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A True Wilderness

We at Southern Edge have been creating “Bucket List” experiences for people that love the “Great Outdoors” for the last ten years. Fully guided wilderness touring, hiking and camping safaris to customized self-drive tours, anywhere in New Zealand – nothing is a problem.

Starting life as Adventure Outfitters our full service, fully licensed travel Agency can handle everything from your flights into New Zealand, travel insurance, car-hire – you name it. We also feature experiences ranging from wilderness treks to cultural journeys – we always find the hidden gem in each destination. Small group or private self-drive itineraries, memorable accommodation and expert local guides, define the signature Southern Edge experience – There is nothing we can’t organize!


Why Southern Edge?

  • Over 10 years in New Zealand
  • A Full Service , Fully Licensed Travel Agent
  • Independent/unbiased
  • One Stop Shop
  • Choices, choices, choices


The Hump Ridge Track

3 Day Hike

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes trampers along the South Coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge. read more »
Hunting in the South Island

Physical rating: Rating 4


Ultimate North & South Horse Trek

10 Days

The Ultimate - live in it, ride through it and experience it. 5 Days South island 5 Days North Island, this is the true 'get away from it all' tour. Experience the two iconic world-renowned horse trekking tours of NZ... read more »
Hurunui Horse Trek

Physical rating: Rating 3


Big Country Hunting 6 Days in Paradise

Big Country: Big Trophies. This unique property consists of 18,500 acres of privately owned, hunting paradise. Seek world class trophies, in a spectacular authentic hunting environment steeped in hunting history. read more »

Ruapehu Eruption

Physical rating: Rating 4


Ultimate Fly Fishing

6 Day Lodge Based

Guided Fly Fishing in the Nelson region, New Zealand is world renowned for its spectacular fly fishing locations. Stalking and site casting to big wild brown trout in crystal clear water is a fly fishermans dream come true. Your chance of a trophy trout could only be a cast away. read more »
Self Drive Ultimate

Physical rating: Rating 1


Ultimate Explorer Camping Safari

27/28 Days

If you want to get to know our country in depth this is the trip for you. As this tour includes the best parts of New Zealand you will get the chance to get a piece of everything for everyones tastes! read more »
Camping Safari

Physical rating: Rating 2

4x4 Adventures

4x4 tours will take you where large crowds don’t go. Go off the beaten track and explore New Zealand’s stunning nature and mingle with the true locals. read more »
4x4 Adventures

Camping Tours

Camp and enjoy New Zealand’s nature and environment to its fullest. Swap stories with your fellow travelers by a camp fire under the stars and wake up to the most amazing views. read more »
Camping Tours

Self Drive Itineraries

Explore New Zealand on your own terms. You decide what pace you travel and what your next destination is. Enjoy your freedom driving through New Zealand’s stunning scenery read more »
Self Drive Itineraries

Adventures Tours

New Zealand is well-known for its adventure sports. There are adventures suiting everyone’s liking, ranging from kayaking and rafting to caving and ice climbing. read more »
Adventure Tours

Luxury Tours

Discover and explore New Zealand, while touring in luxurious coaches, staying in the best accommodation and enjoying the top class activities New Zealand has to offer. read more »
Luxury Tours

Summer in New Zealand December - February

Summer bring with the days being longer and warm and the nights mild. The summer is ideal for bush walks and exploring New Zealand’s varying nature. Coming Soon... »
New Zealand Summer

Autumn in New Zealand March - May

During autumn, you will see an array of colours; alluring golds and warm reds will cover the landscapes. A great season to do walks, as the temperatures will be mild and the tracks will be less crowded. Coming Soon... »
New Zealand Autumn

Winter in New Zealand June - August

The winter will see crisp blues skies and dusty snow on the mountains. This is the season for skiing and snowboarding, but also to enjoy the scenery of the South Island covered in snow. Coming Soon... »
New Zealand Winter

Spring in New Zealand September - November

During spring in New Zealand, wildlife and walking experiences fall into the ‘must-do’ category. Spring is from September to November and the weather ranges from cold and frosty to warm and hot. Coming Soon... »
New Zealand Spring