S² Expeditions

Based in: New Zealand 🇳🇿


Our founders, Scotty and Shawna, possess over 25 years of combined experience guiding and hosting clients in some of the world's most extraordinary locations. They bring a unique set of skills to the table, combining the highest standards of outdoor safety, professionalism, and environmentalism, all while maintaining a down-to-earth and humble approach. Their true passion lies in sharing their remarkable experiences with clients like you, and they take pride in crafting customized itineraries tailored to your preferences. They are thrilled to call the Fiordland region of New Zealand their home and eagerly look forward to introducing you to their slice of paradise.

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New Zealand Float Trips

Drift Boats for Unique Fishing Adventures

Experience the thrill of float fishing in New Zealand with our exceptional drift boat trips. We are one of the few providers offering this exciting fishing method. Whether you prefer a single-day float or a multi-day camping trip, our drift boats provide a great alternative to traditional walk-wade fishing. 

Walk and Wade Fly Fishing

Traditional Approach to Trout Fishing

Discover the essence of fly fishing in New Zealand with our walk-wade guided trips. We take you to various rivers and streams in Southland, known for its technical fisheries. Understanding insect life and matching the hatch are crucial for success. Our experienced guides will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to make the most of your walk-wade adventure. Immerse yourself in the beauty of New Zealand's trout fishing tradition.

Fiordland Wilderness Fishing

Thrilling Pursuit in Untamed Beauty

Embark on an unforgettable fishing expedition in Fiordland. Accessible only by helicopter, float plane, or water-taxi, these remote locations offer unparalleled beauty and thrilling angling opportunities. Join us for single-day or multi-day trips into Fiordland National Park's best fishing spots. Please note that weather conditions greatly influence these adventures. Brace yourself for an exciting journey into New Zealand's untamed wilderness.

About the S² Experience

Unforgettable Moments in Southland and Fiordland

Located in New Zealand's remote southwest corner, we are a guide service situated on a red deer and sheep station. Based beside the Waiau River, we provide access to exceptional fishing in Southland and Fiordland. Southland is known for its abundant wild Brown Trout, with rivers like Oreti, Aparima, Mararoa, Waiau, and Mataura offering fabulous angling opportunities. Additionally, we offer access to a private Fiordland hunting estate for both free-range and trophy hunts. 

S² Expeditions

Float, wade and wilderness trips
Immersive New Zealand's trout fishing tradition
Guides with over 25 years of combined experience
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Discover exceptional fishing experiences in New Zealand with our expert guides. From float trips in drift boats to traditional walk-wade fly fishing, we cater to all preferences. Embark on unforgettable adventures in Southland and Fiordland, where our knowledgeable team ensures memorable moments in pristine wilderness.

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Expert advice for these species

S² Expeditions is an expert when it comes to fly fishing for these species:

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout