Schools and Early Childhood


Exploring New Zealand offer a number of different transport services for schools and educational purposes. See below for general information or look at an example of a specific service that we have provided as an Educational Orokonui Trip.

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Covid 2020 Update

Exploring New Zealand has now moved from Port Chalmers to a larger base Sawyers Bay base. During the cruise ship season we do tours for cruise ship passengers but this is uncertain for the coming season due to the covid situation.

From alert level 1 we will be running more or less normal charter services

Previously we did some work for schools but found that the bus wasn’t big enough. We now have a larger bus – It may still not always be big enough, but we should be able to handle any trips where a single class is involved.

I’m asking for consideration for trips where 37 or less adults/secondary aged children or 37 or less intermediate/primary aged children are involved.

We can certainly give the best price where this is the case, as it is generally an owner-driver situation.

We have a base in Queenstown so any trips to central Otago or the Southern lakes may be able to be accommodated at a far lower price than otherwise as driver accommodation will not be charged for.

One of our buses:

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Exploring New Zealand - Based in Port Chalmers
Address: 107 Hall Road, Port Chalmers, New Zealand.
Phone: 03 5521105, Fax: 64 3 442-2807
Cell: 0274126335
Skype name is: rutan668
Email: tour at exploring dot net dot nz