Experience a new wilderness surf adventure to the remote shores of Fiordland in New Zealand.
From $1650 NZD pp 7 day trip
We offer a change from your usual tropical surf destinations. With quality un-crowded waves, moderate temperature water, an abundance wilderness and exploration that makes a trip with us a true surfing safari.
Our heli surf trips start from our home base in NZ’s adventure capital Queenstown, we fly through dramatic snow capped southern alps and along wilderness coastlines to land on the beach, or in front of our remote heritage home if going by helicopter. This a short stroll from some amazing quality waves.
This rugged landscape has drawn a handful of pioneering families to its remote shores through the 60’s to 80’s and our family has managed to maintain a presence and livelihood in the region till today, making us one of New Zealand’s most remote families.
We’ve donated charity trips to Surf Aid international, hosted professional surfers & snowboarders, new school surfers, old school surfers, big wave riders, and even given some people their first ever surfing experience. All have left grinning from ear to ear, as good friends, and vowing to return again soon.
“The plane / Heli flight.:
Mountain flying in Southern New Zealand is an incredible experience, much like what you would expect to find in wild Alaska. You can fly though Milford Sound and past one of the steepest sea cliffs in the world, or past some huge towering glacial peaks.
Wilderness & Mountain Back drop:
By the time our visitors climb out of the plane or heli to a snow covered big mountain drop and miles of untouched forest and ocean, their trip is usually already made worthwhile from this experience alone.
Sea Food & Wild game:
With a quality environment at our doorstep, we can catch large Rock lobster, abalone (Paua), mussels and great sea fish. Add to the menu wild venison, big brown trout and a Qualified chef, and the dining experience is another raving point.
Our visitors love experiencing life in frontier country, four days walk from the nearest road. In our home setting everything has to had to be flown in, generators, our tractor, quad bike, plus the lumber, and add all this up, and you have a true wilderness homestead. Other epics historic tales include Maori voyages, gold miners, failed port towns and ship wrecks, plus heroics of a wild cattle muster.
We have comfortable family home empty for our use, with hot showers, satellite internet, gas cooking, and bunks for ten. A few meters away we have an amazing safari tent camp to give surfers their own comfortable accommodation and space, its just a short stroll to a variety of empty waves, and the heli can land at our doorstep and whisk you away to a selection of other waves.”
No surf trip is complete with out quality waves, and surfers usually want hollow ones. We’re in luck with a variety of point, beach and river mouth breaks, some WQS surfers I have hosted have said as being some of the best set ups they have ever seen.
The water temp at around 18c always exceeds peoples expectations also. You can see how the waves are breaking from only metres in front of the camp, or there is a surf check tree with a rope ladder providing a great viewing point.
The 3 miles of beach with 2 large headlands offers good waves in a northerly, easterly, southerly and moderate south westerly winds. This gives us a wide wind/swell window once at a location during our surf adventures. A short walk from the camp we have a big grunty A frame wave, a peeling right point with a hollow take off, a long fun right hand point break, and a fun beach break.