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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
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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 package 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 and more.

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  • T
    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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  • P
    Written on December 28, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was great
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  • HT
    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

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  • Meals

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Questions & Answers

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    • December 1, 2016

      I'm looking at potentially doing the Southern Explorer Topdeck tour. However, I'm allergic to nuts, sesame, and legumes, and wanted to know if there would be access to hospitals nearby in case something happened. Is there access to a hospital on the tour?

      When you go to actually book just make sure you make us well aware of the situation again, so that we can pass the appropriate information on to the operator. The guide will be made aware and will see that your safety is of priority. The guide and driver will be aware of the closest medical facilities at any given time during your tour. We have had many people with allergies book tours with us. I hope this gives you some peace of mind.

    • December 1, 2016

      Is a travel insurance compulsory for this tour?

      We highly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance. By having a comprehensive coverage you do not need to worry about emergencies that can happen any time, any where, before or during your travels. Including the cost of your airfare, as well as your tour, ensures that you do not have to worry about any unforeseen situations such as having to rush home to a family member or having a tour changed or cancelled because of a natural disaster.

    • 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.

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    • Victoria
      "Work hard, play hard, be kind, travel, travel, travel some more.....oh and always try the local food..."

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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 8 June 2017 the full payment of $713 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 $713 for Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    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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