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Franz Josef / Waiau, New Zealand
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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the landscape around the Franz Josef glacier and New Zealand's rugged West Coast on a 2-hour ATV tour from Franz Josef village. Take in the mountains and rainforest of the Southern Alps as you go offroad and follow paths carved by ancient glaciers paths in the wilderness. Your guide leads you through the rainforest, riverbeds, grasslands, and mud on a thrilling tour that includes use of ATV equipment and wet weather gear.
  • 2-Hour ATV quad bike tour, from Franz Josef
  • Get ATV-driving tips from the guide and practice on test tracks before setting out
  • Ride an ATV in the spectacular landscape around the Franz Josef glacier and Southern Alps
  • Enjoy views of Franz Josef glacier (on a clear day)
  • Go off-roading on different types of terrain
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Use of helmet
Wet weather gears (jackets and pants)
Gumboots
Professional guide
Quad bike tour
Food and drinks

Departure Point

30 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age: Minimum 8 years old (Passengers). Minimum 16 years old (Drivers).
  • Booking needs to include 1 driver for each passenger
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Across Country Quad Bikes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Off-Road Adventure Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Off-Road Adventure Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Off-Road Adventure Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Off-Road Adventure Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Off-Road Adventure Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Off-Road Adventure Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Off-Road Adventure Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A slower pace would have made it more enjoyable for me but may have made it less so for someone else so I can’t take off stars for that." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Fun but rough
Marie_M
, Mar 2020
This ATV tour was fun and the guides were nice. Beautiful area on a beautiful day. Only downside is know that the ride is pretty rough and fast. For super experienced ATV riders I’m sure it’s perfect. For the general traveler it’s a bit much. A slower pace would have made it more enjoyable for me but may have made it less so for someone else so I can’t take off stars for that.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Our tours are off road and not smooth, but we have amazing quad bikes that have great suspension and power steering to make it easier for our riders. In the event that we have different levels of capability we usually split the tour to ensure everyone is comfortable, we also check in on all riders throughout the tour to ensure they are enjoying it. Thanks for the comment and the review. We are always looking for ways to improve.
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star-5
Great experience
veitmichael
, Feb 2020
Jouney starts with Quad Bike instruction and test drive. Safety comes first! Then we drove thru the Woodlands and after this we went thru the creek. At least a good mixture of diffferent Ground.
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This trip was too rough to enjoy...
secure
, Dec 2017
This trip was too rough to enjoy. The entire road/track was full of ruts, rocks and bumps making it difficult for my passenger to stay on and to keep up with the guide Nevada, who despite being told we couldn't keep up or even see the track she was taking, didnt slow down or look back for us.I was disappointed and couldnt wait for it to end.
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star-4
We biked through bush, across...
gina g
, May 2017
We biked through bush, across farmland, across and through the river. Stopped halfway for photos and a chat. Informative and interesting commentary. Having not quad biked before, it was good to try something new. Unfortunately there was an overcharge with Viator, but Quad Bikes fixed it straight away. Just make sure you are not paying for passengers if it's only you riding.
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star-5
The quad bikes are a buzz! The...
Ivy C
, Apr 2017
The quad bikes are a buzz! The whole tour was excellent, riding along the river and through temperate rain forest. It is no longer possible to walk up to the glacier for a look, only helicopter access. The quad bike tour is a great alternative to get a good look at the Franz Josef glacier, with limited time. Highly recommend this as an experience. The guides are very safety conscious, and good training is provided at the start of the ride to make sure that you are confident to handle the bikes. The bikes are well-maintained, good wet weather gear is provided.
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