Tailored Luxury Adventures in New Zealand's Beautiful South Island since 2006

‘Adventure with Style…’

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.

Let us Create Your Personalised Luxury Travel Experience

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 considerable 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.

– Richard Roberts, London, February 2016


walking on the abel tasman track


Enjoy the choice of a wide range of private walking and hiking options from 2 -3 hours through to multiday walks in Nelson & Marlborough.

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couple cycling on the Great Taste Trail


Choose from our great private day or multiday cycling & mountain bike rides in Nelson, ranging from the easy Great Taste Trail through to the exhilarating experience of helibiking the Coppermine Trail


Sunrise on Onetahuti Beach - Simply Wild Journeys


Our packages incorporating Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks include hiking, cycling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and helicopter experiences, with overnights on yachts, camping, private holiday homes, lodges & winery visits.

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Helihiking on the Heaphy track


Enjoy helibiking, sailing, sea kayaking, helihiking and helirafting on our multiday continous "Journey at the Edge", through Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. One of the worlds best multisport trips.

Private Tailored Custom Trips

nelson lakes national park


Simply Wild Journeys are highly experienced at looking after individual VIP clients and groups with very particular needs. We specialise in private vehicle & guide transfers & personalised experiences.

Corporate Team Adventure

Corporate Team Adventure


Simply Wild can provide your corporate team with tailormade adventure journeys in the diverse Nelson Tasman region. Contact us to create an experience to remember for your team. We also provide Ämazing Race style team events in Nelson City.

Speaking for Randy and myself, we were mighty impressed by your attention to detail and desire to create exactly the experience we wanted – you are a terrific guide and we enjoyed our time with you immensely.

The Nelson region ranks very high on my list of favourite places – largely because of you and the itinerary you planned for us. Many, many thanks for your assistance in making our trip utterly fantastic!

– All the best, Ellen Freschauf – USA – Selected Escapes New York

Why Simply Wild Journeys?

Rob Douglas - Simply Wild Journeys

Our team

Our dedicated and passionate team have 15 years experience catering to the discerning traveller. Our guides are friendly, reliable, knowledgeable and committed to ensuring you get the most from your holiday in New Zealand. Read more »

Qualmark Gold Award


Simply Wild Journeys offers over 40 different private, premium and luxury experiences across the top of the South Island of New Zealand. We currently hold the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark. Read more »

Kayaking in Te Pukatea Bay


We can customise our Day or Multi-Day journeys to meet with your individual preferences. Our knowledge of the Region and the range of activities allows us to tailor a trip to your interests and level of fitness. Read more »

DISCOVER THE NELSON REGION – ‘where ordinary is extraordinary’

The Nelson region is the most diverse in New Zealand, from the golden sand beaches & clear turquoise water of Abel Tasman to the subtropical rainforest, tussock covered high country, alpine lakes, jagged alpine peaks glorious coastlines & wilderness rivers of Kahurangi National Park.   Read more »

Map of Simply Wild Journey's Top of the South Multisport Adventures

Ready for adventure? Talk to us about a customised package »