How old do I have to be?
For 2 hour quad bike / ATV tours, you must be atleast 16 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian..
For half and full day tours, you must have a current drivers license. International drivers licenses are accepted.
For Family tours, children must be aged 12-16 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What do I need to bring?
Most importantly a sense of fun and adventure. You will need to wear long pants/trousers and long sleeves and sensible footwear (preferably boots). Definately no shorts and thongs/flipflops! We will provide you with a helmet and gloves. Waterproof trousers will be provided if necessary and some spare boots are available. Dress according to the weather, which in the Grampians can range from around 10 degrees and wet in winter to 35 degrees and dry in summer.
Don't forget your camera!
Drinks and food are available to buy at the Lodge before and after the tour and refreshments are included in your tour price on the 2 and 3 hour tours.
Do you operate in all weather?
Yes, we do. Come hail or shine, we operate all year round (in fact its more fun in the wet). Tours may be cancelled if it is a total fire ban day. If your tour is cancelled, we will contact you to make another arrangement.
I have never ridden a quad bike before. Can I still go on a tour?
Everyone recieves full instruction when they arrive and you will have plenty of time to hone your skills on the training track before you head out on your tour. Your guide will give you advice as you progress a long the tour and make sure the tracks you take are suited to your skill level.
Where will I be riding?
The tours take part on 410 acres of our private property at the Asses Ears Wilderness Lodge. You will cover areas of native bushland, stringy bark forest and farmland where you will see heaps of bird and wildlife and most likely a kangaroo or 2! Our tours are as much about the environment as they are about having fun. The tracks are progressively challenging with some water crossings and log crossings with plenty of humps, bumps and winding tracks. If all this sounds daunting, you don't have to do them all, you can just take the easy route around. This means that our tours can be enjoyed by both beginners and experienced riders.
How many quad bikes do you have?
We can currently take groups of up to 9 adults and 3 kids (12-16yrs) on a tour, but we are expanding our fleet all the time.
Is insurance included?
Our propoerty has a $10,000,000 public liability insurance and each bike, including the passenger is insured for the same value. As with any adventure activitiy you will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival and it is recommended that you have ambulance cover or travel insurance if you are visiting Australia.
Is quad biking safe?
Yes, providing you follow the simple rules and instructions given to you by your guide. You will be told the Dos and Don'ts of riding quad bikes (ATVs) on arrival. If these simple rules are disregarded while on your tour, you will be asked to leave the tour. This is purely for your safety and the safety of other passengers. Our guides are fully accreditated with the Honda Australia Rider Training course in All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Riding, have extensive knowledge of the area and terrain, are fully trained in First Aid and have been conducting tours including 4WD and bushwalking tours in the Grampians for over 20 years.
Your safety is of upmost importance!
Can my child ride on the back of the quad bike?
Definately no! Honda bikes are designed with your safety in mind and that means 1 person per bike. We and Honda do not comprise on safety.