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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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Fantastic time. Excellent guide.

We did the combo quad bike ride and skywire. What a great time we had. Our guide was friendly and very amenable to any requests we had. The skywire is a brilliant ride that is not... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Keith and Brend... M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We did the combo quad bike ride and skywire. What a great time we had. Our guide was friendly and very amenable to any requests we had. The skywire is a brilliant ride that is not to be missed. Thoroughly recommended.

1 Thank Keith and Brend... M
Forster, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

So pleased we decided to visit Happy Valley Adventures and take the plunge to go on the Skywire . We weren't too sure we would do it at first (being 60+ and past our daredevil days) but Evan had us laughing on our drive to the top & our nerves eased and so glad we did - one of the... More 

Thank robannie2
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad we chose to drop in to Happy Valley. Very friendly and accomodating. Service was fantastic and Skywire was great fun. Cheers for a great afternoon

Thank F1509RZtonyl
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Without any prior reservation, Happy Valley Adventures were able to pick us up from our hotel in Nelson the day we called. We did an ATV tour with 9 other people and 2 guides, as well as the Skywire. The guides were friendly, helpful and safety conscious. The views from the top on the ATV ride were amazing. But the... More 

Thank l0vet0travelCalgary
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic morning at Happy Valley Adventures doing the sky wire! Wow what an adrenaline rush! The service and facilities were brilliant, the attention to detail with safety was spot on... And the activity was a memory that will last a lifetime!! Do it!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had such an awesome ride on the sky wire, great views and a great ride. Would definitely like to come back again. Plenty of other activities on offer also.

Thank EmilyAllum
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227 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Happy Valley Adventures seem to be able to offer a wide range of adventures for folk with everything from Flying Foxes to horse riding. They certainly provide thrill seekers with a bit of a buzz that is for sure. Three of us went along and were kitted out with the safety kit, boots, coveralls helmets and were then given a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

From the moment you drive into Happy Valley Adventures the good times start. The reception area and cafe are spotlessly clean and the the entire area has a really nice farm stay feel about it. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. We all did the quad bike and Skywire tour which was just brilliant with the Skywire being the... More 

Thank Peter M
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We took the Skywire tour only, Great fun !! We had a survival tour on the way up.The Driver Were really friendly , Have a great time With Dave , Thank Again !!!

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

Thanks for your review. Great to hear you were well looked after by Dave. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The flying fox was such a thrill! We reached 99kms! On the way up the staff stopped to show us some sights and inform us how to use the native plants. The view at the top was beautiful. Would do this ride again.

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

Wow 99kms!! How Awesome. You're one of few that have reached those speeds this year. More 

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