Southern Alps: Franz Josef Glacier Quad Bike Tour

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Activity provider: Across Country Quad Bikes

Southern Alps: Franz Josef Glacier Quad Bike Tour

Activity provider: Across Country Quad Bikes

From US$ 115.27 per person

Experience the rugged and untamed nature of the majestic Southern Alps by Quad Bike. Marvel at the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier and surrounding mountains as you drive along the dirt trails of a dense rainforest.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Follow ancient pathways carved by glaciers over many thousands of years
  • Get an adrenaline rush as you drive a Quad Bike through sand and mud
  • See where ice and forest meet in a spectacular manner
Full description
Drive a 2-seat Quad Bike along the ancient glacial pathways of Westland Tai Poutini National Park, carved into the landscape by ice and water over thousands of years. Admire the lush landscape of the dense rainforest and reconnect with Mother Nature. Meet your guide on State Highway 6 and take a short 5-minute walk to the adventure base to gear up in the provided waterproof jackets, pants, and gumboots. Listen to a detailed safety briefing before you jump on the bike and power across the ancient terrain of Te Wahipounamu. Get an adrenaline rush as the real action starts and you speed along the dirt tracks for up to 2 hours. Stop to take souvenir photos, and discover where the ice and temperate forest meet to spectacular effect.
  • Wet weather gear
  • Helmet
  • Gumboots
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Drivers under 16 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the local operator's office, Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Drivers must be at least 16 years old
    • The road leading north out of Franz Josef is closed until further notice due to flooding. It is targeted to reopen (with restrictions) before Christmas, depending on the weather
    • As of Wednesday December 11, 2019, full access south of Franz Josef on State Highway 6 through to Wanaka is open, with some delays to be expected
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

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    Amazing experience, well worth the money! The girls were clear in their instructions, fun, and clearly knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Franz!

    December 30, 2021

    It was the absolut best Quad Tour I’ve ever been on. Our tour guides were super fun and lovely and

    March 3, 2020

    February 29, 2020

    Product ID: 72718