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Lakeland Explorer

| Market Place, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 27 778 8993
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Great family bike ride around Twizel

Twizel is an excellent base for bike rides with the family. There are loads of scenic trails which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mewett_Family
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Newcastle, Australia
Day trip lake Pukaki

Great day out with our 2 boys (12 & 14) Jill dropped us off with our bikes and off we went! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stefan J
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Tourist Activities - Bike Rentals, Cycling Trips, Scenic Tours, Stargazing Tours Visiting Twizel? You can rent a bike with maps to explore local trails. You can book a supported non-guided cycling trip to ride scenic lakeside trails and The Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail: Choose a day, weekend, week away. For the non-cyclist take a Scenic Tour: 2 hours, /2 day and full day trips. Aoraki-Mt Cook, Lakes Tour, Taste Twizel, Photographers' Sunset Tour. Stargazing 2 hour tour in Aoraki-Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
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| Market Place, Twizel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Twizel is an excellent base for bike rides with the family. There are loads of scenic trails which are mostly flat and very doable with kids. We hire bikes form the iSite visitor centre. Bikes we’re reasonable quality for riding around the town. The lady...More

Thank Mewett_Family
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thanks for your review. It’s great to hear you had a good time out on the bikes with your family.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out with our 2 boys (12 & 14) Jill dropped us off with our bikes and off we went! We cycled along a canal, via a salmon farm towards lake Pukaki. The ride was beautiful and very diverse. A well deserved stop at...More

Thank Stefan J
Jill J, General Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stefan Thanks for your great review. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the ride and the bikes. It is a great day trip and my pleasure to help.

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We hired two bikes via the I - site in Twizel. Very good service and advice. Bikes were good for the local terrain, mostly flat for our ride. Appreciated the high visibility vests. $35 each for 3 hours. A very enjoyable ride.

Thank Caroline M
Jill J, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hi and thank you for your review of our bike rentals. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable ride :)

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have just completed the A2O (Alps to Ocean) bike ride so needed a shuttle service to take us to the beginning of the ride, take our bags each day to our next accommodation and then take us back from Oamaru to Twizel where we...More

Thank r0sie56
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Many thanks for your great review. It was a pleadure to help you enjoy a fantastic experiene on the A2O Cycle Trail .

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wow, where to start. Jill has a knack for making you feel like a friend straight away. The service at Lakeland Explorer was above and beyond what I expected from a professional company. Jill was punctual (unlike us!), flexible, caring and supportive, and helped us...More

Thank Sydneysider_11
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Wow that's a great review and the pleasure was mine to meet such a wonderful family. Thanks from Lakeland Explorer and Jill :)

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Jill-company director pick up me at 6.00 AM on the dot. The same happened regards to collection time at the end of the trail. She took me to the Mt.Cook in a modern, comfortable, clean van. Jill was a wonderful guide on my trip to...More

Thank piotrekj81
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and help with your journey. All the best for completing your trip.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We did bike ride around Lake Ohau during March. It is an awesome experience. We booked bike ride with Lakeland Explorer. The service is excellent! We really enjoyed our bike ride and felt so lucky to find Lakeland Explorer.

Thank jcztrip
Management response:Responded 9 May 2017

Thanks for your great review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Lake Ohau cycle trip and our service.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had the most epic, unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Jill was very attentive of our needs especially that we have a 3 -year old in tow for a 38-km bike ride along Lake Ohau. We got lost and back on the track and successfully...More

Thank Yen B
Management response:Responded 7 May 2017

Thank you for your great review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to help you enjoy a great day cycling with your family.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

excellent guides, private site for star gazing, personal touch , gave out hot bottles, tea, sweets and myth sharing

Thank fungtian
Management response:Responded 24 April 2017

Many thanks for your review, it was a pleasure to share the experience.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We planned a cycle over Easter and we required a shuttle back from Twizel to Tekapo. Jill was extremely helpful and the shuttle was organised without any trouble.

Thank Grant M
Management response:Responded 17 April 2017

Thanks for your great review it is much appreciated.

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