4WD Bush Safari at Off Road NZ

Mamaku, New Zealand

From US$70.36

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get out of your comfort zone on this challenging Bush Safari from Rotorua. This self-drive experience by 4-passenger 4WD vehicle takes you over steep climbs and descents, with guided instruction via two-way radio as you navigate waterfalls, lunges and tunnels. Upgrade to include a 4x4 Monster Thrill Ride or Raceline Karting, or do all three. Safety briefing and equipment are provided.
  • The ultimate self drive off road experience
  • Conquer the challenging trails in a 4WD vehicle
  • Have access to your full trained instructor via a 2-way radio
  • Safety briefing and equipment are provided

What's Included

  • 4WD Suzuki Jimny with CB Radio
  • Professional Guide/ Instructor
  • Full Safety briefing and all safety equipment
  • Umbrella (if required), no other wet weather gear required
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 193 Amoore Road
    193 Amoore Road, Mamaku 3072, New Zealand

    Drive north from Rotorua on SH5. You will pass the Agrodome. Drive approx 15 minutes until you reach the top of the hills and the road straightens and flattens out. Take Maraeroa Rd on the left, travel 2 km and turn right into Amoore Road. Follow the signs to Off Road NZ.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Rotorua at your selected time to begin the Bush Safari, the ultimate 4WD self-drive adventure. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your 4x4 vehicle and veer off-road over thrilling terrain while under the watchful eye of a fully trained instructor who communicates with you via 2-way radio. 

Conquer challenging trails as you maneuver the 4-passenger vehicle along native rain forest and dirt paths including steep climbs, descents, tight twists and bends.

Add on another adventure with optional Raceline Karting, a Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride or both.

Freak of Nature: Combine your 4WD Bush Safari with a Monster 4x4 Thrill Ride. Ride with a professional driver at the helm of your monster truck equipped with a roll cage and gigantic tires that power up and down nearly vertical slopes.

Driver’s Obsession: Before your 4WD Bush Safari, start with Raceline Karting in Rotorua. Experience kart racing on the longest circuit in New Zealand. Take the driver’s seat and steer around hairpin curves at speeds up to 60 mph (100 kph).

The Ultimatum: Experience the ultimate in adventure with all three activities described above.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum four people per vehicle
  • Drivers must have current drivers license from country of origin
  • Those without a driver's license can participate as passengers
  • Children under the age of 5 go free - personal car seats required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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26 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-5 of 26 reviews
Nicola_A, May 2022
Great experience enjoyed soooo much going back to do the other experiences for my birthday in June totally recommend
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Nicola Thank you very much for the 5 Star review, we are glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again in June. Regards Treena
As newcomers to 4WD, we had a great...
Bronwyn B, Jan 2016
As newcomers to 4WD, we had a great time on this tour. Our guide was really good at talking us through everything, and making sure we felt confident and secure in what we were doing. We were raving about to all our friends for the next few days.
Wow. I got the adrenaline rush on...
Paul C, Nov 2015
Wow. I got the adrenaline rush on this. My guide, Brendan made it more fun and gave good advice. There was a few of the obstacles I thought oh oh, what have I let myself in for, but was over before I knew it
Excellent, tracks for all levels of...
Desmond B, Jan 2012
Excellent, tracks for all levels of driver experience, very glad we did this one. Well guided
I've never been quite the adventurous...
Joanne T, Jan 2008
I've never been quite the adventurous type so I was a little concerned about taking this trip however there was absolutely no need to worry as it looked much more difficult than what it was! I absolutely loved the challenge and felt so proud of myself when I completed it. I would LOVE to take this trip again. Absolute highlight of my trip to Rotorua.

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