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 June 22 to June 28

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  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

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  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$172.50

  • Single Quad$99.00
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

  • Single Quad$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Double Quad$129.00

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.

matthews5 from Australia wrote on 13 June 2021

Good fun, it thoroughly exceeded my expectations !

Great value for money and great fun... From the couple of negative reviews I didn't have high expectations, I was expecting a very tame experience, (I've crossed every desert in Australia on a motorbike solo so it takes a bit to impress me), but this turned out to be awesome, the speed was perfect for the terrain, Olivia the guide seems to enjoy doing what she's doing, and the 2 hours felt like a lot longer... This is a must-do if you're in the area, money well spent.. (The weather has turned bad so I've hung around Franz Josef, I'm tempted to do this again now it's VERY wet and muddy out there, I suspect it will be even more fun lol)

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Christina Lush from New Zealand wrote on 09 June 2021

10/10 would recommend!

Loved it!!

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We are so stoked you loved our tour. We love it and get great pleasure in ensuring that you have a memorable experience while we entertain you with fun facts and take photos of your experience all while ensuring that you remain safe. Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the 10/10 you are amazing.

Kaye Coles from New Zealand wrote on 07 June 2021

Disappointing

The Off Road Adventure Tour was a bit tame in that we only went through river beds, no mud, no challenging hills, just flat. Thought maybe we would of been closer to the glacier, but was away in the distance.

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We are located right in the Franz Josef township and our tours leave from here and head down the glacier riverbed as it is too dangerous to head up river towards the glacier but we also do this as the further down river you go the better the view of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef Glacier. We have a huge area to play in with diverse terrain and no set tracks, it is the guides discretion to decide where they are comfortable taking the tour depending on the ability level of the customers. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience.

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