Great Explorations

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Trip Dates:

Jan 7-15

Jan 21-29

Feb 4-12

Feb 18-26

Mar 29-April 6


Custom trips available and can start any date. Call or email for details.


Jan 6-14

Feb 7-15

Feb 17-25

Feb 27-Mar 7




Trip Size:

8-16 participants

Total Days:

9 days/ 8 nights




Wilderness Lodge, Arthur's Pass

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier

Wilderness Lodge, Lake Moeraki

Edgewater Resort, Lake Wanaka

St Moritz, Queenstown


Land Cost (current year):
8+ pax-US $4250

4-5 pax - add US $800 pp


6-7 pax - add US $400 pp


Includes 8B/8L/7D

Single Supplement:
US $950

Trips by Destination

New Zealand, Hiking Luxe


The South Island of New Zealand is arguably the world’s most beautiful hiking destination and for good reason; the network of trails through mesmerizing scenery is unparalleled. Imagine snow-capped peaks, beautiful pristine lakes, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, fjords and more. This region is truly spectacular. This itinerary begins in Christchurch and explores Arthur’s Pass National Park, Lake Moeraki, Lake Wanaka and Queenstown. For this itinerary, you fly into Christchurch and out of Queenstown.



Wilderness Lodge, Arthur's Pass


The Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass is on a 6000 acre sheep farm and nature reserve surrounded by the mountains of Arthur’s Pass National Park. Owned by a family whose passion for conservation led them to reintroduce natural woodland and conserve the resident wildlife, its eco-credentials have won various awards.


Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef


This 5-star hotel is nestled in the lush bush with views of the natural environment at almost every turn. Located in Franz Josef, the retreat offers easy access to the many natural wonders of the South West World Heritage Area.

Wilderness Lodge, Lake Moeraki


A pristine natural paradise of rainforests, beaches, lakes and rivers in the heart of New Zealand’s South West World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu. Lake Moeraki is a dream destination for nature lovers and those wanting to experience the very best of wild New Zealand.




Edgewater Resort, Wanaka


This is the only resort directly on Lake Wanaka. There’s a cafe featuring a terrace with lake views, plus a restaurant, a spa and a sauna. Other amenities include tennis courts. Rippon Winery is a short walk by trail away.




St Moritz, Queenstown


Overlooking Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables mountains, this refined hotel boasts an elegant lake-view restaurant and a bar with regular live music, in addition to a chic lounge with a stone fireplace. Other amenities include a sauna and outdoor hot tubs.
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What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

What is included: Regular trip

  • Services of a minimum of two Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • Lodging as per final itinerary
  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners included
  • Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • Detailed map and cue sheets
  • All baggage transportation during the tour
  • Travelogue
  • Pre-departure Trip Planner with tips on what to bring and general information about traveling in New Zealand
  • All tips in hotels, restaurants etc.
    (excludes discretionary tips for

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247



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