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Alpine Fault Tours Exposed

70 Main Road, Whataroa 7857, New Zealand
+64 800 556 244
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Awesome NZ geo tour

This is a great tour, to stand across and learn about a tectonic plate boundary was a highlight of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gambrill2018
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
FANTASIC A++++ TOUR !!!

Drove by and saw the tour sign and my sister and I decided to drop in and see if there were any... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
ashleyip92
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Toronto, Canada
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70 Main Road, Whataroa 7857, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great tour, to stand across and learn about a tectonic plate boundary was a highlight of the South Island trip. Tour guide Elisabeth is brilliant and clearly and easily described all that is happening in this area's beautiful geological arena. I am...More

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Elisabeth F, Front Office Manager at Alpine Fault Tours Exposed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Drove by and saw the tour sign and my sister and I decided to drop in and see if there were any available tour starting, met Elizabeth and even though I didn't booked a tour and came in last minute, she was happy to take...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you want to do something with Wow factor away from the tourist crowds then stop in Whataroa. Our family loved this 2 hour tour. Elisabeth was a wonderful guide and we had a fun afternoon learning about the awesome forces that lie beneath the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We did this tour with our two young children (2 and half and 9 months old). It was a fantastic morning - really interesting and a great privilege to be able to see the fault line up close. Elizabeth was a brilliant guide and really...More

Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Alpine Fault Tours Exposed is extremely interesting and is a tour that should not be missed when visiting Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier. So many people flock to the glaciers themselves that they miss this unique opportunity to stand on two tectonic plates...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

There aren't many places in the world where you can touch two tectonic plates at the same time! I came with a university group of geologists on a pilgrimage to see the world-famous Alpine Fault and it was all we hoped for. Elizabeth was a...More

Thank HJTrocks
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This tour was so cool. Elizabeth was a really knowledgable guide. And the fault outcrop was incredible, a plate boundary fault you can put your finger on!!! The geology of the whole area is so interesting, but the exposure of the fault zone is world...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Both my fiancee and myself are geophysics PhDs and we'd been recommended to visit this site by a friend at the University of Otago. The outcrop of the fault is fantastic, unique geologic feature and accessible to most (if you don't mind getting your feet...More

Thank Martin P
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Alpine Fault has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to New Zealand in the near future. Very exciting and informative tour with well-informed guides, Gray and Vickie. They accommodated our group of 3 when we missed the morning tour. We did this as a...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Gray and Vicky are knowledgeable and have developed a very interesting and unique tour. It's very rare that you can see an active faultline (before it ruptures) and learn about the science community's drilling programme to advance their knowledge of plate tectonics. Seismic and other...More

1  Thank Peter M
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Hi People of all ages and fitness levels have visited the Alpine Fault. Plenty of time is allowed for visitors to make their way at their own pace.
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