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Private Discovery Tours, Exploring the remote South Island Private Discovery Tours, Exploring the remote South Island


The Best Half day tour in Queenstown

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Look at what one of our recent trip advisor guests had to say about the High Country Discovery Tour : Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Charles. He gave an exceptional personalised tour & is both knowledgeable & passionate about the region. Having access to private properties made the tour that much more enjoyable topped off… (read more)


Monday, June 18th, 2018

WINTER SPECIAL FOR THE MONTHS OF AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2018 on the Paradise Discovery Tour to Glenorchy & beyond!   Get together your group of 4 people, pay for 3 people and the 4th person goes FREE only for travel during August & September. Get a Free cafe lunch at Kinloch Lodge for 4 people…. (read more)

Going to Milford Sound? add in the Catlins region for a 2 day tour.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

There are some untouched places in NZ,  the Catlins region is certainly one of those. You will see marine mammals, possibly the rare Yellow Eyed Penguin and make first footsteps on untouched beaches and then on your second day after an overnight in Te Anau travel to Milford Sound ahead of the crowds returning to… (read more)

Our Favourite Places …away from the crowds

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Queenstown region is becoming so popular as a destination in New Zealand and for us as locals we struggle with the rapid growth in visitor numbers to this region. So it is with some reluctance perhaps that I mention a couple of places / locations where you can experience the Real NZ. There first… (read more)

Private Tours in Queenstown?

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Yes this is the best way to see more and experience the diversity of this region with your own Private Tour. Better still if you are a group it is far more cost effective, you may be keen on some walks then consider our Paradise Walks : This gives you a full day tour with… (read more)

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)