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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka
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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

By The Cardrona
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Ages 16-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
  • Use of vehicle and helmet
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardrona
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • 2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand Look out for the Cardrona Distillery & the famous "bra fence"
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8706P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly, wear sturdy and closed-toe footwear.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka?
Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka price starts from $368.18. Discover and book Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka on Tripadvisor
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  • You'll start at
    2125 Cardrona Valley Road
    2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
    Look out for the Cardrona Distillery & the famous "bra fence"
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Cardrona
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cardrona
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
The Cardrona
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Joined in March 2014

#2 of 87 Outdoor Activities in Wanaka
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    We called at 9:30 this morning and they were able to accommodate us for a private trail ride at 12:30. We spoke to Kelly who was so kind and helpful! When we arrived, we were greeted by the great staff and given a quick lesson before we were fitted with helmets and headed out. Kelly was our guide and she was so patient and encouraging with my two kiddos (9 and 10) who are very beginner. Our ride was stunning - she went at our pace and gave us great history and background of the land and the area. She even snapped some fantastic pictures for us! Kelly’s horses are gorgeous, obviously very well cared for, and extremely well trained. I can’t recommend enough! 10/10
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    We have had a wonderful morning with Emily’s team and your wonderful horses. Both my daughter and I have found the guides friendly and helpful, with excellent support throughout the ride. We never felt unsafe and once the weather cleared up, we also got to enjoy the stunning view. We loved the horses, they are easy to handle, and well matched to our riding abilities.
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    Even better than expected! Kel was a great guide, the ride was fun and fast paced and well matched to rider experience! The horses were excellent and well cared for. No snow on the ground but the scenery was lovely, visit to the gorgeous pub well worthwhile.
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    Great for First Timers
    I've never ridden a horse before and I had no issue on the ride. Nor did the ~5 year old in our group 😄. That said, this is a great trip as long as you understand that this is a walk only ride. We knew this going in, so we had a great time. I rode Danny and he was my dude. Very chill and easy to ride. I hardly had to do anything. Emily was our guide and was very helpful to give me the basics of horseback riding in a very short amount of time so that we could get going on the trail. She also took some great pictures of us. If you're an experienced rider, the Discovery Trail probably isn't the one for you (there are others you can do). If you're a first timer or looking for a leisurely walk among the scenery, this is the one for you. Either way, Cardrona horses trekking is the place to go!
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Jed J
5 contributions
Aug 2020
We went after injury stopped us from skiing during the winter and we didn't regret a thing. It was a fantastic experience with an enthusiastic guide. One of the party who had never driven a quad bike before used the warm up period to become familiar with the machine and had a sterling time. The others who had quad bike experience
had just as good a time as the route was scenic when you stopped and just rough enough to keep you focused when riding. The history of area was neat (learned the story behind the name of one my favourite wines) and the scenery was jaw droppingly gorgeous even in the winter. Best part though was crossing the creek, legs high up on the fenders. Would do again.
Written 1 September 2020
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Vicki W
13 contributions
Jun 2020
Fun-filled adventure!!! This tour is SO much fun, we had an excellent afternoon with Kelly. The scenery was amazing and the snow made the tour even better. Kelly is a fantastic tour guide that gives great encouragement for novice quad bike riders, and has you driving like a pro in no time. We highly recommend this tour, it's a great way to create some special memories.
Written 24 June 2020
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Jenna P
4 contributions
May 2022
Wish I could give this a better rating than excellent!! We had an amazing time quad biking IN THE SNOW! We booked our trip late May when tourist numbers were low so the two of us had a private tour. When we visited the leaves had turned the beautiful colours of Autumn and the first snow had appeared on the mountains making for amazing photos. We appreciated our guide offering to take our photos along the way too. The customer service of our guide was outstanding and the right amount of professional casual, our safety was put first right from the beginning and throughout and our riding experience and comfort was checked multiple times before heading into higher ground. A lovely surprise was how well educated our guide was on the history of the area, flora and fauna (some really interesting facts about the plant life). The quad bikes are well maintained, super flash with the addition of heated handle bars (luxury) and has a storage box on the front for additional jackets etc. Additionally, our helmets were sanitised again before being given to us which we really appreciated.

The trip is laid out really well, start off through farm land and a gradual climb into the mountains, heading across the top of the ridge before heading down again through the beautiful landscape and across streams with a super surprise finish at the end! Our guide also encouraged us to check out the local Distillery at the neighbouring property and on to Wanaka where we had a delicious meal by the lake front. Thank you for recommending this to us!

We will be back again for sure.
Written 1 June 2022
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Craig W
5 contributions
Jan 2020
The quad biking tour was truly a wonderful experience. Sally is the best possible guide and made the whole experience a really memorable one. It is also great value for money, with more than 2 hours of riding time through some breathtaking scenery.
Written 9 January 2020
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GinaLee
Sydney, Australia69 contributions
Quad biking up & around the mountain ranges near Cardrona was seriously epic. Laura was a brilliant host/guide and at all times made sure we were safe. During our ride, Laura took photos & video and the quality of the footage was awesome, which you can take with you for an extra $25. Our group were experts 😉 so we were able to experience the entire terrain riding all the way to the top with majestic views into the valley and mountain range. You don’t need to be an expert to do this ride, the bikes and tour is designed for first time riders too. Just do it!
Written 17 September 2022
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Heni
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
When my teenage son suggested we do this, I was a bit reluctant, as we had never ridden quad bikes before and on the face of it, it seemed a bit pricey. However I'm so glad we did. Of all the touristy things we did in Queenstown, this was the most fun, and for me, the best value for money. After a quick session on how to ride and stay safe, we were off, crossing a stream and river before wending our way up a mountain, through fog and merinos, to come out on to a majestic view of the surrounding snowclad mountains. Thanks Kelly, for a great time (and for lending my son an extra jacket to put on).
Written 15 July 2020
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CK
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
One of the most amazing experiences in Cardrona, if not the best. Laura, our guide was superb, she made us feel confident in riding the quad bike, and gave clear and fun accounts of the history in the region. My wife was not confident in riding the quad bike and was offered to take the front seat with Laura, what a treat !
Beautiful sceneries throughout the exhilarating adventure, unforgettable. We highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting.
Charles n Sarah (Auckland)
Written 6 July 2022
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Margaret F
Adelaide, Australia24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
What a great way to spend an afternoon. Exciting, fun and the views were spectacular. Kellie made us feel so comfortable and despite a group of 8 everyone got individual attention. The track was great just enough mud and challenge for our intermediate quad riding standard. Great value, great views. An excellent choice of activity to top off our NZ trip. If you do anything fun seeking, make this activity a must do. Thanks Kellie for a great time. The Aussie girls!
Written 19 August 2022
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agentjm12
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions
Jun 2023
My husband and I booked the 2-hour quad bike experience and were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour with our guide Emily that day.

After a thorough safety briefing and some test runs, we travelled across a variety of terrain including grass, rocks, mud and creeks, and rode up through farmland to the top of one of the mountains in the Pisa Range. It was challenging in places but definitely manageable, even for relative novices, and Emily's instructions and advice were excellent. We took a different track on the way down. Each section was a lot of fun and the views were incredible.

There was no snow at our summit (at the end of June) and the weather was pretty cloudy, but once we got above the cloud line we had spectacular views of the landscape and across to the snow capped mountains and Cardrona ski field.

Tip - do not wear your best gear as it gets very muddy and you will get splashed, especially after rain! We were able to borrow gumboots, ski gloves and big jackets to protect our clothes which I was grateful for.

Emily took photos of our trip which we were able to purchase for $25. We took the morning tour at 10am and stopped by the Cardrona Hotel for lunch afterwards to relive our adventure. Couldn't recommend it highly enough, thanks to Emily and the company for a major trip highlight.
Written 5 July 2023
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Charles L
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Kelly and her team took care of us throughout the trip especially we are new to quad bikes. They ensured we can well control the quad bikes in a large lawn before we head up to the narrow tracks in the Cardrona Mountain. The quad bikes performed well in travelling through uneven terrains and brought us to the breathtaking scenery on top of the mountain. Be sure to slow down your bike when herds of lambs pass by. 100% New Zealand experience and would highly recommend for those who visit Queenstown or Wanaka.
Written 13 November 2022
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