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Cable Bay Adventure Park

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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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They cancelled our booking 30 minutes before we were due to go

Booked the 1 hour horse riding trek with Happy Valley through their website and was provided an... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
stabbish47
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Totally Awesome!!

Thank you Fletcher for an awesome experience on the Skywire. It was exhilarating soaring with the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
JulieAntNZ
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Cable Bay Adventure Park (formerly Happy Valley Adventures). Only 15 minutes from central Nelson and home to the amazing Skywire Experience - the worlds longest flying fox; guided Quad bike tours, Horse treks, ride in the amphibious Argo or challenge your friends to a game of Paintball. Licensed Cafe onsite. Walking, MTB and E-Bikes all coming for Summer 2018/2019. Open 7 days, see website for booking times (closed Christmas Day only)
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quad biking” (30 reviews)
“sky wire” (41 reviews)
“flying fox” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Booked the 1 hour horse riding trek with Happy Valley through their website and was provided an e-mail confirmatio. Today, at 9am, I got an email saying they've overbooked and we have to go in the afternoon. We were only in Nelson for the weekend...More

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HappyValleyNZ, Owner at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Sorry to hear that we weren't able to provide you with the high level of service we strive for in this instance. Unfortunately there seems to have been some confusion around the status of the booking. Due to the nature of the horse treks we...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you Fletcher for an awesome experience on the Skywire. It was exhilarating soaring with the birds and the views from the top were absolutely spectacular! Your humour, friendliness and great knowledge of Nelson made for a great family outing. We would thoroughly recommend Happy...More

Thank JulieAntNZ
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Lana H, General Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank-you for your review. Fletcher will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time out with him on the skywire and exceeded your expectations. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We (2 adults and 2 children) took the 2.5hr horse trek in January 2018 and it was great. The horses were well behaved after a bit of initial jostling for position (we were fascinated to learn from the awesome and knowledgeable guides how complex the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Went two days in a row and had an absolutely amazing time! Between the Skywire, the horse riding and the quad biking, my family and I had an absolutely amazing time!!! Thanks heaps to Tom, Ben, Jess, Kelly, Chantal and the rest of the team...More

Thank Jade R
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Lana H, General Manager at Cable Bay Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear that you and your family had an amazing two days out at Happy Valley and hope to see you back to try a few other activities we have to offer.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A short walk through stunning native bush home to a variety of native birds was a highlight. The Skywire was excellent. It was a little nerve racking sitting at the edge, but the friendly staff had us laughing and at ease. It's a thrilling and...More

Thank Gemma B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The skywire is amazing we got upto 60 mph flying high over the canopy, Richard who has only recently bought the business is fab, we had a lot of laughs, and a free go too! Def a must do activity if you are near Nelson,...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We came here specifically to do the argo and it was amazing! Who needs coffee to wake up when you can do an argo! We went zooming around the paddocks on this early morning rollacoaster ride. I had no idea what to expect but it...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I had an exceptional time doing the horse trekking with Kelly and Alexic. They both were very professional since the first moment and went out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable and having a great time. I totally recommend but the...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Really enjoyed the sky wire - great view and bit of an adrenaline rush. Great hosts who are really friendly

Thank ClaireHamNZ
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Happy Valley offers paint ball, farm bike tours, horse treks and a nice (but not always open) cafe, The cafe does nice coffee and lovely soup (not pumpkin!). We were there for a Skywire trip which is a ski lift type open seat swung high...More

Thank Steve W
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Graeme B
5 January 2018|
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Response from CableBayAdvPark | Property representative |
Yes we are open every day of the year except Christmas day. Current summer hours are 9am - 5pm and we can do special events at otherhours by arrangement
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Tanya T
31 December 2016|
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Response from CableBayAdvPark | Property representative |
All Riders must be 16 years of age but anyone 5 years and up can be a passenger. We have limited passenger bikes and these get sold out quickly.
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krichardson
24 March 2016|
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Response from kja68 | Property representative |
No. You can choose any activity. If you just want to do the Skywire, come on out.
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