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“Wonderful Trip to Milford Sound”
Review of Alpine Adventures

Alpine Adventures
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Queenstown Lake Alta Remarkables Hike
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US$174.97*
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Queenstown Personal Private Tour
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Routeburn Track 1 Day Hike from Queenstown
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Alpine Adventures creates unforgettable customised luxury tours with a private guide for people who dream big and demand the best. Owner/head guide Lee Saunders will show you the most stunningly beautiful and remote places such as Queenstown, Fiordland/Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Wanaka or Glenorchy, just to name a few and in a way you simply couldn't experience on your own. We combine warm Kiwi hospitality and personal attention with local connections and exclusive access to thoughtfully craft your trip of a lifetime. Discover how hiring a private guide in New Zealand is the ultimate way to experience our beautiful country, without crowds or compromises. Alpine Adventures offers Private Sightseeing Tours, Hiking Tours, Helicopter Tours and Snow Tours.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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!

1  Thank Karen M
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Lee S, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks so much for the great review I'm glad you enjoyed it

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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.

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Lee S, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

I like great reviews like these so enjoyable havering you come with Alpine Adventures

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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.

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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.

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Mark D, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Mark D, Owner at Alpine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 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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