Kia Ora, welcome to Wildsouth Discovery.

Explore New Zealand’s stunning South Island
with our Tailor-Made Personally Guided Tours

We are passionate locals who love sharing our magical world with our guests. It’s a place of dramatic scenic beauty that will electrify your senses and capture your heart: golden beaches, ancient forests, crystal-clear lakes, glaciers and majestic alpine landscapes.

As locals with over 27 years’ of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, we know this island intimately, and we can guarantee our discerning guests will experience a magnificent journey, and take away memories they will treasure for a lifetime.

Give us a call today on 03 332 3665 (within NZ), +64 3 332 3665 (Outside NZ) or email us using our contact form, outlining where you’d like to go, and some of the things you’d like to see and do, then let us do the rest. We can tailor the perfect trip to suit you and your fellow travellers, in style and comfort.

Wildsouth Discovery Guided Experiences

Private Tours and Luxpeditions

At Wildsouth Discovery, we do  offer some “off-the shelf” tours but mostly, we design “Tailored Journeys.”

Join us on a journey of explorationdiscovery and inspiration through the South Island of New Zealand. The custom tours that we offer are private, completely personalized and created for the discerning traveller who expects a high level of luxury, service and attention to detail.

We are passionate about creating and personally guiding exclusive, tailor made tours. Our emphasis is always on quality for visitors wanting that “extra something”, and a memorable and wonderful stay.

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Customised Tours in South Island

Create a unique custom designed tour tailored to your travel needs, and explore the stunning South Island for as short or as long as you desire.
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9 day Tour

Take a nine-day nature and wilderness expedition, and explore the hidden gems of New Zealand's magnificent South Island
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Akaroa Day Tour

Your tour will take you in comfort over the high summit route on the edge of a volcanic crater, and much more
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Arthur's Pass Day Tour

Travel across the Canterbury Plains to where the landscape merges with the spectacular Southern Alps, and beautiful mountain ranges.
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Kaikoura Heli-Day Tour

Kaikoura – where the magnificent snow-capped, forest-clad mountains meet the Pacific Ocean – is one of the best places in the world for year-round whale-watching. With Wildsouth Discovery, you’ll experience it all in style
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Journeys, expeditions and safaris

• Would you like to experience a special kind of vacation with a boutique tour operator?

• Would you enjoy travelling on an exclusive private tour?

• Do you enjoy doing gentle guided walks?

• Do comfort, fun, exploring, discovering and learning appeal to you while travelling?

• Do you find first-class service, superb food and exquisite accommodations very desirable?

• Are you interested in history, geology, wildlife, ancient pristine landscapes or perhaps just magnificent scenery?

• Do you enjoy getting ‘off the beaten track’?

If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then perhaps you should join one of our Companion Luxpeditions!

Picnics and a touch of elegance

It’s an unforgettable moment when you round a corner to a remote and beautiful location, and stop for a delicious picnic morning tea, a picnic lunch or a picnic stop for a glass (or two) of NZ wine and cheese.

Whether it is a bush morning tea with a stunning view, a relaxed picnic stop in a secluded spot or a private celebratory lunch looking out at a mountain, there’s just something special about eating al fresco.

Going the extra mile and offering guests the special delight of a picnic experience in our varied outdoors is one of the hallmarks of what Wildsouth Discovery prides itself on… definitely something to consider before you book your next trip.

We strive to create unique, lifelong memories for each and every guest that travels with us.

By tapping into our broad experience and our deep knowledge of the South Island’s unparalleled beauty, heritage and culture, we ensure everyone gets the most from every moment of their tailor-made and personally-guided journey.


Creating lifelong memories through unique travelling experiences


Sharing our experience and knowledge with guests to explore and discover South Island’s beauty, heritage, and culture


Providing exclusive companion luxpeditions through our customised, personally guided tours

In 2009, Brian was nominated as one of 3 finalists for the 2009 ITOC (Inbound Tour Operator’s Council) – Operator of the Year Award. The award recognises New Zealand tourism operators who offer outstanding tourism experiences for inbound travellers, and are selected by leading inbound operators based on feedback they receive directly from international clients.

In recognition of the professionalism, level of service and the quality of the tours that was provided, Brian was nominated as one of three finalists in the prestigious New Zealand ITOC Tourism Awards – 2009 Operator of the Year.
We are extremely proud to be featured in Frommer’s travel guide – Frommer’s New Zealand, and listed in the 2019 Fodor’s travel book – Fodor’s Essential New Zealand. Click the logos below to view our listings.

Book your journey of a lifetime

Fill out our form or contact us for more information in helping book your magical guided South Island tour of New Zealand, completely customised to suit you.

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