What makes their tours unique is that they are guided and hosted by both Paula and Brian together (or other “couple” guides), and their normal maximum group size is just six guests (larger groups by arrangement – special interest groups, family groups). They use fully customised 4WD vehicles which are fitted out to a very high degree of comfort and features. They are also fully equipped to provide picnic morning and afternoon teas, and full service picnic lunches with NZ wine at special places away from the crowds.
Tours can feature guided walks to explore the diverse ecologies and landscapes. Wildsouth Discovery is fully licensed by the Department of Conservation to take guests on guided walks within national parks and scenic reserves. Operating along the lines of the luxury African safaris, tour guests retire to top accommodations with superb dining at the end of the day.
Where ever possible, they try and avoid the places where the tour coaches go and their knowledge of “secret” places and tracks makes their tours a little different from the normal routes. On all of their tours, they always try to find locations or trails that are less frequented, quiet, remote and beautiful.
“New Zealand is a pocket edition of the world” and Wildsouth Discovery is passionate about creating and personally guiding tailor-made, exclusive tours for discerning travellers wanting to get close to the unique nature and the diverse landscapes that Te Waipounamu - South Island has to offer.
With over twenty years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, tour guests will experience a magnificent journey and leave with stories that they'll treasure for a lifetime.
Suggested tours include:
- Day Safaris from Christchurch to Akaroa,
Arthur’s Pass and Kaikoura (also with Drive / Heli options
- Extended multi-day tours including the West Coast