Discover Remote Alpine & High Country with Private Discovery Tours.
Small group guided tour specialists for Queenstown, Glenorchy, Catlins and Milford Sound.
Explore one of the most geographically diverse regions of New Zealand on a small, personal wildlife and scenic tour.
Visit LOTR movie locations in the Paradise Valley, take a Private Day Tour to Milford Sound see an authentic High Country Station, the wild coastline of the Catlins, rugged mountains, deep glacial lakes, crystal clear streams and secret valleys.
Luxury 4WD vehicles make remote country easily and comfortably accessible
Small group of limited numbers ensures your personal attention and service
Pick ups from your accommodation means you leave all the driving to us.
South Island guided tour options
(rates quoted in NZ$, subject to change)
Paradise Discovery Tour
You know what it is like to be in the " front row" at the movies, that is where we take you to the front row looking into Isengard. Exclusive access gives us this incredible position accessed by 4WD or walk, picnic lunch (or cafe lunch) overlooking Diamond Lake then explore further secrets in the Paradise Valley, the Hobbit set location, bush walks through ancient beech forest and visit a large scale High Country Station. Prices: Adult: NZ$ 395, Child NZ $205. Includes lunch & refreshments.
High Country Discovery Tour
Travelling by 4WD, this half-day tour includes exclusive access to a remote high country station near Glenorchy. Here you can immerse yourself in the scenery filmed for Lord of the Rings and enjoy bush walks, hiking, birdlife and views of glacier-capped Mount Earnslaw, Mount Alfred and the Rees and Dart Rivers. Prices: Adult: NZ$ 195 or (Group of 4 adults NZ $180), Child: NZ$ 98.
Catlins Discovery Tour
For keen photographers and wildlife watchers, this one-day tour from Queenstown offers a wonderfully diverse experience. Discover the untamed Catlins coast, learn about its history, walk along uncrowded beaches pounded by wild surf and view rare native birdlife, sea lions, fur seals and penguins in their rugged and natural habitat. Prices: Adults from NZ $350, minimum 4 people, $485pp for 2 Adults Includes lunch & refreshments.
Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour
Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour
Take the narrow road through the rugged historic landscape of Skippers Canyon, a road carved from rock cliffs and terraces. The Shotover River was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world, now only gold mining relics remain to tell the stories of hardship experienced in this unique environment. Step back into a bygone era as you view historic buildings, hear the amazing stories, feel and appreciate the encounters of men driven by riches. Prices: Adult NZ $155, Child NZ $80. Half day departs 2pm.
Routeburn Valley Walk
Experience the world acclaimed Routeburn Track on a day walk to the Flats Hut. See the stunning variation in vegetation, birdlife and topography as the trail climbs 6.5kms one way on a moderate fitness track through gorges and valleys. Encounter the diversity of natural beauty, lakes, river valleys, waterfalls, mountain views and birdlife with numerous photo opportunities. Prices Adult : NZ$ 320, Child NZ$ 195.
Experience the best in the region on different trails. Close to Queenstown the Bob’s Cove nature walk reveals diverse vegetation on the lakeshore zone, bustling with native birdlife with the Remarkables mountain backdrop. Then encounter the world acclaimed Routeburn Track and the Paradise valley taking movie location sights from LOTR and the Hobbit. Prices Adult : NZ$ 320, Child NZ$195.
Milford Sound Discovery Tour
Travel in comfort with flexibility to stop for your photos and take short walks in the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. Following the road to Milford is like an orchestral movement with the final drum roll as you decend from the Homer tunnel to the fiord below. Enquire now about our Private Tour options with flexibility, picnic lunch and small boat scenic cruise.
Queenstown Local Area Sights Tour
Most of us when we travel would like to do a Local Tour covering the main points of interest, this tour is all you need ! Incredible landscape panoramas and in a relaxed package guided by a local. Visit high lookout points Skippers Canyon Saddle time to explore Arrowtown’s Gold mining history or gift shops & Museum. Visit the Bungy bridge, LOTR locations and Lake Hayes, small groups travel by Mercedes Sprinter. Departs 9am returns by 1pm. Prices: Adult NZ $155, Child NZ $80.
Private Discovery Tours, Queenstown Enquiry Form
PO Box 2046
Phone: +64 3 442 2299
Freephone: 0800 73 86 87
Fax: +64 3 441 4553
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