Join us on a journey of discovery of the beautiful highlights of the South Island of New Zealand – both popular and off the beaten track. Whether you are looking for a single day tour, or a multi day tour, we can tailor make a tour to suit you. Your personal guides are local, passionate, knowledgeable and friendly and look forward to providing a unique and amazing experience like no other.

Please consider the following day or multi day “suggested” tour itineraries. We can also include private helicopter excursions in many of our tours. Also available are a day safari to a Lord of the Rings site, tours for guests from Cruise Ships and fully custom made tours.

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 day tour from Christchurch. This absurdly beautiful drive around the edge of one of the original craters gives glorious views of the Canterbury Plains,…

    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. Cross the wide expanse of the Canterbury Plains. The Canterbury Plains are New Zealand's largest area of flat land,…

          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. Your local Wildsouth guides will show you the natural wonders and heritage of Te Wai Pounamu / South island. Walk through primaeval forests, along deserted beaches and view glaciers pushing into…

            Other tour options

            Cruise ship shore excursions, heli tours and a Lord of the Rings tour

            Shore excursion for Cruise Ship guests

            Cruise ship shore excursions These day safari tours are ideal for cruise ship guests docking in Akaroa or Lyttelton. Explore the beautiful Banks Peninsula, the historic French settlement of Akaroa and the Garden City of Christchurch.

            Helicopter and aircraft journeys

            Scenic aircraft flights with Wildsouth Discovery
            What better way to see the sights than combing your tour with a helicopter or aircraft flight?

            Take to the sky and fly on a thrilling, scenic flight. Aircraft and helicopter excursions allow you to enjoy brilliant panoramas and endless scenic vistas from these unique birds’-eye views.

            Would you like to…
            See epic scenery with a heli tour of New Zealand

            • Land on a glacier?
            • View whales from above?
            • Fly over Piopiotahi/Milford Sound?
            • Land on a mountain or beside a lake?
            • Fly to a winery?

            These are just some examples of what can be done and anything is possible with our bespoke, personalised heli tours.

            Lord of the Rings Tour

            Rohan Flag from Lord of the Rings
            Our Lord of the Rings day safari tour departs from Christchurch and is a dramatic backcountry experience with the high-country and distant Southern Alps.

            Prices for our day tours start at NZD $580.00 pp

            Prices for our multi-day tours start at NZD $1950.00 pp

            PLEASE NOTE: These tours are suggested options that Wildsouth Discovery offer. All of our tours are offered on an exclusive, private basis for single guests up to ten guests travelling together.