The Best Half day tour in Queenstown

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…

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PRIVATE TOUR WINTER SPECIAL IN QUEENSTOWN

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.…

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

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…

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Our Favourite Places …away from the crowds

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…

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Private Tours in Queenstown?

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 :https://www.privatediscoverytours.co.nz/paradise-walks/ This gives you a full day tour with…

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The Catlins : Untouched NZ Wilderness

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…

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The Road to Milford Sound

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…

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Catlins Wildlife Encounters

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…

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

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…

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Dart River Safaris and Paradise Discovery Tour

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…

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Milford Sound tours May-September

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…

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Glenorchy Tour Options with Private Discovery Tours

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…

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Queenstown Tours with Private Discovery Tours

  “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…

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South Island Private Tours

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…

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View Yellow Eyed Penguins with Private Discovery Tours

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…

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Golf open returns to Queenstown, New Zealand.

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…

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Queenstown in Winter 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…

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Lord of the Rings Tour Queenstown

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…

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Private Tours South Island

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…

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Your Private Tour Queenstown

Private Discovery Tours Queenstown offer the High Country Discovery Tour * Travel to Glenorchy region 45 minutes * A Truly New Zealand Outback Station Experience. Come away from the crowds and immerse yourself on a 4WD experience like no other. Private Discovery Tours has exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, a fully operational sheep and…

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Private Discovery Tours Queenstown

              The soon to be released movie the Hobbit is awaited with excitement, particularly how the local scenes will feature in the movie. We know that some of the classic landscapes of the Paradise Valley and surrounds will be a significant backdrop to the hobbit, and we look forward…

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Private Discovery Tours : Queenstown

Have you ever considered that a Private Tour may not be beyond your budget? When you consider value for money, what you get is a tour designed for your specific interests and requirements. We can advise and put together your Private Discovery Tour including your bucket list desires……..and recommendations of other must do sights to…

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Filming the Hobbit in progress

  Filming of The Hobbit has been in progress for several days now in the Paradise Valley near Glenorchy. There have been around 300 people involved on the set in various roles, this shot was taken the week before filming began. Now security people and fences surround the set. Once again Peter Jackson will apply…

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Spring at last

Spring is here with fresh new foliage emerging, lambs being born and changeable weather. the best internet security software This is a special time of year with snow still low on the mountains, the fresh vibrant colours of new vegetation and  the smell of fresh cut grass and blossom. It is a favourite time for…

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Mt Cook Excursion in Winter

A recent PRIVATE DISCOVERY TOUR to Mt Aorangi ( Mt Cook) was truely a winter splendour of ice and snow. Recent snow of up to half a metre surrounded the Hermitage enveloping the valley in white. Our walk up the Hooker Valley to The Hooker Lake inspired us It was a beautiful day the stillness…

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