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Simply Wild Journeys

Nelson, New Zealand
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About Simply Wild Journeys
Offering unique, privately guided adventures in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island since 2006. Walking and Hiking, Cycling and Mountain Biking, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, and Rafting in the Nelson & Marlborough regions of the South Island – whatever your choice, we’ll help you discover some of New Zealand’s finest coastal and alpine treasures. The top of the South Island is also famous for it’s fine
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khood02 wrote a review Nov 2019
Grapevine, Texas6 contributions
Rob Douglas, with Simply Wild Journeys, was an excellent guide for our group of 4 travelers. He picked us up at the airport, showed us a little of the city of Nelson, and took us to a great cafe where we had a quick lunch before driving to our destination about an hour away. The next day he picked us up and spent all day guiding us on a hike through Abel Tasman National Park. He arranged for a water taxi to take us from one end of the park to another and it was beautiful to observe the beaches and landscape from the water. We hiked about 10 miles along beaches and the nearby trails. Rob shared a lot of information about Nelson, New Zealand, and the NZ National Parks. He had a lot of specific information about Abel Tasman National Park and the many things we saw. He was very interesting, had much to share, and played a big part in making our New Zealand experience a great one!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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ehgoldberg wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York54 contributions13 helpful votes
Rob Douglas was tremendous. He lead us on a hike up Mt Arthur. We cant say enough aboiut him. And as an added and very appreciated bonus after the hike he took us for some wonderful ice cream.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Loverofadventure2015 wrote a review Feb 2016
Ogden, Utah1 contribution
Having traveled the world experiencing the unique like hiking the Ausangate in Peru, climbing Kilimanjaro twice, crossing by car the Pakistan/China border, overloading from Tangier to Mombassa, etc., Rob and his crew created an unbelievable a multi-adventure trip that was fantastic! Mountain biking down a 12-mile trail from atop a 3,000 foot mountain reached by helicopter, walking two of the most unique New Zealand's treks, unparalleled service proactively meeting every need, including transferring by helicopter my friend between trek sections when his foot caused him problems, excellent guides who catered to our needs and interests, amazing meals in the middle of nowhere, adapting immediately to situations not under anyone's control due to weather such as paddling a Maori waka when a storm prohibited our overnighting on a yacht, and the list could go on and on. Unlike any physical activity we've ever done and would not have missed it for the world! Thank you.
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Date of experience: March 2015
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Responded 10 Jan 2017
Just a short note on Gerrys lovely review of Simply Wild Journeys - I think he meant to say "the only way to experience the Northern part of the South Island" - We only generally operate in the Nelson Marlborough regions of New Zealand, but link with Canterbury Guides in Christchurch and Prestige Adventure in Queenstown to cover exclusive guiding across the South Island.
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MN UK wrote a review Feb 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions6 helpful votes
Rob designed a day especially for our family of 5 which included a private water taxi, kayaking with a guide and an unforgettable hike ending at a gorgeous eco resort! Our lunch on the beach was delicious and we had tea on a beach while kayaking. His knowledge of the area was unparalleled and he tailored the trip to our abilities, making it challenging but enjoyable. We recommend Rob and Simply Wild to anyone in the are to make a visit to Abel Tasman perfect!
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Date of experience: December 2015
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RARoberts1958 wrote a review Jan 2016
Durham, United Kingdom129 contributions87 helpful votes
We had the services of Rob and his team for three very different days - help hiking, biking, and a cruise on the waters! Each was conducted with considerably efficiency, great passion, much laughter, and overall attention to detail leaving us, the guests, the chance to just enjoy the experience. We cannot praise him and his team - Sally, Sue and Tim - too highly.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Responded 17 Jan 2016
It takes both the client and the operator to make a great travel experience and both Richard & Andrew who travel widely, are a delight to host. We are better for your company.
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