 NZD

Two incredible days exploring the famous cycle trails, beaches, wineries, cute towns and orchards of Hawkes Bay!

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Napier
2 days
Adults
Experience Provider: Takaro Trails

You will love this 2 day, 2 night Baycation Cycle Getaway! This is the FULL package including two self-guided cycle tours over 2 days, 2 nights accommodation, quality bikes and full support while on the trails.

Ride 1:  Cycle 30-45kms along flat, easy pathways around the Ahuriri Estuary Trails.
These diverse trails start with a costal blast along the trail to Bayview, then onto the Ahuriri Estuary Trails to Taradale (with 2 amazing wineries to visit). You’ll start from Takaro Trails base with a tour briefing and find the best bike for you to ride (flexible start time so you can relax or travel here in the morning). Stop for lunch/morning tea at Crab Farm winery with a short cycle on to Church Road and Mission Estate winery.  Spend the rest of the day riding back to our base in Ahuriri. Take the short route back or add extra km’s on and head back via Napier for a longer ride (45km). Either way gives you tons to see!

Then its to your hotel to relax & unwind before enjoying an evening in Napier at whichever pace you desire! Accomodation is typically a double studio room at the Crown Hotel Napier, but is subject to availability,

Ride 2:  Cycle 16-35kms along flat, easy pathways to Cape Kidnappers.
Have a leisurely start with breakfast at one of the cool cafes in Ahuriri. When you are ready to go (mid morning is good!) come to Takaro Trails base, collect your bikes and get your instructions (and map) to begin your cycle to Cape Kidnappers. You can visit one or all of the Cape Kidnappers cluster of wineries – Elephant Hill, Clearview and Te Awanga Estate for wine tastings.

Lunch (cost to be paid direct to winery) is at the gorgeous Clearview Estate . The van will pick you up after lunch (around 4pm TBC on the day) to transport you back for another night at your accommodation in Ahuriri.

One night Ecoscape in a luxury cabin overlooking Lake Wakatipu with three course dinner!
$749 NZD

An absolutely blissful evening in unique, luxurious and awe inspiring surroundings!

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Queenstown
1 Night
Adults
Experience Provider: Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

Enjoy a night of luxury in an eco cabin offering outstanding comfort and stunning views at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat.

Designed to blend with the environment whilst offering outstanding comfort and luxuries, these cabins showcase a spectacular view that can be immersed in from the sofa, bed, verandah, or spa pool.

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is 1 hour and million miles from Queenstown.

Journey into Nature on one of the world’s best drives on the Glenorchy road and keep going toward the Routeburn and Kinloch, NZ’s smallest township, a mere hamlet at the head of Lake Whakatipu, surrounded by beech forest right by the Dart River and lakefront.

With dinner included, there is no need to leave the comforts of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat before you settle down for the evening with your in-room projector screen, or turn all the lights off & enjoy the Southern Skies!

Dinner is served from 6pm, and is a 3 course trust the chef style meal featuring seasonal & local produce, yum!

In the morning, a gourmet breakfast is included so you can start the day with a delicious hot meal!

Facilities & Features

  • In-room projector
  • Tablet
  • AppleTV and Netflix
  • Tivoli clock radio
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Toilet and toiletries
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Self Drive Waterfall & Forest Buggy and Guided Glowworm Cave Tour with Rainforest Train
$749 NZD

Experience an action packed & jaw droppingly scenic quad biking tour on a rural West Coast property. Then 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
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: On Yer Bike Adventures and Underworld Adventures

Experience the incredible West Coast with two amazing activities getting out into nature - A two-hour self-drive quad bike ride through amazing forest and a brilliant glow worm cave tour deep in the Paparoa National Park.

Self Drive Waterfall & Forest Buggy

The 2-hour waterfall and forest track takes you on an epic quad bike ride as you’ve never known before! Venture over hills overlooking valleys carved by glaciers, along flowing streams and stony creeks, inside narrow windy trails surrounded by native ferns, and through boggy farmlands and mud puddles, leaving you with the satisfaction of having done something you will never forget!

Find the perfect balance of challenge and scenery as you explore around delicately cut trails through undisturbed native rainforest that has been beautifully preserved to showcase some of the most incredible scenery unlike anywhere else in the world!

The West Coast of New Zealand is known for its high amount of rainfall, and at On Yer Bike, the tracks have been specifically designed to tolerate some of the harshest conditions and exploit what most people take shelter from, turning it into something that produces exceeding amounts of excitement and fun!

 

Rainforest Train and Guided Glowworm Cave Tour

Experience one of New Zealand’s (if not the world’s) best GlowWorm displays, deep in the Paparoa National Park, near Punakaiki New Zealand. You will journey right into the heart of the West Coast rainforest, exploring the beautiful unmodified Metro Cave System, viewing an ancient "wonderland" of stalactites and stalagmites & gazing at its incredible glowing underground dwellers.

The tour starts with taking the Nile River Rainforest Train into the lush forests of the Paparoa National Park. The Nile River Rainforest Train is a short interpretative train journey through primeval rain forest whilst seated in small open sided carriages. 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!

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.

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.

Christchurch City Scenic Helicopter Flight and Riverside Kitchen Cooking School
$749 NZD

Enjoy a 20 minute luxury helicopter flight over Christchurch city & surrounds then choose a cooking class of your choice with a delicious 3 course meal and wine to match. Will it be Persian, Indian, Malay, Thai or many others?

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Christchurch
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Garden City Helicopters and Riverside Kitchen

Two amazing experiences to enjoy in Christchurch, a stunning scenic helicopter flight and a delicious cooking class of your choice.

Christchurch City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Ōtautahi, Christchurch, a city of exploration, where urban regeneration, culture and heritage thrives. It is a city constantly evolving, giving visitors something new to explore.

On board your luxury helicopter your pilot will inform and entertain, whilst you take in views of the newest city in New Zealand.  See the lush greenery of the “Garden City” from Hagley Park and the
Botanic Gardens to Deans Bush/ Pūtaringamotu, home to native bush forest featuring kahikatea trees that are up to 600 years old.

The central city from above is a mixture of new urban precincts and old historic buildings that have been restored after the earthquakes. You will have a great view of the Christchurch Cathedral as it is rebuilt. Look down on the red zone of Christchurch, once filled with homes prior to the earthquakes and now a holistic project to connect people, river and land, now known as the ŌtākaroAvon River Corridor project.

Travel over the Port Hills into Banks Peninsula to see the splendor of the extinct volcanoes, making up Akaroa and Diamond Harbours. Both being a favourite for recreational boats and fishing.

A coastline view north of Pegasus Bay as you travel over Sumner and New Brighton Beaches towards the stunning Southern Alps and farmed Canterbury Plains.

 

Riverside Kitchen Cooking School

Whether you want to brush up on your basic cooking skills, learn to cook simple delicious dishes under the watchful eye of trained chefs, or just want to sit back and enjoy a culinary experience with friends, Riverside Kitchen in Christchurch have a class for you!

With this gift you can choose your class of choice - from homemade pasta, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Persian, Mexican - the choice is yours.  Aside from all of the new skills you'll pick up during the class, all classes finish at the table for a three-course meal matched with New Zealand wines!

You'll need to check with Riverside Kitchen the dates they are running each of their classes - which is all available on their website - www.riversidekitchen.co.nz

Whale Watch Captains Cabin and Guided Wildlife or Sunset Kayak
$749 NZD

Head out on a catamaran sitting in the Captain’s cabin to search for Whales in one of the most famous whale watching locations in the world and explore Kaikoura’s unique marine landscape on a guided kayak tour.

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Kaikoura
7 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Whale Watch Kaikoura and Kaikoura Kayaks

See the best of the beautiful Kaikoura landscape out on the water with these two amazing activities. Head out on a sailing catamaran to spot whales in one of the most famous whale-spotting locations in the world and sit with the Captain of the vessel to gain a deeper insight. Then, explore Kaikoura's unique marine landscape on a guided kayak tour with the locals, choose from either a wildlife or sunset kayak tour.

 

Whale Watch Captains Cabin

Spot incredible sea creatures for yourself on this famous whale watching tour where you'll get VIP treatment. 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.

This experience includes VIP access & a seat in the Captains Cabin. The Captain’s Cabin is situated in the wheelhouse alongside the captain and watch keeper. This cabin provides guests with exclusive access to the captain as they go about their duties as well as a dedicated tour host for the duration of the tour.  

 

Guided Wildlife or Sunset Kayak

Choose between the Wildlife or Sunset Kayak trips with Kaikoura Kayaks!

Experience the excitement of watching seals ducking, weaving and diving around your kayak. Have chance encounters with dolphins, penguins and albatross!

Or watch seals dive and manoeuvre around and under your kayak as the sun sets, paddle with them as they swim around the Peninsula hunting for octopus! Along your way keep an eye out for blue penguins or albatross then have chance encounters with dusky dolphins.

Whichever you opt for, this promises to be a unique & unforgettable adventure!

Magnificent Eco Boat Tour in Abel Tasman and Cruise the Incredible Pelorus Sounds
$749 NZD

Explore the ecology, experience the wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of the Abel Tasman on an Ecoboat. Then explore the beautiful Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere, hear the stories, see the wildlife and meet the locals along the way, as you deliver the mail to remote locations.

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Abel Tasman
13 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Eco Tours and Marlborough Tour Company

Get stunning water views an spot amazing wildlife on these two incredible boat tours through the Abel Tasman and the Pelorus Sounds.

Eco-boat Tour

This eco boat tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You'll explore the coastal zones, islands, beaches, forests and streams with plenty of time for relaxing, walking and swimming.

Enjoy natural discovery, bird watching, sightseeing, photography, relaxing and learning with knowledgeable and friendly local guides.

This is a personal, expert service and the highest safety standards in a relaxed, educational and fun manner, in the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.

The tour includes morning tea (cake, coffee, tea etc) and a freshly prepared lunch (filled baguette or croissant, muffin and fruit), at one of the beautiful beaches in the National Park.

A portion of the cost of your experience goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the national park.

 

Cruise the Pelorus Sounds

We think being a ‘sea postie’ is one of the best jobs in the world, and it is something you can experience onboard with the Pelorus Mailboat all year round!

Delivering the mail by sea in the Marlborough Sounds is a truly unique experience. This full-day cruise is a chance to see an authentic, fascinating slice of daily life in this remote part of the NZ.

The Pelorus Mail Boat has been operating for more than a century. As a sea postie for a day, you’ll cruise through the largest, quietest and most remote part of the Marlborough Sounds – Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere and Kenepuru Sound, and experience what we reckon is the best job in the world.

Between deliveries and pick-ups of mail, parcels and supplies, relax on a spacious catamaran and marvel at the stunning scenery of clear blue water in tranquil coves and bush-clad hillsides. Meet some of the residents who await the Pelorus Mail Boat on far-flung jetties, unspoilt beaches or who meet your boat on their boats. A highlight for many passengers is the variety of four-footed furry residents who accompany their owners when you arrive.

The friendly, fun local crew will provide informative and entertainment commentary about life in this isolated part of the Marlborough Sounds. You’ll learn what life far away from the nearest road is really like, along with some of the area’s fascinating history. The crew will also keep an expert eye for local marine wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and stingrays.

There is free tea, coffee and hot water onboard - please bring your own lunch. Havelock has several cafes, a bakery and a small supermarket where you can stock up before you check in.

Eco Boat Tour in the magnificent Abel Tasman and Cruise the Pelorus Sound
$749 NZD

Explore the ecology, experience the wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of the Abel Tasman on an eco-boat and experience the beautiful Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere, hear the stories, see the wildlife and meet the locals along the way, as you deliver the mail to remote locations.

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Abel Tasman
12 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Eco Tours and Marlborough Tour Company

Eco Boat Tour in the magnificent Abel Tasman

This eco boat tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You'll explore the coastal zones, islands, beaches, forests and streams with plenty of time for relaxing, walking and swimming.

Enjoy natural discovery, bird watching, sightseeing, photography, relaxing and learning with knowledgeable and friendly local guides.

This is a personal, expert service and the highest safety standards in a relaxed, educational and fun manner, in the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.

The tour includes morning tea (cake, coffee, tea etc) and a freshly prepared lunch (filled baguette or croissant, muffin and fruit), at one of the beautiful beaches in the National Park.

A portion of the cost of your experience goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the national park.

 

Cruise the Pelorus Sound on the world famous Mail Run cruise!

We think being a ‘sea postie’ is one of the best jobs in the world, and it is something you can experience onboard with the Pelorus Mailboat all year round!

Delivering the mail by sea in the Marlborough Sounds is a truly unique experience. This full-day cruise is a chance to see an authentic, fascinating slice of daily life in this remote part of the NZ.

The Pelorus Mail Boat has been operating for more than a century. As a sea postie for a day, you’ll cruise through the largest, quietest and most remote part of the Marlborough Sounds – Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere and Kenepuru Sound, and experience what we reckon is the best job in the world.

Between deliveries and pick-ups of mail, parcels and supplies, relax on a spacious catamaran and marvel at the stunning scenery of clear blue water in tranquil coves and bush-clad hillsides. Meet some of the residents who await the Pelorus Mail Boat on far-flung jetties, unspoilt beaches or who meet your boat on their boats. A highlight for many passengers is the variety of four-footed furry residents who accompany their owners when you arrive.

The friendly, fun local crew will provide informative and entertainment commentary about life in this isolated part of the Marlborough Sounds. You’ll learn what life far away from the nearest road is really like, along with some of the area’s fascinating history. The crew will also keep an expert eye for local marine wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and stingrays.

There is free tea, coffee and hot water onboard - please bring your own lunch. Havelock has several cafes, a bakery and a small supermarket where you can stock up before you check in.

Abel Tasman Blue Creek Canyoning and Sailing Adventure
$749 NZD

Full day of canyoning & abseiling adventure deep in the canyons of the stunning Kahurangi National Park and afternoon sailing adventure visiting secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and visit a NZ Fur Seal Colony.

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Abel Tasman
14 - 16 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Abel Tasman Canyons and Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

The ultimate Tasman experience with an exciting canyoning adventure abseiling Blue Creek and a relaxing afternoon sailing adventure exploring the Abel Tasman National Park.

 

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.

 

Sailing away in the Abel Tasman

Exploring the Abel Tasman should be on everybody's 'must do' list sometime in their lifetime, and we can't think of a more relaxing and effortless way than on a large sailing Catamaran.

This package includes a water taxi from Kaiteriteri Beach to Anchorage Beach in the National Park. Depending on how long you want to spend on the beach at Anchorage, you can choose your time for the water taxi to suit you - 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, or 12.40pm.

At Anchorage Beach you will meet your catamaran at 1.30pm for a 3 hour sail back to Kaiteriteri. Along the way you'll learn about the Abel Tasman National Park, see secluded coves, golden sand beaches and visit a fur seal colony. A stop at the Split Apple Rock is also included.

You'll arrive back at Kaiteriteri at approximately 4.30pm.

Marlborough's Great Indulgent Day Out and Marlborough Sounds cruise & lodge lunch
$749 NZD

Enjoy two amazing days out with a full day tour of Marlborough indulging in winery visits, waterfront lunch and a seafood tasting Marlborough Sounds cruise. Then, take a scenic cruise from Picton to your choice of two stunning Marlborough Sounds Lodges for lunch & time to explore.

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Marlborough
14 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Marlborough Tour Company

Experience the best of Marlborough over two incredible days. This package includes a full day tour of Marlborough by minibus tour and luxury Catamaran indulging in winery visits, waterfront lunch and a seafood tasting Marlborough Sounds cruise. It also includes a day out taking a scenic cruise from Picton to your choice of two stunning Marlborough Sounds Lodges for lunch & time to explore before returning to Picton.

 

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.

 

Marlborough Sounds cruise & lodge lunch

Departing Picton, cruise with Cougar Line through scenic Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui to a Marlborough Sounds resort for a sumptuous lunch.

Choose from Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove in stunning Endeavour Inlet. After lunch, Cougar Line will pick you up again for a relaxing boat ride home.

Ferneaux Lodge:

Cruise to Furneaux Lodge through Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui in the morning, arriving in time for lunch at the Furneaux Restaurant.

Choose your delicious lunch from the set menu, and relax on the sweeping lawn overlooking Endeavour Inlet, or inside the cosy restaurant in Furneaux’s historic homestead.

Explore the grounds, do a short walk or simply drink in the views until it’s time to meet us at the jetty for the scenic cruise home - approx 3pm.

See the Furneaux Lodge set menu

Punga Cove:

Cruise to Punga Cove through Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui in the morning, arriving in time for lunch at the Boatshed Café & Bar.

Relax on the jetty while overlooking Endeavour Inlet, or inside the welcoming café while you enjoy your lunch from the tasty set menu, including stone-baked pizzas.

Explore the grounds, sit on the beach or simply drink in the views until we pick you up again for the scenic boat ride home - at approx 3.15pm.

See the Punga Cove set menu

Harbour Helicopter Flight and The Full Weta Workshop Experience with lunch
$749 NZD

Explore of creative world of Weta Workshop and enjoy a delicious 2 course meal at Karaka Cafe on Wellington Waterfront, then explore Wellington Harbour by helicopter, taking in views of Matiu Somes Island and the Cook Strait.

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Wellington
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Wellington Helicopters and Weta Workshop Wellington

Experience the famous Weta workshop and learn all bout their movie making magic followed by a delicious lunch by the Wellington waterfront, then fly over the capital city in a helicopter! You're in for an incredible day with these two experiences.

 

Capital City Harbour Helicopter Flight

Start your adventure in the heart of the capital city before heading out to explore the boundaries of Wellington Harbour. Your pilot will inform you of all the points of interest as you fly over the diverse, tectonic landscape that encompasses the city. Wellington was shaped by a massive earthquake in 1855 and you can see the full extent of these changes from above.

Take in views of Zealandia, Matiu/Somes Island and Cook Strait, the highway for the ferries that shuttle between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. On returning back to the city glimpse famous landmarks such as parliament buildings and Te Papa, the national museum.

This flight is 15 Minutes in length. Minimum passenger numbers apply so please call ahead and arrange your booking directly with the operator.

 

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

Gain an epic insight into Weta Workshop’s creativity for blockbuster films & hit television shows with their two incredible tours. 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.

 

Full Day Pottery Workshop and Explore the Western Bays of Lake Taupo by Boat
$749 NZD

Make your own incredible sculpture in an intimate pottery workshop near Taupo and explore the lesser-known Western Bays of Lake Taupo on a purpose built boat with friendly local guides.

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Taupo
9 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Camo Chicken Ceramics and Taxicat Adventures

Full Day Pottery Workshop

Make your own incredible sculpture or vessel!

This is a 5 hour studio workshop, held in a private rural setting in the hills of Lake Taupo, using modern equipment and multiple hand building techniques.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a more experienced clay hound this is a chance for you to get your hands dirty in a beautiful and supportive setting under the guidance of an experienced Tutor. Limited spots available (8 per course) which ensures plenty of individual attention.

In this Workshop you will be taught the basic technique that will empower you to build that 1 off hand-built Sculptural item. Whether you like abstract or functional we will support you to get your clayzee on!

All Materials and tools provided
Hosted by Potter - Ani Rowell at the Camo Chicken Ceramic studio in the hills of Lake Taupo, just 12 mins from Town.

 

Explore the Western Bays of Lake Taupo is by Boat

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.

Enjoy a seasonal dip in the pristine Waihora Bay or enjoy a hot filter coffee on the Lakes Edge
Nose up to the Tutaewaeroa Stream waterfall
Cruise past Kawakawa Bay, viewing the rockface of ignibrite
Get close to the Otupoto falls to witness natures power
See the two distinctive flat-faced rock walls thought to be over 300,000 years old, formed in the Western Bays caldera eruption

When exploring the Western Bays you can see the Karangahape Cliffs, hidden ravines and even stop off in the glistening waters of Te Papa bay for a picnic - either bring your own or order an amazing grazing platter from The Good Graze Co. After some food, it's a great time for a swim in the lovely waters of Lake Taupo, or glide along on top of them with complimentary use of the paddleboards!

A great afternoon full of exploring the wonders that are only accessible by boat in the Western Bays of Lake Taupō. Perfect for couples or friends looking for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Middle Earth Banquet Tour and Ride Te Awa on E-Bike!
$749 NZD

Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set before indulging in an unforgettable Hobbit feast in the Green Dragon pub, followed by a lantern-lit stroll through Middle-Earth. Next, saddle up on your E-bike & take on the scenic Te Awa River Ride.

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Waikato
10 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hobbiton Movie Set and Riverside Adventures Waikato

Experience the incredible Hobbiton Movie Set tour complete with an incredible feast in the Green Dragon Inn and ride one of most accessible and scenic NZ cycleways, the Te Awa River, on E-bike. This is one amazing Waikato adventure!

 

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

Ride Te Awa, the Great New Zealand River ride on E-Bike

The Te Awa River Ride is one of most accessible and scenic cycling and walking trails in New Zealand. It is the longest concrete path in the country winding its way for 65km from Ngaruawahia to Lake Karapiro following New Zealand’s largest river – the mighty Waikato.

With 65kms of grade 1 & 2 trails at your feet, come and explore The Awa River Ride at your own pace & leisure. Park at the Lake Karapiro Domain where your Riverside Adventures Waikato shuttle will meet you with your E-bike and transport you to the northern point of the trail in Ngaaruawahia or in reverse if you prefer.

Bike From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, the Te Awa River Ride showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen – a world-class recreation experience right on our backdoor step.

Ultimate Zipline Experience and Guided Kayak to Hot Pools on the edge of Lake Rotoiti
$749 NZD

Fly like a bird on Rotorua’s Ultimate Canopy Tour deep in untouched native forest and discover the Manupirua Hot Pools, hidden on the shores of Lake Rotoiti, on a leisurely guided kayak adventure.

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Rotorua
6 hours 30 minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Rotorua Canopy Tours and River Rats

These are two amazing Rotorua experiences combining the best of the natural elements. Zipline through incredible untouched native forest and kayak to secluded hot pools which are only accessible by water.

 

Ultimate Zipline Experience

TripAdvisor declared Rotorua Canopy Tour's Ultimate Experience the 11th best experience in the WORLD in 2021. That's pretty high praise!

You need to allow yourself 3.5 hours to experience this activity which is surprisingly suitable for almost everyone.

After meeting at their base on the outskirts of Rotorua where you meet you guides who ooze professionalism and fun times, you'll be transported up to a magical forest that appears to have been lost in time. You'll immediately be struck with how you feel as you are transported to another world full of amazing trees, ferns, smells and noise.

Perhaps the most impressive feat by the team at Canopy Tours is over the past 10 years they have removed all the possums and rats from this once unloved and forgotten slice of New Zealand forest and restored it to a pest free environment - so much so that you can spot many bird species and in an amazing highlight of the expereince, even handfeed wild robins.

The experience consists of 6 ziplines for a total of 1.2 kilometres. They vary from shooting you through tight gaps in the forest layer to giant swooping flights through deep forested valleys. There is even a 400 metre tandem line so you can race you partner....but this tour is so much more than an adreneline rush.

In addition there are a number of suspended bridges that span wide valleys, floating staircases and one of the highlights - the 50 metre high cliff walk - that appears seemingly out of no where as you arrive perched high on it after a zipline flight out of the forest canopy.

It's a truly special experience, suitable for anyone with a okay level of fitness. It operates in all weather but does suspend operations when high winds exist.

 

Guided Kayak to Hot Pools on the edge of Lake Rotoiti

Join the crew from River Rats Rotorua for an epic adventure out on and in the water!

Start with a guided kayak trip across Lake Rotoiti to the Manupirua Hot Springs. These springs are naturally fed and are only accessible by water - there is no road access to this location.

There are 8 mineral hot pools to soak in, with varying temperatures & outlooks to the lake. There is a spot for all to enjoy this quintessentially Kiwi experience!

Here you can relax, soak in the water, the views and the atmosphere, and buy refreshments & snacks from the fully licensed cafe on site before enjoying a leisurely guided paddle back across the lake.

Coromandel Zipline Tour and Sleeping God Canyoning Experience
$749 NZD

Experience a real bucket list adventure taking on a canyoning tour with abseiling, jumping & waterfall descends from high in the Coromandel Ranges. Then enjoy eight amazing ziplines on a forest tour at Driving Creek Coromandel.

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Coromandel
7 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Canyonz and Driving Creek
Get a blast of adrenaline with these two incredible Coromandel experiences - an epic canyoning adventure and a zipline tour through beautiful native forest.
Sleeping God Canyoning Experience
This is real adventure deep in the Coromandel Ranges.
Canyonz has been operating for 15 years and is located near Thames in the dramatic Kauaeranga Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula. It is an adventure of a lifetime and is something unforgettable.
The Sleeping God canyon tour is a vertical descent of over three hundred metres down a steep set of waterfalls involving abseils/rappels of up to 80 metres, exhilarating water slides and jumps as high as 14 metres into deep dark pools which are guaranteed to thrill the most intrepid explorer!
This experience is the half day Canyon Experience which descends the lower half of the Sleeping God Canyon.
With professional canyoning guides and small groups, this is the ultimate canyoning experience! The tour is aimed at people with a real taste for adventure and a good level of fitness (comparable to a day of hiking). Big jumps are optional, abseils/rappels are not.
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.

Helicopter Adventure to the Hole in the Rock and a Full Day Sailing Experience
$749 NZD

Enjoy a day exploring the Bay of Islands waterways on a classic yacht with a friendly crew and tick of a NZ must do – The Hole in the Rock – with a scenic helicopter flight taking in the beautiful Bay of Island en-route.

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Northland
6.5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Salt Air and Vigilant Yacht Charters

Take in the scenery of the beautiful Bay of Islands with these two incredible experiences - a helicopter ride to the famous Hole in the Rock and an amazing day sailing on the ocean.

 

Helicopter Adventure to the Hole in the Rock

The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal and island scenery in New Zealand so this helicopter scenic flight offers exceptional views of these beautiful islands leading to the infamous “Hole in the Rock”.

Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the stunning peninsula coastline to Cape Brett and it’s lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock.

The return portion of the flight flys directly over the main islands of the area with birds eye views of their white sandy beaches, inviting turquoise waters and some of the luxurious private residences. Coming into land you will fly past the Paihia township.

For generations a visit to Hole in the Rock has been something that Kiwi's have done - but here's a more exciting way to get our and experience it!

 

Full Day Sailing Experience

Your Bay of Islands boat charter will start with a relaxing morning sail onboard the Vigilant. Then 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. 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 is hand prepared for you by Chef and Skipper Nik and can be enjoyed on the yacht deck or as a picnic on the beach.

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.

Private Kapiti Coast scenic Tour for two
$749 NZD

Enjoy a full day exploring the stunning Kāpiti Coast with a local guide covering some of the best tastes and sights of the Coast.

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Wellington
Adults
Experience Provider: Kaewa Tours

Experience the beautiful Kāpiti Coast with a local and enjoy a full day guided tour covering some of the best tastes and sights of the Coast. Enjoy the scenic drive and visiting Camp McKay, Southwards Car Museum and Nga Manu Nature Reserve, plus lunch and craft beer tastings. All entry, tasting fees, lunch and refreshments are included.

Tom will be your guide for your private dedicated Kapiti Coast tour. He has been a local Kāpiti Coast resident for over 20 years and loves showing off his piece of paradise to visitors, friends and family.

The tour includes:

  • Scenic drive from Wellington to Pukerua Bay where you'll glimpse the Kāpiti Coast for the first time
  • Drive up the Paekākāriki Hill for the best lookout over the Kāpiti Coast and the top of the South Island
  • Visit Camp McKay at Queen Elizabeth Park Paekākāriki – the home for the US Marine Corp during World War 2
  • Visit the world famous Southwards Car Museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles, as well as three aircraft. Southwards is one of the largest private motor vehicle collections in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Stroll through the idyllic Ngā Manu Nature Reserve at Waikanae where you will see Tuatara’s, a wide variety of native birds and Kiwi’s in their noctural house. Dependent upon the time you visit Ngā Manu and either feed the Eels or do the bird feedout tour with a local Ngā Manu Ranger
  • Take a scenic drive through the coastal suburbs of Paraparaumu Beach, Raumati Beach and Raumati South
  • Bottled New Zealand spring water, lunch, Craft Beer tastings / Afternoon tea
Private Martinborough Winery Tour for two
$749 NZD

Experience your own private Martinborough winery tour visiting the Pinot Noir Capital of the North Island.

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Wellington
Adults
Experience Provider: Kaewa Tours

Experience the stunning wines of the Martinborough region with a guide who really knows his wine. Enjoy a guided private half-day winery tour to the Pinot Noir Capital of the North Island – Martinborough! All entry, tasting fees, lunch and refreshments are included.

Tom will be your guide for your private dedicated winery tour to Martinborough. A self confessed foodie and lover of fine wine, he is well appointed to show off some of the great wineries in the Martinborough region.

The tour includes:

  • Scenic drive from Wellington up through the Hutt Valley to the Remutaka Hill summit, 555 metres above sea level
  • View the Remutaka Crossing monument commemorating 60,000 New Zealand troops who made the crossing from the Featherston Military Camp to the Port of Wellington in World War One
  • Visit 3 boutique, family owned wineries where you will taste a wide range of wines from Martinborough’s famous Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc
  • Have an in-depth conversation with a Wine Maker/Vineyard Owner to understand what it takes to produce consistently great wine
  • Enjoy a beautiful platter lunch at one of the wineries featuring local produce
  • NZ spring water, entry/tasting fees and lunch with 1 beverage of your choice
Private craft beer tour in Wellington for two
$749 NZD

Experience your own private craft beer tour visiting up to 5 of the finest Craft Breweries in Wellington.

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Wellington
Adults
Experience Provider: Kaewa Tours

Experience the amazing Craft Beer scene of Wellington with a guide who loves his beer. You'll visit up to 5 breweries on a private tour of some of the finest Craft Breweries in Wellington and get to take a behind the scenes look at where the magic happens – the brewery! All entry, tasting fees, lunch and refreshments are included.

Tom will be your Guide for your private dedicated Craft Beer tour of Wellington. A self confessed fan of Wellington Craft Beer he is well appointed to show off some of our Capital City’s great Craft Breweries.

The tour includes:

  • Visit up to 5 Wellington Craft Breweries
  • Visiting a mixture of very small to large craft breweries where you will get to meet (on most occasions) the Master Brewers/Owners
  • A guided tour through at least one Craft Brewery with the Owner / Chief Brewer to gain an understanding what it takes to produce award winning Craft Beers
  • Visit 2 Breweries at Brewtown Upper Hutt – Kereru Brewing and Te Aro Brewing Co. Lunch will be at Te Aro Brewing
  • Visit the popular Abanonded Brewery in Lower Hutt for a tour and tasting inside the brewery
  • Visit 2 Wellington Breweries – Double Vision in Miramar or Parrot Dog in Lyall Bay
  • On Saturdays, you'll visit Garage Projects Wild Workshop on Taranaki Street
Epic 13,000ft Skydive at Franz Josef & Fox Glacier for two
$749 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure 13,000 feet in the air with spectacular South Island views of mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean.

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Franz Joseph
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 13,000 feet in the air with the most astonishing views of the South Island amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views.

Skydive Franz & Fox has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. On this spectacular skydive you'll see mountains, the Tasman Sea, glowing glaciers, mirror lakes and braided river beds - Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful place on earth!

Tandem skydiving is the fastest, easiest and safest way for an inexperienced skydiver to enjoy the thrill of jumping out of a plane, free falling through the sky at 200kph/120mph and floating safely to the ground under a parachute. The system includes a harness and parachute system for both the passenger and the instructor to share, so you can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your instructor has everything under control.

You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph). Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the South Island with breathtakingly beautiful mountainous views. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 13,000ft Tandem skydive is the full skydive experience. This is also a good place to start.

  • Up to 45 seconds freefall!
  • 15 minute flight to altitude
  • 3-5 minute flight under canopy
  • Amazing views of Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

 

Epic 13,000ft Skydive at Mount Cook for two
$749 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure 13,000 feet in the air with stunning views over the South Island.

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Mount Cook
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Mount Cook

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 13,000 feet in the air with the most astonishing views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook & Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Tekapo.

Located in Pukaki and boasting some of the country’s most epic scenery. Skydive Mt Cook offers quintessential South Island views: snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Freefall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer.

In tandem skydiving, you are paired with a professional tandem master who looks after you every step of the way. You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph).

Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the South Island with breathtakingly beautiful mountainous views. You'll feel the freedom of flying over the beautiful South Island - some of the most incredible scenery on earth is found right here. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 13,000ft Tandem skydive is the full skydive experience. This is also a good place to start.

  • Up to 45 seconds freefall!
  • 15 minute flight to altitude
  • 3-4 minute flight under canopy
  • Spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook & Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Tekapo

 

Epic 13,000ft Skydive over Abel Tasman for two
$749 NZD

Go on an epic skydiving adventure for two 13,000 feet in the air with stunning views over the Abel Tasman.

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Abel Tasman
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Abel Tasman

Experience a Tandem Skydive from 13,000 feet in the air with the most astonishing views over mountains, beaches, and the ocean.

Located in central Motueka and boasting the country’s most epic scenery, this is the only drop zone in NZ that can show you the mind-blowing views of both islands. Freefall from the best piece of sky this beautiful country has to offer!

In tandem skydiving, you are paired with a professional tandem master who looks after you every step of the way. You will experience a huge rush leaving the aircraft – but just as quickly notice that the sensation of the roaring wind below you actually cushions you as you travel speeds of 200kph (120mph).

Then wow – the rush turns to extraordinary peace when at approximately 5,000 feet, your parachute opens, and you gently drift over the Abel Tasman with breathtakingly beautiful views. You'll feel the freedom of flying over turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains and three national parks – some of the most beautiful scenery on earth is found right at the centre of New Zealand. At this point, you’ll either be stunned to silence or screaming for joy! It’s an indescribable feeling that you will never forget. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face!

This 13,000ft Tandem skydive is the full skydive experience. This is also a good place to start.

  • Up to 45 seconds freefall!
  • 15 minute flight to altitude
  • 3-4 minute flight under canopy
  • Breathtaking views of the Abel Tasman

 

Incredible Canterbury Farm stay including Glamping, Jet Boating, ATV's & more!
$749 NZD

The total rural New Zealand experience!

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Canterbury
2 Days
Adults
Experience Provider: Tawanui Farm

Enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay in a private luxury campsite with breathtaking views of the Kaikōura mountain ranges.

The campsite itself is set on rolling farmland, surrounded by kanuka and pine plantations. Two geodesic domes, a central camp kitchen and a large hot tub are sensitively landscaped into a gentle hillside. You'll get exclusive use of the whole campsite.

An incredible 180-degree view in front of the site looks down toward the Hurunui River, with views of the inland Kaikoura mountain Ranges and North to the Pacific Ocean.

At the end of the day, relax in the hot tub under the a vast & starry night sky, before getting cosy in your beautiful dome!

Wake up to a new day and hear the birds singing from the pine plantation behind the glamping site. If you're lucky you may even hear the ocean, just 3kms from you!

Then head out with the farm owners as they show you around their wonderful home, Tawanui Farm on a guided farm tour on an ATV farmbike. Get a hands-on experience as you meet and feed all of the animals, see the sheepdog working and take in the amazing wide-open spaces.

You'll also enjoy an unforgettable river experience up the neighbouring Hurunui River with Energy Jet with a gourmet Riverside BBQ to top it off.

Head out from Queenstown for a fishing trip targeting Trout & Salmon!
$749 NZD

Join local fisherman for an extremely scenic & memorable fishing experience!

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Queenstown
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Queenstown Fishing

A lot can happen in 3 hours... and joining a small group on this charter, fishing alongside seasoned fishermen, will prove just that. With local knowledge of target areas, our crew are excellent fishing mentors to any visitor. Relax, laugh, catch, and make the most of your time on Lake Wakatipu.

Get familiarized with the exciting world of fishing. Catch up with fishing mates or beginners can look to improve your fishing skills alongside expert fishermen. Hit some hot spots close to Queenstown, featuring stunning mountain scenery and lots of chances to hookup!

If you're into fly fishing, spinning, trolling or drift fishing Queenstown Fishing has the means and the know how to get you onto the fish!

Queenstown Fishing offers one of a kind boat and fishing charters or guided fly fishing experiences on the spectacular alpine lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea plus the world renowned rivers of the Southern Lakes region.

Your guides Trevor and Simon are a dynamic father and son team who between them have over 70 years fishing experience in the region. Well known for their sense of fun and adventure, this duo are sure to meet your expectations with a day of fun and surprises coupled with generous helpings of advice and pointers to ensure you end the day with a smile on your face and ideally a fish in hand!

Superior vessels Kathleen II and Nikita are comfortable and plentiful, offering toilets on board and protection from the weather ensuring your satisfaction and enjoyment.

Discover the flavours of Gisborne on the Great Taste Tour!
$749 NZD

Enjoy Gisbornes famous food, beer & wine scene with this well planned, guided taste of Gisborne tour!

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Gisborne
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Experience Gisborne

Discover the flavours of Tairāwhiti Gisborne on this fully-guided taste tour. Relax and unwind as you visit three sites each in their own unique laidback atmosphere.

One of the most popular Gisborne cider producers is Harvest Cidery, which produces a range of ciders using locally sourced apples and pears. Their ciders are crafted using traditional techniques, and are known for their crisp, refreshing taste.

Gisborne has a growing craft beer scene, with a number of local breweries producing a range of delicious beers that showcase the unique flavours of the region.  Sunshine Brewery an award-winning brewery produces a range of handcrafted beers, including the popular Gisborne Gold ale, as well as a range of seasonal and limited-edition brews. Their beers are brewed using traditional techniques and locally sourced ingredients.

The Gisborne wine region is relatively small, with around 2000 hectares of vineyards. The region has a mild maritime climate, with warm summers and cool winters, which is ideal for growing grapes. The soils in the region are mostly alluvial, which are fertile and well-draining.  Gisborne’s wine region is also known as the “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand” due to the quality of its Chardonnay grapes.

Experience Gisborne take care of the driving so you can relax and enjoy the aroma and flavours that our region has on offer.

Luxury lakeside lodge dining & floatplane trip taking off from Lake Rotorua!
$749 NZD

Two of the finest, most unique, and high end Rotorua Experiences combined into one incredible package

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Rotorua
1 day
Adults
Experience Provider: On the Point - Lake Rotorua- & Volcanic Air

On the Point - Lake Rotorua

Enjoy an evening of luxury at the restaurant at On the Point - Lake Rotorua, a unique property on the Lake front, converted from 1930's mansion to stunning high end lodge accommodation.

The lakeside property has a relaxed and tranquil ambiance, with lavish features and amazing views over the beautiful Lake toward Mokoia Island.

Enjoy some lovely pre-dinner drinks in the courtyard or restaurant before sitting down for an exquisite four-course gourmet meal. This is a unique fine dining experience not to be missed!

Volcanic Air

Embark with Volcanic Air on this relaxing two hour floatplane experience, departing from the Rotorua City lakefront.

After taking to the skies from the water in a floatplane, you’ll fly you over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, landing on the neighbouring lake of Rotoiti.

Only accessible by water, the beautifully secluded thermal hot pools of Manupirua Bay await you. Seemingly disconnected from the world, here you can simply relax and let your life stresses wash away. Take your time soaking, cool off in the lake, rest on a lounger, and repeat.

After you have had time to relax and enjoy the thermal pools, we will lift off the water once more and bring you back to our centrally located floatplane base.

The Ultimate Queenstown Food & Wine package!
$749 NZD

Two incredible Queenstown experiences that promise to leave you with fond memories & a great taste in your mouth!

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Queenstown
Adults
Experience Provider: Altitude Tours & Real NZ

Best enjoyed across two seperate days, this package will have you visiting some of the regions top wineries, and sampling the goods, and cruising Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw before enjoy a gourmet buffet BBQ meal at Walter Peak High Country Station!

Wine tour:

Join an immersive, fun and educational wine tour visiting five of Central Otago’s finest and off the beaten track cellar doors through the BIG four wine regions of Gibbston, Cromwell, Bendigo and Bannockburn.

Enjoy sampling over 20 spectacular cool-climate wines and enjoy an (optional) exceptional lunch at a local renowned location (additional cost ordered on the day) whilst learning information, stories and facts about the region and wine from your charismatic guide and cellar staff.

Itinerary for this tour varies depending on group numbers and date, some locations visited are:
Domain Rd, Te Kano, Mt Rosa, Chard Farm, Akarua, Mt Difficulty, Scotts Base, Mishas, Cloudy Bay, Wooing Tree, Carrick, Desert Heart, Quartz Reef.

Travel in style with transfers in a premium Mercedes van, enjoy learning how to taste wine through on-board videos and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Spotify playlists.

Cruise & Lunch:

For a dining experience like no other, cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the iconic TSS Earnslaw and discover Queenstown’s incomparable fine dining destination.

Cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once at the lakeside Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant savour the delicious aromas as your chef has the best of local produce sizzling away on the grill.

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown's alpine scenery, the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm is the perfect place to spend a few hours. Its colonial architecture and sweeping grounds evoke the elegance of a bygone era.

On the menu is salads, vegetables and a variety of succulent meats cooked on the wood-fired BBQ. This is not the typical Kiwi BBQ you may imagine. Instead, the Chef oversees a wood-fired grill empire that’s responsible for an incredible range of delectable cuisine. From sausages prepared by a local butcher and Cardrona merino lamb to locally sourced beef and pork to expertly crafted salads and sides (not to forget an incredible dessert selection), this is a culinary trip not to be missed.

An entertaining farm demonstration is also included or you can explore the beautiful lakeside gardens before enjoying a cruise back to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw.

Romantic 5 Star Hotel Package AND Unique Christchurch Tram Dining Experience
$749 NZD

Indulge in an evening of luxury food, wine & accommodation in the centre of Christchurch City, before enjoying breakfast and a late checkout!

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Christchurch
Adults
Experience Provider: The George Hotel & Christchurch Attractions

For possibly the most romantic package going in Christchurch, look no further than this incredible duo of options!

The George Hotel:

Looking for the perfect romantic accommodation in Christchurch? We have the solution for your luxury getaway- the perfect night with that special someone!

Relish in a romantic night away at The George with your special someone. The Luxe Couples Getaway includes a single white rose - the ultimate symbol of romance, petit fours, a bottle of chilled Nautilus Cuvee wine, and handmade chocolates provided. Lie in gloriously late with a noon check out from our premium executive room and savour a bountiful breakfast for two.

Also included is complimentary car-parking and free Wi-FI, plus breakfast served either in-room or in 50 Bistro. Late check-out is offered subject to availability.

THE ACCOMMODATION
You'll stay in a Premium Executive Room. Designed to the highest specifications and situated on all floors, some offering views over private gardens, these sophisticated rooms offer the highest level of comfort allowing you to catch your breath, relax and revitalise.

Christchurch Tram Restaurant:

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.

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

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Kaikoura VIP Whale Watch cruise and Three Course Seasonal Meal at Hapuku Kitchen
$749 NZD

Two incredible & unique Kaikoura experiences, bound to leave you with a strong connection with this incredible part of NZ

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Kaikoura
Adults
Experience Provider: Whale Watch Kaikoura & Hapuku Kitchen

Do both in a day, or make an entire weekend out of your Chuffed Gift, with these two incredible Kaikoura Experiences!

Whale Watch:

Spot incredible sea creatures for yourself on this famous whale watching tour where you'll get VIP treatment. 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.

This experience includes VIP access & a seat in the Captains Cabin. The Captain’s Cabin is situated in the wheelhouse alongside the captain and watch keeper. This cabin provides guests with exclusive access to the captain as they go about their duties as well as a dedicated tour host for the duration of the tour.  

Hapuku Kitchen:

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

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

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

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

Seasonal cooking class & feast at Hapuku Kitchen Kaikoura
$749 NZD

A half day culinary journey, experiencing the very best cuisine utilising locally sourced & seasonal Kaikoura ingredients!

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Kaikoura
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hapuku Kitchen

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

The Hapuku Kitchen Seasonal Feast is an ever-changing half day experience, focused on uncomplicated and utterly delicious dishes made from ingredients sourced from the gardens and local producers.

The day begins with an introduction to the kitchen and the menu for the day.  This is discussed over a cup of locally roasted coffee or a refreshing drink made from herbs and flowers from the garden.  You’ll then embark on a wander around the Hapuku Kitchen property, foraging in the garden for fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Once you have completed the harvest, return to the kitchen and as a group, prepare the various dishes that make up the menu.  With help always at hand, you will learn many techniques and tricks on the creation of the dishes of the day.

To finish the day, simply relax and enjoy the feast accompanied with wine or beer from some of Fiona’s favourite Canterbury and Marlborough winemakers and brewers.  Delicious home-made non-alcoholic beverages are also available, such as sparkling elderflower and cucumber.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

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

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise in Fiordland National Park
$749 NZD

Experience the spectacular, remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound on our guided day trip. Journey across Lake Manapouri, over the breathtaking Wilmot Pass and into the heart of Fiordland National Park

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Doubtful Sound
7 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Real NZ

Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord; three times longer than Milford Sound and a surface area ten times larger with twisting arms. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.

There’s no direct road access, so the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. You’ll pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.

Once you arrive, you will board the Patea Explorer for a 3 hour (approximately) cruise on Doubtful Sound - a spectacular pristine fiord. During the cruise, your knowledgeable and friendly skipper or nature guide will share with you their passion for the region. They’re always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals, and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

The Southern Express, M.V. Sinbad, Mariner or Fiordland Navigator may replace the Patea Explorer if maintenance or schedules require.

Things you should know

You’ll cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
A highlight is the coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
Your Skipper or Nature Guide will let you know all about the region's unique flora and fauna
Doubtful Sound is in remote Fiordland, with no WIFI available, the perfect place to unplug and recharge

Head out chasing Kingfish in the Bay of Islands!
$749 NZD

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

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Northland
6 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Fish Bay of Islands

A chance to get out on the stunning far north waterways & chase some delicious fish for the dinner table! The crew from Fish Bay of Islands will put you on the fish with all the right gear, then the rest is up to you!!

Live baiting for Yellowtail Kingfish is one of Steve’s forte’s. Pound for pound these fish have to be one of the greatest fighting fish in the ocean.
When targeting Yellowtail Kingfish, Steve will initially hunt out patches of live bait amongst the inner islands. Anglers will now get their first taste of fishing. Here Sabiki Fly rigs are used on a rod and reel to catch Jack Mackerel or Slimey Mackerel

The novice angler will find Steve gives plenty of tuition while catching live bait – a great chance to become familiar with the procedure before doing battle with Kingies.
These small mackerel are held in the live bait tank with a constantly replenishing supply of seawater so that they remain as lively as possible to attract the true bounty, Yellowtail Kingfish.

It is then onto deeper waters where a combination of live bait, cut bait, jigs (lures) or even balloons may be used depending on weather and sea conditions, fish feeding patterns and any other influencing factors indicated on recent fishing expeditions.
Not only do the live bait attract Kingfish, they also tend to attract shark action for some added excitement at various times of the year.

 

12000ft Skydive for two over Queenstown!
$749 NZD

What better way to see NZ’s playground than by leaping out of a plane above it? Feel the rush of freefall before your jump master pulls the chord & you enjoy a scenic descent back down to earth!

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Queenstown
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: NZONE Skydive

We think everyone should jump out of a plane at least once in their lives. It's hard to describe the feeling, but you can imagine it, hanging out the side of a plane, attached to a highly experienced instructor and then simply falling away from the plane at up to 200kph. A truly bucket list experience.

It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 12,000ft into thin air. It takes courage.

Expect sensory overload as your mind, body and soul fight against every natural self-preserving urge. The challenge is immense. Harnessed by space age materials to a qualified Jumpmaster, you step out of that aircraft door and for up to  60 seconds freefall at 200 kph - terminal velocity!

After a 15 minute scenic flight to altitude, you will nudge towards the edge of the plane before being thrown out! Keep your head up, smile at your skydive photographer and take in the stunning surroundings. After an exhilarating freefall, you will experience a 4-5 minute parachute ride, floating safely back down to the skydive drop zone.

 

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Spending some time with the friendly & professional NZONE Skydive crew at their base was a good way for the Chuffed team to relax before taking the leap! It was easy to see why these guys are New Zealand's only tandem skydiving company to have won New Zealand's supreme tourism award.

Land on Fox Glacier, circle Mount Cook & drop in to check out the valleys in this epic Heli trip!
$749 NZD

Take off from Fox Village, land on Fox Glacier for a quick walk around before circling Mount Cook in the Heli!

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Fox Glacier
30 MInutes
Adults
Experience Provider: The Helicopter Line

Fox Glacier, is fed by four alpine glaciers and, at 13km, the longest of the West Coast glaciers.

You’ll land on a snowfield surrounded by the glacial formations at the top of the glacier. The return takes you past our highest peak, Aoraki/ Mt Cook, ‘the cloud piercer’ before returning to Fox Village. (Available from Fox Glacier only).

Highlights:

  • Land on the snow plains of Fox Glacier, get photos and soak in the snowfields.
  • Soar along the Southern Alps. Take in New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook before descending into the valleys below.

What's included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight.
  • Snow landing atop the Glacier.
  • Informative pilot commentary.
Helicopter flight over Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers with snow landing!
$749 NZD

Take off from Franz Josef Village to fly over the Franz Josef & Fox Glacier before making an epic snow landing!

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Franz Joseph
30 MInutes
Adults
Experience Provider: The Helicopter Line

From Franz Josef Village fly over both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, soaring first over the townships and then following the ice flow high up into the upper reaches.

Land in the snow at the head of one of the glaciers and survey the path the glacier has carved below you.

Highlights:

  • Experience both Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier in one trip!
  • Land on the snow plains of a Glacier, jump out and take it all in.
  • Admire views of the Southern Alps and soaring Mt Cook.

What's included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight.
  • Snow landing atop the Glacier.
  • Informative pilot commentary.

 

Private half day wine tour in Central Otago
$749 NZD

Half a day of touring boutique Wanaka & Central Otago wines & their makers, just for you Two!

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Wanaka
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Wanaka Wine Tours

Love Wine, but don’t have time to spend the whole day tasting delicious hand crafted wine? … But a half day… yes! Maybe you don’t like sharing your experience with others (apart from maybe 1 other). If this is the case, then this tour is perfect for you.

Spend half your day experiencing some of Wanaka and Central Otago’s amazing Boutique family owned vineyards. Your knowledgeable, friendly wine guide will talk you through these delicious wines and food, while also entertaining you with numerous stories and anecdotes.

Choose the timing that suits you and we’ll leave then. Let us know what varieties float your boat and we’ll make sure you’re completely satisfied by the end of the tour. From Pinot Noir, to Riesling and Pinot Gris, or perhaps a cool climate Chardonnay… You will be delighted and surprised at the vibrant complexity of these hand crafted wines.

Go on, do yourself and your taste buds a favour!

Half day Sanctuary Relaxation Therapy Package for Two
$749 NZD

Blissful 4 hour sanctuary therapy Package for two at Earth Energies Sanctuary

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Coromandel
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Earth Energies Sanctuary

Free your body, mind and spirit from the "outer noise" in this luxury private sanctum

All Earth Energies Therapies have the common theme of bringing you to an alpha or even deeper theta brainwave state, thus restoring balance essential for optimum relaxation, creativity, insight and mindfulness.

Rebalance with a half-day of deep relaxation therapies designed to bring your body and mind back into balance. You will have exclusive use of all therapy rooms and treatments, with a 4 hour personalised program designed to meet your needs. Enjoy our light refreshments of herbal tea and fruit platter between your treatments and finish up with a dark chocolate treat for grounding.
Bliss individual exclusive 4 hours from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sanctuary Relaxation Therapy Half Day for two includes:

  • Essential Oil Foot Soak
  • Zero Balance Body Treatment or Aromatouch Massage
  • Mini Secrets of the Skull Treatment
  • Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna with Chromotherapy
  • Floatation Therapy
  • Herbal teas, refreshments and finished with sweet treats.
Exclusive behind the scenes Marlborough Winery & Winemaker experience
$749 NZD

Get behind the scenes in New Zealand’s most famous winemaking region & make your own blend of wine to take home!

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Marlborough
5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Marlborough Tour Company

Go behind the scenes in a selected Marlborough winery to become a winemaker for the day… gaining an in-depth introduction to the art of viticulture and the winemaking process, and blending your very own bottle of Marlborough sauvignon blanc to take home.

Marlborough Tour Company’s exclusive Blend premium winemaker tour has been crafted as a hands-on winemaking experience in which you can blend and create your very own signature bottle of Marlborough sauvignon blanc to take home.

Your tour includes a guided tour of an organic vineyard and inside a working winery, during which your senior wine guide will explain the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.

You will then be guided through a wine blending session during which you can create and test blends to suit your palate, before creating your very own signature bottle of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Your tour finishes with a gourmet platter lunch and a guided tasting of the winery’s suite of wines

Wanaka Helicopter & Canyoning experience!
$749 NZD

Helicopter to the top & make your way through a series of waterfalls & native bush to the bottom of this incredible canyon near Wanaka!

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Wanaka
5 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Wild Wire Wanaka

Take on an epic half day of flying, abseiling & rappelling in an incredible canyon near Wanaka. With great views, and some stunning native bush sections, you are guaranteed an experience you will never forget!

You will get wet! Fly to the top in a Helicopter, then get up close and personal with the waterfall by abseiling/rappelling the upper section of Twin Falls canyon. You will learn abseil/ rappelling skills before descending 10 spectacular waterfalls. After exiting the upper canyon, you will walk back down to base feeling accomplished!

No previous abseiling or climbing experience is required, but good fitness is. Bring your sense of adventure and get ready for some fun!

Highlights:

  • Helicopter to the top!
  • Get up close and personal with Twin Falls
  • Abseil/rappel 10 beautiful waterfalls
  • Immerse yourself in native bush
  • Exceptional mountain and lake views
  • Awesome adventure

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

At Chuffed, we believe NZ is home to the Worlds most unique, and epic adventure experiences, and part of our mission is to share these with Kiwis. Wild Wire Wanaka certainly fits this description, tackling the worlds highest waterfall cable climb under the safe & experienced hands of guides who have experience in climbing all over the world, but have chosen our little splice of paradise to live and lead customers on epic adventures. Don't miss this spectacular & unique adventure experience!

 

Take on Three epic Hanmer Springs attractions!
$749 NZD

Simply the most epic day Hanmer has to offer!

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Hanmer Springs
4 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hanmer Springs Attractions

Three Epic Hanmer activities enjoyed back to back toback, what a great way to put a few ticks on that bucketlist!

Quad Biking: Plow through streams, mud, forest and over rocks – drive over just about every terrain Canterbury has to offer – all on a two-hour quad biking trip. Follow our expert guide on an exciting adventure ride through the scenic alpine backyard of Hanmer Springs. Our experienced guides will lead you on a fun and safe quad biking trip suitable for ages 16 and above. Even if you’ve never ridden before, our quad bikes are easy to get the hang of and you’ll be away in no time. The specially-designed track which winds through the rugged Hanmer Springs landscape will ensure non-stop thrills and enjoyment for the whole family.

Bungy: Take the plunge with an adrenaline-inducing Hanmer Springs Bungy! Experience the elation from a 35-metre freefall to the surging river below amidst stunning scenery at Canterbury’s only bungy site. Our friendly and professional staff will brief you on the different jump options available (including tandem), and our full-body and ankle harnesses provide extra safety for your leap from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge. Certificates and t-shirts are provided for completing your once-in-a-lifetime bungy adventure, with photos and video available to purchase so you can relive the experience again and again!

Jet Boat: Power through the spectacular Waiau River canyon with spins and thrills galore on this action-packed Hanmer Springs Jet Boat ride. Experience travelling across just centimetres of water and rotating through a 360-degree spin as your qualified and professional driver navigates you through narrow gorges and over white water rapids. A must-do activity suited to both adventure-seekers and families alike

Full day foodie experience & feast at Hapuku Kitchen Kaikoura
$749 NZD

A full day culinary journey, experiencing the very best cuisine utilising locally sourced & seasonal Kaikoura ingredients!

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Kaikoura
7 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Hapuku Kitchen

The Hapuku Kitchen Experience is an ever-changing feast, focused on using traditional cooking techniques such as fire and fermentation, which follows and celebrates the seasons. To ensure you’ll be cooking with only the freshest produce available, the menu is created the day prior, after Fiona has wandered through the garden.

The day begins with an introduction to the kitchen and the menu for the day. This is discussed over a cup of locally roasted coffee or a refreshing drink made from herbs and flowers from the garden. You’ll then embark on a journey around the Hapuku Kitchen property, foraging in the garden for fruit, vegetables and herbs. The extensive tour provides plenty of opportunity to discuss Hapuku Kitchen’s gardening philosophy with Fiona and her passion for ensuring the provenance of all the produce used. You’ll also have the chance to roll up your sleeves and plant something. Depending on the season this might involve sowing some seeds or planting vegetable seedlings, shrubs or possibly even a tree.

Once you have completed the harvest, collected the eggs, and fed the pigs and cows, you’ll return to the kitchen and as a group, prepare the various dishes that make up the menu. With help always at hand, you will learn many techniques and tricks on the creation of the dishes of the day.

To finish the day, simply relax and enjoy the feast accompanied with wine or beer from some of Fiona’s favourite Canterbury and Marlborough winemakers and brewers. Delicious home-made non-alcoholic beverages are also available, such as sparkling elderflower and cucumber.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

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

Experience Waiheke Island from the water, above the forest, on a plate & in the Sky!
$749 NZD

Enjoy all that Auckland’s most famous Island has to offer with this incredible full day package for two!

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Auckland
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Waiheke Wings

This day-long Waiheke Island package covers all of the awesome things Waiheke has to offer.

Hop on to a Ferry with Fullers 360 from downtown Auckland to Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island where you will be picked up by the Ecozip shuttle. After strapping in for three exciting zipline rides, you will be taken on a guided 30 minute bush walk back to the summit where a shuttle will take you to the airfield.

Experience flying like never before as you soar through the air in a Cessna 172 aircraft, the most famous aircraft ever built. Fly from the southern side of the Island to the eastern side, as you take off, you will start to be hypnotised by the spectacular coastlines that lie below you.

After these activities, you may be ready for lunch accompanied by a glass of wine or wine tasting at one of the top vineyards/restaurants on the Island. You can either relax at the vineyard or stroll down to one of the iconic beaches on the Island.

Finally, a ferry will take you back to Auckland at the end of the day.

That is an adventure, alright!

This package is an excellent way of getting away from the grind and noise of the city.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Waiheke Wings isn't the longest-running NZ tourism business out there, but it sure has made an impact on the industry & it's thousands of happy customers since its doors opened in 2018. Chris, owner/operator of Waiheke Wings & Auckland Seaplanes is a man with incredible passion, professionalism & a drive to make every single visitor experience exceptional, and he ensures his team are on the same page! Some of the Chuffed team have been fortunate enough to fly with Waiheke Wings, and can definitely vouch for the beauty this experience offers. Plus, when you land, you're right next door to awesome Batch winery, perfect! 

Drive a V8 Mustang around Highlands Motorsport Park
$749 NZD

Self-driven laps of Highlands Raceway with professional tuition

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Cromwell
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Highlands Motorsports Park

If you’ve ever wanted to find out what it’s like to experience a world-class, purpose built circuit then this is for you. With the sound of the V8 of the engine speeding across the track and the feel of each curve you take, this is the ultimate in self-drive experiences!

This is where you can experience the pure power and roar of a real V8 Muscle Car – a 5.0L V8, custom-built production-based race car.

With your very own professional driver to guide you through 7 adrenaline pumping laps, you’ll experience Highlands’ world-class circuit knowing you are in expert hands under safe supervision. So you can really find out what it’s like to drive Highlands – this action packed, purpose-built C track delivers a thrilling experience for all.

Full day of Foraging & Feasting in and around Wanaka!
$749 NZD

Taste Wanaka & surrounds with a delicious full Day Foodie Tour Experience

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Wanaka
8 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Forage & Feast

This full day immersive food adventure will see you explore some incredible food providers in Wanaka and Hawea taking you on a journey of the senses, combining a wild walk and commercial foraging with interactive food discovery sessions and grazing from morning to early afternoon, leaving you plenty of time to continue your food journey on your own or pack in more Wanaka activities.

From paddock to plate and everything in-between, you will be immersed in the stories of the local people who grow, produce and make our food. Hear from local foodies and sample their delights in a feast of the senses. This is an immersive experience with some light walking involved.

Forage & Feast is a celebration of food, and our food is a celebration of our people. Behind the local food, home-grown food, wild food and fresh food lie the unique stories of our people. Our mission is to share our local food stories with our guests -be they local or from far away shores.

Adventure Includes:
  • Full day food adventure with ample tastings of local food, produce and beverages

  • Seven food experiences

  • Lunch at a local venue utilizing ingredients  collected throughout the morning

  • Air-conditioned private transport

  • Water and refreshments onboard and onsite

  • Return pick-up from three designated Wanaka cafes

  • Tour runs from 9am-5.30pm and starts and ends at a local food destination. Pick-ups will be from 8.40am.

  • Ideal for small groups and special occasions

  • Choose to add on a five-course degustation, dinner and wine match using locally-produced ingredients. Perfect for a special occasion or the foodie fiend. Dinner is 6.30-9.30pm.

V8 Trike Ride around Mt Maunganui, Papamoa & Tauranga
$749 NZD

Cruise around Mt Maunganui, Tauranga & surrounds on a NZ built V8 Chevrolet powered trike

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Tauranga
3 Hours
Adults
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 some friends 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.

The ride begins with a drive around Mount Maunganui and along Mount Maunganui Main Beach, before heading to the city of Tauranga to see the beautiful waterfront and CBD.

Then we kick it up a notch, taking a fast drive up to the Minden Lookout in Te Puna, stopping to take in the panoramic views before heading across to McLaren Falls Park. We’ll take a short tiki tour around the park before continuing back with an exhilarating ride along the expressway for the full pedal to the metal experience.

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

 

Bay of Islands Coastal helicopter flight
$749 NZD

See the Bay of Islands from above with this scenic heli flight, including the famous Hole in the Rock!

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Northland
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Salt Air

The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal and island scenery in New Zealand so this helicopter scenic flight offers exceptional views of these beautiful islands leading to the infamous “Hole in the Rock”.

Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the stunning peninsula coastline to Cape Brett and it’s lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock.

This is an extended version of the Hole in the Rock flight adding in more of the remote coast line on the eastern side of the Cape Brett peninsula, and on the return extra views towards the Kerikeri inlet, over the Black Rocks, Waitangi and Paihia.

The return portion of the flight flys directly over the main islands of the area with birds eye views of their white sandy beaches, inviting turquoise waters and some of the luxurious private residences. Coming into land you will fly past the Paihia township. An exciting must do while in the Bay of Islands!

Take a one day Rock Climbing course near Raglan!
$749 NZD

Take your rock climbing to the next level with a full day course under professional guidance!

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Raglan
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Raglan Rock

Enjoy climbing indoors? Want to learn the next step and climb safely outdoors? Experience a full day’s sport lead climbing course with Raglan Rock!

Grab your climbing partner and learn the fundamentals of lead rock climbing on bolted sport routes, with some of New Zealand’s highest qualified instructors. They will have you lead climbing before you know it!

The course will cover:

  • Lead belaying
  • Quickdraw placement
  • Clipping methods
  • Safety considerations
  • How to lower and clean a route safely
  • Lots of climbing

Claim your ticket now and book yourself onto one of these awesome courses! Whether you are a beginner taking the next step, or a seasoned pro, that has perhaps had some time away and wants to sharpen up their skills before going alone once more, Raglan Rock has got you covered! Equipment, transport from the base in Raglan to the crag and back and FREE photos all included!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Raglan Rock were one of Chuffed's first partenrs and they have proved to be one of the most popular. People love discovering new places and experiences that are a little less known and off the well known tourist routes. And this definitely fits that bill! Plus it's an epic adventure.

 

12000 feet of the most scenic freefall you may ever encounter!
$749 NZD

Feel anticipation build as you don the gear & take to the skies before making the leap & enjoying a 12,000 foot Skydive over Wanaka

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Wanaka
1 hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Wanaka

Take on this epic 12,000 foot skydive over the beautiful Wanaka area. With up to 45 seconds of free fall you're sure to have plenty of time to adjust to the adrenaline & soak it all in.

Your skydive experience starts with a safety briefing at Skydive Wanaka's very own cabin of adventure!

Once you’ve checked in, you get to meet your skydiving instructor. Your instructor has many thousands of skydives under their belt and is ready to ensure you have the best skydive.

You take to the skies in an orange & white skydive plane – a Cessna Caravan, offering a comfortable, quick flight to altitude and maximum opportunity to take in the jaw-dropping views on the way up to your skydive altitude.

Move toward the plane’s now-open door, securely harnessed to your highly-qualified tandem skydiving instructor… pause on the edge, then… SENSORY OVERLOAD! You’re flying through the air at 200kph! You’re not falling – you’re flying and the view is truly INCREDIBLE. Your adrenalin is flowing as your senses try to process the intensity of the experience.

Your parachute activates. You enjoy the view as you float – exhilarated – toward the ground.

Your feet touch the earth. You’re safely back on the ground after a smooth landing at the Skydive Wanaka dropzone.

Take a moment to take in what you just did…

You just did something that makes no sense – you jumped out of a plane thousands of feet in the air. But now you understand why skydiving is so special, why it actually makes all sorts of sense.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Having done a few skydives in our time, the team at Chuffed agree the rush of jumping out of a plane is one of the most thrilling experiences you can do! Once you have done the hard work & taken the leap, all that is left to do is catch your breathe & soak it all in as you float back down to earth.

Skydive above Great Lake Taupo from 15,000ft!
$749 NZD

Take a thrilling leap of faith & enjoy freefalling & then floating back to earth from 15000ft above Lake Taupo

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Taupo
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Get ready for all the thrills with a skydive from 15,000 ft! Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride where you’ll see incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and on a clear sunny day, you’ll be able to see from coast-to-coast of the Central North Island – all the way from Mount Maunganui to Taranaki!

As you climb higher, the anticipation will start growing with each passing moment. Then it's time to open the plane doors and you will see just how majestic NZ looks like from above. Your tandem master will be seated right behind you and when he gives the signal….it’s time to jump!

You’ll jump into the skies and experience the craziest 1 minute of your life! Free falling for almost 60 seconds with speeds reach up to 200 km/hr – experiencing pure adrenaline-induced thrill. It’s going to be one unforgettable jump.

When it’s time, you’ll begin your journey back to earth, parachuting and taking in astonishing views of Taupo. You’ll then arrive at the drop zone, safe and sound, with your mind still trying to comprehend that you just jumped from 15,000 ft!

12,000 Foot Skydive over Tauranga
$749 NZD

12,000 foot Skydive over Bay of Plenty from Tauranga Airport

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Tauranga
1 hour
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Tauranga

One of the first things that comes to mind when you say bucket list - a Skydive! Take on this epic 12,000 Foot skydive over the stunning Tauranga area with views (if you're looking!) north up the Coromandel Peninsula, east as far as White Island, Mt Maunganui and Tauranga Harbour. As you get higher on the 25 minute scenic flight to your jumping altitude you'll even see as far as the Rotorua Lakes, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki.

There is 40 seconds of freefall when you jump from as high as 12,000 feet. The Team at Skydive Tauranga are an experienced and professional team and a constant sight in the air above Tauranga. Tristan the head instructor and jump master has over 5,000 jumps so you are in great hands. Operating at Tauranga Airport they are easy to find and well signposted.

When you make your booking you should also consider getting photos and videos with your jump. You can upgrade to this at the time of your booking.

Chuffed Comment: Tristan and his team at Skydive Tauranga were one of the first partners to sign up to be part of Chuffed, and being based in Tauranga like us, we constantly see their blue plane in the skies above the city. We also love their commitment to being carbon neutral by 2025 taking proactive steps now to reduce their carbon footprint by their business.

 

Skydive from 16500ft over the Bay of Islands!
$749 NZD

Take a thrilling leap of faith & enjoy freefalling & then floating back to earth from 16500ft above the Bay of Islands

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Northland
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Bay of Islands

First, you'll cruise up to 16,500ft and soak up scenery of all 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. The spectacular views of turquoise water, golden beaches and lush countryside are guaranteed to take your breath away.

You’ll sit on the edge of the plane, the anticipation will build as you prepare to exit and then jump! Reaching speeds of up to 200km per hour, experiencing the thrill of freefall is something you’ll never forget.

After an insane 70 seconds of freefall you’ll then float under canopy before landing back at the drop zone, or at an alternative landing area. You’ll be buzzing long after your feet touch the ground!

13000 foot Skydive with stunning West Auckland views
$749 NZD

Take the leap at 13000ft, enjoying 45 seconds of freefall before a beautiful float back to earth under the expert care & skills of your tandem jump master!

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Auckland
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Skydive Auckland

Ready to throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane?

Redefine freedom and escape reality at Skydive Auckland with a thrilling skydive from 13000 feet, thats 45 seconds of free fall!

Imagine the excitement of freefalling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. After freefall you will enjoy the serenity of a beautiful parachute ride and see stunning views in every direction. As soon as you are down, you will want to do it all over again!

With over 20 years in the industry, the Skydive Auckland team are committed to providing you with an exhilarating, fun and safe skydiving experience.

 

Get behind the wheel of a Radical SR3 & take on the Track at Highlands Raceway!
$749 NZD

Self-driven laps of Highlands Raceway with professional tuition

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Cromwell
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Highlands Motorsports Park

If you’ve ever wanted to find out what it’s like to experience a world-class, purpose built circuit then the Radical U-Drive is for you. Wind in your face, the sound of the engine speeding across the track and the feel of each curve you take, this is the ultimate in self-drive experiences – like driving in your own Le Mans!

The Radical SR3 is a lot like the Le Mans vehicles seen in endurance races and is hugely popular within the racing community. Featuring aerodynamic bodywork for increased downforce, reduced drag and racing slick tyres for ultimate cornering speed. Listen to the sound generated by this highly tuned four-cylinder racing engine as it accelerates down Pisa straight – it’s mind-blowing! Our cars are also fitted with a 6 speed paddle shift gearbox to complete the ultimate race car feel.

With your very own professional driver to guide you through 7 adrenaline pumping laps, you’ll experience Highlands’ world-class circuit knowing you are in expert hands under safe supervision. So you can really find out what it’s like to drive Highlands – this action packed, purpose-built C track delivers a thrilling experience for all.

Jetboat Sprints, Ultimate Offroad Ride and Clay Target Shooting at Oxbow Adventures Queenstown
$749 NZD

Jetboat Sprints, Ultimate Off Road Adventure and Clay Target Shooting. A truly adventurous morning.

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Queenstown
Allow 3 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Oxbow Adventure Co

Not satisfied until you’ve tried them all? Then this one is for you! Enjoy the buzz of flying around a custom-built Jet Sprint course, strap in for a ride in the one-of-a-kind Ultimate Off-Roader and go places no other vehicle in the world can go, then test your aim with Clay Target Shooting on a specially designed compact sporting field.

The 4-Seater Jet Sprint Boats carries Oxbow's professional driver and three passengers. They operate on a custom-built Jet Sprint course with a series of islands to navigate around. Accelerating at an incredible 0 to 100km in only 2.5 seconds, your expert Jet Sprint Boat driver will negotiate you around Oxbow's very own racetrack before you've had a moment to catch your breath.

The Ultimate Off-Roader is a 4-Seater, which carries our trained professional driver and three passengers. The off-roaders are 4WD, 4-wheel steer, and an extremely low centre of gravity, allowing them to practically go anywhere. You'll suit up in our off-roader kit, helmet and protective gear before strapping into the custom-designed vehicle for the off-road experience of a lifetime.

The custom-designed compact sporting field is equipped with eight automatic clay Target throwers to suit all abilities; it also includes the run-away rabbit across the ground (don't worry, it's not the real thing!).

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

You can't beat the surrounding mountain scenery and you certainly can't beat this off roading, jet boating & shooting adventure package for thrills and excitement. We know - we've done it! And it's very very good!

Float & Fly Fish
$749 NZD

Guided full day Rafting & Fly Fishing adventure

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Taihape
8 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: River Valley Ventures

Have you been dreaming about sneaking in a day of fishing on the river, but keep putting it off due to lack of inspiration or no time? Then join River Valley Adventures on the North Island's beautiful Rangitikei River. Imagine you are there, casting your line into likely looking spots, a healthy river teeming with life.

An Experienced raft guide will take you down the river and stop wherever you think looks best to cast your line. Even try some casting from the raft for those hard to get places.

The only sounds you will hear is the water rippling over your feet, the murmur of the river, and your fly going out ahead of you.

Included in the cost for a full day of fishing on the river (for up to three anglers) is a full picnic lunch/refreshments, a raft as your transportation downstream with one of our experienced rafting guides, a lifejacket, plus a wetsuit and helmet if required.

Full day High Country Horse Trek
$749 NZD

Guided full day Horse trek across Rangitikei Hill Country

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Taihape
6-8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: River Valley Ventures

A full day ride exploring the enchantment of the unique countryside this part of the world has to offer. You need to be comfortable in the saddle at all gaits over all-terrain to really enjoy this.

River Valley Stables operates at some of the highest elevations of any trekking operation in New Zealand; consequently, weather conditions can change quickly. This can alter our choice of trails used on any given day.

If the weather is looking okay, then the ride will be to the top of Pukeokahu (1000 metres above sea level), what we call a hill, but many would call a mountain. Many of the trails are steep; however, the views from the top are incredible – you will just have to take our word for it and check them out yourself!

The top of Pukeokahu is an excellent place for your lunch stop on a lovely summers day.

Group size will be small, and you will need to be a competent rider.  River Valley Stables guides will take special care to match you with a horse that you will enjoy.  Before the ride, you will be given instruction to feel competent riding freestyle and understanding our Natural Horsemanship techniques.

Massage Mud Wrap & Private Bathing
$749 NZD

Take a load off & unwind with a full body massage, mud wrap & private hot pool soak at the world famous Polynesian Spa Rotorua

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Rotorua
4 hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Polynesian Spa

This experience truly has it all for anyone looking to completely take a load off, unwind and reset.

Begin with a soak in the deluxe lake spa with lake views to warm up your muscles, soften your skin and relax your mind.

Then, head inside for a 60-minute massage, 60-minute mud wrap and a 30-minute soak in a private lake view mineral spa.

After all of that you are welcome to continue to relax in the relaxation room, complete with comfortable loungers and herbal teas.

In summary:

  • Deluxe Lake Spa hot mineral bathing
  • 60 min Aix Mud Wrap
  • 60 min Swedish Massage
  • Lake View 30 min Private Pool hot mineral bathing
  • Relaxation room after your therapy to continue unwinding in comfort with herbal teas
  • Allow 4 hours

All therapies include a soak in the Deluxe Lake Spa mineral pools beforehand to warm up the muscles, soften the skin and relax the mind.

To make the most of an indulgent retreat experience we recommend you allow at least 4 hours at Polynesian Spa to enjoy a hot mineral soak, your therapy and the relaxation lounge.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Polynesian Spa is the most well know of all the Rotorua geothermal hot pool spas and this package is absolute indulgence. How could we not have this in our packages because this has to be one of the most relaxing experiences you can have!

Private Sunset Sail
$749 NZD

Private sailing charter for you and that special someone on an epic yacht in the Bay of Islands

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Northland
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Vigilant Yacht Charters

Enjoy a relaxing evening sailing the harbours of the Bay on board Vigilant. Whether you are assisting with hoisting the sails or taking in the views with a glass of wine, this is a spectacular way to end any day in the Bay!

The fully equipped sailing yacht offers you the very best comfort and relaxation. This evening cruise is perfect for those who wish to experience the Bay of Islands at the most spectacular time of day.

Departing Russell wharf at 5.00 pm, you get to enjoy a couple of hours cruising. If you prefer to depart a bit earlier or later, this isn’t an issue. With the historic township of Russell and the Waitangi treaty grounds around us, it’s the perfect harbour to sail in.

You’re welcome to help man the helm, or hoist the sails. Unless you prefer to lounge in our giant beanbag with a glass of wine, a great option as well!

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

Helicopter Hole in the Rock Landing Flight
$749 NZD

Helicopter experience with a landing at the Hole in the Rock

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Northland
35 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Salt Air

For many years visitors have come to the Bay of Islands to venture through this top New Zealand icon the Hole in the Rock on boats, Salt Air have flown them over it thousands of times, and it has been admired by many for its unique appearance and history.

Now, with the formal blessing of Motu Kokako Ahuwhenua Trust, you can experience it up close and on foot, landing by helicopter on an exclusive helipad on top of the island.

Very few people in history, including Maori, have ever ventured on the island in this way before. Being surrounded by steep cliffs (over 150 metres high) and stunning scenery looking towards Cape Brett and its surrounds, this unique landing location will no doubt appeal to the adventurous.

The adventure of the scenic flight, exciting landing on the Hole in the Rock and cultural aspects will combine to reward youwith a thrilling and utterly unique New Zealand experience.

Full day of canyoning in the Coromandel hills!
$749 NZD

Sleeping God Canyon tour with waterfalls, abseiling, lunch & snacks in Coromandel

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Coromandel
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Canyonz
This is truly Canyoning, NZ style! Perhaps the biggest, most exciting and challenging adventure activity in New Zealand, located near Thames in the dramatic Kauaeranga valley on the Coromandel Peninsula.
It is an adventure of a lifetime and is something unforgettable.
The Sleeping God canyon tour is a vertical descent of over three hundred metres down a steep set of waterfalls involving abseils/rappels of up to 80 metres, exhilarating water slides and jumps as high as 14 metres into deep dark pools which are guaranteed to thrill the most intrepid explorer!

You will be challenged to do things that you may have never believed you would ever do, however, this does have the consequence of a positively mind blowing and unforgettable day out!

With professional canyoning guides and small groups, this is the ultimate canyoning experience and it doesn't get any better than this! The tour is aimed at people with a real taste for adventure and a good level of fitness (comparable to a day of hiking). Big jumps are optional, abseils/rappels are not.

The Journey

The journey starts at the bottom of the valley floor with a brief korero (talk) about the area history, including the pre-european and kauri logging history. Then the hikoi (walk) begins as we ascend to the top of the river and into the top of the canyon where the views are grand and the experience of what you are about to do finally hits you! We then put our gear on and start the descent after receiving safety instructions, an abseiling lesson and a traditional karakia (prayer) before dropping over the first 30 metre waterfall

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Canyonz were one of Chuffed's very first partner businesses. When we were launching Chuffed, it was smack in the middle of covid, and we wanted our platform to support the many Kiwi owned & operated businesses whose business had been cut at the knees by the pandemic. Wayne from Canyonz has a lifetime of experience in canyoning all over the world, and jumped at the opportunity to own his own Canyoning business operating in the Coromandel valleys out of Thames. This is not a mass tourism experience, this is an eductaional, fun & inspirational canyoning experience that you will never forget!

Full day of Wine touring in Central Otago
$749 NZD

Enjoy tastings at four unique locations around Central Otago, with a delicious lunch and platters enjoyed at locally renowned locations.

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Queenstown
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Altitude Tours

Within one hour from Queenstown lies Central Otago and its sub wine regions of Gibbston, Cromwell and Bannockburn, well known for top class wineries and award-winning wines, including Central Otago’s world-famous Pinot Noirs.

Join Altitude Tours on a full day food and wine tour and explore, taste and savour at four separate wine tasting experiences around Central Otago, with a delicious lunch and platters enjoyed at locally renowned locations. This day is designed for those who love and appreciate wine and the wine-making process, allowing them to venture further into the depths of Central Otago wine and its fascinating history.

Sample itinerary: Carrick, Te Kano, Bannockburn Hotel (lunch), Misha’s and The Church Tasting Room (Mt Edwards Wines and a cheese board).

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! 

 

Dart River Jet Boat & Funyak trip in Mt Aspiring National Park
$749 NZD

An hour of thrilling high-speed wilderness Jet Boating, followed by exploring & soaking in the Dart River & Mt Aspiring National Park in a Funyak, interrupted only by a sumptuous included Lunch.

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Queenstown
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Dart River Funyaks

Your Funyak journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride from Glenorchy up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience exciting 360 degree spins along the way as you marvel at the untouched beauty of this location, inaccessible by other means. Learn about Pounamu and the long-standing history of the area.

After your jet boat ride, you will travel back down stream with expert guides in unique Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) steering your way through pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Whakatipu. Explore channels and side-streams in this spectacular wilderness location and witness the native flora and fauna of the area.

Just when you think your Funyak journey is over, you will enjoy a packed lunch in the wilderness before heading home via 4 wheel drive coach to explore locations used in movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

This action-packed full day of exploration gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown to experience the natural, untouched wilderness New Zealand is so famous for. With free transport and only a 45 minute, breathtaking drive from Queenstown, what are you waiting for?

Please note that due to weather and our ever-changing wilderness environment, every trip is different and we can't always guarantee you will visit the same locations. This includes inside the chasm. The vistas are stunning everywhere you look so rest-assured you will always experience the beauty of this untouched paradise!

Your expert guide will teach you everything you need to know to use your own Funyak, no prior experience necessary. However you must obey all instructions and if our guides feel like you are struggling, they may decide to attach your Funyak to their Funyak to navigate the more difficult parts of the river. The safety of our customers is of utmost importance to us.

Private Gannet Safari Tour in a Range Rover from Napier
$749 NZD

Tour to Worlds largest mainland Gannet Colony in private Range Rover!

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Napier
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

Explore this untouched paradise for wildlife “ with over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat, as well as predator free space for kiwi birds and other rare birds to roam. An adventure in itself, you will safari in style and comfort over picturesque Cape Kidnappers Station traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, steep gullies and the most breathtaking views of Hawke's Bay and beyond.

When you want to experience a gannet safari on your terms, catered to your needs and requirements, then a Private Tour is the best option for you.

This Gannet Safari Private Tours offers an exclusive and personalised tour of the natural wonders and wildlife of Cape Kidnappers in beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

We will work together with you to create a private tour that helps you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience – into the heart of the largest most accessible Gannet colony in the world.

  Tour Highlights

  • A bespoke, tailor made gannet safari for you
  • Safari tour in a luxurious 4x4 Range Rover
  • Experience a personalised guided tour from coast to cape
  • Explore the largest most accessible Gannet colony in the world
  • Private tours can be booked anytime from sunrise to sunset
  • Exclusive 3-hour, 36-kilometre guided tour with private guide
  • Learn about the geology and history of Cape Kidnappers
  • Fascinating introduction to gannet colony from expert local guides
  • Over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat
  • Cultural storytelling and Māori legends
  • See a working farm in action including cows, sheep, and horses
  • Photo opportunities at points of interest
  • Breathtaking views of Hawke’s Bay, Mahia Peninsula and Mount Ruapehu
  • Panoramic lookouts towards the vast Pacific Ocean
  • Caters to all ages and fitness levels
  • Over 50 years of guiding experience
  • Add-on option to visit other Hawke’s Bay attractions
  • Tea/coffee provided
Ultimate Rotorua Pamper Package
$749 NZD

The total relaxation package including 60 minute aromatherapy massage, lunch and private lakefront hot pool soak.

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Rotorua
3 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Polynesian Spa

This is a full blown relaxation package at the Lakefront Polynesian Spa in Rotorua.

This gift experience includes:

  • 60 minute Aromatherapy Massage - This relaxing full body aromatherapy massage uses gentle rhythmic strokes focusing on the nervous and lymphatic systems, helping to slow a busy mind and unwind tension. Choice of six aromatherapy oil blends to: relax, de-stress or revive
  • Lunch with wine or juice from Polynesian Spa's 88RA Cafe
  • Private soak in a private lakefront hot pool

All therapies include a soak in the Deluxe Lake Spa mineral pools beforehand to warm up the muscles, soften the skin and relax the mind.

To make the most of an indulgent retreat experience we recommend you allow at least three hours at Polynesian Spa to enjoy a hot mineral soak, your therapy and the relaxation lounge.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Polynesian Spa is the most well know of all the Rotorua geothermal hot pool spas and this package is absolute indulgence. How could we not have this in our packages because this has to be one of the most relaxing experiences you can have!

Lost World Caving Adventure
$749 NZD

A phenomeneal underground caving adventure – one of the most epic adventures we know of in New Zealand

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Waikato
8 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Waitomo Adventures

Abseil 100m into the surreal Lost World. Descend slowly, suspended in the massive void. Mist-filtered light gives unreal qualities to the strange plants and formations. Then embark on an underworld trek and climb back through the majestic dry passages of the Mangapu cave system.

The abseil (rappel) descent takes around 20 minutes of the total 4 hours required.
Abseil slowly alongside your instructor who although on a separate rope provides information, reassurance ...and a backup safety tether.

Imagine free-hanging in this massive void…bouncing a bit & turning because of the sheer length of the rope. Look around into upper levels of the cave and giant spagatites (look like giant green hands growing out of the walls). Weird plants struggle to cling to the sheer walls and all the while the roar of the Mangapu river echoes up from caverns far below.

It feels like you’re descending into the bowels of some gigantic prehistoric beast…a sensory feast.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

It's one of those experiences that is uniquely Kiwi. Pioneered in the 1980's it has grown to be a activity synonymous with outdoor adventure in New Zealand. Most of the Chuffed team have done this experience and rate it very highly.

Discover Scuba Diving at the world famous Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve
$749 NZD

A fun day out at the Poor Knights Islands, including snorkeling, sightseeing & a scuba dive!

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Northland
4 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Dive Tutukaka

Diving the Poor Knights Marine Reserve is a truly special experience. Sitting 23 KMs off the coast of Tutukaka in Northland, these islands are a total Marine Reserve, a pending world heritage site and an internationally renowned icon in the diving world.

The Poor Knights are the best diving in NZ. The Poor Knights have been rated by Jacques Cousteau as in the top ten sites in the world. They are a complete marine reserve with literally thousands of fish, and hundreds of species. They are famous for their biodiversity.

The Islands are massive and have volcanic origins, which result in steep cliffs, arches, caves and swim-throughs both above and below the surface. The flora and fauna is totally unique and different to mainland NZ. They are the islands that time forgot. Middle Earth in the Middle of the Ocean.

Here's what you'll experience: You will head out for the hour long journey to the Poor Knights Islands and Marine Reserve, and once you are there you will have plenty of time for snorkelling, kayaking, drinking hot drinks, enjoying the fantastic scenery and lazing about in the sun! When it is time for your dive, one of the friendly and experienced Instructors will have a chat with you to explain some of the basic principles of diving – just enough for you to have a completely safe and fun time. You’ll get into the water together and do a couple of very basic skills to make sure you are completely comfortable. Then the two of you will go off on your exciting dive together to check out the amazing underwater world that is the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

High Country Quad Bike farm trip in Cardrona Valley
$749 NZD

High Country Quad Bike Tour on a farm in Cardrona Valley, bring the camera to capture epic images of the stunning southern surrounds.

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Wanaka
2 Hours
Adults
Experience Provider: Experience the Cardrona

Experience a truly unforgettable, adventure fueled journey into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley. You'll ride out with The Cardrona to discover the secrets of this unique alpine paradise, see historic gold mining relics of the past, high country sheep station action and views second to none.

After arriving at the private High Country Farm, you'll be introduced to your Yamaha 350cc, “Grizzly Ultramatic” Quad bike. Fully automatic gearing and 4WD capability provides rider safety and comfort (heated handle grips as well!). Whether you have never ridden a quad before or really want to go exploring the high country, this ride can be tailored to you!

This is the only operator offering quad bike tours in Wanaka, and the tour takes place on land only accessible via these tours, a fantastic way to get up to those amazing alpine vantage points, often only accessible by quad bike!

Your guides specialise in taking small groups only and can be very flexible with departure times. So what's stopping you!?

Three Days Exploring the Abel Tasman via Kayak & Water Taxi
$749 NZD

Explore the beautiful bays and beaches by kayak of the Abel Tasman National Park. At the end of you 3 day adventure a water taxi will return to back to civilization.

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Abel Tasman
3 days
Adults
Experience Provider: RnR Kayaks

This is a kayak and water taxi package that allows you to spend 3 days exploring the Abel Tasman National Park. Starting in Marahau, paddle North as far as Onetahuti over the following 2 days. At Onetahuti your kayak will be collected and you will hit the trail for a day and walk to Totaranui.  From Totaranui a water taxi will collect you and return you to Marahau.

A fantastic way to explore the best of Abel Tasman

Check in: 8.30am (or 10.30am & 12noon subject to availability)

Departs: Daily (Closed 1st May - 30th Sep)

Included: Kayak hire, gear, kayak retrieval, water taxi fares & safety briefing

Water taxi: 1 taxi ride

Kayaking time: Approx 4 hours each day

Walking time: Approx 4 hours (12.5km) (subject to tidal crossing)

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's most precious landscapes, and the low-impact nature of Kayaking makes this the perfect means to explore its stunning waters. Rohan & Rets from R & R Kayaks are born & bred locals here and have committed to delivering the best possible experience to their customers, while acknowledging & doing their best to preserve the stunning natural playground they are lucky to call their backyard! 

Grand circle helicopter flight over Queenstown
$749 NZD

Taking off from Queenstown Airport, you’ll fly over rivers, canyons &  ski fields before making an alpine landing high in the mountains

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Queenstown
30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: The Helicopter Line

Queenstown's beauty comes from the diverse landscapes of the Wakatipu Basin. Fly past the canyons of the Shotover River, the ski slopes of Coronet Peak, and rural retreats and villages that Queenstowners call home. Experience an alpine landing on a craggy mountain precipice and in winter; stand in snow as you take in the striking views.

High Country Horse Trek ending at the famous Cardrona Hotel
$749 NZD

Saddle up for a HIgh Country Horse Trek high in the Cardrona Valley, before tying your Steed up outside the Cardrona Pub & heading inside for a refreshment

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Queenstown
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Adults
Experience Provider: Experience the Cardrona

Mount up and begin the big hill climb which soon gives way to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of the Crown and Pisa ranges. The working Merino sheep farm land turns to rugged rock and tussock country as you climb higher to get that even better photo opportunity. Really feels like you are on top of the world in the middle of nowhere!

Descend to the Cardrona Hotel where you dismount & tie your horse to our hitching rail and enjoy a well earned beverage in the gorgeous garden bar. If you fancy a bit of a run heres your chance to cut loose! This ride offers many opportunities for a nice canter- the whole package!

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