The tour was terrific we drove through spectacular mountain scenery and had a long stop in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, during which we had time to walk trails, check out the Visitors' Centre, and appreciate the landscape more fully. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. My only concern was that the company running the tour didn't have proper records of my pick-up and drop-off points, and it took some effort to inform them again about what I'd already told them. Overall, though, I highly recommend it as a way to travel between Queenstown and Christchurch you can take the tour in either direction and see and learn about things you might otherwise miss.
Our weather was horrible so we could not see the mountains. I cannot blame that on the tour. This area has a lot of rain. Would recommend going in NZ's summer or spring, not the fall May.What I would NOT recommend is the lunch at the Hermitage hotel. It was described as a high class hotel with an excellent lunch. It was a buffet lunch with much of the food soggy, bland or unidentifiable. Definite disappointment. Driver was excellent on dangerous roads. He kept up a continuous chatter giving us a feeling for the people who lived in the various towns that we drove through.
Eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour um von Queenstown nach Christchurch zu gelangen. Unser Fahrer war Marc. Er hatte unglaubliche Ortskenntnisse und uns ganz viel Interessantes berichtet. Ein Wahnsinn wie er mit dem großen, klimatisiertem Bus durch teilweise sehr enge Straßen gefahren ist. Viele Fotostopps und Pausen. Das Mittagessen Buffett in dem tollen Hotel am Fuße des Mount Cooks, welches man bei der Tour dazu buchen kann, war sehr lecker. Der Busfahrer Marc hat uns an der Endhaltestelle in Christchurch sogar noch ein Taxi gerufen. Vielen Dank!
The driver was very knowledgeable and the bus was very comfy. I did feel the stops were so brief it felt really rushed- i also am aware this was due to a handful of passangers that was constantly late and the driver had to make up for time.
Nice guide, but the office is bad,... They asked me to be ready at 6:50 and no one picked me up,.. After calling in the morning, they told me pick up time is 7:30 so wake up call 40 min. to early... : not a good service