Pure Exploration is a family-run small business in the heart of Te Waipounamu (Māori) or the South Island of New Zealand, where the Southern Alps run along the island’s entire length. We are based in Queenstown, a world-famous resort town, putting our operations strategically in the center of the country’s global adventure tourism industry. The scale of our business allows us to fulfill our promise of tailoring every program according to the interests and needs of travelers. Throughout the years of providing services, we ensure quality and authenticity - values that the founders of Pure Exploration work around on.
We function under a parent company that specializes in outdoors activity and expedition gear. Our partnership with them helps us provide complete infrastructure, resources, and oversight necessary for a more unique, enriching experience. We do not offer a lot of programs, but we guarantee action-packed itineraries through our NZ Summer Explorer (75 days), NZ Winter Explorer (75 days), and Adventure Guide Leadership (90 days) programs. These encompass educational and development experiences within a vast array of environments and activities. The focus of our programs is building community and social relationships as well as independence and responsibility.