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How a 72 year old Granny became a Zipline freak!

A Christmas gift inspires a whole new world of adventures 18 months on…..
When Chuffed Gifts started , our goal was to inspire Kiwi’s to give better gifts. By gifting experiences rather than stuff, great gift giving can have a profound impact on people’s lives as they try new things, discover new places and in some instances achieve more than they thought possible.

And no one encapsulates this more than Carol Cotter-Payne a 72 year old granny from Awhitu on the Manakau Harbour.

Carol was the recipient of a Chuffed Gift for Christmas 2020 – a gift from her daughter – in law, with a challenge to try ziplining if she dared!

When Carol first contacted Chuffed to redeem her voucher she said “I’m 72 and getting challenged to try stuff outside my comfort zone”

So did Carol take up the challenge and step outside her comfort zone?

Of course she did, and promptly booked herself in for an adventure to Waiheke Island to take on Ecozip.


A Christmas Gift from her daughter in law has led Carol into a whole new world of adventure and a new “Zipline Granny” tee shirt


She had such a great adventure and surprised herself with her own capabilities that within 3 months she found herself travelling to Rotorua and taking on the premier zipline experience in New Zealand – Rotorua Canopy Tours.

“Honestly I think I have become a zipline freak in my old age, if I can persuade my husband I’d now like to go to Nelson and try canyoning“ said Carol after her visit to Rotorua.

Obviously Carol has been putting the word out that she would like another Chuffed Gift for her birthday and our beady gift packers spotted an order a few months later that was to be sent to Carol with a Happy Birthday note.

And the next thing we know…. we spotted this image online with her Chuffed Gift Tube at Corozip on the Coromandel Peninsula. Zipline Granny was at it again and embracing this whole new world of adventure.


Zipline Granny looking a little nervous at Rotorua Canopy Tours

About Chuffed Gifts

Chuffed Gifts is changing the way people give gifts in New Zealand. When people receive a Chuffed Gift they get to choose an experience they want to do anywhere in New Zealand. It’s a gift that can’t fail and will live long in the memory. Chuffed Gifts start from $99.

Gifts for Her
from $99 NZD

Gifts for Him
from $99 NZD

Gifts for Two
from $159 NZD

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This is our separate website where gift recipients can use their gifts.