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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...more
Picton Waterfront | Corner Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton 7240, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5432
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After having several of our planned activities in NZ cancelled due to rain we were very pleased with this adventure. Merlin was an excellent guide. We saw a lot of varied wildlife and he was quite knowledgeable about the bush.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a 4 day trek into the wilderness of Marlborough Sound with Wilderness Guides and I can’t rave enough about how great the experience was. Our guide Merlin was fantastic and a lot of fun - kept us walking and laughing when my...More

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the QCT through Wilderness Guides as I didn't have the time to arrange and book everything myself. Communication with WG was excellent. They answered all my questions and were very helpful. The briefing was great and answered the remaining questions. I was very...More

Thank Crubag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last month, 11 girlfriends and I hiked the Queen Charlotte Pass, starting out at Ships Cove (Captain James Cook's favourite cove in the world). It was great to just take our back packs, with a lovely prepared lunch made each day. Our other luggage with...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a full day kayaking guided by Alex. He has a very good knowledge of the Sounds.It was a great day, nice and peaceful in all the beautiful bays and we really enjoyed lunch. Thanks Alex for an awesome day.

Thank MarianS1400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

18km 28000 steps. Left Picton Port 0800 after brief intro. Water taxi to Island for good look for an hour then water taxi with great commentary to Ship Cove. Then walk until 1615 pick up from Endeavour Inlet. Pace is approx 3000 steps in 30...More

Thank 325jt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a guided tour to Queen Charlotte Track on 8th October 2018, was our first experience on kayak and we are very satisfied! Our guide Merlin was great! He explaine us a lot of things about marine fauna and about trees, like lemonwood and...More

Thank MonicaChantalR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marty guided us around a snippet of Marlborough Sounds spotting wildlife, pointing out locations and any water hazards. Also minimising the amount of time in difficult conditions - running along this edge to avoid the wind, going this way to have it behind us and...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Our guide took us out to a nice spot with a great view of the bush land and mountains, very professionally got us ready and we were soon out in the water. We travelled around the Queen Charlotte Sound, learning and seeing the various animals,...More

Thank Wanderer822986
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We did the 4 day self-guided QC track walk. Steve and Juliet and the team were great - really knowledgeable and helpful. They even picked us up from the ferry the day before the walk started and took us to our Airbnb which was a...More

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Ben G
22 July 2018|
Response from WildernessGuides | Property representative |
Hi Ben, Thank you for your enquiry and great that you would like to explore this beautiful part of the world! We offer guided kayak trips from the age of 8 years. Our kayak rentals start from the age of 14 years old. Full... More