Here are some of our latest reviews taken from tripadvisor. Many thanks to our awesome guests who have taken the time to post about our tours, we really appreciate you taking the time to share. We look forward to hearing from our future guests and promise to reply to all your posts on the tripadvisor site or direct to our blog :)

A Grand Day Out

WanakaLakes – Wanaka, New Zealand – 13 December 2010

I sometimes chaff at organised tours as they can at times dawdle along too slow or race too fleetingly, but John’s pace throughout our half day wine tour was perfect. We visited a number of wineries in the Cromwell and Bannockburn area, some of them my favourites, some I hadn’t ventured to before. Plus we stopped for a leisurely lunch at Carrick, a vineyard I had heard much about yet had never visited, so was delighted to sit back and enjoy their wonderful lunch platter with a glass of their well chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

John has an impressive knowledge of the local geology and history, as well as having fascinating stories from the gold mining days, the early wine industry, Lord of the Rings snippets as well as some great local legends.

I can’t recommend Lonely Mountain Tours highly enough. I thought we would be out for a few hours of driving around but John provided 5 hours of fun, laughter, friendly banter and some really, really great wines. Thanks John :)

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5 of 5 stars

gilzoizner – Tel Aviv, Israel – 26 Nov 2010

John is a great guide, very knowledgeable. knows how to get to the best places – sights, hikes, food, wine, even Lord of the Rings locations.

More than just a wine tour……

rjbinoz – Newcastle, Australia – 15 November 2010

On our Wanaka stopover, we booked a half day wine tour with Lonely Mountain Tours. It was a bit more expensive than some of the others but we discovered that the transport was very comfortable, the tour was longer and a scrummy lunch was included! We had a chilled afternoon trying out the all the wines at four different vineyards in Cromwell and Bannockburn, the Pinot Noir was definitely a winner. What really made this tour was that it was more than just a wine tour, John’s passion for the area was inspiring. If you want to experience the wine and get a really good feel for the area as well, this is the tour for you!

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