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Wanaka Trike Tours

Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Wanaka Trike Tours
A real head-turner… you’ll certainly be noticed when you go for a ride on Wanaka Trike Tours classic Rewaco three-seater cruising trikes! The most exhilarating way to see the breathtaking scenery of Wanaka, Queenstown and surrounding area with nothing in the way to obstruct your view! Specialising in small group tours of 1-4 people, you can be sure of a personal service. Wine & Brewery Tours, Food Tours, Historic Pub Tours, Sightseeing and more. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride with experienced safe and experienced guides.
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Historic Pub Tour

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4 hours
from $347.11
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Michelle G wrote a review Nov 2021
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This was the best experience and a great way to see Wanaka on a trike Great and informative commentary along the way Would highly recommend 😊🏍
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Date of experience: November 2021
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JudeAF wrote a review Jun 2021
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand85 contributions15 helpful votes
Amazing experience driving around Wanaka and surrounding areas on the coolest trike with great commentary and highlights of the area pointed out to us. Highly recommend going on a Wanaka Trike tour!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Kev wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
An awesome fun way to do a wine tour. Jackets and helmets provided. We enjoyed the morning on the trike, seeing the sites and listening to Ian chat about the local area and wines. We did the 3 hour tour, and felt it was long enough. If it's cold, just wear an extra jumper and thick socks, as I can't image this tour would be the same, if you had to do it in a van.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Naomi G wrote a review May 2021
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I was so excited that my partner booked me on the 5 hour Wanaka Food Trike Tour for me and 2 girls as a kid free treat. I wasn't sure where we were going as the booking confirmation had no information but I have eaten at many amazing places in Wanaka and was excited to do so again with the input of local knowledge and hopefully discover a couple of hidden gems. As 1 of my friends was a last minute booking we ended up going in the van instead of the trike. I'm so pleased it worked out like that as it would have been freezing on the trike in the morning and late afternoon (no mention to wear warm clothes or that blankets are provided in confirmation). I later saw the trikes do not have seatbelts nor is protective clothing provided, a risk I wouldn't want to take on a long, windy drive over the Crown Range. It said all food, wine and drinks were included in the tour so I was expecting to come back stuffed with amazing food as I couldn't drink wine as I'm 7 months pregnant. Our first stop was Cardrona Pub. A beautiful historic building but there was no morning tea provided (as advertised) and the coffee was very average. Not a good food destination and no apology was made for lack of morning tea. Then we proceeded to drive to Kinross Winery in Gibston Valley. After a very windy, long drive we arrived. I felt sick from hunger due to lack of food so far and being pregnant in a car for so long. No water was offered in the car and as I hadn't realised we were leaving Wanaka area so hadn't bought any. We arrived at Kinross and 3 tasting plates immediately arrived on top of our menus before the wine was poured. No explanation of the food, no choice or asking about dietaries. Wine then arrived for everyone. I was not offered anything alternative to drink although I am clearly very pregnant (and informed Ian the tour guide at the start). It turned out the 3 small bland tasting plates were all that was included with lunch so I had to order a bowl of fries ( at my own expense) as I was starving. The tour guide had a full size lunch provided to him though. The tour then stopped at a couple of scenic pullovers along the gorge and in Cromwell, drove past some amazing wineries and food stops (that we didn't stop at) then we headed to the Lavender Farm near Wanaka. The Lavender Farm is a nice spot but not a food destination. Lavender flavoured sweet treats are all they have which is a flavour I associated with bath water and not food, and there are no dairy free options for milk with tea or coffee. Overall it was over 3 hours of driving with 3 underwhelming stops that left us all feeling hungry. Due to being pregnant and my friend suffering from car sickness I would never have gone on this tour had I known the travel involved. The area we saw is gorgeous but it wasn't clear we were leaving Wanaka which was the area I had hoped we were exploring and tasting. So unless you want an expensive taxi ride of some beautiful windy road scenery, I would not recommend this tour, and calling it a food tour is completely false advertising.
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Response from Wanaka Trike T, General Manager at Wanaka Trike Tours
Responded 23 May 2021
We are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your tour as we would like everyone to enjoy their tours in our beautiful big backyard, but we are equally disappointed by some of the statements you have made in your review. Firstly, you quote information about our trike, which you did not experience. To clarify, our trikes DO have seatbelts as required by law and Certificate of Fitness to be on NZ roads. We supply safety helmets, jackets and gloves for all trike riders. In the colder months we supply blankets to wrap around legs if required. We do not allow people to ride on our trike tours without helmets for two reasons: 1. the safety aspect, and 2. we have a Bluetooth communication system installed in our helmets so all riders can communicate with each other. Secondly, a five-hour ‘Taste of Central Food Tour’ for two people was booked. We do not do a ‘Wanaka’ food tour. The tour description on our website is accurate stating ‘Cardrona Valley, Gibbston Valley and Wanaka’. Upon pick up you informed us that three people wanted to do the tour. As our second trike was unavailable, we graciously offered to do the tour in our luxury van so the third person wouldn’t miss out, which you gratefully accepted. You asked where you were going, and the route and stops were explained before setting off. The driving time of this tour is two hours, the other three hours are dedicated to food stops and some scenic lookout stops. Thirdly, the tour. Morning tea was provided but you declined any food when asked. Lunch is a 3-plate tasting lunch matched with wines (there is a photo of lunch example on our website that the booker would have seen, the menu does change seasonally). We cannot comment as to whether or not you were offered tea or coffee that was available to you or what explanation was given about the food as your friend asked your guide to leave your table and eat somewhere else (which is very unusual as he has always been asked to join the guests however, that was not a problem and he happily obliged). By the way, the guide’s lunch, which we pay for, is a ‘salad’ not a full lunch or gourmet lunch that our guests experience. Afternoon tea, Lavender - there are options of sweet treats like cookies, ice-cream, truffles infused with lavender from the farm and honey tasting, we consider this to be food and something a little bit special for afternoon tea. Lastly, in the booking process, you are asked ‘Do you or anyone in your party have any dietary requirements?’ This question was answered ‘no’. If you had any issues with lunch and ordering more food, your guide would have been very happy to sort this out for you if you had advised him at the time. This tour has been very popular and we have had very good feedback and reviews for it. Likewise, our destination stops have good reviews too. We take all comments on board but ask you, to be factual in what you review.
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catherine wrote a review Mar 2021
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The ride out to see the blue pools was amazing . The owners were very helpful they could tell us about all sorts of things, they were very patient with us as we had a couple of slower walkers in our group they didn't rush us at all. The ride in and out was just great and felt very safe all the way , We felt that this trip was the highlight of our holiday and would recommend it to anyone to try.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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