Queenstown Quad Biking

The Nomad Quads base is just a 15 minute transfer from downtown Queenstown. Here, we will kit you out in protective clothing before your training begins. We ensure you are comfortable with operating a Quad – our guides recognise that riding a quad bike for the first time can sometimes be a little nerve-racking and we pride ourselves on making riding as fun as possible for ALL levels of experience.

Quad Biking Highlights

  • Adventure and the best views in the region
  • Detailed instructions from great guides
  • True off road experience 

Quad Biking Trip Info

Departs: 8:30am & 1:30pm

Duration:  3 ½ hours (2 – 2 ¼ hours on the Quad bikes)

Bring: Water, camera, a sense of adventure! Dress appropriately for outdoor adventures in the mountains.

Includes: Refreshments & all protective equipment and clothing. Pickup from Town Centre or Queenstown accommodation.

Note: Riders have to be 16+, be conversant in English and not have consumed alcohol or recreational drugs in the last 12 hours. A valid credit card is required on the day for liability and insurance purposes.

Full Itinerary

Experience a unique quad bike tour from Nomad Safaris, the professional adventurers. Nomad Quad Safaris operate fully automatic 400cc quad bikes with 4WD ensuring an experience that is adventurous yet safe. Full training on the quad bike ensures that all levels are catered for. All weather waterproof clothing is also provided along with all safety gear in order to ensure a fun yet safe quad bike tour.

Nomad Safaris has exclusive use of Queenstown Hill ensuring that on your Quad Bike tour you get breath-taking panoramic views that are exclusively yours. Don’t forget your camera as the viewpoints provide stunning photo opportunities. As Nomad Safaris has exclusive use of Queenstown Hill this ensures access to a wealth of trails covering different types of terrain allowing a Quad Bike tour that is tailored to the ability of the group.

The Nomad Quad Safari is 3.5 hours in duration and all riders must be over 16 with a good command of the English language. A credit card bond is taken similar to a car hire procedure.

Pricing

Adult: $275 Pillion Passenger: $150

Exclusive Quad Safaris (up to 4 pax, 2 guides): $1350

Drivers must be 16 years and over.

Cancellation: within 24 hours full charge, no shows full charge.

Prices valid from 01/10/17 to 30/09/18

FAQs

What if I have never ridden a quad bike before?
We provide full training to ensure you are comfortable with operating a Quad. Our guides recognise that riding a quad bike for the first time can sometimes be a little nerve-racking and we pride ourselves on making riding as fun as possible for ALL levels of experience.

What are the age requirements?
16 years is our minimum age for riding a quad on our tour. This is the manufacturers recommendation for riding our type of bikes. If you are under 16 you can join the tour as a pillion passenger on one of the guides 2 seater bikes. (Minimum age for pillion riding is 12 years). There is no upper age limit!

What type of bikes do you use? Are they easy to ride?
We use a combination of Can-Am & Honda quads. They are fully Automatic 4wd quads with 400cc engines

What sort of terrain and trails can I expect?
We operate on Queenstown hill station, a 3500 acre working sheep farm. We have over 20kms of trails ranging from beginner level through to advanced technical riding. The majority of our tours climb from our base 300 metres above sea level to the summit of Queenstown hill just under 1000 metres above sea level.

What about the weather?
The area we use is exposed to changing weather conditions. We will only cancel a tour if all the trails are completely impassable or there is zero visibilty. This is usually due to deep snowfalls and extremely rare.

What should I bring and what should I wear?
We provide helmets; gloves; overpants and jackets; gumboots and goggles. You may wear your own fully enclosed shoes. We provide a hot drink and biscuits but we recommend you bring your own water, especially in the summer months! Cameras are able to be taken on the tour and it is highly recommended you bring one!

What if I have a medical condition?
Most medical conditions will not prevent you from taking part, But we ask that if your condition requires controlling medication that you bring it along in case of emergency as we are in a semi-isolated environment and may have to wait for medical assistance. Our guides are all first aid trained and we have full procedures in place in case of an accident or emergency.

Can I go if I’m pregnant?
Quad biking is not recommended for expectant mothers

How long does it take?
About 3 ½ hours round trip includes 2 – 2 ¼ hours on the bike and 20 minutes each way travelling to and from the base.

Is there anything else I should know?
We have a strict drug and alcohol policy.  If the guide considers that you are unfit to ride a quad because you are still under the influence of either we are unable to take you on the tour. There may be no refund offered. This is for the safety of all riders on the tour. A valid credit card is required to be presented prior to the ride as security against wilful damage to the equipment.

Reviews

“Quad Biking- Amazing”
Amazing experience. Got picked up from the hotel, all gear provided. Terrain was incredible, such an adrenaline rush, drove for around 2 hrs on the quads. Great value for money. Would come back and do again. Shoutout to Rachel for being an awesome guide – from the sydney awesome foursome!
– Elimn, Sydney, Australia  

“Best quads in NZ”
Matt and Hamish were top notch guides. Taught us some skills and techniques before getting out into the course. A+++ highly recommendable! Get on it!!!
– Amy M  

“Professional outfit with amazing guides = ADVENTURE!!!”
What a fantastic adventure! This guided trek on new model 4wd Quads is unbeatable. They start everyone off on basic functions and safety, check your skills and you’re off! I have done this quad bike trip three times now and every time it’s different. We went from, dry open paddocks to trails to mud, creek crossings, forrest trekking and even up rocky creek beds. My son is 16 and took to the ride very quickly. It started to rain about halfway through the trek, which made it really spectacular. The views and the expert local knowledge really make this trip worthwhile – a must do on your next Queenstown adventure. Done it both in Winter and Autumn – both very different and our guides were the same every time. Can’t wait to come over again next year.
– Dan, Burleigh Heads, Australia


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