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Lonely Mountain Tours

#21 of 57 Tours in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 272 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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+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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Milford Sound to Dunedin

We booked an overnight tour thru Our cruise line, Azamara. There were 2 buses and we were lucky enough to have John leading ours. He share enormous amounts of information in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Darren L
Queenstown, Maryland
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Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an overnight tour thru Our cruise line, Azamara. There were 2 buses and we were lucky enough to have John leading ours. He share enormous amounts of information in a smooth flowing manner during our 2 days. His recommendations on things to see/eat along the way were spot on.

Thank Darren L
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

we went from Milford Sound to Dunedin. John Willington was knowledgeable and had lots of additional information (brought newspaper articles and pictures to supplement the experience). at each stop, he had suggestions and advice to make the experience exceptional. the tour was well designed with meals and accommodations that were second to none.

Thank kentos45
Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I have traveled the world including Galapagos, Alaska, Valley of the Kings(Luxor) and an African Safari but this tour was #1. It started with our tour guide John Wellington who picked us up in Dunedin in route to an overnight in Queenstown and on through Fiordland National Park terminating in Milford Sound where we met our ship RCC Radiance. The... More 

Thank bluemoran21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

John was our tour guide from a Celebrity overnight trip from Milford Sound to Queenstown to Dunedin. We have been on many a tour over the years and have never encountered anyone as interesting, engaged and prepared as John Wellington. He was very easy to listen to and you never lost interest over an extended period of two days. Amazing.... More 

Thank Joy331
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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 8 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 5 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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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
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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 

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