We have hosted numerous customers on our walking, biking and hiking tours over the years - so many came as guests and left as friends.
Here is what some of them had to say . . . we have a number who are happy to be contacted to provide further information and recommendations on the trips we offer. Contact us and we can provide email contacts for them!
Queen Charlotte Track
"My wife and I walked the Queen Charlotte Track in February with Southern Wilderness. We enjoyed the experience very much and have been meaning to contact you to say that we thought Steve and Juliet did a terrific job. It was probably the best run walk I have done in 14 years of guided walks in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe. Thank you for choosing them to look after us." - Richard, Australia.
"Just want to say a big thank you to you both for organising an excellent walking trip. We had a great time, good walking, majestic vistas on the last day, lots of fun and plenty of memorable photos. Thanks again to you both for all the pickups and chats." - Sue, NSA, Australia.
"Dear Juliet & Steve - A little note to say thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable trip I did at the end of April. Joe was a great guide. It was nice to spend the last day with Steve also. I have nothing but praise for your organization and would suggest that I got more than my value for money. Put your prices up! Ciao." - Maria, New Zealand.
"You all did a fantastic job taking care of the details-one of the main things I was hoping for since I planned the trip at the last minute. I got so much more than I expected. From amazing scenary, a visit to a unique bird sanctuary, sumptuous food and lodging that is unlike any I will probably ever see again on a hiking trip. I am forever spoiled, and I thank you for your part in that." - Tinsley, USA.
Nelson Lakes National Park
"Hi Juliet & Steve. Just wanted to let you know that we made it home and we are already missing NZ! We also want you to know that we had a fantastic time on our tramp. Royden and Joey were fantastic guides and took extraordinary care of us - all the other hikers were very envious." - Howard & Michelle, USA
"I can remember the day we climbed Mt Robert. We were sitting down for lunch looking out at this amazing vista and I thought 'incredibly blue sky, the green bush, shining lake and yummy soft brown roll filled with smoked salmon, great company - it can't get any better than this'. I'll always remember that time." - Ruth, New Zealand
Marlborough Sounds Sea Kayaking
"Hi, this is Masami, who enjoied kayaking with u yesterday. I appreciate your kindness . . . thank you so much.
I'll send u photo after go back 2 japan. See you." - Masami, Japan.
"Thanks for last week. It was great. The kids have been raving about it and a lot of them have said it exceeded their expectations. I enjoyed myself and enjoyed the company of the guides. I would certainly reccomend you to others." - Allen, School Teacher, New Zealand.
"Hi Juliet - I have just returned from a trip to the Sth Island, part of which was a guided walk of the Heaphy Track. On behalf of the rest of the party I would like to say a big thank you for looking after us so well during our walk - Joe, Kerin and yourself - also Ti who joined us at the end - made a great team and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone who contemplating the walk. Once again thank you." - Mike, New Zealand.
"Just a short note to thank you, Grant, Steve & Kieran for making our time on the Heaphy & Queen Charlotte Tracks so enjoyable. It was special couple of weeks that has provided many highlights & memories. The 3 guys on the Heaphy Track should be rightly proud of their organisation, guiding & cooking. We are in awe of the weight those guys carried. The food exceeded all expectations given they had to carry it all for the 5 days & we were staying in DOC huts. The freedom walkers looked on in envy at what they produced for us. Without your company's organisation & the guides carrying the food for the 5 days we would not have been able to experience this truly great track. It is right up there with the Routeburn & Milford." - Shirley & Gary, New Zealand.
"Just arrived home and have to write and tell you how much we enjoyed our tramps. We have nothing but praise for you both, we loved it all and can’t tell you how impressed we were with the organization on the Heaphy Track – superb." - Ron & Janet, New Zealand.