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Happy Valley Adventures

194 Cable Bay Road | Nelson, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
+64 3-545 0304
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Ranked #1 of 32 activities in Nelson
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We noticed the sign off the main road when on our way to Nelson and decided to stop in and check it out on our way back. We were very glad we did as we had an amazing ride on the Sky Wire. There were 6 of us so after the long slow trek up the hillside to get to... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my quad bike tour through the natural forest. I was a passenger on the quad bike, so I got to take tons of pictures and videos. Then I did the skywire which was a blast too! I definitely recommend doing the quad bike tour and skywire! It was an experience I'll never forget!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect but it turned out to be great fun. Trip up and down a winding bush track was part of the activity and it was a nice touch to get a talk on some of the vegetation on the way. Skywire was great fun and I recommend it for families with teenage kids.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went for a family excursion and were delighted with the experience.. We enjoyed the trip upmtomthe high wire seeing native trees and learning about them from our guide Lana. The sky wire trip itself was fun , scary, excerpting and exhilarating. The highlight of our trip. Well worth doing. We did not have time to quad bike but will... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is well worth doing. Flying fox meets ski lift. We were the fastest on the wire that day at 94kph dangling above the tree canopy. Thoroughly enjoyed it - even my husband said he sort of enjoyed it (hes not an adrenalin junky like me!) When we'd finished travelling at speed it was very relaxing just 'hanging there' listening... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I had a wonderful time in Happy Valley - I'm not your typical outdoorsy type... but that bike and I became "one" - in a good way - there aren't bits of it imbedded in me or anything! Challenging enough to be a real buzz. Well looked after, not treated too much like a "girl" - much more like a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We took the quad bike tour with a stop off at the Skywire. The whole afternoon was excellent. Fletcher is a likeable, funny guy and we followed him on his bike, along with an exceptionally cute dog who sat on the back of his bike for the whole trip! Not having quad biked before, the route started off easy and... More

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

Thanks for the great review. It's great to hear that you have enjoyed our Quad bike experience at Happy Valley. We hope to see you out here again. Cheers, Happy Valley Team More

londson
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This ride youcould not find is at happy valley adven ures.is a ride high above the forrest bel;ow travvelling at a very highsp[eedfor about 5 minsbut thencomes the best bit,becauise it goes astraight into reverse and a faster ride back,scenery is breathtaking seen from such a hight, A ride not to be missed.other attractions at the same site ie Quad... More

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

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you had an exhilarating ride on our Skywire, going backwards is my favorite part too. Thanks for coming out and enjoying our one an only Skywire experience. More

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

After reading other reviews, I sure wish we had had time for the quad bike ride. However, we were able to ride the skywire and it was unforgettable. We got a ride up the mountain in a rickety old van (LOVE IT!) through a farm. We got up to the top and were loaded in the ride in groups of... More

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

Thanks for your awesome review. I'm glad your experience with us at happy valley was a memorable one. Such a shame you were unable to have time to do our Quad bike experience but a good excuse for you to come back again! Thanks, Happy Valley Team More

Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Fabulous fun with Phil my guide. I had done a little Quad before but Phil guided me through some quite challenging stuff always making sure first that I still wanted to go further until we had done the full ride, stopping 1/2 way through to do the Skyride which was exciting and relaxing at the same time, well worth it.... More

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