Across Country Quad Bikes

Across Country Quad Bikes


25 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

5 4WD Adventures

5 Franz Josef Glacier

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Franz Josef Quad Bike Adventures

An exciting 2 hour fully guided tour on a Quad Bike departing at various times throughout the day, all year round. We go out in all weather to ensure that you can all enjoy your holiday regardless of the weather.

The only Quad bike ride in New Zealand offering glacial views combined with the thrill of riding through rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud on our unique, fully automatic 2-seater quad bikes. Arrive at an ancient terminal moraine and view outstanding panoramas of the Franz Josef Glacier and Southern Alps.

We provide all gear, wet weather jackets, trousers, gumboots, socks and gloves, safety helmets and informative guides.


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Across Country Quad Bikes

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South IslandWest CoastFranz Josef Glacier


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Showing 8 reviews of 24.

Tanya Davies's avatar

Tanya Davies


Ranking: 10/10

Pouring with rain. Sarah ( our guide) was born to work with people! So much fun!! Sarah is professional, fun to spend time with and full of funny and informative info about the area. A MUST do in any weather, the rain though provided extra entertainment. Thanks Sarah :)

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

jb7's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A amazing experience! Everyone should do this. Easy riding. Heaps of fun and Hollie is excellent. Many thanks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Hey Jb7!
Thank you for the great review! Glad to know other people enjoy our town and beautiful scenery as much as we do :)
Thanks from the Quad Bike team!

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Owen's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Franz Josef quad biking was one of the highlights of our NZ, south island, adventure holiday. Our guide, Hollie, was full of life and informative, making the trip ultra fun and interesting. The scenery was incredible in its diversity and the sense of freedom something to remember. Definately a memorable experience!

Cheers Hollie- we'll be back!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Hey Owen!
Thank you so much for the great feedback. So glad to hear you'll be back! I totally agree Franz Josef is unique where the glacier meets the rainforest, we truly love living here. Can't wait to see you again!
Spread the word!
Thanks from the Across Country Quad Bike team :)

Amaan's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

It was really fun and awesome.our instructor Holly was super and took us thrugh some memmoroble experiances in the rain.the quad bikes were very powerful and i have never had a better expereance.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Hey Amaan!

Wow, thanks for the great feedback!! I hope to be able to come and visit India again one day, I really do miss Masala Dosa, enjoy the rest of your holiday and please spread the words! Kind regards Hollie : )

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Ranking: 10/10

I took a personalised tour with Hollie prior to Easter. Even though it wasn't a large group this meant I had the benefit of 1 on 1 training. The terrain was quite diverse and the forest was beautiful, as were the views looking back over the glaciers. A spur of the moment decision to go quad biking, it was a memorable experience for all the right reasons and would do it again had I had the chance.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Awesome, thanks for that feed back, personalizes tour are always great, 1 on 1 fully is the way forward, hope you will come back again and I can show you a different route, had even a swimmer last week on my trip, in case you would like a swim in the river.....i will show you the way!, regards Hollie

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littlebear's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Johnathan was our guide.He gave clear instructions and made the whole experience fun!! Two hours over various terrain.Can throughly recommend this experience.
Thanks Johnathan

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Thanks for coming out with us, Jonathon loves going out on trips, boys and toys eh'!

mricho's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

We did the quad bike experience with Jonathon and Hollie. They were great. Kept us safe and we had a ball. I went on the back with hubby who thoroughly enjoyed the bit of water we had to go through. A definite return experience next time we visit nz.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Hey guys, thanks for the great respond, I'm sure your hubby enjoyed the water bit, he was the one that splashed me too eh'?! Lol....
Will be delighted to host you guys next time round, enjoy your day and spread the word.

Warm regards


nathan_carr's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

First time I''ve been quad biking but had so much fun I ended up going again elsewhere in NZ. The terrain was really varied and challenging and our Guide Hollie was great company, really friendly and full of cool facts about Franz Josef. She also did a great job of teaching us how to ride the bikes and kept us safe. Then on the trip back through the forest we stopped for a snack and a hot drink and learnt a bit more about the native bush. A very cool way to blow an afternoon.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in September 2011

Across Country Quad Bikes responds:

Hey Nathan

You we've got the natural instinct of driving quads, boys and was easy for me to teach you how to ride them and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, hope to see you again one day!!!

Kind regards