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Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand

Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3 442 7126
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Ranked #6 of 157 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: WINNERS of Best Tour Operator New Zealand 2012. Come for a guided walk or snowshoeing adventure with us into the beautiful New Zealand back country &... more » Owner description: WINNERS of Best Tour Operator New Zealand 2012. Come for a guided walk or snowshoeing adventure with us into the beautiful New Zealand back country & discover what really makes New Zealand different - EVERY STEP has A STORY to fascinate & astound you. Guided Nature Walks specializes in nature interpretation. The area is steeped in natural history with river valleys covered in ancient native beech forests, mosses, ferns & alpine flora & a variety of native bird life is close at hand. « less
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the 2-3 hour walk along the lake with Peter as our guide. We enjoyed every minute of the walk, Peter's comments and insight about the flora and fauna of the region was clear and thorough. He was always ready to respond to questions and share his knowledge with us. We had a delightful chat over... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Warren, Great to hear from you and thank you so much for the trip advisor review, it means a lot to Karyn & I. I'm glad you enjoyed the walk, it is rather special on that half day walk. Fortunatley nature does a lot of the talking for us here in New Zealand. Take care, Pete More

Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went on the Lakeshore, Forest and Bird guided half-day walk the morning before getting on the plane for the long trip back home. We are so glad we did. Pete was a fun and informative guide; and it was nice to briefly meet Karyn over tea and cookies on the shore of the lake (thanks for sharing the legend... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi GN, Thanks so much for the fantastic review, it means so much to us. I'm really glad you enjoyed the Lakeshore, Forest & Bird walk, it is rather special with so much diversity in such a small area. Thanks once again, Pete & Karyn More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Lakeshore Forest and Bird walk as part of a coach trip through NZ. The view along Lake Wakatipu is fantastic, with the stunning blue reflections of the sky and the mountain ranges on the south side. The guides, Pete and Karyn, were both informative and entertaining covering topics such as birds (we saw Fantails, Tomtits, Silvereye... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi LMason82, We had a great time walking with you guys, and we;re so glad you enjoyed the walk with us. I really hope we can do it again some time. Once again many thanks, Pete & Karyn More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Last week, my partner and I joined the "you vs wild" trip. We didn't really know what to expect... And we were definitely not disappointed ! The guide Peter is just an amazing guide. He has got so much knowledge. He is extremely friendly and got so many anecdotes. I would have loved to record this trip because he gave... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thank you for the fantastic review, I hope that you and your man can join me again some time. I've just stared a full day trip called YOU vs WILD Out There. If you get a chance, check it out. Once again thanks so much for taking the time to write review. Pete More

London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We picked this company because my husband was keen to hear about the flora and fauna we were seeing during our walks, having spent the majority of our time in NZ figuring it out for ourselves. So we were generally disappointed to find ourselves with a guide who pointed out very little beyond some ferns and a couple of trees... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Preciousholidays, I'm so sorry that your day with us was not as you'd expected. Our guides are highly regarded and it seems unusual for this to happen, I understand how you feel and will endeavour to correct it. I know that it was raining rather heavily that day, and as the guides are responsible for the well being and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Owners Pete and Karen picked us up at our lodging right on time. They took us to a trail that started in Bob's Cove on Lake Wakapiku. Pete is very informative and entertaining with great enthusiasm and sense of humor. Karen met us at the mid point with coffee, tea, and cookies. We had a wonderful time and saw lots... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi dcoleman62, Thanks for your great review, Karyn says Hi. It's a rather special place along the track we took, and I'm glad we were able to share it with you. Pete More

Imperia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Can't recommend these guys enough, very well organised and down to earth. Our guide Carl was fantastic and knows the area very well. Lovely lunch by the lake. Recommend highly

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Great to hear from you, I remember Heli-Snowshoeing with you and your partner, it was a great day. I hope we can do it again some time. Winter is just around the corner, we have just stacked our firewood for the coming season, so it won't be long away. Pete More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

When I was told I was we were going snow shoeing I wasn't sure what to expect, "You mean we're just going to walk around in snow shoes?" What I got was a fantastic experience and some amazing photos. The helicopter flight in to the mountains was unique (and ensures groups are small), Peter was a fantastic guide and the... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Adam, I remember Heli-Snowshoeing with you and your partner, in fact the reply on the review above yours was meant for you. I just clicked the wrong button when I answered it. It's a good job that my skills lye in guiding and people, and not computers. Stay safe out there mate, keep taking amazing shots. Pete More

New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We did this walk not really knowing what to expect, especially since it was a bit drizzly and the forecast wasn't good. But it turns out the temperature was just nice for hiking and we didn't mind a bit of drizzle, the forest canopy proved a good shelter. Our guide Carl was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the walk... More

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Tim, It awesome that you took the time to write a review, I'll certainly pass it on to Carl as he really deserves to great feed back. Pete More

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were in NZ in August and had an exceptional tour - we ended up being the only two people on the group tour. Guide was knowledgable and personable!!!! Would recommend to anyone thinking about taking!

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GWNZ, Owner at Guided Walks & Snowshoeing New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi mfholland71, Thanks for writing a review on our Trip Advisor page, it means a lot to us. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your walk with us and hope that you can join us again one day. Pete More

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