Off-Road Adventure Tour - Across Country Quad Bikes - Franz Josef

Our exciting tour offers the thrill of a lifetime of Quad biking through the glacial landscape!

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of quad biking through the glacial landscape
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Franz Josef
  • Drive solo or bring a passenger along for the ride
  • Our skilled adventure guides will ensure you have a memorable day
  • Easy to learn - no driver’s license or experience required!

Join Across Country Quad Bikes in Franz Josef for an amazing off-road adventure as you are guided through a rainforest, across rivers and along an ancient glacial riverbed. Take in the magnificent scenery including the spectacular Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier.

On arrival, your guide will kit you out with wet weather gear and gumboots and give you a lesson on how to drive our off-roading vehicles. Be entertained with Maori Legends and local history while refining your driving skills and conquering new challenges.

Enjoy a single quad bike on your own or take a passenger along for the ride with our double quad bike option!

Located in the remote Franz Josef Village tucked away underneath the rugged Southern Alps this is the ultimate location for a unique off-roading experience.


Single Quad $180.00 (per person)
Double Quad $230.00 (for two people)

What's included

  • 2 hour tour (including gear up and instructions)
  • Wet weather gear, gumboots, and secure storage for belongings

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Check-in: Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier - Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour.

Restrictions

  • Passengers and drivers DO NOT get to swap.

    Drivers must be minimum of 16 years of age.

    Drivers with children passengers must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

    Quad bike passengers must be able to reach the passenger footrests.


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Tour Times:

    10am & 2pm Daily (winter months)

    10am, 2pm & 5:30pm Daily (summer months)

    Please note: To be a passenger you have to be able to hold onto the quad bike with four points of contact meaning that your hands must be able to touch the handles and your feet must be able to touch the footrests.

    You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booked time.

    If booking a double quad please note passengers and drivers are not permitted to swap places at any time during the tour.

    Getting to Franz Josef - Drive times:

    Fox Glacier Township: 30 min

    Hokitika: 1 hr 50 min

    Greymouth: 2 hr 17 min

    Wanaka: 3 hr 43 min

    Queenstown: 4 hr 47 min

Available Bookings from September 27 to October 03

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  • Single Quad$135.00
  • Double Quad$135.00

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  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

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  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$172.50

  • Single Quad$135.00
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

  • Single Quad$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$135.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Chris Smith from New Zealand wrote on 08 March 2021

Chris and Andy

Amazing a must do. Angus our lovely guide persuaded us to have seperate bikes so glad he did. Very informative, patient, safety conscious guide with super clear instructions.

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Thankyou so much for coming out with us, both of you absolutely killed it on your own bikes. We love helping people prove to themselves that they can do it and you can be very proud. We really appreciate the time to give us a review, THANKYOU!

Andrea from New Zealand wrote on 24 September 2020

Amazing a must do

We absolutely loved this activity , every thing about it was fantastic , the scenery the bikes and of course the amazing DORA our guide . Really made the trip. She was incredible . Loved our experience Thank you very much..

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Yah.... we are so pleased you enjoyed your quad biking experience with us. We are extremely lucky to have a amazingly diverse backyard to play in, with breathtaking views. Thank you so much for taking the time write such an awesome review, we really appreciate it.

Emily Arnold from United Kingdom wrote on 04 September 2021

A Franz must do!!

Such a brilliant afternoon! The track was so much fun, we got covered in mud and very much encouraged to which was great! We saw the glacier from the furthest part that we went too, such a gorgeous view. This activity was great, makes me smile just to think back to it.

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We are so lucky to have an amazing backyard to play in with such diverse terrain, and when the weather allows it the view of the Franz Josef Glacier and the Southern Alps is breathtaking, lucky you. We are so happy you enjoyed our off-road tour and thank you so much for taking the time to review us.

Ravneet Singh from New Zealand wrote on 03 September 2021

Dora was too rude

We went there and Dora has this rude tone with us the whole time it was our first time riding those bikes and she was keep saying go faster go faster and one time she stopped all of us and ask us to walk from here because you guys should ride these We paid for those bikes it her job to corporate with us and help us and make our experience better but instead she was just keep yelling the whole group So I would recommended to anyone to do that There was another girl with other group aswell her name was Libby she was really nice

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We take your safety very serious. You were informed multiple times of what was acceptable on our tours and the consequences of unsafe behaviour. The guide determines the speed regarding the terrain and the customers ability, we do not tolerate any customer holding back and speeding up it is dangerous for the customer riding the bike and every bike behind them. You got multiple warnings and still proceeded with dangerous behaviour, we hate growling but we would rather tell you off, than have you hurt yourself or others. When we have difficult customer we put two guides on the tour, Livy took all the other customers and Dora who is a very experienced and amazing guide took your group, and we support how she handled your group as she managed to keep you all safe and feel so sorry for her as made her day much harder than it had to be. Our tours are amazing and all our guides are exceptional but we do it in a safe manner.

Marco Wisse from New Zealand wrote on 18 August 2021

Great fun playing piggy in the mud

Our afternoon trip was a go after the morning was cancelled due to weather, great to ride through parts of rainforest, riverbed, river all saturated with water. Guide Olivia gave some great insights of the area. Highly recommended, especially in wet weather.A must do 😊 Thanks again!

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We will cancel any tours if it is unsafe to run, but as soon as the weather passes there is fun to be had..... #wetterthebetter and it just means more water and mud to play in. Our diverse terrain means the riding never gets boring and we inform you about where you are and what you are seeing. We are so pleased you enjoyed our off-road adventure and thank you so much for leaving an awesome review.

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