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Off-Road Adventure Tour provided by Across Country Quad Bikes

Off-Road Adventure Tour
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Book in advance
from $180.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
This quad bike adventure covers the dense rain forest terrain around Franz Josef. Hop aboard a 2-seater ATV and follow your guide on a glacier-carved route. Experience the thrill of every twist and turn while you splash through sand, mud, and riverbeds. Wet weather gear, a helmet, and rubber boots are provided.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore Franz Josef terrain by quad bike
Guide has knowledge of the wild landscape
Safety and weather gear are provided for use
It's a thrilling outdoor adventure off the beaten path
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42412P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of helmet • Wet weather gears (jackets and pants) • Gumboots • Professional guide • Quad bike tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
Across Country Quad Bikes, 30 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand The office is located on the Main Street of Franz Josef in the same building as Glacier Helicopters and Air Safaris.
Inclusions
Use of helmet • Wet weather gears (jackets and pants) • Gumboots • Professional guide • Quad bike tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Across Country Quad Bikes, 30 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand The office is located on the Main Street of Franz Josef in the same building as Glacier Helicopters and Air Safaris.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Age: Minimum 8 years old (Passengers). Minimum 16 years old (Drivers).
Booking needs to include 1 driver for each passenger
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
265 reviews
Excellent
244
Very good
15
Average
2
Poor
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Terrible
1

Kieran W
Otaki, New Zealand1 contribution
Great fun for all levels of abilities
Jun 2021 • Couples
Awesome fun with options for everyone! Their course is perfect, with a bit of everything (forest, beach riding etc) and a LOT of big splashes! The fill-body wet weather gear they provide is very reliable, too. Guide was good fun and took safety seriously, too.
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Quad B
We supply all protective clothing and footwear so your clothes stay clean and dry and we also document your experience with photos which we sell for $5 per photo. Our backyard is so diverse and makes our tours so varied. We take your safety very seriously but love ensuring everyone is enjoying the experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our tour and thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review of us.
Written 9 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jordan J
1 contribution
Decent time racing around
May 2021 • Couples
Incredibly fun, totally worth doing, great views of the glacier and loved spraying mud on my partner!
Written 24 May 2021
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Quad B
Thankyou for this lovely review! we love to make sure everyone is having an awesome experience!
Written 28 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kayesey
Timaru69 contributions
Do this in Franz Josef
May 2021
We had a double quad, we have done this before in other parts of New Zealand, always great fun.Easy check in, training session then on the ride along river bed tracks, through rain forest and grass tracks, Water crossings and shingle banks. For the two of us having done this activity before, it was enjoyable but tame, would have liked more of a challenge and maybe closer to glaciers. A must do if it is your first time. Great friendly guide always making sure every one was safely riding their quads. Five in our group.
Written 16 May 2021
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Quad B
Thank you for the review. We have an a amazing backyard with diverse terrain. Our tours leave from Franz Josef township and head down the Waiho riverbed as that is where we get amazing views of the Southern Alps and the Franz Josef Glacier. We take out a varied capability from beginners to experienced riders and always have two guides on call just incase there is a split in capability levels so that all our customers enjoy their experience. We do not have set tracks and the guide gets to decide where to go and what challenges they give the tour depending on the customers ability level.
Written 19 May 2021
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Esther Robson-Burrell
9 contributions
Awesome! Such a great experience!
Apr 2021 • Family
Me, my mum & brother did this last week, me and my mum were in a buggy and my 16 year old brother had a quad, this tour was so much fun, even in a buggy, we went in rain forests and estuaries, the tour guides were awesome and we just had a blast!
If you’re in the mood to get muddy then I would recommend a quad bike because we didn’t get that muddy in the buggy.
Written 25 April 2021
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Jade D
2 contributions
Worth it!!!
Apr 2021
Fantastic business! great value for money, lovely guides, adventurous riding.
Amazing value, highly recommend.
Written 23 April 2021
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Jane O
1 contribution
Fun, fun, fun
Apr 2021
Was great fun and well organised. Would do it again
Recommend to experience it. The rain forest is beautiful
Written 16 April 2021
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Bron
8 contributions
So much FUN
Apr 2021 • Couples
Wow what a great trip.
Dora was fantastic, knowledgeable and SO passionate about her work.
Cannot highly recommend you guys. THANK YOU so MUCH
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Quad B
Thank you for taking the time to review us, you are a star. We all love our job and enjoy taking people out to show them our epic backyard. We are so pleased you enjoyed your off-road adventure with us.
Written 9 April 2021
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Missy G
Te Anau, New Zealand149 contributions
THRILLING
Mar 2021
As my choice for a birthday experience I nailed it! Dora is a fantastic people person who took us on an amazing thrilling adventure that all 7 of us (ranging from 27yrs to 68yrs ) loved
I highly recommend this as a must do if you have the time, we will defiantly be doing this again on our return to Franz Joseph .
Dora is very knowledgeable on the area and has a fantastic sense of humor which keep us amused for the whole trip
Written 3 April 2021
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Quad B
What a pleasure it was to be part of your birthday celebrations and so many laughs. This is a great experience for all as we can take as young as 4 years old and right through to the biggest kid. We are all passionate about the beautiful area we live in and love sharing it with all our customers including the history. You were all a pleasure to take out and thank you so much for taking the time to write an such an awesome review.
Written 7 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nikita
2 contributions
Yes ma’am Yes mama
Feb 2021 • Couples
My partner and I did a double today and it was so much fun! Cortez was absolutely amazing! There was definitely a few moments I should have had to walk home, but Cortez helped me out and made me feel super okay about literally almost dying lol. Thanks so much!!!
Written 18 February 2021
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Quad B
We do take the safety of our customers very seriously, and Cortes is amazing. We teach people how to ride our off-road machines and help them refine their skills as they feel more comfortable driving so they can attack new challenges with ease. We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for taking the time to review us.
Written 6 March 2021
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Julie
Auckland, New Zealand159 contributions
Awesome activity
Feb 2021 • Family
Our tour guide instilled confidence as soon as we met her. She’s passionate about safety and her job and took great care of us. Stopping and explaining each move and the expectations of us in how to keep ourselves safe. She knew the geography of the area well, was well equipped in the event of an emergency and ensured enough adrenaline rush within the confines of the right amount of safety.
We had an awesome adventure and I can’t believe how fast the two hours went.
The views were amazing and our guide ensured we had great photos to remember our adventure by at a really good price.
Will definately recommend this tour.
Written 9 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Quad B
We absolutely love the area and sharing it with our customers. We take our customers safety as our number one concern follow very closely with fun and challenging our customers to conquer new obstacles. You are more than welcome to bring a camera or phone to take pictures as there is a couple of opportunities to enjoy the scenery, otherwise your guide captures the experience for you and you have the option of purchasing the photos at $5 each which goes to the guide. We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour and appreciate the time you took to write an amazing review, thanks heaps
Written 10 February 2021
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By: Across Country Quad Bikes
872ptf
872ptf
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What a team!! THE BEST QUAD BIKE EXPERIENCE EVER.
I've done quad biking all over the world but nothing compares! Safe, reliable and so much fun! I will be back.
Megan M
Megan M
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Super fun!
The perfect wet weather activity, which was necessary as we had rain the whole time we were in Franz Josef. This is
jakalnz
jakalnz
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Awesome 👌
Great guides, heaps of fun, would highly recommend. Through forest, riverbed and streams. Definitely worthwhile.
susiecalderwood
susiecalderwood
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Fun!!!
This is fun from start to finish!!!! Well worth doing for amazing scenery (obviously) and great staff from start to
JoshC_NZ
JoshC_NZ
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Awesome fun.
Great trip out, had rain the night before which probably made it even better. Dora and the team were awesome, makin
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MR & MRS F
Great staff, very informative, we had loads of fun, wife and I had a Quad each and by the time we got back, had to
Carolyn A
Carolyn A
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Amazing fun
Had the best quad bike tour with Sarah and Brendan. A real mix of terrains with a beautiful backdrop of the mountai
Everton_13_777
Everton_13_777
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No short cut for Sarah
Staff made me laugh professional polite and Sarah the owner kept it real she made the tour for me. I’m going back o
NigelBuzz
NigelBuzz
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Great fun
Not your every day quad experience, one you’ll be talking about for a long time. If your looking for something a l
569stewarta
569stewarta
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A great afternoon out.
We like to push the boundaries a little without scaring ourselves to death. Two years ago ebiking through the dunes
katieogrizek
katieogrizek
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Backroad Views
Awesome team, took us through a great track to our half way point with breathtaking views. Gave us a run down of th
joetravelerct
joetravelerct
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Super Fun!
After our heli hike was cancelled we decided to do the Quad Bikes. It was tons of fun. My husband and I are in ou
simonesV4649ER
simonesV4649ER
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Amazing
Amazing drive around the forests and the river in Frenz Josef... I loved this experience... thank you so much
Bridget E
Bridget E
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Great fun with teenagers
We booked the quad bike experience after our glacier hike was cancelled ... we weren’t disappointed! This was a cou
AdvantureLizzie
AdvantureLizzie
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Super rad fun!
Excellent! My group and I had a blast. They guides were insightful and catered to different levels of ability / con
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