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Gourmet Guided Walks in the Nelson Tasman Region


Gourmet Guided Walks in the Nelson Tasman Region

“Less haste, more taste!”

The Gourmet Food

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Southern Wilderness specialises in innovative day and multi-day Gourmet Guided Walks through the three National Parks of the Nelson Tasman regionThe Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National ParkThe Coastal Track in Abel Tasman National Parkand the Travers Sabine Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park are the flagship multi-day walks in the region.


While anyone can walk on the Heaphy Track, Abel Tasman Coastal Track or in the Nelson Lakes by themselves, a gourmet guided walk option enables you to experience fantastic tracks with relative ease and luxury – without the heavy burden of carrying your own food and equipment or the time consuming task of organising all the logistics of your trip; the transport, meals and safety planning.

Let the guides bring your walking experience to life! Their knowledge of the trail and great cooking skills mean that all you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience.

The guides are all well trained in safety and risk management, as keeping you safe and sound is our number one priority. So come and experience the ‘Gourmet Factor’ on a Southern Wilderness adventure, where you can be sure of staying safe, well fed and entertained throughout your trip. You can even upgrade your holiday with our custom package options! CLICK HERE for more details…


Do you remember when TV went from Black & White to Technicolor? Well a gourmet guided trip is very similar to that monumental shift of enjoyment. While most people walk through a track with only limited local knowledge of the plants, creatures, history, geology, and astronomy, our guides have spent considerable time studying a vast array of subjects to share interesting and fun stories with you. Don’t worry, our trips are not school trips, and there are no tests – the guides will bring your adventure to life with a depth of knowledge that is refreshing, fun and informal.

Transport, safety management and catering are fully provided for in each of our packages. With an emphasis on wholesome local foods, we put the ‘Gourmet factor’ into your hike! All guides employed by Southern Wilderness hold current first aid certificates and are equipped with the up to date knowledge and safety/communications equipment. The company has an outstanding safety record and employs New Zealand-trained guides to ensure guests experience the true essence of this country. CLICK HERE to Meet the Team!

Tours offered are quality New Zealand wilderness experiences with an emphasis on your enjoyment. Depending on what you want out of your journey, the guides are all well trained and can answer questions and provide information on conservation, local history and culture, as well as New Zealand native flora and fauna. Of course it is your holiday, so you get to set the parameters of what you want to get out of the trip, and we do our upmost to meet and exceed your expectations.

CLICK HERE to email us or call us on +64 (0)3 545 7544 or Australia on 1800 355 768


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