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Christmas gifts for the explorer

by Elisa Parry

What to buy people that already have everything? Gift them a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We all have a friend or family member that is constantly planning their next trip – be it a hiking journey, or mountain bike adventure. So, when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for people that love the outdoors – simply gift them another epic experience. They could be off glamping, caving or kayaking, the opportunities are endless! Here are a few activities they’ll be bound to love.

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Wild coast mountain biking challenge

Helmets at the ready! Prepare to explore the most rugged parts of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. Hot tip? Keep an eye out for orcas as you take in the stunning seaside views.

Christmas gifts for the explorer

High ropes adventure course

Know someone who’d try surfing through the trees? Give them the chance to tackle the treetops with this challenging high rope course.

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Ultimate Waitomo Caves adventure

Hope you’re not afraid of heights! You’ll be abseiling into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave.

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Adventure quad biking on the West Coast  

Prepare to journey through rainforests, riverbeds, grasslands, sand and mud on this epic quadbike adventure! Explore the great outdoors taking in the incredible views of the Franz Josef glacier.

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Epic private Fiordland Adventure

This is the perfect gift for people who like to do a bit of, well, everything. Fish, fly and hike the Fiordland National Park in one day. Know someone who’s up for the challenge? Get gifting!

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Sea kayak hire half day for two 

Gift a couple the chance to set their own course and explore the natural wonders of the Kaikoura Peninsula by sea kayak. If they're lucky, they'll get to meet the locals!  

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Lake Wanaka guided kayaking and overnight camping trip

Looking for the ultimate weekend getaway? How does kayaking across Lake Wanaka and camping on one of the many islands sound? Make the most of your weekend with this action-packed adventure!

Christmas gifts for the explorer

Four-day mountain traverse and helicopter flight

When it comes to adventures, they don't get much more epic than think! Do you know someone who would be up for the challenge of a four-day hike to Mt Aspiring? They'll travel across glaciers, snowy peaks, alpine herbfields, steep bush covered ridges and finally walk out via the beautiful Matukituki Valley.

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