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Aspiring Guides

58 McDougall St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9422
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Great 4-day Gillespie Pass hike

My adult daughter and I did the 4 day/3-night Gillespie Pass hike in early March with our fantastic... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
jdesmond1217
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Denver, Colorado
Gillespie Pass

Taken by Michael over Gillespie Pass. Introduced us to things we wouldn't have taken on ourselves... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Robert S
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SKI & SNOWBOARD Aspiring guides offers a wide range of 1 day ski and snowboard backcountry touring options. Whether you are a beginner or expert we have a ski tour that will show you what New Zealand backcountry riding is all about. Our guides are experts in helping you to achieve your goals, whether it is to try powder snow for the first time or find some steep couloirs. ROCK CLIMBING We offer 1 day rock climbing trips out of Wanaka and Queenstown with variety of beautiful locations for rock climbing suitable for anyone from beginners to experts. The area boasts thousands of single and multi-pitch, traditional and bolted rock climbs. Whether you want to upskill or sample some of the classic multi-pitches, we can take you on a tour of the best routes in the region. TREK 1 Day hiking tours can also be arranged on request. Ranging in length for an easier 2-3 hour hike to a full 8-10 hour day. Showcasing the regions spectacular scenery.
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“ski touring” (6 reviews)
“treble cone” (6 reviews)
“great guide” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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58 McDougall St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 9422

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

My adult daughter and I did the 4 day/3-night Gillespie Pass hike in early March with our fantastic guide Frankie from Aspiring Guides. We were blessed with great weather for the last 3 days of the trip,which meant we had great views going over the...More

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you both along and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Regards Robyn

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Taken by Michael over Gillespie Pass. Introduced us to things we wouldn't have taken on ourselves (eg. river crossing), and also got us functioning to the best of our ability. Best food we've had on a tramp! We were very well matched with ability of...More

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AspiringGuides, Bookings at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thank you for the great review. Glad you had such a good trip and looking forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

I came to Wanaka to climb Mt Aspiring. Unfortunately, due to the weather, that wasn't possible. The team at Aspiring Guides went out of their way to craft an alternative itinerary tailored to my aspirations. My guide, Ervin, was absolutely fantastic. He could not do...More

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AspiringGuides, Bookings at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thanks Michael! It was an absolute pleasure and it would be great to see you back. The weather hopefully will be on board next time. Enjoy the rest of 2017. Carla and the team at AG

Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was awesome! great guide, great scenery, great group of people. Would do it again. Kinda kicked my but and would have to workout more if I did it again, probably more mountaineering than I thought.

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks for your review. Would love to have along again... winter 2017 maybe ? Cheers

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Amazing, informative and very considerate to everyone... I felt very safe and was keenly interested with all of the stories... Thank you!!

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks for your review Sarah, be great to see you again in winter 2017. Cheers

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Peter and I had such a great time ski touring through the Treble Cone backcountry with Adrian that we booked in again to check out Cardrona's backcountry the following week. We highly recommend Aspiring Guides - service was excellent starting with our first telephone conversation...More

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again next time. Cheers

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Friendly efficient and we'll planned staff. Just a pity the weather did not play game. Must be reasonably fit. .

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thanks Ian. Get in touch if you are back in the area another time. Cheers

Reviewed 27 August 2016

I went on the Backcountry skiing tour to get to explore the mountain more and do it in a safe way. I told while I was doing my reservation that I don't have much experience on backcountry skiing and I'm not an advanced skier. Well...More

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AspiringGuides, General Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Hi TK, thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry that you were put into a group with such diverse abilities. Usually we try to match skill levels of participants and in this case it appears this did not happen. We will endeavour to ensure...More

Reviewed 20 February 2016

In the summer Aspiring Guides run great tramping and climbing trips. We did their Gillespie Pass trip and it was amazing. Their logistical support made it possible to experience this beautiful part of New Zealand without having to worry about what to eat or where...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

It's not the first time I've been on a tour with Aspiring guides, and it definitely won't be my last. All the guides that I've been on tour with are professionally, affable, knowledgeable and know how to make a few days in the mountains the...More

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