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Ruapehu Adventure Rides

76 Kaitieke Rd, Raurimu, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2952
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Fantastic hosts and the ride was better than we expected.

Our sons, Max and Oscar, were looking for something to do as the Mountain was closed for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frasercove
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Tauranga
Fabulous fun family day out

Thanks for introducing our two kids to 4 wheel driving, they had such a good time. So did we - in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joy B
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We guide quad bike and side-by-side buggy tours through the heart of the Tongariro National Park in the Ruapehu District. Come and experience New Zealand native bush, farmland, where you can cross natural streams, and enjoy stunning views onto the famous Raurimu Spiral, Tongariro National Park, and our volcanoes. All gear will be provided. All our guides are NZQA qualified.
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“quad bikes” (10 reviews)
“great hosts” (5 reviews)
“great fun” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
76 Kaitieke Rd, Raurimu, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 2952
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our sons, Max and Oscar, were looking for something to do as the Mountain was closed for snowboarding. We were recommended to try Ruapehu Adventure Rides. Such a great recommendation. Karl and Maria are awesome and genuinely love what they do. The rides were exciting,...More

Thank Frasercove
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to me you all, thank you for your review Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thanks for introducing our two kids to 4 wheel driving, they had such a good time. So did we - in the buggy and on the quad. Great guiding, lovely personal service. Well organised too. Highly recommend.

Thank Joy B
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nice to meet you all, thank you for your review Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The rides we went on weren't just some average touristy "get on an atv and ride in a circle." They had a great track with a lot of variety and a good challenge. If you want to GoPro too bring a helmet mount and they...More

Thank Cameron G
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, enjoy NZ Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You two were amazing!! Made my birthday! Would highly recommend for all skill levels. Highly entertaining comedian stand up from the guide throughout the trip. A great beginning to the adventure starting with an extremely welcoming greeting from a pet. Thanks heaps!!

Thank Atalya M
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nice to meet you both, glad you enjoyed your birthday Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are thinking about booking this activity - definitely do ... as another reviewer said, 'you will not regret it' Maria and Karl are the nicest people. You will be kitted out with everything you need; gumboots, gloves, helmet, waterproof pants and jackets. The...More

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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for review, it was lovely to meet you both. Karl and Maria Splitt

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are reading this review and wondering if you should go quad biking with Ruapehu Adventure Rides, just go, you won’t regret it. My partner and I were in your shoes and looked for something to do on a stormy day after we had...More

Thank Mr008
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, great to meet you both Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Maria and Karl for this amazing experience. We had so much fun and will definitely come back again. We didn’t know what it would be like initially especially as it was a rainy day, but this completely exceeded all of our expectations and...More

Thank Ana S
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to meet you both, thank you for your review Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you want a nice easy ride or something a bit more challenging, this is the place to go. There's not a lot of speed involved but you do learn how to ride a quad and experience the awesome places they will go. I don't...More

Thank Simon and Vicki C
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your review, Karl and Maria

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked the quad bike ride because it sounded like fun. Boy we're we wrong, it wasn't simply fun. It was INCREDIBLE! That was easily one of the best experiences of our lives. Maria and Karl are lovely with Karl taking us...More

Thank Tegan W
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for your review, it was lovely meeting you. Travel safe, see you next year.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had so much fun driving the quad bikes through fields, rivers and ditches. Carl told us some interesting stories about the area and showed us the local 80 year old eel. I would highly recommend doing quad biking here even if you have never...More

Thank elaine102018
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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your review, glad you had a great time.

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