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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 #1 of 45 Activities in Nelson
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a blast, looks scary but it's not a great ride. Like hanging your head out of the car window at 80kms an hour. Great afternoon, friendly helpful staff, even have us a refund for the one that chickened out at the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had a really good 4 wheel ride. It was just my partner and I on the tour and they still went ahead with it which was great as we got a bit more riding in. Phill the tour guide was great, heaps of knowledge and experience and really easy to talk to. It had beautiful views over the bay. A... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Fun going around in the farm and hills with the quadbikes, very friendly guide. You get to see some lovely scenery and get abit of backstory on it aswell, then when you are almost finished with the tour you get to go on the fun trail where you can race around as you please which is so much fun!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well, not with fireworks or sparks or anything. But the electrical fault with the Sky Wire meant that we got a little more time out there, in the middle of the valley, and our ride back to the ledge was slow and steady. We'd guessed a faultless trip back might go faster and feel less scenic. It also made us... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Successfully bid in a silent auction for the 1.6km zipwire slung across a valley in the Whangamoa's. We hit 96kph and enjoyed a great morning. Great operators, relaxed and friendly. Good paintball site too - varied terrain and extensive.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We did this on a whim and enjoyed the four wheeling and sky wire immensely. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic, they even dropped us back into town to save the expensive taxi fare which was absolutely fantastic of them. Beautiful countryside and great view over the valley. Hint - wear old clothes if going on the bikes, a wee... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a great trip on this amazing flying fox, its not a scary ride so suitable for all active ages, great ride across the valley. Very well looked after by Scot our guide. Safety was paramount and the equipment seemed new and well maintained

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

Thanks for the Great review Edward M More 

Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We did the 2.5 hour horse ride and it was amazing! We arrived early so we continued along the road to Cable Bay which was lovely. Returning back to Happy Valley Adventures our guide, Phil was waiting with our horses. He was extremely helpful and he made sure we were comfortable with our horses. He was very knowledgeable regarding the... More 

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

Thanks for such a nice review. I will have to let Phil know how you had a great ride. More 

York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited today and absolutely nothing to fault. Friendly staff, very informative talk on the drive up to the sky wire and the ride itself is outstanding. Such views and just breathtaking.

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

Thank you for your review More 

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