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  • Call +64 (0)3 332 3665

Deluxe personalised, private tours
in the South Island of New Zealand

Wildsouth Discovery offers a range of customized, bespoke tours for those looking for an unforgettable and more authentic type of experience.

 Discover the spectacular landscapes, our heritage and Maori culture, the friendly Kiwi people, the diverse ecologies, the unique flora and fauna and the beauty of South Island - a photographer’s dream!

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Companion Tours to Explore South Island

Wildsouth Discovery specialises in exclusive, privately guided small group tours in South Island. As one of the first NZ tour operators to offer “companion” touring, we are recognized for our many years of tour experience and expertise.

Our range of tours include day trips and multi-day tours, both “suggested” tours and tailor-made tours and we aim to give a truly personalised tour and intimate South Island experience.

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Private Multi-Day Tours in South Island

Our personally guided tours can include the West Coast, Queenstown, the Fiordland region, Marlborough, Nelson and Dunedin as well as other less frequented areas such as The Catlins and Karamea.

Highlights of your tour can include Arthur’s Pass, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Piopiotahi / Milford Sound, Aoraki / Mt Cook, Akaroa and Kaikoura. 

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Deluxe Touring for
the Discerning Traveller

We believe in consulting with guests and agents to design and guide bespoke, privately guided tours of New Zealand’s South Island. Over 24 years of guiding experience, vast knowledge and expertise allow us to make the most of guests’ time for their visit.

Our tours are for those who are inquisitive, discerning and well-travelled, and who desire to experience the real New Zealand.

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Luxury Safari Tours
Wilderness, Wildlife, Wine & Walks

Brian’s original concept was to offer tours like the luxury African safari tours -  take guests to explore the diverse landscapes and then have their guests retire to their deluxe accommodations at the end of the day with fine cuisine.

This is what Wildsouth Discovery now offers. Guests love stopping at a remote, scenic location and being served a NZ wine served with NZ cheeses and crackers!

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Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair
Wildsouth Proprietors
Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair

There is no country in the world quite like New Zealand.

We are not a big country, so small in area but with a wealth of natural beauty found hardly anywhere else. For those lucky enough to travel in New Zealand, it is the golden beaches, ancient forests, crystal clear lakes, majestic alps, glaciers and the thermal areas that catch our attention and hearts.

Everything anyone could ever dream of in one small area, New Zealand has it all - a pocket edition of the world!

Wildsouth Discovery is a specialist New Zealand tour company offering bespoke, exclusive tours and extraordinary service in South Island. We tailor individual tours considering all of your wishes and specialise in truly customised luxury tours with your own personal driver/guide and host/guide. 

Guests have described our tours as "companion tours"...

With a guide and host on each tour, we find with that with many of our guests that we take on tour, we develop a bond and feel more like we are taking friends around rather than tour clients. 

We do however make sure that everything proceeds effortlessly and we are also flexible with regard to our tour guests’ wishes and of course, New Zealand’s weather!  

Brian Lucas & Paula Sinclair, Wildsouth Discovery Ltd.

Exclusive, private and highly personalized South Island tours

The South Island tours we offer are private and highly personalized, created for the discerning traveller who expects...

  •  the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail,
  •  wishes to experience the nature and wilderness of South Island,
  • and desires first class accommodations. 

Our emphasis is always on quality and offers excellent value for money for persons wanting that “extra something” and a memorable and wonderful stay.

We are passionate about creating and personally guiding tailor-made exclusive South Island tours for those travellers wanting to get close to the unique nature and the diverse landscapes that Te Waipounamu – South Island has to offer. 

For our tours, we use our fully customised tour vehicles which are fitted out to a very high degree of comfort and features.

Our tours are run like safaris - explore and enjoy the natural and scenic diversity and then retire to delightful accommodations with splendid food at the end of the day.

With over twenty-four years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, we can ensure that our tour guests will experience a magnificent journey and leave with stories that they'll treasure for a lifetime.

So you want to self drive?

We believe in service and luxury, and it is about...

  • attention to detail,
  • dealing with experts in their profession,
  • a seamless travel experience, and
  • understanding and appreciating the value of your precious time

We are totally passionate about our country and go out of our way to help with any request while travelling. Wildsouth Discovery provides you with the opportunity to a superb travel experience that you will never forget.

Allow us to craft an incredible and exclusive expedition for you.

Ka kite ano (see you later)