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“WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours

Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours - Private Day Tours
4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9351, New Zealand
64-3-4411144
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Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Arrowtown
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Owner description: 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.
Brighton, MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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“WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Had a great time with 4WD Southern Explorer. Adin was very personable, and shared many stories about the area. The SUV was spotless and very comfortable. I would highly recommend 4WD Southern Explorer to see all the beauful sights New Zealand has to offer!

Visited April 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Absolutely brilliant tour guides and very highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

We were in a large group and were keen for a day trip to Macetown, which requires a 4WD to access. These guys are highly experienced drivers, very professional, and have a great deal of knowledge about the area's history. They also know the best spots for gold panning and a few flecks were found. Great fun was had by all and I very highly recommend using this 4WD tour company.

Visited April 2011
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“Great trip; brilliant guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Roads in Skippers Canyon are not for the faint-hearted!! Sheer drops at every turn along gravel roads. The scenery was amazing. We set off in light rain but our guide (and chef!), Adin assured us that it would change - and it did! Several stops to take in the views - nearly filled the camera's memory card! Adin was both knowledgeable and humourous about the area, its history and the environment. Our ultimate destination was Skippers Village where Adin prepared tea, coffee and pikelets ( they are drop scones for any English readers).

If you only take one trip whilst in Arrowtown, this is the one. Our co-traveller, Neville, thoroughly recommended the trip to Macetown that he'd taken the previous day.

Visited January 2011
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