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.