Custom Tours

Private & Customized

Join us on a journey of exploration, discovery 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.

The process for creating a custom tour is simple:

See stunning scenery such as the Southern Alps covered in snow on your custom tour

Step One

Get in touch

Get in touch with us and let us know what sort of tour you’d like. Don’t worry if you have no idea what you are looking for, we’ll offer some recommendations and ask a few questions, and then create your customized itinerary.

Couple on a custom tour of the South Island of New Zealand

Step Two

Sort the details

Once you have our initial proposal, we’ll have a chat about the options in it and adjust everything right down to the fine details to ensure we have the perfect tour mapped out for you and your small group.

Couple on a custom NZ tour

Step Three

Confirm your tour

Once you have confirmed your tour with us we’ll get everything sorted and keep in touch with you leading up to your tour date, letting you know anything you might need to bring. Then you can relax and enjoy your tour with us!

Book your experience of a lifetime

Get in touch with us to start your amazing journey of New Zealand

Phone +64 (0)3 332 3665

Or fill out our booking form and we will be in touch shortly.

Sample Itineraries

Custom South Island Tours that we have created for previous tour guests

Map of the 11 day nature and wilderness guided NZ tour

    11 Day Nature & Wilderness Expedition

    This fully escorted, 11-day nature and wilderness tour of the South Island was custom made for a young man as a graduation present from his family. He wanted to experience some of the adventure and magical beauty of South Island…

    14 Day Nature and Adventure Tour Map

      14 Day Nature & Adventure Tour

      This fully escorted, 14-day nature and adventure tour of the South Island was a request for an extended trip for a family with two adolescent children who wanted to do a lot of varied exciting activities. We included a range…

      15 Day Scenic Tour of New Zealand

        15 Day Scenic Tour

        A tailor made 15 day scenic tour of the South Island of New Zealand for 4 people. This was a repeat trip for grandparents with other grandchildren, from Mexico. They wanted an extended tour starting and finishing in Christchurch and…

        Map of the 6 day nature and wilderness guided NZ tour

          6 Day Nature & Wilderness Expedition

          This fully escorted, 6-day nature and wilderness tour of the South Island was custom made for two people. This private South Island tour utilised the lovely Wilderness Lodges at Arthur’s Pass and Lake Moeraki and focused on walking and activities…

          Guided scenic tours to Milford Sound

            6 Day Scenic Nature Tour

            A tailor made 6 day scenic nature tour for 1 person. Explore the wonder of New Zealand's magnificent South Island on our New Zealand escorted tours. Your local guides, Brian and Paula, highlight the natural wonders and heritage of Te…

            Map of the 7 day scenic tour of NZ

              7 Day Scenic Tour

              A fully escorted, 7-day scenic tour of the South Island custom designed for a couple with limited time and who wanted to experience the wilderness area of the West Coast as well as Fox Glacier. They wanted to as much…

              Nature cruise at Akaroa

                Drive/Fly Day Safari with Nature Cruise

                A custom designed safari-style day tour with nature cruise. Our guests requested a totally private trip to experience the scenery and nature of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. This private Akaroa tour included high scenic drive, guided walks, a private guided…

                Safari style tours to Arthurs Pass National Park

                  Exclusive 6 Day Nature & Wilderness Expedition

                  An exclusive, tailor made 6 day nature and wilderness tour for 2 persons. This lovely couple wanted to explore West Coast, Haast Pass, and Queenstown and to see Milford Sound, before travelling on to Stewart Island. They wanted short walks…

                  Suggested Tours

                  Bespoke Guided Tours of the South Island

                  Day tours to beautiful Akaroa

                    Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Day Safari Tour

                    Travel over the beautiful Banks Peninsula to Akaroa via a high backroad summit route on this private Akaroa tour from Christchurch. This absurdly beautiful drive around the edge of one of the original craters gives glorious views of the Canterbury…

                    Tranz Alpine Train

                      Arthur’s Pass & Otira Gorge Day Safari Tour

                      Travel from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass on one of the world’s most famous train journeys, the TranzAlpine™ train on this day tour from Christchurch. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as…

                      See whales up close on a nature cruise in Kaikoura

                        Kaikoura Day Safari Tour

                        Explore the best of Kaikoura on this day tour from Christchurch. Enjoy the rural vistas of North Canterbury from the comfort of our deluxe mini-coach on the drive to Kaikoura. Explore the coastal town of Kaikoura, sandwiched between soaring forest-clad…

                        Ride the Tranz Alpine on the Southern Highlights Tour

                          Southern Highlights Tour

                          Travel from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass National Park on the TranzAlpine™ train, recognized as one of the world's great train journeys, on our 3 day private South Island tour. Cross the wide expanse of the Canterbury Plains - New Zealand's…

                          Lake Gunn on the road to Milford Sound on our scenic tours

                            Wildsouth Discovery Tour

                            Explore the wonder of New Zealand's magnificent South Island on our New Zealand guided tours. Your local Wildsouth guides will show you the natural wonders and heritage of Te Wai Pounamu / South island. Walk through primaeval forests, along deserted…