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Happy Valley Adventures

Address: 194 Cable Bay Road | Nelson, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-545 0304
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Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Nelson
Type: Off road & ATV trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world's only Skywire flying fox; play...
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Type: Off road & ATV trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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.
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Invercargill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience, friendly people. Amazing view from the zip line ride and the quad biking was great fun

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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Did the skywire with my wife which was both scary and exhilarating at the same time because I am scared of heights. Alex our guide who drove us to the top was both informative and had a good sense of humour. Although scared we both felt safe. Great views. Would recommend to adults, not sure about children under 12.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

4 wheel'in was a great time to cut loose and see some beautiful views. Tea time was enjoyable to learn more about the area, but a bit too simple and bargain brand items. Suggest they spend a few extra dollars for great coffee or provide scones and jam. Cutting loose on the track was a fun time too. We also... More 

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

Thanks for your review and suggestions. This option is available on request for exclusive tour groups but is at an extra cost More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was possibly the best thing we did while in New Zealand. It was just the two of us and Alex (our guide) - we quad biked up to the Skywire and then flew over the treetops at about 86km (great views), then rode back down and around the farm and the fun track. So much fun!! Alex was really... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you had such a great time with Alex, look forward to seeing you both out here again :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Wonderful experience as we whizzed down the line, safely harnessed into our seats. Breathtaking views to photograph and attentive and kindly staff. Great fun for ALL ages.

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

Thanks for your review :) More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In all my reviews I have only once every given a place as bad a review as this. We did only use the Café and won't be back again. There was a complete mix up with my lunch order. I then had no apology just a staff member making a rude comment to me about what I will or will... More 

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

My apologies that you were not happy with your café experience. I did vary our options for you but then still made a mistake with your order. I will explain that we are trying to cope under trying circumstances after a bereavement of my partner and my own health issues. This was the first day of having our full menu... More 

Perth
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113 reviews 113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was so much more than just a flying fox. We were strapped and locked into our seats and then sped across the top of the valley at about 94kms. What I wasnt expecting was how peaceful it was (once you get over the initial rush) as you skim above the treetops and check out the views. The trip up... More 

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australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I decided we wanted one more adrenalin rush before leaving NZ and this was it. Fletch drove us up the hill and Scott pushed us off at 80km/hr. We raced across the scenic valley then sped back again. can recommend this to anyone with nerves of steel!

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

Thank you for your review. I hope it was a great ending to your trip. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What a fantastic place!!!! Our girls wanted to go on a horse trek so we came out to Happy Valley Adventures.... Upon arriving we were greeted by Lana, she was extremely helpful and welcoming. Shortly after arriving at reception Phil introduced himself to us and our daughters, and the way in which he interacted with the kids was reassuring to... More 

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

Thanks for the review. I'm Glad your girls had such a great time out with Phil on the horses. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We came here to experience the sky wire ride and the Argo. Fletch was the man. He was the best guide, informative, knowledgeable, funny as, shared his history of farming and working at Happy Valley adventures with us. Clearly loved his job and who wouldn't???? he gets to ride quad bikes, horses, Argos ( like a quad bike with a... More 

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

Thanks for spending the time writing such a great review. We are all very lucky to have the jobs we do and meeting people from all over the world is the icing on the cake. I'll tell Fletch to keep up the good work. Hope we will see you again. More 

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