Across Country Quad Bikes - NZ Travel

Across Country Quad Bikes

Across Country Quad Bikes
The only 2 hour Quad Bike adventure in New Zealand offering glacial views and the thrill of riding through rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud on our unique, fully automatic 2 seater Quad Bikes. Arrive at an ancient terminal moraine and view outstanding panoramas of the Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps. Combine the 2 hour Quad Bike Adventure with a 30 minute scenic helicopter flight, explore the two glaciers and land on the snowfields, it's a superb photo and snowball opportunity. It's a fantastic product and we operate every day in all weather! the wetter the better, a guaranty free facials on wet days! Great fun for all ages.

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Main Office: Main Street Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier.


Distance from Town: Central.


Parking: Free parking is available onsite.

Departures: Daily 9.00am to 9.00pm.


Closed: Christmas Day.

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Help Notes:

All the bikes are 2 seater and fully automatic so you can share a bike or have a bike each, the passenger seat can be suitable for either kids or adults. Easy to operate and all the trips are fully guided with a informative and friendly guide.



What if I have never rode a quad before? Will get you geared up and safety briefed on how to operate our 2 seater fully automatic quadbikes and you will all do the test drive. Our vehicles are incredibly easy to ride. With a short lesson anyone aged 16 or over can easily and safely enjoy riding our ATV quad bikes. But don't worry kids these fantastic bikes are a first in New Zealand and feature a specially designed passenger seat enabling whole families to enjoy this experience in safety and comfort. Drive if you can or sit back and enjoy the ride! The passenger seat is suitable for both adults or kids.

How safe are the bikes? The bikes are very stable and safe to ride, the guide will give you the full instructions on how to operate them, no experience needed. We use "Bombardier" 400cc automatic ATV quad bikes manufactured in Canada and made specifically for the recreational quad market. These robust and stable bikes set a new and high standard for safety and comfort and allow any age group to experience this fantastic trip.

What do we wear? All wet weather gear including gumboots, helmets and informative guides provided. You bring: 2-3 upper layers, Sunglasses, Sense of adventure.

Do I need to book in advance? Bookings are definately recommended as our trips are very popular - especially in Summer months. So it pays to book as early as you can and secure the most suitable departure time(s).

Available Activities:
2 Hour Quad Bike Adventure
Depart our "quad base" and head across stony braided riverbeds, see glacial fed rivers and listen to our guides tell you about local history. Drive though dense rain forest and soak up the atmosphere as you pass by ferns, mosses and mature podocarp trees in this lush watery world. Ride out to 10,000year old moraine left by ancient glacial pathways and enjoy enough space to roam. View snow capped peaks and "Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere" otherwise known as the Franz Josef glacier as it plunges from around 2500 metres into the green canopy of the forest a mere 230 metres above sea level. Enjoy a cup of tea or chocolate at the shelter and hear the old Maori legend of the glacier, its geology and tales of pioneers and adventures from times past. Take on the mud if you dare!

Check-in: 30 Minutes Before Scheduled Departure.

Minimum Numbers: No minimum numbers

Suitable for Disabled Clients: Yes

Child Ages: Minimum age 7 years. 16 years and over can drive.

Heli Quad Combo

Combine our 2 hour quad bike adventure with a scenic 30 mins helicopter flight. From sea level rising to the heart and the magnificent Southern Alps to explore not one but two glaciers-Fox and Franz Josef Glacier. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations-landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for a superb photos, snowballs and memories. Arrive back from the exhilarating helicopter flight and jump onto our 2 seater quad bikes for a 2 hour quad bike adventures, what a way to see it all!

The helicopter flight is weather depending.

Departs: On Demand.

Check-in: 30 Minutes Before Departure.

Minimum Passengers: 3.

Suitable for Disabled Clients: Yes

Child Ages: Minimum age 7 years. 16 years and over can drive.

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