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“Loads of fun !!! ”

Ruapehu Adventure Rides
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Raurimu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We guide quad bike and side-by-side buggy tours through the heart of the Tongariro National Park in the Ruapehu District. Come and experience New Zealand native bush, farmland, where you can cross natural streams, and enjoy stunning views onto the famous Raurimu Spiral, Tongariro National Park, and our volcanoes. All gear will be provided. All our guides are NZQA qualified.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a two hours ride with Karl and Maria and we had so much fun. They are very friendly and welcoming people. I had never ridden a quad bike before but they take time to explain how to do it and you can train on a track before going into the wild. When visiting New Zealand again we will def pop by raurimu and have a ride again. Def recommend it for adventure seeking people :) !!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Spent 1.5hours with mates driving through mud, water, forestry and fields and some of the views were stunning (helped by glorious NZ weather). Karl and Maria were great hosts and the kit and bikes were top quality. A must do if you are any where remotely near.

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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Karl and Maria were great hosts and guides. This is the most fun on 4 wheels!! Would highly recommend to anyone

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Maria and Karl run an awesome adventure experience. Their base is super clean and organised. The safety brief and training is comprehensive, the trails are a great mixture of Mud, Bush, Rivers and excellent scenery - on our trip we saw all three of the Volcanoes of the Central Plateau. Karl's calm demeanor was appreciated and kept all of the crew safe and enjoying their ride. Would highly recommend Ruapehu Adventure Rides to any body looking for a well run adventure activity, located in the heartland of NZ - awesome activity to do this winter if the Ski Field is closed!

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Maria S, Owner at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

What a great family adventure! We stayed overnight in the Campable motorhome campsite at Ruapehu Adventure Rides so we were ready to go for our morning ride through the hills. Our guide Karl (and the business co-owner), who comes from a farming/contracting background knows everything you need to know about how to operate the 4x4 quad bikes for maximum fun (and safety). Karl and his wife Maria are very professional operators so we felt very safe in their care. They have built some awesome tracks across their farm to give riders the experience of steep terrain, native bush, stream crossings, and mud! And then there's the magical views of Mt Ruapehu and even a glimpse out to Mt Taranaki in the west. I thought I'd enjoy playing around on the quad bikes but it exceeded my expectations - I absolutely loved it! Thanks Karl and Maria.

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