Off-Road Buggy

Take in the stunning mountain views in comfort as passengers in our Yamaha Viking 6 seater 4x4 Off-Road Buggy, with one of The Cardrona's experienced guides behind the wheel. OR self drive with your loved ones in one of our 3 seater Polaris Rangers.


Off-Road Buggy Adventures

Prefer to travel as a passenger and take in the views without having to worry about controlling a quad bike? Or have little ones in the group who don’t want to miss out? They don’t have to! 

The Yamaha Viking 6-seater 4×4 Off-Road buggy can easily navigate any of the terrain across all the mountain trails on offer along with the quad bike tours. The buggy also offers more comfort by being a smoother ride with its superior suspension as well as a windscreen & roof to protect from the elements. Enjoy being driven by one of our friendly entertaining guides!  

NEW!! Polaris Ranger 3 seater side-by-side off-road buggies now available, passenger or self drive* (*T&C’s apply)

Please call or email Kel to arrange our 3 or 6-seater buggies to be a part of your The Cardrona Experience! (Minimum 2 passengers)

Whether it’s a special daddy/daughter day out or all three generations, we can provide a safe and fun family excursion in the mountains of the spectacular Cardrona valley. You can choose from our horses, quad bikes, or our 3/6-seater 4×4 off-road buggies or a combination of all three we can look after you in a small or private outing and create lasting family memories to treasure.

*Self drive buggy requires a valid drivers licence & credit card details to be sighted & held upon arrival. A good command of the English language is also necessary.

The Cardrona Tripadvisor

5 Star Experience

Review of: Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Absolutely amazing experience! Great customer service. Well worth a visit. We did a horse ride and quad bike. Kids want to go back!

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Date of experience: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family



Time On request
duration 1–2 hours
price From $199-$698
ages All ages

If there are under 6’s in the family who don’t want to miss out – they don’t have to!

We can take them as passengers in our 4×4 buggy which can go everywhere the quad bikes & horses go, that way anyone can enjoy the amazing mountain views in comfort as passengers with one of our entertaining guides behind the wheel. Self drive buggy options now available (T&C’s apply)

Please call or email Kel to arrange our 3/6 seater buggies to be a part of your The Cardrona Experience! (Minimum 2 passengers)

A combination of horses, quad bikes & off-road buggies is also possible for larger family groups… Create your very special family memories with an unforgettable morning or afternoon out with us at The Cardrona!


THE MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE $698 (2 persons self drive + $50 additional passenger)



The ultimate alpine experience! Offering challenging & varied terrain with breathtaking panoramic views, this ride takes you right from the bottom to the TOP of the mountain – into the snow in winter! Unquestionably NZ’s best guided off-road adventure. Passenger or self drive quad bike/ off-road buggy (T&C’s apply)



THE RIVER RUN FARM TOUR  $498 (2 persons self drive + $50 additional passenger)


9AM, 11AM & 2PM    ALLOW 1 HOUR

A scenic river experience in the valley floor designed for families with young children or those new to off-road driving. This easy tour offers farm animals & fabulous family photo opportunities along the way… careful not to get your feet wet when we cross the creek! We will tailor this experience to your families ability & comfort level with safety as a priority. Kids quad bikes available as well as passenger or self drive buggy (T&C’s apply)



The Cardrona Horses


The Cardrona Quads


The Cardrona Quads
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