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Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours

4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1144
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It'll be your loss if you did'nt try this out!

My husband and I had opted for the Macetown tour. Ian was our guide for the day. The trip was truly... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2014
nurzahidah_md
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Singapore, Singapore
Amazing!!

This afternoon we did the Skippers Canyon Explored scenic tour and were treated to an amazing... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2014
Clare S
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Perth, Australia
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Southern Explorer is locally-owned business, focusing on quality, service and flexibility. Join our experienced local guides on 4WD scenic half day tour, guided walk, or overnight camping adventure into the high country areas of Skippers Canyon, Macetown, Arrowtown or Glenorchy. Travel along roads carved by hand from the steep canyon walls, drive into remote valleys through narrow gorges and view beautiful lakes to discover the history of these once bustling gold rush regions of old. Discover the history, explore the heritage and be amazed by the breath taking scenery. Visit our website for details and how to book on our specific day tours.
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13 Dec 2015
“Great bikes to hire.”
14 Sep 2015
“Fun”
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4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1144

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My husband and I had opted for the Macetown tour. Ian was our guide for the day. The trip was truly memorable. He brought us along steep mountain sides, through the rivers and up to Macetown in his 4WD. The ride was really bumpy, but...More

Thank nurzahidah_md
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This afternoon we did the Skippers Canyon Explored scenic tour and were treated to an amazing history lesson coupled with even more amazing scenery. Thanks Julie for your expert driving on pretty 'hairy' tracks/roads, your fantastic knowledge of the history of the area, for showing...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We really enjoyed our half-day trip with Julie to Macetown and back. She provided us with just the right quantity of information about the history and the surrounding landscape and had some funny anecdotes to tell. The picnic was perfect. We can only highly recommend...More

Thank Gertrud S
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Arrowtown is such a gorgeous place so driving further into the mountains only gets better. My husband and I took a camping trip to Macetown with our Kiwi host Adin. We were picked up at 3pm and proceeded off-road criss-crossing the rocky Arrow River and...More

Thank Aunnyronna
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We went on two half day trips to Paradise and Skippers Canyon with Fran as our guide. She is a true LOTR geek and showed us the filming sites for both LOTR and the Hobbit around Paradise and even shared some stories about meeting some...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Best half day trip we could have asked for. Adin was our guide, well versed in history, geology as well as funny and witty insight to the countryside. We did the half day Skippers Canyon tour. Drove us in his Range Rover through rivers, gullys...More

Thank Tracey M
A M, Owner at Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

Hi Tracey, thank you for the awesome review!. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with you and Bill. As for the fainting sheep, I think they must be a bit like Skippers Canyon, you have to see it to believe it!. I look...More

Reviewed 24 September 2013

A great morning spent going to skippers. It had snowed the day before and the scenery looked a picture. Aidens commentary was very informative, and we had a lot of stops to look and take photos.The picnic was great. Would advise anyone to do the...More

Thank Dallas R
A M, Owner at Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

Hi Charlie and Dallas, thanks for joining me to Skippers Canyon. Some say its more spectacular than Milford Sound. Having also guided at Milford Sound, I would say they are on par to being the 8th wonder of the world! It was great to see...More

Reviewed 15 September 2013

We had an awesome trip to Glenorchy and Paradise Valley with Adin which was filled with plenty of stunning photo opportunities, interesting stories and plenty of humour. It was a wonderful trip to see a part of New Zealand that we hadn't seen before, it...More

Thank Vivienne W
A M, Owner at Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

Hi Viv, thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It was fantastic to meet you and share a bit of our local knowledge. Its always fantastic to see kiwis exploring their own back yard. If you where blown away...More

Reviewed 20 May 2013

Visiting from UK, I'm not one for all the tourist hype, but Aidin & his trusty Defender 110 will not disappoint if you like 'off roading', wading rivers, a bit of 4x4 'rufty tufty', good midday picnic grub, in a mix with plenty of Kiwi...More

Thank Rob D
A M, Owner at Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thanks Rob for the great reveiw! Look forward to sharing another adventure with you soon. All the best.

Reviewed 25 April 2013

A group of four amateur prospectors were lured into an adventure to Macetown, with the promise of panning for gold, and we weren't disappointed. Our day began early, no wind and very few clouds. We were met at the Post Office and within minutes, we...More

1  Thank PerthLib
A M, Owner at Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As they say, gold is where you find it. Just lucky we know where to look! All best with future travels.

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