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Wilderness Guides - Day Tours

#4 of 23 Tours in Picton
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Address: Picton Waterfront | Corner Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton 7240, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 5432
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Wilderness Guides is a family owned and operated outdoor adventure company...

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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US$ 69.96*
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Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
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US$ 128.88*
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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US$ 95.74*
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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

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4 Day Trek - Incredible from start to finish

WG was professional from beginning to the end of our 4 day trek on the Queen Charlotte Track. We were walkers but had never experienced a multi-day trek. All water taxis... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WG was professional from beginning to the end of our 4 day trek on the Queen Charlotte Track. We were walkers but had never experienced a multi-day trek. All water taxis, accommodations and daily packed lunches were superb as was our young guide, Jazz. She was very knowledgeable on local history, flora and fauna. She also made a first class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my partner and another 2 guys recently did a kayaking morning and it was great. Hassle free, perfect simple explanations provided, lots of interesting information provided about the fauna, flora and other stories. Luckily the weather was on our side, and nature too: we saw an immense amount of rays, star fish, fishes, ... Highly recommend Merlin as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner made this booking to walk the Queen Charlotte track and from the word go we found WG very helpful and well organized. We arrived in Picton and found their office for our briefing the evening before the walk - a great idea as we could ask questions about what was required on the track. Steve the owner was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic trip facilitated and planned with excellent support and equipment from Wilderness Guides. Highly Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Exceeded all expectations. The walk, the scenery both amazing. The organisation of accom and water transport made it so easy and such a great experience, we loved every step of it. The accom was fantastic , very luxuriant at end of a day of walking. It was our first glamping experience, normally we are very basic campers, but this was... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Couldn't fault this - from first reading the web site to starting the booking and through to the end of the walk it was a fantastic experience. Marty was a great guide - knowledgable, friendly, and fun. He included all members of the group and was just a joy to be around. If you want to really enjoy your Queen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We booked our walk through Wilderness Guides and they were first class in every respect - they did not miss a beat. Responsive in the booking process, willing to help with some special arrangements (Birthday Cake) and flexible when it came to making some changes along the way. I could not recommend them highly enough. I also thought that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Our recent trip to New Zealand included a hike on the first section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Rather than go by ourselves we decided to engage a guide from Wilderness Guides, located on the waterfront in Picton. We are very glad we did and our guide, Jason, was excellent in every way. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the first time I have ever wanted to write a review for something. Merlin was fantastic on our half day kayak, even though it was raining. We learned a lot (and then forgot a lot), and had fun all along the way. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. This was by far the highlight of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour!!!! Remarkable landscape and abundant wildlife. Merlin Le Fey was our guide and brilliantly showed us all that could be seen!!!! Plus he had real coffe along Thanks a lot Thiago and Stephanie (Brazil)

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