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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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US$ 66.49*
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Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
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US$ 111.98*
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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US$ 90.98*
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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had an excellent day hike on the Queen Charlotte Track. We started at Ship Cove and ended at Furneaux Lodge. Water Taxi to and from track was great as well. Our guide Jason was awesome and very knowledgeable of the area....More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike, accomodation, food requirements and coordination of the water taxis and differing travel arrangements for the Queen Charlotte Track well organised and well coordinated by Wilderness Guides. Warm, welcoming and helpful. Guide for one-day was pleasant and caring, but not particularly knowledgeable and chose to...More

1  Thank JEHSAH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alex guided us on an informative and delightful 4 day tour. He gave us detailed descriptions of the various fauna and flora. Great company . Scenery magnificent and accommodation and mealsalso excellent. A wonderful experiece.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We came here late one evening, just before closing, and had a good long chat with Steve about options in the area for the next day. He was generous with his time, friendly, helpful and even let us use the phone to call another local...More

1  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 29 October 2017


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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

1  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
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