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Happy Valley Adventures

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Address: 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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+64 3-545 0304

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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Awesome Quad Biking

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... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2010
New York
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New York
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119 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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 seen (riding on our guide's vehicle the whole way - hilarious). Highly recommend. We may... More 

2 Thank kartwoman
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 our guide didn't try and hurry us She was verry knowledgeable and friendly person. We... More 

1 Thank jecresser
Marlborough Sounds
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 the less, with fantastic views of the virgin forest below us. Our guide Dazza was... More 

2 Thank v8teddybear
South Australia
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90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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, and yet so serene with the birds and gentle breeze at the far end before... More 

Thank JLKsquirrel
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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
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142 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 her 50's) wanted to do the quad biking, and Fletch was so kind and patient... More 

Thank Brocko25
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 us an extra run, which I have to say was welcome given the price. The... More 

Thank Loftgroov
new york
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2009

We went for the Farm Forest Drive and Skywire Ride...initial instructions for ATV were really clear and gave us confidence right away...the drive up the hill was fun and the view was amazing...we took the ATV to the Skywire Ride--it felt like we were flying over the trees...then back onto the ATV--this part of the ride was playful through the... More 

Thank mindyfsu
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

The hosts great great for the time we got out the car. The 4 wheelers were a great expirence, we had people in our group from 16 to 47 and everyone of us had an awesome time. The guide was informative and gave us alot of laughs.

Thank Pamella M
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2009

We did the Skywire on the 21st of April 2009. It was one of the wildest experiences our family has had. Real adrenalin rush. The people who ran it were excellent as well - very professional and friendly. Cheeky sense of humour. Have done nothing but rave to friends back home about it.

Thank devsamra

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