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New Zealand 4 Wheel Drive and Off Road Tours

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NEW ZEALAND 4WD HIRE - Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown

Location: Auckland

We give you a choice of vehicle to suit your purpose, check out our vehicles page for a selection of the many 4WD vehicles that we have available. Whether you need a 4WD for going skiing, fishing, some sporting adventure, or simply to get the job done, the necessity of the 4WD will ensure a more pleasurable hire...(more)

POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Pohatu - the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony by 4WD safari. Sea kayaking safaris give wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's stunning coastline...(more)


Location: Otago - Central Otago

The 1.5 hour Mountain Shredder Queenstown Tour makes use of powerful DTV Shredders and takes place on an exclusive track just off the Crown Range, nestled between Queenstown and Arrowtown, and with awesome views over the basin. This ground-breaking hybrid vehicle offers a powerful and exhilarating crossover between a skateboard and a tank. Tour includes pickup from Queenstown Visitor Centre...(more)


Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Wellington Nature Tours offer a range of tours that covers both the flora and fauna of the area; some of which found nowhere else in New Zealand or the world. We will transport you out into the wild and the magic of nature, all the while keeping you safe & comfortable. Be captivated by New Zealand's stunning natural beauty...(more)


Location: Northland - Far North

Visit Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach on the Ultimate 4 X 4 purpose built Truck/Bus tour. Departs Kaitaia 9:00 am daily. The tour includes places like the Ancient Kauri Kingdom, Wagener Park, Rarawa beach, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Te Paki Sand Dunes (toboggans on bus), Aupouri forest and much more - Adults $50, Children $25. Complimentary lunch included...(more)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Our NZ photographic safaris are about taking your camera off automatic and taking control. Learn how to control aperture and shutter speed. Understand composition and take away skills that will help you for the rest of your photographic life. The safari is a five-hour, 4WD photographic learning experience with either legendary photographers: Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken...(more)


Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Wanaka and Queenstown adventure tours and luxury transport with experienced local guides at the wheel. Treat yourself and your friends to a unique adventure tour experience or travel in comfort with knowledgeable local guides while you are in Wanaka...(more)


Location: Queenstown - Skippers Canyon

Skippers Canyon Jet boat tours in Queenstown. 3 great options include Spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road, with thrilling jetboat ride. A Scenic Tour - a journey taking you into the natural beauty of land rich in gold mining history. Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour Jet boat ride a half-day tour combining both trips above...(more)


Location: Marlborough

Driftwood Eco-tours is a boutique company based near Blenheim. Their guides lead small groups into natural environments to learn about the wildlife, history and geology of the area by kayak and vehicle. They have access to the sacred and peaceful Wairau Lagoons, with the special permission of the first indigenous settlers the Rangitane...(more)

RATA ESCAPE - Staveley, Mid Canterbury

Location: Staveley

A little over an hour's drive southwest of Christchurch, Rata Escape is a boutique holiday destination nestled in a native bush garden under striking Mount Somers. Rata Escape is within close reach of expansive high country and mountains for hiking and biking, pristine fishing rivers, lakes, ski fields and golf courses making it an outdoor paradise...(more)


Location: Christchurch

Take an exciting jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri river, a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse High Country Station, and a scenic tour through the breathtaking Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass National Park in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand on this thrilling day-tour. The return journey to Christchurch is on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train...(more)


Location: Canterbury

Come and enjoy the wide open spaces around Hanmer Springs as you gain control of our exciting four-wheel quad bikes. Experience challenging terrain, with river crossings, mud, dust, dirt and excitement aplenty. Quad bike trips are fully guided. Small and large quad bikes available, with manual and auto options. Great fun to be had by the whole family...(more)

4WD EXPEDITIONS - Queenstown

Location: Otago

4WD Expeditions invite you on an authentic high country experience. We offer single and multi day fully guided passenger tours, 4WD tag along tours - where you drive, and photography location tours. Have an authentic high country experience. Bring, rent or jump in my 4 wheel drive and explore the South Islands breathtakingly beautiful and remote locations...(more)


ON YER BIKE - Greymouth, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Greymouth

On Yer Bike offers fully-guided off road adventures on a range of awesome machinery including quads, buggies, ex-military hagglunds, and more! We can cater for individuals, couples, groups, and children. Ranked #1 Outdoor activity on the West Coast by Tripadvisor. Our self-drive machines are built to go places you never thought were possible!..(more)

ALPINE SAFARI TOUR - Christchurch, Canterbury

Location: Christchurch

This stunning day tour features the world famous TranzAlpine train journey as well as a Jet Boat ride and a Four Wheel Drive "Unimog" high country safari. Great for people of all ages. Departing from Christchurch, then travelling across the Canterbury Plains, you'll journey through Arthurs Pass and right into the heart of the National Park. Delicious lunch included...(more)


Location: Nelson

Experience the amazing landscapes of the Marlborough high country. Options include day tours, guided cycle tours, cruise ship shore excursions, small-group multiday heritage tours, Marlborough winery tours and self-drive 4WD tours. With 30 years' experience owners Geoff and Lee, and their local guides offer a variety of excursions that explore the beautiful Blenheim, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and West Coast regions...(more)


Location: Wellington - Waikanae

Capital Personalised Tours invites you to witness the sights of the Capital city up close and personal, before experiencing the beauty of the coastline encompassing Wellington. Travelling in a luxury 4WD, we offer a range of personalised tours to ensure you get the most out of your visit. We also have Wellington movie tours, sightseeing & city tours...(more)


Location: Queenstown

Explore remote alpine and high country with Private Discovery Tours. Full-day tour to the ultimate photography location - Dart River Valley. Diamond Lake and LOTR movie sites. Chinaman's Bluff offers a bush walk through forest to braided Dart River or enjoy a High Country Station experience, 15,000-acre sheep and cattle organic farm. Exclusive access to Mt Earnslaw. Small Groups Guaranteed...(more)

QUEENSTOWN EXPEDITIONS - Glenorchy, Queenstown - Otago

Location: Otago

Queenstown Expeditions provide a glass-roof 4WD tour vehicle has been made for your comfort on our New Zealand roads. In the morning discover The Old Gold Trail in Central Otago. In the afternoon visit the paradise of Glenorchy with the best scenery in the world. Locally owned and operated, our staff are all Kiwis with local knowledge...(more)



Location: Queenstown

Discover the Routeburn Track, Nature Walks, Lord of the Rings movie location sights in Middle Earth, and the Paradise Valley Glenorchy near Queenstown. Luxury 4WD vehicles make remote country easily and comfortably accessible. Small group size of 4 people ensures your personal attention and service..(more)


Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

The latest experience from Southern Discoveries in Queenstown. Beautiful, isolated and authentic, this experience is not to be missed! Mt NIC high country experiences include a scenic Lake Cruise on Spirit of Queenstown. Complete the experience with a Woolshed tour, 4WD Safari or half day walk and see a part of NZ that few locals or visitors have ever experienced...(more)


Location: West Coast

Easy Rides on the West Coast Rail Trail, West of the Southern Alps in the South Island. From half-day up to four day rides. Use our FREE Ride Planner to make a DIY ride plan or all-inclusive package to make your cycle trip easy and comfortable. We organise accommodation, provide bikes, cycle gear, shift your luggage daily providing shuttles, guides...(more)


Location: Luggate

Situated on 2,000 hectares of private land, but located only 7km from central Wanaka, Criffel Station Woolshed offers a stunning backdrop for open air conferences and meetings, incentive groups, corporate events, staff retreats, and team building. Farm tours: Enjoy an informative and hands-on introduction to deer farming, beekeeping and authentic Kiwi farm life...(more)


Location: Otago

Learn about landscape photography from multi award-winning Grand Master and Canon Master Photographers: Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford. Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography specialise in teaching the photographic techniques involved in capturing the essence of a place, in creative as well as traditional ways...(more)


FLOWERPOT BAY LODGE - Pitt Island, Chatham Islands

Location: NZ Outlying Islands - Chatham Islands

Flowerpot Bay Lodge is a brand new boutique lodge featuring luxury accommodation with private balconies and extensive guest facilities. Located on Pitt Island, enjoy a full range of nature activities or just relax and enjoy one of the best and first sunsets in the World. The perfect escape to relax and unwind - the way life used to be...(more)

4x4 ADVENTURES - LORD OF THE RINGS TOURS - Christchurch, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Broken River

Exclusive chauffeured / guided off-road Lord of the Rings and Custom Made tours departing Christchurch. From one day to six weeks throughout the Southern Alps and South Island. Friendly experienced hosts, small groups (Min 2, max 8). Stunning views guaranteed, no crowds or coaches, unlimited photo stops, delicious meals/refreshments and homely Kiwi accommodation. We provide exclusive quality, not quantity...(more)


Location: South Island

Join us on a journey in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station. Visit the most stunning and recognisable LOTR locations on this exciting day—Edoras! Tour includes a champagne picnic lunch and entertaining commentary from local kiwi guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day...(more)


Location: New Zealand

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Tours invite you on their Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Experience. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area...(more)


Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Visit the heart of Middle-earth and explore one of the most geographically diverse regions of New Zealand on a small group, personal, wildlife and scenic tour. LOTR and the Hobbit movie location viewing. Small group. Toyota Landcruiser or Land Rover 4WD transport. Visit Mount Earnslaw Station, a 130-year-old working farm...(more)

CASTAWAYS RESORT - Waiuku, Auckland

Location: Auckland - South

Set on the cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, Auckland, Castaways Resort offers stunning ocean front views, onsite accommodation for up to 80 guests, a cliff top restaurant, gorgeous Day Spa, onsite activities, multiple function venues and friendly professional service. Wonderful for weekend escapes, group getaways, celebrations, classic or boutique weddings and successful corporate events...(more)

ULTIMATE SAND SAFARIS - Kaitaia, Northland

Location: Northland - Kaitaia

Ultimate Sand Safaris offers 2½ hours 4x4 guided Ahipara Reef tours. Drive along Ahipara rocky shore and across various terrains all the way to the tallest Ahipara sand dunes in ready-for-action Can-Am SSV’s. Sand boarding optional. 2-seater or 4-seater vehicles. From $100.00 per person. Bookings essential. Tide and weather dependent. Full driving licence required...(more)