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


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)

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)

South Island Private Tours

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Private Discovery Tours have now acquired a new Mercedes Coach, the ultimate vehicle for small group multi day tours around the South Island. We have the knowledge and experience to put together multi day tours that can incorporate airport pick up, travel via the West Coast glacier country to Wanaka, Queenstown and Milford Sound. Your… (read more)

View Yellow Eyed Penguins with Private Discovery Tours

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The scientific name of the yellow-eyed penguin is Megadyptes antipodes,which means a big diver from the southern lands (mega = big, dyptes = diver, antipodes = southern lands). Its Maori name, hoiho (meaning noise shouter), was given because of its shrill call. An ancient Maori name for the yellow-eyed penguin was tavora. Contrary to most… (read more)

Golf open returns to Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Golf Open returns to Queenstown , New Zealand. This is an event of international significance showcasing our beautiful country and Queenstown. As tournament host and owner of The Hills Sir Michael Hill called the open and the pro- am combination “a new era in golf for NZ” Queenstown being a natural attraction for visitors can… (read more)

Queenstown in Winter 2013

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Having just returned from a month away in Morocco and Turkey winter in Queenstown is a shock to the body in temperature and such a cultural contrast. Where does one begin….. so expect snippets of comparison through this post.   Queenstown is gearing up for a great winter ski season and the anticipated arrival of… (read more)

Lord of the Rings Tour Queenstown

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Where  we take you will shine in your memory always. The mountain views are outstanding. We follow the lake edge, we cross over two major rivers, lunch is served in an unequalled setting and you will embrace incredible views on private property exclusive to Private Discovery Tours. We can drive you to these place, Dart… (read more)

Private Tours South Island

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

We have just recently put together a multi day PRIVATE TOUR for some visitors to Queenstown that incorporates the very best of the area. If you have any special requests we can assist you to make it happen, believe me we have some unusual special interests making it all happen and run smoothly is our… (read more)