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Off Road NZ

Off Road NZ
Off Road NZ creates fun memories and provides the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides.  Located on a beautiful New Zealand native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, the rugged, formerly volcanic landscape offers diverse terrain for self-drive 4WD vehicles and other adventures. 

Location: 20 minute drive north of Rotorua.


Operating Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.


Departures: Varied departure times depending on tour, please see individual tours for more details.


Food and Beverage: Ice-creams, snacks and drinks available.  No cafe on-site.


Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available from Rotorua city.


Child Ages: Varies between tours, please see individual tours for more details.

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Help Notes:

Off Road NZ provides all wet weather and safety equipment for our Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari and Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride as well as race suits, full face helmet, gloves and balaclavas for the Raceline Karting experience. All you need to bring is sun protection for the summer, your camera to catch the action. 

Available Activities:
4WD Bush Safari


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Pair up in our 4WDs and share the driving as you negotiate our extreme trail. Set amongst beautiful native rain forest. Conquer your fear as you slowly manoeuvre your 4WD through a variety of challenges including the 'luge’, through the 'chunnel', over the 'waterfall' and more. No scoring here, just bravery awards. CB radios, heaters, all weather protection and instructor provided. The vehicles get dirty, you stay clean. Safaris depart on the hour. Tour duration 45 minutes to 1 hour and requires current drivers licence.  The 4WDs seat up to 4 people per vehicle.

Tour Times: Tours depart every hour on the hour.

Child Ages: 5-15 years old, for children under 5 years, you must provide your own car seat.

Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride


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Hang on as you are driven over impossible terrain in complete safety with our driver. You will climb and descend near vertical slopes and tilt over to an angle that has every part of your body holding tight. This vehicle is purpose built with roll cage, seat belt harnesses, steering at both ends, huge tyres, air diff locks and amazing suspension travel. Takes 4 passengers at a time.

Tour Times: Duration 10-15 minutes.

Child Ages: 5 - 16 years old, must be 1.2 metres or taller, children under 5 years not allowed.

Raceline Karting


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Test your courage and driving ability like never before when you race New Zealand’s newest and longest A-rated KartSport circuit. Feel the anticipation as you suit up, pull on a helmet and prepare to race one of our state-of-the-art, 4-stroke 390cc Sodi karts. Experience the sensation of ground rush as your kart reaches up to 100km/hour on the 150-metre straight. Tyres squeal and G-forces pull as you take on hairpin corners, flowing curves and long straights that demand intense concentration and skill… while all around you, other competitors rival for your position.

Tour Times: Track time 10 minutes, whole experience is approximately 30 minutes.

Child Ages: Minimum age is 14 years old, must be 1.4 metres or taller, children under 14 not allowed.

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