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Cardrona Adventure Park - CLOSED

2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
(64) 3 443 6363
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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9 reviews from our community

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Is this place really open?! We arrived to have a chance of driving the school bus but the place was desserted and looked like no one had been there for a long time. It was un-tidy with bits of equipment lying around and the bus looked like it hadn't moved for some months (covered in cobwebs, dust, bird poo etc... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We went on the two hour quad bike tour. We explained we were inexperienced but the guide took us on an extreme trail. One of our family lost his brakes going downhill. He had to jump from the quad before ig went over the edge. The quad cartwheeled down the mountain. They insisted we pay the repairs. Apparently the fine... More

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Phillip Island
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I never thought I would say this but "Go the School Bully!". The monster bus nicknamed the school bully was so much fun even the 4yr got to drive! I cant think of many other places where a 4yr old gets to drive a "Monster Truck". I cant convey how much fun this was, we still have the biggest grins... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great atmosphere, nice people. Been there with my wife and 3,5y/o daughter and we had great fun. Quad riding is a must, beautiful scenery . Young one keeps asking when can we do it again :-) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!!!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Had fantastic time at Cardrona Adventure Park today. Off road race car was amaaaaziing fun! Head to toe in mud by the end of if! Thank goodness for all the protective clothing haha! Fantastic! Best fun I have had in a long time! . The Scots!

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Noosaville, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

My three teenage boys and their dad had a very enjoyable few hours at this park. They did a quad bike trek. Yes it is rough and ready but Ian was informative in a very direct way. He was very concious of the safety of the boys and communicated the safey aspects very clearly. My boys were able to safely... More

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Management response:

Hi Mandy, Thank you for your comment. Ian has been doing this a long time and has seen that, although a lot of people believe themselves to be quite the 'bikers' they cannot actually ride that well. Therefore, we have to ensure that the safety of our customers comes first followed by a fun and enjoyable experience. We hope to... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

We visited Cardrona Adventure Park with a group, wanting to have some quad biking fun. Sure, the actual quad bike safari was Ok. But the owner Ian was a whole other thing. Firstly, let me say that I'm about an un-politically correct as it gets. But this guy was completely over the top. I would not recommend any minority visit... More

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Management response:

Firstly, Okay, thanks for your very narrow minded opinion, sir. In regards to the toilet. You must be a very snooty Aucklander who hasn't lived in the South before and had the issues that we encounter on a daily basis, here in the South, such as frozen water which means that basic essentials like toilets FREEZE and cannot be used.... More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
83 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Just before Queenstown you will see the Cardrona Adventure Park. Good For A Bit Of Fun, But It Wouldn't Be Very High On Your 'To Do' List. It's a park with Quadbikes, Monster Trucks, Dirt Buggy's and all that. Little kids will love it, like mine did, they had a quadbike ride. But for adults, there are heaps of better... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your comment. I would definitely reccommend spending your money here if you are a thrill seeker. Although the monstertruck is highly reccommended, it is prefferable to do with the younger ones. For $140 for up to 4 people....and kids can drive....what exactly were you expecting? We have something for everybody. What I would have reccommended for 2... More

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