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Outstanding private guides of the South Island

Our travel agent had recommended Wildsouth Discovery tours to us for our week in Christchurch... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
James T
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Amazing tour, excellent hosts

Brian and Paula are among the best guides that South Island has to offer, and I feel truly lucky to... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Daniel G
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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...more
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Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our travel agent had recommended Wildsouth Discovery tours to us for our week in Christchurch. Brian Lucas and his partner Paula Sinclair were everything we could have expected and more. Brian met us at the airport at midnight and got us to our B &...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Judy & Jim, Thank you for your very kind thoughts and feedback about the week in Christchurch that you recently spent with us. We are so pleased that you have such fond memories of the places that we took you too, and of us....More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Brian and Paula are among the best guides that South Island has to offer, and I feel truly lucky to have had them along for my journey. They know their way around the island, how to avoid the tourist traps and get off the beaten...More

Thank Daniel G
Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for your kind review of your recent trip with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend time showing you some of the highlights of South Island. We thank you very much for choosing us to help...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

Thank Thomas M
Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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...More

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...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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...More

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....More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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...More

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...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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...More

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...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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

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...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

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...More

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...More

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Wildsouth2016, Owner at Wildsouth Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

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

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 reviewResponded 4 February 2017

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

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