Where we come from makes the People; Where we are

“Travel far enough and you'll meet yourself”

Who is Pure Exploration

Pure Exploration is a small family run business. We are small enough to ensure we deliver on our promises and are able to maintain the flexibility to adapt every program we run to the travelers who are with us. The personal input, authenticity and quality of the creators of Pure Exploration is still maintained to this day.


Pure Explorations Parent Company is a technical outdoors expedition and activity outfitter. This partnership means we have the oversight, resources and infrastructure to deliver unique and meaningful programs normally well outside the resources and capabilities of other tour operators or adventure travel companies.


Based deep in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, in the world renowned resort town of Queenstown, we are at the epicenter of globally recognized adventure tourism industry and terrain. Queenstown offers a vibrant, social, spectacular backdrop to exploration throughout the south island and immersion into New Zealand's culture and history.


The owners and program directors are passionate world travelers and adventure enthusiasts, who have recognized that too many travelers are struggling with the skills, knowledge and confidence to explore deeper than superficial experiences provided on the established backpacker trails, and missing the satisfaction of taking the time to immerse themselves in the local community, culture and heritage. All with education and development along the way.