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Kaikoura Quad Bike Tour from Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the rustic Kaikoura countryside by quad bike on this action-packed off-road adventure. You’re driven from Christchurch through the eastern landscapes of the South Island to Kaikoura, where you’ll take the helm in your own all-terrain vehicle, following your guide in a caravan after some free time to explore the town. Motor over a backcountry route of winding trails, grassy slopes and the Haumuri Bluffs with views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Quad bike tour of Kaikoura with round-trip transport from Christchurch
  • Go off-roading through Kaikoura's unspoiled terrain
  • Drive your own four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle in a caravan with your group and guide
  • Enjoy views of the Haumuri Bluffs and spot the area's abundant wildlife
  • All safety equipment included, and light refreshments provided
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Professional guide
Use of quad bike and helmet
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Light refreshments
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:45 AM
This day trip delivers you round-trip from Christchurch to Kaikoura for an off-road quad bike adventure. After hotel pickup you’re driven 2.5 hours to the Kaikoura peninsula, a coastal region buffered by the high snowcapped peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Range. 

You’ll have free time to explore town or purchase lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide for the trailhead. After a safety briefing and training session, get comfortable on your 4WD all-terrain vehicle, then follow your guide in a group caravan ride on a backcountry route over grassy slopes and down riverbanks. 

Trace the rugged Kaikoura coastline and search for commonly spotted marine life including whales, dolphins and seals from the apex of the Haumuri Bluffs. Enjoy light refreshments upon your return to the base camp before the drive back to Christchurch, with drop-off at your hotel. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Your adventure starts with pickup from your Christchurch hotel. We drive 2.5 hours to the picturesque peninsula town of Kaikoura, backed by the snowcapped Seaward Kaikoura Range. Either have an early lunch (own expense) or have free time to explore town before heading to your trailhead. Get equipped with your 4-wheel, all-terrain vehicle and receive a safety orientation and training session from your guide. All quad bike drivers must be at least 16 years of age; those under 16 can ride as a passenger on an 8-wheel vehicle driven by a guide. Once you feel comfortable, follow your guide through eastern New Zealand's scenic backcountry. Traverse over grassy slopes, down riverbanks and along Kaikoura's rugged coastline topped by the Haumuri Bluffs. Keep your eye out for the area's abundant wildlife — seals are commonly spotted down by the water. Enjoy some light refreshments upon your return to the base camp. Then hit the road for the 2.5-hour journey back to Christchurch.
Duration: 11 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Leisure Tours
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Fantastic, the best tour we took in...
pigglywiggly
, Dec 2015
Fantastic, the best tour we took in two weeks, the scenery on our trip was outstanding , don't miss it. It was not a 5, it was a 10
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The owners run this amazing experience...
Valerie P
, Jan 2010
The owners run this amazing experience from the comfort of their own farm! The whole loop was a breathtaking view of the mountains and the coast and seeing their sheep and cows roaming was a bonus! Excellent teachers, they really let you take the time to learn how to ride the quad and the view really is spectacular. It's the best way to see Kaikoura!

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