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Happy Valley Adventures

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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-545 0304
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AMAZING!!!!

Me and 2 friends visited Happy Valley Adventures to do the Skywire yesterday. The whole experience... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
sunseeker846
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Cumbria
Average Valley

Not too bad. One host was very negative and condescending, talked us out of riding the quad bikes... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Maddison H
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“quad biking” (29 reviews)
“flying fox” (32 reviews)
“great fun” (32 reviews)
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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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+64 3-545 0304
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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...More

Thank sunseeker846
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

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.

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,...More

Thank Maddison H
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank DeoSan
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Denis W
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

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

Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It is such an amazing and unique experience. For young and for adults. Also the guide are very nice. Go there !

Thank 636talt
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 9 May 2016

So much fun, the guide was great and knowledgeable. Amazing view from the top and so fun going backwards! Would do again but probably do the combo if we had more timeMore

Thank Anna E
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks for your review. Combining the Skywire & Quad bikes is a great way to enjoy the scenery and adding a bit of excitement along the way. It only adds approx. 10minutes to your bike tour. Such a shame you did not have time but...More

Reviewed 22 April 2016

Our family went here and were not disappointed! The sky-wire was awesome. The guide who drove us to the top was friendly and helpful. Staff were very welcoming. Great views from the platform and a thrilling ride all the way down. Will be coming back!

Thank Peanut8twitch
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks for your review. Great to hear your family has had an awesome experience.

Reviewed 18 April 2016

Good fun but finished all to soon. Staff very nice. We only did the sky wire so can't say about the other activities. Just cost too much for what we did compared to other activities in the region.More

1  Thank Peter H
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thanks for your review. We are sorry that you were unhappy with the price. It is very hard to compare prices with other activities in nelson as there is nothing like the Skywire in the World. Its a once in a life time experience, one...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Flying Fox at Happy Valley adventures was easily a highlight of our trip to New Zealand! The drive up to the flying fox was a bit alarming at spots, but the views at the top were stunning. We had the facility to ourselves and...More

Thank Janeway62
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did the 4-wheel bay view and zip line adventure. It was great fun, Tom the guide was really great and really helped with the little parts of the the tour that were a little scary. We recommend visiting!

Thank Kiarne T
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Tanya T
31 December 2016|
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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.
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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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