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Around The Basin is a well established, locally owned company who pride themselves on offering a personalised service for all your biking needs on the Queenstown Trails, choose from Supported and Guided Cycle Adventures or simply Bike Hire or our...more
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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 27 952 5801
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this half day afternoon tour Bungy to Arrowtown - scenery is spectacular with snow capped mountains, suspension bridges & river gorges. Our guide LEIF provided awesome customer service & provided the support along the way that was required by my sister, he...More

Thank tmk63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time on this self-guided tour. The wineries and brewery were great, aswell as the tavern where we were picked up. A nice selection of wines and beers, and quite an experience in the amazing scenery, even on a cold winters day....More

Thank Shane_Adcock
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I don’t like exercise. But someone suggested a battery bike and I was away. Awesome scenery. Easy ride thanks to battery. Very impressed with the service. Highly recommend!

Thank 951kristin
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We did this in a freezing day but it wasn’t raining which was a bonus. The scenery is amazing and we were so happy that we got to do this. It is s few KLM’s before you get to the first winery so as we...More

Thank donna V
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant. Loved it. Fantastic. Incredible views. Stunning scenery. Great fun way to see the vistas. Fun company. Great guide. Nice comfy bikes. Highly recommended!

Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I (in our mid 20's) did the ride from Arrowtown to Queenstown. Very chilly for the first part of the ride so definitely recommend tugging up and taking gloves! We made a slight detour to see the Kawarua bridge and closest winery...More

Thank Holly Rentsch R
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The tour was extremely well organised with Steve our driver picking us up on time and taking us out into the beautiful Gibbston valley. We then had around 4 hours to explore the local wineries. We chose to spend some time at the Kawarau bridge...More

Thank Nicola B
Around The Basi... A, Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Nicola - thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed our half day self-guided Bike The Wineries Tour - we're always happy to pick up wine purchases, much easier than trying to bike with it! Cheers Steve and the ATB Team.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

There were great sights. You had really good views on the swing bridges. The wine tasting was a nice way to finish the ride, even if you didn't drink wine.

Thank Andrea B
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks Andrea - awesome to hear your bike ride was outstanding! There certainly are great sights on the Queenstown Trail and wine is just an added bonus - if you enjoy it! Cheers :)

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Great way to see the beauty of New Zealand. I haven't been on a bike in over 20 years but with a little practice and advice from the bus driver, I was off with the rest of the family. The tour was very well organised...More

Thank leanneb311
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Leanne - great to hear you loved your self-guided ride with us - it is such an awesome way to see the real Queenstown we get to enjoy! Our talented 'reassuring gnome' bus drivers are all a wealth of knowledge on the trail as...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our half day wine tour. All of the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. Everything was very well organised and we were given the freedom to do our own thing and move at our own pace. The...More

Thank 11Becca
Around The Basi... A, Front Office Manager at Around The Basin Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Becca - thanks for your feedback on our half day self guided Bike The Wineries Tour. It was great to have you out exploring the wineries and biking in the Gibbston Valley.

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Louise H
5 March 2018|
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Response from Around The Basi... A | Property representative |
Hi Louise Sorry for the delayed reply. I didn't see a notification regarding your enquiry. We do offer tours year round and move onto our winter schedule from 1 May. You should be able to book our Full Day Bike The Wineries... More
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ilovesunflowers894
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Response from Around The Basi... A | Property representative |
Hi ilovesunflowers894, Neil is right, the bridges are completely safe and only have a very small amount of upward/downward movement - not side to side! We always advise people who come out with us who have a fear of heights... More
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