An offroad adventure among the mountains with spectacular views.


Quad Bikes

We currently offer a fantastic fleet of late model Yamaha 350-450cc Quad bikes. Fully automatic gearing and 4WD capability provides rider safety and comfort (heated handle grips as well!). We offer a variety of trails which allows us to cater for your requirements. Whether you have never ridden a quad before or really want to go exploring the high country, we tailor the ride for you!

We are the only operator offering quad bike tours in Wanaka, a fantastic way to get up to those amazing alpine vantage points, often only accessible by quad bike!

We specialise in taking small groups only and can be very flexible with departure times so give us a call to see what we can do for you today.

Minimum group size is two riders, single riders will be waitlisted to be confirmed upon others booking the same scheduled tour.

**Please note our bikes are designed for one rider only, WE CANNOT “DOUBLE-UP” it is not legal or safe to carry pillion passengers. Groups with small children or those not wishing to self drive can participate by travelling as passengers in our 6 seater off-road buggy with one of our entertaining guides at the wheel. Please contact Kel directly to request the off-road buggy as part of your tour (see below)

Call/email* Kel today to discuss a morning or afternoon out quad biking on your next Queenstown/ Wanaka visit!

(*Direct bookings are much appreciated!)

At present there are two daily ride options:

The Cardrona Tripadvisor

Business outing in Cardrona

Review of: Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Absolutely highly professional experience. Took 10 guys for a Christmas work do. Exhilarating and great scenery. Kelly and Sam great super hosts. Safe for families and a well run professional business.

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Date of experience: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business



Time 10am & 1pm
duration 2 hours
price From $299
ages 16 years+

The ultimate alpine quad bike experience! Offering challenging and varied terrain with breath taking panoramic views, this ride takes you right from the bottom to the top of the mountain – into the snow in winter!! Unquestionably New Zealand’s best guided quad bike tour. 16 years old and up.

See what visitors to the Queenstown & Wanaka area are saying about the 2 hour “Mountain Experience” Quad Bike Tour;


Oct 2021 • Friends
We did the quad biking and it was an absolutely iconic trip with scenery that will blow your mind. Really great quad bikes that anyone can use, regardless of experience. The tour guides were friendly and made everything easy. Get into this one, you won’t regret it!
Aug 2021
Had an unforgettable experience with cardrona quad biking, its an unique experience and very adventurous, Andy was our guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful from the beginning, we learnt a lot from him about the area. Once we took our bikes to the top the scenery was amazing, the whole 2 hours we spent quad biking was so fun and unforgettable. We are gonna return for another ride.


Time From 9:30am
duration 1 hour
price From $249
ages 6+ years

A scenic river experience designed for families with young children, with dips and hollows, rises and ridges… careful not get your feet wet when we cross the creek!

We will tailor this experience to your families ability and comfort level.

If our advertised time of 9:30am does not suit please call 03 443 1228 and we will try arrange a time which suits your schedule.

A variety of bikes available for all ages from 6 years and up, those under the age limit can participate as passengers in the “Viking” 6 seater off-road buggy driven by one of the guides.

See what parents are saying about “The River Run” 1 hour family quad bike tour;


Travelling from Queenstown to Wanaka we stopped in to The Cardrona for a Quad bike adventure. Kelly and Sally were amazing, we had a 2 young kids and they had quads bikes and a track to suit. The equipment was great, scenery spectacular an well organised.
Thanks so much for a great day

Buggy Rides

Time On request
duration 1–2 hours
price From $199
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.

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

A combination of horses, quad bikes and the buggy 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 Cardrona Horses


The Cardrona Quads
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