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Wilderness Guides - Day Tours

Picton Waterfront | Corner Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton 7240, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5432
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Wilderness Guides is a family owned and operated outdoor adventure company based in Picton and owned and operated for the past 14 years by Steve and Juliet Gibbons, New Zealanders and Marlborough people with a passion for the outdoors. Originally formed in 1982, the company has a proud tradition associated with the wilderness regions of the top of the South Island of New Zealand. The owners are hands-on and have a background as outdoor guides in the area and with their close-knit team and dedicated team, offer a truly personalized service for all guests. Tours offered are quality and authentic New Zealand wilderness experiences with an emphasis on education, conservation, local history and culture as well as New Zealand native flora and fauna. This is combined with the finest of local food and wine. These include guided and independent walks on the Queen Charlotte Track from one day to many days in length, mountain bike hire and cycle tour packages for the Queen Charlotte Track (one of NZ’s Great Rides) and a wide variety of sea kayaking options in the Marlborough Sounds.All guides hold current first aid certificates and are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and safety/communications equipment on each trip.
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Picton Waterfront | Corner Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton 7240, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5432
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We used wilderness guides to organise our walking trip of Queen Charlotte Track. They were fantastic. Easy to deal with prior despite our changing schedule. Very helpful and they organised a great trip. Great map and itinerary. Awesome accomodation. Everything we needed was organised easily...More

Thank amanda975
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I was in the Marlborough Sounds recently for 2 days and was able to hire a mountain bike at short notice very easily from Wilderness Guides. Steve got me set up and provided a great price for my two days. Bike was perfect for my...More

Thank knowlesie13
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We took a winter trip to the Queen Charlotte Sounds with five families. Stevo and his team at Wilderness Guides organised the trip for us; walking, biking and kayaking. Everything was perfect. From the first briefing to explain our safety requirements, through to helping with...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Did a half day kayaking trip then drop off to do the walk through Queen Charlottes Sounds. Was pretty apprehensive since I am a little afraid of the ocean. The Guide was amazing and put us at ease straight away. Immensely enjoyed the kayaking, the...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 28 April 2017

While the weather could have been better the route, accommodation, meals and guide - Merlin (a wizard) - were wonderful. We must congratulate Steve for having the foresight to recruit Merlin on the strength of a Skype interview: our guide was GREAT! Keep him on...More

Thank barrymillar
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We did the four day three night guided trek. While it was muddy and wet the whole time, Merlin our guide managed to keep the group together and developed a good rapport with all participants. The water transport to and from the walk was good...More

Thank Rowena W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having never kayaked before I did a lot of gym work before coming to NZ and I just loved the gentle paddle around the bush across the Sound and into many inlets with bird calls and so quiet. The four hour walk was also amazing...More

Thank troppodon
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We booked our 4x4 sightseeing tour direct with the company, much cheeper than going through the ship. Its a short trip up a very steep hill to the top of the lookout, the view is absolutely breathtaking, our guide was extremely informative and new the...More

Thank MartinKerrForbes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic 4 day trip with these guys, great service every step of the way, a seamless and throughly enjoyable experience. Definitely stay at No Road Inn, beautiful! Thanks for a great holiday!

Thank craigpH9526TL
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a bucket list walk! Breathtaking scenery, quality accommodation & excellent meals with highly professional and competent guides. if you are thinking of doing another NZ walk, make this track your next adventure. Having conquered the Milford and Tora Tracks this one is my...More

Thank semakh5
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