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New Zealand - Unique Experiences & Wildlife

These lodges and adventures are in remote and stunning locations, enabling you to truly immerse yourself in the environment& scenery of New Zealand. Australia provides an array hiking options and cycle trails for you to explore. There are nine great walks in New Zealand including the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Milford Track, Tongariro Crossing, and Routeburn track. These tracks give you access to New Zealands back country to explore, stay in huts, and get up close and personal with some of the flora, amazing greenery and fauna of the country. You can choose to stay in very unique lodges, or travel in unique ways such as by rail, private helicopter, overnight sailing boat on the soundsand/or plane charters. Our most searched and selected unique experience & wildlife options are listed below. You can also refine your search by using the sub region list for more detailed information on each of our preferred accommodations and/or travel options to give you this once in a lifetime experience.

8 Day Ultimate Churchill Summer Adventure

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$4620

With 60,000 beluga whales filling the Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the pan ice, summer is the perfect time to visit Churchill. Let the experienced guides take you on a jet boat tour of the bay and river estuaries where you’ll see countless beluga whales.

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6 Day Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$5859

Prepare to be wowed! You will spend two full days on the Tundra tracking along the coastline and in our touring-permit zone of the Wildlife Management Area. Each day you’ll explore the amazing Hudson Bay coastline observing the majestic Polar Bear up close and personal. Along the way, look for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Camouflaged Ptarmigan and other wildlife. You’ll also have a Dog Mushing Experience (evening) and a Culture and Heritage Tour of historic Churchill, Manitoba. After your day’s adventures, you’ll return home to our cozy wood-fire heated log lodge, sumptuous local cuisine at our Lazy Bear Café, and your warm room with comfy beds and all the modern amenities.

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7 Day Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$4400

The Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure combines five days of unforgettable wildlife with the cozy comfort of the Lazy Bear Lodge.With 60,000 beluga whales filling the Hudson Bay and polar bears leaving the pan ice, July and August is the perfect time to visit Churchill. You will go on a jet boat tour where you will see countless beluga whales and visit the Prince of Wales Fort. Your Hudson Bay Coastal Tour will focus on going out to view polar bears in their summer environment on the rocks and swimming in the water. You can add on additional tours to kayak and snorkel with the beautiful beluga whales. On land, you will go on a summer Arctic Crawler™ tundra tour as well as a town and area tour to see the historic sites of Churchill. After the adventure, you can then wind down in the serenity of the Lazy Bear Lodge.Lazy Bear Expeditions offers the most unique summer Arctic adventure to view both the friendly beluga whales and the mighty polar bears.

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9 Day Arctic Safari

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$12995

The Arctic Safari takes place in Canada’s last remaining wilderness — from the great tundra plains known as The Barren Lands, through “The Land of Little Sticks” and finally down to the rugged Hudson Bay coastline, home of the mighty polar bears. The Arctic Safari is a wildlife encounter second to none, with endless photo opportunities and experiences. You’ll cover up to 20,000 square km of the wildest regions in the Arctic, home to wolves, caribou, moose, three species of bears (polar, black and grizzly), Arctic and colored fox, wolverine, beaver, pine marten and a myriad of bird life.

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7 Day Great Ice Bear Adventure

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$10995

The Great Ice Bear Adventure is undoubtedly the most diverse and holistic wildlife viewing package offered anywhere in the world for polar bears seekers. It combines three nights at the Dymond Lake Ecolodge, where many of the Arctic’s most famous residents are seen and photographed on foot, with a one-day Tundra Buggy® tour in Churchill. Great Ice Bear takes place during prime polar bear season in October and November, when polar bears congregate in large numbers on the coast of Hudson Bay as they wait for freeze-up and the beginning of their annual seal hunt. The population of Churchill skyrockets to approximately 2,500 at this time, but the remoteness of Dymond Lake Ecolodge will help you escape the crowds while experiencing the most unique and interactive polar bear experience anywhere. In addition to wildlife viewing at the Lodge, highlights include evening presentations by our specialist guides and often northern lights shows!

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6 Day North Seal River Eco-Adventure

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$7495

This tailor made package encompasses a full range of options to experience the North Seal River regions wildlife, flora and fauna, geologic attractions, history and activities.

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8 Day Birds, Bears & Belugas

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$11295

Birds, Bears and Belugas takes place at Seal River Heritage Lodge, and combines the thrill of swimming with beluga whales in July and August with the adventure of Churchill Wild’s signature “on the ground” polar bear walking safaris.

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9 Day Arctic Discovery

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$10995

The Arctic Discovery is your immersion into one of the planet’s last untameable wilderness areas: the Canadian Arctic. Your stay at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge — a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World — boasts unrivaled access to polar bears, their denning areas and coastal habitat. Similar to our Hudson Bay Odyssey (see video below), but with the addition of two days exploring the port of Churchill and kayaking with beluga whales, the diverse and abundant wildlife on this safari combined with untouched terrain, make the Arctic Discovery one of our most loved trips.

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6 Day Belugas, Bears & Blooms Enthusiast

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$4849

Experience summer in Canada’s North on an incredible wildlife adventure in Churchill, Manitoba. During July and August, thousands of beluga whales migrate into the Churchill River and the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful blooms. Enjoy the fresh summer air and dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean! Visit Churchill’s eclectic shops, enjoy local and regional cuisine, and learn about the culture and history of the area on a tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Get up close with playful and curious beluga whales on a boat tour in the river estuary. Then, explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a Tundra Buggy® excursion – you may even get to see the first of the summer polar bears!

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6 Day Churchill Town & Tundra Enthusiast

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$6499

This Churchill adventure, led by an Interpretive Guide, allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from a world-famous Tundra Buggy®, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of this unique Northern town. The hotel-based Churchill Town and Tundra Enthusiast includes full-day Tundra Buggy safaris in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area – where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay – but also has ample time spent in town, offering the opportunity to discover Churchill’s personality by exploring unique shops, family-run restaurants boasting delicious regional cuisine, and cultural museums that portray the historical importance of the area. This adventure is ideal for guests who want to experience the wondrous charm of the town of Churchill while also spending days in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, viewing Churchill’s incredible polar bears.

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8 Day Frontiers North’s Big Five Safari

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$6649

The Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega fauna that populate the beautiful province of Manitoba. The journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic centre of North America. From here, travel overland to the beautiful boreal forests and sloping meadows of Riding Mountain National Park, where you will take daily wildlife safaris in search of moose, black bears and bison. After enjoying the landscape of Manitoba’s southern plains, travel north to the tundra town of Churchill, where you will seek out polar bears and beluga whales. Board a Tundra Buggy® and travel overland into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bear populations are highest. Then float along the Churchill River with melodic beluga whales by boat.

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7 Day Tundra Buggy Lodge at Polar Bear Point Enthusiast

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$8499

Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy® Lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country, offers a unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside their window, and, on a clear night, the Northern Lights dance above, unhindered by town lights. The Lodge consists of two sleeping units, a lounge with Internet access and a dining unit where guests can share stories and enjoy delicious regional cuisine. Evenings at the Lodge include presentations from Polar Bears International representatives. Daily Tundra Buggy excursions, led by a knowledgeable guide, allow guests to explore the area beyond the Lodge and give plenty of photography opportunities.

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Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

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Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

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Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

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Coromandel

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

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Dunedin

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

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Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

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Marlborough

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Nelson

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

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Queenstown

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

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Rotorua

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

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Taupo

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

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wellington

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

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West Coast

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

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