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Address: Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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+64 3-332 3665
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Your Wildsouth Discovery guides and hosts, Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair...

Your Wildsouth Discovery guides and hosts, Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair offer only completely customized, bespoke trips. With over 22 years of experience, Brian and Paula specialize in creating South Island tours that are extraordinary and tailor-made to the needs of the discerning traveller.

Excelling in privately guided tours, guests come with us for authentic interactions and exclusive adventures that are carefully designed to fullfil their South Island dreams. Using their own fully customized 4WD safari vehicles, they guide the trips themselves and exclusivity, flexibility and your safety is of the utmost importance.

Being locals, Brian and Paula will show you the special places, their favourite photo spots and the splendid isolation and serenity New Zealand’s South Island has to offer. Whether you travel as a couple, with family, with lifelong friends who share your inquisitiveness about the world, or whether you travel to mark a milestone in your life, you can expect to return from your journey spellbound at the beauty that New Zealand will bestow upon you.

Brian and Paula’s attention to detail, their expertise in the provision of top service combined with their knowledge of the culture, wildlife and history ensure that their guests get to see and experience South Island differently. This means that they take with them life-long memories and stories to share with family and friends.

Come as a tourist * Experience like a local * Depart as a friend

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Nine day tour of the South Island

My wife and I spent 9 days with Brian and Paula who couldn't have made us feel more welcome in their beautiful country. They both are extremely knowledgeable about the history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 9 days with Brian and Paula who couldn't have made us feel more welcome in their beautiful country. They both are extremely knowledgeable about the history (current & past), the wildlife and the vegetation. We went to areas and saw sites that regular tourists would never find on their own. Their love for their country... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Dear Barbara & Wayne, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to show you South Island and share our knowledge with you, and we are happy that you have fond memories New Zealand and your time with us. Best wishes, Paula & Brian More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are looking to avoid masses of tourists & find the real essence of the South Island, then you can do no better than touring with the lovely duo of Brian & Paula. They are fantastic hosts who love and enjoy showing us their beautiful country. We went on a 5-day trip and learnt a lot, had masses of... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, Brian and I thoroughly enjoyed designing a tour for you and Tim, so that we could show you the highlights of Canterbury, West Coast and Otago within the time you had available. We are so pleased that you had a good experience on your tour with us. We had a great time with you and are so pleased... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were lucky enough to get to go on this fantastic tour on a gorgeous summer day in New Zealand while there recently for our wedding. Brian and Paula were our hosts and picked us up in their super comfy touring van from our accommodation. We were greeted with smiles and hospitality from Brian and Paula who quickly got us... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Thank you Gabrielle, We so enjoyed showing you some of the fabulous South Island high country, and one of the famous LOTR filming places. The scenery is outstanding and we are pleased that you enjoyed the lakeside picnic. It is pleasing to have such enthusiastic tour guests, and we absolutely enjoyed our time with you. Best wishes, Paula and Brian More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

A few others and I took the tour with Brian and Paula from Christchurch to Mount Sunday - better known as "Edoras" in the Lord "of" the Rings film trilogy - on a glorious summer's day. It was about three hours' drive each way, but it was an exceptionally pleasant experience. Brian and Paula's van is spacious and comfortable inside,... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Toby, thank you for your wonderful review. We try to give our guests the best possible experience, with little "surprises" thrown in. We remember the day as a great experience for all of us. It was such a pleasure taking you on our tour. Best wishes, Paula & Brian More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This tour was arranged by a friend and it was such an amazing experience - I am so grateful to Brian and Paula for making it a memorable experience. The South Island is naturally beautiful, but a comfortable, professional and thoughtful tour makes it even better. Brian and Paula are very focused on the details and making sure the entire... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Paula and myself are so pleased that you enjoyed your day, and experience with us. The day was fabulous! Brian More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

First, Brian and Paula rescued our day. With the train fire, our plan was in Jeopardy. No worries, they scooped us up from our hotel in Christchurch, and we drove in style and comfort. We stopped countless times on the way for scenic vistas--a photographer's dream--and their knowledge about the history, personalities, plants and trees, and the places (Castle Hill... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Ron, Cha and Paul, We had a fabulous day with you and absolutely enjoyed showing you some of the highlights of South Island. The weather was perfect and we even, finally managed to find a Kea! Hoping your journey south is going well and that Lisa's weather karma is still working. We thank you for your kind review.... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The best tour we have experienced - and we have been on many, many tours. Pickup in Christchurch was exactly on time, the vehicle was very comfortable with great seats and all were positioned so that everyone had a good view. Morning tea was a very welcome surprise - lovely. Our destination was Mt Sunday in the High Country (Edoras... More 

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Thank you Don for your kind words about your trip with us and what we provided. We enjoyed our time with you and are pleased that you have good memories of the day. Brian & Paula More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent vechicle , comfortable seating and air control. Wonderful hosts in Brian and Paula. Mixed age group on tour and everyone catered for. Knowledge of area and history was fantastic and made for a great day out. Highly recommended.

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

Thank you Linda, we so enjoyed meeting you and thank you for your appreciative review. We are pleased that you had a good time and we love showing the magnificent NZ scenery to our guests. Brian & Paula More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This friendly and welcoming kiwi couple took us on a planned trip through the middle of the south Island of your beautiful country. they wer hospitable and charming. I would very much recommend them to anyone planning a trip - they are helpful, informative and the food that they provided us with on the trip was very delicious.

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and have great memories of your NZ visit. Thank you for your kind words and we would like you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed your company. Best Wishes, Brian and Paula More 

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