An offroad adventure among the mountains with spectacular views.

Quad Bikes

We currently offer a fantastic fleet of blue Yamaha 350cc, “Grizzly Ultramatic” 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!

Call 03 443 1228 anytime to speak to the owner about how special quad biking in Cardrona is!

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.

At present there are two daily ride options:

The Cardrona Tripadvisor

A Lovely Interlude on Horseback

“The Cardrona was happy to take us at short notice for a 2 hour scenic tour in the Cardrona Valley on willing but calm horses. Our guide was friendly, confident and shared interesting history of the region. A great interlude on our way to Queenstown.”


Time 10am & 1pm
duration 2 hours
price $249-$299

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.


Time From 8:30am
duration 1 hour
price $149
ages 6+ years

A scenic river experience with dips and hollows, rises and ridges… careful not get your feet wet when we cross the river!

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

If our advertised time of 8:30am 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.

Buggy Rides

Time On request
duration 1–2 hours
price $100-149
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!

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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