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South Island Snow Safari

South Island Snow Safari4.5/510
South Island Snow Safari4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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South Island Snow Safari - Reviews

South Island Snow Safari - Reviews

Just go!!

Bernd
31/08/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

Just go!!

Bernd
31/08/2019
We joined a mixed group (between 24-77) of 10 with mixed abilities between intermediate and advanced level. We were very lucky as the mixed group complemented each other in on and off snow activities with lots and lots of laughter and smiles. Our guide, Simon was fantastic giving us lots of options and freedom to choose what, where and when. This trip was a perfect intro into the different snow fields of the south island.
Absolutely loved it!!

Snow Safari

Grant HENWOOD
28/08/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

Snow Safari

Grant HENWOOD
28/08/2019
It was a good way to get to Queenstown from Christchurch and to meet other skiers. If one has the time to do so I would recommend this tour.

There was no on snow guiding and participants were left to form own groups hence no ability grouping. Accomodation was in youth hostels so basic, but in keeping with a low cost tour.

Tour guide Lizzie was vivacious, organised and very safety conscious.

great time, great experience

Claudia Mosavi
26/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Germany
  • Month:
    August

great time, great experience

Claudia Mosavi
26/08/2018
I moved to New Zealand this year and I love skiing. As I had no idea, where to go for ski holidays, I was really happy to find powder hounds and this kind of ski safari.
This tour gave me an idea about these beautiful mountains and the amazing views we had on the slopes. We were always about to stop and take pictures of the surroundings. Middle Earth! And always sunshine and enough snow.
We had a great mixture of Nationalities, age and skiing/ boarding levels. From the first day everyone found a group of people with a similar level of ability. We were a mixed group of age, skiers and boarders of an advanced level and had a lot of fun.
I was really happy to spend the extra Dollar for a separate room with bathroom, but the younger ones shared rooms, bathrooms and chats. It was really a nice group, no one excluded or left behind. I can recommend this tour to everyone who loves the snow - at any age !
Our tour guide was friendly, helpful, relaxed and had a story to nearly every place we drove through or went to. Fun loving chap ;)

Had a lot of fun

Rose
14/08/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    70+
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    August

Had a lot of fun

Rose
14/08/2016
Good dynamics in the group. Excellent guiding. Friendliness of all. Accommodation a little below expectation at Pinewood Lodge Queenstown. Breakfast supplies hit and miss, run out at different times of bananas, peanut butter etc.., more planning needed as in maybe having a checklist of provisions. Also, the bus the group traveled in needs to retire. Springs poking through bottomed out seats, blowing black smoke, exhaust fumes present inside. "Murray" got us back to Christchurch, the only good thing about this vehicle. But overall, goal achieved: lots of fun in friendly non judgemental environment improved my skiing in one week off the grid.

Snow Safari

Claire Zauch
31/07/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    July

Snow Safari

Claire Zauch
31/07/2016
I had the time of my life on the trip!! To quote our tour guide "Road Trip with your friends". I was flying solo on this trip and a beginner too snow boarding. Grant (G-Dog) Excellant Driver & Tour guide, was really helpful with extra activities on free day & the one day I decided not too up a mountain. He made the trip Fun!!!!! The tour is stress and hassle free, let someone else worry about chains on the car, Getting too the mountains and checking the weather too see which ones best for the day. Don't hesitate too book this trip, it's beginners friendly & I made new friends day 1. Will definetly recommended too all my friends. Keep it real G-Dog 🤘🏼

Haka Tours - Winner of Best Tour

27/09/2014

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder

Haka Tours - Winner of Best Tour

27/09/2014
As a beginner Snowboarder Haka 7 Day Snow Safari was perfect for my needs. They provided everything from the board and boots, to an incredible guide with so much knowledge.

My tour also had highly experienced individuals and it was perfect for them too. They were taken to some of the most pristine snow, untouched by others.

In the 7 days our little group became a family. Eating, breathing, boarding together. I wanted a tour that had a balance of time on the mountain combined with seeing and experiencing New Zealand. Haka Tours 100% hit the mark.

The tour leader, Burto created a relaxed yet seamlessly organised week that has won my personal "Best Tour EVER" award.

I am already working out when I can get back to NZ to go on another tour with Haka.

If you are looking for a week long snow tour, don't look past Haka Tours. You wont be disappointed.

snow tripping

Henk Mulder
15/07/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

snow tripping

Henk Mulder
15/07/2014
Hearty thanks to Haka Tours for a great great trip through peak mountains, lake towns, lodges, bars, restaurants, barista stations, spas, and any number of side trips for canyon leaps and more.

In the moment times all day, all ways, where the skills get better, the snow is different every day, and where everyone else is pretty much with the same bent for snow time.

Christchurch to Queenstown and back where dedicated and knowledgeable guidemasters set it up daily for an easy and enjoyable blast. Do it and do it again tomorrow.

Perfect for me

Cassia Ferguson
13/05/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    New Zealand

Perfect for me

Cassia Ferguson
13/05/2014
Snow Safari is perfect for me. It's all sorted - just get on the bus in the morning and they provide the gear, the lift passes, guide you on the mountain and offer so much local knowledge.

The social scene is amazing. Life long friends made. You can have dinner with your crew and go out drinking if you choose.

I have done it 4 years in a row and it has always catered to my different needs.

Absolutely love the local guides and the smaller, personal crew you travel with.

Amazing. I aim to come back every year with Haka!

Awesome Tour!

Matt Davies
13/05/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

Awesome Tour!

Matt Davies
13/05/2014
Loved this trip and going back again this year. Best way to see heaps of different ski fields whilst seeing the South Island.

The small groups are cool, we had 12 on our last one.

Burto the Tour Manager was a legend! Accom was really good.

Brilliant

Gillian
11/05/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • Rider Type
    Skier

Brilliant

Gillian
11/05/2014
I highly recommend this tour!! No matter your age or ability you will have a fabulous time. Everything is done for you so all you have to worry about is having fun. It is NOT a booze fueled trip, only for young people, it is extremely professional and extremely well organised. Excellent value for money, too.