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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka
From USD 173.60
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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka
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Enjoy high-octane thrills in the New Zealand wilderness on this 2-hour Cardrona Valley quad bike experience from Wanaka. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, pull on your helmet and hop onto your 350cc quad bike. Master the controls in safety, then spin off into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley with your guide. Navigate winding dirt tracks through rolling alpine farmland where Merino sheep and cattle graze. Bounce and roll over the rugged terrain, and enjoy panoramic views over the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island.
What to Expect
After helmet fitting and making sure riders are sufficiently equipped for the mountains, a thorough pre-ride safety talk and instruction on quad bike operation is undertaken. Certain requirements and expectations from the riders are established and the tour departs up the mountain with the very experienced guide leading the way.
The first part of the ascent travels through private farm land where Merino sheep and cattle may be seen, the terrain gives way to a more rugged rock & tussock alpine environment as the tour climbs higher, stops are made frequently for photo opportunities and information about the farming, history and scenery. In winter most tours are riding through the snow as the quads reach the upper mountain levels!
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whats not to love about this activity!

Awesome day out with spectacular scenery, great guide, awesome views and some challenging rides. Some fast, some a bit technical but always within the limits of your comfort Zone, but it is the scenery that overwhelms you. Sean was great as our guide and instructor....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Misterhibs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing! Worth every dollar:)

The ride is scenic from the get go and the team of instructors were super helpful and put us at ease. I had never been on a quad before and quickly into the trip felt confident, after crossing a streams and riding around the windy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephanieengland2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Stepping out of my comfort zone

Booked this as my kids ages 21 and 13 really like this sort of stuff, really out of my comfort zone and the instructor could tell This from our first stop, he encouraged me and spoke a little more about feeling in control, my husband...More

Thank 447stephb
Reviewed 5 December 2018
Best Views on the South Island

My wife and I (in our 60's, but in good shape) and our 20 yo son went on the Quad (= ATV) experience with this outfit on Dec 2. It was outstanding. We booked at the last minute, calling around 11:30 am for the 1:00...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steven J
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile
Very nice quad ride with amazing views!

Although I was the only person for that time to go, I could do the tour. It was a really nice ride! As the guide sees, you’re doing well on the quad, you can also go faster. Very cool!

Thank E1981HMlukew
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15 July 2018|
Response from MintLeafSG |
It’s one person per quad bike, so no pillion passenger. Furthermore, minimum age requirement to operate the quad bike is 16 years old.
Carol L
11 June 2018|
Response from 42ashleyd | Reviewed this property |
Cardrona Quads is about 300 metres down the road from the Cardrona Hotel/Pub. There are 2 ways from QT to Wanaka you need to take the one over the Crown range ( if the road is open) It’s prettier and quicker....Cardrona... More