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Lonely Mountain Tours

#21 of 52 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 272 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 663 7464
08:00 - 21:30
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We offer you a true taste of the spectacular Central Otago region with a...

We offer you a true taste of the spectacular Central Otago region with a choice of gourmet, wine and Lord of the Rings tours from Lake Wanaka. Relax, indulge & enjoy… scrumptious local produce… Lord of the Rings landscapes… perfect pinots… behind the scenes stories… hidden havens… historic icons… colourful characters… dramatic props… enthusiastic & knowledgeable guides... entertaining insights… comfortable transport… small groups… just choose your favourite tour or we’ll create your own personalised tour.

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A Good Bloke to be With

John's knowledge is comprehensive, and his attitude is enthusiastic. He was most co-operative the whole day. The all-day trip with him around Central Otago has been the highlight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Neville B

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

John's knowledge is comprehensive, and his attitude is enthusiastic. He was most co-operative the whole day. The all-day trip with him around Central Otago has been the highlight of our visit to the area.

Thank Neville B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Spending the day with John was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand... His knowledge and enthusiasm made for a day packed with beautiful sights and great conversation. Would highly recommend his services!!!

Thank Bradley P
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

If you wish to take a tour around central Otago or Fiord Land John Wellington should be your guide, his knowledge of the area's geology, fauna and Hobbit/Lord of the Rings film locations is without doubt the best you could come across. I was on a 2 day tour from Dunedin to Milford Sound and was truly impressed with his... More 

Thank Phlyn
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

John Wellington is a pro with knowledge and skills that made this a life event for my wife and me. I highly recommend John Wellington.

Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We also did the two day Dunedin to Milford Sound tour from our cruise ship. I can't recommend Mr. Wellington enough! I agree with what the previous posters have said. He guided us through this beautiful part of New Zealand without a hitch. He's a great person and an excellent tour guide.

Thank PebbleFlorida
Lagos, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

If anybody is thinking of going to New Zealand (particularly the Central Otago region - Dunedin to Queenstown & beyond ) and looking for a Tour Company / Guide - do yourselves a favour and look no further than Lonely Mountain Tours and try to get Mr John Wellington, the Tour Director. We've been fortunate enough to travel a lot... More 

Thank Arcticice2014
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Took 2 day side trip from cruise in Dunedin to Milford Sound. Worth every penny. John's knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the entire south island was outstanding (particularly as he isn't New Zealand born). His enthusiasm and planning was great. The scenic countryside and views he showed us were spectacular. There was hardly a minute during the... More 

Thank Laraine A
Sequim, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was a two day tour, we took from Dunedin to Milford Sound. I booked it off the Radiance of the Seas, and it was totally the best decision I could have done. We briefly toured Dunedin, then headed in. John, the tour guide knew so much about the history of the places we went (and any Lord of the... More 

Thank Jean L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The beauty of New Zealand is outstanding but, it is at its best in this area of the Country. Our guide, John Wellington, was on point with all of his knowledge of the region, tribal customs and wineries. He is outstanding!!!!! Nothing better than being picked up by our AMA Cruise Ship adjacent to a 300 ft. water fall in... More 

Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with John arranged through the cruise boat. John had a vast knowledge of the past and present of the areas we travelled to, professional and very organised. The scenery was truly beautiful ending at milford sound which words cannot describe. A truly memorable experience.

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