cheeky kea tours

The Authentic Kiwi ExperiencE!

We're a locally owned and operated tour company based in the South Island, New Zealand. With us, you will

  See More, Do More, Spend Less.

Me and some chicks

Me and some chicks

Best environmentally friendly tour operator in the South Island

Kaikoura sunrise

Kaikoura sunrise

See more, Do more, Spend less

Seals sleeping at Milford Sound

Seals sleeping at Milford Sound

Environmentally friendly tours.

Lake Tekapo with my bestie

Lake Tekapo with my bestie

Cheeky kea, the best option for your holiday



Kaikoura, one of our main destinations in our South Island Tours

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Wine tasting is also part of this amazing tour!

Tekapo <3

Tekapo <3

Locally owned and operator tour company based in Christchurch, New Zealand

Best holiday ever!

Best holiday ever!



Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and NZ wildlife on this fantastic tour

Breathtaking landscapes

Breathtaking landscapes

100% kiwi as tour company

Our tours

Not only have we want to take to the best sports in New Zealand, but we also want to offer you exactly what you've been looking for! That's why we have come up with 4 different types of tours!


Adventure Tours

We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE!

Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?

Our guided tours cover transport, accommodation, breakfast and a bunch of freebies like some classic kiwi snacks, kayaks & bicycles, Milford Sound tour and WiFi. 

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Wing-it Tours

We reckon we're the most flexible tour company around!

Even though our guided tours are flexible as, we understand that some people just want to wing-it and drive themselves.

Let us customise a tour, with pre-booked accommodation and activities. We'll make sure you've got all the info you need including easy maps, recommended places to eat & shop, as well as access to our team by phone 24/7.


Food & Wine Tours

Cheek Kea Food & Wine tours coming soon!

Prepare to taste your way around New Zealand on one of our amazing Food & Wine Tours, starting in 2020 and exclusive to Cheeky Kea Tours.


We've done all of the hard work for you - picking out the best locations for fresh produce, seafood, wine and artisanal products.

You love food, you love wine and so do we! 


Photography Tours

Fancy yourself as a bit of an amateur photographer?

Cheeky Kea Tours has partnered with some talented professionals and are excited to be launching our very own photography tours in 2021!

You've seen the pictures and videos, and now you can get up close to the action and have a professional photographer guide you in creating your own breathtaking portfolio.

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All you need to do is pick a base option, select any required addon and let us do the rest.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery along the way!

Our guests have spoken


—  Becca Worsham

“Cheeky Kea Tours feels like having a friend show you all the best spots in their hometown, except instead, you’re shown the entire South Island. Cheeky Kea Tours didn’t just show me the best of the South Island, though. It grew to also give me a group of friends, some of whom I’ve already traveled to see again.

Jesse, founder of Cheeky Kea Tours, was like the big brother of our group, making sure we had the full New Zealand experience. He bought everyone classic Kiwi meals and took us to spots we couldn’t have found without him as tourists. I was actually surprised by how many extra treats we were given free of charge. Those, along with free breakfast and accommodation, really helped financially. With only 6 of us, it was a much more intimate, friend-based feeling than your average tour, where 50 strangers are packed onto a bus and made to get up at 7am for the next stop. We were asked which places we were interested in and a route was created based on what we wanted. Jesse took into account that we’re tourists, and showed us the best featured parts of the South Island. But also, he treated us like locals, bringing us to the best pie shops, bars, and hidden spots along the way. He even taught us how to play cricket.

Cheeky Kea Tours really thought of everything to make the trip fun and relaxing. The drives were full of snacks, laughing and a giant playlist that everyone added to. Cheeky Kea Tours knew exactly how much alone time we would need too, and gave us space to hang out as a group if we wanted but also go off and explore on our own. There were no rushed, early mornings, no loud party hostels, and truly no stress. Everything was taken care of.

The only way to find tourist experiences like this is by word-of-mouth. So I’m telling you now: Cheeky Kea Tours is your way to see the very best of NZ with someone truly looking out for you. Find your travel family with Cheeky KeaTours.” 


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we love collaborating!

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We're always looking for like-minded business partners so if you're keen to talk about how we can work together, flick us a message... we'd love to hear from you!