Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursBike ToursHorseback Riding Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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Experience fully guided tours including horse treks, 4x4 self drive buggies, clay bird shooting and a cultural 4WD drive buggy tours based in Rotorua. All activities take part on 100 year old forrestry trails on the side of stunning Mount Ngongotaha just 10 minutes from the city centre. All activities travel over varying grades of tracks to suit all abilities from novice to competent riders. Take in spectacular views over Lake Rotorua whichever tour you choose. Great fun for all ages, families, stag do's, hen weekends, school groups and corporate entertaining. The best fun in Rotorua ! A fantastic experience!
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Lance P
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The service from start to finish was top notch. We had Josh as our guide for the hour long self drive tour, he was so knowledgeable, not only of the area but also of the history dating away back to the 1400’s. The 4 wheel drive machines handled every obstacle we came across, were such fun to drive. Then we went clay bird shooting, again with Josh, he was the absolute master when it came to safety, helped us navigate our way to actually hitting a few birds in the process. Luckily we had a bright sunny autumn day to enjoy the surroundings & views from Adventure Playground. Thank you Josh for the perfect day.
Written 26 May 2024
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Eric W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The team were amazing, not only did they make our family feel safe when performing the shooting activities while regaling us with stories, they arranged dinner reservations for us. Thanks team for a wonderful experience.
Written 18 May 2024
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kelz
Otorohanga, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Thank you to the team at adventure playground. My family and I had an absolutely smasher of a time!! Highly recommended 👌 the horse trek was so amazing thanking you to the beautiful guide im so sorry i didnt catch your name my jabba jaw daughter talked your ears off the whole way and i didnt want to interrupt 😅 the 4x4 ride and stories along the way were fabulous thanx Josh and wooowee I'm the bestest out of all us rookies at clay shooting 🤙 shot Eazy.... mad respect 🙏
Written 12 May 2024
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Jude H
Taupo, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The staff were great value, scenic buggy trip was great, but the clay bird shooting was the winner of the day! We will be back again soon!
Written 22 April 2024
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Madaswine
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Such an action packed adventure for my friend and I on our big biannual girls getaway. Josh our 4x4 guide and Geoff our clay shooting instructor were both very knowledgeable staff members and a treasure to the company. We appreciate your patience and time spent with the two of us today, another memorable experience in beautiful Rotorua NZ.
Written 22 March 2024
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Henry T
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This place was honestly pretty magical. My partner and I went here while visiting Rotorua, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

I’ve got some experience with horses, but my partner doesn’t, and the team here helped her feel comfortable and get going on her horse. The horses were well-trained and friendly, very easy to ride and knew the trails well.

We did the hour ride and really enjoyed it, you go along some trails, through the fields with cows and sheep then up to the top of the hill for a beautiful view with some lovely photo opportunities.

Shout out to Nicola, our guide. She was super experienced with horses and made it really easy for us, had a good chat while we were riding and she taught me all about horses.
Written 10 March 2024
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Dipanshu g
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Hi,

That was one of the worst experience i have ever had in my life from Adventure playground and Trip Advisors team as well,

I did a booking of horse tracking for 3rd of March 2024 but unfortunately due to extreme wether provider called me and said please cancel your booking because you won’t be able to do the tracking.

Then I cancelled my booking and i asked operator about my refund because i was almost reached there, he suggested me to cancel the booking and said you will get the refund because we are the one calling you to cancel it.

And i did the same, I haven’t received any notification about refund and i have received any refund and i emailed customer service team of trip advisor, no body is replying to my email. I have lost almost $94 USD just for no reason.

I will never choose trip advisor for booking next and will not suggest to anyone to use trip advisors.

Thanks
Written 3 March 2024
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Raele H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My wife and I did a combo of horse trek and then clay shooting.
We had an amazing time definately recommend.
Clay shooting was an awesome experience We would definately recommend for people to do that we even purchased more ammo while we were up there. Think we found our new hobby.
All the guides are incredible.
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you for sharing your kind feedback. Clay is a very addictive sport.
Written 23 February 2024
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Flyer14709547366
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing trek! Guided by Nicola and another incredible guide I didn't get the name of. I've always been a bit tentative of riding horses but this lot was so calm and lovely. Rode Joe, who basically led himself with very little input needed from me. Followed the line very patiently. Going downhill still a bit spooky, feels like you're sliding forward but horses go nice and slow. Would highly recommend to nervous riders or anyone really 😊.
Amazing views on the one hour trek.
Written 13 February 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Written 23 February 2024
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susieandmikej
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experience. Four of us went on a one hour ride up the hillside of beautiful Rotorua. Views were excellent. Horses were all very well behaved and our group has excellent riders down to never been riders. Guides were lovely. Took pics for us.
Written 7 February 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
Written 23 February 2024
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