Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
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The whole travel was stress free with amazing views all throughout the journey. The blue colour of lake pukaki is incredible, however the mount cook and other mountain ranges around made it perfect, as well as the short walk to hooker track that offers heaps of spots where you can relax and appreciate the glacier with the sound falling ice from afar. I bet everyone who visited wants to go back, including myself. Plus the tour guide is cheeky and friendly who knows what to say and also considerative to grant request like when we stop at the side of the road just down the mount cook village for photos.
Definitely a must-do for people who enjoy walking/hiking in nature. On a sunny day, in particular, the views you get are just breathtaking. The bus is quite small and some of the roads can be quite windy, however, so people who are tall, have back pains etc., might find the ride uncomfortable. Also, there are 3 swing bridges at Mt. Cook--they are safe of course, but my friend who is a bit afraid of heights had some trouble crossing them. Our guide Callum was organised, helpful and full of energy. Overall, a great trip.
Our day trip to Aoraki was easily the best day of our entire stay in Queenstown. Our guide Kreig’s commentary was informative and interesting and because we were a small group, it seemed more intimate. There were lots of stops on the way there and back for photo ops, the landscape of course was stunning so it was great that we were given multiple opportunities to stop and take it all in.
Great service provided by the company. The pickup and drop offs along with maps, water and info about the local area sets them apart from other bike hire companies who just lease bikes. I highly reccomend this to others. The bike trail that was recommended to me was spectacular and I was regularly stopping to take scenic photos.
Super fun & super sunny. Great size group & enthusiastic driver. Was an early morning but totally worth it! Picture stops were fantastic & food stops were cute (lambs!) Didn’t know what to expect re Hooker Valley Track but was super doable & breathtaking! Would 100% redo this route. Great for solo travellers & couples.