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Nelson: Guided Quad Biking Tour Through Forest and Farmland

1. Nelson: Guided Quad Biking Tour Through Forest and Farmland

Combine excitement and adventure on a guided quad bike tour through native forest settings, around areas of a New Zealand farm, and up to lookout points with breathtaking coastal views of the Cable Bay area. Delight in the beautiful scenery and have lots of fun on your self-driven vehicle, whatever the weather. Start your experience with an instructional session and safety briefing from your experienced guide. Then, practice and hone your driving skills before departing on your tour. Choose between a 1.5-hour Farm Forest Ride or a 2.5-hour Bayview Circuit Tour. On the Farm Forest Ride, drive around the farmland and to the top of the Skywire Hill, before heading back down around the flats and along the banks of the river on a tour designed for all abilities. Alternatively, explore 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) of beautiful forest trails on the Bayview Circuit Tour. Ride past the Skywire then out to the stunning Bayview lookout over Delaware Bay, before descending back through the farm. Light refreshments are included.

Nelson to Mapua: Full-Day Cycling Self-Guided Adventure

2. Nelson to Mapua: Full-Day Cycling Self-Guided Adventure

Begin your adventure in Nelson where you’ll be fitted for your bikes and briefed on your tour. From there, cycle to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Explore Nelson City before following the blue Great Taste Trail markers which lead south to the seaside village of Mapua. Stop along the way at Nelson's Classic Car Museum. Visit the Honest Lawyer and enjoy the atmosphere of a country-style pub. Take a break from cycling and check out some of the many craft breweries and wineries along the way. Enjoy the trail’s coastal route. Take in phenomenal views from the Waimea Estuary and Farmland’s coastal boardwalks. Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge and then continue on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole, or take a dip in the warm sea waters of Rabbit Island. Journey across the channel on the iconic Mapua Ferry. Land at Mapua Wharf and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. After a day of exploring, sit down for dinner on the Mapua Wharf. Afterward, jump on the kiwi Journeys shuttle and return to Nelson.

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What people are saying about Nelson

Would wholeheartedly recommend! We had a fantastic day! The weather was great, the craic was great and the instructors were fantastic. We had fun on the quads, learned a bit about the area and would definitely come back to do it again :)

Honestly the best time we have had in the South Island so far! Would for sure recommend after a rainy day! We are for sure going to come back and do this again!

Great day trip. We took our four teens and everyone enjoyed themselves. Enough time to ride at a leisurely pace and still have time for lots of stops.

Great day! Great guide and the quads were top condition.

absolutely brilliant. must do after a rain do much fun.