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Across Country Quad Bikes

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The only quad bike ride in New Zealand with glacial views and the thrill of riding through West Coast dense rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud.

Hours

Summer 8am - 9pm. Winter 9am - 6:30pm

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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.

Our vehicles are incredibly easy to ride. With a short lesson anyone aged 16 or over can easily 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.

Heli Quad Combo

The ultimate quad bike experience. Take an exhilarating 30 minute scenic helicopter flight from Franz Josef township.

After your scenic flight jump on our 2 seater fully automatic quad bikes and experience a great two hour quad bike adventure.

Directions

PO Box 119, Franz Josef Glacier 7856, West Coast, New Zealand

Franz Josef village is on the Franz Josef Highway SH6, just 2 hours from Greymouth or 5 hours drive from Queenstown or Christchurch. We are right in the village at the Glacier Helicopters building. You cant miss us, we have a red quad bike outside.

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