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Address: 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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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 have traveled all over the world and the experience is definitely in our top 5.... More 

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

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. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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!

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

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. More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 heaps of fun. I went with my 2 sisters and it exceeded my expectations, the... More 

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

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. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 not too challenging for a new rider. Guides were great, down-to-earth, easy to talk to... More 

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

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. More 

Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 was strapped in as we flew across the valley. Fantastic and recommend it to all... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time and writing a review. More 

Queanbeyan, Australia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 ride (including coffee/tea and biscuits at the lookout) it was an exceptional experience. Our riding... More 

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

Great Review. Thank you. More 

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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 up the hills. The ride looks like a ski-lift of sorts, and we were firmly... More 

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

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. More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Awesome setting for this unique experience on a 1 mile cable ride across a natural bush valley. Interesting commentary by staff members during journey on property. If you enjoy farmland/forest heights and a bit of fast ride with a difference, it is worth the journey 10 mins from nelson. Even to drive to end of road about 6km takes you... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It's great that we are so close to Nelson city yet we are away from crazy busy streets. Cable Bay is spectacular too. More 

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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Awesome!!! We got in just as they were closing but they still took us up, thankfully the hail stopped and rain held off and we ended up with a spectacular view! 150mts above the ground and wow! The drive up to the sky wire is also great, and Scott is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommended if you are looking... More 

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

Thanks for your review I'm glad to hear the weather held off for you. More 

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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Glad my son made me 'face the fear and do it anyway',terrified of heights, real white knuckle ride as I couldn't let go or move, but pleased to have done it

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

Fight or Flight, we have many customers that are terrified of heights. It gives the team great satisfaction when we see our customers come back with Grins on their faces that they accomplished the something they'd never dare to do. More 

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