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Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch)

Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) - Topdeck
Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) - Topdeck
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+8 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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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
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
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, transport and more.

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  • Southern Explorer (ex. Christchurch) reviewer 1
    Written on September 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Guide's were great. Most accomondation was great too, fox accommodation wasnt as high standard as rest. I joined 7 day south but apparently that is a tour that started in north, so joined a group who already knew one another. Little awkward and could see that it could be difficult for someone who is shy to enjoy it to full potential if they struggled to fit in with old group. Think it should be clearly stated on booking if it starts middle of other tour.
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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 3
    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 6
    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 7
    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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Videos

  • New Zealand: Why New Zealand?
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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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      About the countries

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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 space
      TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces 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 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 December 2017 the full payment of $869 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 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.
      Credit Cards
      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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