As one of New Zealand’s leading Adventure Tourism operators, Adventure South takes the responsibilities that come with this very seriously.

As well as our commitment to the environment & sustainable tourism we are also very involved in quality initiatives within the New Zealand Tourism Industry.


This is an independent quality audit process conducted by a joint venture organisation representing the New Zealand Tourism Board. The audit is very comprehensive and expensive. (Which may explain why some companies choose not to engage in it). 


The audit examines virtually every aspect of our company’s operation – from safety plans to employment, financial planning to vehicle maintenance. The process is unique to New Zealand and the envy of most countries’ national tourism organisations. 


Adventure South has engaged in this audit process since its inception. Qualmark also audits environmental and social responsibilities of a company and we are proud that Adventure South has always been awarded gold exceeding the highest levels.

A national project to build a world-class network of cycle trails. Adventure South is an official partner, supporting all the great work NZ Cycle Trails do to build, create and encourage cycling our fantastic cycle trails.

NZTIA is the umbrella organisation for the tourism industry. Membership is voluntary and fees are based on staff employed. The organisation provides industry leadership and coordination, responding to membership issues. Geoff is a past board member for the TIA representing our outdoors sector.

Cycle Tour Operators of New ZealandThis organisation is dedicated to promoting cycle safety and professionalism among New Zealand cycle tour operators. Membership is voluntary and progress relies on participants putting aside personal rivalries and acting for a common good. As a founder member Adventure South is totally committed with one of our part time guides Brian Farrant currently chairing the organization.

Adventure South work very closely with NZ's Department of Conservation to ensure that our impact on NZ's National Parks and reserves is minimal. We are licensed concessionaries and a portion of your tour payment goes to DOC towards park management.