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Happy Valley Adventures

#2 of 33 Outdoor Activities in Nelson Features Animals
194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-545 0304
Review Highlights
Skywire is sedate and guide was grumpy

We were heading from Blenheim to Nelson as part of our holiday and decided to checkout Happy Valley... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2011
Horse riding boredom

We opted for a 2.5 hour ride which was 200 for 2 people. the ride consisted of riding on a stone... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2011
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“quad biking” (28 reviews)
“sky wire” (38 reviews)
“flying fox” (32 reviews)
194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-545 0304
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We were heading from Blenheim to Nelson as part of our holiday and decided to checkout Happy Valley Adventures. By the looks of skywire it looked like good fun and a bit of an adrenaline rush. We did the 1.5 hour quad bike/skywire package. The...More

2  Thank bizotraveller
Reviewed 21 January 2011

We opted for a 2.5 hour ride which was 200 for 2 people. the ride consisted of riding on a stone chip road slowly, up a hill stopping for tea then back down again. This was understandable as some of the group were noobs, however...More

Thank init121
Reviewed 14 January 2011

Our nine year old son asked my wife and I to take him for a horse-trek at Happy Valley Adventures. My wife and I were a bit apprehensive, having last ridden many decades ago ( and my last horse had been very unfriendly, I still...More

Thank eardley4
Reviewed 28 December 2010

Our family of six had a blast with these folks quad biking. They were extremely kind, helpful, and patient with us given our varying abilities. It is a gorgeous setting with sheep, Belted Galloway cows (my favorite), horses, peacocks, and the coolest dog you've ever...More

2  Thank kartwoman
Reviewed 13 May 2010

We did the Skywire on the 28th AprIl 2010 what a HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a real rush for both my Husband and I. The feeling of flying across the valley over the tree tops was AMAZING. We were the last ride of the day and...More

1  Thank jecresser
Reviewed 30 March 2010

We chose Happy Valley Adventures as a fun place to take our visiting Canadian friends. We did the Skywire ride on 28 March 2010 which takes about an hour, and it was brilliant..The ride was not scary like we at first thought, but exciting none...More

2  Thank v8teddybear
Reviewed 3 March 2010

Happy Valley Adventures was well signposted, plenty of parking and friendly staff. After an informative ride up to the take off point and being securely strapped in we were off and flying across the treetops. Amazing view, breathtaking ride as we sped across the valley,...More

Thank JLKsquirrel
Reviewed 13 January 2010

Recently enjoyed the experience of Skywire. Initial thoughts were exhilarating/anxiety/safety/adrenaline rush. All came through OK. Plenty of other activities also available but travelling on to Kaikoura same day did not leave opportunity to participate. Well natured staff,lots of laughs.Go do it!

Thank SydneyThrillseeker
Reviewed 1 December 2009

The only mistake I made, was not staying long enough to come back a second time!! We did the quad biking on the recommendation of a Kiwi mate, and it was outstanding. Fletch was our guide, he was fantastic and super friendly. My mum (in...More

Thank Brocko25
Reviewed 29 November 2009

My wife and I went on the Skywire ride in October, and it was certainly good fun. It wasn't what I'd call a "thrilling ride", it was actually fairly sedate and relaxing as you glide over the tree tops. Our guide was great and gave...More

Thank Loftgroov
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Tanya T
Is there an age limit for the quad bikes - we have a 12 year old in our group
31 December 2016|
Response from HappyValleyNZ | 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.
Do you need to do all the activities or just choose one? I am interested in the zipline activity. Thanks K
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.