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Address: 4 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 3-434 5010
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We offer a range of services on The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trail (A2O), rock...

We offer a range of services on The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trail (A2O), rock climbing and cycle hire. Our tours are second to none and we pride ourselves on delivering high quality services. Our clients are considered are ambassadors and we will cater to your needs. If you want to be independent then we can organise and book your itinerary for you. We offer bike hire including e-bikes and children's bikes.

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Awesome ride A2O - Mt Cook to Oamaru

Our group of 6 had a wonderful, awesome experience with Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd on the A2O leaving 19 March 2017 for 7 days. The tour was well planned with top accommodation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suej0y
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Papamoa, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 6 had a wonderful, awesome experience with Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd on the A2O leaving 19 March 2017 for 7 days. The tour was well planned with top accommodation & food. Challenges on the trail made memories even greater. The company was great with lots of fun & laughter. Jess, (our host), you did a fantastic job,... More 

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Thank suej0y
Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Sue Thank you for your words. Jess said she really enjoyed your company and sends a big hello to you. Making sure you guys are looked after on the tour is our main priority. Great to hear we are ticking the box's. Keep the riding up and maybe see you again sometime. Cheers Rob More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed February 5, 2017

My wife and I have just completed the Alps to the Ocean ride over 6 days with Rob the owner of Vertical Ventures. We both had different levels of fitness and Rob suggested that my wife should have an E-Bike for the entire trip and as a result we have both shared in an amazing experience which definitely would not... More 

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Thank stuartglenister
Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Thank you for a great review. It was really nice meeting you and your wife and I would like to thank you for using Vertical Ventures on the Alps 2 Ocean. We love to look after people and show off our home region. There are many other operators on the trail but I feel the way we deliver... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Did the A2O with 6 others - strangers to start with but not by the time we left - and so well looked after by Rob. Accommodation varied from high country station cottages through to heritage homesteads and everything in between. Rob's support was always there if needed and on one day, he even managed to organise a coffee cart... More 

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Thank Martin T
Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you for your great review. It was great to meet you and be part of your adventure. You are right the tour does offer great value when you consider as they are 'fully inclusive'. I think many people think the fully inclusive option means buffet meals and restricted options. That is not the case for us, order... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

We did a five day ride of the A2O starting in Mount Cook and finishing in Oamaru. The trail is fabulous - brilliant scenery, well maintained and signposted, undoubtedly one of the highlights of the whole NZ tourism infrastructure. The experience was really enhanced by the operators we chose, Vertical Ventures Oamaru. Nothing was too much trouble for VV's director... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We just completed an amazing five day ride on the Alps to Ocean ride in NZ. Rob from Vertical Ventures ensured we had an amazing holiday, from great accommodation, superb lunches , wine tasting and expert local knowledge. Nothing was too much trouble and his attitude and attention to detail is world class. Use them for your NZ holiday you... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We always knew that this trip would be a great ride, amazing scenery and a dose of challenge but the unknown is always the provider which sometimes can be a pig in a poke. Much to our pleasure Rob and his effervescent guide Jess proved the ultimate hosts and providores for the journey. Nothing was too much of a problem... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Can't recommend Vertical Ventures and the Alps to Ocean ride highly enough. A must do for Kiwis discovering parts of New Zealand they've never seen. Vertical Ventures had great food, great guides and fantastic gear. JUST DO IT!!

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Wurtulla
1 review
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Four mature aged gents did the A to O cycle trail unassisted. Rob organised the lot, accommodation, cycles, heli ride, transport to the start, day baggage transfers. We had a fantastic time. Rob did a top job, would recommend him. Thanks again. Phil.

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Thank Philip P
Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Phil, it was a delight to meet you guys. Hopefully bump into you again sometime? Say hi to the lads for me! Cheers Rob More 

New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

What an amazing time we had. Rob, Kate and Jess went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. Alps 2 Ocean exceeded all expectations, and what an achievement. So glad to have done this journey. Thank you so much Rob, Kate and the amazing Jess for all your care and efforts, ensuring we were so well looked... More 

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Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our aim is to look after you as well as possible so you can focus on your cycling adventure. You all did incredibly well! Hopefully see you again sometime. Cheers Rob More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Great service from our first contact til they dropped us of for our flight home. Very personal service. Nothing is a problem. We were booked in to great accommodation and good advice about the trail and local information. We were on a self guided tour but luggage taken ahead every day by a company van. Bikes good quality and well... More 

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Thank linda_cooper2010
Vert-Rob, Owner at Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd, responded to this review

Lovely to meet you and your team! You guys did exceptionally well and It was great being part of your cycling adventure. Keep up the riding! Cheers Rob. More 

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