Thank you Thrillseekers for some real fun activity. Our group of 6 including 2 children had some great time with you all. One of the children was 7ys and too small to have bike of his own. The other, 13yrs had no problems with a bike of her own. The smaller one had to accompany the father on a twin bike. Our guide Darryl was just great. He taught us the ropes of handling the bikes on a custom made short track. Once we gained confidence in them we were taken to the real track. The initial briefing and training took around 20 mins following which the real tour started. We were all fitted out with an overall and boots to keep us from getting dirty. That was very useful as we would learn later. The track was real fun with ups and downs, river crossings, crossing streams, and lots of slush. There was also the river bank with medium sized boulders. Riding the quad bikes through these splashing mud and water was such fun. I was initially worried more , if my wife would be able to handle this bike. She has never gone near driving any motorized vehicle ( or for that matter non motorized, not even a cycle) leave alone a quad bike!! Our guide Darryl's instructions were so clear even my wife drove like a real pro. I got stuck in slush once! A tip - do not stop in slush, you may get bogged down and need help, just drive through and you will be fine. It had rained around our time of visit to Hanmer. Hence there was lot of water on the tracks, which made the ride a whole lot of fun. Half way through the trip we reached the banks of the river where we took a break, and was supplied with water ( our choice) and cookies. The acceleration of the bikes are controlled using a thumb operated lever, you could land up with sore thumbs, the break definitely helped. The whole tour lasted around two hours which we thought was appropriate for this activity. We could pre order our lunch before we went for the activity at 1:00Pm. When we returned back hot sandwiches and tea was awaiting. Overall , a fantastic experience. Highly recommend to do it while in Hanmer.
What a very detailed and amazing review!!! Our guide Darryl thoroughly the trip with you as well. We hope you call in next time for another thrilling adventure.