Guided Walks

Guided walks are the ultimate way to explore some of the best walking tracks Southland has on offer.

Want to know what type of tree that is, what bird you just heard singing, or learn more about the history of the place? Friendly local guides will happily share all their knowledge, passion and expertise with you about the area. Even when you're an inexperienced hiker, these experts will guide you safely to the finish line.

When booking a guided walk, everything from beginning to end will be organised for you, making it a very relaxed and enjoyable experience. All you need to do is strap up your boots and start walking. Pick one of our guided tour operators below, and they will take you to the most beautiful spots that only locals know about, making your trip one to remember!

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Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet © Martin Sliva

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Walking on Swing Bridge, Mavora Lakes
Mavora Lakes, Northern Southland © Chris Mclennan

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Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland © Liz Carlson

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Air New Zealand

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