Guided South Island, New Zealand, tours with a professional tour guide
Local expertise with a human touch
Guided South Island tours for private groups - whether you want a tour encompassing the South Island's major destinations, or to get off the beaten track, The Inside Story can take you on a tour specially tailored to your interests.
The best of Christchurch City and its scenic surrounds.
The picturesque valleys and bays of Banks Peninsula, including the charming seaside town of Akaroa.
Remote Arthur’s Pass in the heart of the Southern Alps, New Zealand’s greatest mountain range.
Your exclusive guided day tour to any of the great destinations in the Christchurch area, specially designed for your group's interests and requirements. Private day tours to Akaroa, Arthur's Pass, Kaikoura, Mt Cook and Hanmer.
Why are The Inside Story's tours different?
These are more than just sightseeing tours. Seeing New Zealand's South Island is one thing; understanding it is the real magic.
That is why The Inside Story puts so much emphasis on insights and stories: engaging insights about New Zealand's young and restless landscape, her unique plants and animals, the polynesian Maori people, the pioneering European settlers, and contemporary events and culture.
Also see reviews for The Inside Story on Tripadvisor
'It's rare to find a knowledgeable guide who caters so well to one's interests; it was indeed a memorable day' - Mary Tang, Australia.
'This is the most relaxed and informative tour we've been with. I only wish we had more time to spend with you!' - Jean Y., Scotland.
'My husband and I were completely satisfied and enlightened with "The Inside Story" tour in Christchurch. We will recommend to others.' Suzanne and Alfred Baumann, USA.
'This was an exceptional tour that was well worth the cost! Very informative.' Daphne, USA.
'Terry is an absolute fountain of local knowledge and customs and is to be highly commended' Jennie, Devon, UK.
'Leisurely, interesting and informative tour with personable guide. Exceptional value' Brian and Marjorie, Harrogate, England.
'Terry's knowledge of the area, his attention to detail and friendly manner as a guide are well above the normal' Ric and Ailsa McDonald, Western Australia
'A well-organised, interesting and friendly tour with very comfortable transportation' - Andrew, Australia.
'Terry is very pleasant, knowledgeable and informative. We would recommend "The Inside Story" tours to anyone travelling in this area.' Sam and Debbie Chapin, USA
'Great trip, intimate atmosphere, all questions answered. Saw a lot, and could stop to take pictures' - Terry Cooper, USA.