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Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch)

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Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) - Topdeck
Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) - Topdeck
Starts
Christchurch
+8 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
Age Range
18 to 39 year olds
Excellent
6 reviews

Highlights

  • Visit a region steeped in Maori myth
  • Discover the Fox Glacier ice paradise
  • Explore ethereal ice formations
  • Admire the Hollyford Valley
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch), you have a 7 day tour taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals.

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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 1
    Written on May 30, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the most amazing time on the 7 day Southern Explorer New Zealand! Tia and Leigh looked after us so well and made this trip an experience of a lifetime!! The itinerary is well thought out and features everything from beautiful scenic drives, night walks and superb photo opportunities to optional add on activities such as bungy jumps and skydives. This trip has something to offer for everyone and I could not think of a better way to explore New Zealand! Thanks Topdeck and thanks Tia & Leigh.... this trip was unforgettable and I will cherish the memories forever!
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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 2
    Written on March 9, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing South Island tour! Fabulous group and top deck guide and driver! Wish I'd done the north island with the tour too! Definitely recommend xx
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Thanks Kay, There is always a next time :) ~Topdeck
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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 3
    Written on December 28, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was great
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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 4
    Written on April 3, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 5
    Written on February 9, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a really good time. The group enviroment was friendly and not overwhelming or too childish. There was a good range of ages. I found the guides to be very fun and helpful. My only downfall is that the trip had to end
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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 6
    Written on July 21, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was an incredible experience for me and my sister. We enjoyed a lot and I must say this was the best tour I have had in ages. I will definitely book more tours with Topdeck in the future :)
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier
  • Day 2: Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  • Day 3: Queenstown
  • Day 4: Queenstown
  • Day 5: Queenstown to Fiordland
  • Day 6: Fiordland to Lake Ohau
  • Day 7: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • September 30, 2016

      What type of accommodation will you receive on this trip?

      You will use a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hotels, hostels, motels, cabins, an overnight boat and even a traditional Maori marae! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a four-share, same sex basis.

    • March 25, 2016

      What is the expected return time for the bus back to Christchurch? Where in Christchurch does the bus drop off the passengers at the end of the trip?

      There are two potential drop-off points for the end of the tour in Christchurch on July 28.

      1) Jailhouse Backpackers Hostel
      2) BreakFree on Cashel Hotel

      Both of these drop-offs will take place around 7:00pm, dependant on traffic and other conditions.

    • July 10, 2015

      Does this mean that you HAVE to be between the ages of 19-39 to book this tour? Can you be a bit older?

      The age limit on this trip is strictly for those aged 18-39 so unfortunately you will not be able to book if you fall outside that age range. Please see some other available options here http://www.tourradar.com/d/new-zealand#suitable=40

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      Location
      Start and end in Christchurch.
      Max group size
      36 is the maximum group size for Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch).
      Hold my seat
      TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold seats for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 42 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 March 2017 the full payment of $869 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 42 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $869 for Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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      The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,223 km.
      • Christchurch (New Zealand)
      • 212 km
      • Fox Glacier (New Zealand)
      • 205 km
      • Queenstown (New Zealand)
      • 85 km
      • Te Anau (New Zealand)
      • 28 km
      • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
      • 95 km
      • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
      • 95 km
      • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
      • 238 km
      • Lake Ohau (New Zealand)
      • 59 km
      • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
      • 206 km
      • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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