Cable Bay Adventure Park Outdoor Activities
The range of activities at the Cable Bay Adventure Park playground means there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s tastes, the best part is members of the same family or group can choose to take part in different activities.
No visit to Cable Bay Adventure Park is complete without riding the one-of-a-kind Skywire flying fox. Whizzing above the treetops, the four-person flying fox takes you on an epic 3 km ride across New Zealand native forests, enjoy the views, the fresh air, and the birdlife all in peace and quiet.
The Skywire run takes around ten minutes with the first 800 meters of freefall reaching speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. Having reached the end of the run passengers are then pulled back to the starting point, with many enjoying the ride back just as much as going forward.
The Cable Bay Adventure Park Quadbike tours give bikers the opportunity to ride across rolling farmland, along bush-clad trails, and high up in the hills to enjoy some amazing views. While offering a set range of tours ranging from one and a half to three hours in length, Happy Valley Adventures is able to customize the outings to suit individual requirements if necessary.
Choose from the all-ability Farm Forest Ride; at 1 ½ hour, this one is great for families and anyone who would love to spot some of New Zealand’s world-famous sheep and see a bit of the working farm. Or choose the popular Bayview Circuit for 14 km of forest trails, farmland, and stunning coastal views. At 2 ½ hours, the Bayview Circuit also includes light refreshments along the way.
Lastly, choose the Blue Hill Ride if you are after something a little more challenging. Experienced riders only are permitted on this one and no passengers are allowed. Allow 3 hours for the full ride which encompasses the Bayview Circuit and additional more difficult trails.
Prefer the quieter more relaxed pace of horses? The Cable Bay Adventure Park guided horse treks across a variety of terrain and cater to all levels of ability. Choose from a one-hour ride across rolling farmland or the more challenging two-and-a-half-hour ride.
Helmets are provided, it is necessary for you to wear sturdy footwear and comfortable long trousers. There is a maximum weight limit for riders which is 120 kg.
The largest paintball park in Nelson, the Cable Bay Adventure Park Paintball battle arena features a great mix of forts, villages, trenches, bush, creeks, and more. Padded jackets, long pants, and full-face non-fogging masks are provided for participant’s safety as well as comfort. Sturdy footwear is recommended along with any extra clothing needed for increased coverage.
Games last anywhere between 1 to 3 hours and a minimum of 8 people are required to make up a game. Games are made up of players with similar abilities while allowing for differences in age etc.
Take a tour with a difference at the Cable Bay Adventure Park farm on the amphibious Argo. The all-terrain vehicle can go through boggy waterlogged gullies, up steep hillsides, and across rivers with no trouble at all. This trip offers a different take on the usual 4WD tours and there is plenty of opportunity for some great photos along the way.
Argo tours range in price depending on group numbers and take around a half-hour. Of course, the tours are customizable upon inquiry.
Customize Your Day
The team at Cable Bay Adventure Park is able to put together the perfect adventurous afternoon or marvelous morning filled with fun and excitement for small and large groups. They can cater to most requests and timeframes you just need to ask.
Fly the Skywire and then take an Argo Tour, or head up into the hills for a quad bike adventure with the boys while the girls take a leisurely horseback ride through the native forest. Make the most of the Cable Bay Adventure Park playground on your next trip to Nelson.
What You Need To Know
Here are the top three things you need to know before heading out with Cable Bay Adventure Park team.
The Cable Bay Adventure farm park is just a short 15-minute drive northeast of Nelson, located at 194 Cable Bay Road.
- Skywire prices range from $75 for adults and $55 for children.
- Quad Bike Tours start at $105 per rider and $25 per passenger.
- Horse treks range from $75 per person for 1 hour to $125 per person for 2 ½ hours.
- Paintball is priced at $25 per person.
- The Argo trips range from $20 to $50 per person (depending on group numbers).
3. Departure Times
Departure times for each activity do vary and can be adjusted to accommodate upon making your booking. Please see the Cable Bay Adventure Park website for more detail on departure times or give them a call on 0800 157 300 to discuss your requirements.
Get the most out of your holiday in Nelson with a trip to Cable Bay Adventure Park. Whether you take on the amphibious Argo, the Skywire, quadbikes, or the tranquillity of a horseback ride surrounded by native forest you will end up wishing you never had to leave this little slice of paradise in Nelson.