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“An experience in an environment not to be missed !!”

Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheel Adventures
Ranked #10 of 28 Tours in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Alistair, owner/operator, was patient, calm and informative and cares that you enjoy your adventure safely. Something that is important as he confirmed that there had been two fatalities so far this year on quad bikes in N.Z. Two days after our tour, sadly, a young woman tourist from Australia also died quad biking somewhere in N.Z. Alistair makes sure that you go through a 'test' on a quad before he is satisfied you are capable. My wife quickly realised that it wasn't comfortable (safety wise) for her capabilities and happily accepted his offer to accompany him on the double quad. Once he convinced me to stop the 'old bikers' habit of leaning on turns and to remain upright and I accepted other advice from him, we were ready to enjoy ourselves and we certainly did !! Alistair took us through truly enjoyable and breathtaking countryside with great cliffs, sparkling ocean, lush fields and creeks on his large farm. All the time the magnificent snow capped Seaward Kaikoura range was a backdrop. We thoroughly enjoyed this outing and have no reservations at all in recommending this if you are stopping over in Kaikoura for a day or two. Safety AND enjoyment was this operators primary concern.

2  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Absolutely fantastic experience, totally worth the price and the time. This is the top attraction in Kaikoura and totally recommended for novices of all ages to experience the many different views of New Zealand in an afternoon.

The tour goes for about 20km’s and lasts 3 hours and covers lots of varied terrain. It includes breath-taking views of the coastline, the mountains, the hills and the seals as you traverse the cliff tops, plough through the creek beds, follow the farm tracks through the working Glenstrae Farm (been in the family for 3 generations) and stop for tea and biccies to enjoy the silence and fresh air.

Alistair is very friendly and attentive, neither of us had ridden a quad bike before and we felt totally at ease after he gave us humorous run-down of how they work before we started practicing in the yard. If you have an afternoon spare in Kaikoura and want to experience all aspects of the area in one afternoon then this is for you. Safe, exciting and great fun!

3  Thank flyingdutchdude
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had an absolutely awesome time. Fantastic scenery, from rolling hills of farmland down to cliffs on the ocean. The time spent getting some tuition and getting used to the bikes before we took off was great - Alistair made sure I was comfortable with the bike as I've only ridden a couple of times before - I was hooning along by the end :) Highy recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of an adventure.

1  Thank Tina S
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This was the best quad bike ride we have ever been on.. You probably will not experience anything like it anywhere else in the world. The scenery was amazing.. I recommend for everyone who visits Kaikoura to try it!

Thank Shiba12
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We had a really enjoyable 3 hour ride round some of the tracks on Glenstrae Farm. Up and down the roller-coaster hills, ending up on top of a cliff overlooking the sea where we saw fur-seals and dolphins in the distance.
There were just the two of us, and we had never been on Quad bikes before. We were given a trial round the yard before being let loose, but we soon picked up the hang of it.
They were kind enough to pick us up from Kaikoura as we had arrived on the train. On the way back we were even taken on a small detour round the Kaikoura peninsula!

2  Thank Chris P
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