Customised trip Summary
At Simply Wild Journeys we have extensive knowledge of the top of the South Island, and are experts in a wide range of activities and disciplines. Running pioneering multi-activity journeys across the region since 2006, you can choose from walking and hiking, cycling and mountain biking, sailing, boating, sea kayaking and rafting. In addition to our standard Day & Multi-day trips, we provide many customised trips with private guide for clients and their agents, ranging from 1- 20 days.
We design, personalise and guide almost any kind of luxury adventure trip, tailored to your interests across the Nelson and Marlborough regions. We also provide VIP trips through to Kaikoura, Christchurch, Greymouth and Franz Josef, linking with our partners in Queenstown, Prestige Adventure. We can also build into your activity day or trip the cultural attractions of Nelson, such as vineyards, breweries and art.
We have 4 luxury vehicles available, BMW X5 SUV, Volkswagen Multivan, Volkswagen Touareg SUV and a Mercedes Sprinter when required. With our active knowledge of many of the remote parts of Nelson and Marlborough, Simply Wild provides much more than just a vehicle and driver.
One day we can be cycling on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, the next sea kayaking, walking or sailing in the Abel Tasman. Helihiking on the Heaphy Track and then taking our guests down the West Coast to Franz Josef Glacier. We think that variety makes us more interesting to be with as guides and hosts.
Trip examples Past & Present
New Zealand Group of 6 couples – Auckland/Queenstown – December 2020 – Four days – Day One Coppermine Helibike – Days 2 – 4 Cycling Tasman’s Great Taste Trail with overnights including Awaroa Lodge and Rabbit Island Huts.
New Zealand Group of 5 couples – Auckland – February 2021 – Five Days – 2 Days cycling Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, 2 days walking Abel Tasman Track, 1 day sea kayaking Abel Tasman including 2 nights Awaroa Lodge.
Single Guy from Utah USA – January 2020 – Seven days Top of the South – 4 wheel bike, sea kayak, overnight in wonderful Edenhouse, cycling on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, overnight Abel Tasman on catamaran Te Harinui, caving, hike in Cobb Valley with overnight camp, Mt Owen helihike, overnight Bay of Many Coves Resort, sea kayak Queen Charlotte, mountain bike Queen Charlotte Marlborough. This was Richard’s second adventure trip in three years.
USA Couple – Nelson – Queenstown 2021 – Abel Tasman-Heaphy Lord of the Rings sites, Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch (stay Otahuna Lodge), Akaroa, Ashburton Gorge (Lord of the Rings site), Mt Cook, Queenstown.
UK Family of 7 – Six days Dec 2018 – Coppermine helibike, Tasman’s Great Taste Trail cycling, 3 nights Abel Tasman on catamaran Te Harinui including sea kayaking and hiking, Heaphy helihike, helicopter and horse ride Farewell Spit.
Swiss Group of 6 – January 2018 – Pick up Picton to Nelson and overnight, day trip to Golden Bay and Te Hapu Farm flying back to Nelson via Abel Tasman by helicopter, day tour to Punakaiki, Hokitika next day then meet Trans Alpine Express to Christchurch at Greymouth, West Coast.
US Family of 5 – December 2019 – 4 days – Abel Tasman private launch, Heaphy helihike, tour to Punakaiki, meet Trans Alpine Express to Christchurch at Greymouth, West Coast.
Three (very fit) businessmen from Arizona & San Diego USA – 21 days 2015– hiked Milford & Routeburn, Abel Tasman, Heaphy track, helirafted Karamea river, 3 day hike camping Nelson Lakes National Park, three days hiking and sea kayaking Queen Charlotte, glamping. These guys walked around 230 km in 21 days (among other things). Southern section in conjunction with Prestige Adventure – Queenstown.