We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lakeland Explorer

| Market Place, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 27 778 8993
Review Highlights
A2O Shuttle Service

We have just completed the A2O (Alps to Ocean) bike ride so needed a shuttle service to take us to... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Absolutely fantastic bike touring company - 11/10.

Wow, where to start. Jill has a knack for making you feel like a friend straight away. The service... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Read all 13 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“star gazing” (2 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Market Place, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 27 778 8993
Write a Review
Reviews (13)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 13 reviews

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.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Awesome team who know how to keep the salmon fresh during the trip north or south. Highly recommend ... great prices.More

Thank Lyn M
Management response:Responded 13 April 2017

Hi from Lakeland Explorer. I think you have posted your review for the wrong business. Did you mean to review High Country Salmon or Mt Cook Alpine Salmon? It's such a great review for them, I wouldn't want them to miss out. Regards, Jill Lakeland...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We absolutely loved star gazing with Lakeland Explorer. We have never seen stars so bright and it was so nice to be able to identify them in the night sky. Our guide Elaine was so friendly and we appreciated that she brought along blankets/hats for...More

Thank Alli128
Management response:Responded 13 April 2017

Hi and thanks for coming stargazing with Elaine and for your great review. The International Dark Sky Reserve here in Twizel can put on a splendid display. We are so pleased to hear it was a memorable night of your trip.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Would recommend this tour to everyone! If you're an experiences stargazer or never took time to look at the sky before, the friendly guides will make sure it's interesting for everyone. It's the perfect location and they keep you warm with blankets and hot chocolate!...More

Thank Vivian S
Management response:Responded 9 May 2017

Thanks for your great review. It's much appreciated hearing that your stargazing experience was amazing

Nearby Restaurants
Shawty's Cafe
543 reviews
.03 km away
Poppies Cafe
680 reviews
.82 km away
Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery
71 reviews
.03 km away
Hydro Cafe
99 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Segway Xtreme
30 reviews
.65 km away
The Jollie Biker
26 reviews
1.38 km away
Cycle Journeys
16 reviews
.80 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lakeland Explorer staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines