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Free Walking Tours Queenstown

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| Memorial Archway, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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A Must on Arrival to Queenstown

I have to say I did not complete this whole tour. I got sidetracked by the cookie samples and lost... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
monski25
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Austin, Texas
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Very informative free walking tour

Great free walking tour through town. We learnt lots of history about Queenstown and also maouri... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Lucy G
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London, United Kingdom
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Temporarily Closed Closed until further notice - so far this summer we are not operating. Walk the streets of Queenstown with your friendly local kiwi guide. Through our unique style, combining history with entertainment, you’ll learn about the stories and legends that have shaped Queenstown. We’ll introduce you to our town and help you get the most out of your stay here. Our tours include a food sample, local beer tasting, and are informative, entertaining and unforgettable!
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“beer tasting” (12 reviews)
“great tour” (18 reviews)
“free cookies” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Memorial Archway, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I have to say I did not complete this whole tour. I got sidetracked by the cookie samples and lost the group (OK, I was also geocaching). Did about 1/2 of it and really regret not doing the whole thing (maybe tomorrow?). Mark, born and...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and to come back the next day! Glad you managed to catch the whole trip!

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great free walking tour through town. We learnt lots of history about Queenstown and also maouri culture. Free cookie and beer taster too. Definitely worth it when you first arrive in town. Its tip based so you pay what you think its worth.

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks Lucy! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our guide Jordan was informative, friendly and later we found out very creative. I had one day to spare and I'm glad I did this instead of an adrenalin activity. I learned many things about this amazing place. Its always nice to get some ideas...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks! We're pretty proud of Jordan's photography skills as well! Cheers, Mark

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Mark our guide was utterly brilliant. He was such an enthusiastic and passionate man about his home town that it was a pleasure to spend the time with him. His knowledge of the town was immense.

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks Jill! It was my pleasure.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Travelers in our mid 60s, this tour is physically moderate to easy - much more on the easy than moderate! Mark was effusive about his hometown and shared history of the region including the Maori culture as well as more modern day history. He showed...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Cheers - glad you enjoyed it, hope the rest of your New Zealand trip went as well!

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great daytime tour of Queenstown! We did the 10am tour for about 2 hrs through the downtown CBD of the city. Mark started with the first settlers to present day issues of Queenstown & was very entertaining. The walk had only a mild uphill trek...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks Terry! Great to hear you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Mark was not only a true local he is passionate about the opportunity to share South Island & Queenstown. Think history, geography, Maori, first settler challenges to live in a tough climate. All mixed with a touch of humour, character and knowledge of cafes, restaurants...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Cheers Sandy! Really appreciate it!

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Jordan we were given a great view of Queenstown. We walked along the waterfront and learned of early Maori settlement, we learned of the gold rush settlements then saw the first original buildings which are still in use. We were entertained and informed...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Cheers - it's amazing how such a small town can give so much!

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Free walking tours can be a bit hit and miss but this one was good. The guide was knowledgeable and full of local stories. The 2 hour trip had some nice stops along the way - we went to an art gallery and also to...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write your review Emily - Queenstown has definitely evolved into a tourist town these days!

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We wanted to find out about Queenstown. Mark covered this and much more. From an explanation of how peaceful Polynesian adventurers became fierce Maori warriors to the best places to eat and drink in the town centre he had information about anything we wanted to...More

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Mark_FWTQ, Owner at Free Walking Tours Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Cheers Ian, glad to see you took it all in!

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Response from Mark_FWTQ | Property representative |
Hi there, the tour is aimed more towards adults but I always try and include the younger ones in, even if it's just me talking to them a wee bit more in between stops. We've had a number of families join us in the past. All... More
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Response from Torsten H | Reviewed this property |
I gave him $ 10. Others gave $ 20. Depending on how it pleases.
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Response from Mark_FWTQ | Property representative |
Hi, yes it's an easy walk around the downtown Queenstown area. We meet at the Memorial Archway on Marine Parade at 10am and 2pm daily. The tour goes for 2 - 2 1/2 hours and is about 3km. See you soon?
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