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The Catlins : Untouched NZ Wilderness

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

If you would like to see and experience wildlife on your visit to New Zealand, then this is one of those areas you may not have heard a lot about! The Catlins goes under the radar often as people visit Milford Sound & Queenstown. But here is a day tour or combined multi day option… (read more)

The Road to Milford Sound

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

No matter what time of year you choose to travel to Milford Sound it will always be a memorable trip. The best  times  ( I think)  are the winter and spring months because the snow on the mountains adds to the grandeur and majesty of the region. Also there are not as many people traveling… (read more)

Catlins Wildlife Encounters

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The Catlins…the best kept secret for wildlife in New Zealand Competing for visitor interest for many years the Catlins region is now coming of age…Milford Sound is great, dynamic and worth a visit but be prepared to be there with many others who visit this world acclaimed National Park especially in the summer months. If… (read more)

Private Discovery Day Tours Milford Sound / Paradise or both……

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The day before this tour with Private Discovery Day Tours, we went to Milford Sound. I’m really glad I did that before this tour. Although Milford Sound was beautiful and certainly worth doing, it had nothing on the day in Glenorchy that we spent with Private Discovery Day Tours. Charles (the owner) picked us up… (read more)

Private Discovery Tours : “Highlight of our trip : Well worth it ! “

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

At the end of our first 10 day journey to NZ, we debated whether to “splurge” and take a private tour on our last morning in Queenstown. It seemed a bit of an indulgence. After weighing our options, and having read rave reviews about Charles on this site, we decided to give it a go…. (read more)

Dart River Safaris and Paradise Discovery Tour

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

This is proving to be such a popular combination for visitors to Queenstown. It involves a full day in the Glenorchy region surrounded by mountains, national park, LOTR locations and unique access to areas of Private Property taking you away from the crowds and other tour operators.You may select walking options, special photography locations or… (read more)

Mountain Transport Queenstown

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Mountain transport from your accommodation to the ski field and return when it suits you. Luxury transport to Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Cardrona or Treble Cone with safe experienced winter drivers. Free Airport transfers available if you book for mountain transport for 2 days or more. Comfortable efficient service. Call now: +64 3 442 2299 or… (read more)

Milford Sound tours May-September

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Free airport transfer and orientation tour of Queenstown for all full day tour bookings. Traveling to Milford Sound during the winter months ? Let us make your tour a special experience. The snow will be low cladding the mountains making for spectacular views and photo opportunities. Our driver guides are experienced drivers in all winter… (read more)

Glenorchy Tour Options with Private Discovery Tours

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Paradise Valley set in the Glenorchy region is somewhat misnamed being such a scenic place surrounded by snow capped  mountains it is in fact named after our native New Zealand duck the Paradise Duck which breeds in large numbers in the region. Most people visiting the area do not know that and they come to… (read more)

Queenstown Tours with Private Discovery Tours

Friday, January 10th, 2014

  “We did the half day High Country Discovery tour with Charles. It was incredibly beautiful! Charles was extremely professional and mixed the perfect amount commentary while showing us the beauty of Glenorchy and surrounding area. He wrangled a few sheep so my wife could pet them and take photos with them. The scenery was… (read more)


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