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Address: 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-545 0304
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 the quad bike and Skywire tour which was just brilliant with the Skywire being the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 !!!

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

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

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank esri2016
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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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Team1NZ
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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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Thank Stuart N
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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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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Thank Lindsay P
kja68, General Manager at Happy Valley Adventures, responded to this review

Great Review. Thank you. More 

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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank beached_whale7
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 

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