Action-packed gift ideas

by Elisa Parry

Have a special occasion coming up? Looking for a gift that goes above and beyond? Take your gift giving to the next level with an epic RedBalloon experience. Browse some of our latest and greatest action-packed activities on site from kayaking adventures to glamping getaways. There are so many wonderful places to explore throughout New Zealand. Whatever occasion you're celebrating, give a gift that gets your loved one out and about and living life to the max.

Action-packed gift ideas

Ruby Island luxury catamaran cruise and photo walk

This tour is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, not to mention it's a photographer’s dream! Let’s just say your Instagram will thank you. You’ll spend the day on a luxury yacht exploring Lake Wanaka before you enjoy the sights of Ruby Island. This is a great family day out with kids under 12 travelling free. 

Action-packed gift ideas

Learn to surf day tripper on the Tutukaka Coast

Now it’s a little less chilly, it’s time to brush up on your surfing skills. If you know someone who loves the water, gift them a surfing lesson on the Tutukaka Coast. They’ll be in for two extensive lessons, plus lunch is included. They’ll need it after a big day on the waves! 

Action-packed gift ideas

Jetpacking

Give the gift of flight this Christmas with a Jetpacking experience. Let your loved one channel their inner superhero as they fly across the water. Christmas gifts don’t get much more action-packed than this! 

Action-packed gift ideas

Bike the wineries tour

Exploring New Zealand’s wine region is a must and cruising along on bike is a great way to enjoy the area. This guided bike tour explores the wineries and cycle trails of the astonishing Gibbston Valley. You’ll stop for tastings at three local cellar doors as well as a delicious picnic lunch amongst the vines.

Action-packed gift ideas

Auckland harbour lunch cruise

So this experience is a little less action-packed, but it is still a great way to spend a day exploring Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Relax and take in the scenic views from the water on this harbour lunch cruise. Experience the City of Sails with your friendly skipper and crew, and enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch in a sheltered bay. 

Action-packed gift ideas

Lake Wanaka guided kayaking and overnight camping trip

Know someone with a passion for the outdoors? Gift them the ultimate adventure – a two-day kayaking trip on Lake Wanaka. You’ll get to spend a night camping on an island under the stars, it doesn’t get much better than that! 

Action-packed gift ideas

Queenstown ziplining and wine tour combo

Spend an action-packed morning taking on four amazing zipline experiences reaching speeds of up to 50kph followed by a relaxing afternoon exploring the Gibbston wine region - it's the best of both worlds and the perfect gift for those who love a good dose of adrenaline and a nice drop of wine! 

Action-packed gift ideas

Hells Gate reserve walk with a mud bath and sulphur spa

Start off your experience by walking through the Hells Gate geothermal reserve. You won't believe your eyes as you pass steaming fumaroles and pools of mud at boiling temperatures of over 100 degrees! After your walk, you can take a mud bath and cool off in the natural springs. 

Action-packed gift ideas

Queenstown Nevis catapult thriller

Looking for a gift for a thrill seeker? It doesn't get much more exciting than being launched 150m across the Nevis Valley at speeds of 100kph! This is an experience they'll never forget!

Action-packed gift ideas

Rotorua Adventure tour 

Need to tick all the adventure boxes? This day trip to Rotorua involves white water rafting, treetop walking, jetboating and many more hair-raising activities. Gift this to the adrenaline junkie in your life and they'll be grinning ear to ear.

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