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Queenstown Quad Biking

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Queenstown Quad Biking

The Nomad’s Quad biking 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 before heading out to the trails. 

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.


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

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.

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 manufacturer's 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 Suzuki quads. Suzuki was the first on four wheels right back in 1982 with the very successful LT125 which was developed right here in rural Whanganui by the then Suzuki importer of the day Rod Coleman. There’s been more than a few models since then and following 34 years of engineering improvements and advancement, Suzuki boasts a line-up of ATVs that is second to none, with features that make everyday riding just that little bit more comfortable.
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 visibility. This is usually due to deep snowfalls and extremely rare.
What should I bring and what should I wear?
We provide helmets; gloves; pants 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.
Are there any other restrictions?
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.

Anything else I should know?
Although we strive to make the activity as safe and enjoyable as possible it can involve risks that include but are not limited to; rolling or flipping the vehicle due to terrain or inability to ride, hitting obstacles such as rocks or other riders, falling from the quad or being caught in a natural hazard event such as an earthquake or landslide.

“Quad Biking- Amazing”
Amazing experience. Got picked up from the hotel, all gear provided. The 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, forest 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


Tour Details


Adult $325   Child $NA

Tour Times

8:30am & 1:30pm. If your preferred date and time are unavailable, please feel free to contact us.


3.5 hours

Departure & Return

37 Shotover St, central Queenstown • Free selected accommodation pickups

Group Size

6 Riders per Guide

We Provide

• 400cc ATV Quad Bikes • 2.25 hrs on your Quad • All weather waterproof clothing, goggles & safety gear • Professional guide • Light Refreshments • Transfers & free accommodation pickups • Admission fee to Queenstown Hill Station • Please note: all riders must be 16+

You Bring

• Sun protection • Bottled Water • Camera • A sense of adventure! • A valid credit card on the day for insurance and liability purposes

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Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers