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Off-Road Adventure Tour

Off-road adventure tour in Franz Josef Glacier!

Off-Road Adventure Tour

Franz Josef Glacier

Explore further in Franz Josef Glacier on our top-rated guided Off-road Adventure Tour.  Choose a single quad bike, double quad bike or an adventure buggy. Free photographs are included with each tour… 

Off-Road Adventure

Tour

Join a guided off-road adventure tour!  Journey across riverbed and through the rainforest on our thrilling tracks. 

Ride a quad bike or 3-seater buggy through a beautiful Jurassic rainforest, splash through rivers and explore an ancient glacier riverbed.  Enjoy our incredible backdrop of the spectacular Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier as you follow your guide through our tracks.

On a sunny day enjoy some of the best views of the Franz Josef Glacier you can get from the township or get down and dirty in the puddles and the mud on a rainy day!  As we like to say “the wetter the better!”…

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Choose a single quad bike (all to yourself) or take a double quad bike or buggy and bring a passenger along for the ride.  We also have one of our three-seater buggies that can fit two adults and one child.  Get in touch if you’re not sure what’s right for you!

(Please note passengers do not get to swap with the driver)

  • Free high quality photos are included with each quad bike tour!
  • Explore the Waiho riverbed where we can view from afar! 
  • One of the South Island’s Top-rated Quad Bike adventures!  Read our reviews HERE 

 

CURRENT PRICES:

Single Quad Bike $205 NZD
Double Quad Bike $275 NZD
Triple Buggy $305 NZD

DURATION

Allow 2 hours

SINGLE QUAD BIKE: $205

“The wetter the better”

Our off-road adventure tour is Franz Josef Glacier’s ultimate rainy day activity!  Get down and dirty in the mud, splash through puddles and experience the rainforest in all it’s glory.  We provide all the equipment you need to stay warm & dry throughout…

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Off-Road Quad Bikes & Buggies

Our bikes are a selection of single quad bikes and unique 2 seater quad bikes.  You can also choose to drive a 3 seater buggy which is great for families with kids.  Read on for more information about our bikes, then choose which you’d like to ride on our Off-road adventure tour!

Single Quad Bike

Ride your own bike on through the rainforest track & trails!

Our single quad bikes are 450 cc automatic Can-am Outlander’s. This quad bike provide a comfortable journey over rough terrain featuring independent suspension and power steering!

Our trained and knowledgeable quad bike guides will let you learn the ropes on our test track before we head out on the tracks – so even if you’ve never driven a quad bike before this is a great opportunity to learn!

 

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PRICES:

NZ $205
*Please note drivers must be a minimum of 16 years.

SINGLE QUAD BIKE: $205

Double Quad Bike

Our double quad bikes are the only certified passenger quad bikes on the market!  

Bring a passenger along for the ride and enjoy a comfortable trip all around.  These double-seater automatic Can-am Outlanders are 450 cc with power steering.  The front and back seats are both padded and spacious, so you’ll be riding across the riverbed in style.

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  • Please note: For safety reasons, drivers and passengers CANNOT swap during the tour.
  • Children must be a minimum of 145 cm tall in order to be able to reach the footrests.
  • Drivers must be a minimum 18 years old in order to have a passenger join them.
  • A combined weight limit of 220kg is in place for a double quad bike.  If you’re worried you’ll exceed this please get in touch, or look at booking our single quad bikes separately!

 

PRICES

DOUBLE QUAD BIKE: $275

DOUBLE QUAD BIKE: $275

3 Seater Buggy

Book the adventure buggy – which takes up to three passengers!

The adventure buggy has a steering wheel instead of handlebars, but takes on all the same terrain as our quad bikes!  The Can-am Defender buggy is great for children over 110 cm (generally 4-5 years old), and has a roof overhead.

The 3-seater buggy can be booked as a double or triple passenger option great option for those looking for a different driving style, but want to join the same adventure tour as those on the quad bikes.

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Drivers must be a minimum 18 years old in order to have a passenger join them.
Children must be a minimum of 110 cm tall (generally 4-5 years old) to ride in the buggy.
Drivers & passengers cannot swap during the tour – it’s for your safety!

PRICES

TRIPLE BUGGY: $305 (or book as a Double Buggy for $275)

TRIPLE BUGGY: $305

OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE

TOUR Video

REVIEWS

Absolutely brillliant! Great fun, well looked after, everyone from the office to the guide was lovely and helpful. We had a hoot!

Perth, Australia

We loved every minute of this well organised kayak on the lake. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Excellent views and reflections of the mountains and the flora in the lakes. We even had a closeup visit to a white heron. Highly recommended!

Simi, New York, USA

I cannot recommend this enough! I’ve now done it twice in 3 years and both times it was spectacular, both in terms of scenery and overall experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and was taking candid snaps all throughout the trip that we had access to later on. I highly recommend the morning trip, as that’s when the water is like glass and it feels so serene gliding over it. It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef.

Hourikhat, Sydney, Australia

WHAT TO BRING:

Sunglasses

Dress in comfortable clothing 

Camera (optional, as we also provide FREE photos)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Free high-quality digital photos

Helmets

Wet Weather Jackets & Pants

Rubber Boots (aka Gumboots)

FLEXIBLE & FREE 24 HR CANCELLATIONS

We want you to be confident when you book directly with us! We provide hassle-free full refunds without any penalties.  We do ask that any cancellations and changes are made a full 24 hours prior to the trip time. Cancellations made within the 24 hour time frame cannot be refunded (for any reason including medical or other) so please let us know in time if you need to change, or cancel your booking!  Good travel insurance will cover last minute scenarios you might encounter that affect your bookings.  Private/Group bookings or charters incur a 48 hour cancellation policy.

We reserve the right to cancel tours if minimum numbers are not met or in the event of unsafe conditions, in which case full refunds are issued.

We're here to help, so feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions.