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Wilderness Guides - Day Tours

Picton Waterfront | Corner Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton 7240, New Zealand
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US$113.77*
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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US$92.44*
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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
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Half 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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"guided kayak"
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"queen charlotte track"
in 54 reviews
"packed lunch"
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"water taxi"
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"double kayak"
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"marlborough sounds"
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"kayaking trip"
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"brewed coffee"
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"excellent ambassador"
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"dietary requirements"
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"daily lunch"
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"every step of the way"
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"nz adventure"
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"accommodation was extremely comfortable"
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"an exceptional experience"
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"these guys"
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"walk tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team from Wilderness Guides Picton provided excellent communication from the outset. All hike details were covered including maps, outlines of each days hike with time frames, accommodation details, briefing session and transport to our accommodation in Picton. Steve provided additional information to support our...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Hired a mountain bike and headed over to the Queen Charlotte Trail for a day. Very polite and friendly, gave me all I needed. Great day out

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

It was a fantastic trip from every point of view. It was well organised and it all went like clockwork. Our bags were waiting for us at each lodge in the evening. We were given packed lunches every day. The water taxis took us to...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We were booked on an indeoendent 4 day walk on the QCT, which meant transport and accomodation were sorted and we were given a substantial packed lunch each day. Helpful and reliable staff meant that everything from booking, answering queries, briefing us on the trip...More

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked a trip with wilderness guides and it was just perfect. Apart from the well serviced and very nice Kona Bikes we appreciated the exceptional friendliness and helpfulness of the team. We enjoyed a well organized trip with amazing bikes. What...More

Thank Desiree G
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had the most incredible 4 day walk along the Queen charlotte track. We booked with Wilderness guides and it was outstanding, everything was well thought out and planned. They were extremely responsive in answering my (many!) questions in the lead up and went out...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks Merlin for great guided kayak in the sounds today where we were lucky enough to have brilliant weather and saw a number of seals, dolphins and an eagle ray! Walk was also a lovely experience with marvellous views of the sounds and saw some...More

Thank timwpp
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Wonderful company to deal with. We did the guided 4 Day QC Track with our excellent guide Jason. Nothing was too much trouble for him, he is a very encouraging, personable and knowledgeable guide - highly, highly recommend! Wonderful food and accomodation all three nights...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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