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Lakeland Explorer

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Come and enjoy our amazing outdoors of The Mackenzie Region. Cycling, Scenic Tours, Stargazing. BIKE HIRE with maps for exploring. Available at TWIZEL Information Centre and Mackenzie Country Hotel Twizel. CYCLE TRIPS with spectacular scenery on The...more
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Market Square, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Dealing with Jill from Lakeland has been a breeze. She's super good at comms, always answering emails and messages super fast. A very reactive person. I planned my alps to ocean trip at the last minute as I wanted to make sure I had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FroggySydney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Alan and I were very lucky and won a weekend getaway prize with Mackenzie Region. We were greeted by Jill and Jan who dropped us off for the Lake Benmore bike ride. Jill was very informative and shared a lot of interesting information along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele G
LakelandExplorer, General Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review. We thoroughly enjoyed helping you enjoy a great weekend in The Mackenzie.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a great day renting a bike and cycling part of the Alps 2 Ocean trail. The service was outstanding and we could put the bike ride together just how we liked it and got really good advice! Definitely worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 368niekj
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks for your great review. We were thrilled to hear you loved your A2O Trail experience on our A2O Day-tripper Lake Pukaki. Best wishes from us for all your NZ holiday.

Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Jill was great. We booked a 1 day bike hire and shuttle service so we could bike 1 day of the alps to ocean cycling trail. Jill was friendly and very helpful. We cycled from the tekapo power station (along lake Pukaki ) to Twizel....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank holidaynz77
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ride as much as I do. Regards Jill

Reviewed March 9, 2018

It was an perfectly clear night for stargazing at the Ben Ohau station, and guides Jill and Daniel made for an amazing experience. Jill filled the time with informative explanations and stories, and Daniel brought his camera gear and took some spectacular time-lapse photos. Dress...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mchowzer
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Thanks for your great review it was a pleasure to share the beautiful night sky with you. Thanks also for sharing your good advice re dressing warmly. We provide extra thermal jackets, pants, gloves, hats for anyone who needs them. We do try to keep...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018

Looking for the best place in New Zealand to see the night sky, we found Lakeland explorer. Fortunately for us, they were willing to accommodate our young family and allow a tour with our three children, the youngest almost five. We dressed warm and got...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thanks for your great review. We loved sharing an amazing night under the stars with you and your wonderful family. Safe travels on your holiday :)

Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Jill was great throughout the booking process with recommending a trail (we may have overestimated our abilities, so listen to her advice). She was punctual both in the morning to give us the bikes, and in the afternoon to shuttle us back to our car....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elise G
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Hi Elise Thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you and Haley. Congratulations for completing your big ride :)

Reviewed January 13, 2018

Twizel is an excellent base for bike rides with the family. There are loads of scenic trails which are mostly flat and very doable with kids. We hire bikes form the iSite visitor centre. Bikes we’re reasonable quality for riding around the town. The lady...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mewett_Family
LakelandExplorer, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. It’s great to hear you had a good time out on the bikes with your family.

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Great day out with our 2 boys (12 & 14) Jill dropped us off with our bikes and off we went! We cycled along a canal, via a salmon farm towards lake Pukaki. The ride was beautiful and very diverse. A well deserved stop at...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank OzzieDutch
Jill J, General Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Hi Stefan Thanks for your great review. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the ride and the bikes. It is a great day trip and my pleasure to help.

Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We hired two bikes via the I - site in Twizel. Very good service and advice. Bikes were good for the local terrain, mostly flat for our ride. Appreciated the high visibility vests. $35 each for 3 hours. A very enjoyable ride.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Caroline M
Jill J, Manager at Lakeland Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Hi and thank you for your review of our bike rentals. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable ride :)

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