About Us

Your very own private
New Zealand tour guides

Your local guides and hosts, Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair offer completely customized New Zealand South Island tours for those looking for an authentic, unique guided experience, yet still wanting to see the highlights and beauty of New Zealand’s South Island.

How we travel

We take pride in our deluxe, customised tour vehicles. All vehicles feature a high level of comfort, space and unique features that are fully compliant with New Zealand’s transport regulations as administered by New Zealand Transport Agency.

On board, we carry a full set of South island regional maps, binoculars, a selection of NZ reference books, bottled water, tissues, mints and nibbles. The vehicles carry first aid kits and fire extinguishers, and feature individual high backed seats with seat belts and air-conditioning. Luggage is carried separately in luggage trailers, we do not carry luggage in the cabin.

The rear of our vehicles are fitted with a cabinet which consists of a slide-out serving tray, refrigerator, drawers that hold mugs, wine glasses, drinking glasses, plates and cutlery.

For that something extra special, we serve delicious picnic morning and afternoon teas with New Zealand cookies, coffee and tea selection. We also serve New Zealand wine with NZ cheese, crackers and Paula’s homemade fruit pastes.

Vehicle safety and maintenance

Safety is paramount and one of the biggest safety components in the tours we provide are our vehicles. All of our vehicles are inspected constantly and are regularly serviced to meticulous standards by an independent certified mechanic.

We operate a “preventive maintenance” program, replacing any worn part with manufacturer’s original parts. The vehicles are also rigorously inspected every six months under the New Zealand Transport Agency legislation to ensure that they meet required safety standards. 


Over 27 years of experience creating
extraordinary and tailor-made tours

Wildsouth Discovery specialise in creating South Island tours that are extraordinary and tailor-made to the needs of the discerning traveller. Excelling in hand-crafted, privately guided tours, guests come with us for authentic interactions and exclusive adventures that are carefully designed to fulfil their South Island dreams.

Using our own fully customised tour vehicles, we are your own private guides and exclusivity, flexibility and your safety are of the utmost importance to us.

As locals, we will show you special places, favourite photo spots and the splendid isolation and serenity New Zealand’s South Island has to offer. Whether you travel as a couple, with family, with lifelong friends who share your inquisitiveness about the world, or whether you travel to mark a milestone in your life, you can expect to return from your journey spellbound at the beauty that New Zealand will bestow upon you.

Attention to detail, expertise in the provision of top service combined with our knowledge of the culture, wildlife and history ensure that our guests get to see and experience the South Island differently. This means you will create life-long memories and stories to share with family and friends.

Our travellers

Our travellers are typically retired or semi-retired, active and usually well-travelled people generally aged 40 and over who desire to have a truly New Zealand experience. The common characteristic though is that they all seek involvement in experiences that combine natural world viewing, soft adventure, New Zealand cuisine and top-notch comfort.

The guests that we guide and host travel as singles, couples, families, small groups travelling together or special interest groups. Some take our suggested tour options while others prefer to create their very own custom made tours designed to meet specific desires.

Please contact Wildsouth

Phone +64 (03) 332 3665, or fill out our booking form and we will be in touch shortly.

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