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Lakeland Explorer

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Come and enjoy our amazing outdoors of The Mackenzie Region. Cycling, Scenic Tours, Stargazing. BIKE HIRE with maps for exploring. Available at TWIZEL Information Centre and Mackenzie Country Hotel Twizel. CYCLE TRIPS with spectacular scenery on The...more
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Market Square, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day renting a bike and cycling part of the Alps 2 Ocean trail. The service was outstanding and we could put the bike ride together just how we liked it and got really good advice! Definitely worth it!

Thank Niek J
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review. We were thrilled to hear you loved your A2O Trail experience on our A2O Day-tripper Lake Pukaki. Best wishes from us for all your NZ holiday.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Jill was great. We booked a 1 day bike hire and shuttle service so we could bike 1 day of the alps to ocean cycling trail. Jill was friendly and very helpful. We cycled from the tekapo power station (along lake Pukaki ) to Twizel....More

Thank holidaynz77
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ride as much as I do. Regards Jill

Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was an perfectly clear night for stargazing at the Ben Ohau station, and guides Jill and Daniel made for an amazing experience. Jill filled the time with informative explanations and stories, and Daniel brought his camera gear and took some spectacular time-lapse photos. Dress...More

Thank mchowzer
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for your great review it was a pleasure to share the beautiful night sky with you. Thanks also for sharing your good advice re dressing warmly. We provide extra thermal jackets, pants, gloves, hats for anyone who needs them. We do try to keep...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Looking for the best place in New Zealand to see the night sky, we found Lakeland explorer. Fortunately for us, they were willing to accommodate our young family and allow a tour with our three children, the youngest almost five. We dressed warm and got...More

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LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks for your great review. We loved sharing an amazing night under the stars with you and your wonderful family. Safe travels on your holiday :)

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Jill was great throughout the booking process with recommending a trail (we may have overestimated our abilities, so listen to her advice). She was punctual both in the morning to give us the bikes, and in the afternoon to shuttle us back to our car....More

Thank Elise G
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi Elise Thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you and Haley. Congratulations for completing your big ride :)

Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

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LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

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

Reviewed 31 December 2017 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 OzzieDutch
Jill J, General Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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 :)

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