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New Zealand Nature Explorer

A Small-Group Nature Adventure Amid the Scenic Splendors of the South Island
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Departure Return Notes
11/07/2016 11/07/2016 11/18/2016
12/05/2016 12/05/2016 12/16/2016
01/23/2017 01/23/2017 02/03/2017
03/24/2017 03/24/2017 04/04/2017
11/10/2017 11/10/2017 11/21/2017
12/04/2017 12/04/2017 12/15/2017
November 2016 - March 2017 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$9695 - $9895
Single Supp.: $2195
Deposit: $500

2017-2018 Pricing Note
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates for 2018 will be similar to 2016-2017 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-served basis. 2017-2018 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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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 is best experienced with smaller numbers of travelers.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
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, 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
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.
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Getting There & Getting Home
Please note that this trip begins and ends in two different cities. Arrive in Christchurch in time for a 7 pm orientation at the Hotel Montreal. 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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