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Alps 2 Ocean

Explore the new Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trail which is regarded as one of the best New Zealand cycling tours available, giving cyclists access to some of the South Island's most dramatic scenery and legendary country hospitality, food and accommodation

See the stunning tussock alpine region of the Southern Alps with its snow capped peaks, breathtaking views of Aoraki/Mt Cook - New Zealand’s highest mountain, golden highlands, stunning turquoise lakes, glacier-carved valleys and the Waitaki Valley with its hydro-lakes – Benmore Aviemore and Waitaki.
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West Coast Wilderness Trail

Distances average around 30 km a day, and the cycling is suitable for beginners and families.

Follow the West Coast Wilderness Trail and enjoy gentle cycling in a landscape rich in beauty, history and diversity. Where else but in Westland can you see such diversity: towns, alps, lakes, rivers, wetlands, ocean and native bush, all in such close proximity?

All meals are provided, and you'll stay in very comfortable accommodation.

Queen Charlotte Walk

Tucked away at the top of the South Island is the hidden gem that is the Marlborough Sounds.

Formed over 10,000 years ago after the last ice age when sea levels rose and drowned a series of deep valleys, the Marlborough Sounds consists of three main bodies of water (Pelorus, Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds) and a number of secluded bays, coves and sandy inlets, making it one of the best places in New Zealand for exploring the outdoors, on land and water.

Departing from Picton your water taxi will drop you at Ship Cove and the start of your Queen Charlotte Walk.

What people are saying.....


mesopotamia high country walk

“A really good package - great walking, wonderful views, yummy food and a guide who was aware of individual needs”

Ann, Auckland
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west coast trail

“A great trip with a good number of walks and varied landscapes”

Graham, Sydney - Australia

west coast wilderness trail

"Wonderful. This was a perfect way for us to explore New Zealand. This is our first trip to your beautiful country!”

Elizabeth and Brian, U.S.A,  February 2017
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the queen charlotte walk

“What a great experience - well organised, great leadership, good food and accommodation, as well as fantastic scenery”

Ruth, Queensland - Australia

We are experienced, professional and friendly

Tuatara Tours is an experienced and innovative walking and cycling adventure company, especially in the South Island of NZ. The vision at Tuatara Tours is to encourage as many people as possible to be involved in fun, adventure and the outdoors.


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