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New Zealand Nature Explorer

An Epic Small-Group Nature Adventure Amid the Scenic Splendors of the South Island
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Departure Return Notes
01/24/2015 01/24/2015 02/06/2015
03/09/2015 03/09/2015 03/22/2015
04/13/2015 04/13/2015 04/26/2015
11/04/2015 11/04/2015 11/17/2015
12/04/2015 12/04/2015 12/17/2015
01/23/2016 01/23/2016 02/05/2016
03/05/2016 03/05/2016 03/18/2016
Pricing
Jan - April 2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$9,895 - $10,095
Single Supp.: $1,495
Deposit: $500

2015-16 Pricing Note
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2015-2016 will be similar to 2014-2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-served basis. 2015-2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.
Location of Adventure
South Island, New Zealand
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our New Zealand ecotourism expedition is the limited group size, as nature travel is best experienced with smaller groups of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
Accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, bottled water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, permits and entrance fees, all taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate 
This trip involves several walks of approximately 1-2 miles each but can include longer hikes for those who desire. Many days involve long drives on winding roads over mountain passes at altitudes as high as 6,000 feet. We spend significant time on boats out on the open sea, where conditions may be rough. Guests prone to motion sickness may wish to take precautions. A nighttime kiwi-spotting walk will involve a boat ride followed by an approximately 1-mile night hike over slippery, uneven terrain with some steep inclines. Guests are advised to bring head lamps, with sufficient batteries, to illuminate the trail before them. Depending on how much time it takes to locate these elusive birds, it is possible that we will be walking in the dark for several hours.
Important Information About This Trip
The South Island of New Zealand is vast and varied, and we attempt to take in as much of this beautiful land as possible without rushing, from mountain passes to ocean fjords (some long drives are involved). Our Expedition Leader knows the land and its flora and fauna intimately as well as its less-visited sites.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Please note that this trip begins and ends in two different cities. Arrive in Christchurch in time for a 6 pm orientation at the George Hotel. For those travelers who wish to participate in the optional Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum tour, plan to arrive in Christchurch no later than 1:30 pm on Day 1.  You may depart Dunedin any time on the final day. We can serve you best if Natural Habitat Adventures’ Travel Desk makes these reservations for you, as they are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient and cost effective travel for you.

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