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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka provided by The Cardrona

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8706P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of vehicle and helmet
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardrona
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand Look out for the Cardrona Distillery & the famous "bra fence"
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly, wear sturdy and closed-toe footwear.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of vehicle and helmet
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardrona
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand Look out for the Cardrona Distillery & the famous "bra fence"
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly, wear sturdy and closed-toe footwear.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2125 Cardrona Valley Road
    2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
    Look out for the Cardrona Distillery & the famous "bra fence"
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Cardrona
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Cardrona
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jenna P
4 contributions
Wish I could give this a better rating than excellent!! We had an amazing time quad biking IN THE SNOW! We booked our trip late May when tourist numbers were low so the two of us had a private tour. When we visited the leaves had turned the beautiful colours of Autumn and the first snow had appeared on the mountains making for amazing photos. We appreciated our guide offering to take our photos along the way too. The customer service of our guide was outstanding and the right amount of professional casual, our safety was put first right from the beginning and throughout and our riding experience and comfort was checked multiple times before heading into higher ground. A lovely surprise was how well educated our guide was on the history of the area, flora and fauna (some really interesting facts about the plant life). The quad bikes are well maintained, super flash with the addition of heated handle bars (luxury) and has a storage box on the front for additional jackets etc. Additionally, our helmets were sanitised again before being given to us which we really appreciated.

The trip is laid out really well, start off through farm land and a gradual climb into the mountains, heading across the top of the ridge before heading down again through the beautiful landscape and across streams with a super surprise finish at the end! Our guide also encouraged us to check out the local Distillery at the neighbouring property and on to Wanaka where we had a delicious meal by the lake front. Thank you for recommending this to us!

We will be back again for sure.
Written June 1, 2022
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CK
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Couples
One of the most amazing experiences in Cardrona, if not the best. Laura, our guide was superb, she made us feel confident in riding the quad bike, and gave clear and fun accounts of the history in the region. My wife was not confident in riding the quad bike and was offered to take the front seat with Laura, what a treat !
Beautiful sceneries throughout the exhilarating adventure, unforgettable. We highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting.
Charles n Sarah (Auckland)
Written July 6, 2022
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RachaelR17
Wellington, New Zealand261 contributions
Amazing quad biking experience through mixed terrain, right opposite the Cardrona ski field. I went in August and it was unusually warm at this time which meant there was a smidge of snow from about the top third of the mountain, and the rest was nice and muddy. Be prepared to get dirty! The bikes go pretty fast and I recommend wearing gloves as my hands got super cold!
Written October 6, 2020
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M P Valentine
1 contribution
My partner and I were lucky enough to receive a private tour on the quads with Kelly. She was a fantastic guide - providing a great amount of knowledge of the local area, as we stopped at a number of spots along the tour. This was by far the highlight of our trip and we would recommend to anyone looking for a great mix of adrenaline and sight seeing. Thanks Kelly for our awesome experience. We will be sure to come back on our next visit to Queenstown.
Written May 24, 2022
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Gregor M
Auckland26 contributions
Couples
We booked this last-minute after other plans fell through. Owner Kelly did a very quick reshuffle and managed to fit us in same day for a quad bike tour up into high country. Kelly's in-depth knowledge of the track and its history made for an exceptional experience, and the views at the top of snow-covered mountains were just second to none. Would gladly do this again
Written June 20, 2020
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Jed J
5 contributions
We went after injury stopped us from skiing during the winter and we didn't regret a thing. It was a fantastic experience with an enthusiastic guide. One of the party who had never driven a quad bike before used the warm up period to become familiar with the machine and had a sterling time. The others who had quad bike experience
had just as good a time as the route was scenic when you stopped and just rough enough to keep you focused when riding. The history of area was neat (learned the story behind the name of one my favourite wines) and the scenery was jaw droppingly gorgeous even in the winter. Best part though was crossing the creek, legs high up on the fenders. Would do again.
Written September 1, 2020
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Vicki W
13 contributions
Fun-filled adventure!!! This tour is SO much fun, we had an excellent afternoon with Kelly. The scenery was amazing and the snow made the tour even better. Kelly is a fantastic tour guide that gives great encouragement for novice quad bike riders, and has you driving like a pro in no time. We highly recommend this tour, it's a great way to create some special memories.
Written June 24, 2020
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Steve
Palo Alto, CA3 contributions
We double dipped... my wife and daughter did the horseback riding tour. My son and I are not equestrians, so we signed up for an ATV tour. Our son is not old enough to ride a full-size ATV, but Cardrona had a youth size ATV for him. Given his age, they suggested my son and I do a smaller, private tour vs. the group tour (partially because the smaller ATV couldn't handle the mountain climb). Anyways, this was perfect. Simon really took care of our son - teaching him how to ride, watching over him to ensure he was safe etc. Thanks to the folks at Cardrona - we had a lot of fun.
Written January 12, 2020
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m16matty
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
Hands down the highlight of our recent trip to Queenstown. Booked via BookMe which was super easy and straightforward. The trip is approximately 40 minutes (weather depending) from Queenstown. Arrived at the quad biking approximately 15 minutes before our 10am departure time. Our group consisted of 6 people, 3 men and 3 women, ranging in quad experience from never have sat on one to very confident. The guide Andy was amazing and certainly added to our fabulous experience. Remember to dress warm and the temperature certainly drops the higher you go. Unfortunately we didn’t have any snow but none the less was fabulous and the view spectacular. Spent the first 5 minutes doing a quick and informative safety briefing before we set off up the hill - what an awesome 2 hours it was. Cannot recommend this enough and is a must do when in Queenstown. Will 100% be doing on my next adventure here - the difference in weather (snow etc) would make every experience unique.
Written June 25, 2021
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Heni
1 contribution
Family
When my teenage son suggested we do this, I was a bit reluctant, as we had never ridden quad bikes before and on the face of it, it seemed a bit pricey. However I'm so glad we did. Of all the touristy things we did in Queenstown, this was the most fun, and for me, the best value for money. After a quick session on how to ride and stay safe, we were off, crossing a stream and river before wending our way up a mountain, through fog and merinos, to come out on to a majestic view of the surrounding snowclad mountains. Thanks Kelly, for a great time (and for lending my son an extra jacket to put on).
Written July 15, 2020
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TheDuftyFamily
TheDuftyFamily
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Amazing experience
Absolutely fantastic experience. Beautiful, well behaved horses, an energetic and funny guide and the most stunning
ek635
ek635
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Awesome Top Beat Ride in the Snow
Honestly one of the best rides I've ever been on! Kelly was so lovely, took awesome photos and was super communicat
kimjV1020KP
kimjV1020KP
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Stunning horse trek
Beautiful quiet horses perfect for beginners or intermediate. My daughter and I had an awesome ride. Kel is very sa
B4875QXlucyr
B4875QXlucyr
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Absolutely amazing and unforgettable
Our ride with guide Laura was fantastic from start to finish. Riding up into the mountains through the snow was a o
Carojnic
Carojnic
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Absolutely the best time!!
My 4th time out riding at The Cardrona and still an amazing experience!! Thank you so much Laura for the best ride
Roam55692412545
Roam55692412545
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Perfect Cardrona experience
Fantastic horse trek over the mountains and down to the pub where Kelly treated us with a drink. Relaxed and sound
Travellingjohn123456
Travellingjohn123456
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Great fun! Great views, great guide!
Summer was really great! We had an amazing time, she was super informative and a great tour guide! Really enjoyed t
sophiebQ1230QA
sophiebQ1230QA
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Horse trek through the stunning Cardrona Valley with a stop at the old Cardrona Pub for a drink along the way.
Such an awesome experience! It was a really stunning trek and our guide Kelly was awesome. It’s great for all skill
judecooney
judecooney
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Excellent
Fantastic experience for myself and my two children (8 & 10). Guide Kim was great, as a novice rider I felt very co
LilzTwoSevenFive
LilzTwoSevenFive
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Couple quad adventure
Highly recommend this tour. My husband and I did the quad bikes up to the top point of the valley. It was so much f
Lauretta_WaihekeIs
Lauretta_WaihekeIs
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Awesome Trekking Experience
Stunning scenery which would be worth seeing in all different seasons. Wonderful horses, a variety suited to riders
tessmb247
tessmb247
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Top fun with Top Beats!
Was so delighted to discover they offer personal rides for experienced riders. Lots of fast cantering, jumping sma
gjmmcc98
gjmmcc98
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Great place for those with zero riding experience
First time riding a horse and could not have asked for a better first-time horse riding experience. Morgan (my hors
fionascott3474
fionascott3474
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Awesome ride in amazing historic area.
The guide was a warm friendly person. The horses were quiet and sure footed which was reasuring for my daughter who
angem636
angem636
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Fun day with beautiful views
Kelly was amazing. Good selection of horses for our ability, good trek, thoroughly enjoyed the canter and views…rew
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