TIAKI connection tour

This tour IS 7 days and 6 nights

It is an eco-adventure and scenic tour


One of the wonderful things about the South Island of NZ is that, within a very short travel time, you can be transported from the peak of a snowy mountain top to a pristine beach on a wild uninhabited coastline.

On this tour we immerse you in the breathtakingly scenic and magnificent natural landscapes. The remote places, off the beaten track. While enjoying the comfort and luxury of our carefully select accommodation.

 We connect you to the real New Zealand, the people and the places that sing to your heart.

You have the option to explore via bike, hike, boat, kayak, 4WD and more.



The places you stay and people you meet are those whom we have searched out, and intentionally chosen to partner with, based on their alliance with our Tiaki Promise Commitment.

The accommodation on this trip is unique and exciting yet luxurious;

  • Eco-luxe mountain lodge
  • A-frame bungalows in the middle of national park rainforest
  • A glamping yurt village with spa pool
  • A private cabin on a cruise/sailboat in the beautiful, doubtful sound.

Your accommodation is at the heart of this natural wonderland. The southern alps and national parks of New Zealand’s South Island.

Reigional dining at its best!!!

This trip includes all food.

Some evenings you will be catered for by the carefully chosen, resident chef at your accommodation.

Other nights you will be dining at local restaurants, showcasing the best of the area’s seasonal produce.

When you really are in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by rainforest, in your bungalow… a private chef will be brought on-site, to prepare a banquet of wild food from the natural environment around you!!

Yes, we are foodies, and we’ve made sure your taste buds will be joining in for all the fun on this holiday.


We have some pretty special experiences on offer for you during this trip.

  • Exploration of the remote and wild Dart river valley either by raft, e-buggy or e-bike.
  • Forest walks with a local biodiversity group.
  • Learn about and have a try at traditional wild crafting, including basketry.
  • A chance to contribute back to this area by planting a native tree in support of local forest restoration
  • A tour of a biodynamic farm or vineyard
  • Wine tasting at our internationally award winning biodynamic wineries
  • An ecotour via boat to a remote island on Lake Wanaka. Which has a lake with an island on it!!
  • A half-day guided E-bike trip along stunningly scenic riverside bike tracks.
  • Waterfall discoveries woven through the trip
  • Night, guided tour through ancient cave formations filled with glow worms.
  • Two days, one night, cruise through the internationally famous Doubtful Sound.
  • Opportunities to go kayaking, fishing, swimming and exploring.

This tour includes:

  • A small group size of no more than 8 people
  • All the activities, adventures and experiences described above
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • all breakfasts and dinners
  • comfortable and modern transport and driver/guide
  • experienced and knowledgeable local guides

Remember, we tailor our tours to suit you.
We will make sure it’s the holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

Get in touch to chat with us about what this could look like for you


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