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The Southern Alps by 4WD with Mark 1 - 2 day / 3 nights with Mark




The honour of sharing the Southern Alps with its vast valleys, rivers and ever changing moods? Well, you can hardly call it a job", Mark's response when asked to described his work. Mark was born and raised on a sheep, deer and crop farm in the Canterbury region outside Christchurch. He began experiencing the Southern Alps and Canterbury high country as a child on family 'Sunday drives'. These turned into more "manly" adventures as a teenager when he and his father went on hiking and four-wheel-drive trips, sometimes staying overnight in old Musterer's huts in the middle of nowhere. "But the stars kept you company at night".

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

One Day Option:

  • Pick up from your central Christchurch accommodation.
  • Private four-wheel drive safari deep into the Canterbury high country
  • A photographers dream
  • Off the beaten track beauty where humans rarely travel
  • Learn the history and colourful stories of those who pioneered and have lived in the region
  • Opportunity for bird viewing
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, picnic-style by a lake, at a scenic spot or musterer'ss hut
  • Two significant Lord of the Rings sites; Edoras and Helm's Deep
  • Endlessly changing views of the Southern Alps, hanging glaciers, valleys and braided rivers
  • Return to your central Christchurch accommodation at approximately 5:30pm

Two Day Option:

  • Same as above with the added bonus of staying amongst the Southern Alps overnight at a high country sheep ranch.
  • Additional time for more four-wheel-drive exploration and hikes
  • Includes dinner and breakfast
  • Return to your central Christchurch accommodation late afternoon on day two.

Pricing and Inclusions

Pricing for one day option
$998.00 NZD based on two passengers
Includes guiding, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Pricing for two day option
$2,248.00 NZD based on two passengers
Includes guiding, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, dinner, breakfast and one night stay at high country sheep ranch.


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS (not included in tour price)

Huntley HouseLuxury Option

Huntley House, a magnificent historic homestead that has emerged from almost two years of restoration as a stunning boutique hotel. Built in 1876, it is nestled in serene, park-like grounds, centrally located and consists of 17 rooms, including one and two bedroom suites. An elegantly grand yet casual atmosphere prevails. Breakfast is included in tariff.

Orari B&B – Standard Option

Orari was built in 1893 for Annie Macdonald, widow of WK Macdonald of Orari Station - one of Canterbury's largest early landholdings. Orari has recently been restored and refurbished to offer heritage bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Christchurch. Orari is situated directly opposite Christchurch's new art gallery, within easy walking distance of cafes, the Arts Centre, the botanic gardens, museum, Hagley Park and golf course.




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Colwyn - Bay of Islands Exploration with Colwyn

Melissa - Maori art and culture with Melissa

Dee and Mike - Hauraki Gulf Cruising with Dee and Mike

Chad - Hauraki Gulf Cruising with Chad

Damian - Bush and Beaches with Damian - 2 Days / 3 Nights

Ben - It just has to be Ben!

Simon and Cath - Fishing and Fun with Simon and Cath 2 Days / 2 Nights

Geoff - Wine Indulgence with Geoff 1 Day / 2 Nights

Pete and Takutai - On the Water with Pete and Takutai - 1/1 1/2 & 2 Days / 2 Nights

Peg - Art and Design in Picton with Peg

Tony and Maree - The highlights of Christchurch with Tony and Marka

Mark - The Southern Alps by 4WD with Mark 1 - 2 day / 3 nights

Matt - West Coast Experience with Matt 3 Days / 2 Nights

Ron - Secrets of Fiordland

Brian - Wildlife Wonders with Brian 1-4 Days / 3 Nights






 
 
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