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Top 10 adventures to try in 2023

Start planning some cool new adventures to beat the ‘back-at-work’ blues!  If your new year’s resolution is to get out there, try new things, and live a richer fuller like then look at these Chuffed-worthy experiences; and get excited about the things you can do this year, and the memories you’ll make that’ll last for years to come.

1. Go glacier heli skiing

Chuffed heli ski skiing experience gift present

Heli Skiing is the ultimate way to experience the thrill of skiing in the backcountry. With the help of a helicopter, you’ll be able to access untouched powdery slopes and experience the thrill of skiing down them. The stunning alpine vistas and remote wilderness will take your breath away. Heli skiing is an unforgettable adventure that will challenge and excite you. Book your heli skiing experience today and take your skiing to the next level!

Chuffed recommends:
The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
Fox Glacier Guiding

2. See dolphins up close

Chuffed dolphin experience gift present

Discover the wonder and grace of dolphins up close and personal by boat or kayak. Imagine paddling alongside these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, with the chance to watch their playful antics and learn about their behavior and lives. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to these intelligent and beautiful animals. Don’t miss out, book your dolphin boat or kayak tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Chuffed recommends:
Akaroa Dolphins
Encounter Kaikoura

3. Spot Kiwis in the wild

Chuffed kiwis wild experience gift present

Experience the thrill of kiwi spotting in their natural habitat. These unique birds are a symbol of New Zealand’s biodiversity and visiting them in the wild is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about their behavior and habitat. Observe the conservation efforts in action and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of preserving these endangered species. Don’t miss out, book your kiwi spotting adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Chuffed recommends:
Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Real NZ, Stewart Island 

4. Visit a regional or national park

Chuffed national parks experience gift present

Explore the natural beauty of New Zealand’s national parks and discover why they are a must-see destination. From majestic mountains to pristine beaches, these parks offer a wide range of outdoor activities suitable for everyone. Hike through ancient forests, spot rare wildlife, and experience the awe-inspiring landscapes that make New Zealand truly unique. Don’t miss out, book your national park visit today and experience the adventure of a lifetime.


Chuffed recommends:
Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
Real NZ, Milford Sound 

5. Try ziplining

Chuffed zipline ziplining experience gift present

Join the ziplining craze and discover why it’s taking the world by storm. Glide high in the air and take in breathtaking views while experiencing the thrill of flying. Suitable for all ages and a great way to bond with friends and family. Book your ziplining adventure today and experience the ultimate rush!


Chuffed recommends:
Canopy Tours, Rotorua
Ziptrek, Queenstown
Driving Creek, Coromandel
Christchurch Adventure Park
Ecozip, Waiheke Island

6. Plunge into canyoning

Chuffed canyoning experience gift present

Discover the thrill of canyoning and experience the ultimate outdoor adventure. Explore hidden gorges, jump into crystal clear pools, and challenge yourself with a combination of mountaineering, walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming. Book your canyoning excursion today and discover the ultimate way to experience the great outdoors!


Chuffed recommends:
Raglan Rock
Abel Tasman Canyons
Canyonz, Coromandel 

7. Cycle an e-bike trail

Chuffed e bike nature experience gift present

Discover the beauty of nature with an e-bike trail, the perfect way to explore the great outdoors. With the assistance of an electric bike, you can effortlessly ride through picturesque landscapes, discover hidden gems and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. An e-bike trail is perfect for those looking for an effortless and enjoyable way to explore nature. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a first-timer, book your e-bike nature trail today and experience the freedom and thrill of exploring the great outdoors.

Chuffed recommends:
Wildfinder, Wellington
Matawhero Wines And Experience, Gisborne
Riverside Adventures, Waikato

8. See the sun set on the water

Chuffed sunset sail kayak boat experience gift present

Watching a sunset on the water is an unforgettable experience that cannot be replicated on land. Whether by boat, yacht, catamaran or kayak, you will be able to witness the beauty of the sun setting over the horizon, creating an array of colors that will take your breath away. The tranquility of being on the water during this magical hour will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Book your sunset water tour today and experience the beauty of nature.

Chuffed recommends:
Raglan Boat Charters
Fiordland Historical Cruises
Auckland Sea Kayaks
Vigilant Yacht Charters, Bay of Islands

9. Have a Middle-Earth experience

Chuffed middle earth lord of the rings hobbit experience gift present

Experience the magic of Middle-earth and immerse yourself in the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by visiting iconic locations in New Zealand. Take a tour of Hobbiton, visit the Weta Workshop, and see where the films were shot. These tours will give you an inside look at the making of the movies, and you’ll be able to see the incredible attention to detail that went into bringing Middle-earth to life. Book your Middle-earth experience today and step into the world of fantasy and adventure.

Chuffed recommends:
Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata
Weta Workshop, Wellington
Weta Workshop Unleashed, Auckland

10. Head underground

Chuffed underground cave glow worm experience gift present

Explore the underground world and discover the hidden beauty of subterranean experiences. See the glow worms light up the cave ceilings, raft through the dark waters of underground rivers, or go canyoning and explore the mysterious depths of subterranean gorges. These experiences offer a unique perspective of the world and are an exciting way to challenge yourself. Book your subterranean adventure today and discover the hidden wonder of the underground.

Chuffed recommends:
Waitomo Adventures
Underworld Adventures, West Coast
Cave World Waitomo

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