Southern Explorer

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4.5 Based on 20 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit Hokitika
  • Visit Lake Matheson
  • Stay in the scenic Franz Josef region
  • Scenic cruise on Milford Sound (including lunch)
The Southern Explorer trip starts and ends in Christchurch. It is an explorer tour that takes 7 days taking you through Christchurch, Queenstown and Fox Glacier in New Zealand. Southern Explorer is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This trip is a rollercoaster of adrenalin and unbelievable scenery. What will be your favourite memory? The blue ice of Fox Glacier, bungy jumping in Queenstown or maybe just sipping beers with your buddies in Christchurch? Best come find out!
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 20 reviews
  • Shania C
  • On Feb 24 2020
5 - Excellent
“Amazing trip great mixture of excitement and knowledge. I appreciate the amount of freedom also catered for, and never short for things to do the tour guides always have plenty of suggestions.”
  • Carmen J
  • On Feb 24 2020
4 - Very Good
Very Good
  • Joseph H
  • On Feb 18 2020
5 - Excellent
“Unlimited fun.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 17 2020
4 - Very Good
Very Good
  • Day 1 : Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier region via Hokitika
  • Day 2 : Franz Josef Glacier region to Queenstown
  • Day 3 : Queenstown
  • Day 4 : Queenstown including Milford Sound
  • Day 5 : Queenstown
  • Day 6 : Queenstown to Lake Ohau via Arrowtown
  • Day 7 : Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo
  • 1 night in a lodge
  • 5 nights in hostels
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • -Glacier Heli-hike excursion in Franz Josef Glacier region: from $485
    -Scenic flight over Franz Josef: from $185
    -Jet boating in Queenstown: from $129
    -Canyon swinging in Queenstown: from $199
    -Bungy jumping in Queenstown: from $164
    -Skydiving in Queenstown: from $299
    -Funyaking in Queenstown: from $299
    -Wilderness Jet adventure in Queenstown: from $209
    -Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River: from $199
Staff & Experts
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
  • Any international flights to/from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Southern Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 August 2021, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 63 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Southern Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Southern Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour follows COVID-19 protocols that fall in line with government regulations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and industry best practices.
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