Our Services:

Trips are always hard to plan if you have groups to deal with.  Be it a 1 day trip or a tour around the South Island.

We have organised and run trips now for over 20 years.  With years of experience dealing with the requirements of high schools and primary schools, our emphasis is on safety and supervision for your students. 

Our other speciality is in ski field transport to ski area's like Porters, and also the clubfields like Broken River, Craigieburn, Mt Cheeseman and Mt Olympus.  We have a extensive fleet of 4WD vehicles and experienced drivers that are capable of taking 1 to 40+ to the mountains.

We are happy to share with you our extensive paperwork trail of H&S, RAM's and operations manual.  All our drivers are First Aid accredited and we carry a comprehensive first aid kit on board.  We are a Bus and Coach Association member and our passenger service licence numbers are 0288608 and 0288609


We think we are good at certain things and excel in others

We are good at:
  • Day trips to Hamner Springs, Akaroa, Springfield
  • Ski trips to Porters, Mt Cheeseman, Broken River & Craigieburn Valley
  • Overnight orientation programs at our Smylies base in Springfield with lots of options for group activities 
  • Education travel services where your guide/driver knows every international director in Canterbury 
  • Teritary travel service for international VIP guests who you are trying to impress 
  • School travel to a school camp or town day 
  • Flim shuttle and extra's driving with our dedicated team and own fleet of 4wd vehicles
We excel at:
  • Providing personal service 
  • Looking after your students 
  • Ensuring your VIP guests feel special 
  • Having fun (after all it is in our name)

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Some of Our Tour Products:

  • Top of the South: a 4 to 5 day tour taking in the sights of Kaikoura, Nelson and West Coast with activities like sea kayaking and river rafting 
  • West Coast: a weekend or long weekend tour to Franz Josef, Hokitika and Shantytown enjoying nature and hot pools
  • Tekapo and Mt Cook: a multi option tour taking in the breathtaking sights of the Mckenzie basin suitable for a weekend 
  • South of the South: this is the big one with all the major sightseeing stops you can do in the south of NZ including, Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford, Queenstown, Wanaka and Tekapo
  • Queenstown: 2 to 4 days of fun filled activities in the Queenstown region that will leave you breathless with the beauty of this region
  • Springfield overnight package: a relaxing package suitable for orientation for new entrants with yummy meals and funfilled activities
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Day Trips: 

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre and Horse treks:

This Centre is close to Smylies and is ideally placed for us to offer you or your guests a farm experience. Combination is possible with horse riding and/or a jet boatride as well as a great barbeque lunch.

Check out their website here http://www.rubiconvalley.co.nz/

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Castle Hill:

We can do a combination of Castle Hill with a packed lunch and return via Lake Coleridge or pop up to Arthurs Pass.

There are many wonderful walks you can do in our area from a short 30 min to a couple of days.  We can provide or help organise transport to these places. Check out the Parks Page for more information. Please note we do not offer guided walks into Dept. of Conservation areas but can transport you there and wait.

Mountain biking: with our family becoming more and more interested in biking we are finding some fun tracks to which we can take or guide you to.


Jet boating on the Waimak


Skip the boring flats of the Canterbury Plains and join the train for a day trip from Springfield to Arthur's Pass passing through spectacular mountains and high country scenery.  Give yourself plenty of time to walk around Arthur's Pass and visit the DOC info centre to learn about the historic Cobb and Co journey

School trips: we offer various trips in conjunction with Canterbury high Schools and tertiary institutions.  Contact us for compliant, well organised and safe trips 

Organise your class to come and experience a unforgettable weekend - summer or winter


Specialist Trips:

Do you require specialist transport operators for the next movie?  Give us a call.
We have a range of vehicles and a great team of experienced drivers who understand the film industry and the complex situations it can present .

Our team will solve all the logistic problems you might have in a profesional manner with minimum fuss.

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If you have a need for a Dutch or Japanese guide / driver we can assist

         guide colin

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Als u zoekt voor een nederlandse gids en/of chauffeur met alle nodige vergunningen en ervaring en een nieuw zeelands/nederlands/gronings accent dan bent U op de juiste plek aangekomen. stuur een email naar mij voor meer informatie  en prijzen colin@smylies.co.nz