what we do
The specialists in escorted small group touring and exclusive travel experiences in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
We explore bite-size regions - with most journeys of approximately 10 days duration - to limit travel time and maximise the time spent enjoying the relaxed local connections that memories are made of.
We stay in superior boutique accommodation, with each property chosen specifically for its sense of place and personality.
We enjoy plenty of fabulous local food and wine along the way to give a real taste of the destinations we visit and the time to take it all in.
We provide the opportunity to make true connections with new people and places. We want you to take home lifelong memories and long-lasting friendships.
We leave a positive legacy with every journey. Each Explorations small group escorted journey includes a contribution to a local conservation project or philanthropic initiative, that gives back to the destinations visited.
Who we are
Outgoing and outdoorsy, Patrick has now turned his talents to building a fully escorted small group touring company that invites Kiwis and Aussies to get out and explore the amazing sights and unique travel experiences right on their door step. A keen hiker and a natural host, Patrick generously shares his local knowledge, insights and his genuine love for the destinations visited.
Well-travelled and well connected in the travel business, its true to say you are in safe hands whilst in the engaging company of one of the most experienced names in the New Zealand travel industry.
Supported by a team of talented travel specialists and a hand-picked (and personally road-tested) collection of suppliers, Patrick personally curates each Explorations journey to ensure the pace and places visited provide the perfect balance of gentle outdoor adventures, authentic local interactions, iconic sights and off-the-beaten track hidden gems.