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Quad Biking in Queenstown

Quad Biking

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Quad Biking Tours in Queenstown

Quad biking in Queenstown is every thrillseeker's dream come true. A guided quad biking tour will have you navigating off road tracks on your ATV (auto transmission vehicle so no tricky gears to deal with), revealing stunning views of Queenstown and its surrounds. A great activity, rain or shine and in our opinion much more fun in the rain, get stuck in and enjoy some muddy good fun!

Do I need a driving licence to go quad biking in Queenstown?

To join Off Road quad biking tours a driving licence is not necessary. Quad bike drivers must be at least 6 years old so this is a great option to get your kids out on a quad biking tour in Queenstown. If you are looking to join Nomads Safari's quad biking tour then drivers must be 16 years old or over and have a valid driving licence. No previous quad biking experience is necessary as you will be provided with full training on how to use the vehicles at the start of your tour. Passengers are allowed on the Nomad Safari quad biking tours but must be 12 years and over. If you would prefer not to drive then you can choose to join a Scenic Guided Buggy Tour. Your guide will drive you in the 6 seater buggy on off road tracks with picturesque views of Queenstown.

What do I need to wear on a Queenstown quad biking tour?

On a quad biking tour you should expect to get dirty, definitely don't come wearing your favourite outfit! Quad biking in Queenstown is muddy good fun so dress appropriately; wear long socks, long trousers and a warm top. As you drive faster and faster you will feel much cooler so layers are a must! You will be provided with all the safety equipment needed for your quad biking tour, including full face helmet, goggles, gloves, wet weather gear & boots. Don't forget to bring your camera along to capture your quad biking tour memories.

What quad bikes do you use on a Queenstown Quad tour?

Off Road quad biking tours use Suzuki Sports Quads from 50cc to 400cc, depending on your age and ability. Nomad quad biking tours use a combination of Can-Am & Honda quads. They are fully Automatic 4wd quads with 400cc engines.

Where will we ride on a Queenstown quad biking tour?

Nomad Safaris quad bike tour operates on Queenstown hill station, a 3500 acre working sheep farm. They have over 20 kms of trails for all abilities from beginner through to advanced technical riding. Most tours climb from the base to the summit of Queenstown hill. Off Road quad bikes operate on an 11000 acre private playground again with a variety of terrain for all abilities. Both quad biking tours will include berms, creek crossings, hill climbs and jumps (if you're up for it!).

Do I need previous experience to join a quad biking tour in Queenstown?

The guides will provide full training at the beginning of your quad biking tour to ensure you are comfortable with operating the machines. The guides understand that riding a quad bike for the first time can be a little scary and they aim to make the tour as fun as possible for all levels of experience. The quad bikes are automatics so you will not need to master changing gear on the machines. Riders must pass the training module at the beginning of the tour to the guide’s satisfaction before participating in the tour.

Are there any other restrictions when joining a Queenstown quad biking tour?

Quad biking tours in Queenstown are not recommended for those who are pregnant. The operators also have strict no alcohol and drugs policies. If the guides consider you are unfit to join the quad biking tour due to being under the influence you will be refused on the trip. This is for the safety of all passengers on the tour, as well as your own, everyone just wants to have a safe and fun trip! All riders must also produce a valid credit card which can be charged in the event of damage to Nomad Safaris equipment. To join the quad biking tour participants must also be conversant in English.

Do I need to book a quad biking tour in Queenstown in advance?

Definitely!  Quad biking tours in Queenstown are a really popular activity for those travelling to Queenstown. Make sure you don’t miss out on the experience and book yourself a spot early. Check out other great Queenstown activity deals on our Specials page. 

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