Introduction

Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in conservation areas in the Southland region.

DOC Approved label.

This page lists businesses that have DOC's approval to operate in the areas it manages and can display the DOC Approved label.

What the DOC Approved label means to visitors
How to get DOC's approval for your business

For more information, email docapproved@doc.govt.nz

List these providers by service:

Transport

Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi

Rakiura Charters offers custom and scheduled water taxi services around Stewart Island, including to Freshwater River and other tramping destinations, besides a variety of guided tours and transfers for hunters all around Paterson Inlet.

www.rakiuracharters.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara ; Ulva Island-Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Diving and snorkelling; Hunting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Bottom Bus Deep South Adventures

Hop-on hop-off guided bus transport tours at the bottom of the South Island.

www.travelheadfirst.com

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Fiordland National Park; Jacks Blowhole Track; Taieri River Track; Tunnel Beach Track

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Water taxi service, small boat cruises, pelagic bird and marine mammal watching aboard Aihi, with its all round viewing. Local knowledge of Stewart Island, Ulva Island and Rakiura National Park.

www.aihe.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Fiordland Outdoors Co

Water taxi transport to Milford Track, Kepler Track, George Sound Track. Guided fishing on Upper Waiau River; guided fishing, guided walking and water taxi services in Fiordland National Park and North Mavora Lake. Guided fishing, chartered hunting, walking and charter boats services in Fiordland and Wakatipu. Guided day and overnight walk activities on the Milford Track with boat access to Glade Wharf and Kepler Track.

www.fiordlandoutdoors.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Hollyford Track; Kepler Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Te Anau area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Milford Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Routeburn Track

Activities:  Boating; Fishing; Hunting

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Wairauhurahiri Jet (1994) Limited

Permit for guided walking and jet boating (water taxi) in Fiordland National Park - Lake Hauroko, Wairaurahiri River, Lake Monowai.

www.wjet.co.nz

Activities:  Boating; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Adventure South

Guided mountain biking and walking across New Zealand.

www.adventuresouth.co.nz

Places:  Abel Tasman National Park; Ahuriri Conservation Park; Alex Knob Track; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Ben Lomond Track; Borland Nature Walk; Brunner Mine Site Walk; Burnt Ridge Track; Callery Gorge Walk; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Charming Creek North Walkway; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park mountain biking tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Douglas Walk; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Gertrude Saddle Route; Green Lake Track; Hanmer Forest Park; Hanmer Forest Park short walks; Hanmer Forest Park tramping tracks; Hanmer Forest Park walking tracks; Harihari Coastal Walkway; Heaphy Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Kahurangi National Park; Karamea area; Kepler Track; Kura Tāwhiti Conservation Area; Lake Alta Track; Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve; Lake Kaniere short walks; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Monowai Peninsula Lookout Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Makarora area; Matukituki Valley area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Molesworth Recreation Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Fox Route; Mount Tuhua Track; Mueller Hut Route; Nelson Lakes National Park; Nydia Track; Ōkārito area; Otago Central Rail Trail; Oteake Conservation Park; Oteake Conservation Park tramping tracks; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Paparoa National Park; Peak Hill Route; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Point Elizabeth Walkway; Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk; Queen Charlotte Track; Rob Roy Track; Roys Peak Track; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Sentinel Rock Walk; Snowdon Forest Conservation Area; South Borland Track; Southern Paparoa Range; Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park; Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Tongariro National Park; Tongariro Northern Circuit; Truman Track; Walks north of Haast township; West Matukituki Track; Westport area; Wilkin Valley - East Matukituki Traverse; Wilkin Valley tracks

Activities:  Mountain biking

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

High Country Helicopters Limited

Helicopters landings in the Southland/Otago area.

www.highcountryhelicopters.co.nz/

 

Places:  Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Pomahaka Conservation Area; Takitimu Conservation Area

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

RealNZ

Boat cruises in Milford and Doubtful Sound, boat and coach transport, guided walks for Te Anau Glowworm caves, Milford Track and Stewart Island and guided kayaking; Fiordland and Rakiura National Parks, Ulva Island.

https://www.realnz.com

Places:  Dusky Track; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Kepler Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Milford Track; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Te Tauri Family Trust

Trading as: Tracknet Transport, Fiordland Nature Observations, Southern Secret Fiordland Cruises Guided walking, guided hunting. guided flyfishing, passenger coach services, guided lake fishing, boat charters, water taxi services, scenic boat trips, boat charter operations and guided cycle tours

www.tracknet.netwww.natureobservations.comwww.doubtfulsound.com

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Hollyford Track; Kepler Track; Lake Marian Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Milford Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Pyke - Big Bay Route; Routeburn Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Totally Tourism Ltd

Helicopter Landings within Otago, Southland and Canterbury

www.totallytourism.co.nz 

Places:  Greenstone and Caples Conservation Areas; Mount Hutt area; Remarkables Conservation Area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Rakiura Adventure

Water taxi on Freshwater River, Rakiura National Park.

www.stewartisland.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Services:  Transport

Rakiura Helicopters Stewart Island

Scenic helicopter flights, charter and transport within Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island.

Tel: +64 3 219 1155

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Scenic flights and transport in and around the South Island with bases in Queenstown and Franz Josef. Hold wide-ranging concessions allowing access to numerous locations. Offer extensive commercial helicopter services.

www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Mount Aspiring National Park; Queenstown area; Remarkables Conservation Area; Skippers area

Activities:  Fishing; Hunting; Skiing and ski touring

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours; Weddings

Bus and Coach Association New Zealand

Charter bus services to carparks at conservation areas around New Zealand.

https://www.busandcoach.co.nz/

Services:  Transport

Nomad Safaris

Guided walks and 4WD tours in Otago and Southland.

www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Bannockburn area; Ben Lomond Track; Blue Lake walks; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Glenorchy area; Greenstone and Caples Conservation Areas; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Oteake Conservation Park; Queenstown area; Rees-Dart Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Routeburn Track; Skippers area

Activities:  Four wheel driving; Quad and trail biking; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Equipment rental

Papatowai Freedom Kayak Hire

Kayak rental at Tahakopa Bay Scenic Reserve, 1 October to 30 April.

catlinskayakhirepapatowai.com

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Equipment rental

Accommodation

Rakiura Hunter Camps Charitable Trust

Huts in hunting blocks in Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island.

www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Services:  Accommodation

New Zealand Alpine Club

Hut accommodation in Westland Tai Poutini, Tongariro and Fiordland National Parks.

www.alpineclub.org.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Tongariro National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Services:  Accommodation

Guided activities and tours

Winson Tranventures Ltd

Guiding in Fiordland, Southland, Canterbury and Otago.

https://www.winson-lee.com/traventures

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Catlins coastal area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fiordland National Park; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Te Anau area; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Nugget Point/Tokata walks

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre Pty

Guided fly fishing trips throughout Southland.

www.goulburnvlyflyfishing.com.au

Places:  Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park; Fiordland National Park; Lake Te Anau area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Snowdon Forest Conservation Area; Takitimu Conservation Area; Waikaia Forest Conservation Area

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Altitude Tours Limited

Guided walking in Fiordland National Park.

altitudetours.co.nz

Places:  East Eglinton Track; Fiordland National Park; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; The Chasm Walk

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Fiordland Expeditions

Overnight boat cruises or charters in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park.

http://fiordlandexpeditions.co.nz/

Places:  Fiordland National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ

Guided birding and wildlife walks and pelagic seabirding tours around the New Zealand coastline.

www.wrybill-tours.com

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awarua-Waituna Wetlands; Boundary Stream area; Boundary Stream walks; Bridle Track; Cathedral Cove Walk; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Hāpūpū/J.M. Barker Historic Reserve; Hāpūpū/J.M. Barker Historic Reserve Walk; Henga Scenic Reserve; Henga Scenic Reserve Walk; Hollyford Track; Manauea/Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nīkau Bush Conservation Area; Nīkau Bush Conservation Area Walk; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park tramping tracks; Rakiura National Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Tautuku walks; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Waituna Lagoon tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Water taxi service, small boat cruises, pelagic bird and marine mammal watching aboard Aihi, with its all round viewing. Local knowledge of Stewart Island, Ulva Island and Rakiura National Park.

www.aihe.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience

Guided walks, bird watching (including pelagic birds, kiwi spotting), sea kayaking, small boat cruises, scenic road tours, water taxi and shuttle service to/from tracks. Local knowledge of Stewart Island, Ulva Island and Rakiura National Park.

www.ruggedyrange.com

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; North West Circuit Stewart Island/Rakiura; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Adventure Touring

Guided walking in the West Coast, Canterbury, and Southland.

Mobile: +64 27 281 8173

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nature Quest New Zealand

Custom birding and natural history tours for individuals and groups throughout New Zealand. Private self-drive trips and special interest tours for overseas tour companies and conservation societies.

www.naturequest.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Arthur's Pass National Park; Bendigo area; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Kahurangi National Park; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Lake Alta Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Makarora Valley Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nelson Lakes National Park; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pinnacles Track; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park tramping tracks; Queen Charlotte Sound walking tracks; Rakiura National Park; Rob Roy Track; Tautuku walks; Te Waikoropupū Springs; Tiritiri Matangi Island ; Travers-Sabine Circuit; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; West Matukituki Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tanken Tours

Guided walking, mountain biking and four wheel driving in South Island locations as part of bus tours.

www.nzwilderness.co.nz

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Ben Lomond Track; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Hollyford Track; Kepler Track; Lake Alta Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Sylvan Track; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Otago Central Rail Trail; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Rob Roy Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Routeburn Track; Upper Clutha River Track

Activities:  Four wheel driving; Mountain biking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

High Country Helicopters Limited

Helicopters landings in the Southland/Otago area.

www.highcountryhelicopters.co.nz/

 

Places:  Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Pomahaka Conservation Area; Takitimu Conservation Area

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Adventure South

Guided mountain biking and walking across New Zealand.

www.adventuresouth.co.nz

Places:  Abel Tasman National Park; Ahuriri Conservation Park; Alex Knob Track; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Ben Lomond Track; Borland Nature Walk; Brunner Mine Site Walk; Burnt Ridge Track; Callery Gorge Walk; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Charming Creek North Walkway; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park mountain biking tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Douglas Walk; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Gertrude Saddle Route; Green Lake Track; Hanmer Forest Park; Hanmer Forest Park short walks; Hanmer Forest Park tramping tracks; Hanmer Forest Park walking tracks; Harihari Coastal Walkway; Heaphy Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Kahurangi National Park; Karamea area; Kepler Track; Kura Tāwhiti Conservation Area; Lake Alta Track; Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve; Lake Kaniere short walks; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Monowai Peninsula Lookout Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Makarora area; Matukituki Valley area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Molesworth Recreation Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Fox Route; Mount Tuhua Track; Mueller Hut Route; Nelson Lakes National Park; Nydia Track; Ōkārito area; Otago Central Rail Trail; Oteake Conservation Park; Oteake Conservation Park tramping tracks; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Paparoa National Park; Peak Hill Route; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Point Elizabeth Walkway; Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk; Queen Charlotte Track; Rob Roy Track; Roys Peak Track; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Sentinel Rock Walk; Snowdon Forest Conservation Area; South Borland Track; Southern Paparoa Range; Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park; Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Tongariro National Park; Tongariro Northern Circuit; Truman Track; Walks north of Haast township; West Matukituki Track; Westport area; Wilkin Valley - East Matukituki Traverse; Wilkin Valley tracks

Activities:  Mountain biking

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Stewart Island Experience

Guided walks and boat cruises in Paterson Inlet, Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island, Stewart Island.

www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Kiwi Wildlife Tours

Guided bird watching tours throughout New Zealand.

www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Rakiura National Park; Tiritiri Matangi Island

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Aurora Expeditions

Subantarctic boat trips and guided day walks, Subantarctic Islands.

www.auroraexpeditions.com.au

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hapag-Lloyd

Guided day walks on approved sites on the New Zealand Subantartic Islands. Subantartic cruise ships : MV Bremen and MV Hanseatic

www.iss-mckay.co.nz

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Guided tours in Otago Peninsula, Tairoa Headland and the Catlins.

www.elmwildlifetours.co.nz

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Jacks Blowhole Track; Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Compagnie du Ponant Pty Ltd

Guided day walks at approved sites on the New Zealand subantarctic island nature reserves.

www.ponant.com

Places:  Subantarctic islands

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Opulence Tours Ltd

Private guided tours around the South island.

https://www.opulencetours.com/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass short walking tracks ; Arthur's Pass walks for families; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Fiordland National Park; Haast, Paringa and Moeraki rivers area; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Paparoa National Park; Sharplin Falls Track; Terrace Walk ; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Totally Tourism Ltd

Helicopter Landings within Otago, Southland and Canterbury

www.totallytourism.co.nz 

Places:  Greenstone and Caples Conservation Areas; Mount Hutt area; Remarkables Conservation Area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Heritage Expeditions

Natural history boat expeditions to and guided day walks on the Subantarctic Islands.

www.heritage-expeditions.com

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Meghan Maloney Photography

Guided walks for photography workshops.

www.meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Coromandel Town area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fantail Bay Track; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park tracks; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve; Hokitika Gorge Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Kaihoka Lakes Walk; Karangahake Gorge; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Mangakara Nature Walk; Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk; Marokopa Falls Walk; Matai Falls Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Peters Pool Walk; Piopio area; Piripiri Cave Walk; Piroa Falls Track; Pirongia Forest Park; Queenstown area; Raglan area; Red Tarns Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Takaka area; The Chasm Walk; Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Track; Waiau Falls and Kauri Grove Lookout Walk; Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls ; Waitanguru Falls Walk; Waitomo area; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wildsouth Discovery Limited

Guided walking and nature interpretation at multiple locations throughout the South Island.

www.wildsouth.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Fiordland National Park; Kahurangi National Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nelson Lakes National Park; Paparoa National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Queenstown Mountain Holidays

Guided mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing and ice climbing in the lower South Island

www.queenstownmountainholidays.com

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nugget Point Catlins Tours

Guided walks in the Catlins and Nugget Point.

www.catlins.co.nz

Places:  Jacks Blowhole Track; Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Elwing Discoveries

Guided walks around Ulva Island, Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island.

www.elwing.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

ANZ Nature Tours

Tour packages and tailor-made travels for individual travellers and groups within New Zealand. Self-drive and special interest tours for travel agents as well as independent travellers.

www.anznaturetours.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Ulva's Guided Walks

Guided nature tours on Ulva and Stewart Islands. Full day forest and pelagic birding specialty trips with evening kiwi spotting.

www.ulva.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

Guided hunting trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.

www.nzphga.com

Activities:  Hunting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Chris McLennan Photography Limited

Earnslaw Burn guided helicopter photo workshop, Catlins photo workshops and Glenorchy photography homestays.

www.chrismclennanphotography.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Fiordland National Park; Glacier Burn Track; Glenorchy Walkway; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Marian Falls Track; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Routeburn Nature Walk; Sealy Tarns Track; Tasman River tracks ; Tautuku walks; The Chasm Walk

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Fiordland Discovery

Commercial vessel-based carriage of passengers to view marine mammals

www.fiordlanddiscovery.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Rakiura National Park; Stewart Island/Rakiura

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Little Meg’s Limited

Guided fly fishing excursions in the South Island.

Places:  Albert Burn Conservation Area; Awaroa/Godley Head; Catlins coastal area; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park; Greenstone and Caples Conservation Areas; Hāwea Conservation Park hunting; Karitane/Waikouaiti area; Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore area; Lake Dunstan area; Lake Tekapo area; Makarora area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Omarama area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St Bathans area; Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park; Waihola - Taieri Mouth area; Waikaia Forest Conservation Area; Wānaka area

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Images Abound: DOC concessionaires

Private landscape photography tours.

https://www.imagesabound.com/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arrowtown area; Arthur's Pass National Park; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve tracks and cave walk; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Gillespies Beach; Glenorchy area; Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve; Hooker Valley Track; Kokatahi River - Whitcombe River area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Manapouri Lake Cruises

Scenic charter boat cruise on Lake Manapouri, guided kayaking, guided walking, Kiwi viewing, water taxi service. Includes Surprise Bay, Ruby Beach, Holmwood Island, George Bay, Circle Cove, Rawiri Bay, Stockyard Cove, Pomona Island, The Monument Track, The Stockyard Cove Track, George Bay to Surprise Bay Track, South Arm, North Arm, Shallow Bay, Hope Arm

ladstaetterk@googlemail.com or +64 3 249 6893

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Monument Track; Stockyard Cove Track

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Terra Nova Tours Ltd

Guided day walking activity throughout New Zealand including the Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman National Park.

https://www.inspirednztours.co.nz/https://www.terranovatours.co.nz/english.html

 

Places:  Abel Tasman National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Motuara Island Lookout Track ; Nelson Lakes National Park; Paparoa National Park; Queen Charlotte Track; Rakiura National Park; Tongariro National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi

Rakiura Charters offers custom and scheduled water taxi services around Stewart Island, including to Freshwater River and other tramping destinations, besides a variety of guided tours and transfers for hunters all around Paterson Inlet.

www.rakiuracharters.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara ; Ulva Island-Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Diving and snorkelling; Hunting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Lynette Jack Scenic Sights

Personalised guided tours and guided walks as part of half day and full day tours by vehicle in Southland and the Catlins Coast area.

scenic.sights@xtra.co.nz

Places:  Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Limousine South NZ Limited

Conforming tracks for multiple locations in the South Island.

www.limousinesouth.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Blue Lake walks; Blue Pools Track; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Catlins coastal area; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moeraki area; Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Paparoa National Park; Ross Historic Goldfields walks; Sentinel Rock Walk; The Chasm Walk; Truman Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Westport area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

NLK Tours Ltd

Guided Walking at selected tracks in Canterbury, Fiordland, Otago and West Coast regions.

+64 9 480 4288

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Clyde - Middlemarch area; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Hooker Valley Track; Kea Point Track; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moeraki area; Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki Walk; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Terrace Walk ; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Active Adventures

Guided, small group hiking tours travelling between national parks for overnight and 2-night hikes. Trip may also include soaking in hotpools, mountain biking, kayaking and caving.

https://activeadventures.com/

Places:  Abel Tasman National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Hāwea Conservation Park; Kahurangi National Park; Karangahake Gorge; Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway; Karangahake Windows Walk; Kepler Track; Kepler Track; Kepler Track: Carpark to Dock Bay and Brod Bay; Kepler Track: Carpark to Luxmore Hut; Kepler Track: Carpark to Rainbow Reach; Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Shallow Bay or Moturau Hut; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Makarora area; Matukituki Valley area; Maunga Kākaramea, Waiotapu and Te Kopia Scenic Reserves; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Oteake Conservation Park; Paparoa National Park; Queen Charlotte Track; Queen Charlotte Track: Guided walks; Queenstown area; Te Paki Recreation Reserve; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park; Waipoua Forest; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Westport area

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand International Travel Limited

Guiding short walks on the West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Fiordland.

http://www.nzitravel.co.nz/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Big Tōtara Walk; Blue Lake walks; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Blue Valley Track; Borland Nature Walk; Cameron Valley Track; Clyde - Middlemarch area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Glenorchy area; Haast Pass/Tioripatea Highway short walks; Kepler Track: Carpark to Dock Bay and Brod Bay; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moeraki area; Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki Walk; Moraine Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Otago Central Rail Trail; Paparoa National Park; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Rock and Pillar Conservation Area; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Elite & Personal Tours New Zealand

Guided day walks throughout Otago.

www.eptours.co.nz

Places:  Arawata Bridle Track; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Bannockburn area; Ben Lomond Track; Blue Pools Track; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bullendale & Dynamo Hut Tracks; Cathedral Caves Walk; Catlins coastal area; Gibbston River Trail; Glacier Burn Track; Glenorchy area; Invincible Gold Mine Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Jack's Point Track; Lake Alta Track; Lake Dispute Track; Lake Hayes Walkway; Lake Rere walk; Lake Sylvan Track; Matai Falls Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Purakaunui Falls Walk; Purakaunui/Waitati area; Queenstown area; Rees-Dart Track; Rob Roy Track; Routeburn Track; Seven Mile Track/Wilson Bay Track; Skippers area short walks; Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Track; Wānaka area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

South Catlins Charitable Trust

Guided walks to Petrified Forest/Curio Bay, Catlins.

Greta Buckingham (Secretary)
Phone: +64 3 246 8425

Services:  Guided activities and tours

White Cloud Travel Limited

Guided touring service specialising in custom, small group tours of New Zealand's South Island and Auckland Area.

www.whitecloudtravel.com

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

Guided fishing trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.

www.fishingguides.co.nz

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Flying Aotearoa Limited

Guiding on selected conforming tracks in Canterbury, Fiordland, Otago and West Coast.

Phone: +64 27 370 9832

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Aramoana area; Aramoana Boardwalk; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fiordland National Park; Glenorchy Walkway; Hooker Valley Track; Kea Point Track; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Venture Photography Workshops

Guiding on conforming tracks for photography lessons in the South Island of New Zealand.

www.venturephotography.com.au

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moeraki area; Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki Walk; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; The Chasm Walk; Visitor Centre to Te Anau Bird Sanctuary Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Te Tauri Family Trust

Trading as: Tracknet Transport, Fiordland Nature Observations, Southern Secret Fiordland Cruises Guided walking, guided hunting. guided flyfishing, passenger coach services, guided lake fishing, boat charters, water taxi services, scenic boat trips, boat charter operations and guided cycle tours

www.tracknet.netwww.natureobservations.comwww.doubtfulsound.com

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Hollyford Track; Kepler Track; Lake Marian Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Milford Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Pyke - Big Bay Route; Routeburn Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Aurora Expeditions

Boat trips and guided day walks to the Subantarctic Islands.

www.auroraexpeditions.com.au

Places:  Subantarctic islands

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Fiordland Outdoors Co

Water taxi transport to Milford Track, Kepler Track, George Sound Track. Guided fishing on Upper Waiau River; guided fishing, guided walking and water taxi services in Fiordland National Park and North Mavora Lake. Guided fishing, chartered hunting, walking and charter boats services in Fiordland and Wakatipu. Guided day and overnight walk activities on the Milford Track with boat access to Glade Wharf and Kepler Track.

www.fiordlandoutdoors.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Hollyford Track; Kepler Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Te Anau area; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Milford Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Routeburn Track

Activities:  Boating; Fishing; Hunting

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Alpine Heliski

Heli-skiing/boarding in the mountain ranges of the lower South Island and the Central Southern Alps.

www.alpineheliski.com

Places:  Glenorchy area; Queenstown area

Activities:  Skiing and ski touring

Services:  Guided activities and tours

RealNZ

Boat cruises in Milford and Doubtful Sound, boat and coach transport, guided walks for Te Anau Glowworm caves, Milford Track and Stewart Island and guided kayaking; Fiordland and Rakiura National Parks, Ulva Island.

https://www.realnz.com

Places:  Dusky Track; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Kepler Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Milford Track; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Tutoko Outdoor Guides

Guided walks throughout the South Island and booking of DOC huts, as part of tours specialising in Japanese tourists/language.

www.tutokoguides.co.nz

Places:  Alex Knob Track; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Cascade Saddle Route; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Dusky Track; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Hollyford Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Kepler Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Sylvan Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mueller Hut Route; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Routeburn Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track; Roys Peak Track; Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rakiura Helicopters Stewart Island

Scenic helicopter flights, charter and transport within Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island.

Tel: +64 3 219 1155

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Alpine Luxury Tours Limited

Guiding throughout Fiordland National Park and Snowdon Forest Conservation Area.

www.alpineluxurytours.co.nz

Places:  Ben Lomond Track; Blue Lake walks; Gertrude Saddle Route; Gertrude Saddle Route; Gillespie Pass Circuit; Gillespies Beach walking tracks; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Hollyford Track; Hollyford Track: Guided walk; Hollyford Track: Guided walk; Hollyford Track: Hidden Falls Track; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Alta Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Sylvan Track; Moke Lake Loop Track; Moraine Creek Route; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Rob Roy Track; Routeburn Track: Earland Falls Track ; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track; Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Track; Sealy Tarns Track

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Flyfish the South

Guided fly fishing in Fiordland National Park and Southland.

www.flyfishthesouth.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Waikaia Forest Conservation Area

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Social Nature Movement Ltd: Concessionaires

Guiding on selected tracks in both the North and South islands.

Social Nature Movement website.

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary; Kahurangi National Park; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Karangahake Gorge; Kaweka Forest Park; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Richmond Forest Park; Muriwai and Te Henga area; Nelson Lakes National Park; Okura Bush Scenic Reserve; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pureora Forest Park; Rakiura National Park; Remutaka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Tangihua Forest; Tararua Forest Park; Waima & Mataraua Forests; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Capture New Zealand Photography Tours

Guided walks as part of photography tours around New Zealand.

www.capturenewzealand.co.nz

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Lake Marian Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Routeburn Nature Walk; Tautuku walks; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Mercury Travel Group Limited: Concessionaires

Guided Walking at selected tracks nationwide.

https://mercurytravelgroup.com/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Catlins coastal area; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Huka Falls tracks; Kea Point Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Maruia Falls Track; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moeraki area; Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Paparoa National Park; Taurewa Track; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro River Trail; West Matukituki Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Westport area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rising Ventures Ltd

Guiding walks – Rakiura, Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks

www.prestigeadventure.co.nz

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Scenic flights and transport in and around the South Island with bases in Queenstown and Franz Josef. Hold wide-ranging concessions allowing access to numerous locations. Offer extensive commercial helicopter services.

www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Mount Aspiring National Park; Queenstown area; Remarkables Conservation Area; Skippers area

Activities:  Fishing; Hunting; Skiing and ski touring

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours; Weddings

Once Upon A Trip

Guided walks as part of tours throughout New Zealand.

www.ouatnewzealand.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Clarence; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Tongariro National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Quark Expeditions

Subantarctic boat trips and guided day walks, Subantarctic Islands.

www.quarkexpeditions.com

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wairauhurahiri Jet (1994) Limited

Permit for guided walking and jet boating (water taxi) in Fiordland National Park - Lake Hauroko, Wairaurahiri River, Lake Monowai.

www.wjet.co.nz

Activities:  Boating; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Bottom Bus Deep South Adventures

Hop-on hop-off guided bus transport tours at the bottom of the South Island.

www.travelheadfirst.com

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Fiordland National Park; Jacks Blowhole Track; Taieri River Track; Tunnel Beach Track

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

AuthenticAs Limited

AuthenticAs offers visitors a chance to be guided on photography tours/ hikes throughout New Zealand. They specialise in breathtaking New Zealand landscape photography and capturing those priceless moments when you and yours are enjoying this magical place.

www.authenticas.org 

Places:  Ahuriri Valley Track; Allans Beach Track; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Ball Hut Route; Blue Lake walks; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Catlins River-Wisp Loop Track; Central Otago and The Remarkables hunting; Devils Creek Track; Diamond Creek Track; Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain walks; Emily Falls and Rata Falls Tracks; Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka routes; French Ridge Track; Geraldine area; Giant Tōtara Walk; Glenorchy Walkway; Government Track; Gunns Bush Track; Hakatere Conservation Park; Hook Bush Route; Hooker Valley Track; Jack's Point Track; Kea Point Track; Lake Clearwater tracks; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Lake Emily tracks; Lake Emma to Lake Camp Track; Lake Roxburgh Walkway; Lewis Pass - Waiau Pass - Blue Lake Route; Little Mt Peel/Huatekerekere tracks; Manuka Bay Track (Port Robinson Walkway); Mavora - Greenstone Walkway; Melina Ridge Track ; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Barrosa Track; Mount Somers summit; Mount Somers Track; Mount Sunday Track; Mt Alford Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Mt Nimrod Track ; Mueller Hut Route; Orari Gorge Track; Ōtamahua/Quail Island tracks; Oxenbridge Tunnel Track; Papatowai walks; Pioneer Park Conservation Area tracks; Pisa Conservation Area; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Potts River tracks; Pudding Hill Stream Route; Quartz Reef Point Walk; Rakaia Gorge Walkway; Red Tarns Track; Rees-Dart Track; Rod Donald Hut to Hilltop Hotel; Routeburn Nature Walk; Routeburn Track; Scotts Saddle Track; Sealy Tarns Track; Seven Mile Track/Wilson Bay Track; Sharplin Falls Track; Skippers area short walks; Snowdon Forest tramping tracks; South Mavora Lake walking tracks; Studholme Bush Scenic Reserve tracks; Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve tracks; Tasman River tracks ; Tautuku walks; Te Kere Haka Track; Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Track; Twizel area; Twizel area tracks; Wairepo Kettleholes Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Exclusive Tourism Services Ltd

Guided Walking and four wheel driving expeditions around the South Island.

https://www.guided.co.nz 

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park; Fiordland National Park; Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve; Kahurangi National Park; Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve; Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Nelson Lakes National Park; Paparoa National Park; Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Four wheel driving; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Kiwi Wilderness Walks

Day and overnight guided walking and kiwi watching.

kiwiwildernesswalks.co.nz 

Places:  Dusky Track; Fiordland National Park; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; South Coast Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Camping; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nature Guides Otago

Regular guided wildlife tours on the Otago Peninsula. Nature tours to other conservation areas may be available on request.

www.natureguidesotago.co.nz

Places:  Aramoana Boardwalk; Tautuku walks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Earthlore Tours and Activities – Catlins

Guided walking in Southland.

www.earthlore.co.nz

Places:  Barrs Falls (Barrs Falls Scenic Reserve); Catlins coastal area; Catlins River-Wisp Loop Track; Historic Railway Tunnel Walk; Kaka Point Bush Walk; Matai Falls Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Tautuku walks

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Aurora Charters

Water transport, pelagic seabird tours, private charters, guided walks and marine mammal viewing around Stewart Island, Rakiura National Park and Ulva Island.

www.auroracharters.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Road Scholar (Elderhostel Inc)

Guided Walking at selected tracks in Canterbury, Fiordland, Otago and West Coast regions and Central North Island.

https://www.roadscholar.org/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Catlins coastal area; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Fox Glacier South Side Walkway/Cycleway; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Matai Falls Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Minnehaha Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moraine Walk; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Papatowai walks; Taranaki Falls Walk; The Chasm Walk; Tongariro National Park; Visitor Centre to Te Anau Bird Sanctuary Walk

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Black Sheep Touring Co

Guided walks as part of small-group and bespoke guided tours of New Zealand.

www.blacksheeptouring.co.nz

Places:  Arohaki Lagoon Track; Bridle Track; Cameron Valley Track; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Ferndale tracks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; French Pass Lookout Track; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Herekino Forest Track; Hinehopu/Hongi's Track; Kahurangi National Park; Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Kaimai Summit Loop Track; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Lake Sylvan Track; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Maitai Bay Headland Track; Makarora Valley Track; Maunga Kākaramea Summit Track; Maunga Kākaramea-Crater Lake Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mimiwhangata Coastal Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ngaiotonga - Twin Bole Track; Ohakune short walks; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Track; Orokawa Scenic Reserve; Orokawa Scenic Reserve short walking tracks; Otanewainuku Forest; Otanewainuku walking tracks; Pukenui Forest tracks; Rakiura National Park; Sanctuary Track; Seven Mile Track/Wilson Bay Track; Taheke Waterfall Track; Tangihua Forest; Tangihua Forest Nature Walk; Tarawera Falls Track; Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track; Te Henga Walkway; Te Paki Recreation Reserve; Te Waikoropupū Springs; Tongariro National Park; Travers-Sabine Circuit; Waiatiu Falls Track; West Matukituki Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Whakapapa Village short walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Black Sheep Touring Company

Guided short walks in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taupo/Tongariro, Nelson/Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

https://www.blacksheeptouring.co.nz/

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Waterline Yachts

Expedition and research charter in the Antarctic and sub Antarctic.

www.tiama.com

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Queenstown Tours

Guided tours in the Queenstown/Otago/Southland area.

www.QueenstownTours.co.nz

Places:  Ben Lomond Track; Bendigo area; Devils Creek Track; Earnscleugh Tailings Track; Lake Alta Track; Lake Hayes Walkway; Moke Lake Loop Track; Motatapu Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Queenstown area; Routeburn Track; Skippers area; Skippers area short walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Catlins Wildlife Trackers

Guided walks and ecotours in the Catlins.

www.catlins-ecotours.co.nz

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Jacks Blowhole Track; Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track

Services:  Guided activities and tours

The Real New Zealand Limited

Guided multi-day tours around New Zealand.

www.newzealandtrails.com

Places:  Angelus Hut tracks and routes; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Cave Creek Memorial Track/Kotihotiho; Clarke Flat & Te Wanahu Flat tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain walks; Emily Falls and Rata Falls Tracks; Fiordland National Park; Forest Track; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Gillespie Pass Circuit; Gillespies Beach; Gillespies Beach walking tracks; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Green Lake Track; Greymouth area; Haast Pass/Tioripatea Highway short walks; Hollyford Track; Hooker Valley Track; Huka Falls tracks; Humboldt Falls Track; Inland Pack Track; Kaniwhaniwha: Nikau Walk and Kaniwhaniwha Caves; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti Circuit; Lake Sylvan Track; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moraine Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mount Richmond Forest Park; Mount Shrimpton Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Mueller Hut Route; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ōkārito walking tracks; Pakihi Walk; Paparoa National Park; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pelorus Track; Pirongia Forest Park; Pisa Conservation Area; Point Elizabeth Walkway; Pororari River tracks; Queenstown area; Rees-Dart Track; Rock Peak Track; Rotopounamu Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Routeburn Track; Sentinel Rock Walk; Speargrass Track; Tama Lakes Track; Taranaki Falls Walk; Tatare Tunnels Walk ; Taupō area; The Chasm Walk; Tongariro River Trail; Truman Track; Visitor Centre to Te Anau Bird Sanctuary Walk; Walks north of Haast township; Wānaka area; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Young River Link Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Silverseas Cruises Ltd

Guided day walks on approved sites on the New Zealand Subantartic Islands. Vessels : MS Silver Discoverer and MS Silver Explorer

www.silversea.com

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Amazing New Zealand

Conforming tracks use in Canterbury (Aoraki Mount Cook), West Coast, Fiordland, Otago, Southland and Marlborough.

www.amazingnz.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Blue Lake walks; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Catlins coastal area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Matai Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve; Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve walking tracks; Pelorus Sound walking tracks; St Bathans area; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Sidetracks

Guided walks as part of a tour throughout New Zealand.

www.sidetracks.co.nz

Places:  Abel Tasman Coast Track; Abel Tasman National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awaroa/Godley Head; Banks Peninsula area; Ben Lomond Track; Bendigo area; Cameron Valley Track; Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua; Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk; Cathedral Cove Walk; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; East Matukituki Valley tracks; Egmont National Park; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Heaphy Track; Hollyford Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Kahurangi National Park; Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway; Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) to Pandora; Kura Tāwhiti Conservation Area; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mt Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikōura Range; Nelson Lakes National Park; Pirongia Forest Park; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Rob Roy Track; Routeburn Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track; Tangihua Forest; Tautuku walks; Te Paki Recreation Reserve; Te Werahi Beach to Twilight Beach; Tunnel Beach Track; Twilight - Te Werahi Loop Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Upper Clutha River Track; Whareorino Conservation Area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Ava Travel Ltd

Guiding on selected Conforming tracks in Canterbury, Fiordland and West Coast areas.

Landline phone: 64 9 620 8668

Mobile: 64 21 31 3038 

Email: avatravelnz@hotmail.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Kea Point Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

RiverRidge Retreat

Guided walks fishing hunting and kayaking in Coastal Otago

www.riverridgeretreat.co.nz

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Jacks Blowhole Track; Tautuku walks; Tunnel Beach Track

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Coral Expeditions

Guided day walks at approved sites on the New Zealand subantarctic island nature reserves, subject to a valid entry permit.

www.coralexpeditions.com

Places:  Subantarctic islands

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nomad Safaris

Guided walks and 4WD tours in Otago and Southland.

www.nomadsafaris.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Bannockburn area; Ben Lomond Track; Blue Lake walks; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Glenorchy area; Greenstone and Caples Conservation Areas; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Oteake Conservation Park; Queenstown area; Rees-Dart Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Routeburn Track; Skippers area

Activities:  Four wheel driving; Quad and trail biking; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Koromiko Trek

Guided walks throughout the South Island and Coromandel.

www.koromikotrek.com

Places:  Alex Knob Track; Alpine Nature Walk; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur’s Pass Walking Track ; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Arthur's Pass short walking tracks ; Bealey Spur Track; Callery Gorge Walk; Cookson Kauri Walk; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Dean Forest Conservation Area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Douglas Walk; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Harihari area; Kauaeranga Valley; Kauaeranga Valley tramping tracks; Kea Point Track; Lake Hauroko Lookout Track; Lake Monowai Peninsula Lookout Track; Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve; Lewis Tops Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Aicken Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ōkārito area; Ōkārito walking tracks; Red Tarns Track; Rob Roy Track; Rough Creek Track; Sealy Tarns Track; Square Kauri Tree ; St Arnaud Range Track; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Twin Kauri Track; Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Willberg Walk

Services:  Guided activities and tours

The Road Trip

Short guided walks in the South Island.

www.theroadtrip.co.nz/

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Ben Lomond Track; Blue Pools Track; Cape Foulwind Walkway; Diamond Creek Track; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Humboldt Falls Track; Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Shallow Bay or Moturau Hut; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Lake Te Anau area; Makarora area; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Paparoa National Park; Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk; Queenstown area; The Chasm Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Westport area

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Private Discovery Tours

Nuggetburn Limited trading as Private Discovery Tours. Guided half-day walks and 4WD trips in Fiordland, Wakatipu and Murihiku

https://www.privatediscoverytours.co.nz/

Places:  Cathedral Caves Walk; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Jacks Blowhole Track; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Mirror Lakes Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Purakaunui Falls Walk; Purakaunui/Waitati area; The Chasm Walk; Waipapa Point Coastal walk; Whakaari Conservation Area

Activities:  Four wheel driving; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Talisker Charters

Guided boat tours around Stewart Island, Fiordland and the subantarctic Islands.

www.sailsashore.co.nz/

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Banks Peninsula area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Kura Tāwhiti Conservation Area; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mueller Hut Route; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Boating; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting; Skiing and ski touring; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Bravo Adventure Cruises

Kiwi spotting and boat transport/charters in Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island.

www.kiwispotting.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Zegrahm Expeditions Inc

Subantarctic boat trips and guided day walks, Subantarctic Islands.

www.zegrahm.com

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Outdoor education and instruction

Social Nature Movement Ltd: Concessionaires

Guiding on selected tracks in both the North and South islands.

Social Nature Movement website.

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary; Kahurangi National Park; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Karangahake Gorge; Kaweka Forest Park; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Richmond Forest Park; Muriwai and Te Henga area; Nelson Lakes National Park; Okura Bush Scenic Reserve; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pureora Forest Park; Rakiura National Park; Remutaka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Tangihua Forest; Tararua Forest Park; Waima & Mataraua Forests; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Weddings

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Scenic flights and transport in and around the South Island with bases in Queenstown and Franz Josef. Hold wide-ranging concessions allowing access to numerous locations. Offer extensive commercial helicopter services.

www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz

Places:  Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Mount Aspiring National Park; Queenstown area; Remarkables Conservation Area; Skippers area

Activities:  Fishing; Hunting; Skiing and ski touring

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours; Weddings

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