Lake Tekapo Tours

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  • Peter H
    St Clair, Australia107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was a great day out with NZIS tours to the wonderful Mt Cook and lake Tekapo, and Tasman glacier tour.
    Pick up was on time and the day was great. I picked this tour as I did not want to to drive this long and not knowing the stops.
    We had plenty of organised stops for toilets and food/drink along the way as well as the supplied water and snacks. Recommend this trip to anyone in Christchurch looking for a great excursion.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Julie K
    Taree, Australia19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joseph our driver was very accommodating. He was an accomplished driver and at no time did I feel unsafe. The country side was beautiful and I would recommend this tour, even though it was a lot of driving!!
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • CW
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip was fabulous! View with blue sky and a full mount Cook. Took many pictures. Nice that it was in a small group. Good driver and a great day.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Ian F
    Chesterfield, UK80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm from England, staying with my daughter & son-in-law in New Zealand. While we were in Christchurch they arranged for me to go on this small group (?about 18) day trip. Our driver gave a commentary not only about the places we passed through, but also general info about NZ. She was very enthusiastic & knowledgeable. She & her colleague were happy to chat to us individually especially at the stops. We were a friendly bunch from quite a few different countries. We had a small pack of nibbles & drinks provided when we got on (early start). But after the café stop, when we got back on the bus we each found on our seats a bag from the local Fairlie baker with a generous picnic lunch. We stopped at Lake Tekapo & visited the delightful Church of the Good Shepherd & saw the Collie dog statue, both connected with local sheep farmers. At Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park we had plenty of time for a short walk, e.g. to the Tasman Glacier, see the mountain & go to the visitor centre. Some of the group transferred here to the Cooktown tour. The 12½ hours passed very quickly. I thoroughly recommend this excellent day out.
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • Alina S
    Houston, TX18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of our favorite experiences in New Zealand. Even if you are not too into stargazing it is still a lot of fun. George really does know a lot about stars and he can convey it in an authoritative and engaging way. All the extras (the hot chocolate, blankets, marshmallows, fire, blankets) make it even better. Because of the small group size, you are never rushed looking at the stars through the telescope or at the astrophotographs. He even took photos of all groupings/families with his own camera (a lot of equipment is used for the tour). Thank you George!
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • Alan P
    Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic experience. Well done to Ben for being so informative. Great to see a large working farm and the surrounding scenery. Highly recommended.
    Written 15 March 2024
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  • Evelyn B
    Seattle, Washington, United States4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning scenery! Dani was a very pleasant and fun driver/guide. The weather was beautiful. However, the recommended trail was a highway of ppl. Would have liked a different option, more challenging, and hopefully, not a crowded! Mahalo.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Jhonatan
    Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing crew and a comfortable and organised trip. I really would recommend travelling with them.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • WSTravelers
    San Francisco, CA146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top 10 NZ experience! We were in Tekapo for three days, without a car and wanted to get to Mt. Cook, when we discovered Tekapo Shuttle. We emailed and booked with them immediately and had such an incredible time. Taro was our guide for the day, what a super fun, friendly and knowledgeable guy. Our shuttle group had folks from all over the world, and it seemed as though Taro united us all as friends within a few minutes. We even saw some of our group the next day around town, which was such a nice bonus to our travels. Taro provided such helpful and fun commentary during the drive and at the various stops, he knew where the great photo spots were and taught us about local birdlife and plants. 100% recommend this service for a day trip to Mt. Cook. I am so glad we crossed paths on our travels. Five stars, Taro!
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Paul C
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brent was a careful driver and arrived bang on time - he was courteous and told us a few things of note at the viewing points. The van was clean and comfortable. We had bad weather at Mt. Cook but he did his best to help the intrepid walkers who ventured in the pouring rain get the best of their experience. Cheeky was easy to book with and we would use them again
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Coupdog
    Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After an unfortunate mechanical issue with our bus which meant we were delayed in leaving, our first leg of the journey was fabulous - Will, our guide, was knowledgeable and professional and kept us moving while still recognising that we wanted to see everything and get all our stops. The three of us moving on to Queenstown were well catered for and those returning to Christchurch were told the return time of the tour would be extended to account for the delay. Our second guide, Sinchan (Mt Cook to Queenstown) was also very knowledgeable but was quite a scary driver, speeding often and several times cutting corners which meant we went onto the other side of the road. Spectacular scenery the whole way along - a great way to see NZ without having to drive it yourself.
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • Chander S
    Ghaziabad, India283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it buddies ! Great coach, driver Stewart who knows so much of the land and history and geography. His discourse on the way was so educative. The drive is scenic beyond imagination. Photography is a must do. Many stops on the way. For washrooms, lunch, shopping and much more. Mount Cook and snow covered ranges, blue waters, Shepard’s church, ode to collie dog, and look out points. Never seen such beauty and maintained wonderfully. Kudos!
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • Kauri2507
    Auckland, New Zealand248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surpassed our expectations. Was our 40th wedding anniversary, so very similar haha!

    Ben’s driving skills impeccable as is his eyesight- always amazes me when locals see something that I swear is not there, so I will google a picture next time.

    Had beautiful mountain water and Ben was patient and answered questions he probably gets hundreds of times.

    Cass Valley and farm was so interesting being a generational farm. From Mountains to braided rivers

    Wasn’t rushed. If you are wavering, just go. Worth every cent and remember your camera. the ride isn’t scary or challenging if you’re a nervous nelly

    Thank you
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • LWJax
    Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the most flexible tour I've ever seen. If you can't find exactly what you want, just let them know and I'm confident they will work it out exactly as you want. I appreciated that everyone on the tour seemed to have a different origin, stays, and destination and was amazed they were able to keep everyone straight. I wasn't able to make the connections with other travelers I had hoped for, though, with all the turnover. The scenery was beautiful and I really lucked out with gorgeous weather. My name was misspelled at the train station, a small glitch that was easily overcome since I had copied my email confirmation to the notes in my phone and could access without wifi. The delivery to my hotel was a glitch that was not as easily overcome. The shuttle dropped me off across the street because.... there was too much traffic!?! So I crossed a wet road in the dark, wearing dark clothes, dragging a large suitcase and carrying a heavy shoulder bag in between the heavy traffic. Delivery to my hotel was a wonderful amenity, but I wasn't a big fan of how it was accomplished. Would have given a five rating other than that.
    Written 25 May 2019
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