Quad Bike Queenstown with Off Road Adventures
Queenstown is the adrenaline capital of New Zealand, right? No visit would be complete without hopping on a Quad Bike in Queenstown!
This is our second trip to Queenstown, the first was a ski holiday so our days were filled with skiing and given the amazing powder we had, we simply didn’t get to the Quad Biking! Needless to say, it was high on our list for this trip. We booked with Off Road Adventures (recommended by our tour company Wild Kiwi) as they offer a range of tours and cater for all different levels, which was perfect for the group of friends we were travelling with.
About Off Road Adventures
When researching what company to choose for your tour, it can be daunting. We chose Off Road Adventures which is a family run business and is now the largest Off Road Tour Company in the WORLD! They have 100 dirt, quad and road bikes and offer Motorcycle, ATV and 4WD tours. They have 6 Toyota Landcruisers and tours run from 1 hour to 21 days!
This family knows what they are doing (and after 25 years in the business you’d think so!), but having a Super X champion be your guide is pretty cool. To read more about the family and their achievements, click here.
What Quad Bike Queenstown tour to choose?
There is a range of quad bike tours to choose from. Click here to view the full range to make sure you pick something suitable for you. I would personally recommend the 1.5-hour tour.
Adventure quad bike tour
We chose the adventure quad bike tour. This particular tour has been designed for those looking for a bit of a challenge and excitement. With 1.5 hours of riding time, it gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the tour on the 11,000 acres of off-road terrain. The 1.5 hours went by so quickly and we could have easily spent another few hours quad biking! This is why we recommend the longer session!
Our Quad Bike Queenstown experience
It was incredible. We have had friends in the past say that each time they visit Queenstown they always quad bike. I don’t think we realised just how much fun it would be. At the end of our week-long trip, Jenna asked everyone what their highlight was… everyone at the table said it was quad biking! The experience was great and it really gets you excited!
Here is a short highlights video!
Where is the Quad Bike Queenstown tour?
It is about a 35-minute drive out of Queenstown on an 11,000-acre property. You are guaranteed some incredible views throughout the tour. You can even quad bike down to the river if you are up to it and have enough time.
Do you need experience?
The best bit is that you don’t need any prior experience or licence to be able to do this quad bike tour. The guides will ensure you are in the right group from the start. So, if you’re a beginner and aren’t too confident, you won’t be put into a group of professional quad bikers! Kids as young as 6 can even take part (with adult supervision of course).
Jenna and her friend Meredith were in a group together with their guide, Mark. Mark really took the time to get the girls used to the quad bikes, plenty of practice and really got into the technique to build their confidence. I was in another group with Emily and Kush and our guide Scott. We had plenty of fun in our group!
What’s included with the Quad Bike Queenstown tour
The below is included in the price of the adventure tour
- return transfers from the Off Road shop in central Queenstown
- top of the line sports quad bikes (50cc to 250cc with upgrades to 400cc available at their discretion)
- full face helmets
- wet weather gear (jacket and trousers)
What to bring
These guys provide most things for you, but you should remember to bring/pack the following:
- wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty/muddy (particularly trousers and socks)
- GoPro (you will need the helmet mount or a chest strap – the helmet strap does not work)
If you’re bringing your GoPro, subject to availability you can borrow helmet mounts for the trip. If you have your own, I’d suggest you bring that to avoid missing out.
What if the weather is bad?
The beauty about quad biking is that it doesn’t matter what the weather is, it will be great! I’ve had friends who have done this in sunny weather and rainy weather and they actually preferred the rainy weather! As long as you don’t mind getting wet and muddy, you’ll have a great time.
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