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Address: 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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+64 3-545 0304
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Experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world's only...

Experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world's only Skywire flying fox; play Paintball; enjoy a horse trek or ride in the amphibious Argo.

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Skywire fun

Thanks for an exhilarating experience! Even tho it was a low cloud low visibility day. The skywire was a very fun experience. The host was really informative and shared knowledge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Madelaine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Thanks for an exhilarating experience! Even tho it was a low cloud low visibility day. The skywire was a very fun experience. The host was really informative and shared knowledge of the special features on the farm. We thought it was good value fun and would recommend to anyone looking for some safe yet challenging adventures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must-do in Nelson. Great value for money and an exciting and thrilling attraction. The owners are SO lovely and the drive up to the flying fox was great and informative. The flying fox itself was AMAZING. 10/10

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a great place for adventure quad bike rides flying fox etc the views are to die for when you get to the top of the flying fox and the ride over the tree tops are just as good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Did the Skywire twice which was great fun. Highly recommended. The trip up to the skywire was an adventure on it's own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place was the highlight of our weekend! We arrived too late to go on the Skywire that day but Fletcher was very helpful in arranging for us to get on there first thing the next morning as we had to be back in Christchurch that day. He also offered to let us camp in our motor home on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I prebooked the Bay View track and the Skywire. We didn't have a rental car so we asked the staff what the easiest way to get there and back was. They very kindly offered to pick us up and drop us off which was amazing. We went on the track with Dan leading is. He was super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Me and 2 friends visited Happy Valley Adventures to do the Skywire yesterday. The whole experience was brilliant. We were picked up at our hostel in central Nelson and driven the 20 minutes out of the city to the venue. We were taken up the mountain and generally looked after by Evan, he was great and a lot of fun.... More 

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kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We have had some stunning but cold frosts out here. Even though we have warm gear for the flyers, we encourage to rug up aswell this time of year. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Not too bad. One host was very negative and condescending, talked us out of riding the quad bikes. Then couldn't work out how much to refund us, kept changing prices. Told us all we were going to crash. The upside was the the other host, very friendly and understanding that we were nervous about the quad bikes and was still... More 

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kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this review

We apologise that your experience wasn't so happy. Our staff are trained to emphasis the safety risks involved with Quad biking and ultimately are responsible to keep all personal involved safe. An alternative is given to customers who are not competent enough to ride on their own. Unfortunately sometimes the "Kiwi" trait of saying things how it is can be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great location for some adventure. As we went there while it was low season so they were a bit short staffed and needed to wait for the next ride for almost an hour. We were kindly offered coffees while we waited and it was a stunning day so we sat outside n enjoyed the sun. The 4x4 ride up for... More 

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kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We apologise that your wait in the café was longer than expected. We did not anticipate for the day to get as busy as we did. Normally we can get you away within 30 minutes. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip on our Skywire. We have only lost the odd hat and keys. The tree tops... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

An excellent place to spend a day driving four wheel drive quad bikes around the hills and finishing with a lovely lunch at the cafe. The sky wie is a thrill seeker.

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kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had a great day out at Happy Valley. More 

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