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Cable Bay Adventure Park

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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Sky wire better backwards

15 minute steep drive up. Wonderful views from the cabin. Sky wire ride itself was good, you are... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
neepz706
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Horse trek = gorgeous views and knowledgeable guide

My two sisters and I visited one afternoon for a horse trek having contacted the farm only the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Amanda W
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Cable Bay Adventure Park (formerly Happy Valley Adventures). Only 15 minutes from central Nelson and home to the amazing Skywire Experience - the worlds longest flying fox; guided Quad bike tours, Horse treks, ride in the amphibious Argo or challenge your friends to a game of Paintball. Licensed Cafe onsite. Walking, MTB and E-Bikes all coming for Summer 2018/2019. Open 7 days, see website for booking times (closed Christmas Day only)
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quad biking” (30 reviews)
“sky wire” (41 reviews)
“flying fox” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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"adrenaline rush"
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"native bush"
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

15 minute steep drive up. Wonderful views from the cabin. Sky wire ride itself was good, you are given coats and beanies as it does get really cold! Once at the end there is a pause and you get zipped backwards - which seems faster....More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

My two sisters and I visited one afternoon for a horse trek having contacted the farm only the night before. They were extremely helpful in scheduling a guided trek for us - we chose the two hour mountain path. Our guide, Jess, was great in...More

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HappyValleyNZ, Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thanks for your review. It is coming into our quieter months but we try to cater to everyone as best as we can at short notice. We usually require 24 hours notice for the horse treks but im glad that Jess was able to take...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Go early - so much to do! Only had time for the flying fox but would have loved some of the other adventures that are on offer in such spectacular surroundings. Staff very helpful!

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HappyValleyNZ, Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thanks for your review. The skywire is fantastic to join in with other activities that we offer but be sure to book ahead to secure your spot.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

All of us has great fun on the quad bikes and "zip" line. Food is excellent too. Price very reasonable.

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HappyValleyNZ, Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this. Took about an hour in all, and we all loved it. It's a big thrill, but I can't see why anyone couldn't do it, young and old. Think 'out of control chair lift' but with better seats and straps and you've got...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We did the flying fox skywire and were incredibly impressed with the overall service and beautiful views! The entire activity only took about an hour, and was one of the best things we did on our trip. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We also...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I recommend the quad bike/zip line combo. It was good fun riding the quad bike to the top. The zip line was spectacular and although fast not a huge adrenaline rush. The quad bike ride back was great fun and a real buzz Good valve

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We got a deal through Grabone to try and do something different. I had to overcome my fear of heights - but it was exhilarating as it was scary! Ben was an excellent guide and even took some photos for us on the Sky Wire....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

What a great afternoon at "Happy Valley" adventures. $135 for a 2 n half hour trip around the hillside was a steal! Plus $50 for the sky wire ride across the valley which was outstanding fun. Highly recommended & would not hesitate to use again...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went on the Zipwire with hubby and 72yr old mum. It was fabulous! We were taken up to the zipwire, strapped in and let go.....such a rush. It was especially good because we could all experience it together. Highly recommend. Also thanks to Ben for...More

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HappyValleyNZ, General Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thanks for your review. Skywire is great because everyone can do it!! I will pass this on to Ben.

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Graeme B
5 January 2018|
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Response from CableBayAdvPark | Property representative |
Yes we are open every day of the year except Christmas day. Current summer hours are 9am - 5pm and we can do special events at otherhours by arrangement
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Tanya T
31 December 2016|
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Response from CableBayAdvPark | Property representative |
All Riders must be 16 years of age but anyone 5 years and up can be a passenger. We have limited passenger bikes and these get sold out quickly.
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krichardson
24 March 2016|
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Response from kja68 | Property representative |
No. You can choose any activity. If you just want to do the Skywire, come on out.
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