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SUP, Freediving, Surf Guiding in New Zealand

Advanced difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 6 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer included

This is the perfect trip for anyone seeking a unique wilderness experience in a special and remote part of southern New Zealand! All activities here will be accessed easily from your wilderness home and you will be ensured to have a warm and comfortable place to stay. You will visit fantastic locations and experience some of New Zealand’s best and most seldom visited scenery. Awarua Guides will prepare and help you the best they can for a memorable and fun wilderness experience!


  • Multiactivity watersports for advanced level only
  • Enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, freediving, and snorkeling
  • Equipment for snorkeling, SUP, and surfing
  • Scenic flights into the West Coast wilderness
  • Organization and facilitation of trip and guiding
  • Daily meals, light snacks, and beverage
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Japanese
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Queenstown Airport
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Accommodation is provided in conjunction with the authentic wilderness home and safari tent camp. This includes access to a hot shower, solar and generator power, satellite internet for weather and communication, a refrigerator, sea kayaks, a rowboat, surfboards, standup paddleboards, and power access for recharging camera equipment. Awarua Guides can also provide a variety of accommodation options in the surrounding wilderness areas if you are looking to explore more during your adventure.


On a wilderness adventure with Awarua Guides, the team will collect you from your Queenstown hotel or airport for an amazing scenic helicopter flight through the Southern Alps. You will fly past mountains, glaciers, lakes, and forests, to the incredible wilderness coastline and touch down in front of the Awarua base in amazing coastal Northern Fiordland.

During your stay, Awarua Guides will introduce you to some of New Zealand's most stunning coastal wilderness and all the activities that abound within this area.

You have a variety of hiking, kayaking, surfing, wild food gathering, freediving, and snorkeling, plus wildlife spotting; native bird life, wild red deer, and marine mammals.

Awarua Guides provides sea kayaks, surfing, and snorkeling equipment (as needed) plus stand-up paddle boards to help you enjoy your experience.

They won't join you on every outing, but they will give you guidance and direction to enjoy and experience the area in the best and safest possible manner.

You cook and dine together on the freshest and finest wild New Zealand cuisine. Accommodations and comfortable beds are provided in canvas safari tents in conjunction with Awarua Guides' unique wilderness cabin for an unforgettable, authentic wilderness experience in coastal Northern Fiordland.

At the completion of your visit, you have the helicopter return to whisk you back to Queenstown on another amazing alpine flight, with a smile and a great story to tell. Many people leave this Awarua Guides saying their experience was life-changing.

Awarua Guides look forward to hosting and showing you all the best remote Nothern Fiordland coastal wilderness.

Included excursions

On this wilderness adventure, you will enjoy exceptional scenic helicopter flights.


This surf trip will take place in the remote wilderness of northern Fiordland and southwest New Zealand. This special and unique area is one that Awarua Guides has many years of experience guiding and hosting in. You will access the region by an amazing scenic aircraft flight and see all the best this seldom visited region has to offer.


You will dine on the freshest of wild cuisine plus a variety of other fine New Zealand foods. Awarua Guides' wild foods have recently been featured in the pages of USA’s Bon Appétit Magazine and Men’s Journal. Your activities offer you the experience and enjoyment of catching and hand harvesting precious wild foods in these remote locations and the process of preparing them for a quality dining experience.

The food may include seafood, crayfish, green lip mussels, fresh fish, paua, and wild Fiordland venison. Awarua Guides strives to use additional organic and free-range produce where possible. Special diets can be catered for, however, please remember these are very remote locations and food items are hard to source, so please be flexible and open with menu preferences and give Awarua Guides plenty of notice of allergies or dietary needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Scenic flights into the West Coast wilderness and return
  • Organization and facilitation of trip and guiding
  • Satellite internet and communications for safety, aircraft communication, and weather forecasting
  • All meals, light snacks, and a tasty beverage or two in the evening
  • 2 nights accommodation in canvas safari wildlife tents
  • A contribution to Awarua environmental efforts
  • Department of Conservation fees
  • Use of adventure, snorkeling, SUP, and surfing equipment as needed
  • GST

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra days

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Queenstown Airport Airport transfer included: Queenstown Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
3 days / 2 nights
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