Wine, Eco and Art Tours of Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand
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South Island Personalised Tours and Transfers

The founder of Wine Art and Wilderness, Noel Kennedy is truly passionate about the South island. Raised in Otago and Southland his working days were spent in the National Parks and Reserves and on remote high country properties. An avid explorer and traveller he is fully aware of all the noted sights and scenes and many not as well-known yet each with unique scenic or historical values.

The South Island by its very nature lends itself to slow travel but as we appreciate time is often limited there are many flexible options to maximise the time available and pursue any specific interests or activities.

Popular Private Tour Options

Transfers from Nelson to lodges in Arthurs pass, West Coast or Queenstown or vice versa.
Scenic touring from Queenstown to Nelson over 6 -12 days
Around the Southern Alps 9 – 14 days or more extensive up to 26 days

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Luxury & Exclusive Tours

A select number of predetermined journeys are operated on a private basis only or guests can Trust the Guide to seek out activities or features to cater for any specific interest. Most Exclusive luxury options can be flexible enough to adapt to time or fitness constraints. ALL SCHEDULED TOURS CAN BE EXCLUSIVE.

Abel Tasman Kayak, Walk & Cruise Tour

Kayak Abel Tasman National Park world famous waters, showcasing golden beaches, unmodified estuaries, lush bush to the high tide mark and the excellent walking tracks.

Abel Tasman Remote

The Ultimate journey with helicopter access to the very remote northern part of Abel Tasman to walk through the most beatiful area of bush, beaches and diverse landscape without other commercial activity.

Art Studio Tour

Nelson has many world class artists and galleries. Probably unique to Nelson is the openness and approachability of the artists. With us you are guided and welcomed into many of the working studios and homes and see first hand their skill and talent.

Heli Tours

When time is precious go to a higher level and view from a different perspective this incredible region by helicopter flying into or back from your ground journey whether it is Marlborough, Golden Bay over Kahurangi National Park, Abel Tasman National Park or film location sites.

The Food Forages Picnic

The perfect pathway to discover a place and its culture is to take an exploratory tour in this beautiful region through its food. The supurb Nelson climate is ideal for the many and varied, fresh grown and gourmet foods produced here.

Tranz Nelson Circuit Tour

Showcasing the very best of the upper South Island including the award-winning vineyards of Marlborough, the majestic West Coast and the stunning scenery of Nelson. Includes Tranz Scenic Train Journey from/to Christchurch

Trust the INSIDER Guide - Bespoke Private Tours

Using the time allowance as a guide Visitors can create their own day by selecting from any of the following Nelson Activities

Wine in the Wilderness Tour - Nelson and Abel Tasman

Private cruise around Abel Tasman National Park with guided walk highlighting medicinal and edible plants followed by matching your wine with gourmet local foods...