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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
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Brilliant

From the moment you drive into Happy Valley Adventures the good times start. The reception area and... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2016
Peter M
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Perth, Australia
Great time !!!

We took the Skywire tour only, Great fun !! We had a survival tour on the way up.The Driver Were... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
shardy f
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Montreal, Canada
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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)
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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 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...More

Thank Peter M
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 reviewResponded 27 January 2016

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

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 reviewResponded 27 January 2016

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

Reviewed 11 January 2016

Amazing.. Scenery beautiful, Quads are quality and extremely comfortable with a lot of power. The two seater Quads are perfect for passengers with the most comfortable seating. Our 5 year old had the time of his life. The Sky Wire is worth every penny.. We...More

Thank esri2016
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks for such a wonderful review. Its so great to hear that you've had such an unforgettable experience with Happy Valley and the team.

Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We had a great time doing this trip. Our guide Sam was fantastic and the track was easy enough for some of our group's first timers. The views are spectacular! Remember to take your sunnies as its very dusty and definitely do the sky wire!

Thank Team1NZ
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you for your review. It can get quite dusty out there over the dry season, customers come back with the happy valley "tan" with grins ear to ear.

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

This is a must do, so much fun and so we'll run and organized. All the guides have a great sense of humor, are well trained and have a good eye for what you need. Safety is taken seriously thank goodness and it's combined with...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear you've had a fantastic time out at Happy Valley and the team have looked after you exceeding your expectations.

Reviewed 6 January 2016

Had a great morning out on the Bayview circuit Quadbike tour. Bikes are very easy to ride and extremely comfortable for both drivers and passengers. Trails are good fun with a variety of terrains and I found them to be a lot of fun and...More

Thank ShaunG07
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you for your review. The Can Am passenger bikes are very easy to ride especially for first time riders. We definitely work in one of the most beautiful places in Nelson.

Reviewed 4 January 2016

Spent a a couple of hours with Evan as a guide and was wonderful fun! He drove us up a pretty average track to skyline but he was full of information about New Zealand and the flora and fauna of the farm. The whole family...More

Thank Stuart N
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks for taking the time and writing a review.

Reviewed 22 December 2015

With a gentle rocking motion the cable moved forward and then the clamps were released. We flew down the cable at 91kph before slowing down and going backward at 85kph. An amazing ride many, many metres above beautiful dense bush. Combined with the bay bike...More

Thank Lindsay P
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Great Review. Thank you.

Reviewed 16 December 2015

In a market flooded with various rides and attractions around the country, we paid $75 apiece (2 of us) for a ride on the Flywire. Our friendly and chatty guide took us up the hill and gave us a running commentary of various points going...More

Thank beached_whale7
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thanks for your review. That's what makes the Skywire so great, you get both the thrill ride going down, then enjoy the quiet pristine native bush as you are slowly pulled up the other side.

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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|
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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
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.
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