Fiordland, South Island

Wild Rides – Fiordland 4WD Expedition

Join Wild Rides for an exploration of some remote and beautiful corners of Fiordland that will impress even the most intrepid traveller!

In our comfortable and capable 4WD vehicles you'll see 'Lord of the Rings' film locations, cross remote sheep stations, follow ancient forest paths and over mountain tops.

Wild Rides – Fiordland 4WD Expedition to Mavora Lakes

Our 4WD tours are off the beaten track – so take a ride on the wild side, with Wild Rides!

Borland Road – A full day expedition deep in to the Fiordland National Park. With several short walks and breath-taking scenery, you are guaranteed a spectacular day out.

Wild Rides – Fiordland 4WD Expedition

Join Wild Rides for an exploration of some remote and beautiful corners of Fiordland that will impress even the most intrepid traveller! 
In our comfortable and capable 4WD vehicles you'll see 'Lord of the Rings' film locations, cross remote sheep stations, follow ancient forest paths and over mountain tops with spectacular views.
Our 4WD tours are off the beaten track – so take a ride on the wild side, with Wild Rides!

Mavora Lakes

A half day expedition around one of the gems of the Southern Lakes district. Epic scenery and a must-visit destination. Great fun in a 4WD.
Includes
* remote farming station
* wildlife and frequently sheep to drive through
* 'Lord of the Rings' location
* the Kiwi Burn swing bridge
* native, ancient Beech forest
* two beautiful lakes
* water crossings
* snacks, back country hut and swimming opportunities

Child price, plus infants go free.
Read more Mavora Lakes here >>

Borland Road

A full day expedition deep in to the Fiordland National Park. With several short walks and breath-taking scenery, you are guaranteed a spectacular day out.
Traversing along the historic Borland Road, the tour reaches the southern most tip of Lake Manapouri, deep in the Fiordland National Park. Discover the history of the area with your knowledgeable Kiwi guide.
Borland Road is packed full of amazing sights and stories as it runs along the power lines fed by the Manapouri Power Station, deep in the Fiordland National Park.

You will also have the opportunity to explore short walks on foot, getting up close and personal with the native Fiordland forest. Take a selfie with some of New Zealand’s most spectacular flora and fauna, before parking up for a snack and lunch amidst the scenery.
Child price, plus infants go free.
Read more on Borland Road here >>

Milford Sound

We offer the perfect, hassle-free, easy and comfortable way to discover Milford Sound!  Book a private trip for just your family in our comfortable 4WD vehicle and avoid the crowds!
Plenty of stops, short walks and photo opportunities on the unforgettable road in, and once in Milford Sound, take the cruise of your choice before returning in peace and comfort back to your Te Anau accommodation.
This is the best way to see Milford Sound with the family!
Enquiries: 0800 96 00 96

Other Adventures

Wild Rides – Bike Fiordland

Discover Fiordland by bike and have an exciting family adventure, made easy and fun with Wild Rides - BIke Fiordland.
We offer bike rental and accessories to suit the whole family, from littlies upwards, plus the perfect recommendation for your crew, and even shuttle transport to and from your chosen track.
Wherever you decide to explore, you'll experience Fiordland the Wild Rides way, surrounded by magnificent mountains, fiords and rivers.
Simply rent bikes, head off and explore, or (recommended) choose one of our awesome bike packages, including trip recommendation, bike and accessory rental and shuttle transport.

Read more on Wild Rides – Bike Fiordland here >>

 

 

 

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  • Blenheim
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  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
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  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.