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“Wonderful Trip to Milford Sound”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alpine Adventures

Alpine Adventures
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US$1,264.75*
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Milford Sound Cruise and Helicopter Flight including Scenic Landings from...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Alpine Adventures creates unforgettable customised luxury adventures with a private guide for people who dream big and demand the best. Owner/head guide Mark Dewsbery will show you the most stunningly beautiful and remote places such as Fiordland/Milford, Mt. Cook, Wanaka or Glenorchy - just to name a few - in a way you simply couldn't experience on your own. Day tours available from Queenstown or let us help you arrange longer trips throughout the South Island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Wonderful Trip to Milford Sound”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Since we spent most of our trip driving around New Zealand, I decided to leave the transportation to Mark Dewsbury of Alpine Adventures. Mark set up a fantastic trip for us, from the pick up at our B&B to the drive to Milford Sound with scenic stops along the way. We avoided the tour bus stops and any crowds. Mark arranged for our cruise on Milford Sound with lunch, and return small plane flight. It all proceeded flawlessly and was a great experience for us! Mark is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area. Thanks, Mark, for making our Milford Sound trip a memorable experience!

Visited October 2015
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“Excellent Hike Experience for Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Mark brought our family of 2 adults and 2 children for a one-day hike to Lake Sylvan and Bobs Cove. We enjoyed it very much. Mark was extremely knowledgeable about everything, from plants, survival skills, weather, history, etc. He was very prompt in communication and very professional. He was also flexible in changing the itinerary for us to go to a different track when the kids were tired. We would definitely recommend Alpine Adventures.

Visited July 2015
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Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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“The full Queenstown Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

We looked to hire a guide in Queenstown, and Mark was able to provide much more than we expected. He was able to lead us on various hikes around Queenstown, and even though weather caused multiple changes to our plans, Mark watched the weather attentively and actively helped us change our plans to accommodate our desires within the issue of the weather. He was a low-key guy but extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. If you work with Mark he can give you extensive information on Queenstown and you will feel like a local. We definitely recommend Alpine Adventures.

Visited January 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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“A weekend of excellent skiing with Mark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I booked a guided skiing weekend with Mark for Queenstown area including some heli skiing. The organisation was excellent.
The proposed Queenstown Park hotel was a very good place to stay. Nice and professional staff and a large room.
We had been lucky as we got some snow just in time. Mark turned out to be a guide with excellent knowledge of the area and a nice personality. I very much enjoied my time and I can recommend Alpine Adventures as the only point of contact if you consider a guide for visiting the South Island of NZ.

Visited August 2014
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Mark D, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
It was great spending time with Klaus, nice to be out with a good level skier and during our chair lift rides sloving the worlds problems :) Look forward to seeing you next time Klaus.
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“Services of Alpine Adventures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We utilized the services of Mark Dewsbery of Alpine Adventures to help us on our recent trip to New Zealand. Mark arranged a variety of activities including various hikes, tours, etc. I had been to NZ twice before. I can honestly say that many of the activities, perhaps the most memorable ones, I would NEVER have found on my own.

Mark arranges some incredible adventures for us. I personally loved flying to a remote location, hiking several hours without seeing another person and seeing amazing sights upon our arrival at the destination such as an isolated seal colony. We really enjoyed all of the activities that Mark arranged for us. He was also very helpful in giving us recommendations for restaurants, shops, etc.

Mark was always prompt. He was a pleasure to be around. Everything was delivered as promised. There were NO surprises whatsoever. Mark knew a lot of the history and background of the areas we visited. This was particularly informative. I always felt safe as well.

IN short, I would highly recommend Mark & his services to anyone contemplating a trip to new Zealand.

Visited July 2014
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Mark D, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Larry and Mary-Lynn, a fantasic energic couple, had some great laughs saw some stunning scenary, you guys were a pleasure to be around. Hope to see you guys back down this way again.
Congrats again on your engagement :)
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